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Buccaneer Baseball defeats West Virginia, 7-4
Friday, March 04, 2005
The Bucs (7-0) took the early lead in the bottom of the first as junior outfielder Shane Byrne (
ETSU took the lead for good in the bottom of the third, putting two runs on the board. Senior second baseman Nick Crowe (
The Bucs added a run to their lead in the bottom of the fifth. Byrne led off the inning with a double to right-center, then advanced to third on a ground out by
The Mountaineers cut into the Buccaneer lead with a run in the top of the sixth. Michael Burger hit a one-out single to center, then came home as Justin Jenkins doubled to center.
ETSU responded immediately with another run in the bottom of the sixth. Junior designated hitter Josiah Glafenhein (
The two teams traded runs over the next two innings as both the Bucs and Mountaineers scored single runs in both the seventh and eighth innings.
For the Bucs, junior third baseman Greg Roberts (
Buccaneer junior righty Jeremy Hall (
"Jeremy gave us a great performance on a difficult day to pitch," said ETSU head coach Tony Skole following the game.
Mark Wyner was charged with the loss (0-1) for
The Bucs were led by Byrne, who went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Crowe went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.
"Shane (Byrne) and Nick (Crowe) had great days at the plate, giving us some big hits," commented Skole.
"The Mountaineers are a talented team," said Skole. "We made some mistakes today, and we were fortunate to win."The Bucs and Mountaineers return to action tomorrow afternoon for game two of their three-game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for from
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