Buies Creek, N.C. (March 24, 2006) - The ETSU baseball squad received two stellar pitching performances, and the bats came alive in game two as the Bucs swept a conference doubleheader from Campbell Friday evening at Taylor Field.
The sweep, coupled with Kennesaw State's victory over Mercer earlier in the night, moves ETSU into a tie with North Florida for first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
The Bucs (16-9, 6-2) jumped on Camel starter Jonathan Walker in the second inning, scoring three runs on four hits; all with two outs. Senior Blake Church (
The Camels (7-16, 2-6) loaded the bases in the fifth, but senior starter Jeremy Hall (
The Bucs offense parlayed the momentum from the fifth into a game-breaking four-run sixth inning for a 7-1 advantage. After a groundout to open the frame, three consecutive singles plated one run and chased
Hall (5-1) was masterful in the complete game victory, striking out eight and giving up just four hits. The Bucs touched up
After foin 2-for-4 in game one to extend his hitting streak, Lee was 0-for-5 in game two, snapping the streak at 13.
In game one, three Buccaneer pitchers surrendered 12 hits, but limited the Camels to two runs, lifting ETSU to the 3-2 victory.
The Bucs took a 2-0 lead with two runs in the first frame. Junior Stephen Douglas (
After right fielder Brandon Scott cut the lead in half with a lead-off homer in the first, Church restored the Bucs two-run lead with a solo home run in the second inning, his fifth of the season.
After the Camels cut the lead to 3-2, junior Caleb Glafenhein (
With runners on the corners and only one out in the seventh, Glafenhein induced designated hitter Ricky Howard to ground into the
The Buc pitchers held A-Sun leading hitter Mike Priest to an 0-for-2 day at the dish, snapping his conference-high 20-game hitting streak.
Junior Ryan Howe (