BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (Mar. 18, 2007) - Freshman catcher Danny Petro (Atlanta, Ga.) hit his first career home run, a three-run ninth inning blast to left field, as the Bucs rallied from five runs down Sunday afternoon, completing a three-game sweep of Atlantic Sun Conference foe Gardner-Webb at Varsity Field, 10-8
Trailing 8-5 entering the final frame, senior Michael Courtney (
The Bulldogs (10-14, 0-3) took the first inning lead, stringing together three consecutive seeing-eye singles off ETSU starter Caleb Glafenhein (
Trailing 4-0 entering the sixth, the Bucs (15-7, 3-0) scored three times, cutting the lead to one. Self started the rally with a bases loaded sacrifice fly, scoring sophomore Ben Allen (
Gardner-Webb restored its lead in the bottom of the inning with a series of singles, bunts and stolen bases. Drewery led off the inning with a single to center, and advanced to second on pinch hitter Jon Crockett's bunt hit. After a Matt Rizzuto sacrifice bunt moved the runners to second and third, Jonathan Ahearn reached on a bunt single, driving in Drewery. After Crockett stole home, Daniel Cooke executed the suicide squeeze, scoring Ahearn.
ETSU trailed 8-3 in the eighth when junior Anthony Russell (
Junior Jimmy Tidwell (
The Bucs return to action Tuesday, March 20 taking on Appalachian State in