ETSU Baseball gets swept by Kennesaw State, 8-2
Anthony Russell
Anthony Russell

Sunday, April 06, 2008

KENNESAW, Ga. (April 6, 2008) - The ETSU baseball team was swept by Kennesaw State Sunday afternoon at Stillwell Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga. as they dropped game three to the Owls, 8-2.

 

ETSU (6-24, 6-12) was out hit by Kennesaw 11-9 as the Bucs stranded nine runners and struck out seven times. The Bucs also committed four errors in the game leading to three unearned runs.

 

Kennesaw jumped out to a 2-0 lead as Jay Morrow drove in the runner from third on a grounder to second and Jace Whitmer hit a RBI double to left.

 

In the bottom of the fourth, the Owls would score three more runs on a single up the middle by Tyler Stubblefield and a sacrifice fly by Bucky Smith to make the score 5-0. The Bucs answered in the top of the fifth as Anthony Russell (Waldorf, Md.) would single up the middle scoring Chas Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.) from second.

 

Russell would drive in another run in the top of the seventh as he just missed his fourth home run of the series doubling off of the Bailey building in left field to bring in Troy Mendez (Roswell, Ga.) to cut the Owl lead to 5-2.

 

Kennesaw scored a run in the bottom of the seventh as Whitmer singled in a run to extend the Owl lead to 6-2. The Owls padded their lead in the bottom of the eighth as they would score a couple of runs on two Buc errors to make the score 8-2.

 

Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.), Russell and Byrne had good days offensively as Hoilman was 2-for-4. Russell was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while Byrne was 2-for-4 and scored a run.

 

The Bucs are back in action Tuesday as they will travel to Radford, Va. to take on the Radford Highlanders in a 3 p.m. contest.

 

Kennesaw State 8, ETSU 2 (April 6, 2008 at Kennesaw, Ga.)
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ETSU........000  010  100   -  2  9  4   (6-24, 6-12 A-Sun)

KSU.......... 200  200  02x   -  8  11  0    (15-16, 9-6 A-Sun)

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Pitchers: ETSU -  Josh Means; Drew Story (8)
KSU -  Justin Freeman; Bubba Blalock (9)

Win - Justin Freeman (3-3) Loss - Josh Means (1-5)

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