Owls defeat Bucs in conference opener, 14-7
Paul Hoilman
Paul Hoilman

Friday, March 06, 2009

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 6, 2009) - The ETSU baseball team was defeated by Kennesaw State Friday night at Cardinal Park in the conference opener, 14-7.


Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.) got the Bucs (4-3, 0-1 A-Sun) on the board in the bottom of the first as he doubled to left bringing in Jacob Fabry (Chattanooga, Tenn.) to make the score 1-0. Danny Petro (Atlanta, Ga.) added another run in the inning as he double to right scoring Hoilman to give ETSU a 2-0 lead.


In the top of the second, Curtis Van Wyck cut into the Buccaneer lead as he homered over the fence in right to make the score 2-1.


The Owls took the lead in the top of the third as Kennesaw State  scored six runs on six hits to take a 7-2 lead.


The Bucs got back a run in the bottom of the third as Bo Reeder (Cookeville, Tenn.) hit a towering solo home run over the fence in left center to cut the Owl lead to 7-3.


ETSU continued to scratch away at the Kennesaw State lead in the bottom of the sixth as Hoilman scored on an Owl error to make the score 7-4. Later in the inning, Ben Allen (Kingsport, Tenn.) crushed a three-run home run over the fence in right center to tie the game at 7-all.


Kennesaw State answered in the top of the seventh as they jumped back out in front 10-7 on a two-run single by Andrew Martin and an RBI single by Jordan Craft.


In the top of the eight, the Owls added a couple insurance runs on a Van Wyck two-run double and an ETSU error to make the score 13-7.


Jace Whitmer added another run in the top of the ninth on an RBI single to make the final 14-7.


The Bucs are back in action tomorrow at 1 p.m. as they face Kennesaw State in a doubleheader to close out the series. Please visit www.ETSUBucs.com for more information on ETSU baseball and all other Buccaneer athletic news.


Kennesaw State 14, ETSU 7 (March 6, 2009 at Johnson City, Tenn.)
KSU............... 016  000  331   -  14  16  2  (4-4, 2-1 A-Sun)

ETSU............ 201  004  000   -  7     6   2  (4-3, 0-1 A-Sun)

Pitchers: ETSU - Chas Byrne; Drew Story (6); Dustin Plumlee (7); Darren Caldwell (8)

WU - Kyle Heckathorn; Justin Edwards (7)
Win - Kyle Heckathorn(1-0) Loss - Drew Story (0-1) Save - Justin Edwards

HR - ETSU - Bo Reeder (3); Ben Allen (2)

KSU - Curtis Van Wyck (2)

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