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ETSU baseball blasts the Bisons on Senior Day, 14-7
Saturday, May 16, 2009
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 16, 2009) - The ETSU baseball team powered out eight extra base hits as the Bucs defeated Lipscomb 14-7 on senior day Saturday at Cardinal Park.
The Bucs improve to 24-27 overall and 10-20 in conference play, while Lipscomb falls to 23-31 and 17-13 in league play.
Senior Dustin Plumlee (
ETSU had five starters with multiple hits as Paul Hoilman (
Justin Sanders was a perfect 5-for-5 for Lipscomb as he drove in three and had a double.
The Bisons took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a RBI single by catcher Chandler Wicks. Later in the inning, Wicks came in to score on a sac fly to center by centerfielder Allen Bolden to make the score 2-0.
ETSU exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the third on a solo home run to left by shortstop Garrett May (Roswell, Ga.), a three-run home run to left by Hoilman and a two-run shot to right by Reeder to take a 7-2 lead. Reeder's home run was the 15th on the season and ties the freshmen home run record set by Derek Trent (
The Bucs added another run in the bottom of the fourth as Hoilman drew a walk with the bases load to extend the lead to 8-2.
Lipscomb narrowed the gap in the top of the sixth scoring four runs on four hits to cut the lead to 8-6.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Bucs added four insurance runs on RBI a RBI single by
The Bisons added a run in the top of the eighth on a RBI single by first baseman Justin Sanders to make the score 12-7.
Hoilman hit his second home run of the day in the bottom of the eighth launching a solo shot over the fence in right center to extend the ETSU lead to 13-7. The Bucs added one more run in the inning on a RBI double by Reeder to make the final 14-7.
ETSU is back in action Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Melching Field in
ETSU 14, Lipscomb 7 (May 16, 2009 at
ETSU............ 007 100 42x - 14 13 1 (24-27, 10-20 A-Sun)
LU - Charles Williams; Davey Hackett (6); Kyle Tognazzini (7)
HR - ETSU - Garrett May (6); Paul Hoilman 2(17); Bo Reeder (15)
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