Bucs fall in extras to Radford, 9-8
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

RADFORD, Va. (April 27, 2010) - Radford got a walk-off single by Cory Turner in the tenth as the ETSU baseball team fell in extra innings to the Highlanders 9-8 Tuesday afternoon at Dedmon Center Park in Radford, Va.


Buccaneer reliever Bo Burton (Kingsport, Tenn.) was tabbed with the loss for the Bucs (22-18, 11-7 A-Sun) after giving up a run on one hit in two innings of work.


Jason Patten earned the win for the Highlanders (21-19, 8-7 Big South) after 2.0 innings of work to improve to 4-2 on the year.


ETSU was led offensively by First baseman Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.) and third baseman Bo Reeder (Cookeville, Tenn.). Hoilman was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs, while Reeder had two hits including a home runs and drove in two.


Hoilman gave the Bucs a 1-0 lead in the top of the first as he singled in Matthew Scruggs (Knoxville, Tenn.) from third.


Radford answered in the bottom half scoring two runs on a Matt Hillsinger RBI single and a Raphael Turner RBI double to take a 2-1 lead.


The Buccaneers roared back in the second to take a 6-2 lead scoring five runs on three hits highlighted by a two-run home run by Reeder. The home run was Reeder's 12th of the season.


Brett Mollenhauer cut into the ETSU lead in the bottom of the second driving in a run on a sac fly to center to make the score 6-3.


In the third, after a leadoff single and stolen base by left fielder Chas Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.), freshman Michael Gonzalez (Jupiter, Fla.) singled up the middle scoring Byrne to extend the ETSU lead to 7-3.


RU cut the lead to 7-4 in the bottom of the fourth as Alex Guerra came around to score on a Carl Travers single.


The ETSU lead was cut to 7-5 in the fifth as Hillsinger singled in Reggie Keen.


The Highlanders added a run in the sixth as Rick Hoogstraten scored on a ball hit to second by Mollenhauer to bring the score to 7-6.


Radford regained the lead in eighth as the Highlanders score two runs on a RBI single by Travers and a Buccaneer wild pitch to go ahead 8-7.


Freshman Kerry Doane (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) tied the game at 8-all in the top of the ninth as he singled to right scoring Hoilman from second.


In the bottom of the tenth, Cory Turner drove a pinch hit single into left scoring Guerra to make the final 9-8 Highlanders.


The Bucs are back in action tomorrow at 7 p.m. as they host Tennessee Tech. Please visit www.ETSUBucs.com for more information on ETSU baseball and all other Buccaneer athletic news.



Radford 9, ETSU 8 (10 innings)(April 27, 2010 at Radford, Va.)
ETSU............ 151  000  001  0  -      8    16      3      (22-18, 11-7 A-Sun)

RU................. 210  111  020  1  -      9    12      0      (21-19, 8-7 Big South)

Pitchers: ETSU - Derek Bushey; Scott McNally (6); Bo Burton (8) 

RU - Paul DeVito; Brad Wimmer (2); Derrick Brewer (5); Abram Williams (8); Jason Patten (9)

Win - Jason Patten (4-2) Loss - Bo Burton (3-4)    

HR - ETSU - Bo Reeder (12)