Bucs surge to fourth straight win, defeat Radford 22-10
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 24, 2010) -  The ETSU baseball team  picked up its fourth straight win as the Bucs exploded to win 22-10 over Radford in a non-conference game Wednesday afternoon at Cardinal Park.


The Bucs (14-4, 3-0 A-Sun) had 19 hits led by sophomore Bo Reeder (Cookeville, Tenn.) who was 4-for-5 with three home runs and seven RBI. Freshman Kerry Doane (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) also had a good day offensively as he went 5-for-6 at the dish scoring three runs and driving in one.


Pete Whittingslow (Kennesaw, Ga.) earned the win for the Buccaneers throwing 1.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts. The win was the first of the year for Whittingslow and snapped a seven-game win streak for the Highlanders.


RU starter Josh Constable was tabbed with the loss surrendering six runs (five earned) on five hits to fall to 1-1 on the year.


Radford took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second on a RBI single by Alex Guerra and a ball hit to first by Robert Lamas.


ETSU stormed back in the bottom of the second scoring eight runs on six hits highlighted by a solo home run and a two -run single by Reeder to make the score 8-2 Buccaneers. Reeder's home run to lead off the inning extended his hit streak to 21 games dating back to last season.


In the top of the third, the Highlanders cut the ETSU lead to 8-4 after a Reggie Keen RBI double and a Ryan Burgess sacrifice fly to left.


RU came within a run in the top of the fifth, as the Highlanders scored six runs on three hits including a two-run single by Keen.


The Bucs answered in the bottom half of the inning scoring nine runs on four hits as Reeder had two home runs and four RBI in the inning.


ETSU closed out the scoring in the seventh as first baseman Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.) sent his tenth home run of the year over the fence in right for a solo shot. Later in the inning, Trent came in to score on a RBI single by Doane to make the final 22-10.


The Bucs are back in action Friday at 7 p.m. as face Lipscomb in a three game conference series in Nashville, Tenn. Please visit www.ETSUBucs.com for more information on ETSU baseball and all other Buccaneer athletic news.


ETSU 22, Radford 10 (March 24, 2010 at Johnson City, Tenn.)
RU................. 022  060  000  - 10     7      5   (10-7)

ETSU............ 080  390  20x    - 22   19     4   (13-4)

Pitchers: ETSU - Josh Means; Derek Bushey (5); Pete Whittingslow (5); Kerry Doane (7); Scott McNally (9)

RU - Josh Constable; Derrick Brewer (2); Shane Pysh (4); Cassidy McDaniel (5); Brad Wimmer (8)

Win - Pete Whittingslow (1-0) Loss - Josh Constable (1-1)

HR - ETSU - Bo Reeder 3(6); Paul Hoilman (10)