Bucs lose heartbreaker to #22 Ducks on walk-off, 7-6
Bo Burton
Bo Burton

Saturday, May 15, 2010

EUGENE, Ore. (May 15, 2010) -  Oregon rallied for two runs in the ninth, as the ETSU baseball team dropped a heartbreaker to the 22nd ranked Ducks 7-6 Saturday night at PK Park in Eugene, Ore.

 

Reliever Bo Burton (Kingsport, Tenn.) was great in relief for the Bucs (29-23, 14-10 A-Sun) despite taking the loss to fall to 7-5 on the season. Burton went 4.2 innings retiring 13 of 17 batters going into the ninth inning, while striking out four.

 

Madison Boer earned the win for Oregon (33-18, 10-11 Pac-10) going 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.

 

The Bucs were led offensively by third baseman Bo Reeder (Cookeville, Tenn.) and catcher Derek Trent (Kingsport, Tenn.) as they both went 2-4 on the night.

 

Oregon grabbed a 4-0 lead on four hits in the first inning highlighted by a RBI triple by Marcus Piazzissi.

 

The Ducs added a run in the third as Dylan Gavin came around to score from second on a single by shortstop Scott McGough to take a 5-0 lead.

 

ETSU got on the board in the fourth as Reeder crushed a three-run home run over the fence in right center to cut the Ducks lead to 5-3. The home run was the 18th of the season for Reeder.

 

Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.) brought the Bucs within a run, 5-4, in the eighth as he drove in Michael Gonzalez (Jupiter, Fla.) on a ball hit to short. In the next at bat, Trent singled to right scoring Andrew Green (Powell, Tenn.) and Hoilman to give the Buccaneers a 6-5 lead.

 

In the bottom of the ninth, Shawn Peterson singled through the right side scoring Andrew Mendenhall from second to tie the game at 6-all. Later in the inning, Mitch Karraker singled in the winning run of the game to make the final 7-6.

 

The Bucs are back in action tomorrow at 4 p.m. EST as they close out the series with Oregon. For more information on ETSU baseball and all other Buccaneer athletic news please visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

 

 

#22 Oregon 7, ETSU 6 (May 15, 2010 at Eugene, Ore.)
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ETSU............ 000  300  030   -  6    11     1       (29-23, 14-10 A-Sun)

Oregon......... 401  000  002   -  7    16     1       (33-18, 10-11 Pac-10)

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Pitchers: ETSU - Ben Booker; Bo Burton (4)

Oregon - Justin LaTempa; Joey Housey (8); Madison Boer (8)

Win - Madison Boer (3-1) Loss - Bo Burton (7-5)            

HR - ETSU - Bo Reeder (18)

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