Mountaineers come from behind to defeat Bucs 11-10
Thursday, April 22, 2010

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 21, 2010) - The ETSU baseball team dropped its third-straight game Wednesday night as the Bucs fell to Appalachian State 11-10 at Cardinal Park.


The Bucs (20-16, 9-6 A-Sun) were out hit 20-12 in the contest despite tying the school record with six home runs. Junior Bo Burton (Kingsport, Tenn.) was tabbed with his third loss after giving up one run on four hits in 2.0 innings of work.


ASU reliever Taylor Miller earned the win improving to 5-0 as he threw a scoreless seventh for the Mountaineers (27-8-1, 9-8-1 SoCon).


Offensively, first baseman Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.) led the way for the Bucs going 3-for-3 at the plate with two walks, two home runs, four RBI and scored four times. 


Junior Matthew Scruggs (Johnson City, Tenn.) led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run as he sent a pitch over the right field fence to give the Buccaneers an early 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, catcher Derek Trent (Kingsport, Tenn.) blasted a two-run home run to right to increase the ETSU lead to 3-0.


Second baseman Derek Niesman (Wellington, Fla.) deposited his second home run of the season over the fence in right in the second inning to give the Bucs a 4-0 lead.


Appalachian State evened the game at 4-all in the third scoring four runs on four hits including a RBI double by Jerod Faggart.


The Bucs jumped back in front 6-4 on the bottom half of the third on solo home runs by Hoilman and Bo Reeder (Cookeville, Tenn.).


ASU cut the Buccaneer lead to 6-5 in the fourth as Doug Jones came in to score on a single by Hector Crespo.


In the bottom half of the inning, with two on Hoilman crushed his second homer of the game over the fence in right for a three-run home run to extend the ETSU lead to 9-5.


A two-run single by Jason Wallace in the fifth brought the Mountaineers within two runs, 9-7.


After holding the Bucs scoreless in the fifth, ASU tied the game 9-9 in the sixth on a RBI double by Wes Hobson and a RBI single by David Towarnicky.


Freshman Kerry Doane (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) put ETSU back in front in the bottom of the  sixth as he singled in Hoilman to make the score 10-9.


The Mountaineers battled back to tie the game for the third time in the seventh as Ryan Stetson came in to score on a Hobson sac fly to center.


Appalachian State grabbed its first lead of the game in the eighth Faggart came in to score on a ball hit to second by Tyler Zupcic to make the score 11-10 Mountaineers.


Will Helms and Chris Patterson combined to throw a scorless eighth and ninth for the Mountaineers as Patterson picked up his 12th save of the year.


The Bucs are back in action Friday at 6 p.m. as they face Campbell in the first of three games in Buies Creek, N.C. Please visit for more information on ETSU baseball and all other Buccaneer athletic news.



Appalachian State 11, ETSU 10 (April 21, 2010 at Johnson City, Tenn.)
ASU............... 004  122  111      -     11   20  3  (27-8-1, 9-8-1 SoCon)

ETSU............ 312  301  000   - 10   12     1   (20-16, 9-6 A-Sun)

Pitchers: ETSU - Derek Bushey; Pete Whittingslow (3); Drew Story (3); Josh Means (5); Scott McNally (6); Joseph Timp (7); Bo Burton (8)

ASU - Ryan Arrowood; Seth Grant (3); Michael Brogan (4); Zach Joyce (6); Taylor Miller (7); Will Helms (8); Chris Patterson (8)

Win - Taylor Miller (5-0) Loss - Bo Burton (3-3) Save - Chris Patterson (12)

HR - ETSU - Matthew Scruggs (9); Derek Trent (10); Derek Niesman (2); Paul Hoilman 2(15); Bo Reeder (11)