Skole wins 400th career game as the Bucs sweep Campbell 13-9
Skole wins 400th career game as the Bucs sweep Campbell 13-9
Sunday, May 15, 2011
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 14, 2011) - Sophomore Andrew Green (Powell, Tenn.) increased his hit streak to 13-games as the ETSU baseball team completed the sweep of Campbell 13-9 Saturday night giving head coach Tony Skole his 400th career victory.
 
The sweep is the second straight at home as the Bucs (34-17, 15-10 A-Sun) finished the home season with an eight-game home win streak. The 34 wins is the most under Skole, and is also the third most in school history behind the 1980 (39) and 1981 (44) teams.
 
ETSU posted the second most hits in conference play in 2011 with 18 on the night as senior Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.) became the first Buccaneer to reach the 300-hit plateau with his single in the seventh. Hoilman went 2-for-5 in the game with an RBI.
 
Green and Matthew Scruggs (Knoxville, Tenn.) led the way offensively for the Bucs as they were both perfect on the night. Green went 4-for-4 at the plate with a game-high four RBI and scored two runs, while Scruggs was 3-for-3 with a homer, scored three runs and drove in two.  
 
Senior Bo Burton (Kingsport, Tenn.) picked up his third win of the season limiting the Camels (16-35, 2-25 A-Sun) to three runs on six hits with three strikeouts and one walk.
 
Ryan Koopman suffered his ninth loss of the year for Campbell as he gave up eight runs on nine hits while striking out three with a walk.
 
The Camels grabbed a lead in the top of the first for the third straight game on a solo home run to right center by Cameron Nelson.
 
Bo Reeder (Cookeville, Tenn.) tied the game at 1-all in the bottom half of the frame on an RBI single through the right side of the infield.
 
In the next inning, the Bucs jumped in front 3-1 on a two-run double by John Long (Anderson, S.C.). Later in the inning, Long came around to score on a double Green to make the score 4-1.
 
Scruggs gave ETSU a 6-1 advantage in the bottom of the third as he sent his tenth home run of the season to left for a two-run homer.
 
Campbell got the Burton for only the second time in the contest in the fourth and fifth innings as the Camels cut the Buccaneer lead to 6-3 after a solo homer by Josh Holskey and a RBI single by Nelson.
 
The Bucs exploded for five runs on six hits in the bottom of the fifth to take an eight-run edge. A two-run double by Green highlighted the inning for ETSU.
 
In the top of the seventh, Campbell added two runs on a Holskey single to right field to make the score 11-5.
 
ETSU would get the two runs back in the bottom of the seventh as Green singled in his fourth run of the game followed by a Hoilman RBI single.
 
The Camels went on to add a run in the eighth and three in the ninth to cap the scoring in the contest.
 
The Bucs return to action on Tuesday at 6 p.m. as they head to Georgia Tech for a non-conference game. For more information on Buccaneer baseball, visit ETSUBucs.com or follow the Bucs on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ETSUAthletics.
 
ETSU 13, Campbell 8 (May 14, 2011 at Johnson City, Tenn.) (Game 2)
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CU............    100 110 213             -      9    14     2       (16-35, 2-25 A-Sun)
ETSU............   132 050 20x             -    13   18     1       (34-17, 15-10 A-Sun)
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Win - Bo Burton (3-4) Loss - Ryan Koopman (3-9)
HR - ETSU - Matthew Scruggs (10)
CU - Cameron Nelson (2); Josh Holskey (6)