Bucs look to bounce back this weekend against Bryant
Bryant (6-6)
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East Tennessee State (7-10)
3/14/2014 | Johnson City, Tenn. | Attendance: 425
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Win: SCHLITTER (2-1) 6.153345
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sunday’s game time moved to 12:05 p.m.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 13, 2014) – Coming off a pair of high-scoring setbacks, the ETSU baseball team looks to bounce back into the win column when the Bucs host Bryant in their final non-conference weekend series, beginning Friday night at Thomas Stadium.

GAME TIMES/PITCHING MATCHUPS

Friday – 7:05 p.m. – Game No. 17

RHP Austin Hutchison (1-1, 3.52) vs. RHP Craig Schlitter (1-1, 2.76)

Saturday – 2:05 p.m. – Game No. 18

RHP Jimmy Nesselt (2-1, 2.93) vs. RHP Kevin McAvoy (1-1, 6.46)

Sunday – 12:05 p.m. – Game No. 19

TBA vs. RHP Kyle Wilcox (0-0, 3.00)

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE BUCS

ETSU (7-9) is coming off a 17-11 loss at UNC Asheville on Wednesday afternoon at Greenwood Field.

The Bucs tied season highs for runs (11) and hits (14), but the Blue and Gold couldn’t rally back from a 14-run deficit.

Clinton Freeman (Jonesborough, Tenn.), Zach Thompson (Johnson City, Tenn.), Dylan Tritsch (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Zach Mize (Gainesville, Ga.) all provided ETSU with two-hit efforts, while Chris Riopedre (Miami, Fla.) homered in the losing effort. Riopedre (three RBI), Freeman (two RBI) and Thompson (two RBI) drove in seven of the 11 ETSU runs.

Seven of ETSU’s runs came with two outs; however, the Bucs were unable to get their leadoff hitter on in all nine innings.

ABOUT BRYANT

Bryant has played its first 11 games on the road and enter the weekend series with a 5-6 record.

The Bulldogs are coming off a pair of wins at North Carolina A&T on Tuesday and Wednesday, while taking a three-game series from USC Upstate two weeks ago.

Bryant has six players hitting above .300 with sophomore infielder Dan Cellucci leading the way with a .382 clip. Cellucci has 13 hits in 34 at-bats, along with five doubles and 11 runs scored.

The Bulldogs won the 2013 Northeast Conference Championship and went 1-2 in the Manhattan Regional (defeated Arkansas). Bryant was picked as the league favorite in 2014.

SERIES HISTORY

This marks the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

COVERAGE

Live stats will be available for this weekend’s series via StatBroadcast by visiting ETSUBucs.com. Fans can access live stats on their computers, mobile devices or tablets.

Live updates will also be posted on Twitter by following @ETSUAthletics and @ETSU_Baseball.

A LOOK AHEAD

ETSU plays a pair of midweek road games, beginning with a trip to Eastern Kentucky at Tuesday afternoon (3 p.m.). On Wednesday, the Blue and Gold travel to Western Carolina for a 5 p.m. first pitch.

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Nov 14 The Citadel 1
WBB ETSU 81 Final
Nov 14 University of North Carolina at Asheville 68
MBB ETSU 76 F
Nov 14 Valparaiso 90
VB ETSU 3 Macon, Ga.
Nov 15 Mercer University 1
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville Freedom Hall
Nov 22, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 23, 7:00 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament (Semifinals)
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 24, 7:00 p.m. Southern Conference Tournament (Championship)
MBB ETSU Rock Hill, S.C.
Nov 24, 7:00 p.m. Winthrop
WBB ETSU Terre Haute, Ind.
Nov 24, 8:00 p.m. Indiana State University
WBB ETSU Bloomington, Ind.
Nov 26, 2:00 p.m. Indiana University
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State