JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2014) – The 2014-15 ETSU baseball season got underway last Friday as the Bucs opened their fall campaign at Thomas Stadium.
The Bucs opened the season working on drills, while also holding a pair of scrimmages over the weekend at Thomas Stadium.
“It was great to kick off our fall season this past Friday,” said head coach Tony Skole. “To begin the semester, we had two outstanding weeks of individual skill instruction with our players, and our coaching staff was excited to finally bring everyone together as a team. We scrimmaged twice last weekend and I was very pleased with many individual performances, but was most excited about the energy and enthusiasm which was displayed. We have a long way to go in the process, but our coaching staff is very optimistic about this ball club.”
ETSU returns 21 players from last season’s squad that advanced to the A-Sun Tournament, while coach Skole and his staff brought in 21 newcomers. In addition, six starting position players from last year return, while two of the Bucs’ three weekend starting pitchers from 2013 are back as well.
“With so many new players, the rate of learning for them has really been accelerated, but these guys are doing a great job improving each time we take the field,” said Skole. “I know a few of them feel like they are drinking water out of a fire hose right now. But as they become more comfortable with our system, the game will eventually slow down for them and their abilities will take over.”
The Bucs will be back in action this weekend as ETSU holds three scrimmages at Thomas Stadium. Below are the dates and times:
Friday, Sept. 12 – 3:05 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13 – 11:05 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 14 – 1:05 p.m.
*Please note, scrimmages are free and open to the public
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