Excellence Realized: Looking back on a year to remember

ETSU athletics enjoyed a banner year of success over the last 365 days. Take a look back at this memorable year in "Excellence Realized," a story told though Adobe Spark.


Fifty Buccaneer student-athletes earn SoCon All-Academic honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (June 26, 2017) – ETSU had 50 student-athletes earn academic honors for the spring semester as the Southern Conference announced its all-academic awards on Monday.


Owenby earns ABCA/Rawlings All-Region honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 16, 2017) – For the second straight season, ETSU junior catcher Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) earned ABCA/Rawlings South All-Region First Team honors as the committee released the postseason awards earlier this week.


Owenby drafted by Atlanta Braves in 12th round

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 14, 2017) – East Tennessee State University junior catcher Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 12th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday. Owenby was the 350th overall pick.


ETSU baseball signs pair of junior college pitchers

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 31, 2017) – ETSU baseball head coach Tony Skole announced Wednesday the addition of two junior college right-handed pitchers that will be joining the Buccaneer squad for the 2018 season.


ETSU men earn second-straight Commissioner’s Cup

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 30, 2017) – With the completion of the spring seasons of league competition, the ETSU men’s programs were awarded its second-straight Southern Conference Commissioner’s Cup, which is the all-sport trophy that is presented to the conference’s best all-around men’s program.


Skole announces summer camp information

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 30, 2017) – ETSU baseball head coach Tony Skole announced Tuesday his 2017 summer camp information, which will be hosted at Thomas Stadium on June 12-15 and July 10-13.


Maher garners SoCon All-Tournament Team recognition

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 29, 2017) – Leading the ETSU baseball to an impressive Southern Conference Tournament run, Aaron Maher (Brentwood, Tenn.) was recognized on the All-Tournament Team for his performance at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.


ETSU concludes tournament run with 8-6 loss to Furman

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 27, 2017) – The Bucs were able to beat Samford 16-6 earlier on Saturday, but ETSU was eliminated from the Southern Conference Tournament later that night as Furman upended the Blue and Gold 8-6 in a fantastic battle at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.


Cardiac Bucs do it again; Maher's walk-off single rallies ETSU past VMI, 12-11

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 26, 2017) –The Cardiac Bucs did it again. For the second time in the Southern Conference Tournament presented by Holston Gases, the ETSU baseball team used some late-inning heroics as the Buccaneers scored three runs in the bottom of ninth - capped off by Aaron Maher's (Brentwood, Tenn.) walk-off single - to rally past VMI, 12-11, in an elimination game on Friday night at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.


Ninth inning comeback falls short as Bucs lose 6-4 to No. 3 UNCG

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 26, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team battled back-and-forth with No. 3 UNCG on Friday afternoon, but the Bucs’ ninth inning comeback fell short as they fell 6-4 to the Spartans in the Southern Conference Tournament presented by Holston Gases at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.


ETSU will continue SoCon Tournament play in winner’s bracket on Friday

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 25, 2017) – After opening the Southern Conference Tournament presented by Holston Gases with a comeback victory over No. 2 Western Carolina, ETSU will continue its stretch in the winner’s bracket at noon on Friday, May 26 as the Bucs take on No. 3 UNCG at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.


No. 7 ETSU completes comeback victory versus No. 2 Western Carolina, 8-6

GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 24, 2017) – Down to two outs in the game, the ETSU baseball team pulled out the improbable comeback victory as the Bucs plated five runs in the ninth inning to end the game by scoring seven unanswered runs to upset No. 2 Western Carolina 8-6 in the Southern Conference Tournament presented by Holston Gases at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.


No. 7 ETSU opens SoCon Tournament on Wednesday with No. 2 Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 23, 2017) – ETSU will open the Southern Conference Baseball Tournament presented by Holston Gases on Wednesday, May 24 at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C. at 4 p.m. as the Bucs take on Western Carolina.


Owenby, Smith named to All-Conference teams

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 22, 2017) – ETSU junior catcher Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) and freshman third baseman Cullen Smith (Lebanon, Tenn.) were both named to All-Southern Conference teams, which was announced by the league offices on Monday.


The Southern Conference finalizes tournament seedings

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 21, 2017) – After winning seven of the last nine games including six Southern Conference games to conclude the regular season, the ETSU baseball team was awarded the 7th seed in the SoCon Tournament presented by Holston Gases, which will take place May 23-28 at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.


Owenby named SoCon Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 21, 2017) – Leading the ETSU baseball team to its first Southern Conference series sweep of the season, junior catcher Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) was named the SoCon Player of the Week after batting .500 (7-for-14) including two home runs against VMI.


HOW SWEEP IT IS! Five-run seventh inning too much for VMI as the Bucs down Keydets 9-3

LEXINGTON, Va. (May 20, 2017) – How sweep it is! ETSU baseball completed the three-game sweep of VMI on Saturday as the Bucs downed the Keydets 9-3 behind a five-run seventh inning at Gray-Minor Stadium in Lexington, Va.


Offense explodes as the Bucs down Keydets to claim series

LEXINGTON, Va. (May 19, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team won the series at VMI on Friday as the Buccaneers’ offense exploded for 17 hits as the Bucs downed the Keydets 14-12 at Gray-Minor Stadium in Lexington, Va.


ETSU trio pounds out three hits each as ETSU defeats VMI 7-5

LEXINGTON, Va. (May 18, 2017) – Seeking a much needed series-opening victory, the ETSU baseball team defeated VMI 7-5 in Lexington, Va. on Thursday as three Buccaneers pounded out three hits each while Drew Korzybski (Knoxville, Tenn.) posted a solid outing out of the bullpen at Gray-Minor Stadium.


ETSU travels to VMI for pivotal SoCon series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 17, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team will travel to Lexington, Va. to square off with VMI for the final three games of the year. The crucial set against the Keydets begins May 18 at 6 p.m. at Gray-Minor Stadium.


Bucs edged by Bulldogs 6-4 in home finale

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 16, 2017) – To conclude its regular season home schedule, the ETSU baseball team was edged by UNC Asheville 6-4 on Tuesday at Thomas Stadium as the Bucs attempted a ninth inning comeback.


ETSU hosts UNC Asheville in final home game of the season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 15, 2017) – After posting a 4-1 record in the last five games, the ETSU baseball team will play its final home game of the season on Tuesday, May 16 as the Bucs host UNC Asheville at Thomas Stadium at 6:30 p.m.


Parker delivers two out, walk-off single to give ETSU series victory over Samford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 14, 2017) – Junior Hunter Parker (Chattanooga, Tenn.) delivered the game-winning, walk-off hit in the rubber match as the ETSU baseball team went on to defeat Samford 7-6 in the bottom of the ninth inning to claim the series over the Bulldogs at Thomas Stadium on Sunday afternoon.


Rowlett, Owenby combine for four extra-base hits as ETSU splits with Samford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 13, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team was able to win the second game of the double header on Saturday against Samford as the Bucs dropped game one 6-2, but they came back in the second game 10-8 to force a rubber match on Sunday at Thomas Stadium.


ETSU Baseball Series Opener vs. Samford Postponed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 12, 2017) – Due to pending inclement weather in the Tri-Cities region, the ETSU Baseball series opener against Samford is postponed.


ETSU hosts final home SoCon series this weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 11, 2017) – In the final Southern Conference home series of the season for the Bucs, the ETSU baseball team hosts Samford in a three-game set beginning Friday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Thomas Stadium.


Six-run seventh inning gives ETSU mid-week victory over Radford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 9, 2017) – In a game that didn’t see much offense until the final third of the match, the ETSU offense caught fire in the seventh inning by plating six runs en route to a 8-5 victory over Radford on Tuesday at Thomas Stadium in Johnson City, Tenn.


ETSU begins final home stand Tuesday with Radford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 8, 2017) – To begin the final home stand of the 2017 season, the ETSU baseball team will conclude its season series with Radford on Tuesday, May 9 at Thomas Stadium at 6:30 p.m.


Late heroics and a career milestone give the Bucs an extra inning victory

CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 7, 2017) – Behind Hagen Owenby’s (Knoxville, Tenn.) 200th career hit and two run home run in the ninth as well as Jammer Strickland’s (Knoxville, Tenn.) RBI double in the tenth inning, the ETSU baseball defeated The Citadel 10-9 in ten innings to claim the series finale in Charleston, S.C. on Sunday at Joe Riley Park.


Krieg, Gentry combine for 13 strikeouts as Bucs fall 4-1 to The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 6, 2017) – Golden Spikes Watch List finalist JP Sears limited the ETSU baseball lineup to two hits as he twirled a complete game where the Bucs fell 4-1 to The Citadel on Saturday at Joe Riley Park.


ETSU falls 7-5 to The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 5, 2017) – In game one of a three-game series in Charleston, S.C., the ETSU baseball team was out-matched by The Citadel as three Bulldogs posted three-hit games at Joe Riley Park on Friday highlighted by a two home run afternoon by Jonathan Sabo.


Bucs and Bulldogs square off this weekend in Charleston

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 4, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team travels to Charleston, S.C. to square off with The Citadel this weekend in a pivotal Southern Conference showdown beginning on Friday, May 5 at 4 p.m. at Joe Riley Park.


Rowlett connects with three hits as Bucs fall 9-2 at Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 2, 2017) – Despite senior Blake Rowlett (Clarksville, Tenn.) going a perfect 3-for-3 on Tuesday, the ETSU baseball team fell to Tennessee 9-2 on the road in Knoxville, Tenn. as the Vols scored multiple runs in three frames at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.


Baseball looks to win season series at Tennessee on Tuesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 1, 2017) – After dropping the second game of the season series with Tennessee at Smokies Park last week, the ETSU baseball team has its eyes set on winning the season series against the Vols as the Bucs will travel to Knoxville, Tenn. on Tuesday, May 2 for a 6 p.m. first pitch.


Ninth inning rally falls short in series finale with Wofford, 11-8

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 30, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team attempted a ninth inning comeback as the Bucs plated five runs in the final frame, but Wofford fended off the heavy attack as the Terriers claimed the series finale on Sunday 11-8 at Thomas Stadium.


ETSU allows five home runs as Wofford upends Bucs 14-5

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 29, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team dropped game two of the series with Wofford on Saturday at Thomas Stadium as the Terriers connected with five home runs as they went on to even the weekend series 1-1.


Parker knocks first career home run to power ETSU past Wofford 6-5

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 28, 2017) – Junior college transfer Hunter Parker (Chattanooga, Tenn.) made history on Friday night at Thomas Stadium as he connected with his first collegiate home run in the eighth inning, which powered ETSU past Wofford 6-5.


ETSU baseball returns to Thomas Stadium Friday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 27, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team looks to rebound in Southern Conference play as the Bucs return to Thomas Stadium to host a three-game series beginning April 28 against Wofford at 6:30 p.m.


Cook knocks three hits as Bucs fall to Tennessee 8-1 at Smokies Stadium

KODAK, Tenn. (April 26, 2017) – In the first-ever Smoky Mountain Challenge, the ETSU baseball team fell to Tennessee 8-1 at Smokies Stadium on Wednesday night in front of the biggest attendance for the Bucs this year – 3,351 fans.


ETSU falters in ninth inning as Mountaineers deliver walk-off homer

BOONE, N.C. (April 25, 2017) – In a back-and-forth battle, the ETSU baseball team faltered in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Mountaineers delivered a walk-off, solo home run at Smith Stadium to give Appalachian State the 8-7 victory on Tuesday in Boone, N.C.


Bucs ready for mid-week road contests: Smoky Mountain Challenge and Appalachian State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 24, 2017) – Winners of three straight mid-week games including Tennessee and Virginia Tech, the ETSU baseball team will put that streak to the test as the Bucs travel to Appalachian State on Tuesday at 5 p.m. followed by competing in the Smoky Mountain Challenge with Tennessee at Smokies Park on Wednesday at 6 p.m.


Bucs drop doubleheader at Furman

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 22, 2017) – After falling in game one of the series at Furman, the ETSU baseball team dropped the doubleheader – 11-4 and 6-3 - to conclude the series with the Paladins on Saturday at Latham Stadium in Greenville, S.C.


Win streak snapped in extra innings at Furman, 9-8

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 21, 2017) – Sporting a five-game winning streak, the ETSU baseball team saw that stretch come to an end in extra innings at Furman on Friday night as the Bucs fell 9-8 in ten innings at Latham Stadium in Greenville, S.C.


ETSU, Furman alters weekend schedule due to weather

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 21, 2017) – Due to impending weather in the Greenville, S.C. area, ETSU and Furman have decided to move Sunday’s game to a doubleheader on Saturday, April 22 beginning at 1 p.m. at Latham Stadium.


ETSU returns to conference play at Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 20, 2017) – Sporting a five-game winning streak, the ETSU baseball team will return to Southern Conference play as the Bucs travel to Furman for a three-game set beginning Friday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in Greenville, S.C.


Student-Athlete Spotlight: Peyton Taylor

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.- Adversity is something everyone faces in life. For ETSU fifth-year senior pitcher Peyton Taylor (Kingsport, Tenn.), the challenges he faced early in his Buccaneer career has helped mold him into a team captain for the 2017 season. Going from a talented high school position player and pitcher at nearby Dobyns-Bennett High School to a walk-on at East Tennessee State University, Taylor’s road to success has taken numerous twists and turns.


Bucs fend off high-powered Virginia Tech offense, 7-4

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 18, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team continued to stay hot as the Bucs defeated Virginia Tech 7-4 on Tuesday at Thomas Stadium to extend its win streak to five straight games to end the season-long home stand.


Bucs conclude season-long home stretch Tuesday with Virginia Tech

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 17, 2017) – Sporting a four-game winning streak, the ETSU baseball team will conclude its season-long home stretch against Virginia Tech on Tuesday, April 18 inside Thomas Stadium at 6:30 p.m.


BUCS SWEEP! ETSU rallies past William & Mary with a four-run eighth inning

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 15, 2017) – For the first time this season, the ETSU baseball team swept a three-game series as the Bucs rallied past William & Mary on Saturday afternoon 8-6 at Thomas Stadium.


Cook knocks four hits; Bucs win sixth series of the season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 14, 2017) – Chris Cook (Kingsport, Tenn.) powered the ETSU offense to its sixth series win of the season as the Bucs upended William & Mary 9-3 inside Thomas Stadium on Friday.


ETSU thrashes William & Mary 15-3 in series opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 13, 2017) – The ETSU offense, pitching and defense was nearly flawless in the series opener with William & Mary on Thursday at Thomas Stadium as the Bucs thrashed the Tribe 15-3 with the Blue and Gold pounding 17 hits and Ryan Simpler (Lewes, Del.) striking out a career-high 11 batters.


Bucs host non-conference series with William & Mary

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 12, 2017) – Fresh off a statement win against in-state rival Tennessee, the ETSU baseball team will host a non-conference series with William & Mary starting Thursday, April 13 at Thomas Stadium at 6:30 p.m.


Strong start lifts ETSU past Tennessee, 10-2

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 11, 2017) – Heading into its midweek battle with in-state rival Tennessee, ETSU head coach Tony Skole stressed the importance of his Buccaneers getting off to a strong start.


ETSU entertains in-state rival Tennessee on Tuesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 10, 2017) – After the first game between ETSU and Tennessee was rained out in early March, the Bucs and Volunteers are rescheduled to go head-to-head for the first time this season on Tuesday, April 11 at Thomas Stadium with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.


Bucs surrender four home runs in 11-6 battle

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 9, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team surrendered four home runs on Sunday at Thomas Stadium as Western Carolina out-muscled the Bucs 11-6 in the series finale.


Owenby clobbers two homers, but Bucs falter 9-6

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 8, 2017) – Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) clobbered two home runs, and Jammer Strickland (Knoxville, Tenn.) knocked his first home run at ETSU. However, the ETSU baseball team fell 9-6 in game two of the weekend series with Western Carolina at Thomas Stadium on Saturday.


ETSU falls 5-4 in 12 innings in series opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 7, 2017) – Despite out-hitting Western Carolina 11-8 and posting a strong starting pitching performance from Ryan Simpler (Lewes, Del.), the ETSU baseball team fell 5-4 in 12 innings on Friday at Thomas Stadium.


Bucs host Western Carolina for a three-game series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 6, 2017) – After ending its two-game losing skid on Tuesday with a 5-4 win over Appalachian State, the ETSU baseball team will host Western Carolina for a three-game set starting April 7 at Thomas Stadium.


ETSU Athletics announces “Legacy Day” planned for April 11th

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 5, 2017) – On Tuesday, April 11th, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will launch a special day of giving in support of Buccaneer student-athletes.


Bucs down Appalachian State, 5-4

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 4, 2017) – Caleb Longley (Cleveland, Tenn.) delivered the game-winning hit with an eighth-inning single, while Aaron Maher (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Chris Cook (Kingsport, Tenn.) held the Mountaineers scoreless over the final three innings as ETSU downed Appalachian State, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Thomas Stadium.


“Big Buccaneer Bash” Auction set for Saturday, April 8th

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 4, 2017) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host its annual “BIG Buccaneer Bash” Excellence Fund Auction in support of the program’s student-athletes this Saturday evening, April 8th at the ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletics Center.


Baseball welcomes Appalachian State to Thomas Stadium

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 3, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team – who has lost two straight mid-week games - looks to rebound as the Bucs welcome Appalachian State to Thomas Stadium on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.


ETSU falls in series finale with UNCG

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 2, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team tried to rally past UNCG on Sunday at Thomas Stadium, but the Spartans scored runs in eight straight innings to overpower the Bucs in the series finale 12-3.


Late rally falls short as Bucs fall 9-7

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 1, 2017) – Despite scoring five unanswered runs in the final two innings, the ETSU baseball team fell 9-7 on Saturday at Thomas Stadium as UNCG evened the series at 1-1.


Simpler’s gem stifles Spartans

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 31, 2017) – Facing the top offensive team in the country, ETSU’s Ryan Simpler (Lewes, Del.) silenced the Spartans as the junior right-hander recorded the Bucs’ first home shutout in nearly four year as the Bucs blanked UNC-Greensboro at Thomas Stadium Friday night.


Baseball begins season-long home swing Friday with UNCG

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 30, 2017) – After concluding its season-long road trip, the ETSU baseball team will begin its longest home stretch of the season as the Bucs host 12 straight games starting this weekend with Southern Conference rival UNCG on Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m.


ETSU falls in heart-breaking loss at Radford

RADFORD, Va. (March 28, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team grinded back into the game after giving up a pair of runs in the first inning by gaining its first lead of the game in the eighth frame. However, Radford delivered a two-out, walk-off triple down the right field line in the ninth to defeat the Bucs 4-3 on Tuesday at Radford Baseball Stadium.


ETSU ends season-long road swing with Radford on Tuesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 27, 2017) – After playing six straight road contests, the ETSU baseball team will conclude its season-long road swing as the Bucs will travel to Radford on Mach 28 for a 6 p.m. start.


Smith, Bucs ends Mercer’s win streak in series finale

MACON, Ga. (March 26, 2017) – With a second straight quality start from Blake Smith (Ninety Six, S.C.), the ETSU baseball team ended Mercer’s eight-game win streak on Sunday as the Bucs bested Mercer 9-2 in the series finale at OrthoGeorgia Park in Macon, Ga.


ETSU scores six unanswered but falls 10-6 to Mercer

MACON, Ga. (March 25, 2017) – Despite scoring six unanswered runs between the third to seventh innings, the ETSU baseball team fell 10-6 to Mercer on Saturday in Macon, Ga. as the Bears plated eight runs in the first two innings and two in the eighth frame to win game two of the series at OrthoGeorgia Park.


Bucs falter late in SoCon opener

MACON, Ga. (March 24, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team faltered late in the Southern Conference opener to Mercer as the Bears connected with a pair of home runs in the eighth inning to give Mercer the 5-2 win in Macon, Ga. on Friday.


ETSU baseball opens SoCon schedule with Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 23, 2017) – To start the Southern Conference schedule, ETSU baseball will travel to Macon, Ga. to take on reigning regular season champions Mercer this weekend at newly opened OrthoGeorgia Park.


Make-up dates announced for ETSU-Tennessee series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 23, 2017) – ETSU baseball head coach Tony Skole and his staff announced on Thursday the make-up dates for the Buccaneers’ series with Tennessee.


Smith named SoCon pitcher of the week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 20, 2017) – For the first time in two years, ETSU baseball had a pitcher of the week named by the Southern Conference as senior starting pitcher Blake Smith (Ninety Six, S.C.) had his name called by the league office on Monday for his complete game, shutout performance Sunday at Miami.


Bucs use strong pitching performances to win road series at Miami

OXFORD, Ohio (March 19, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team used dominating pitching performances to pick up a non-conference road series win at Miami University on Sunday.


ETSU battles but falls 4-2 to Miami

OXFORD, Ohio (March 18, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team battled in Oxford, Ohio on Saturday, but the Bucs fell 4-2 to Miami University at McKie Field in game one of the three-game series to the Redhawks.


ETSU, Miami alters weekend schedule due to weather

OXFORD, Ohio (March 17, 2017) – Due to impending weather in the Oxford, Ohio area, ETSU baseball and Miami University has postponed its game on Friday.


Baseball heads to Ohio for three-game set with Miami University

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 16, 2017) – After winning its fourth series of the season, ETSU baseball will carry that streak to Oxford, Ohio, as ETSU and Miami University will compete in a three-game set beginning on March 17 at McKie Field.


Wednesday’s Baseball game at UNC Asheville postponed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 14, 2017) – Due to winter-like weather returning across our region, Wednesday’s ETSU baseball game at UNC Asheville has been postponed.


Baseball reschedules Radford midweek game to May 9

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 13, 2017) – East Tennessee State University baseball head coach Tony Skole announced Monday that the Buccaneers’ home midweek game with Radford has been moved to Tuesday, May 9.


Bucs slip in series finale to Gardner-Webb, 5-1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 11, 2017) – Despite holding Gardner-Webb scoreless for seven innings on Saturday, the ETSU baseball team slipped 5-1 in game three of the series as the Bucs were held to a season-low five hits inside Thomas Stadium.


Pitching shines in double-header sweep of Gardner-Webb

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 10, 2017) – The ETSU pitching staff shined as the Bucs swept the double header against Gardner-Webb on Friday as the Bucs won game one 19-4 and game two 5-4 at Thomas Stadium.


Owenby named to Johnny Bench watch list

WICHITA, Ks. (March 10, 2017) – For the second straight season, junior catcher Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) was named to the Johnny Bench Award watch list, which awards the best NCAA Division I catcher.


ETSU athletics announces “Embrace Excellence Initiatives”

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 9, 2017) – During a gathering inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center Thursday afternoon, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics unveiled innovative fund-raising initiatives aimed at improving facilities and developing new resources that will provide opportunities for student-athletes throughout the Buccaneers program.


Skole announces schedule changes for Gardner-Webb series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 9, 2017) – Announced Thursday afternoon, ETSU baseball head coach Tony Skole announced schedule changes prior to the weekend series with Gardner-Webb at Thomas Stadium.


ETSU slips 9-3 in mid-week match with Marshall

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 8, 2017) – The Bucs couldn’t get the clutch hit on Wednesday against Marshall as ETSU baseball fell 9-3 and were held hitless in eight chances with runners in scoring position at Thomas Stadium.


ETSU-Tennessee baseball game postponed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 7, 2017) – Due to inclement weather expected to hit the Tri-Cities region this afternoon, ETSU baseball head coach Tony Skole announced Tuesday morning that the Buccaneers’ home game versus Tennessee has been postponed.


ETSU returns home for midweek baseball

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – Coming off its first road series of the season, the ETSU baseball team returns to Thomas Stadium as the Bucs open a five-game homestand this week.


Bucs fall in extras 13-12 to Florida A&M

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 5, 2017) – Despite leading 12-3 heading into the bottom of the ninth, the ETSU baseball team let up 10 unanswered runs including nine in the ninth inning as the Bucs fell in extra innings 13-12 on Sunday afternoon at Moore-Kittles Field.


Late rally powers Bucs past FAMU 10-8

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 4, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team outscored Florida A&M 5-1 after the sixth inning as the Bucs powered past the Rattlers 10-8 on Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee, Fla. to end the Rattler’s six-game win streak.


Bucs score first but fall late in 7-3 loss to Florida A&M

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 3, 2017) – After scoring a pair of runs early, the ETSU baseball team fell late in the game as Florida A&M scored four unanswered runs en route to a 7-3 win in Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday.


Baseball heads to Florida A&M for first road series of the season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 2, 2017) – Following three straight series victories, ETSU baseball will look to make it four consecutive as the Bucs travel to Florida A&M for its first road series of the season.


Win streak comes to an end as Bucs fall 11-1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2017) – After winning five consecutive games and looking to sweep the series against Western Michigan, the ETSU baseball team fell 11-1 on Sunday at Thomas Stadium.


ETSU wins third-straight series as Bucs down Western Michigan 12-8

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2017) – In the third-straight series win of the season, ETSU baseball bested Western Michigan on Saturday 12-8 as eight of the nine ETSU starters posted a hit on the game at Thomas Stadium.


Early offense pivotal in 12-7 win over Broncos

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2017) – Scoring eight runs in the first two innings for ETSU baseball was enough as the Bucs went on to defeat Western Michigan 12-7 on Friday at Thomas Stadium for the fourth straight victory for the Blue and Gold.


ETSU baseball hosts Western Michigan for a weekend series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Following two series wins to open the 2017 season, the ETSU baseball team will look to take another series victory as the Bucs take on Western Michigan at Thomas Stadium for a three game set starting on Friday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.


Rowlett’s walk-off homer leads ETSU to two-game sweep of Oakland

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2017) – Just call them the comeback kids! For the second time in three games, the ETSU baseball team delivered a walk-off hit as senior Blake Rowlett (Clarksville, Tenn.) finished the extra inning affair on Wednesday with a two-run home run to right to lift ETSU past Oakland 9-7 at Thomas Stadium.


Bucs score 10 unanswered to ground Grizzlies, 10-2

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team got six strong innings from starting pitcher Drew Korzkybski (Knoxville, Tenn.), while the offense scored 10 unanswered runs to ground the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 10-2, on Tuesday afternoon at Thomas Stadium.


Bucs entertain Oakland University in mid-week clash

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2017) – After winning its fourth season opening series in the last five years, the ETSU baseball team looks to build on that momentum as the Bucs welcome Oakland University to Johnson City for a two-game series starting on Feb. 21 at Thomas Stadium.


Cook earns SoCon Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 20, 2017) – After mashing double-digit hits in the season opening series with Central Michigan, red-shirt junior Chris Cook (Kingsport, Tenn.) earned Southern Conference player of the week honors after batting .769 with nine runs scored and four extra base hits in the series.


Bailey’s late heroics give ETSU extra inning victory over Chippewas

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2017) – Junior Christian Bailey (Kingsport, Tenn.) was ETSU baseball’s hero in the series finale with Central Michigan on Sunday as he provided the walk-off hit in extra innings at Thomas Stadium. The Kingsport, Tenn. native made a gutsy dash for home plate in the ninth inning with two outs to give the Bucs the game tying run to push the game into extras. Bailey not only scored the game-winning run, but he slapped the game-winning, walk-off hit in the bottom of the 10th to give ETSU the 2017 opening series win over the Chippewas.


Late rally falls short as Chippewas even series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2017) – The ETSU baseball team attempted a late rally in the ninth, but the Bucs couldn’t muster up a game-tying run to fall 8-7 to Central Michigan in game two of the 2017 opening series on Saturday at Thomas Stadium.


ETSU’s bats surge past Central Michigan in season opener, 18-6

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 17, 2017) – After the long wait for the 2017 season, ETSU baseball returned to the diamond on Friday and did so with a dominating 18-6 win over Central Michigan at Thomas Stadium. Aaron Maher (Brentwood, Tenn.), Chris Cook (Kingsport, Tenn.), and Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) led the surge for the Bucs as the “Triple Threat” combined for eight hits, eight runs, six RBIs, a double and a home run in the huge win over the Chippewas.


ETSU opens season Friday at Thomas Stadium versus Central Michigan

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Opening day is almost here! ETSU baseball opens its long awaited 2017 season opener on Friday, Feb. 16 at Thomas Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. against Central Michigan.


Skole announces captains for 2017 season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 13, 2017) – On Monday, ETSU baseball head coach Tony Skole officially announced the captains for the 2017 season: Connor Bartow (Jonesborough, Tenn.), Chris Cook (Kingsport, Tenn.), Aaron Maher (Brentwood, Tenn.), Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Peyton Taylor (Kingsport, Tenn.).


Owenby named SoCon Preseason Player of the Year

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2017) – Between D1Baseball.com and the Southern Conference, the ETSU baseball team totaled two Player of the Year awards, four top prospects and two All-Conference honors.


Dwyer joins ETSU baseball coaching staff

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Head coach Tony Skole announced on Monday the addition of Sean Dwyer who will join as an assistant coach for outfielders, first basemen and hitters for ETSU baseball.


Baseball preps for Opening Day

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2017) – With school a week into the spring semester, the ETSU baseball team has been hard at work for several weeks as it prepares for its opening weekend against Central Michigan on February 17 at Thomas Stadium


Owenby earns Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-American honors

TUCSON, Ariz. (Dec. 20, 2016) – East Tennessee State University junior catcher Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) was tabbed Second Team Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball, which was announced this week.


Bucs release 2017 baseball schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2016) – ETSU baseball head coach Tony Skole released the Bucs’ 2017 schedule on Friday.


Baseball inks seven during signing period

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2016) – ETSU baseball head coach Tony Skole and his staff announced on Monday that seven future Buccaneers have signed their national letter of intent to join the Blue and Gold in the fall of 2017.


ETSU Baseball makes visit to Southside Elementary

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2016) – Members of the ETSU baseball team made a trip to Southside Elementary on Tuesday to visit Mrs. Lindsay’s third grade class.


Bucs host annual MLB Scout Day

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2016) – The ETSU baseball team hosted its annual Scout Day on Monday where eligible Buccaneer players showcased their talents in front of MLB scouts at Thomas Stadium.


Skole names Zach Lucas assistant coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2016) – ETSU head baseball coach Tony Skole announced Tuesday that Zach Lucas has been named the Buccaneers’ new assistant coach for this upcoming 2017 season.


Blue rallies past Gold to clinch World Series title

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2016) – Junior outfielder Aaron Maher (Brentwood, Tenn.) went 3-for-5 with four RBI and freshman catcher Jackson Greer (Knoxville, Tenn.) drove in the game-winning run with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth en route to lifting the Blue Team to an 11-10 series-clinching win over Gold on Wednesday night in the ETSU Blue-Gold World Series from Thomas Stadium.


Blue Team takes 2-1 lead in Blue/Gold World Series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Despite dropping the opening game of the Blue/Gold World series last Thursday, the Blue Team fought back by winning games two and three of the Fall Classic to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series over the weekend at Thomas Stadium.


Gold rallies past Blue in opener of Fall Classic, 6-5

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2016) – Four different pitchers combined for 10 strikeouts, while junior catcher Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) belted a deep home run to straightaway center as the Gold Team rallied past by Blue, 6-5, in game one of the Blue/Gold World Series on Wednesday at Thomas Stadium.


Owenby, Cook and Maher return to ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 15, 2016) – After a month of angst and anticipation, the ETSU baseball program received a huge boost to its 2016-17 roster on Friday.


STORIFY: A LOOK BACK AT OWENBY'S WIN IN OMAHA

OMAHA, Neb. (July 4, 2016) – Recapture Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) winning the 2016 TD Ameritrade Home Run Derby via ETSU Athletics’ Storify.


Owenby wins 2016 TD Ameritrade Home Run Derby

OMAHA, Neb. (July 3, 2016) – The ETSU Baseball program is officially labeled “Home Run University.”