Errors Hinder Bucs in 7-4 Setback to Rider

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2020) — After their first shutout win of the season, the ETSU baseball team was unable to keep their scoreless streak alive after the Rider Broncs struck early in Saturday’s contest. The Bucs fell to Rider 7-4 after their late-inning comeback fell short.


Knack Dominates Broncs in 7-0 Victory

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2020) — After an 11-strikeout outing to start the season, Landon Knack (Johnson City, Tenn.) was back on the mound today and dominated once again. In the ETSU baseball team’s Friday afternoon 7-0 victory over the Rider Broncs, Knack took a perfect game into the seventh inning and delivered a career-best 12 strikeouts, one hit and allowed no runs in seven innings of work.


Bucs Host Broncs in Weekend Series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2020) — ETSU’s baseball team is set to continue their 2020 home slate this weekend as they host Rider University. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Thomas Stadium.


Bucs Drop First Road Contest of 2020

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Feb. 18, 2020) —After an hour and a half delay due to weather, ETSU’s baseball team traveled north to face the Virginia Tech Hokies and fell 10-3 in their first road contest of the season.


Bucs Head to Blacksburg for First Road Contest

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 17, 2020) — After a stellar opening weekend where the Bucs picked up a series sweep over Toledo, ETSU’s baseball team will be back in action Tuesday afternoon as they travel to Blacksburg, Va. to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m.


Knack Tabbed SoCon Pitcher of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 17, 2020) — After a stellar 11-strikeout performance on Opening Day, Landon Knack (Johnson City, Tenn.) was named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.


Richardson’s Walkoff Shot Secures Opening Series Sweep

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2020) — With a five-run ninth inning, the ETSU baseball team gave fans a Sunday to remember taking down the Toledo Rockets 9-7 in heroic fashion. Kyle Richardson’s (Zionsville, Ind.) second homerun as a Buc sent the fans home happy with a three-run walk-off blast over the left field wall to give ETSU the win.


Strong Offense Blasts Bucs Past Rockets

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2020) — After a 6-2 Opening Day win yesterday, ETSU’s offense exploded in their second game of the year producing 15 runs in a 15-1 victory over Toledo. The Bucs logged seven walks and 12 hits, nine of which were extra-base knocks.


Heart of the Lineup Leads Bucs to Opening Day Win

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2020) — The ETSU baseball team opened their 2020 campaign with a 6-2 victory at Thomas Stadium over the visiting Toledo Rockets. Senior starting pitcher, Landon Knack (Johnson City, Tenn.), pitched five shutout innings for the Blue and Gold and struck out 11 batters on the mound.


ETSU Hosts Toledo in Opening Series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 13, 2020) — The ETSU baseball team is set to begin its 2020 season at Thomas Stadium against the Toledo Rockets this weekend.


Greer, Knack and Tate Pick up SoCon Preseason Honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 6, 2020) — The Southern Conference announced its preseason baseball teams and rankings on Thursday afternoon. The SoCon coaches slated the Bucs to finish tied for fourth and the media picked the Bucs to finish fifth.


Baseball Single Game Tickets Now on Sale

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Feb. 4, 2020) — ETSU’s baseball season is right around the corner with opening day just 10 days away. While season tickets are still available, the Buccaneers released single game tickets for the 30 home games at Thomas Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.


Knack Picks up D1Baseball.com Preseason Honor

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Jan. 28, 2020) — D1Baseball.com released the top 150 pitchers in Division 1 on Monday afternoon and ETSU right-handed pitcher Landon Knack (Johnson City, Tenn.) came in at number 11.


Baseball Concludes First Practice of 2020

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Jan. 24, 2020) — The ETSU baseball team began their 2020 campaign with the team’s first practice today at Thomas Stadium. The Buccaneers are led by third-year head coach Joe Pennucci.


Baseball Announces Game Times for 2020 Season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 20, 2020) — With ETSU’s baseball season exactly 25 days away, head coach Joe Pennucci announced Monday morning the game times for ETSU’s 30 home games in 2020.


Baseball Releases 2020 Schedule

ETSU head baseball coach Joe Pennucci officially announced the 2020 baseball schedule for the upcoming season on Monday afternoon — presented by BrightRidge.


Student-athletes host "A Buccaneer Christmas" for 19th year in a row

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 3, 2019) – For the 19th year in a row, ETSU student-athletes came together to bring the spirit of the holidays to local children, hosting the annual “A Buccaneer Christmas” in the Mini-Dome on Tuesday evening.


Baseball Completes Third Annual Bat Blast Event

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2019) – The ETSU baseball team wrapped up its fall season this week by holding its third annual Bat Blast event at Thomas Stadium on Thursday.


Class of 2019 Inducted into ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2019) –The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics honored five Buccaneer greats on Friday evening at the Carnegie Hotel as part of the 2019 ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony.


2019 Hall of Fame Class: Caleb Moore

Watching East Tennessee State baseball back in the early 2000s, you got the feeling if any player could pitch and catch at the same time, it would be Caleb Moore.


ETSU Athletics releases information on Young Alumni season ticket plan

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2019) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Friday information regarding a new Young Alumni program for season tickets.


Baseball’s David Beam Named NECBL Rookie of the Year

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (Aug. 14, 2019) – ETSU junior outfielder, David Beam was named The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) Rookie of the Year Tuesday afternoon.


ETSU Athletics announces partnership with bioPURE

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2019) -- bioPURE Services announced on Tuesday that East Tennessee State University Athletics recently became a bioPURE Certified TMathletic facility. This certification means that ETSU athletes will experience a higher level of clean and disinfection in high-use locations like the weight room and the various locker rooms throughout the athletic complex.


ETSU Athletics announces 2019 Hall of Fame class

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2019) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday the names of five former Buccaneers who will make up the 2019 induction class into the ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame.


Kaczor signs contract with Colorado Rockies

DENVER, Colo. (July 25, 2019) – Former ETSU right-handed pitcher Micah Kaczor (Washington, D.C.) has signed a professional contract with the Colorado Rockies, which was announced by the organization on Wednesday.


Best of Buc Photos: 2018-19

As the 2018-19 season came to an end last week, please take a look back at all the special moments in our special segment called “Best of Buc Photos” courtesy of ETSU Sport Photo Journalist Dakota Hamilton.