Buccaneers return from Sunshine State

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- East Tennessee State's softball team recently returned from the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla., where the team played in 10 games in a matter of six days. The Buccaneers went a dissapointing 3-7 on the spring trip, but earned some valuable playing experience early into the season. ETSU lost its first game of the trip on Feb. 29, 3-2, to Detroit Mercy. Later that day, the Bucs turned things around with a 4-2 win over Bethune-Cookman. However, Bethune-Cookman defeated the Bucs the following day on Mar. 1, which was the beginning of a bitter five-game losing streak. ETSU revenged its loss to Detroit Mercy with a 2-0 shutout in order to put an end to the winless stretch. On their final day in sunny Floriday, Mar. 5, the Buccaneers droped a 1-0 decision to LaSalle, but ended the trip on a good note by knocking off Loyola-Chicago 5-3. The Buccaneer's offense struggled, as the team hit just .192 during the 10-game stretch. Lindsay Lane (Erwin, Tenn.) was the only player to hit over .300 with a batting average of .304, including the squad's lone homerun. In the pitcher's circle, workhorse Tiffany McVay (Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.) went an even 2-2 with a 1.80 ERA over the six-day event. Meanwhile, Belinda Barrera (Fayetteville, N.C.) made two appearances. She didn't allow any runs in 3.2 innings of work. Courtney Jenkins (Knoxville, Tenn.) pitched well, but unfortunately came up on the losing end in four decisions. Jenkins posted a 2.36 ERA in a team-high five appearances.
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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 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU 69 F
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 26, 12:00 p.m. Indiana University 97
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
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Huntsville, Ala.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
MBB UNC Greensboro Freedom Hall
Dec 13, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB Eastern Kentucky University Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 13, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 15, 12:00 p.m. Morehead State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Ky.
Dec 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 19, 11:30 a.m. University of North Carolina Wilmington