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Baseball Bucs rally for 8-6 non-conference victory over UNC-Asheville
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 11, 2006) - The ETSU baseball squad rallied for four sixth inning runs, paced by back-to-back home runs, and the Buccaneer bullpen once again turned in a solid performance, as the Bucs rallied for an 8-6 non-conference win over UNC-Asheville Tuesday night from Cardinal Park.
Trailing 4-2 entering the sixth inning, senior first baseman Blake Church (
The Bucs (21-14) added two more runs in the eighth with Hargis scoring on a wild pitch, and Courtney coming around from second base on sophomore third baseman Anthony Russell's (Waldorf, Md.) single through the left side for an 8-4advantage.
The two runs proved to be sorely needed, as the Bulldogs struck for two ninth innings runs of their own off of ETSU closer Steven Calicutt (
The Bulldogs (14-19) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on Johnny Martinez's two-run homer to center field. After the Bucs scored two in the fourth to tie the contest, UNC-Asheville restored its two-run lead with Elliot Arrington's RBI single center, followed by
Junior Tony Lombardi (
Aughey and Courtney each finished the day 2-for-3 from the plate with two RBI, while
The Bucs return to the diamond Friday evening when they welcome A-Sun rival Mercer in for a key conference series. First pitch is scheduled for from