Bucs bury Siena 19-6 in rain shortened contest
Junior Stephen Douglas finished the day with five RBI in the 19-6 rout of Siena.
Junior Stephen Douglas finished the day with five RBI in the 19-6 rout of Siena.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Johnson City, Tenn. (March 13, 2006) - The ETSU Bucs' offense exploded with a 13-run second inning, and the Bucs coasted to a 19-6 non-conference victory over Siena in a contest shortened by mother nature Monday evening at Cardinal Park.

 

Leading 3-0 going into the second, junior Michael Courtney (Knoxville, Tenn.) led off with a triple to right field.  After senior Josiah Glafenhein (Knoxville, Tenn.) followed with a strikeout, 12 straight Buc batters reached base, as ETSU scored 11 runs before the Saint recorded another out in the frame.  Senior Chuck Hargis (Powell, Tenn.) reached with a single through the right side, plating Courtney.  After a hit batsman and two walks score Hargis, senior Blake Church (Roswell, Ga.) stroked a two-RBI single to left, scoring senior Shane Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.) and junior C.J. Lee (Bristol, Va.).  An error by the center fielder on junior Justin Aughey's (Davie, Fla.) score junior Stephen Douglas (Kennesaw, Ga.), and two more walks scored Church.  The Saints turned to their third pitcher of the inning at that point, and Glafenhein greeted the new arm with a two-RBI single back up the middle.  Hargis followed roping a double to left, scoring two more.  Hargis came around on Byrne's RBI single to left.  When the dust settled, the Bucs scored 13 runs on eight hits in the inning, sending 18 batters to the plate and taking a 16-0 lead.

 

Douglas finished the day 1-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and five RBI.  His three run homer in the first (his third of the season) lifted the Bucs to a 3-0 advantage.  Church finished 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI, and Hargis went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI.

 

Sophomore Anthony Russell (Waldorf, Md.) blasted his first home run of the season in the fourth inning, a two-run missile to left field.

 

Sophomore Joey McCown (Alcoa, Tenn.) picked his fourth win of the season, improving to 4-0.  Thomas Hopkins fell to 0-1 with the loss.

 

Rains came with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, forcing the halting of the contest.  According to NCAA rules, a game halted by rain after 4 innings is an official contest.

 

The Bucs are back in action Saturday, March 18, entertaining conference foe North Florida in doubleheader action at Cardinal Park.  Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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