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Baseball Bucs fall to Tennessee Tech, 6-4
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Tennessee Tech (10-6) trailed 3-1 entering the fifth, but scratched out five runs on four hits, aided by a couple of Buc errors. Left fielder Scott Dunham started the rally with a one-out bunt single, and advanced to second when starter Matt McGahey's (
The Bucs (12-7) took the lead early on with single runs in each of the first three innings. Freshman Ryan Self (
Lee led off the bottom of the fifth with a double, later scoring on a Russell single, but the rally was stamped out when Russell was gunned down at home trying to score from first on freshman Danny Petro's (Atlanta, Ga.) double to center.
McGahey (0-1) went 4 1/3 innings, striking out four and allowing just four hits and three earned runs in taking his first loss of the season. Tennessee Tech starter Blake Forst pitched five innings, striking out six and evening his record at 1-1. Jared Dobbs pitched the final four innings, limiting the Bucs to no runs on just two hits for his first save of the season.
The Bucs are back in action Friday, opening Atlantic Sun play at Gardner-Webb. First pitch is set for in