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ETSU Baseball pounds Highlanders, 17-8
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
ETSU (7-24, 6-12) had a season high 26 hits as they pounded out six doubles, a triple and two home runs. The Buc pitchers also did a great job holding the Highlanders to 10 hits and only walked three batters. Head coach Tony Skole earned his 298th career victory in the win.
In the bottom of the first, Paul Hoilman (
Radford answered in the bottom of the first as Reggie Keen hit an RBI single down the left field line to cut the Buc lead to 2-1. The Highlanders tied the game as Keen came in to score on a Bo Burton (
The Bucs tied things up in the top of the second as Mendez doubled down the right field line driving in Jacob Fabry (
The Highlanders took the lead again in the bottom of the second as Radford scored four runs on a RBI single down the left field line by Alex Gregory and a three-run home run to right center by Raphael Turner to make the score 8-4.
In the top of the third, Fabry tripled to left center driving in Bart Roark (
In the fourth inning, Hoilman had an infield single as he extended his hitting streak to 12 games. Roark tied up the game in the same inning as he drove a ball over the fence in right making the score 8-8.
Belcher doubled down the left field line in the fifth inning as Fabry would come around to score his third run of the game to give the Bucs a 9-8 lead.
Ben Allen (
Derek Trent (
In the top of the ninth, the Bucs added two more runs as
Darren Caldwell (
Belcher's 6-for-7 performance tied a school record as he was hot at the plate. The Bucs also had strong performances from Roark and Fabry who both went 4-for-5 as Fabry scored a career high four runs in the game.
The Bucs are back tomorrow at Cardinal Park when they host in-state rival Tennessee. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.
ETSU 17, Radford 8 (April 8, 2008 at
RU........... 440 000 000 - 8 10 2 (15-15, 2-4 Big South)
Win - Matt McGahey (1-1) Loss - Cassidy McDaniel (1-3)
HR - ETSU - Bart Roark (3); Derek Trent (7)
RU - Raphael Turner (4)