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ETSU baseball has four-game win streak snapped against SIU Edwardsville
Sunday, March 14, 2010
"Today was one of those days for our ball club," said head coach Tony Skole. "We got out to an early lead, but our bullpen could not slow down their offense. I give a lot of credit to SIU Edwardsville. They took it to us in the middle part of the game, and we didn't have an answer. I'll take the blame for today's loss as I just did not manage our ball club very well."
Freshman Kerry Doane (
Reliever Josh Hoguet earned the win for the Cougars (3-11) ending their seven game skid. Hoguet allowed three runs on four hits in 4.2 innings with five strikeouts and one walk.
SIUE's Adam Eggemeyer hit for the cycle in the ninth with a single up the middle as he was 5-for-5 on the day.
Sophomore Bo Reeder (
"We did a lot of things well today, but just could not overcome our mistakes," Skole said. "We have to respond in a hurry as we have four games next week with our Atlantic Sun season getting underway."
ETSU jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first. After a Matthew Scruggs (
SIU Edwardsville cut into the Buccaneer lead in the top of the second on a three-run home run by Thad Hawkins to make the score 4-3.
Catcher Derek Trent (
The Cougars pushed across a run in the top of the fourth as Joel Greatting came in to score on a ball hit to first by Travis Becherer to cut the ETSU lead to 6-4.
James Vasquez pulled SIUE within a run in the top of the fifth as he homered to left to bring the Buccaneer lead to 6-5. Later in the inning, the Cougars jumped in front 8-6 on a three-run home run to right by Greatting.
The Bucs pulled within a run in the bottom of the fifth as Reeder came in to score on a ball hit to second to make the score 8-7. Hoguet came in for SIUE in the inning and got the Cougars out of a no outs, bases loaded jam getting a double play ball and a strikeout to end the inning.
SIU Edwardsville scored three runs in the top of the sixth on a RBI double by Eggemeyer and a RBI single by Zach Hawkins to extend its lead to 11-7.
In the top of the seventh, the Cougars put the game out of reach scoring five runs on four hits highlighted by a two-run home run by Eggemeyer to take a 16-7 lead.
After being held scoreless in the sixth and seventh, Scruggs got the ETSU offense going again in the eighth as he powered a two-run home run to deep center to cut the SIUE lead to 16-9. ETSU added a run later in the inning on a solo home run by Hoilman, his second of the day, to bring the score to 16-10.
ETSU was unable to rally in the ninth as the Bucs were retired in order to make the final 16-10.
The Bucs are back in action Wednesday at 7 p.m. as they head to Tennessee Tech for a non-conference game. Please visit www.ETSUBucs.com for more information on ETSU baseball and all other Buccaneer athletic news.
SIU Edwardsville 16, ETSU 10 (March 14, 2010 at
ETSU............ 420 010 030 - 10 14 2 (10-3)
SIUE - Tony Schaeffer; Josh Hoguet (5); Dustin Quattrochi (9)
HR - ETSU - Paul Hoilman 2(7); Bo Reeder (3); Matthew Scruggs (1)
SIUE - Thad Hawkins (1); James Vasquez (1); Joel Greatting (1); Adam Eggemeyer (5)