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ETSU baseball pounds out 24 runs in rain shortened game against SIU Edwardsville
Friday, March 12, 2010
The Bucs (9-2) pounded out 24 runs on 20 hits including five home runs and five doubles. Doane was 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double, scored four runs and had five RBI. Centerfielder Matthew Scruggs (
Junior Chas Byrne (
Luke Vine was tabbed with the loss for the Cougars (2-11) after surrendering 11 runs on ten hits in 2.0 innings of work.
The Bucs scored a season high eight runs twice in the game, as ETSU had seven players finish with multiple hits and five players with multiple RBI.
ETSU got off to a quick start in the bottom of the first scoring eight runs on eight hits highlighted by a two-run home run by Doane and a two-run double by Scruggs to take a 8-0 lead.
Doane added two more runs for the Bucs in the bottom of the second as he homered for the second time on the day to left making the score 10-0.
SIUE cut into the ETSU lead in the top of the third on a pair of RBI singles by Adam Eggemeyer and Mitch Matecki to make the score 10-2.
Shortstop Garrett May (
The Cougars chipped into the Buccaneer lead in the top of the fourth on a RBI single by
The Bucs increased their advantage to 15-4 in the bottom of the fourth on RBI singles by Scruggs and Doane and a two-run single by freshman Andrew Green (
In the bottom of the fifth, ETSU again exploded for eight runs on five hits including a grandslam by catcher Derek Trent (
ETSU capped off its scoring in the bottom of the sixth as freshman Derek Niesman (
With a 3-2 count to Mike Hurt in the top of the seventh, the sky opened up and forced the game to be called.
The Bucs are back in action tomorrow at 2 p.m. as they take on SIUE in game two of the series. Please visit www.ETSUBucs.com for more information on ETSU baseball and all other Buccaneer athletic news.
ETSU 24, SIU Edwardsville 4 (6 innings)(March 12, 2010 at
ETSU............ 821 481 - 24 20 3 (9-2)
SIUE - Luke Vine; Luke Ingersoll (3); Jake Stauffenberg (5)
HR - ETSU - Kerry Doane 2(3); Garrett May (1); Derek Trent (4); Derek Niesman (1)