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Byrne lifts Bucs to series win over #30 St. John's
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Byrne lifts Bucs to series win over #30
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"Today was a great win," said head coach Tony Skole. "I am really proud of our guys as they showed a lot of poise and character winning a big game against a really good ball club in
The Bucs (8-2) pounded out five extra base hits including three home runs in the win. Freshman Kerry Doane (
"We also had some clutch pitching and great defense, which I thought was the difference in the game," Skole said. "It was a great college baseball game, and we had to fight really hard. We are excited, and hopefully this will give us something we can build on."
Kevin Kilpatrick was tabbed with the loss for the Red Storm (7-2) after going 0.2 innings with one run on one hit.
First baseman Paul Hoilman (
After a triple to center with one out in the top of the second by shortstop Joe Panik,
The Red Storm took the lead in the top of the fourth on a two-run single Baltz to make the score 3-1 STJ.
In the bottom of the fifth, junior catcher Derek Trent (
The Bucs held
Third baseman Bo Reeder (
Panik led off the top of the eighth with a double to center field, and then came in to score on a single back up the middle by second baseman Sean O'Hare to tie the game at 6-all.
Kilpatrick came in the for the Red Storm in the ninth and got two quick outs, but then ETSU came to life as Garrett May (Marietta, Ga.) doubled to right. After Matthew Scruggs (
Hoilman and Doane led the Buccaneers offensively as Hoilman was 3-for-4 with a home run and scored three runs, while Doane was 2-for-4 with a double. Trent and Reeder also had good days at the plate as they combined for two home runs and six RBI.
The Bucs are back in action next Friday at 7 p.m. as they host SIU Edwardsville in a three game series. Please visit www.ETSUBucs.com for more information on ETSU baseball and all other Buccaneer athletic news.
ETSU 8, No. 30
ETSU............ 100 030 22x - 8 10 2 (8-2)
SJU - Miguel Valcarcel; Kyle Hansen (5); Kevin Kilpatrick (8); Eddie Medina (8)
HR - ETSU - Paul Hoilman (4); Derek Trent (3); Bo Reeder (2)