Buccaneers win first game of Milligan Fall Classic
Lindsay Lane is congratulated by teammates in the bottom of the second inning after her two-run homer gave the Bucs a 2-0 lead.
Lindsay Lane is congratulated by teammates in the bottom of the second inning after her two-run homer gave the Bucs a 2-0 lead.

Friday, September 19, 2003

Johnson City, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2003) - East Tennessee State's softball team opened its fall season Friday afternoon with a 5-2 victory over UVA-Wise at the 2003 Milligan Fall Classic at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City. It was the first time the Buccaneers have played competitively as a team since last year's runner-up finish in the Southern Conference tournament. "We played fairly well for the first time out," said ETSU's second-year head coach Amy Fuller. "Overall, I was very pleased with what I saw, and hopefully tomorrow we will play just as well." A pair of homeruns highlighted the Buccaneers' offense. Junior Lindsay Lane (Erwin, Tenn.) hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the second inning to give ETSU a 2-0 advantage. Freshman Stephanie Gaynord (Manassas, Va.) also went deep for the Bucs, when her solo shot sailed over the left-centerfield fence in the bottom of the third. Sophomore pitcher Julia McChain (Dale City, Va.) earned the win. With the win, Fuller's Buccaneers go to 1-0 in their respective pool, but the team has a long day ahead of them on Saturday. ETSU will begin play at 9 a.m. versus Cumberland. The Bucs will then go head-to-head with host Milligan at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m. match up against Mars Hill. The consolation games are schedule to start at 7 p.m. with the championship beginning at 8:45 p.m. at Winged Deer Park. ETSU's schedule for Saturday, Sept. 20 9 a.m. vs. Cumberland 12:30 p.m. vs. Milligan 4 p.m. vs. Mars Hill 7 p.m. Consolation games 8:45 p.m. Championship
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Aug 28 Virginia Tech 3
WSOC Tennessee Tech 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MSOC ETSU 1 Clemson, SC
Aug 28 Clemson University 3
VB ETSU 0 Radford, Va.
Aug 29 Washington St. 3
VB ETSU 3 Radford, Va.
Aug 29 LIU Brooklyn 1
WSOC NC State 2 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 30 ETSU 0
MSOC High Point University 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 1 ETSU 2
WSOC Eastern Kentucky 2 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 2 ETSU 4
FB Kennesaw State 56 Home
Sep 3 ETSU 16
VB ETSU 3 Troy, Ala.
Sep 4 Alabama St. 1
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Sep 5, 3:30 p.m. Troy
Sep 5, 6:00 p.m. Radford University
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