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ETSU softball blasts Belmont, 10-2 and 13-3
Friday, April 06, 2007
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 6, 2007) - Despite the cold temperatures at Metro-Kiwanis Park, the Buccaneer bats were on fire Friday afternoon as they combined for 23 runs on 22 hits, including seven home runs en route to a key series sweep over conference foe Belmont. The Bucs belted a school record five home runs in a 10-2 rout over
With temperatures in the high-30's/low-40's, the Bucs did not let the weather affect their play as they improved to 18-20, 5-3 in the A-Sun with the sweep.
The Bucs put the pedal to the metal early by jumping out to a 4-0 in game one, thanks to three-run homer by junior Briana Knight (Brier, Wash.) in the first inning. Knight's homer marked her first of the season and second of her career.
The softball continued to fly out of the park as Cat Zyskowski (
The Bruins scored their second run in the fifth inning when Heather Grossnickle sent one over the left field fence, but Vercoe forced Meghan Pipkin to ground out to short for the final out of the game. The sophomore hurler allowed two runs (one earned) and scattered three hits as she picked up her ninth win of the season. ETSU's first four batters combined to go 6-for-11 (.545) with two home runs, five RBI and seven runs scored in game one.
The fun continued for ETSU in game two as they pushed runs across the plate in all four innings, and knocked off
It did not take ETSU long to tie up the game as Gaynord led off the bottom half of the inning with a home run to right-center, marking her second of the day. Amanda Haverman (
After plating three more runs in the second, the Bucs opened the game up with a five-run third. Cheniece Cason (
Darci Gilbert (
Just like in game one, the top of ETSU's order produced nicely in the nightcap as the first five Buc batters went 12-for-19 with a triple, two home runs, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored. As a team, ETSU hit .431 (22-51) on Friday, and Gaynord finished a perfect six-of-six.
The Bucs will look to keep their offense rolling as they take on Lipscomb Saturday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m., at
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