Baird's 4-RBI game leads Bucs to road win at Jacksonville
Baird's 4-RBI game leads Bucs to road win at Jacksonville
Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bucs to play double-header Sunday, April 20 at noon and 2:00 p.m.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 19, 2014) - A three-run, go-ahead home run in the fifth inning by senior Jackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.) helped ETSU clinch a 4-3 conference victory over Jacksonville on Saturday. Saturday's scheduled double-header will instead be played Sunday, April 20.

Baird gave the Bucs an early 1-0 lead with a two out RBI single in the third inning, driving in Kelsey Chernak (Ooltewah, Tenn.). With two outs, Chernak and senior Katie Wolff (La Grange, Texas) hit back-to-back singles to put Chernak in scoring position.

With the game knotted at 1-1 in the fifth inning, junior Nicole Fox (Peachtree City, Ga.) drove a double right center, followed by a single by Wolff. With two outs, Baird blasted her team-best 16th home run of the season to give the Bucs (17-27, 6-13) a 4-1 lead.

ETSU was able to hold off a Jacksonville rally to clinch the 4-3 victory.

Wolff, who picked up her fifth win of the season on the mound, extended her team-best hit streak to seven games in the win. Over her last seven games, the La Grange, Texas, native has gone 11-of-22 at the plate.

The Bucs will look to continue their winning ways as they take on Jacksonville in a Sunday double-header, with games beginning at noon and 2:00 p.m.


  • Receive live game updates and behind-the-scenes access of ETSU Softball by following @ETSUSoftball on Twitter or BucSoftball on Facebook.
  • ETSU fans wanting to receive Buccaneer news, score updates, in-game promotions and much more sent to their mobile device can do so by signing up for “Buc Updates.” Click here to sign up today!
  • For schedule and time changes due to weather, please follow the above links to follow the Bucs on Twitter or sign up for Buc Updates. For directions to Betty Basler Field, click here.