Baird homers twice; Bucs rally past Kennesaw in extras
Senior Jackie Baird belted her 19th and 20th home runs of the season on Saturday.
Senior Jackie Baird belted her 19th and 20th home runs of the season on Saturday.
East Tennessee State (19-28, 6-14 A-Sun)
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Kennesaw State (23-26, 12-11 A-Sun)
4/26/2014 | Kennesaw, Ga. | Attendance: 0
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Win: Henderson (18-9) 6.0100010
Loss: WOLFF (5-12) 5.198720
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BAIRD (ETSU) 201000
Denton (KSU) 432000
Veringa (KSU) 212200

Saturday, April 26, 2014

KENNESAW, Ga. (April 26, 2014) -- Senior Jackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.) homered twice as the Bucs scored 10 runs in the final two innings of Saturday's double-header finale to complete an impressive come-from-behind victory at Kennesaw State.

Entering the seventh inning trailing 3-2, junior Nicole Fox (Peachtree City, Ga.) got the Bucs' (20-28, 7-14) offense rolling, leading off the inning with a single to center field. Two batters later, Baird drove a homer to right field, her second of the game, to give ETSU a 4-3 lead.

Baird, who is tied for seventh on the A-Sun's single-season home run list with 20, went 3-for-5 with five RBI to help lead ETSU to the comeback victory.

The Owls (23-27, 12-12) scored once in the bottom of the seventh to extend the game to extra innings; however, ETSU's offense was too much to handle.

Seven of the Bucs' first eight batters of the eighth inning reached base, as ETSU manufactured eight runs, recapturing the lead, 12-4.

Kennesaw State managed just a single run in its final frame as the Bucs avenged an 8-0 setback in Game One of Saturday's double-header.

ETSU will take on Kennesaw State in a rubber game Sunday at 1:00 p.m. to settle the three-game series.

Sunday, April 27

Game Three: ETSU at Kennesaw State at 1:00 p.m. - LIVE STATS

  ETSU KSU
Runs per game 3.82 3.85
Earned runs average 4.94 3.43
Batting average 0.253 0.279
Fielding pct. 0.950 0.965

 

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