April 16, 2021123456789RHE
ETSU102000001492
The Citadel04000001X562
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Cameron Reeves (3-6) 5.241134
Loss: Hunter Loyd (4-2) 7.2653210
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Bryce Hodge (ETSU) 502000
David Beam (ETSU) 512100
Reese Farmer (ETSU) 502000
Noah Mitchell (CIT) 302000
Brooks O'Brien (CIT) 212100
Four Run Second Inning Propels Bulldogs Past Bucs in Series Opener
Four Run Second Inning Propels Bulldogs Past Bucs in Series Opener
Friday, April 16, 2021

­Doubleheader moved back to Saturday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 16, 2021) — The ETSU Baseball Team fell in its series opener for the third consecutive week, this time a 5-4 setback at The Citadel.

ETSU got the scoring started in the first with a David Beam (Knoxville, Tenn.) RBI single to left which plated Ethan Cady (Soddy Daisy, Tenn.).

The Bulldogs battled back quickly in the bottom of the second as they took a 4-1 lead in inning, scoring two unearned and two earned runs on two Buccaneer errors. The Blue and Gold didn’t let their three-run deficit last long as in the next half inning with a Jake Lyle (Spring Hill, Tenn.) 2-RBI single to left, scoring Beam and Noah Webb (Kodak, Tenn.).

The score remained 4-3 until the eighth when on his 115th pitch, Hunter Loyd (Knoxville, Tenn.) allowed a ground-rule double down the left field line which allowed the hosts to double their lead.

Down 5-3 in the ninth, Bryce Hodge (Knoxville, Tenn.) began the Buccaneer rally with a leadoff double. Sean Kearney (Powell, Tenn.) drove in the Bucs’ fourth run of the contest with a two-out double. After The Citadel made an error and allowed a walk, ETSU had the bases loaded with the tying run on third, but could not convert, giving The Citadel a 5-4 victory.

Pitchers of record

» Win Cameron Reeves (3-6)
» Loss Hunter Loyd (4-2)
» Save Jake Pilarski (1) 

Stat of the Game 
ETSU left 14 men on base, while The Citadel stranded just four runners. 

Notables
» ETSU outhit The Citadel 9-6 with Beam, Hodge, and Reese Farmer (Winterville, N.C.) all recording two hits.
» Kearney, Lyle and Kyle Richardson (Zionsville, Ind.) tallied the other three hits for the Blue and Gold.
» Loyd pitched a career high 7.2 innings. He struck out 10 which is also a career-best for the Knoxville native and allowed five runs, three earned on six hits.  
» The Citadel’s starter, Bevin Beckly went just 2.1 innings, allowing three earned runs and four free bases to ETSU hitters. In relief Cameron Reeves picked up the win allowing one run on four hits. 

Record Update
» ETSU: 16-15, 6-7 SoCon
» The Citadel: 10-19, 2-10 SoCon 

Up next
The Bucs and the Bulldogs conclude the weekend series with a Saturday doubleheader beginning at noon.    

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