|April 08, 2022||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Matt Bollenbacher (4-0)||4.0||2||0||0||0||7|
|Loss: Zach Franklin (1-1)||2.0||3||2||2||0||1|
|Tommy Barth (ETSU)||5||1||2||1||0||0|
|Bryce Hodge (ETSU)||5||1||2||1||0||0|
|Cam Norgren (ETSU)||4||1||2||0||0||0|
|David Beam (ETSU)||4||1||2||0||0||0|
|Immanuel Wilder (WCU)||4||1||2||0||0||0|
|April 09, 2022||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Andrew Ronne (3-0)||2.0||1||0||0||1||4|
|Loss: Tristen Campbell (3-1)||1.1||4||3||3||0||0|
|Bryce Hodge (ETSU)||4||3||3||2||1||1|
|Cam Norgren (ETSU)||5||0||3||1||0||0|
|Garett Wallace (ETSU)||4||2||3||3||1||2|
|Zach Ketterman (WCU)||6||1||3||0||0||0|
|Pascanel Ferreras (WCU)||6||1||3||2||0||0|
|Will Prater (WCU)||6||3||3||1||0||0|
|April 10, 2022||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||R||H||E|
|Win: Nathan Hickman (1-1)||2.0||5||3||3||2||1|
|Loss: Gavin Mortenson (2-4)||2.0||5||5||5||1||2|
|Noah Webb (ETSU)||5||3||5||5||1||2|
|Pascanel Ferreras (WCU)||5||2||3||3||0||0|
|Will Prater (WCU)||4||1||3||2||1||0|
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (April 7, 2022) – After a 12-game homestand took up more than half of March, the Buccaneers will continue their 11-game road trip that opened this month.
ETSU travels to Western Carolina for a three-game series at Ronnie G. Childress Field at Hennon Stadium in Cullowhee, N.C. Last season, the Catamounts came to Thomas Stadium and split a Saturday doubleheader as Western Carolina taking the first game 3-0 before ETSU responded with a 7-1 win themselves.
First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 5:00 p.m., Saturday at 3:00 p.m., and the finale on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. All games will be streaming on ESPN+.
Records: ETSU (17-8, 0-0 SoCon) | Western Carolina (14-15, 0-0 SoCon)
Twitter Updates: @ETSU_Baseball
Weather Forecast: Friday (mid-40s, cloudy, 60% chance of rain) | Saturday (mid-40s, cloudy) | Sunday (low-60s, sunny)
East Tennessee State – RHP Zach Kirby (2-0 | 2.28 ERA | 27.2 IP | 24 K | 11 BB)
Western Carolina – RHP Zebby Matthews (1-5 | 5.74 ERA | 42.1 IP | 54 K | 9 BB)
East Tennessee State – LHP Colby Stuart (3-0 | 5.52 ERA | 31.0 IP | 24 K | 15 BB)
Western Carolina – LHP Dylan Wheeler (0-1 | 5.19 ERA | 8.2 IP | 6 K | 4 BB)
East Tennessee State – RHP Hunter Loyd (3-1 | 1.34 ERA | 33.2 IP | 47 K | 11 BB)
Western Carolina – RHP Gavin Mortenson (2-3 | 3.75 ERA | 36.0 IP | 29 K | 10 BB)
ETSU QUICK HITTERS
FOUND HIS GROOVE
After a stretch that saw Ashton King go 3-for-36 (.083), the switch has flipped for the junior as he is 21-for-62 (.338) going into this three-game series against Western Carolina. Stretching over these last 14 games, King has hit safely in 12 of them and reached safely in 13. All four of King’s home runs have come in the last 14 games.
BETTER CALL BOLLY
After transitioning back to the bullpen following his opening-day start, Matt Bollenbacher has found a huge groove in relief. Bollenbacher has allowed three earned runs in 18.2 relief innings after surrendering five in three during his lone start. Over his last three outings, Bollenbacher has allowed two runs (both unearned) in 12.2 innings while walking three and striking out 14.
STILL SWINGIN’ IT
Despite going 0-3 on the weekend, the Buccaneer bats weren’t fazed on the Power 5 stage. ETSU (10) had more doubles than Baylor (8), hitting the same amount of home runs (3) as one of Baylor’s was counted as an inside-the-parker, and out-hitting the Bears 32 to 29. ETSU’s .305 batting average ranks 22nd in the nation while their .530 slugging percentage sits 13th.
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