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Win: Austin Parsley (8-4) 5.262205
Loss: Hunter Loyd (3-4) 4.256672
Ashton King (ETSU) 523000
Hogan Windish (UNCG) 513311
Greg Hardison (UNCG) 633200
King Collects Fifth Three-Hit Game, Spartans Even Series
King Collects Fifth Three-Hit Game, Spartans Even Series
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Third Buccaneer with five three-hit games this season

GREENSBORO, N.C. (May 14, 2022) – After a night that pitching was the story for the Bucs, the Spartans found answers.

UNCG took the second game of a three-game series 15-2, tying the weekend series and setting up a crucial rubber match tomorrow afternoon with UNCG one game back in the conference standings. With Mercer’s win and Samford’s loss, ETSU remains one game back from the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament.

Ashton King (Knoxville, Tenn.) started his great offensive day with a one-out single in the first in hopes of drawing first blood against the Spartans, but it was to no prominence. Hunter Loyd (Knoxville, Tenn.) struck out two of the first four batters before UNCG put up four runs in the second, and never looked back.

In the fourth, King would grab his second hit of the game, ETSU’s second hit overall, on a double down the right-field line and would score on an RBI groundout from Noah Webb (Kodak, Tenn.). UNCG responded once again with a run in the bottom half to keep their lead at four. The Spartans would increase their lead to five with another run in the fifth.

Off his third hit in as many at-bats, King would come around off back-to-back singles from Webb and Cam Norgren (Cary, N.C.) to make it a four-run game again. King scored the only two runs of the game and the 4-hole and 5-hole hitter pairing of Webb and Norgren collected the only RBIs of the game.

UNCG busted the game open with seven runs in the sixth and two more in the eighth. The Bucs went just 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position whereas UNCG went 6-for-14. King had three of the total six hits given up by UNCG’s starting pitcher, finishing with three of the team’s eight. King and Norgren combined for five of the eight hits this afternoon.  

In rubber series matchups this season, ETSU is 2-1 and 0-1 in conference play, the loss coming to Mercer at home two weekends ago.

Pitchers of Record

  • Win: Austin Parsley 8-4
  • Loss: Hunter Loyd 3-4
  • Save: N/A

Game Leaders


  • King | 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R
  • Norgren | 2-for-4, RBI
  • Webb | 1-for-3, RBI
  • Beam | 1-for-3, 2B


  • Windish | 3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI, BB
  • Hardison | 3-for-6, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R
  • Cavenaugh | 2-for-4, 3 RBI, R, BB
  • Parsley | 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 91 P


  • Tommy Barth’s (Brecksville, Ohio) hitting streak came to an end with a 0-for-4 day but continued his on-base streak to 24 games with a walk in the ninth inning. Barth’s hitting streak spanned 22 games, 42 days, 42 hits, five home runs, 10 doubles, 22 runs, and just 10 strikeouts. Barth’s 22-game hitting streak officially ends as the longest hitting streak by a freshman in program history. Over the course of his streak, Barth increased his batting average from .347 to .386.
  • On his sixth-inning single, Webb extended his on-base streak to 26 games. Going into the rubber match, Webb’s and Barth’s on-base streaks are still active.
  • Both King and Norgren added a multi-hit game to their season total, each sitting at 19 multi-hits games, one behind Barth.
  • ETSU’s nine walks are the most in a weekend game this season. The Bucs allowed ten walks in a midweek battle against Radford on April 26.

Record Update

  • ETSU: 28-18 (9-8 SoCon)
  • UNCG: 24-26 (8-9 SoCon)

Up Next

ETSU will look to still take the series tomorrow afternoon with a 1:00 p.m. first pitch at UNCG Baseball Stadium in Greensboro. The game will be streaming on ESPN+.

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