May 19, 2022123456789RHE
The Citadel1104010209141
Win: Cameron Reeves (3-7) 5.010015
Loss: Zach Kirby (3-3) 6.0107315
Tilo Skole (CIT) 423300
Noah Mitchell (CIT) 513100
Cam Norgren (ETSU) 402100
Hodge Reaches Career Century Mark
Hodge Reaches Career Century Mark
Friday, May 20, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 19, 2022) – In a night where offense arrived late, Bryce Hodge (Knoxville, Tenn.) headlined ETSU’s bats with his 100th career base hit as a Buccaneer. Hodge joined David Beam (Knoxville, Tenn.), Cam Norgren (Cary, N.C.) and Ashton King (Knoxville, Tenn.) as one of four active Bucs with 100 career hits in the Blue & Gold uniform. However, Hodge’s 100th career hit was overshadowed by ETSU’s 9-2 defeat at the hands of The Citadel to open the final three-game series of the regular season at Thomas Stadium.

The Bulldogs struck first in the opening inning, scoring on a fielder’s choice ground out. The Citadel doubled its lead to 2-0 in the second inning following a single by Sawyer Reeves that unfortunately took a bounce off Zach Kirby’s (Upland, Calif.) and into the outfield. From that point on, the Bulldogs remained in front, scoring seven more runs to take a 9-0 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth.

King provided ETSU with its first run of the game in the bottom of the eighth frame with a double in the right center gap, bringing home Ryan McCarthy (Knoxville, Tenn.) from second after McCarthy led off the inning with a double himself. Two batters later, Norgren plated King with a single to right field to trim the deficit to 9-2.

Pitchers of Record
Win: Cameron Reeves (3-7)
Loss: Zach Kirby (3-3)
Save: Devin Beckley (2)

Game Leaders

  • Norgren | 2-for-4, 1 RBI
  • King | 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
  • Kirby | L, 6.0 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 5 K, 1 BB, 99 P

The Citadel

  • Skole | 3-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 R
  • Mitchell | 3-for-5, 1 RBI
  • Reeves | W, 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 K, 1 BB, 62 P


  • Hodge knocked an 0-1 double to deep right center to lead off the bottom of the seventh for his 100th career hit in a Buccaneer uniform.
  • King roped his 22nd double of the season, leading the Southern Conference in said category and is now in a five-way tie for the fifth-most doubles in a single season in program history.
  • Noah Webb (Kodak, Tenn.) extended his SoCon-best on-base streak to 28 games with an infield single to shortstop in the bottom of the eighth inning.
  • Norgren broke up Reeves’ perfect game in the bottom of the fifth frame with a one-out single to left field.
  • Freshman phenom Tommy Barth (Brecksville, Ohio) saw his on-base streak of 25 games come to an end on Thursday night.
  • First pitch was thrown at 9:05 p.m. following an hour-long lightning delay, sending the game into the wee hours of the next morning.

Record Update

  • ETSU: 28-20 (9-10 SoCon)
  • The Citadel: 25-27 (5-14 SoCon)

Up Next
The Bucs will look to even the series against the Bulldogs on Friday with game two starting at 6 p.m. Friday will also be Fan Appreciation Day and Kid’s Day at Thomas Stadium.

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