March 07, 2023123456789RHE
Win: ALLEN (1-0) 3.041143
Loss: Landon Smiddy (3-2) 2.023221
Garett Wallace (ETSU) 512000
INGLE (CU) 403000
Baseball edged in pitching battle at Clemson, 4-1
Baseball edged in pitching battle at Clemson, 4-1
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Bucs finish with six shutout innings in low-scoring affair

CLEMSON, S.C. (March 5, 2023) – Runs were at a premium for both teams on Tuesday in South Carolina, as the ETSU baseball team fell on the wrong side of a 4-1 loss to Clemson in midweek action at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The Tigers (6-6) did most of their damage with a three-run second inning — despite only recording one hit in the frame. Both teams added singular runs in the fifth, but ETSU (6-6) couldn’t push any more across and finished with 12 runners left on base.

The Bucs’ lone run came on a bases-loaded walk to sophomore infielder and South Carolina native Ethan Plyler (Lexington, S.C.) to bring home Garett Wallace (Sanford, Fla.) from third. Wallace started the fifth-inning threat with a single — his second hit of the day — then moved around on a single by Ashton King (Knoxville, Tenn.) and a walk to Marshall Awtry (Wilmington, Del.).

ETSU threatened again in the ninth with a walk to Cody Miller (Rocky Point, N.Y.) and a single by Noah Gent (Corryton, Tenn.) to put two runners on and the tying run at the plate, but the Tigers made a tough stop at first for the final out.

Seven pitchers shared the load for ETSU, led by freshman Derek McCarley (Seymour, Tenn.) with four strikeouts in 1.2 scoreless relief innings. The heptad allowed just three earned runs and six hits with seven strikeouts through eight innings on Tuesday.

Outside of McCarley, the trio of Colby Stuart (Elon, N.C.), Cade Carlson (Carmel, Ind.) and another South Carolina native — Andrew Cotten (Lexington, S.C.) — all finished at least 1.0 inning without allowing a run.

Both teams had six hits on the day, with Wallace leading ETSU with a pair of hits. Graduate catcher Marshall Awtry (Wilmington, Del.) finished 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. Miller also went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, as ETSU compiled eight free passes.



ETSU: 6-6

Clemson: 6-6



Win – Joe Allen (1-0)

Loss – Landon Smiddy (3-2)

Save – Jackson Lindley (1)



ETSU returns home for a three-game set against Winthrop. Friday’s opener is set to start at 3 p.m. 

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