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Win: Cade Carlson (3-0) 7.040005
Loss: Ben Hutchins (4-3) 3.063323
Cameron Sisneros (ETSU) 423110
Garett Wallace (ETSU) 433502
Thomas Rollauer (CIT) 302000
Carlson, Wallace lead Bucs in shutout win over Citadel, 10-0
Carlson, Wallace lead Bucs in shutout win over Citadel, 10-0
Saturday, April 22, 2023

ETSU baseball evens series with run-rule victory

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 22, 2023) – The ETSU baseball team unleashed the frustrations of a five-game skid on Saturday afternoon, dominating every phase of the game in a 10-0 run-rule victory over The Citadel at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston, S.C.

Today’s seven-inning shutout evened the series between the Southern Conference foes. The rubber match is set for tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Following a strong performance on the mound from Colby Stuart (Elon, N.C.) last night, Saturday starter Cade Carlson (Carmel, Ind.) took that one step further with a dominant, complete game shutout. Carlson went all 7.0 innings and allowed just four hits with no free passes and five strikeouts.

Meanwhile, the ETSU offense came out motivated and posted 10 runs on 14 hits. Three of those hits came off the bat of Garett Wallace (Sanford, Fla.) — two of which were home runs ­— to account for five RBIs. Wallace leads the Bucs with nine homers this season.

Wallace got the offense started in the second inning with a two-run blast, sneaking one through the left corner pole in fair territory. This immediately followed a leadoff ground-rule double by Cameron Sisneros (Littleton, Colo.) for ETSU’s first hit of the game. Sisneros also had a three-hit day with two doubles, a single and a walk.

The offense continued in the third as Noah Webb (Kodak, Tenn.) drew a bases loaded walk to bring home Cody Miller (Rocky Point, N.Y.) to make it 3-0. The Citadel escaped the jam with a deep flyout caught on the warning track, keeping at least two more runs off the board.

Though more runs did not cross in the third, ETSU produced those later in the fifth. Sisneros started the chain with an RBI double to bring in Miller for the second time, then Ashton King (Knoxville, Tenn.) — the same player who lucked out at the warning track — avenged his last at-bat with an RBI single to bring in Wallace. Right fielder Leo Jiminian (Saint-Lo, France) kept it going with an RBI fielder’s choice to score Jared Paladino (Levittown, N.Y.).

With a six-run lead in hand, Wallace came back out for an encore in the sixth inning — sending a three-run shot over the left field fence to make it 9-0. The final run crossed in the seventh inning, as Miller doubled down the left field line to score Jiminian.

Rolling through six innings without a hitch, Carlson returned to the mound for the seventh and got three straight outs to end the contest. After a double play to end the second inning, Carlson retired 11 straight batters before The Citadel finally got a double in the sixth. Carlson shook that off quickly and got the final four outs with ease.

Miller and Webb joined Sisneros and Wallace with multi-hit days, while Tommy Barth (Brecksville, Ohio) and Nick Iannantone (Plainfield, Ill.) added one hit each in the top two spots of the order. King and Jiminian had the other two hits with one apiece.



Win – Cade Carlson (3-0)

Loss – Ben Hutchins (4-3)

Save – None



ETSU: 16-20, 3-8 SoCon

CIT: 18-18, 4-7 SoCon



The series will be decided tomorrow at 1 p.m. 

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