May 06, 2023123456789RHE
East Tennesee State0102012107120
Oklahoma State06303401X17152
Win: Root (6-1) 2.022101
Loss: Nathanial Tate (6-4) 2.168845
Noah Gent (ETSU) 513100
Brown (OSU) 523200
Bucs stockpile hits, drop series at No. 16 Oklahoma State
Bucs stockpile hits, drop series at No. 16 Oklahoma State
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Sisneros smashes ninth homer, Bucs tally 12 hits in setback

STILLWATER, Okla. (May 6, 2023) – In a game that saw 26 combined hits and 22 combined runners left on base, the ETSU baseball team was unable to tie its non-conference road series at No. 16 Oklahoma State, falling 17-7 in the second game of the series on Saturday at O’Brate Stadium in Oklahoma.

Offensively, the Bucs racked up 12 hits and had gold jerseys on the bases all game, but the nationally-ranked Cowboys did a bit more damage to secure the series. One of ETSU’s hits was the ninth home run of the season for Cameron Sisneros (Littleton, Colo.), giving him homers in back-to-back game against the Cowboys and an early 1-0 lead for ETSU in the second inning.

A six-run second inning allowed Oklahoma State to hinder ETSU’s early momentum and take the lead for good. The Bucs tallied two runs in the fourth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh and had opportunities for more runs, stranding the bases loaded three times.

Junior Noah Gent (Corryton, Tenn.) led the way with a 3-for-5 day, including an RBI single in the fourth inning. Senior Ashton King (Knoxville, Tenn.) reached in all but one plate appearance, going 2-for-3 with a single, a double, a walk and a hit-by-pitch.

Seven other Buccaneers had a hit on Saturday, one of which was true freshman Kain Collins (Kingston, Tenn.) for the first collegiate hit of his career. Sisneros and Garett Wallace (Sanford, Fla.) each scored twice, while Ryan McCarthy (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Ryan Enos (Oriskany, N.Y.) both drove home two runners.

On the mound, ETSU used five pitchers. Among those, sophomore Trevor Hanselman (Tallahassee, Fla.) threw a scoreless inning, while Nathanial Tate (Manchester, Tenn.) and Austin Emener (Macon, Ga.) combined for nine strikeouts over 5.2 innings.

Though the No. 16 Cowboys were producing runs, none of it came from bad fielding as ETSU finished with no errors. In fact, the Bucs had some highlight-reel defensive plays sprinkled through the contest, including a diving catch in left field by Wallace and a nice bounce-catch and throw near the right field line by Skyler Cannady (Nicholasville, Ky.) to prevent a double, among others.



Win – Bayden Root (6-1)

Loss – Nathanial Tate (6-4)

Save – None



ETSU: 20-24

OSU: 32-14



Sunday’s series finale will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET as ETSU looks to salvage the series.

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