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Youngstown State301100X570
Win: Haslett (0-0) 7.091122
Loss: T. Carter (0-0) 4.065211
E. Hensley (ETSU) 312101
Rectenwald (ETSU) 302000
S Carpenter (ETSU) 302000
Dowd (YSU) 222010
Thompson-Cap (YSU) 202100
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Win: SHERROD (1-0) 4.130002
Loss: Fadnek (0-1) 4.266533
RUFF (PC) 412301
PETIK (PC) 412000
LEGACKI (PC) 422101
Duncan (ETSU) 412000
Chernak (ETSU) 412200
Bucs unable to fend off Presbyterian rally, suffer 6-5 setback
Senior Latosha Rectenwald (#20) went a combined 3-for-6 at the plate during ETSU's two games Saturday.
Bucs unable to fend off Presbyterian rally, suffer 6-5 setback
Saturday, February 7, 2015

ETSU to take on tournament host Campbell in Sunday double-header

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (Feb. 7, 2015) - Despite leading, 5-1, after three innings, ETSU was unable to fend off a Presbyterian rally Saturday afternoon, falling, 6-5, to the Blue Hose in the Bucs' second game of the Hampton Inn Invitational at Campbell University. Earlier in the day, ETSU suffered a 5-1 setback to Youngstown State.

After being held to just a single run against Youngstown State and falling behind, 1-0, to Presbyterian, the Buccaneers' (0-2) offense came alive in the third inning of their second game Saturday.

A two-RBI double by Kelsey Chernak (Ooltewah, Tenn.), RBI single from Emilie Hensley (Morristown, Tenn.), and two-run home run by Kelsey Smith (Tucson, Ariz.) led to five ETSU runs in the bottom of the third, propelling the Bucs ahead of the Blue Hose (1-1), 5-1.

However, in a similar fashion to how they captured the lead, the Bucs surrendered it in the fifth inning, as the Blue Hose knotted the game at 5-5 thanks to a three-run homer by Erin Ruff and, moments later, plated the eventual game-winning run when Shelby Petik scored on a fielder's choice.

After replacing starting pitcher Sydney Seigler in the midst of ETSU's five-run third inning, Presbyterian's Natasha Sherrod quelled the Bucs' bats. Sherrod tossed four-and-one-third scoreless innings, holding ETSU to just three hits, to earn the win.

For the Bucs, starter Lindsey Fadnek (Coalfield, Tenn.) allowed only three hits and one earned run through the first four innings of her ETSU debut before Presbyterian's fifth-inning rally.

Freshman Madison Ogle (Maryville, Tenn.) also made her debut for the Bucs, tossing two-and-one-third scoreless innings of relief, allowing just two hits.

Chernak and junior Jennine Duncan (Jonesborough, Tenn.) each went 2-for-4 at the plate in the 6-5 setback. Duncan also stole a total of three bases Saturday.

During the Bucs' first game of the day, a 5-1 loss to Youngstown State, three ETSU players had multi-hit performances: Hensley, Latosha Rectenwald (Whitesburg, Tenn.), and Samantha Carpenter (Forest City, N.C.), who each batted 2-for-3.

Despite outhitting Youngstown State, 9-7, ETSU had difficulty converting those hits into runs, stranding 10 runners on base in the loss.

The Bucs' lone run came on a solo homer by Hensley in the fourth inning. Hensley finished the day hitting a combined 3-for-6 at the plate with two RBI.

Starting pitcher Taylor Carter (Brazil, Ind.) allowed just two earned runs in four innings of work, while Whitney Leon (Dandridge, Tenn.) tossed two scoreless innings of relief. Three of the Penguins' (2-1) runs were unearned as results of three ETSU fielding errors.

ETSU will wrap up play in the Hampton Inn Invitational Sunday, Feb. 8 as the Bucs take on tournament host Campbell in a double-header, with games beginning at 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.


Sun., Feb. 8 vs. Campbell - 1:00 p.m. EST

Sun., Feb. 8 vs. Campbell - 3:00 p.m.

*Live stats throughout the invitational will be provided by Campbell and can be accessed by clicking here.

After alterations to the tournament schedule, ETSU's 1:00 p.m. game versus Campbell Sunday, Feb. 8 has been reinstated and will be played as originally planned. Any additional schedule changes will be released via ETSU Softball Twitter and Facebook accounts, and Buc Updates. Links for ETSU Softball social media accounts and Buc Updates can be found at the bottom of this page.


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