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Win: BROWN (1-0) 3.051111
Loss: T. Carter (4-4) 5.095501
N. Fox (ETSU) 412000
E. Hensley (ETSU) 312201
B. Cowart (ETSU) 302000
MCLEAN (PC) 312000
PETIK (PC) 322100
LEGACKI (PC) 312200
TAYLOR (PC) 302100
Leon strikes out seven as Bucs beat Presbyterian, 5-4
Whitney Leon matched a career-high by striking out seven batters in the Bucs' 5-4 win at Presbyterian.
Leon strikes out seven as Bucs beat Presbyterian, 5-4
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Rectenwald homers twice in doubleheader split

CLINTON, S.C. (March 11, 2015) - The ETSU softball team split non-conference contests Wednesday, losing to Presbyterian, 6-4, before earning a 5-4 win in the second game of the doubleheader.

In the opening game of Wednesday's doubleheader, the Buccaneers (9-9) carried a 4-2 lead into the sixth inning before the Blue Hose (8-10) manufactured four runs in the sixth to seal the come-from-behind, 6-4, victory.

Emilie Hensley (Morristown, Tenn.) and Latosha Rectenwald (Whitesburg, Tenn.) each homered for ETSU, with Hensley belting a two-run homer in the second inning, and Rectenwald hitting a solo shot in the the fourth.

Hensley, Bethany Cowart (Ringgold, Ga.), and Nicole Fox (Peachtree City, Ga.) recorded multi-hit games in the loss, with Hensley and Cowart going 2-for-3, and Fox batting 2-for-4.

In the second game of the doubleheader, ETSU jumped out to an early lead after Carter drove a two-out solo home run over the center field fence.

After a 54-minute lightning delay, Presbyterian scored one run in the second and another in the third to take a 2-1 lead into the top of the fourth inning where the Bucs' bats then took over.

Cassi Pickett (Chattanooga, Tenn.) scored to tie the ballgame, reaching home on a fielder's choice by Cowart. Rectenwald, the very next batter, then hit her second home run of the day, a three-run shot to leftfield to give the Bucs' a 5-2 advantage.

Presbyterian responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth; however, enough damage had been dealt by the Bucs as they held on for the 5-4 win. The game was called in the bottom of the seventh due to darkness.

Senior Whitney Leon (Dandridge, Tenn.) earned the win on the mound for ETSU, matching a career-high with seven strikeouts in six-and-one-third innings of work.

Fox, who leads the Bucs with 23 hits and 12 runs, extended her hit streak to nine games, going 3-for-8 with a steal on the day.


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