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ETSU baseball falls to Winthrop, 8-4
Jacob Fabry
Jacob Fabry

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

ROCK HILL, S.C. (March 4, 2009) - The ETSU baseball team fell to Winthrop Wednesday afternoon at the Winthrop Ballpark in Rock Hill, S.C., 8-4.

 

The Eagles took the lead in the bottom of the first as Kevin Nolan singled in a run to make the score 1-0. Winthrop added another run on an Eddie Rohan grounder to third to extend the lead to 2-0.

 

Jacob Fabry (Chattanooga, Tenn.) got the Bucs (4-2) on the board in the top of the fifth as he brought in Derek Trent (Kingsport, Tenn.) on a single to left center to cut the Eagle lead to 2-1.

 

In the bottom of the sixth, Winthrop added to its lead driving in four runs on five hits to make the score 6-1 Eagles.

 

Rohan added two more insurance runs for the Eagles in the bottom of the seventh on a double down the left field line to increase the Winthrop lead to 8-1.

 

ETSU cut into the lead in the top of the eighth as Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.) came in to score on a Danny Petro (Atlanta, Ga.) liner through the right side to make the score 8-2. 

 

Hoilman added another run in the top of the ninth as he drove in Ben Allen (Kingsport, Tenn.) on a grounder to first to cut the lead to 8-3. In the next at bat Fabry came in to score on a passed ball to make the final 8-4.

 

Fabry led ETSU offensively going 2-for-4 with a double and drove in a run.

 

The Bucs are back in action Friday at 7 p.m. as they open conference play at home against Kennesaw State. Please visit www.ETSUBucs.com for more information on ETSU baseball and all other Buccaneer athletic news.

 

Winthrop 8, ETSU 4 (March 4, 2009 at Rock Hill, S.C.)
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ETSU.........000  010  012   -  4  7  0  (4-2)

WU….. ......200  004  20X   -  8  11  0  (7-2)

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Pitchers: ETSU - Josh Gonzaga; Ben Andrews (3); Dustin Plumlee (6); Darren Caldwell (7); Bo Reeder (8)

WU - Ken Monteith; Owen Reid (6); Dane Yoder (7); Pat Fortunato (8); Greg Hough (8); Cory McGinnis (9); Tyler Mizenko (9)
Win - Ken Monteith (1-0) Loss - Josh Gonzaga (0-1)