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ETSU plays longball, defeats Radford 13-3
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Apr. 27, 2005) - ETSU scored 13 unanswered runs and hit five homers, defeating Radford, 13-3, Wednesday afternoon from Cardinal Park in Johnson City, Tenn. In the game, Buccaneer freshman righty Robbie Campbell (
With the victory, the Bucs move to 25-11 and win their sixth game in a row. Radford falls to 11-28 on the season.
Radford jumped ahead with three runs in the top of the first. Jesse Ross doubled to right-center to lead off the game, and crossed the plate as the next batter, Alan Ashworth, singled to right. Mark Fleisher then belted a two-run homer over the right field wall.
Between the second and sixth innings, the ETSU offense erupted, scoring 13 runs to run away with the game.
ETSU plated three runs in the top of the second. With two outs, sophomore designated hitter Mike Giroud (
The Bucs then scored four runs in the bottom of the third. With one out in the inning, sophomore centerfielder Stephen Douglas (
The Buccaneers put four more runs on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Senior second baseman Justin Clear (
ETSU scored its final run in the bottom of the sixth on a solo homer to right by Hargis, his third of the season.
After allowing the first three Radford batters to score,
Radford's Derek Creger was charged with the loss (0-3), allowing four earned runs on five hits in one inning of work.
Hargis and Roberts led the Bucs at the plate, each going 3-for-5 in the win. Four Buccaneers scored two runs while Church and Roberts had three RBIs.
For the Highlanders, Ashworth, Nate Toth and Nachion Moore had two hits while Fleisher drove in two runs.
The Bucs return to action Saturday afternoon in a pivotal doubleheader against SoCon rival
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