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Russell grand slam sparks Baseball Bucs to sweep of Gardner-Webb
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Trailing 3-0 and having collected just one hit entering the sixth inning of the opening game, the Bucs (14-7) loaded the bases with two walks and an infield single. Russell drove Gardner-Webb starter Josh Drewery's 1-1 pitch into a strong wind and over the left field wall for his fourth home run of the season, giving the Bucs a 4-3 lead.
Junior Brandon Langston (
Freshman Ryan Self (
After the Bulldogs (10-13) tied the game in the second, the Bucs tacked on two more runs in the third on RBI single by Petro and freshman Tanner Moore (
Leading 3-1 in the fourth, the Bucs pulled away with three more runs, highlighted by senior C.J. Lee's (
Freshman Todd Caldwell (
In addition to Petro and Russell's stellar offensive performances, freshman Justin Tramble (
The teams conclude the series Sunday afternoon at Varsity Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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