ETSU baseball blasts the Bisons on Senior Day, 14-7
Dustin Plumlee
Dustin Plumlee

Saturday, May 16, 2009

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 16, 2009) - The ETSU baseball team powered out eight extra base hits as the Bucs defeated Lipscomb 14-7 on senior day Saturday at Cardinal Park.

 

The Bucs improve to 24-27 overall and 10-20 in conference play, while Lipscomb falls to 23-31 and 17-13 in league play.

 

Senior Dustin Plumlee (Powell, Tenn.) picked up his fourth win of the year throwing three scoreless innings scattering four hits with a walk and a strikeout. Charles Williams was tabbed with the loss giving up eight runs (one earned) in five innings with three walks and struck out three.

 

ETSU had five starters with multiple hits as Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.) and third baseman Bo Reeder (Cookeville, Tenn.) led the way. Hoilman was 2-for-3 in the game with two home runs, walked twice, scored three runs and drove in five, while Reeder was 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, scored twice and had four RBI.

 

Justin Sanders was a perfect 5-for-5 for Lipscomb as he drove in three and had a double.

 

The Bisons took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a RBI single by catcher Chandler Wicks. Later in the inning, Wicks came in to score on a sac fly to center by centerfielder Allen Bolden to make the score 2-0.

 

ETSU exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the third on a solo home run to left by shortstop Garrett May (Roswell, Ga.), a three-run home run to left by Hoilman and a two-run shot to right by Reeder to take a 7-2 lead. Reeder's home run was the 15th on the season and ties the freshmen home run record set by Derek Trent (Kingsport, Tenn.) in 2008.

 

The Bucs added another run in the bottom of the fourth as Hoilman drew a walk with the bases load to extend the lead to 8-2.

 

Lipscomb narrowed the gap in the top of the sixth scoring four runs on four hits to cut the lead to 8-6.

 

In the bottom of the seventh, the Bucs added four insurance runs on RBI a RBI single by Trent, a RBI double by Reeder and a two-run double by May to give the Bucs a 12-6 advantage.

 

The Bisons added a run in the top of the eighth on a RBI single by first baseman Justin Sanders to make the score 12-7.

 

Hoilman hit his second home run of the day in the bottom of the eighth launching a solo shot over the fence in right center to extend the ETSU lead to 13-7. The Bucs added one more run in the inning on a RBI double by Reeder to make the final 14-7.

 

ETSU is back in action Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Melching Field in DeLand, Fla. as the Bucs take on Jacksonville in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Tournament. Please visit www.ETSUBucs.com for more information on ETSU baseball and all other Buccaneer athletic news.

 

ETSU 14, Lipscomb 7 (May 16, 2009 at Johnson City, Tenn.)
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LU.................. 020  004  01     -  7    14     4   (23-31, 17-13 A-Sun)

ETSU............ 007  100  42x    - 14   13     1   (24-27, 10-20 A-Sun)

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Pitchers: ETSU - Ben Andrews; Dustin Plumlee (3); Paul Hoilman (6); Bo Burton (6)

LU - Charles Williams; Davey Hackett (6); Kyle Tognazzini (7)

Win - Dustin Plumlee (4-5) Loss - Charles Williams (1-7)

HR - ETSU - Garrett May (6); Paul Hoilman 2(17); Bo Reeder (15)

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