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ETSU baseball wins eighth straight game with victory over Panthers, 17-15
Saturday, April 25, 2009
The eight game win streak is the longest since the Bucs won their first eight in 2005. ETSU is now 22-19 on the season and 9-12 in league play. The Panthers fall to 17-22 overall and 9-9 in conference play.
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The Bucs pounded out 12 extra base hits in the game, and were led offensivly by catcher Derek Trent (
First baseman Paul Hoilman (
The Panthers got on the board in the top of the third scoring three runs on a two-run single by centerfielder Bill Manion and a RBI single by first baseman Kyle Mahoney to take a 3-2 lead.
ETSU answered in the bottom of the third as Mendez launched a two-run home run over the fence in right for the ninth time on the year to give the Bucs a 4-3 lead.
The Bucs added two more in the bottom of the fourth on a solo home run to right by centerfielder Matthew Scruggs (
In the bottom of the fifth, the Buccaneers exploded for six runs on five hits highlighted by a solo shot to right by Hoilman and a RBI triple to right center by Scruggs to take a commanding 12-3 lead.
ETSU added a couple insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth on a RBI double by the designated hitter Danny Petro (
The Panthers got two more runs in the top of the seventh on a two-run home run by Fulginiti to cut the lead to 14-7.
In the top of the eighth, High Point narrowed the Buccaneer lead to 14-13 scoring six runs on eight straight hits including a RBI double by Billy Alvino and a two-run single by left fielder Pablo Rosario.
Fabry tacked on another run in the bottom of the eighth as he doubled down the line in left to score Scruggs to give the Bucs a 15-13 lead. Trent added two more in the inning on a two-run double down the right field line to make the score 17-13.
Senior Darren Caldwell (
The Bucs are back in action tomorrow at 1 p.m. as they take on
ETSU............ 202 262 03x - 17 20 3 (22-19, 9-12 A-Sun)
HPU - Jamie Serber; Spencer Andrews (5); Mikel Rodenberg (7); Nick Schumacher (8)
Home Runs - ETSU -
HPU - Max Fulginiti 2(2)
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