ETSU baseball has four-game win streak snapped against SIU Edwardsville
Paul Hoilman
Paul Hoilman

Sunday, March 14, 2010

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 14, 2010) - The ETSU baseball team saw its four-game win streak snapped Sunday as the Bucs fell to SIU Edwardsville 16-10 at Cardinal Park in the final game of the series.

 

"Today was one of those days for our ball club," said head coach Tony Skole. "We got out to an early lead, but our bullpen could not slow down their offense.  I give a lot of credit to SIU Edwardsville. They took it to us in the middle part of the game, and we didn't have an answer. I'll take the blame for today's loss as I just did not manage our ball club very well."

 

Freshman Kerry Doane (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) was tabbed with the loss for the Bucs (10-3) falling to 1-1 on the year after surrendering four runs on four hits in an inning of work.

 

Reliever Josh Hoguet earned the win for the Cougars (3-11) ending their seven game skid. Hoguet allowed three runs on four hits in 4.2 innings with five strikeouts and one walk.

 

SIUE's Adam Eggemeyer hit for the cycle in the ninth with a single up the middle as he was 5-for-5 on the day.

 

Sophomore Bo Reeder (Cookeville, Tenn.) and first baseman Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.) led the Bucs offensively in the game. Reeder was 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI, while Hoilman was 3-for-4 with two home runs and three driven in.

 

"We did a lot of things well today, but just could not overcome our mistakes," Skole said. "We have to respond in a hurry as we have four games next week with our Atlantic Sun season getting underway."

 

ETSU jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first. After a Matthew Scruggs (Knoxville, Tenn.) double and a Derek Niesman (Wellington, Fla.) walk, Hoilman crushed a three-run shot over the fence in left. Later in the inning, Reeder deposited his third home run of the season over the right field fence for a solo home run.

 

SIU Edwardsville cut into the Buccaneer lead in the top of the second on a three-run home run by Thad Hawkins to make the score 4-3.

 

Catcher Derek Trent (Kingsport, Tenn.) extended the ETSU lead to 5-3 in the bottom of the second as he brought in Garrett May (Marietta, Ga.) on a sacrifice fly to center. In the next at bat, Reeder singled through the left side scoring Niesman to make the score 6-3 Bucs.

 

The Cougars pushed across a run in the top of the fourth as Joel Greatting came in to score on a ball hit to first by Travis Becherer to cut the ETSU lead to 6-4.

 

James Vasquez pulled SIUE within a run in the top of the fifth as he homered to left to bring the Buccaneer lead to 6-5. Later in the inning, the Cougars jumped in front 8-6 on a three-run home run to right by Greatting.

 

The Bucs pulled within a run in the bottom of the fifth as Reeder came in to score on a ball hit to second to make the score 8-7. Hoguet came in for SIUE in the inning and got the Cougars out of a no outs, bases loaded jam getting a double play ball and a strikeout to end the inning.

 

SIU Edwardsville scored three runs in the top of the sixth on a RBI double by Eggemeyer and a RBI single by Zach Hawkins to extend its lead to 11-7.

 

In the top of the seventh, the Cougars put the game out of reach scoring five runs on four hits highlighted by a two-run home run by Eggemeyer to take a 16-7 lead.

 

After being held scoreless in the sixth and seventh, Scruggs got the ETSU offense going again in the eighth as he powered a two-run home run to deep center to cut the SIUE lead to 16-9. ETSU added a run later in the inning on a solo home run by Hoilman, his second of the day, to bring the score to 16-10.

 

ETSU was unable to rally in the ninth as the Bucs were retired in order to make the final 16-10.

 

The Bucs are back in action Wednesday at 7 p.m. as they head to Tennessee Tech for a non-conference game. Please visit www.ETSUBucs.com for more information on ETSU baseball and all other Buccaneer athletic news.

 

 

SIU Edwardsville 16, ETSU 10 (March 14, 2010 at Johnson City, Tenn.)
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SIUE.............. 030  143  500  - 16   21     0   (3-12)

ETSU............ 420  010  030  - 10   14     2   (10-3)

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Pitchers: ETSU - Bo Reeder; Kerry Doane (5); Scott McNally (6); Bo Burton (7); Drew Story (9); Pete Whittingslow (9); Derek Bushey (9)

SIUE - Tony Schaeffer; Josh Hoguet (5); Dustin Quattrochi (9)

Win - Josh Hoguet (1-1) Loss - Kerry Doane (1-1)

HR - ETSU - Paul Hoilman 2(7); Bo Reeder (3); Matthew Scruggs (1)

SIUE - Thad Hawkins (1); James Vasquez (1); Joel Greatting (1); Adam Eggemeyer (5)  

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