Kennesaw State nips ETSU in game two, 5-4
Paul Hoilman
Paul Hoilman

Saturday, April 23, 2011

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 22, 2011) -  The ETSU baseball team dropped its sixth straight contest as Kennesaw State rallied for four runs in the seventh to defeat the Bucs 5-4 Friday night in game two of the series at Cardinal Park.
 
KSU's Bryan Blough logged his second straight complete game as he struck out a career-high 14 batters en route to his third win of the year, while senior Bo Burton (Kingsport, Tenn.) was tabbed with his third loss after giving up five runs on ten hits in 6.1 innings with five strikeouts and three walks.
 
The Owls (24-18, 11-8 A-Sun) outhit the Bucs (22-15, 11-10 A-Sun) for the second straight game, 10-7. Catcher Derek Trent (Kingsport, Tenn.) led the way offensively for ETSU as he was the only player with multiple hits going 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI.
 
Ethan Herron gave the Owls a 1-0 lead in the top of the second as sent a solo home run over the left field fence.
 
The Bucs tied the game at 1-all in the bottom of the fourth on Paul Hoilman's (Johnson City, Tenn.) tenth home run of the season as he hit a mammoth shot to left. Two batters later, Trent sent the second homer of the inning to left center to give ETSU a 2-1 advantage.
 
Kennesaw State plated four runs in the top of the seventh to recapture the lead, 5-2. After an RBI double by Aaron Dobbs, Andy Chriscaden deposited a three-run homer to left center for his 11th home run of the season.
 
Trent notched his second home run of the night in the bottom half of the frame as he crushed a 2-1 pitch to right for a two-run homer to cut the KSU lead to 5-4.
 
Bo Reeder (Cookeville, Tenn.) was phenomenal for the Bucs in relief as he came in with one out in the eighth and threw 1.2 scoreless innings of relief striking out four batters.
 
In the bottom of the ninth, ETSU put runners on  first and second with one out after a single by Trent, but Blough bore down and struck out the next two batters to close out the contest.
 
The Bucs and Owls are set to close out the series tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. as ETSU will look to avoid the sweep. For more information on Buccaneer baseball, visit ETSUBucs.com or follow the Bucs on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ETSUAthletics.
 
Kennesaw State 5, ETSU 4 (April 22, 2011 at Johnson City, Tenn.)
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KSU..............    010 000 400             -     5     10     1       (24-18, 11-8 A-Sun)
ETSU............   000 200 200             -      4      7      1       (22-15, 11-10 A-Sun)
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Win - Bryan Blough (3-3) Loss - Bo Burton (1-3)
HR - ETSU - Paul Hoilman (10); Derek Trent 2(9)
KSU - Ethan Herron (1); Andy Chriscaden (11)
 
 

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