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Buccaneer Baseball wins 5-4 thriller over Virginia Tech
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
BLACKSBURG, Va. (Apr. 19, 2005) - With two outs in the top of the ninth, East Tennessee State sophomore centerfielder Stephen Douglas (Kennesaw, Ga.) belted a three-run home run to tie Tuesday night's game against Virginia Tech from English Field in Blacksburg, Va. Junior left fielder Josiah Glafenhein (Knoxville, Tenn.) then scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the 10th to give the Bucs a 5-4 victory over the Hokies.
The game was scoreless through the first six innings as Buccaneer freshman lefty Joey McCown (
Virginia Tech (13-17) was able to break through in the bottom of the seventh with three runs on four hits. With one down in the inning, Matt Hacker and Jose Cueto hit back-to-back singles followed by a two-run triple by Bryan Thomas. Thomas would later cross the plate on a single by Matt Foley.
The Hokies pushed another run across in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI single by Cueto.
ETSU then scored the winning run in the top of the tenth. With two outs, Glafenhein doubled down the left field line. He would advance to third on a wild pitch and crossed the plate as another pitch got to the backstop.
Randy Buffington was charged with the loss (0-2) for the Hokies, giving up one run and striking out two in an inning of work.
Cueto, Thomas and Foley led the Hokies with two hits in the loss.
The Bucs return to Southern Conference action this weekend as they travel to