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Buccaneer Baseball falls to Georgia Southern, 5-1
Saturday, March 19, 2005
With the win, the Eagles stay perfect at 5-0 in Southern Conference game and are 12-7 overall. The Bucs fall to 11-4, 2-3 in SoCon games.
The Bucs scored their run in the bottom of the third. With one down, senior second baseman Nick Crowe (
The Eagles put the game away with three runs in the top of the seventh. With two outs, Brent Stephens walked and would score on a triple to center by Brett Pelphrey. Derrick Smith then followed with a towering two-run homer over the right field wall.
Evans (3-3) was dominant Saturday afternoon, allowing just seven singles in the win. He tied his career-high with eight strikeouts and walked just one Buccaneer batter.
ETSU junior lefty Brian Lovett (
Byrne and sophomore right fielder Stephen Douglas (
Hurst and Pelphrey led the Eagles with two hits while Smith had a game-high two RBIs.
"We have not been very opportunistic offensively in this series," said ETSU head coach Tony Skole following the game. "Georgia Southern has gotten big hits and they have also made big plays in the field."The Bucs and Eagles conclude their three-game SoCon weekend series tomorrow afternoon at from