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Buccaneer baseball splits doubleheader against Xavier
Thursday, February 16, 2006
The Bucs (3-3) took game one 10-7, led by Byrne and senior first baseman Blake Church (
Trailing 3-2 entering the frame, senior shortstop Chuck Hargis (
Senior Jeremy Hall (
The Musketeers (1-1) responded in the nightcap, exploding for seven eighth inning runs, breaking open a tie game and cruising to a 10-5 victory.
With the game tied at three entering the inning, the Musketeers sent seven batters to the plate and scored six runs off of three Buccaneer pitchers before ETSU recorded a single out. Third baseman Drew Roberts delivered the death blow for the Musketeers, crushing a three-run homer off freshman Darren Caldwell (
Tony Lombardi took the loss for the Bucs, falling to 0-2, and Matt Lucas picked up the win in relief of starter Bill Konecny.
The game two victory snapped an 11 game Buccaneer winning streak in the series.
The two teams meet again Friday afternoon in the series finale. First pitch is scheduled for