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Bucs fall to Jacksonville, 4-3
Friday, May 11, 2007
Trailing 3-1 in the sixth inning, the Bucs (26-24, 11-11 A-Sun) loaded the bases with no outs, but were only able to push across one run on senior C.J. Lee's (Bristol, Va.) single to left field, bringing home sophomore Troy Mendez (Roswell, Ga.), and an infield fly and a double play ended the threat without further damage.
The Dolphins (26-24, 11-11 A-Sun) restored their two-run advantage in the seventh, but ETSU again rallied in the bottom half, plating a run on junior Anthony Russell's (
The Bucs again threatened in the eighth, putting runners at second and third with just one out, but Lee was cut down at home for the second out and a pick off bailed the Dolphins out of yet another jam.
In all, the Bucs stranded 10 runners on the night, the second consecutive game ETSU left double-digit base runners.
ETSU starter Brandon Langston (
Mendez finished the day 1-for-3 with two runs scored, hitting his second home run of the season in the first inning; a solo shot to tie the game at one. Russell and Lee along with senior John Weddle (
The teams continue the series Saturday afternoon with a 2 p.m. first pitch at