Third seeded Bucs to face fourth seeded North Florida in first round of the Atlantic Sun Tournament

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 25, 2010) - The ETSU baseball team is set to face fourth seeded North Florida Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Tournament at Dugan Field on the Lipscomb campus in Nashville, Tenn.

 

ETSU (30-26, 15-12 A-Sun) comes into the tournament with its first ever winning record in Atlantic Sun conference play. The Bucs also recorded their first 30-win season since 2006 when the Buccaneers made it to the A-Sun tournament championship game. ETSU features the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year and CoSIDA Academic All-American First Team selection Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.). Hoilman leads the A-Sun in batting average (.428), hits (95), runs (76), home runs (24), total bases (194) and slugging percentage (.874).

 

The Bucs are 7-8 all-time against the Ospreys having lost two of three at home to North Florida earlier this year. Under head coach Tony Skole, ETSU is 3-3 in Atlantic Sun Tournament play.

 

UNF (29-26, 14-12 A-Sun) is currently on a five game losing streak after being swept by FGCU last weekend. The Ospreys are led by first team all-conference selection Preston Hale as he is hitting a team best .387 with 20 doubles, nine home runs and 58 RBI.

 

Live stats and audio are available by clicking the links above. Fans can also listen to all of ETSU's tournament games live on the radio on the Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation's family of stations, which include WKPT-AM (1400) and WKPT-FM (94.3) in Kingsport, WOPI-AM (1490) and WOPI-FM (97.9) in Bristol, and WKTP-AM (1590) and WKTP-FM (97.7) in Johnson City. Tune in one half hour before the game to catch all analysis on the Atmos Energy Dugout show, and don't forget to stay with us after the game on the 10th Inning Show presented by General Shale.

 

All of the games will also be broadcast free on ASun.TV. The A-Sun baseball tournament is a double-elimination tournament with games from May 26-29. The A-Sun championship game slated for Saturday at 1 p.m. Fans can follow along with the tournament by clicking the link above.

 

For more information on ETSU baseball and all other Buccaneer athletic news please visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

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