Bruins complete sweep of Baseball Bucs in 11 innings
Kerry Doane
Kerry Doane

Monday, April 18, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 17, 2011) - The ETSU baseball team gave up seven unanswered runs as the Bucs were swept by Belmont 9-8 in 11 innings on Sunday afternoon at Shelby Park in Nashville, Tenn.
 
Belmont's Vinny Casha brought in the game winning run in the bottom of the 11th as Nate Woods came in to score on his sacrifice fly to center to end the game.
 
Junior Bo Reeder (Cookeville, Tenn.) was tabbed with his first loss of the season after surrendering three runs on five hits in 2.2 innings of work after coming into the game in the ninth.
 
The Bucs (22-12, 11-8 A-Sun) were outhit 15-10 in the contest. The Bruins (20-17, 9-9 A-Sun) saw all nine starters post at least one hit, while Derek Hamblen led the way for Belmont going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI.
 
Jon Ivie earned the win for the Bruins after throwing 3.1 scoreless innings to close out the game. Ivie allowed only one hit in the outing while striking out one with a walk.
 
ETSU grabbed its first lead of the series in the top of the first as Matthew Scruggs (Knoxville, Tenn.) came around to score on a Belmont error.
 
In the top of the fourth, the Bucs extended their lead to 5-0 after back-to-back homers by Kerry Doane (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.). Doane's second home run of the season brought home three runs for ETSU.
 
The Bruins would answer scoring two runs on three hits in the bottom half of the frame to cut the Buccaneer lead to 5-2.
 
The Bucs increased their advantage to 7-2 in the top of the fifth as Dylan Pratt (Johnson City, Tenn.) homered for the ninth time on the season.
 
Hoilman made it 8-2 ETSU in the sixth as he came around to score after an Andrew Green (Powell, Tenn.) infield single and a throwing error by Belmont's Greg Brody.
 
Belmont would get things started offensively in the bottom half of the seventh as Hamblen brought the Bucs advantage to 8-3 on sac fly to left.
 
The Bruins continued to chip away at the Buccaneer lead in the eighth inning as they plated three runs on three hits highlighted by a Jared Breen RBI single to make the score 8-6.
 
Belmont evened things at 8-all in the bottom of the ninth. After Reeder gave up a lead-off single to Dylan Craig, Hamblen sent a 1-0 pitch over the fence in right for a two-run homer.
 
ETSU returns to action on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. as the Bucs host Virginia Tech in a non-conference game at Cardinal Park. For more information on ETSU baseball and all other Buccaneer athletic news please visit www.ETSUBucs.com.
                                   
Belmont 9, ETSU 8 (April 17, 2011 at Nashville, Tenn.) (11 innings)
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ETSU............ 100 421 000 00       -     8      10     1    (22-12, 11-8 A-Sun)
BU................. 000 200 132 01       -     9      15     2    (20-17, 9-9 A-Sun)
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Win - Jon Ivie (3-1) Loss - Bo Reeder (0-1)
HR - ETSU - Kerry Doane(2); Paul Hoilman (9); Dylan Pratt (9)
BU - Derek Hamblen (6)
 
 
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