Long ball powers ETSU past FGCU

JOHNSON CITY, TN- Seniors Trey York (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Kevin Phillips (St. Louis, Mo.) each connected with a two-run homer for ETSU, and senior Lee Haeberle (Hendersonville, Tenn.) tossed seven innings with eight strikeouts en route to a 6-4 victory over FGCU in Thomas Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Phillips went 2-3 with a double and the go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh for the Bucs. He ended the day with four RBIs and touching home once. York started the three-run third for ETSU as he cranked a two-run homer to left field. He finished game two of the series going 1-2 with two RBIs, a pair of walks, and two runs scored. Jeremy Taylor (Fayetteville, Ga.) was the third senior for ETSU who had a multi-hit game as he tallied two singles.

Haeberle offered another solid outing for the Blue and Gold on Saturday. He surrendered all four runs, but he earned the win as the Bucs rallied for two runs in his last inning of work. He struck out nine Eagles and walked just one in the outing. Ryan Simpler (Lewes, Del.) came out of the bullpen for the second time this season and made quick work of FGCU as he only used 13 pitches in the eighth. Peyton Taylor (Kingsport, Tenn.) picked up his second save of the year as he closed out the ninth inning.

ETSU moves to 9-9 on the year, while FGCU falls to 9-11. Haeberle earned his second win of the season, and Sterling Koerner was pinned with his third loss of the year.

Courtesy: Eastern Tennessee State Athletics

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