JOHNSON CITY, TN- With three unanswered runs in the last five innings, the ETSU comeback fell short as the Blue and Gold lost game one of the series to Furman at Thomas Stadium 6-5 even with strong relief pitching from Griffin Krieg (Nashville, Tenn.) and great offense and defense by Robby McCabe (New Port Richey, Fla.).
Krieg posted one of his best outings of the season as he entered the game in the sixth inning. He tossed four innings of one hit ball without a run to score and sat down ten Paladins in order. He didn’t allow a walk and struck out a pair on Friday night.
Offensively, ETSU tallied eight hits with three Buccaneers notching two-hit games. McCabe had two singles and a sacrifice bunt that gave ETSU the chance to comeback in the ninth inning. He also had a great day defensively at shortstop as he corralled seven groundouts. Lance Mays (Ridgely, Tenn.) broke up the Furman no-hitter in the fourth inning with a single to right. Mays finished his day going 2-4 with a run scored. Trey York (Knoxville, Tenn.) gapped two doubles and plated a RBI while touching home once. Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) hit his eighth double of the year and started the scoring for the Bucs with two runs scored off his hit in the third inning.
Courtesy: East Tennessee Athletics