JOHNSON CITY, TN- ETSU’s bats were hot on Sunday at Thomas Stadium as the Bucs connected with 18 hits in the rubber series against Furman as the Blue and Gold went on to win 13-9.
The first three hitters for ETSU came up big on Sunday’s rubber match as Robby McCabe (New Port Richey, Fla.), Trey York (Knoxville, Tenn.), and Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) each tallied at least three hits in the game. The trio finished the afternoon going 10-13 with seven singles, two doubles, and a solo home run. York tallied three RBIs as McCabe totaled a pair of RBIs and two runs scored. Owenby connected with two doubles and finished his day going 4-5.
Jeremy Taylor (Fayetteville, Ga.) kept his hot bat going as he went 2-3 with a bases clearing triple in the third inning to blow the game open for the Blue and Gold. He walked once and accounted for two runs scored for the Bucs. Blake Rowlett (Clarksville, Tenn.) contributed to the seven run third inning as he roped a two RBI single through the right side. He finished his day going 1-4 with three RBIs and a run scored. Lance Mays (Ridgely, Tenn.) smacked a double and a single while going 2-5 at the plate. The team walked seven times as compared to Furman’s one walk.
Victor Gonzalez (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) started the game for ETSU and was ruffed up early, but bounced back by tossing two scoreless frames and pitched an inning where an unearned run scored for the Paladins. The trio of pitchers that tossed for ETSU only allowed one walk in the 45 batters faced.
Courtesy: East Tennessee State Athletics