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2013 Nashville NCAA Regional Day 2 Recap

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senior RHP Buck Farmer was in complete command of East Tennessee State, but it was a nearly two hour lightning delay in the seventh inning that knocked him from the game as Georgia Tech staved off elimination Saturday at Hawkins Field with a 5-1 win over the Buccaneers in the Nashville Regional.

The second-seeded Yellow Jackets built a 5-0 lead for Farmer when the inclement weather moved in, and Jonathan Roberts fired three effective innings after the break to finish off the victory and keep his team alive. Continue reading

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2013 Nashville NCAA Regional Day 1 Recap

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Illinois held off a late rally by Georgia Tech and the Yellow Jackets brought the winning run to the plate in the ninth inning but could not complete the comeback as the Illini won the opener of the NCAA Nashville Regional, 6-4, Friday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn.

Daniel Palka was 3-for-5 with a triple, an RBI, scored twice and also pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief for the second-seeded Jackets, who slipped to 34-26 and drop to the losers’ bracket in the Nashville Regional. Tech faces the loser of Friday night’s Vanderbilt/East Tennessee State game in an elimination game at 3 p.m. ET Saturday. Illinois, the third-seed, improved to 35-18. Continue reading

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SoCon Adds ETSU, Mercer and VMI

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SoConLogoHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – East Tennessee State University, Mercer University and the Virginia Military Institute have been extended invitations to join the Southern Conference beginning July 1, 2014, SoCon Commissioner John Iamarino announced from the league’s spring meetings Thursday.

ETSU and Mercer have accepted the invitations to join the conference next year, while VMI is expected to formally ratify joining the league Friday when its Board of Visitors meets. Continue reading

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2013 Nashville NCAA Regional Preview

Vanderbilt2013RegionalFeaturedThere’s talent galore in Nashville. As a matter of fact, 20% of the Golden Spikes Award semifinalists will lead their teams in the Nashville Regional hosted by Vanderbilt. You will be hard pressed to find a better group of frontline starters than those packed together in this regional. Kevin Ziomek, Tyler Beede, Buck Farmer, Kevin Duchene, and Kerry Roane will all do their best to make Nashville a low-scoring affair while the likes of Tony Kemp, Daniel Palka, Zane Evans, Justin Parr, and Clinton Freeman know that a great offense is key to a memorable postseason run. The 2013 Nashville Regional looks to be a fun time in the country music capital, so without further ado let’s take a look at the teams. Continue reading

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CBD Column: ETSU off to Strong Start

ETSUFeaturedTony Skole admits that his 2012 East Tennessee State baseball team struggled. But, the Buccaneers have put the previous campaign behind them and boast an 8-3 record thus far in the young 2013 season.

Go back to the year 2011 and the Bucs finished with an RPI ranking of 33 and a 36-21 record. From there, players graduated and holes developed in the rotation and lineup. Continue reading

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2012 Atlantic Sun Preseason Coaches Poll

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MACON, Ga. – Stetson and Jacksonville sit atop the 2012 Atlantic Sun Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll after landing a combined six student-athletes on the all-conference team. The Hatters’ Kurt Schluter earned the Preseason Pitcher of the Year honor, while the Dolphins’ Adam Brett Walker received Player of the Year recognition for the upcoming season. Continue reading

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Kyle Bunn added to East Tennessee State Coaching Staff

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Former Alabama pitching coach Kyle Bunn was hired as the new pitching coach at East Tennessee State. Bunn resigned abruptly from Alabama in December 2010, citing personal reasons for leaving the Crimson Tide program. Before working at Alabama, he had coaching stints at Clemson, Ole Miss, and Jefferson Davis Community College. Continue reading