ATLANTA, Ga. — Chris Hicks earned his 7th save of the season to help lead Georgia Tech (24-5) to a 5-4 victory over East Tennessee State (6-21). The Yellow Jackets scored the first 5 runs of the game before the Buccaneers answered with 4 runs of their own, including 3 solo home runs. Luke Murton hit a two-run double to start the Yellow Jackets scoring, but 3 ETSU errors on a single play allowed Tech to score what turned out to be the deciding run.
Georgia Tech remains undefeated in mid-week games this season, but has a tough stretch of games coming up. They first head to Cary, NC, for a 3-game series against the North Carolina Tar Heels before returning home for a mid-week game against the Georgia Bulldogs and a weekend series against the Miami Hurricanes. East Tennessee State returns to the Atlanta area this weekend to take on the Kennesaw State Owls. Continue reading
Miami (FL) 13 FIU 2
MIAMI, Fla. – Sophomore right-hander David Gutierrez no-hit Florida International for the first three innings and No. 2 Miami erupted for 11 runs during those innings as the Hurricanes cruised past the Golden Panthers, 13-2, at University Park Wednesday night. Miami improved to 23-2 matching the best start ever by a Jim Morris coached team at UM. Continue reading
ATLANTA, Ga. — Georgia Tech scored 11 unanswered runs to rally back from a 6-2 deficit and beat the Buccaneers of East Tennessee State 13-6. Catcher Jason Haniger and first baseman Tony Plagman hit home runs for the Yellow Jackets. Charlie Blackmon and Brad Feltes added two hits each. Center fielder Jacob Fabry led the Buccaneers with 3 hits.
Game 2 of the mid-week series continues Wednesday at 6pm. Freshman RHP Brandon Cumpton (1-0, 4.88) takes the mound for the Yellow Jackets, facing ETSU’s senior LHP Matt McGahey (0-1, 6.91) Continue reading
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MACON, Ga. – Stetson is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as Atlantic Sun Conference baseball champion in 2008 in the league’s preseason poll. The Hatters garnered eight of 12 first place votes in the poll conducted among the conference’s head coaches. Hatter outfielder Justin Bass and Lipscomb catcher Caleb Joseph split preseason Player of the Year honors, while Lipscomb’s Rex Brothers claimed Pitcher of the Year honors. Continue reading
The Auburn Tigers have released their 2008 schedule which opens on Febraury 22nd when East Tennennsee State visits Auburn for a four game set. The Tigers will then face Florida State in a four game series starting on Feb. 28th and 29th before heading to Tallhassee to play two more games against the Seminoles. They will play a full SEC schedule which is highlighted by visits from South Carolina and Mississippi State. They will also have a two tough three game series at Vanderbilt on April 18th-20th and Alabama on April 25th-27th. The full schedule is available here.
New Tennessee coach Todd Raleigh is starting to fill in his first recruiting class in Knoxville. He reached into middle Tennessee and plucked Adam Adkins, the cousin of former Vol and Mount Juliet, TN ace James Adkins. Adkins was 11-0 with a 1.07 ERA and 107 strikeouts for Goodpasture in 2007. His accolades include two no-hitters, one in the 8-AA championship tournament.
Tom Kreager of the Tennessean reported on the commitment of Adkins, who chose Tennessee over interest from Alabama-Birmingham, Belmont, East Tennessee State, Georgia, Kentucky, Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee State and Ole Miss.
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The Citadel took the Rubber game of their series against East Tennessee State on Sunday by a score of 11-4. They were led on offense by Zach Brown who hit a home run on the day. Senior pitcher Justin Smith who struck out eleven batters in eight innings.
East Tennessee State bounced back today with a 5-3 victory in 13 innings over The Citadel. The Bucs were able to scratch across two runs in the 13th inning to pull out the victory. The Citadel got two runners on in the 13th but were unable to get any of them across against reliever Caleb Glafenhein who did give up the two tying runs in the bottom of the ninth to force the game to extra frames. Glafenhein pitched six innings while only giving up those two runs. Link Saunders pitched 2.0 innings while giving up the winning runs and getting his first loss of the season. Justin Aughey led the Bucs with three hits and two RBI’s. The Citadel was led on offense by Matt Arnold who hit the big homerun to start the rally in the ninth inning. The teams will be back in action tomorrow to play the rubber game of the series.
The Citadel Recap
The Citadel opened the 2007 campaign with a 13-6 victory over the Buccaneers of East Tennennsee State. The Citadel was led by a solid start by Wes Wrenn who gave up 3 runs in six innings of work.
The Citadel Recap
The Citadel will open the season this weekend against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers for a 3 game weekend series. The Bulldogs will start Wes Wrenn on Friday night against ETSU starter Brandon Langston. Saturday’s matchup will be Matt Crim against Drew Story. In the final game, Justin Smith will take the mound for the Bulldogs against an unknown starter.
The Citadel Game Notes
ETSU Season Preview