CHARLESTON, S.C. – Mother nature played a role in The Citadel’s final home game of the season as a pair of lightning delays played a part in ETSU’s 9-0, eight-inning victory Sunday afternoon at Joe Riley Park.
Score: ETSU93, The Citadel 0 (8 innings)
Records: ETSU (31-17, 10-10 SoCon), The Citadel (10-40, 3-18 SoCon)
Series: ETSU wins series 3-0
Location: Charleston, South Carolina (Joe Riley Park)
· Coming out of the first lightning delay, ETSU scored four runs in the third inning to push its advantage to 5-0.
How it Happened
· ETSU got on the board in the second inning as David Beam started the inning with a double and scored on a single from Colby Emmertz.
· The Bucs came out of the weather delay and put up four runs in the third inning. Noah Hill had the big hit in the inning with a two-run single to left center.
· ETSU added a run in the fourth as they had runners on the corners with no outs. A caught stealing at second allowed the runner from third to score.
· The Bucs would add single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings for the final margin.
Inside the Box Score
· Jordan Flanders (0-5) came out and retired the side in order in the first and allowed an unearned run in the second.
· Then a lightning delay came and Flanders was not as effective after the delay. The freshman finished by allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits over 2.2 innings.
· Cameron Reeves was the most effective of the Bulldog relievers as he retired all three hitters he faced, including one via the strikeout.
· Ben Peden had the bat going in his final home game as he went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.
· Lane Botkin singled through the right side for the ‘Dogs only other hit on the day.