ETSU loses two in Charleston

from staff reports

   CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Senior right-hander T.A. Fulmer struck out a career-high 14 batters and did not allow a hit as The Citadel shut out East Tennessee State 6-0 Friday night.
   Fulmer, a Charleston native, became only the fifth Bulldog pitcher in school history to toss a no-hitter. The last Citadel pitcher to accomplish the feat was Rodney Hancock, who no-hit Furman on May 14, 1999. With the victory, Hancock remained a perfect 3-0 on the season.
   Jon Aughy had three hits and two runs to lead The Citadel charge. Chip Cannon, Jason Randall, Will Coker and Matt Dean provided the other scores.
   Ryan Hyder and Tim Turner reached base on walks to give the Bucs their only scoring opportunities. Reid Casey (3-4) took the loss for ETSU.
   Saturday saw the Bucs get some scoring in the form of runs by Michael Olroud and Hyder, but they did little to match the Bulldogs in a 8-2 loss.
   Brook Dantzler went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI's to lead The Citadel, who improved to 16-11, 10-2 in the Southern Conference, with a three-game sweep of the Bucs.
   ETSU now stands at 7-17, 1-8 in league play. Tim Turner (0-2) pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed six runs in the loss. Citadel starter Eric Talbert improved (2-2) after pitching five innings and striking out two.
   LAST BATTER BEATS VOLS
   from staff reports
   ATHENS, Ga. -- With two outs and no runners on base in the bottom of the ninth inning, Justin McClain slugged a game-winning home run to lift Georgia past Tennessee 9-7 in college baseball action on Friday.
   It was McClain's second home run of the game as his first capped a three-run rally by the Bulldogs (14-7, 6-1 SEC) in the seventh inning to tie the game 8-8.
   This came after the game tied in the sixth 5-5 with two outs, Tennessee's Walter Sevilla stepped in and drove the ball in the gap in right-center scoring three runs.
   Sevilla led the Vols (13-16, 1-6) with three hits, while Brandon Hopkins and Dennis Gomez each had two hits.
   Adam Swann went 3-for-4 and drove in five runs for Georgia, including a two-run homer in the third. Chad Lytle also collected three hits in the winning Bulldog effort.
   Relief pitcher Jeffrey Carswell (1-2) was credit with win for Georgia, while Joey Andrews (3-4) suffered the defeat for Tennessee.
   ETSU RUNNERS AT FLORIDA RELAYS
   from staff reports
   GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Freshman Brad Yewer (Newbury, England) took sixth place in the 1500 meters, lowering his best time this season to 3:54.79 and freshman teammate James Gruffetty (Glanmire, Ireland) was 20th in the field of 48 with a time of 4:00.68 to lead the ETSU track team in the Florida Relays.
   On the women's side, senior Lauren Campbell (Powell, Tenn.) finished sixth in her heat with a 4:53.60. The time placed her among the top ten times by Southern Conference runners this season.
   Senior Jennifer Howard and sophomore Kim Simmons, both of Knoxville, won their respective heats in the 400 meters. Howard had a season-best time of 56.34, while Simmons also bettered her season-best with a 57.77.
   LADY BUCS SPLIT WITH CHARLESTON
   from staff reports --
   East Tennessee State split a rainy doubleheader with the College of Charleston Saturday at Kiwanis Park, dropping the first contest 10-8 then winning 3-2 in game two.
   The Lady Cougars (13-19, 3-5 in the Southern Conference) were led by Lindsay Wyont with three RBI's. Beth Long and Martha McCall both added two RBI's.
   Julia Chance and Amy Moore both had two RBI's for the Lady Bucs, who were aided by home runs by Tiffany Vandergriff and Mary Beth Hazelwood.
   Melissa Echinique (8-8) picked up the win for Charleston. Tiffany Vandergriff was charged the loss for ETSU, now 14-16 and 4-4 in league play.
   The second game saw much quieter bats with the Lady Bucs taking a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a home run by Moore and another run by Danielle Spetar.
   Charleston scored a run in the fifth and the sixth inning, before Unicoi County graduate Lindsay Lane scored the winning run for the Lady Bucs in the bottom of the sixth.
   Courtney Jenkins (6-5) pitched a complete game to pick up the victory, while Carla Shepard (1-3) took the defeat for Charleston.
   The teams conclude the three-game series today at 1 p.m. at Kiwanis Park in Johnson City.