Hyder registers victory for Bucs

from staff reports

   JOHNSON CITY -- It was a happy night for a former Happy Valley High School standout Friday at Cardinal Park.
   Former Warrior and current ETSU pitcher Jarrod Hyder picked up the win on Friday night in the Buccaneers' 2-1 win over VMI.
   The Keydets were threatening in the top of the ninth, as they had the bases loaded with two outs.
   Hyder wasn't going to let the Bucs lose, as he came through with a strikeout of VMI left fielder Allan Wimmer to seal the deal.
   Hyder pitched 2.1 innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out two.
   The Keydets scored their only run in the ninth inning, but Hyder settled down to get the victorious strikeout.
   Hyder came into the game to pitch in the seventh inning in a scoreless tie after Josh Kite was thrown out of the contest.
   The Bucs scored both of their runs in the seventh inning. Overall, ETSU had only two hits on the night.
   Tim Turner and Andy Howdeshell each had hits for ETSU. Jason Annis went 2-for-3 with a run scored for VMI.
   VMI GETS REVENGE ON BUCS
   JOHNSON CITY-- The Keydets bounced back on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over the Bucs in the second game of a three-game set this weekend at Cardinal Park.
   VMI broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the eighth on when Justin Briggs scored on a triple to right-center by Kelly Sweppenisher.
   The Keydets added another run later in the inning, then the VMI bullpen closed it out.
   Phil Hendrix got the win for VMI, while Turner pitched well in defeat for the Bucs.
   Davis Burkin went 2-for-4 to lead the Bucs on Saturday.
   ETSU played the contest without head coach Tony Skole, who was serving a suspension after being thrown out of the game on Friday.
   VOLS SPLIT WITH AUBURN
   AUBURN, Ala. -- Tennessee snapped a five game losing skid with a 9-6 victory over the Auburn Tigers in the second game of a doubleheader at Hitchcock Field.
   The Tigers won the first game 3-2 with a ninth-inning rally.
   Luke Hochvar earned the win for the Vols in game one.
   Auburn took the victory in game one when Scott Shade's ninth inning single with the bases loaded sealed the contest for the Tigers.
   Auburn and Tennessee will conclude the series today.
   MILLIGAN, MONTREAT EACH TAKE ONE WIN
   from staff reports --
   Milligan and Montreat each took one win Saturday in collegiate baseball action. Montreat won the opener 8-4, while the Buffaloes took the nightcap 6-4.
   Scott Shealy went 3-for-7 on the day with a home run and three RBI's, while Jesse Dannemiller also had a hot bat, going 3-for-5 on the afternoon.
   Matt Simmons (4-1) picked up the win in the second game for Milligan, who now stands 10-8 and 4-2 in the Applachian Athletic Conference.