Errors Cost Bucs In 9-3 Loss to Kennesaw StateMarch 9, 2007
By CSU Sports Information
|Senior Justin Fyle|
KENNESAW Ga. – The Buccaneers (9-10) jumped out to an early lead, but committed five errors as they fell to Kennesaw State (9-6), 9-3, on Friday night at Stillwell Stadium.
Roberts would take the loss after giving up four runs on six hits, striking out three. Justin Fyle was the only Buccaneer to tally two hits on the day, as CSU scored all three runs, and recorded three of their five hits in the first inning.
The Buccaneers wasted no time getting on the board, as an error on the shortstop led to a big first inning. Wes Brundridge reached on the error, and a single by Fyle set up a three-run homerun by Stephen Herzog to put CSU up 3-0 right away.
A squeeze play and a triple in the bottom of the second cut the gap to one as the Owls put a pair of runs on the board. They would tie the game in the fifth when one of five CSU errors resulted in an Owl run. KSU would continue their rally in the sixth when Andrew Martin and Tyler Stubblefield hit back-to-back homeruns to put the Owls up 5-3. A fielding error and a passed ball kept the inning alive for the Owls as a sacrifice fly by Matt Dallas tacked on another run in the sixth.
Two free bases to leadoff the seventh hurt the Bucs even more, as Whitmore drew a leadoff walk, followed by Cross being hit by a pitch. A double-steal set up a two-RBI single by Stubblefield to put the Owls out in front 8-3. They would tack on one additional run in the eighth, after Baker reached third on a two-base error on Will Rodriguez.
The two teams will face off again on Saturday at 2 p.m.Related Item: Box Score