Bucs Fall In Rain-Delayed Game Two 18-8May 12, 2007
By CSU Sports Information
|Senior Anthony Hayes|
HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Buccaneer Bats came alive on Saturday, but High Point kept finding an answer as CSU fell 18-8 at Willard Stadium. The series will be decided on Sunday with the rubber match starting at 1 p.m.
Anthony Hayes led the way offensively as he had three of the Buccaneer’s 12 hits, including his fifth homerun of the season. Chris Krogmeier, Lionel Greene and Michael Obuchowski each had two hits on the day. D.J. Throneburg took the loss on the mound for CSU, lasting just one inning.
The game was delayed for an hour due to rain in the area, but when the two teams finally took the field, it was the Bucs who struck first with back-to-back doubles by Krogmeier and Hayes.
High Point came right back to take a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first with a leadoff walk coming around to haunt the Bucs when two-straight singles scored Robby Kuzdale. Jeff Cowan would also come around to score for the Panthers to give the home team the early lead.
A huge second inning for HPU would put things out of reach, knocking starter D.J. Throneburg from the game, as the Panthers totaled seven runs in the inning to go up 9-1.
CSU would cut into the lead in the fourth as they scored twice. The Bucs loaded the bases with three-straight walks to start the inning. Will Rodriguez and Ryan Smart would each come around to score on a two-RBI single by Krogmeier.
Again HPU had an answer, adding one run back to their lead in the bottom of the frame. Another big inning came in the fifth as High Point pushed further in front, scoring four, to go up 14-3.
Greene reached on a single in the sixth and came around to score on a homerun by Anthony Hayes, but the Panters had another answer, keeping the margin the same at 16-5.
The Bucs would score in each of the last two innings, but it wouldn’t be enough as High Point continued to add to the scoreboard, giving the final 18-8 score.
A pinch high double by Obuchowski put him in scoring position, and he did add the run in the eighth as Hayes again found a hole on the left side. A rally in the ninth was started by a Sean Doherty double, followed by an Adam Brown double, scoring the first run. Brown would come around to score on Obuchowski’s second double in as many at-bats.
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