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ETSU tops North Florida, wins A-Sun series

Staff and wire report • Mar 26, 2007 at 8:57 AM

JACKSONVILLE - The East Tennessee State baseball team scored seven unanswered runs over a four-inning span to beat North Florida 8-4 on Sunday and win the Atlantic Sun Conference series.

The Bucs (18-8, 5-1) are off to their best conference start in 24 years and sit atop the A-Sun standings.

Trailing 4-2 with two outs and nobody on in the sixth inning, Danny Petro drew a walk and designated hitter Justin Aughey hammered an 0-1 offering over the left-center field fence for the tying runs. Tanner Moore followed with a single up the middle, and after advancing to second on a hit batsman, scored the eventual game- winning run on Troy Mendez's single to left field.

After struggling with his command early, Caleb Glafenhein (8-1) settled down and held the Ospreys scoreless over the final six innings to earn the complete-game win.

C.J. Lee collected three hits, including a solo homer to lead off the fourth, and scored three runs. Petro went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a walk.

ETSU will host Appalachian State on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

KNOXVILLE - Cody Brown's second-inning home run helped Tennessee complete a three-game sweep by beating Georgia.

The game was tied 5-5 going into the bottom of the seventh.

But Danny Lima hit a sacrifice fly to give Tennessee (17-9, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) the lead for good over Georgia (9-14,3-3).

Brown also had three RBIs. Georgia's Gordon Beckham finished with two RBIs.

BLACKSBURG - Tim Fedroff went 3-for-5 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBIs, and Luke Putkonen allowed just one run over seven innings as North Carolina defeated Virginia Tech.

Putkonen (5-0) allowed five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks to get the win for the Tar Heels (22-4, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). Rob Catapano and Andrew Carignan pitched two perfect innings in relief.

Dustin Ackley went 2-for-4 with an RBI to extend his hitting streak to 18 games. Garrett Gore went 2-for-4 and scored three runs while Reid Fronk was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Tim Federowicz was 2-for-5 with two RBIs.

Nate Parks went 2-for-4 to lead the Hokies (15-10, 4-5).

KNOXVILLE - Monica Abbott threw a one-hit shutout and Arkansas committed five errors to help the Lady Vols complete an SEC sweep of the Lady Razorbacks.

Left fielder India Chiles led the Tennessee offensive effort, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored to raise her batting average to a team-best .451.

After becoming the Lady Vol career hits leader during Saturday's doubleheader, center fielder Lindsay Schutzler added to her total with a single and an RBI.

Abbott (26-1) struck out 14 and walked none in the complete- game effort for Tennessee (33-2, 11-2).

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