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Hatters halt Bucs' A-Sun winning streak

staff report • Apr 21, 2013 at 12:32 PM

DeLAND, Fla. — Stetson pushed across four eighth-inning runs on four hits and an error and the Hatters went on to collect a 7-3 win over East Tennessee State in Atlantic Sun Conference baseball action Saturday at Melching Field. The Stetson victory evened the series and brought the Bucs’ seven-game conference winning streak come to an end. ETSU’s Will Chesney — who hadn’t allowed a run in 10 previous innings out of the bullpen — gave up all four hits, including Kevin Fagan’s bases-loaded two-RBI single for the go-ahead. The loss dropped the junior right-hander to 2-2. Fagan went 2-for-5 on the day for the Hatters (18-22, 7-7).Pat Mazeika, whose eighth-inning double scored two runs, and Garrett Russini had two hits apiece for Stetson. Cameron Griffin (2-3) pitched a perfect inning in the eighth to collect the win. Third baseman Alex Reynolds went 2-for-4 for ETSU (22-14, 11-6). Designated hitter Tyler Roach doubled, walked and scored two runs for the Bucs, one on a wild pitch. Clinton Freeman had an RBI groundout for ETSU and Derek Niesman had an RBI bunt single. The series at Melching Field wraps up Sunday at 1 p.m.

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