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Bucs pull off second straight A-Sun sweep

April 14th, 2013 9:33 pm by staff report

Bucs pull off second straight A-Sun sweep

JOHNSON CITY — Josh Jacques and Clinton Freeman held Lipscomb in check from the mound and East Tennessee State team beat the Bisons 5-2 on Sunday at Thomas Field to complete the Atlantic Sun Conference baseball sweep.

It marked the first time in nine years the Buccaneers recorded back-to-back conference sweeps.

Jacques (1-2) earned his first collegiate win, allowing one run on two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in five innings of work.

Freeman provided four innings of relief to pick up his fifth save. The Jonesborough product  allowed one run on eight hits and a walk while striking out three.

After being held scoreless the first three innings, ETSU scored a run in each of the following three frames. The Bucs manufactured two more insurance runs in the seventh.

Lipscomb had the tying run at the plate with one out in the top of the ninth before Freeman got the final two batters to fly out to center field.

Shortstop Jordan Sanford went 3-for-3  with a home run for the Bucs (21-12, 10-5). Trey York added a pair of hits, scored twice and stole two bases.

Tyson Ashcraft homered for Lipscomb (12-25, 3-9), which lost its fourth straight.

ETSU travels to Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday to take on The Citadel. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.

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