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Bucs suffer first shutout of the season on baseball diamond

April 21st, 2013 10:19 pm by staff report

DeLAND, Fla. — The East Tennessee State baseball team failed to score a run for the first time in almost a year in a 2-0 loss to Stetson on Sunday that gave the Hatters the Atlantic Sun Conference series win.

It was the Buccaneers’ first shutout since May 13, 2012, when Stetson won 4-0 in Johnson City.

On Sunday, Stetson (19-22, 8-7) scored both of its runs in the first inning when Patrick Mazeika tripled to plate Kevin Fagan and Garrett Russini hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Mazeika, who finished 2-for-2 and reached base four times.

Hatters starter Adam Schaly (1-2) earned his first win after giving up three hits and a walk in five innings. Tyler Warmoth picked up his second save after pitching a perfect ninth.

ETSU leadoff man Jeremy Taylor went 2-for-3 with a stolen base to lead the Bucs, who outhit Stetson 6-4 but were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Josh Jacques (1-3) took the hard-luck loss, not allowing a hit after being tagged for three in the first inning. Clinton Freeman worked four innings of one-hit relief for ETSU (22-15, 11-7).

The game was delayed almost 2½ hours after the fifth inning because of rain.

The Bucs wrap up their five-game road swing Tuesday at Radford. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

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