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Furman's Ohmstede smacks walk-off homer to beat Bucs

May 7th, 2014 9:32 pm by Staff Report

Furman's Ohmstede smacks walk-off homer to beat Bucs

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Furman third baseman Chris Ohmstede launched a Clinton Freeman pitch over the left field wall in the bottom of the ninth to give the Paladins a 9-8 win over the East Tennessee State baseball team on Wednesday.

Ohmstede also connected on a solo homer in the eighth and finished with six RBIs in the slugfest Greg Harrison went 2-for-4 with a home run and leadoff man Hunter Burton went 4-for-5 with two runs scored for Furman (19-28).

Jeremy Taylor and Chris Riopedre had three hits apiece for ETSU (24-23), which outhit Furman 16-12 but stranded 12 runners. Chris Cook, Freeman, Tyler Roach and Jordan Sanford had two hits each. Kevin Phillips knocked in three runs and Riopedre plated two.

Freeman (2-5) took the loss after a rare blown save. He gave up a pair of singles in the final inning but was one out away from closing it out when Ohmstede took a 1-0 offering deep to left for the walk-off.

Both teams combined to use 14 pitchers as ETSU sent out six different hurlers to the hill.

The Bucs stay on the road for a three-game set at Florida Gulf Coast, beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. 

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