Mercer’s baseball team brought one of the top offenses in the country to Johnson City. So far, the Bears have lived up to their billing.
When Joe Pennucci describes his East Tennessee State baseball squad as “offensive,” it’s not a bad thing. It’s actually a term of endearment.
The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Global Sport Leadership Doctoral program will host Talkin’ Hardball featuring the Atlanta Braves pitching great on March 6 at the Johnson City Country Club. Smoltz will also host a free youth baseball clinic the same day at Thomas Stadium.
Action from Tuesday's Appalachian League contest between Danville and Kingsport at Hunter Wright Stadium.
“When the ETSU family and the entire Northeast Tennessee community meet Coach Pennucci, they will quickly understand why ETSU baseball is in great hands.”
East Tennessee State baseball coach Tony Skole, who was a two-sport star at The Citadel, is headed back to his alma mater.
Hagen Owenby, Chris Cook and Aaron Maher, all selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates last month in Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft, have waived their draft rights and will return to ETSU in the fall.
Hagen Owenby, ETSU’s All-America catcher, won the College Home Run Derby on Sunday night in Omaha, Neb. And he put on a show in the process with 46 home runs by the time the night had ended.