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Green lifts Bucs past Wofford

staff reports • Feb 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Andrew Green’s RBI triple in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a tie, propelling the East Tennessee State to a12-10 victory over Wofford at Thomas Stadium.

Green’s blast was his third hit if the day. The center fielder finished with three RBIs as the Bucs won their third consecutive game.

Clinton Freeman hit his fourth home run of the season for ETSU. He also pitched the ninth inning to earn his second save. The reigning national player of the week is batting .692 and has yet to allow a run in three pitching appearances. He was intentionally walked two times.

Chris Riopedre also drove in three runs, while Mason Hershey and Dylan Tritsch each had three of ETSU’s 15 hits.

Will Chesney earned his first win in relief after working 22⁄3 scoreless innings.

Thanks in part to a four-run first inning featuring a pair of two-run homers, Wofford (3-1) was on top 5-1 heading into the bottom of the second. Riopedre’s two-run single then keyed a four-run uprising, allowing the Bucs to get back to even. The Terriers regained the lead in the third before the two teams matched two-running innings in the fifth and sixth innings. That left Wofford ahead 10-9.

ETSU tied the game at 10-10 in the seventh when Alex Reynolds walked with the base loaded.

Green’s triple to right-center in the eighth drove in Hershey. Green then scored an insurance run three batters later when Derek Niesman was walked with the bases loaded.

Josh Hyman went 5 for 5 for Wofford. He had three RBIs and a homer. Eric Brenk also drove in three and hit a home run. Matthew Kaskow also homered for the Terriers.

The two teams combined for 22 runs on 29 hits and used 11 different pitchers.

ETSU (3-1) returns to action Friday when it begins a three-game series with Seton Hall. Gametime at Thomas Stadium is 3:05 p.m.

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