ETSU shuts out Georgetown for sixth straight win

Johnson City Press • Mar 29, 2019 at 9:35 PM

The East Tennessee State baseball team extended its winning streak to a season-best six games by defeating Georgetown 4-0 on Friday night at Thomas Stadium.

It was the Bucs’ 11th win in their 12 games and they improved to 20-5 overall. It is also the longest career winning streak for ETSU coach Joe Pennucci.

ETSU is 17-1 at home after Micah Kaczor and Daulton Montagna combined on a seven-hit shutout. Kaczor (4-0) struck out six batters and gave up five hits and one walk over seven innings. Montagna finished the game, yielding two hits over the final two innings.

Cullen Smith, who had the winning hit Wednesday night against UNC Asheville, followed up that performance by going 2-for-3. His fifth home run of the season, a solo shot, came in the first inning.

Lead-off batter Jake Lyle went 2-for-4, while Jackson Greer doubled and later drove in a run. Greer also scored in the fourth inning off a sacrifice fly by Colby Emmertz.

Georgetown (6-20) lost its seventh straight game. Jeremiah Burke (1-6) suffered the loss, giving up four runs (three earned) and five hits over six innings.

Freddy Achecar III and Ryan Weisenberg each had two hits for the Hoyas.

The teams are scheduled to play the middle contest in the three-game series Saturday at 2 p.m.

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