After seeing a seven-game winning streak snapped in a loss to Georgetown two days earlier, the Bucs (22-6) got on the board early with three runs in the first inning on a two-run double by Ethan Shelton and an RBI single by David Beam.
ETSU added a run an inning later on Jackson Greer’s RBI single.
Another run was added in the seventh when Kyle Richardson reached on a fielder’s choice and Ethan Cady scored. Jake Lyle tripled and then came home on a throwing error for a needed insurance run in the eighth.
Joseph Acosta (1-0), who threw three innings in relief, got the win, while Zachary Kirby got his first save, striking out Radford’s Spencer Horowitz on the final at-bat.
ETSU used six pitchers overall with Colby Stuart getting the start. Hunter Williams (0-1) suffered the loss for the Highlanders. He gave up five hits and four runs over the first 1 2/3 innings.