AUBURN, Ala. — East Tennessee State scored seven runs in the first two innings, while the bullpen tossed six scoreless frames, as the Buccaneers defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7-3 Saturday afternoon at the Auburn Tiger Classic.

AUBURN, Ala. — East Tennessee State scored seven runs in the first two innings, while the bullpen tossed six scoreless frames, as the Buccaneers defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7-3 Saturday afternoon at the Auburn Tiger Classic.


Led by Dylan Tritsch and Andrew Lasure, who both finished with two hits apiece, ETSU (3-3) scored four runs in the first inning and three in the third and handed UAPB (0-8) its eighth straight loss to start the season.


The Buccaneer bullpen closed the door on the Golden Lions as four pitchers held UAPB to just four hits in the final six innings of play.


Tritsch finished the game 2 for 4 with two runs scored and a walk. Lasure was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.


UAPB scored two runs in the bottom of the third.


Isias Alcantar singled to center field to plate Rashawn Tillman. Mike Wieland reached on an error and it scored Alcantar to cut the deficit to 7-2.


UAPB senior Mikey Ramirez takes the loss after just five innings of work. He allowed seven runs (three earned) on nine hits with one walk. Senior relief pitcher Didier Landry gave up just one hit and one walk in three innings of work.


ETSU reliever Austin Hutchison is credited with the win. He allowed one hit in two innings and gave up three walks and a strikeout.


Starter Griffin Krieg worked three innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits with two strikeouts and three walks.


UAPB committed two errors and left 13 runners on base. The Lions were just 1 of 14 with runners in scoring position.


UAPB junior Andre Davis was 2 for 4 with a walk while junior Joshua Cassidy led the team with three hits in five trips.


Chris Cook was 1 for 3 with two RBIs for ETSU and Kevin Phillips was 1 for 5 with two runs and two RBIs.


UAPB will finish out the Auburn Classic today when it faces PAC-10 opponent California today beginning at 10 p.m.


The Lions will face Prairie View A&M on March 1 for its home opener.