Greeneville, TN- The Bluefield State Baseball Team played their final games of the regular season on the road at Tusculum College. The Big Blues played 2 very tight games but could not get the victory, losing 3-2 and 9-0.
Game 1 saw Tanner Muovich take the mound for the final time this season. Muovich pitched a complete game, giving up 3 runs on 8 hits but also had 3 strikeouts on the afternoon. Offensively, Sam Harris led the way for Bluefield State, going 3 for 3 with an RBI. Fellow seniors, Justin Bowler and Bubba Smith were each productive, reaching base multiple times. Drew D'Angelo was able to score the 2 runs for Bluefield State, driven in by Sam Harris and Logan Wriston.
Game 2 the Big Blues were in it until the 4th inning when they gave up 5 runs to extend the Pioneers lead to 9-0. Justin Bowler, Sam Harris and Bubba Smith each finished out their careers at Bluefield State. These 3 seniors were able to record a hit in their final season series. Fellow senior Chaz Rutherford was unable to make the trip due to a Senior Project but was honored, along with Bowler, Harris and Smith in the WV Tech Series.
These 4 seniors were instrumental in the 12 wins this season. These 12 wins tied last years mark for the most wins in the past 5 seasons. These seniors also put Bluefield State into a position to receive a bid to the USCAA College World Series. The Big Blues are a "bubble team" this year and will find out Monday their postseason fate. Coach Hunter said of his seniors, "I could not be more proud of these young men. I have seen them develop as a ball player and as a person. I am excited to see each of them graduate and pursue their careers."