THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007
Baseball travels to ETSU this weekend

May 10, 2007


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After snapping its five-game losing strek, the JU baseball team (25-24, 10-11) will embark on its final road trip of the regular season as the Dolphins face East Tennessee State (26-23, 11-10) this weekend at Cardinal Park in Johnson City, Tenn.
The first game of the series will be on Friday at 6:30 p.m. before continuing on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The series finale will be on Sunday at 1 p.m.
All three games can be heard live on WZNZ, AM 1460 with Barry Milligan calling all of the action and Josh Ellis providing color analysis. The Dolphin Pre-Game show will begin 15 minutes before first pitch.

Pete makes it three
Senior left fielder Pete Clifford did not start the 2007 season the way he planned but has bounced back in a major way.
A preseason all-conference selection, Clifford had managed only a .194 batting average (7- for-36) and five RBI in his first nine games this season.
On March 5, he earned A-Sun "Player of the Week" honors after successfully raised his batting average from .194 to .382 since Feb. 18.
On March 12, he earned consecutive A- Sun POW honors to become the first A-Sun player to earn back-to-back honors since former Dolphin Chad Hauseman accomplished the feat in April of 2003.
Clifford joined another club on May 7 by earning weekly conference honors again. He is the first Dolphin to accomplish the feat since Hauseman in 2003 and is the first A-Sun player to do so since Adam Godwin of Troy in 2005.
February blues are not uncommon for Clifford after hitting only .185 through seven games as a junior in 2006. The trend didn't stick very long as he rebounded with a 14-game hitting streak to raise his average more than 70 points to .357.
Clifford, who leads the squad in 13 offensive categories, is off the charts in his last 10 games by batting .417 (15-36) with three doubles, three home runs and nine RBI. His home run (10) and RBI (51) totals are also a career high

Dolphin Notables
With a 9-8 win over UNF in 10 innings on Sunday, the Dolphins snapped a five-game losing streak and avoided its first conference sweep of the season.
JU is now 2-2 in extra inning contests and gave the club its most extra frames since 1997.
JU finished the weekend series against UNF with 11 errors and 12 unearned runs.
Junior Matt Davis made his first start of the season and garnered a no-decision after allowing four runs on six hits with a career-high tying seven strikeouts in a career-high seven innings of work.
Junior outfielder Stewart Kelly (achilles) and junior outfielder John Tiner (neck) are out indefinitely.