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White wins game three to gain sweep

Bishop, Hudson hit home runs to clinch series

October 21, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee concluded the Blue and White series on Tuesday afternoon when it resumed game two from Sunday with the game tied at 13.

In the top of the 10th, the Blue team put up three runs but the White team rallied in the bottom of the inning with four runs for the 17-16 win.

With runners at 2nd and 3rd and one out, the Blue team walked Taylor Dennis to load the bases. Kenneth Roberts followed with a base on balls to cut it to a two-run deficit.

Then Justin Guidry handed the White team the win with his walk-off double to centerfield.

Middle Tennessee then began the third game of the series with White leading 2-0.

The White team took an early 3-0 lead scoring two runs in the second and one run in the third.

Blue added two runs of its own in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to one.

Tyler Hyde received the start on the mound for the White team working 4.1 innings and allowing three runs on six hits. Chad Coley took the win working 2.2 innings and allowing one run on two hits.

The Blue squad took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth after scoring two runs but the White team maintained control. Rawley Bishop hit a solo shot to left field in the top of the sixth to tie the game at four.

Zach Hudson broke the tie with his lead-off home run in the top of the seventh inning to put the White team ahead.

Middle Tennessee will conclude fall practice on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The Blue Raiders will open the 2009 season at Reese Smith Field on Feb. 20th when it plays host to Missouri State for a three-game series.

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