Brentz ninth inning home run gives MT 4-2 win

Roberts allows just two hits in 6.2 innings of work

March 29, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Sophomore Bryce Brentz hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth to help give the Blue Raiders a 4-2 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Sunday afternoon.

In the first game of the doubleheader, Brentz went 2 for 4 while junior Drew Robertson led the team in hits as he was 3 for 5.

Seniors Nathan Hines and Grant Box also added two hits on the day as Middle Tennessee (19-4, 9-1) ended the game with 13 total hits but left 11 runners on base.

Junior Kenneth Roberts received the start working 6.2 innings allowing two runs on two hits with four strikeouts.

Junior Nick Montgomery picked up the win as he worked 1.1 innings allowing no runs or hits with two strikeouts.

Junior Coty Woods picked up his second save in as many games, his sixth of the season, as he allowed no runs or hits in one-third of an inning.

The Trojans (7-17, 3-8) had just two hits on the day leaving five runners on base.

UALR scored the first run of the game as a Guffey, who received a base on balls to reach, scored from third after Rowles hit into a double play in the bottom of the third.

The Trojans added another run in the fifth after a single to right brought in Larner from second.

Middle Tennessee put its first run on the board in the sixth as a sacrifice fly by Darlington with the bases loaded scored Robertson from third.

A sacrifice fly by Dean tied the game at two as Caldwell scored from third on the play in the top of the seventh.

Middle Tennessee is currently playing the second game of the doubleheader.

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