Miller drives Blue Raiders to 19-10 win over Jaguars

Blue Raiders have 17 hits in first game

March 27, 2010 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.- Junior Justin Miller tied the school record for runs batted in for a single game as he guided the Blue Raider offense to a 19-10 win over South Alabama on Saturday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader.

Miller ended the day with eight RBI after hitting two three run home runs. He went 3 for 6 at the plate with a double and two home runs.

Junior Tyler Burnett went 4 for 6 with an RBI and scored two runs while senior Blake McDade went 3 for 5 with a double, two RBI and scored four runs.

Senior Chad Edwards took the win on the mound after allowing five runs on seven hits in seven innings of work.

With two outs and runners at first and second in the bottom of the first, Miller hit a double to deep left center bringing in the runners and putting the Blue Raiders up 2-0.

Darlington led off the second with a first pitch home run extending the lead to three. The Blue Raiders had a two out rally which included a three-run shot to left field by Miller. Middle Tennessee jumped out 8-0 after scoring six runs on four hits in the second inning.

South Alabama's Laird hit a two-run home run to left field in the fourth to cut the Blue Raider lead to six.

Miller hit another three run home run in his next at bat extending the Blue Raider lead to nine. The last Blue Raider to hit a home run in consecutive at-bats was Bryce Brentz against Tennessee on March 10, 2010. Middle Tennessee plated six more runs in the fourth inning on seven hits making it 14-2.

The Blue Raiders will play the second game of the doubleheader this afternoon.

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