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Baseball drops series, game 2 6-4

Series finale in-progress

May 1, 2010 · MT Athletic Communications
LAFAYETTE, La. - Middle Tennessee battled against UL-Lafayette on Saturday afternoon but could not pull ahead taking a 6-4 loss in the first game of a doubleheader.

It is the second series loss of the season, the other coming at home to South Alabama, and the team will be looking for a win in the second game of the doubleheader to avoid the sweep.

The Blue Raiders (26-17, 14-9) had nine hits on the day with sophomore Justin Guidry, junior Justin Jones and senior Drew Robertson each notching two hits in the game. Senior Zach Hudson had the only extra base hit for the Blue Raiders with his double.

On the mound, senior Chad Edwards (4-2) took the loss after allowing five runs on six hits in 2.1 innings of work.

Guidry worked three innings in relief allowing a home run which was also the only hit he allowed. Senior Kevin Whittaker worked 2.2 innings allowing just two hits.

ULL starter T.J. Geith took the win after allowing four runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings of work. Joey Satriano picked up his third save of the season after allowing just two hits in 3.1 innings of work.

ULL put runs on the board first scoring on a sac fly and single to take an early 2-0 lead.

Middle Tennessee quickly responded in the second as a bases loaded single by Robertson brought in two runners and tied the game at 2.

The Ragin' Cajuns took a one-run lead in the second after a groundout by Fontenot scored Frederick from third, 3-2. Then a home run by Poirrier extended the ULL lead to two in the third. ULL added another run in the third on a sac fly by Frederick making it a 5-3.

A single by Jones to left center allowed Guidry to score from second. Then a single down the right field line by Robertson brought in Jones from third cutting the Ragin' Cajun lead to one, 5-4.

In the sixth, Frederick hit a solo home run to the left field line on the first pitch he saw from Guidry putting ULL back up by two.

The Blue Raiders will play the second game of the doubleheader beginning at 3:15 p.m. Results will be posted on goblueraiders.com at the completion of the game.

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