Baseball falls to FIU, 11-2
Blue Raiders will play series finale on Sunday at noonMay 7, 2011 · Athletic Communications
The solo shot in the bottom of the eighth inning was Ford's second of the season. The sophomore ended the day 1-for-3 at the plate wit a run scored and a run batted in.
After FIU slugged a solo homer in the first, Middle Tennessee (15-31, 7-16 SBC) responded in the bottom half of the frame. Guidry laced a two-out single to right and Skinner brought him home with a double to center.
However, the Panthers (31-16, 15-8 SBC) went on to score seven more runs before Ford's homer in the eighth.
Hunter Adkins got the start on the mound for Middle Tennessee, pitching 5.2 innings and allowing seven runs while striking out three.
The Blue Raiders and Panthers will square off again on Sunday at Reese Smith Jr. Field. Eric Gilley is slated to start, and first pitch is set for noon.
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