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White uses seven runs to even series with Blue at 1-1

LaRue leads White team with three runs scored

October 20, 2013 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO - The White team used a smattering of runs to even the Fall World Series with a 7-2 victory at Reese Smith Field on Sunday afternoon.

The second game of the Blue-White World Series began much like the first. Both teams received good stating pitching. The White squad starter Nathan Foriest gave up just one earned run on four hits, while Blue starter Matt Blackham surrendered three runs on two hits in four innings in the loss.

White jumped out to a two-run lead thanks to a Jared Allen single that scored Dustin Delgado and Hank LaRue. A Thomas Miller single to right field scored Will Schnure to narrow the White team's advantage to 2-1.

LaRue continued his strong game at the plate with an RBI single to right in the third to increase the lead to 3-1. The senior finished the day 2-for-3 with three runs scored, two walks and one run-batted-in.

The white team received some help from wild pitches as they scored two more runs in the fifth inning. The Raiders then proceeded to add runs from Allen in the seventh and LaRue in the eighth to march to a 7-2 victory. Allen finished the day 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a walk.

The White team scored seven runs on eight hits with just an error, while limiting the Blue squad to two runs on seven hits and two errors.

Catcher Michael Adkins had a productive 3-for-5 day with an RBI for the White team. Trent Miller led the Blue squad with a 2-for-5 performance.

Ooltewah product Reid Clements claimed the victory giving up just a run on a hit in two full innings. Kevin Dupree and Caleb Smith closed the door on the Blue team giving up just one hit in the final three innings.

Blackham took the loss, while Keaton Baker relived him giving up two runs in a third of an inning. Will Small tossed a scoreless inning and two-thirds before Cody Tollison and Heath Slatton gave up a run each in the final three frames.

The third game of the Blue-White World Series is slated for a 3 p.m. first pitch on Wednesday at Reese Smith Field. Live Internet audio and stats will be available at GoBlueRaiders.com. Admission to the game is free and open to the public.

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