Game Four of Blue-White Series suspended after 11
Series resumes on Saturday for final day of fall actionOctober 25, 2013 · @MTAthletics
MURFREESBORO - Game four of the Blue-White World Series was suspended, 8-8, after 11 complete innings on Friday at Reese Smith Field. The contest will continue tomorrow at Noon followed by the fifth and final game of the fall.
White jumped out to a three run lead in the first inning, but Blue answered with seven runs in the bottom of the third to take a commanding lead. Slowly in sixth, seventh and eight White added seven runs to re-gain an 8-7 edge. A bases loaded jam by the Blue squad in the ninth resulted in a tying run, forcing extra frames. The two teams dueled in the 10th and 11th to scoreless affairs before the game was called. Both squads resume action tomorrow at Noon followed by the final game of the series.
Michael Adkins had a strong day for the Blue squad going 2-of-5 with three RBIs. Leadoff man Devin Fish belted three hits and scored two runs for the White team in six at bats.
Lefty Zac Curtis came in from the bullpen to toss five hitless innings, fanning eight Blue batters. Despite giving up five hits, Kooper Kessler surrendered one run in 3.0 innings. Starter Nathan Foriest allowed seven runs, four earned, on six hits in three innings.
For the Blue team, starter Heath Slatton allowed three earned on four hits in five innings. Keaton Baker gave up three runs in an inning, while Kaleb King allowed two. Cody Tollison toss three scoreless innings, giving up just one hit.
The White team jumped out to a 3-0 lead as Dustin Delgado, Hank LaRue and Jared Allen all scored. LaRue had one of two triples on the day, which he would be later joined by Brad Jarreau in the eighth inning.
Blue capitalized on a White miscue and scored seven runs on five hits in the third inning. White then chipped away at the deficit with an Allen run. White added three runs in the seventh, beginning with Dustin Delgado's RBI single to score Kevin Dupree. Later in that stanza, Adkins hammered a single up the middle to score Delgado and Jarreau to tie the game at 7-7.
In the eighth inning, Jarreau's triple brought home Jonathan Sisco to give White an 8-7 edge. Blue answered and tied the matchup in the ninth when Ryan Stephens was walked while the bases were loaded.
From there, White was held hitless in the two extra innings, while Blue collected four hits and left two on board.
Final action of the fall wraps up Saturday with the conclusion of game four and an abbreviated game five. The contest resumes in the 12th at Noon and can be heard online at GoBlueRaiders.com.
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