Blue limits White in Game 5 to claim World Series
Mittura and Frebis shutdown White offense in victoryOctober 26, 2013 · @MTAthletics
MURFREESBORO - Despite dropping game four in 13 innings, the Blue squad bounced back with a 7-1 victory over White to claim the 2013 Blue-White World Series at Reese Smith Field on Saturday.
In the decisive fifth game, Blue limited the White offense to just one run in the seven-inning contest. Jake Ellison scored the first Blue run with a Kaleb King single up the middle. Later in the fourth, Blue added took a three-run lead when Devin Fish's RBI single to right field brought home Will Small and King.
The White team's lone run was a solo shot by Jonathan Sisco to left field. The Murfreesboro product joined the Blue team's Trevor Haggard as the only two sluggers to have homers in this year's fall series.
Trent Miller's single to right field scored Will Schnure in the top of the fifth. Fish's sacrifice fly scored King to give Blue a 5-1 advantage. King finished the day 1-for-2 with two runs scored, an RBI and a walk. Fish had a single with three runs-batted-in.
More insurance runs were added for the Blue squad when Haggard and Thomas Miller crossed the plate in the top of the seventh. Starter Paul Mittura pitched four innings, allowing a run on three hits to claim the win. Paul Mittura followed up with three scoreless innings to claim the save.
Saturday's contest wrapped up fall action for the Blue Raider baseball squad. Middle Tennessee returns to action next spring. MT opens the year at Kennesaw State on Feb. 14-16, 2014.
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