Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (14-11) made a short trek over to Nashville to take on in-state foe Belmont on Tuesday. In their most dominant win of the season, the Raiders never trailed outside of the first inning in the game and used a nine-run second inning to propel them to a 24-4 victory.
Pitching dominates in blowout
A total of six pitchers saw action on Tuesday, and every one of them had excellent outings that provided for valuable in-game experience heading into the weekend series against Old Dominion.
Williams had the longest time on the mound, pitching 2.1 innings in total. He allowed two runs on four hits before being relieved.
Junior right-hander A.J. Spencer collected his second win of the season to continue his perfect 2-0 record. He pitched two innings and allowed no runs on two hits.
Three other rotation pitchers saw one inning each, and none of them gave up a run as the Raiders cruised to victory.
Offense puts game away early
The Blue Raiders used a huge second inning that saw them put up nine runs to set the tone for the rest of the day.
In total, Middle Tennessee tallied up 20 hits and 24 runs in one of their best performances of the season.
The Raiders will next travel to Norfolk, Virginia to take on the Monarchs of Old Dominion University. This will be another three-game conference series for the Raiders, who currently stand at 3-3 on the season.
To contact Sports Editor Rusty Ellis, email firstname.lastname@example.org.