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Coming off an unusual series that saw the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (20-17-1) win, lose and tie a game each to the Rice Owls, the Blue Raiders looked to get back on track against Lipscomb (15-20). In a one-sided affair, the Raiders walked away with a 12-6 victory.
They saw contributions from all aspects of the team and never trailed after the fourth inning.
Pitching performs well in Huff’s return
Sophomore right-hander Scheldon Paulk got the nod to start on the mound for the Raiders. He was solid in his time in the game, going for five innings and giving up three runs (two earned) on eight hits and two strikeouts.
This was Huff’s first game back from injury and he was the best pitcher on the rotation for the night. Huff went for two innings, gave up no hits and struck out four batters.
Freshman right-hander Brycen Thomas was the final pitcher on the night and in his inning, he allowed one run on one hit.
Offense provides a spark that leads to the season sweep
While the pitching did a good job in limiting the offensive production for Lipscomb, the Blue Raider offense did its part in giving the staff the support it needed.
Senior Austin Dennis was one such stand-out, as he went 3-4 and scored two runs. Dennis also reached base for the 27th consecutive game in a row.
The Raiders will look to carry the momentum of the win into the weekend, as they will travel to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to take on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in a conference series.
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