MTSU offense on fire during Thursday doubleheader against Tennessee State and Columbia State
Updated: Mar 1
By: Seth Tackett
MTN Sports Reporter
The Blue Raiders bounced back from a losing effort in their previous outing against Tennessee Tech with two big wins this past Thursday.
Across both games the Blue Raiders outscored their opponents by a margin of 33 runs to 6 runs. The Blue Raiders also outhit their opponents with 37 hits across both games compared to 13 combined hits by the opposing teams.
The most explosive game was the second contest against the Columbia State Chargers. The Blue Raider offense started out hot, scoring ten runs in the first two innings. They took advantage of multiple errors by the Chargers in the early innings to jump out to a big lead.
The Chargers would settle in defensively for the rest of the game, but the Blue Raider offense continued to find holes in the charger defense as they continued to pile on runs. The Blue Raiders were led by Freshman Anyce Harvey and Sophomore Shelby Sargent as each had five RBIs.
The Chargers would get bases loaded in the third inning with nobody out, but they couldn’t capitalize, as they only managed to score one run on a fielder’s choice.
The Chargers only other runs would come in the fifth inning on a two-run home run, which put the score at 13-3 at the end of the fifth.
MTSU would go on to score 13 unanswered runs over the next five innings, with the final score at 26-3.
The Blue Raiders also beat Tennessee State earlier in the day by a score of 7-3 behind a strong pitching performance from freshman Keri Munn, who pitched four innings, striking out six batters while only allowing two earned runs.
This puts the Blue Raiders fall ball record at 5-2 with one final game scheduled for Tuesday October 19, 2021, against Wallace State Community College-Hanceville.