Blue Raiders Down the Gamecocks 3-2 to Take the Series

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Blue Raiders down the Gamecocks 3-2

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – In a low-scoring affair, Middle Tennessee defeated Jax State 3-2 on Sunday afternoon to take the series at Rudy Abbott Field.

On the mound, Austin Cornelius (3-4) was tabbed with the loss, while Trace Phillips (2-3) earned the win for Middle Tennessee and Patrick Johnson picked up his second save.

By the Numbers
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Freshman Trace Phillips went a career-long 7.0 innings, giving up just one run on four hits, while striking out a career-high nine Gamecocks.
7: Seven Blue Raiders tallied a hit on the day. Gabe Jennings led the way with three base knocks, while Jackson GallowayLuke Vinson and Brett Vondohlen each collected two. Vondohlen led the way with two RBI.
3: Freshman Colin Kerrigan only threw three pitches on the afternoon, but got the Blue Raiders out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning and got the first crucial out in the ninth inning.

Source: MTSU
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