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    HOOSIERS FALL TO MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE

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    February 26, 2000

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    HOOSIERS FALL TO MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE

    Murfreesboro, TN-- IU fell to Middle Tennessee State in the first of a two-game series, 9-8.

    The Blue Raiders started early, getting two runs on the board in the first. off a Bryan Peck two-run home run. Middle Tennessee scored again in the second to go up 3-0. The Hoosiers came back with a four-run fourth, when Rich Berich, Blake St. Clair, Jason Williams and Mark Minor all scored. The Blue Raiders quickly answered with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Indiana didn't score again until the seventh inning, when Berich's ground-out scored Benji Clause. In the ninth inning it looked as though IU was headed for a comeback. Clause hit a solo homer to
    push IU within two. Eric Blakeley singled, then advanced on a fielder's choice and finally scored off a St. Clair single up the middle. The rally ended when Williams was caught looking at the third strike.

    Zach McClellan started the game on the mound for IU. The junior righty struck out four and gave up five runs. Fred Graf was the losing pitcher for the Hoosiers. The loss drops him to 1-1 for the season. Kevin Davis picked up the win for Middle Tennessee (1-1).

    Tomorrow Indiana again battles the Blue Raiders. Game time is 2 pm central.

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