MURFREESBORO, Tennessee – Louisiana Tech used a 6-run first inning to propel them to a 19-2 thumping of Middle Tennessee In just seven innings here Friday night.
The Bulldogs (36-17 overall, 17-12 C-USA) compiled 21 hits in the win over Middle Tennessee (23-31, 9-20 C-USA) that evened up the series.
Colby Hamilton stole the show for Tech with a 5-for-5 performance that included two doubles and a solo home run. Hamilton drove in four runs and scored three more.
Every player in the Louisiana Tech lineup scored a run and registered a hit. The Diamond ‘Dogs hadn’t accomplished that feat since 2012 against McNeese State.
Six different Bulldogs registered multiple hits in the win. Jordan Washam, Brent Diaz and Jonathan Washam each collected three hits on the night. Jonathan Washam also had three RBIs to go along with his three hits.
Seven Bulldogs had multiple RBI. Raphael Gladu, Sean Ullrich and Jonathan Washam each had three to pace the team behind Hamilton.
The 6-run first inning all came with with two outs after a Blue Raider error, helped jump start La. Tech.
Raphael Gladu, who reached base four times in the win, blasted his eighth home run of the season. The senior will carry an 18-game hitting streak into the regular season finale Saturday afternoon.
Nate Harris got the start for Louisiana Tech and was electric, tossing six innings and allowing just two runs over that stretch. Harris did not allow a walk and picked up his Conference USA-leading ninth win on the season.
Graham Ahlrich pitched the final inning and did not allow a base runner as the game came to a close on the 15-run rule.
The Bulldogs showed impressive plate discipline in the win. On top of drawing seven walks, four Bulldogs were also hit by a pitch, a category Louisiana Tech ranks top-three in the nation…