Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Nathan Vaughan / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders opened the Conference USA Tournament on Friday with a matchup against the defending champions Rice Owls. As the second seed in the tournament, the Blue Raiders came in as favorites on a nine-match winning streak and held …

Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (21-4) hosted their annual Senior Day in which they honored three athletes before taking on the visiting Georgia State Panthers. After another dominant performance in doubles, the Blue Raiders used a good effort in the singles portion to capture their 21st win of …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders continued their recent hot streak with an 8-2 win over the Austin Peay Governors on Wednesday in Clarksville, Tennessee. The MTSU offense was firing on all cylinders, as they saw six players record multiple hits. The star of the game was senior Morgan …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders hosted the No.15 Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday night, in a showdown that pitted two in-state opponents against each other. Though they managed to hold the Commodores in check for most of the night, an eighth-inning grand slam gave Vandy a 7-4 lead. Due …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (25-12) returned home to Murfreesboro to take on the Austin Peay Governors (20-10) in a Monday night showdown. In a game that was scoreless until the fifth, the Blue Raiders overcame a 2-0 deficit and defeated the Governors by a score of 3-2. Senior …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines With baseball season in full swing and Conference USA play rolling, this is the point in the season in which many players either hit a wall or continue breaking through. For one Middle Tennessee freshman, he’s content to keep the good times rolling behind the plate. Knoxville native …