Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (14-11) made a short trek over to Nashville to take on in-state foe Belmont on Tuesday. In their most dominant win of the season, the Raiders never trailed outside of the first inning in the game and used a nine-run second inning to propel them …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines Anyone who follows baseball knows that pitcher is perhaps the most important position on the team. In terms of physical demands, it is one of the hardest positions in sports to excel at. A good pitcher can help turn the tide of a game and almost single handedly …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines On Wednesday night, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (12-9) traveled to Nashville to take on in-state opponent Lipscomb (9-12) in a marathon match that ran into the tenth inning. It may have taken that extra frame, but Middle Tennessee came away with an 8-7 victory thanks to timely offense and excellent …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (11-9, 2-1) finished up their weekend series against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Sunday. After winning the first two games of the series by close margins 3-2 and 8-7, they dropped the third game in another close contest by a final score of …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines  The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (10-8, 1-0) traveled to Bowling Green, Kentucky to take on conference rival Western Kentucky (9-9, 0-1) in the Conference USA opener for both teams. Thanks to a strong performance from senior Jake Wyrick, the Blue Raiders held on for a 3-2 win over the …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Anyone who follows Middle Tennessee baseball knows about starting outfielder Blake Benefield. He has been at MTSU for the last three years and has been a consistent contributor to any success the team has had. By the time he graduates, he will likely be considered one of the …