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By Nick Griesbach//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee started off strong, but was not able to withstand the scoring onslaught from Tennessee Tech at Reese Smith Jr. Field on Tuesday as it suffered another midweek loss. The Blue Raiders (17-14) started the game off with a great effort on the mound from starting pitcher Tyler …

HOUSTON – It was a hit parade in Houston Sunday afternoon, but Middle Tennessee was not invited. MTSU (17-13, 9-3 C-USA) notched just three hits in the series finale against No. 14 Rice at Reckling Park, while the Owls (22-12, 11-4) knocked 13 hits and scored 10 runs, leading to a 10-0 blowout. The loss …

MURFREESBORO – Friday marked the 20th annual Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference, held in the James Union Building on the campus of Middle Tennessee over the past ten years. This year’s event was headlined by sportswriter Sarah Bunting (tomatonation.com) and by Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Sr. The conference, an all-day event, …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer HOUSTON – Middle Tennessee used a fast start offensively to pick up a huge win against No. 14 Rice, 7-4, Saturday afternoon at Reckling Park. Left fielder Jared Allen led the way on offense as he finshed 2-for-5 on the afternoon with two RBI. Shortstop Austin Bryant and first baseman …

By Nick Griesbach//Contributing Writer HOUSTON –In a matchup of the top two teams in Conference USA, Middle Tennessee failed to get timely hits in a 7-2 loss Friday to No. 14 Rice. This was the opening game of a three-game series at Reckling Park in Houston. With the loss, the Blue Raiders (16-12, 8-2 C-USA) …

By Steven Johnson//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee might want to play the rest of its games on the weekend after the 11-0 pummeling it received from the Austin Peay Governors Tuesday night at Reese Smith Jr. Field. The Blue Raiders (16-11) are now 0-6 in their midweek games this season. The score was never …