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Photo by Anthony Fiorella / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State baseball program hosted its 45th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon in the Student Union Building on campus Friday morning. The biggest news of the day was former catcher Michael McKenry returning to his alma mater to announce his retirement. “I followed my heart and talked …

Photo by Anthony Fiorella / MTSU Sidelines Following a tough season in 2017 that saw them win a mere 10 conference games, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have revamped their roster with a promising recruiting class that is loaded with talent. Many of these new players are looking to make an immediate impact on the …

Photo by Anthony Fiorella / MTSU Sidelines  Coming out of the hard freeze of winter, baseball fans everywhere are slowly starting to come out of hibernation. In Murfreesboro, it’s been nearly eight months since fans saw the Blue Raiders take down Louisiana Tech at Reese Smith Jr. Field to cap off the 2017 campaign. Fast forward …

Photo by Anthony Fiorella/ MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee baseball team added depth to their pitching staff during the November signing period, earning signatures from three right-handed pitchers and a pair of southpaws. “I think we’ve really bolstered this staff,” said head coach Jim McGuire. “We’re going to be losing some seniors, and we have …

Photo by Anthony Fiorella / MTSU Sidelines Story by Anthony Fiorella / Sports Reporter, Calvin Smith / Sports Reporter and Timothy Carroll / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider baseball team finished up “fall ball” with the Blue-White World Series on Wednesday. The white team took the series four games to one and they …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives At the end of the 2017 college baseball season, many players on the Middle Tennessee baseball roster set off to continue playing in a collegiate summer league across the country. Collegiate summer leagues are a hands-on way for players to hone their skills over the off-season while playing …