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Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines Former Middle Tennessee pitcher Cody Puckett became the second Blue Raider taken in the 2017 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Wednesday afternoon when he was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 3oth round (891st overall). Puckett joins fellow senior Riley Delgado as the only Blue Raiders …

Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines Former Middle Tennessee Blue Raider shortstop Riley Delgado was taken in the ninth round (260th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in the 2017 Major League Baseball Amateur Player Draft. According to the Major Baseball League draft tracker, Delgado is valued at $146,000. Delgado is the Braves’ third choice …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications 2017 was not one of the top years in Blue Raider baseball history, as the team finished the year with a dismal 24-31 record and missed the Conference USA tournament for the second consecutive season. While the Blue Raiders struggled on the mound with a 7.58 team earned …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications With the way the Blue Raider baseball season transpired in 2017, some of the younger players got a shot at some valuable playing time this season. Of all the newer talent, the man that arguably provided Middle Tennessee with their biggest spark off of the bench this …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / MT Athletic Communications With the conclusion of the Blue Raider baseball season on Saturday, Conference USA announced its all-conference teams today. Two Middle Tennessee players were honored, as junior designated hitter Aaron Aucker was named to the first team and senior shortstop Riley Delgado was given second team honors. After …

Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (24-31, 10-21) ended their season with a 9-8 walk-off win against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (36-18, 17-13) on Senior Day. The Blue Raiders said goodbye to their nine seniors before the game, as Cody Puckett, Chaz Vesser, Riley Delgado, Will Jackson, Brad Jarreau, …