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Photo by Devin Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive Blue Raider outfielder Precious Birdsong knew her name was going to be called on the afternoon of June 6 in the inaugural American Softball Association draft. The only thing Birdsong didn’t know was when she would hear her name called. Jeff Breeden, the head coach of the …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Story by Devin P. Grimes / Staff Writer A historic season for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raider softball team continued as they left Charlotte, North Carolina, hitting their way to become 2018 Conference USA Softball Champions after defeating the number one seeded Florida Atlantic Owls 7-6 on Saturday. …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Archive Story by Sammi Lovvorn / Contributing Writer Given all of the accolades and accomplishments throughout her career, Precious Birdsong might go down as the greatest Blue Raider softball player in program history. From the moment she stepped foot on campus, Birdsong made an immediate impact. She came …

Photo by Delaney Dickey / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (30-18, 8-9) battled the Florida Atlantic Owls (23-23, 10-7) on Saturday for an intense doubleheader. Middle Tennessee has entered the final stretch of the season and each matchup becomes more vital heading into the conference tournament. When all was said and done, the …

Photo and Story by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (29-17) defeated the Belmont Bruins (22-15) by a score of 9-8 on Wednesday evening in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The Blue Raiders found themselves down 1-0 early in the first inning after a solo home run from Belmont’s Jess Andree. The team …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines  Story by Teylor Hines / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (28-17, 7-8) came from behind in a vengeance to beat Florida International on Sunday afternoon. After falling behind 3-0 early, MTSU used a five-run sixth inning to take home a 5-3 victory. Panthers come out swinging …