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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 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, …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / MT Athletics Communications The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (22-29, 9-19) failed to figure out Rice (24-28, 14-13) starter Willy Amador and fell in the rubber match by a score of 4-0 in Houston. The hard-throwing right-hander delivered 5.2 shutout innings, giving up seven hits and striking out four.  Amador also …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / MT Athletics Communications The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (21-27, 7-17) struck early and often to snap their six-game skid, scoring six runs in the first inning to propel them to their second win of the season against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (34-16, 20-4) by a score of 11-9 on …

Photo by Kristen Brothers / Contributing photographer The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders scratched and clawed as long as they could to stay in the ballgame, but an eight run first inning by the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles proved to be too much as they went on to win by a score of 14-7 on …