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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 …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (14-10, 6-1 C-USA) used solid pitching and effective hitting in a 7-2 win over Conference USA foe Old Dominion (13-9, 3-4 C-USA) Friday night at Reese Smith Jr. Field. The Blue Raiders’ 6-1 start in league play is the best under Head Coach Jim McGuire and the best start against conference …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee fans filled Reese Smith Jr. Field over capacity as their Blue Raiders (13-9) took on No. 2 Vanderbilt (20-5) Tuesday night. The defending national champion Commodores were greeted by the third largest crowd in MTSU baseball history (2,620), and the largest crowd since the stadium’s $4 million renovation in 2008. In …

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Middle Tennessee (12-8, 4-1 C-USA) needed extra innings Saturday night, but it pulled off a big win against No. 19 Florida Atlantic 20-4, 4-1 C-USA) after scoring two runs in the top of the 11th to earn the 5-3 victory. The win marked MTSU’s first road win against a ranked opponent …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer BOCA RATON, Fla. – Middle Tennessee (11-8, 3-1 C-USA) could not get any offense going down the stretch, as it managed just one hit in the last five innings en route to a 4-2 loss to 19th-ranked Florida Atlantic. Junior outfielder Ronnie Jebavy and senior infielder Jake Ingold both led …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (11-6, 3-0 C-USA) swept its doubleheader with Alabama-Birmingham (10-7, 0-3 C-USA) Sunday, completing the series sweep in its opening series in Conference USA action. The Blue Raiders won the first game 3-0 and narrowly held on for a 3-2 win in the second game. Both games …