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Photo by Meagan White // Staff Photographer  Middle Tennessee (14-16, 2-8 C-USA) made a late push with two runs in the ninth inning, but Southern Miss eventually shut the Blue Raiders’ offense down, winning game one of the three-game series, 6-4. The Blue Raiders were only down one run heading into the fifth inning, but …

Photo by Meagan White // Staff Photographer  It was nothing short of pitching dominance at Reese Smith Jr. Field on Friday night Nate Hoffmann threw. The first complete game shutout for the Blue Raiders since May 2014 when Zac Curtis shutout Florida Atlantic. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (13-13) defeated the Rice Owls (15-10) 3-0 behind …

Photo by Meagan White // Staff Photographer After upsetting the No. 2 team in the country in Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament, Middle Tennessee beat No. 5 Vanderbilt in baseball just five days later, upsetting two top five programs in the same week for the first time in school history. MTSU (12-9) rallied Tuesday …

Story by Tyler Lamb // Staff Writer Middle Tennessee (5-5) continued their road series Saturday afternoon with South Alabama (8-2). The Blue Raiders could not find momentum in the final innings, falling 3-2. After a slow start for both teams, Middle Tennessee struck first in the fourth inning on a two out base hit from Austin …

Photo by Brent Beerends | MT Athletics Game 1: MTSU 3, Indiana 2 Middle Tennessee (1-1) walked off against Indiana (1-1) in the bottom of the 11th inning, thanks to a questionable call by the umpire on Austin Dennis’ slide into third base. The freshman finished 2-for-5, scoring two of the Blue Raiders’ three runs …

Photo by Brent Beerends | MT Athletics Middle Tennessee (0-1) opened the 2016 season Friday against Big Ten power Indiana (1-0). The Blue Raiders couldn’t find any sort of rhythm early, falling behind quickly in the first and ultimately lost 14-4. “Everybody has a plan until you get punched in the mouth,” Head Coach Jim …