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Photo by Delaney Dickey / MTSU Sidelines Archives Following their 10-4 victory against Austin Peay, the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (22-20-1, 7-11-1) took on the University of Texas San Antonio Roadrunners (22-17, 9-8) in another Conference USA match-up. The last time the Blue Raiders faced the Roadrunners, they were swept in the series. The …

Photo by Delaney Dickey / MTSU Sidelines Following a disappointing weekend series that saw the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders get swept by the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, MTSU (21-20-1) looked to get back on track against the Austin Peay Governors (23-18). After falling behind early, the Blue Raiders used a six-run eighth inning to pull away late and …

Photo by Delaney Dickey / MTSU Sidelines  It was a rough day for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (20-20-1), as they were not only forced to play a doubleheader on Saturday, but they were handed easy losses in both games against Southern Mississippi.  They were held to just two runs and were completely shut in the final …

Photo by Delaney Dickey  / MTSU Sidelines  Following a day off after their Saturday game was rescheduled, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders played their final series game against Rice on Sunday afternoon. The game ended in a 5-5 tie due to NCAA regulations that place a curfew on Sunday games. This prevented the game from going …

Photo by Delaney Dickey / MTSU Sidelines Fresh off their 9-0 win over Belmont, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (18-16) traveled to Cookeville on Wednesday to take on the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (26-5).  In a one-sided affair, Tennessee Tech easily handed the Raiders one of their worst losses of the year by a final …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders’ (17-15, 5-7) Sunday matinee against the Marshall Thundering Herd (14-13, 4-8) summed up to be a disappointing weekend sweep, as MTSU dropped the series finale by a score of 9-4. After scoring 17 runs in the first two games of the weekend series, …