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Blake Benefield


Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (11-9, 2-1) finished up their weekend series against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Sunday. After winning the first two games of the series by close margins 3-2 and 8-7, they dropped the third game in another close contest by a final score of …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Anyone who follows Middle Tennessee baseball knows about starting outfielder Blake Benefield. He has been at MTSU for the last three years and has been a consistent contributor to any success the team has had. By the time he graduates, he will likely be considered one of the …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (9-8) traveled to Clarksville, Tennessee, to take on in-state foe Austin Peay State University on Tuesday night. Thanks to a dominant pitching performance, the Raiders handed the Governors a 9-0 loss in one of the best all-around efforts of the year for MTSU. Offense …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines  The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-4) traveled to Knoxville on Tuesday to take on in-state foe University of Tennessee Volunteers (5-3). It was be the Blue Raiders second match against a Southeastern Conference team for the season, and the Blue Raiders fell by a final score of 5-4. This …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines Story by Calvin Smith / Sports Reporter Filling the shoes of a Major League Baseball draft pick is no small task, but junior LA Woodard is starting at shortstop for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on day one. Before he reached Murfreesboro, Woodard stopped by Kansas City Kansas …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines The Raiders traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Tuesday to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide. In their first real test of the season, the Raiders were systematically shut out by the Tides’ pitching rotation by a score of 4-0. Pitching staff falters early, holds serve for remainder of …