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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 …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines Following uncooperative weather on Saturday, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-0) were forced to play a doubleheader on Sunday against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks. Middle Tennessee dominated both games, winning by scores of 11-7 and 9-3. MTSU builds big lead, holds on thanks to Woodard’s big day The …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives At the end of the 2017 college baseball season, many players on the Middle Tennessee baseball roster set off to continue playing in a collegiate summer league across the country. Collegiate summer leagues are a hands-on way for players to hone their skills over the off-season while playing …

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 (23-30, 9-19) took home game one of their series with Louisiana Tech (35-17, 16-12), winning 6-3. While the Bulldogs took an early 2-0 lead, a strong performance by starting pitcher Carson Lester allowed the Blue Raiders’ offense to take the lead, ultimately earning a …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders baseball team (22-30, 8-19) fell behind early and couldn’t claw their way back into the ballgame as they lost to the Vanderbilt Commodores (31-21, 13-13) with a score of 17-7 at Hawkins Field Tuesday night. Vanderbilt starter Matt Rupenthal cruised his way through …