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Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines The MTSU Blue Raiders won 9-7 in their final outing of the three-game weekend home set against the Kennesaw State Owls Sunday afternoon.  With the win, MTSU picked up their first home series win at Reese Smith Jr. Field of the young season. The ballgame started out with a few lead …

Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The MTSU baseball team lost a roller coaster of a game Tuesday afternoon in Clarksville against the Austin Peay State University Governors 21-8. The Raiders found themselves in a 9-1 hole heading into the fifth inning when they stormed back to make it a ballgame in the fifth and six. …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Story by Stephen Smith / Staff Writer The Blue Raiders (3-3) hosted Bowling Green State University (0-4) Saturday at 2 p.m. and didn’t break stride from the night before. The first two innings proved as a pitchers duel for the Raiders, as well as Bears as neither team …

Story and photo by Stephen Smith / Staff Writer It’s that time of year again as baseball is back for the 2017 Blue Raider club this Friday. The team is predicted to finish 10th in Conference USA this year, but with returning young talent mixed with the senior leadership, this squad could be more in the mix than expected. …

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Photo by John Rollins / Sidelines Archive Story by Ryan Nixon / Contributing Writer Conference USA released their coaches preseason baseball poll and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders were picked to finish tenth in the 12-team league. The ball club finished with a 20-35 record last season, including a 5-24 mark in conference play. With …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletics The first day of the NCAA early signing period for Division I college baseball was held on Wednesday. For Middle Tennessee, that meant building off of a season that saw them go 20-35 while only winning five of their 29 total conference games. Even with how tough their …