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Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders were back in action on Saturday, as they took on the Charlotte 49ers in game two of a three-game weekend set. Though it looked bad early for Middle, starting pitcher Carson Lester buckled down after a rough first inning and gave the Blue …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines Anyone who follows baseball knows that pitcher is perhaps the most important position on the team. In terms of physical demands, it is one of the hardest positions in sports to excel at. A good pitcher can help turn the tide of a game and almost single handedly …

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 On Saturday, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (5-5) played in their second game of the weekend in the Tri-Star Classic. This time around, they were poised to take on the Bucs of East Tennessee State University (4-4). The Raiders used a much-needed offensive surge to take a 16-8 victory over …

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 …