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By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer NASHVILLE – Middle Tennessee used an efficient offensive performance to escape past Belmont 6-5 Wednesday night at Rose Park. Samantha Nieves led the way on offense as she went a perfect 3-for-3 on the night with two RBI. Lauren Riddell also went perfect on the night, going 2-for-2. Cor’Nisha Birdsong, …

By Steven Johnson//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee might want to play the rest of its games on the weekend after the 11-0 pummeling it received from the Austin Peay Governors Tuesday night at Reese Smith Jr. Field. The Blue Raiders (16-11) are now 0-6 in their midweek games this season. The score was never …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee’s 69-57 loss to Temple in the quarterfinals of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament on Sunday ended a season full of twists and turns. MTSU started the season 6-4 before entering Conference USA play. The Blue Raiders missed out on chances to build their resume during non-conference play, which came back to …

By Steven Johnson//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee completed the sweep of Old Dominion in dramatic fashion Sunday. With the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth, a wild pitch allowed Jared Allen to race home to secure the game-winning run. After controlling the game, with a solid outing from starter Garret Ring, …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – A strong second half performance was not enough as Middle Tennessee (24-10) suffered a 69-57 loss to Temple (20-16) Sunday afternoon at the Murphy Center. With the loss, MTSU’s season is over, coming up one win shy of the WNIT Final Four. The Blue Raiders could not have …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee’s men’s tennis team (10-9) was shutout, 4-0, by No. 61-ranked Old Dominion (12-1) Saturday, ending its chances of defending its MT Shootout title from last year. All three matches of doubles play were needed to decide the doubles point. At No. 3, MTSU’s pair of Dima Zyhmantovich and Ettore Zito turned …