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Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines  The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (11-8, 2-0) played the second of a three-game series in Bowling Green Kentucky, as they defeated the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers by a final score of 8-7. Though starting pitcher Carson Lester struggled early, the Blue Raider bullpen stepped up and provided five innings of …

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 The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee, for the second time this week to take part in the Tri-Star Classic, an event that features schools from around the state. First up for the Raiders were the Memphis Tigers. These two teams played each other last year …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders finished the Mule Mix Classic on Sunday as they faced the Kent State Golden Flashers. After winning Friday over Fairleigh Dickinson and losing to Indiana State on Saturday, the Blue Raiders lost their second consecutive game to the Flashes by a score of …

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 …