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Photo by Emily Bishop / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (18-15, 4-2) made up major ground over the weekend in the conference standings. They welcomed the Florida International Panthers (18-15, 0-6) to Murfreesboro for a weekend series, and the Blue Raiders walked away with a sweep. After dropping to a 1-2 start …

Photo by Delaney Dickey / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (30-18, 8-9) battled the Florida Atlantic Owls (23-23, 10-7) on Saturday for an intense doubleheader. Middle Tennessee has entered the final stretch of the season and each matchup becomes more vital heading into the conference tournament. When all was said and done, the …

Photo and Story by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (29-17) defeated the Belmont Bruins (22-15) by a score of 9-8 on Wednesday evening in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The Blue Raiders found themselves down 1-0 early in the first inning after a solo home run from Belmont’s Jess Andree. The team …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Story by Teylor Hines / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders traveled to Miami, Florida this weekend to take on the Florida International Panthers in a three-game set. In a doubleheader on Saturday, the Raiders lost by scores of 4-3 and 7-2 in the first two games …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Story by Devin P. Grimes / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (26-15) traveled to Nashville on Tuesday night to take on the Belmont Bruins (21-12). The Blue Raiders jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 7-2 victory over the Bruins behind Claire Smith …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Story by Teylor Hines / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (23-12, 5-6) fell short to the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers (13-21-1, 5-2-1) in both sides of its doubleheader in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday. Both outings were decided by one run each. as the Blazers picked up …