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Photo by Anthony Fiorella / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State baseball program hosted its 45th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon in the Student Union Building on campus Friday morning. The biggest news of the day was former catcher Michael McKenry returning to his alma mater to announce his retirement. “I followed my heart and talked …

Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines Former Middle Tennessee pitcher Cody Puckett became the second Blue Raider taken in the 2017 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Wednesday afternoon when he was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 3oth round (891st overall). Puckett joins fellow senior Riley Delgado as the only Blue Raiders …

Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (24-31, 10-21) ended their season with a 9-8 walk-off win against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (36-18, 17-13) on Senior Day. The Blue Raiders said goodbye to their nine seniors before the game, as Cody Puckett, Chaz Vesser, Riley Delgado, Will Jackson, Brad Jarreau, …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / MT Athletics Communications The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider (22-28, 8-18) offense caught fire Saturday afternoon when they beat Rice (23-28, 13-13) 13-1 to even out their weekend series at one apiece. Following a hard fought loss in the first game, the Blue Raiders took an early lead and never looked …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (20-23) got off to a rocky start on Saturday against the No.25 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (33-12) and never recovered, falling just short in a comeback effort by a final score of 4-3. Senior left-hander Cody Puckett got the start on the mound …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Middle Tennessee was able to wrap up their series early, beating UAB by way of the run-rule in the eighth inning, 13-3. The Blue Raiders have had an offensive explosion this weekend, having a big come-from-behind win on Thursday, and two run-rule victories on Friday and Saturday. The …