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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 …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Middle Tennessee used a two-run ninth inning to come from behind and defeat UNC-Charlotte, 7-5, win in 11 innings at Robert & Mariam Hayes Stadium Friday evening. With the win, the Blue Raiders (21-16, 12-4 C-USA) improved to 4-0 in extra-inning games this season. Not only that, Head Coach …

CLARKSVILLE – Middle Tennessee rallied late in Wednesday’s contest, but it was not enough as it fell 14-12 to Austin Peay. The Blue Raiders (17-15) found offense early, scoring the first three runs of Wednesday’s game, and led heading to the bottom of the third inning. The Governors (16-13), who struggled against Blue Raider starter …

By Nick Griesbach//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee started off strong, but was not able to withstand the scoring onslaught from Tennessee Tech at Reese Smith Jr. Field on Tuesday as it suffered another midweek loss. The Blue Raiders (17-14) started the game off with a great effort on the mound from starting pitcher Tyler …

By Jim Bratton//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (13-10) was looking to rebound on Wednesday against Lipscomb (15-7) from a a disappointing loss to defending national champion Vanderbilt the night before. The game started off pretty well for the Blue Raiders, as junior right-handed pitcher Heath Slatton was able to record two strikeouts in the …

NASHVILLE – Middle Tennessee (11-7, 3-0 C-USA) could not muster enough offense Tuesday, falling to in-state rival Belmont 8-2 at Rose Park. The Blue Raiders started strong in Tuesday’s contest when senior Jared Allen notched his fourth homer, a solo shot, of the year in the bottom of the second inning, giving MTSU the 1-0 …