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Photo by Devin Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Archive Blue Raider outfielder Precious Birdsong knew her name was going to be called on the afternoon of June 6 in the inaugural American Softball Association draft. The only thing Birdsong didn’t know was when she would hear her name called. Jeff Breeden, the head coach of the …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Archive Story by Sammi Lovvorn / Contributing Writer Given all of the accolades and accomplishments throughout her career, Precious Birdsong might go down as the greatest Blue Raider softball player in program history. From the moment she stepped foot on campus, Birdsong made an immediate impact. She came …

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 The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (25-12) returned home to Murfreesboro to take on the Austin Peay Governors (20-10) in a Monday night showdown. In a game that was scoreless until the fifth, the Blue Raiders overcame a 2-0 deficit and defeated the Governors by a score of 3-2. Senior …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines  The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (24-12, 6-6) beat University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers (13-22-1, 5-3-1) by a final score of 4-3 on Saturday. They went 1-2 in the series against UAB this weekend, but ended it on a good note. With the victory, Head Coach Jeff Breeden now has his …