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Johnny Thomas (154) and Ryan Ford (142) rank 5th and 11th respectively in the nation in consecutive games started. (Sidelines Archive/Mark Mize)

Photo by Mark Mize // Sidelines Archive The Middle Tennessee baseball team begins their regular season journey to the College World Series as they host Indiana on Friday. The Hoosiers are one of the most impressive non-conference opponents the Blue Raiders play in 2016, having gone to the CWS in the 2013-14 season. 2015 was a …

Middle Tennessee coach Jim McGuire and the Blue Raiders are gearing up for the 2015 season as they open their road schedule on Feb. 13 against Jacksonville. MTSU had an underwhelming conclusion last season, finishing with a 31-27 record on the season and a fourth place finish in Conference-USA after a loss to Old Dominion in the C-USA …

By Connor Grott Assistant Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee (22-21, 11-9 C-USA) baseball team edged out Old Dominion (25-18, 12-11 C-USA) on Saturday night, picking up an 11-8 victory over the Monarchs, snapping ODU’s five-series C-USA win streak. With the Blue Raiders’ win tonight and their 1-0 win over Old Dominion on Friday night, MT …

By Connor Grott Assistant Sports Editor A one hour, 26 minute rain delay proved to be the biggest enemy for Middle Tennessee (22-22, 11-10 C-USA) on Sunday afternoon, with the Old Dominion Monarchs (26-18, 13-11 C-USA) scoring three runs in the final, rain-shortened seventh inning to give ODU a 4-3 win over the Blue Raiders. …

By Connor Grott Assistant Sports Editor Middle Tennessee (15-17, 8-7 C-USA) managed to hold Belmont (13-19, 5-7 OVC) to seven hits and no runs behind the pitching of junior Kooper Kessler and seniors Jonathan Sisco and Cody Tollison, with the Blue Raiders picking up a 4-0 victory and their first shutout of the season over …

By Trenton Duffer Staff writer The 13-15 MTSU Blue Raiders did battle against the 17-12 Memphis Tigers on Wednesday. A five-run fourth inning would pave the way for the win for Memphis, even though the Blue Raiders had the lead for the first three innings. After a Hank LaRue walk in the first inning, Jared …