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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 Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications 2017 was not one of the top years in Blue Raider baseball history, as the team finished the year with a dismal 24-31 record and missed the Conference USA tournament for the second consecutive season. While the Blue Raiders struggled on the mound with a 7.58 team earned …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications With the way the Blue Raider baseball season transpired in 2017, some of the younger players got a shot at some valuable playing time this season. Of all the newer talent, the man that arguably provided Middle Tennessee with their biggest spark off of the bench this …

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 Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders baseball team (22-30, 8-19) fell behind early and couldn’t claw their way back into the ballgame as they lost to the Vanderbilt Commodores (31-21, 13-13) with a score of 17-7 at Hawkins Field Tuesday night. Vanderbilt starter Matt Rupenthal cruised his way through …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / MT Athletics Communications The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (22-29, 9-19) failed to figure out Rice (24-28, 14-13) starter Willy Amador and fell in the rubber match by a score of 4-0 in Houston. The hard-throwing right-hander delivered 5.2 shutout innings, giving up seven hits and striking out four.  Amador also …