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Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletics The first day of the NCAA early signing period for Division I college baseball was held on Wednesday. For Middle Tennessee, that meant building off of a season that saw them go 20-35 while only winning five of their 29 total conference games. Even with how tough their …

Photo by Meagan White // Staff Photographer  It was nothing short of pitching dominance at Reese Smith Jr. Field on Friday night Nate Hoffmann threw. The first complete game shutout for the Blue Raiders since May 2014 when Zac Curtis shutout Florida Atlantic. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (13-13) defeated the Rice Owls (15-10) 3-0 behind …

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 …

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Middle Tennessee (12-8, 4-1 C-USA) needed extra innings Saturday night, but it pulled off a big win against No. 19 Florida Atlantic 20-4, 4-1 C-USA) after scoring two runs in the top of the 11th to earn the 5-3 victory. The win marked MTSU’s first road win against a ranked opponent …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (11-6, 3-0 C-USA) swept its doubleheader with Alabama-Birmingham (10-7, 0-3 C-USA) Sunday, completing the series sweep in its opening series in Conference USA action. The Blue Raiders won the first game 3-0 and narrowly held on for a 3-2 win in the second game. Both games …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (7-4) lost both games in a doubleheader with Iowa (9-1) Saturday at Reese Smith Jr. Field. The Hawkeyes took the first game in a 2-1 decision, and they finished the sweep off in the nightcap 6-1. The two losses Saturday mean that the Blue Raiders will drop their first series of …