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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 Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines  Story by Teylor Hines / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (28-17, 7-8) came from behind in a vengeance to beat Florida International on Sunday afternoon. After falling behind 3-0 early, MTSU used a five-run sixth inning to take home a 5-3 victory. Panthers come out swinging …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Story by Teylor Hines / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders traveled to Miami, Florida this weekend to take on the Florida International Panthers in a three-game set. In a doubleheader on Saturday, the Raiders lost by scores of 4-3 and 7-2 in the first two games …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Story by Devin P. Grimes / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (26-15) traveled to Nashville on Tuesday night to take on the Belmont Bruins (21-12). The Blue Raiders jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 7-2 victory over the Bruins behind Claire Smith …

Photo by David Chamberlain / MTSU Sidelines Story by Teylor Hines / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (23-14) traveled to Lexington, Kentucky to face No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats (23-11) in a doubleheader Friday afternoon. The Wildcats high-powered offense was too much for MT, as they were swept in the series with a 12-1 final …