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Photo by Anthony Fiorella / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee State baseball program hosted its 45th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon in the Student Union Building on campus Friday morning. The biggest news of the day was former catcher Michael McKenry returning to his alma mater to announce his retirement. “I followed my heart and talked …

Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines Former Middle Tennessee Blue Raider shortstop Riley Delgado was taken in the ninth round (260th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in the 2017 Major League Baseball Amateur Player Draft. According to the Major Baseball League draft tracker, Delgado is valued at $146,000. Delgado is the Braves’ third choice …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / MT Athletic Communications With the conclusion of the Blue Raider baseball season on Saturday, Conference USA announced its all-conference teams today. Two Middle Tennessee players were honored, as junior designated hitter Aaron Aucker was named to the first team and senior shortstop Riley Delgado was given second team honors. After …

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 Tyler Lamb / MT Athletics Communications The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (23-30, 9-19) took home game one of their series with Louisiana Tech (35-17, 16-12), winning 6-3. While the Bulldogs took an early 2-0 lead, a strong performance by starting pitcher Carson Lester allowed the Blue Raiders’ offense to take the lead, ultimately earning a …

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 …