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By Steven Johnson/Contributing Writer HATTIESBURG, Miss. – While the Blue Raiders’ bats struggled to generate offense in game one of their doubleheader against Southern Miss Sunday, they certainly came to life in game two. The win in game two gave MTSU (16-24, 3-17 C-USA) a 5-2 victory over its conference foe, and most importantly, it …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer NASHVILLE – Middle Tennessee used an efficient offensive performance to escape past Belmont 6-5 Wednesday night at Rose Park. Samantha Nieves led the way on offense as she went a perfect 3-for-3 on the night with two RBI. Lauren Riddell also went perfect on the night, going 2-for-2. Cor’Nisha Birdsong, …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (12-16, 1-10 C-USA) continued its struggles in conference play, dropping both games in its doubleheader with Texas-San Antonio (23-13, 7-5 C-USA) Saturday. UTSA’s offense was too much for MTSU, as it lost the first game, 11-8, and the second game, 13-5. Game 1 The first two innings of the opener went …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Looking to rebound from this past weekend’s woes at FAU, Middle Tennessee’s softball team (12-14) earned a split of its home doubleheader with UT Martin Wednesday. The Blue Raiders dropped the first game, 7-2. They rebounded with a 6-2 victory in the nightcap. Game 1 The Blue Raiders …

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Middle Tennessee’s softball team (11-13, 1-8 C-USA) was shutout Sunday in its 5-0 loss to Florida Atlantic (24-7-1, 5-1 C-USA), completing the sweep for the Owls. Offensive struggles were the name of the game for the Blue Raiders in the series. MTSU was shutout twice in three games at FAU, managing …

MURFREESBORO – The home opener for the Middle Tennessee softball team (10-9, 0-4 C-USA) got rained on in more ways than one Saturday, as the Blue Raiders dropped their first game at Blue Raider Softball Field 8-0 to Florida International. The start time for the game was originally set for 2 p.m. CST, but inclement …