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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 …

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 …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer BEKLEY, W. Va. – Middle Tennessee split its doubleheader against Marshall Sunday afternoon at Epling Stadium, with the Blue Raiders winning the first game 2-1 before dropping the second game 2-0. Both games were shortened to seven innings. With the split, the Blue Raiders (24-19, 15-6 C-USA) dropped their second …

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – MTSU heads into another weekend of Conference USA play in first place. The Blue Raiders (23-17, 14-4 C-USA) have dominated the weekend in conference play. They have won five of their six weekend series in conference play, including sweeps of Alabama-Birmingham, Old Dominion and Charlotte. Next up in conference play for …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – After a shaky series opener on Friday, Middle Tennessee rebounded to take the final two games of its series with Louisiana Tech, including a 3-2 win Sunday. The win gave the Blue Raiders (19-16, 11-4 C-USA) their fourth Conference USA series win in five tries this year. MTSU remains …

By Nick Griesbach//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee started off strong, but was not able to withstand the scoring onslaught from Tennessee Tech at Reese Smith Jr. Field on Tuesday as it suffered another midweek loss. The Blue Raiders (17-14) started the game off with a great effort on the mound from starting pitcher Tyler …