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Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines Story by Calvin Smith / Sports Reporter Filling the shoes of a Major League Baseball draft pick is no small task, but junior LA Woodard is starting at shortstop for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on day one. Before he reached Murfreesboro, Woodard stopped by Kansas City Kansas …

Photo by Darius Horton / MTSU Sidelines Following uncooperative weather on Saturday, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-0) were forced to play a doubleheader on Sunday against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks. Middle Tennessee dominated both games, winning by scores of 11-7 and 9-3. MTSU builds big lead, holds on thanks to Woodard’s big day The …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee took the lead in the bottom of the first and never looked back, earning the three-game sweep after a 19-2 win over Western Illinois Monday night. “We put it all together today,” MTSU coach Jim McGuire said after the big win. “That was the challenge going in, could we play a …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee’s baseball team (4-1) swept a doubleheader with Western Illinois (0-2) on Sunday in the team’s 2015 home opener. Inclement weather caused the Blue Raiders’ home opener to be pushed back multiple times this past week, but they finally took the field at Reese Smith Jr. Field on Sunday. The first …