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Story By Will Carter / Sports Editor The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (10-17, 2-7 C-USA) struck first with one run in the second inning in Sunday’s rubber match, but left-hander Peyton Wigginton pitched seven scoreless innings in response to boost the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (13-14, 5-4) to a 5-1 victory and a series win.  Wigginton …

Story by Will Carter / Sports Editor Tensions, emotions, and energy are almost always running high when a conference rival trots into town, and the Blue Raiders were firing on all cylinders on their way to a 10-2 victory over Western Kentucky (9-16, 1-6 C-USA) to start the weekend series off with a bang.  It …

Story by Will Carter / Sports Editor Coming off a series win over the UAB Blazers on the road last weekend and a midweek victory in Cookeville on Tuesday, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (11-13, 3-3) are heating up heading into their Conference USA (C-USA) series with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (9-5, 1-5) – MTSU’s …

Story by Will Carter / Sports Editor After a disappointing start to the conference season with two deflating losses to the Old Dominion Monarchs (16-2, 2-1 C-USA), the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (8-12, 1-2 C-USA) bounced back yet again in the series finale to defeat the Monarchs 13-5, and hand them only their second loss …

Story by Will Carter / Sports Editor After a rocky start to the season, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7-10) have kindled a fire heading into their first weekend of Conference USA games, winning three-out-of-four games in the past week.  A flaming hot Old Dominion Monarchs (14-1) squad is hitting the road to Murfreesboro for …

Story by Will Carter / Sports Editor Dramatics have become a common theme with Middle Tennessee this season as they slipped by Austin Peay in the ninth inning due to a wild pitch that allowed senior Brian Dillingham to fly into home for the game-winning run; a finish that was preceded by the Blue Raiders’ …