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By Nick Griesbach//Contributing Writer HOUSTON –In a matchup of the top two teams in Conference USA, Middle Tennessee failed to get timely hits in a 7-2 loss Friday to No. 14 Rice. This was the opening game of a three-game series at Reckling Park in Houston. With the loss, the Blue Raiders (16-12, 8-2 C-USA) …

By Steven Johnson//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee might want to play the rest of its games on the weekend after the 11-0 pummeling it received from the Austin Peay Governors Tuesday night at Reese Smith Jr. Field. The Blue Raiders (16-11) are now 0-6 in their midweek games this season. The score was never …

By Steven Johnson//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee completed the sweep of Old Dominion in dramatic fashion Sunday. With the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth, a wild pitch allowed Jared Allen to race home to secure the game-winning run. After controlling the game, with a solid outing from starter Garret Ring, …

By Jim Bratton//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (13-10) was looking to rebound on Wednesday against Lipscomb (15-7) from a a disappointing loss to defending national champion Vanderbilt the night before. The game started off pretty well for the Blue Raiders, as junior right-handed pitcher Heath Slatton was able to record two strikeouts in the …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee fans filled Reese Smith Jr. Field over capacity as their Blue Raiders (13-9) took on No. 2 Vanderbilt (20-5) Tuesday night. The defending national champion Commodores were greeted by the third largest crowd in MTSU baseball history (2,620), and the largest crowd since the stadium’s $4 million renovation in 2008. In …

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Middle Tennessee (13-8, 5-1 C-USA) finished its weekend series Sunday in first place in the Conference USA standings, as it rallied back from an early four-run deficit against No. 19 Florida Atlantic, winning the series finale, 7-6. The road series win marked the first series win against a ranked opponent this …