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Story by William Carter / Contributing Writer The most important part of the season for any college team ramps up this weekend for the Blue Raider baseball team. Middle Tennessee starts conference play Friday as they travel to Birmingham, Alabama to take on the UAB Blazers. It will be the first Conference-USA games for both …

Story by William Carter / Contributing Writer In a world filled with highlights, statistics, and star players, the underdog goes often unnoticed. Everyone wants to see a 450-foot bomb over the centerfield wall, but many times it’s the quiet ones without all the highlights that propel a team to wins. For MTSU pitcher Zach Keenan, …

Story by William Carter / Contributing Writer After losing two in a row to Valparaiso University on Saturday, the Blue Raiders looked to right-hander Zach Keenan to bring home the series finale on Sunday. Keenan continued upon his stellar season pitching eight shutout innings with 11 strikeouts and only three hits. For a pitcher that …

Story by William Carter / Contributing Writer Coming off a series sweep, Middle Tennessee (5-2) looks to extend its win streak this weekend as they hit the road to take on the University of South Alabama (5-3) in a three-game set starting on Friday. South Alabama is no stranger to elite competition on the diamond. …

Story by William Carter / Contributing Writer The rain started to come down and the runs started to add up in the third inning as Middle Tennessee (5-2) cruised to a 7-0 win Sunday to complete the sweep of Bowling Green (0-3). Both teams made quick work of each other until the third inning when …

Story by William Carter / Contributing Writer Bullpen woes upended the MTSU baseball team’s chance of defeating longtime diamond rival Murray State. The Blue Raiders fell 12-7 to the Racers Wednesday evening. The Racers opened the game scoring two runs, but the Blue Raiders answered back with a two-run home run from DJ Wright. Wright …