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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 …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (11-6, 3-0 C-USA) swept its doubleheader with Alabama-Birmingham (10-7, 0-3 C-USA) Sunday, completing the series sweep in its opening series in Conference USA action. The Blue Raiders won the first game 3-0 and narrowly held on for a 3-2 win in the second game. Both games …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Wrtier MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee (9-6, 1-0 C-USA) put on a clinic on offense and powered its way to an 8-0 win over Alabama-Birmingham Saturday in its Conference USA opener. Junior center fielder Ronnie Jebavy led the way on offense, going 3-for-3 a career-high, with two RBI and two walks. The …

By Austin Nelson//Contributing Writer MEMPHIS – Middle Tennessee (8-5) could not get its bats going Tuesday night, losing 3-1 to Memphis at FedEx Park, recording a season-low five hits. A throwing error by starter Heath Slatton in the third inning led to all three runs for Memphis. MTSU was limited to just one run for …

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Blue Raiders attempted to start their season with a three-game sweep over Jacksonville, but fell short against the Dolphins in an 11-2 loss. “I’m happy with what we did over the past two days, but we wasted an opportunity to come out today and play well,” MTSU coach Jim McGuire said in …