NOTEBOOK: Women’s golf wins first spring team title

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MURFRESBORO, Tenn. — With spring in full swing here in the Mid-State, Middle Tennessee Women’s Golf traveled to the Silver State to claim its first team tournament title since 2019 last week.

The Blue Raiders had all five golfers on their roster in the top 20, recording a collective 864 (E) at the par-72, 6,343-yard Boulder Creek Golf Course to place first at the Jackrabbit Invitational, winning the tournament title. ‘host. South Dakota State by three strokes.

Sophie Burk was scorching on the final day on Tuesday, carding a 68 (-4) to end the tournament -1 overall. She finished fifth overall.

“Excellent finish for the team”, head coach chris adams said after the tournament ended. “Everyone played really well, and making the run we did in the final round was awesome to watch. Sophie had a great round with 4 under, and everyone contributed to a great team win. This will give the team some confidence going into the rest of the spring season.”

Softball makes late comeback, wins in extra innings to clinch Southern Miss series

Blue Raiders softball had some late-inning heroics on Sunday, scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie Southern Miss, then scoring the game-winning run in extra innings to win the rubber game 6-5 and the series 2-1 .

Claire Czajkowski perfectly read the riseball from the Golden Eagle receiver’s glove to go home immediately, plunging headfirst into the plate to leave on Sunday.

There was plenty of heroism on the pitch for the Blue Raiders on Sunday, with an unassisted double play from Kaylee Richetto and an assist from Amaya Harris keep USM off the scoreboard after the tie, and a Laura Mealer triple to pull MT within one in round five and keep the rally going.

“I probably wouldn’t have given you a penny for us in the middle of the game, but we came back and rallied to score four points and never stopped fighting, and things went well at the end. “said the head coach. Jeff Breden said post-game. “I’m proud of all of our young kids for growing up and hitting the ball.”

MT takes on Tennessee State at home on Wednesday before heading to Marshall this weekend for their second C-USA series of the spring.

Baseball comes out on top in the seventh inning on Sunday

I spent most of my weekend at The Reese, watching the Blue Raiders play Old Dominion in the C-USA 2022 opener for Middle Tennessee. And while the team suffered two tough losses on Friday and Saturday, Sunday afternoon was a day of pure rave as MT scored eight points in the bottom of the seventh to come back to win 13-5 against ODU.

The bottom of the seventh, which saw 13 Blue Raider batters take to the plate, was highlighted by a grand slam from Jackson GallowayMiddle Tennessee’s first Grand Slam since the 2019 season.

Two MV starters, Jaden Hamm and Erik Swan, received love from Perfect Game scouts on Twitter. Both MT pitchers managed to put out at least six batters in their starts, with Swan setting a new career high on Saturday with 10 Ks.

Sunday’s comeback win was MT’s second of the week, as they walked Tuesday night against Austin Peay. Check out Sam Wilde’s cinematic recap of the dramatic backdrop to Round 9.

WNIT women’s basketball game in sight

If you’re looking for late plans for tonight, your Lady Raiders take on Wake Forest tonight at Murphy Center, with a tip-off at 6:30 a.m. Central.

Middle Tennessee put on a dominating performance to advance in the WNIT on St. Patrick’s Day. Check out Reed Sellers’ work recapping the win over Wofford!

Men’s basketball continues its run CBI

In Daytona Beach, men’s basketball battled its way to a first-round win over California Baptist and now plays this afternoon at 5:30 a.m. Central Time.

With a win over Boston University, MT’s next game in the CBI will air on ESPN2. In the meantime, check out Easton Smith’s work on the Blue Raiders’ Saturday win over the Lancers.

Spring training is off to a good start for football

Rick Stockstill and the Middle Tennessee football program have been hard at work this week, with official practices beginning Tuesday, March 15.

Check out some of the highlights you may have missed from all the football social feeds this week, and listen Rick Stockstill, Nicholas Vattiato and Jordan Ferguson on the first spring practice.

Mens Tennis Memes

It was once again a big week for MT Men’s Tennis and coach jimmy boredamelike Pavel Motl earned Athlete of the Week honors on March 16 following his 3-1 record the previous week, including winning the game against No. 65 USF. With Motl’s honor, every regular starter in the MT lineup this season has won at least one Conference USA Athlete of the Week award.

So our office, led by the social media coordinator Matt Posey and men’s tennis SID Alex Morganhad fun with it.

MT beat SMU and Rice on the road this weekend to keep their momentum going. They will face Texas Tech at ATC this Friday.

The track keeps jumping to new heights

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