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  • BLUE RAIDER BASEBALL

    @MTAthletics  @MT_Baseball

    2018 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

    GAME NOTES

    BlueRaiderAthletics  MTSUBlueRaiderBaseball1

    >>> The Blue Raiders travel to Bowling Green for a 3-game series against Wester Kentucky. Last season the Blue Raiders went 1-2 against the Hilltoppers.

    >>> The Blue Raiders exploded for 6 runs in the first innings against Austin Peay, the most by the Blue Raiders in a single inning this season.

    >>> Grant Williams had another outstanding performance in his 2nd start of the season vs. Austin Peay. Williams went 6 innings giving up just 3 hits and no earned runs.

    >>> The Blue Raiders as a team bat .447 when leading off the inning.

    Radio: WGNS 100.5 FM, 101.9 FM, 1450 AM Dick Palmer (PxP), John Callow (Color) Video: http://conferenceusa.com/watch/ Live Tweets: @MT_Baseball Live Audio: CUSA.TV/RaiderVision Live Stats: GoBlueRaiders.com

    Overall: 9-8 0-0 Home: 6-5 Extra Innings: 1-0 Away: 1-2 Streak: W1 Neutral: 1-2 Last 10: 5-5

    FEBRUARY (4-4) 16 Fri. Western Illinois W 2-0 17 Sat. Western Illinois W 11-7 18 Sun. Western Illinois W 9-3 20 Tues. at Alabama L 0-4 23 Fri. Fairleigh Dickinson W 11-6 24 Sat. Indiana State L 4-21 25 Sun. Kent State L 5-14 27 Tues. at Tennessee L 4-5 28 Wed. Tennessee Tech PPD

    MARCH (5-4) 2 Fri. Memphis^ L 4-6 3 Sat. East Tennessee State^ W 16-8 4 Sun. Tennessee^ W 7-5 6 Tues. Memphis L 5-6 7 Wed. Memphis W 7-6 9 Fri. West Virginia W 8-7 10 Sat. West Virginia L 4-8 11 Sun. West Virginia L 4-10 13 Tues. at Austin Peay W 9-0 16 Fri. at WKU* 5 PM 17 Sat. at WKU* 1 PM 18 Sun. at WKU* 1 PM 20 Tue. at Lipscomb 6 PM 23 Fri. Charlotte* 6 PM 24 Sat. Charlotte* 4 PM 25 Sun. Charlotte* 1 PM 27 Tues. at Belmont 4 PM 30 Fri. at Old Dominion* 5 PM 31 Sat. at Old Dominion* 2 PM

    APRIL (0-0) 1 Sun. at Old Dominion* 11 AM 3 Tues. Vanderbilt 6 PM 6 Fri. Marshall* 6 PM 7 Sat. Marshall* 4 PM 8 Sun. Marshall* 1 PM 10 Tues. Belmont 6 PM 11 Wed. at Tennessee Tech 6 PM 13 Fri. Rice* 6 PM 14 Sat. Rice* 4 PM 15 Sun. Rice* 1 PM 17 Tues. Lipscomb 6 PM 20 Fri. at Southern Miss* 6 PM 21 Sat. at Southern Miss* 2 PM 22 Sun. at Southern Miss* 1 PM 24 Tues. Austin Peay 6 PM 27 Fri. UTSA* 6 PM 28 Sat. UTSA* 4 PM 29 Sun. UTSA* 1 PM

    MAY (0-0) 4 Fri. at LA Tech* 6 PM 5 Sat. at LA Tech* 2 PM 6 Sun. at LA Tech* 1 PM 11 Fri. Florida Atlantic* 6 PM 12 Sat. Florida Atlantic* 4 PM 13 Sun. Florida Atlantic* 1 PM 15 Tues. at Vanderbilt 6:30 PM 17 Thurs. at UAB* 6:30 PM 18 Fri. at UAB* 6:30 PM 19 Sat. at UAB* 1 PM 23-27 C-USA Championship$ TBA Home Games in bold | * Conference Game | ^Indi- cate Tri-Star Classic | $ C-USA Championship, Biloxi, Miss. | All Times Central | RV: Receiving Votes

    BASEBALL CONTACTS | Dominic LoBianco 901.569.8539  lobianco@goblueraiders.com | Tyler Schiefelbein 304.669.0761 | schiefelbein@goblueraiders.com | Tony Stinnett  615.631.9521 stinnett@goblueraiders.com

    PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP (LISTED DEFENSIVELY) POS. NO. NAME CL. B/T AVG HR RBI SB-ATT OBP C 15 Aaron Antonini So. L/R .256 2 2 1-1 .341 1B 31 Brett Stratinsky Jr. L/R .130 1 4 0-0 .276 2B 27 Ryan Kemp Sr. R/R .276 1 8 2-3 .353 SS 5 LA Woodard Jr. R/R .360 0 7 9-11 .484 3B 9 Drew Huff Jr. R/R .164 0 6 0-3 .254 RF 12 Blake Benefield Jr. R/R .246 5 13 0-0 .338 CF 1 Austin Dennis Jr. R/R .313 2 12 7-9 .410 LF 3 Myles Christian Fr. L/R .259 1 6 2-2 .403 DH 11 Aaron Aucker Sr. R/R .313 4 6 0-3 .224

    PROJECTED STARTING PITCHER DAY NO. NAME CL. LH/RH W-L ERA IP K/BB B/AVG Fri. 37 Jake Wyrick Sr. LH 0-0 4.97 12.2 23/15 .261 Sat. 30 Carson Lester Jr. RH 1-2 7.50 18.0 15/14 .320 Sun. 28 Peyton Wigginton Fr. LH 1-2 7.23 18.2 14/9 .303

    Middle Tennessee (9-8, 0-0 C-UsA) @ WesTern KenTUCKy (9-7), MArCh 16-18, niCK denes Field (1,500)

    MT: Jim McGuire (Cumberland, ‘85) MT: 144-156/5th  Career: 364-272/9th

    WKU: John Pawlowski (3rd)

    LEADING OFF

    BY THE NUMBERS

    .400 Batting average of Freshman catcher Jake Hagenow through 20 at bats this season.

    12

    All 9 wins this season for the Blue Raiders have come against right handed starters.

    Number of consecutive score- less innings by Grant WIlliams.

    6 Number of double by Aaron Aucker this season.

    9

    MEDIA INFORMATION

    THE COACHES

    SERIES HISTORY

    Since 1974: Blue Raiders trail 61-60-0

    Streak: vs. WKU L1

    Last Mtg: vs. WKU (3/26/17) L, 2-4

    Last Win: vs. WKU (3/25/17) W, 10-9

    STATISTICAL COMPARISON

    W-L 9-8 9-8 AVG .263 .290 OBP .366 .362 SLG .412 .452 R/G 6.4 5.7 HR 18 18 SB-ATT 23-31 17-24 FLD % .974 .976

    ERA 6.31 4.27 K/9 9.2 8.2 BB/9 6.8 4.5 WHIP 1.8 1.4

  • BLUE RAIDER BASEBALL

    @MTAthletics  @MT_Baseball

    2018 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

    GAME NOTES

    BlueRaiderAthletics  MTSUBlueRaiderBaseball2

    2017 MIDDLE TENNESSEE ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR.-ELG. B/T HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL 1 Austin Dennis OF/IF 5-11 170 JR-2L R/R Rockledge, Fla./Rockledge HS 3 Myles Christian OF/IF 6-2 180 FR-HS L/R Olive Branch, Miss./Olive Branch HS 4 Darien Prewett OF 5-8 170 JR-TR L/L Columbia, Tenn/Wallace State CC 5 LA Woodard IF 5-11 165 JR-TR R/R Nashville, Tenn./Kansas City CC 6 Kevin Sullivan IF 5-11 175 SR-3L L/R Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice HS 7 Will Schnure C 6-2 195 R-SR-3L R/R Acworth, Ga./Mount Paran Christian HS 8 Darrell Freeman Jr. OF 5-11 180 R-SO-1L R/R Brentwood, TN/RavenwoodHS 9 Drew Huff IF 5-10 180 JR-2L R/R Murfreesboro, Tenn./Riverdale HS 10 Buddy Fultz IF 6-0 190 FR-HS S/R Alpharetta, Ga./Johns Creek HS 11 Aaron Aucker IF 6-0 190 R-SR-3L R/R Knoxville, Tenn./Knoxville Catholic HS 12 Blake Benefield OF/IF 6-3 205 JR-2L R/R Murfreesboro, Tenn./Siegel HS 14 Phillip Kunsa IF/OF 5-11 205 SR-3L R/R Lockport, Ill./Providence Catholic HS 15 Aaron Antonini C 6-0 210 SO-1L L/R Hollywood, Fla./North Broward Prep 16 Andy Rivera RHP 6-2 210 JR-TR R/R Miami, Fla./Chattanooga State CC 18 Blake Stansberry RHP 6-0 205 R-JR-2L L/R Knoxville, Tenn./South Doyle HS 19 Carter Bair RHP 6-4 200 JR-1L R/R Columbia, Tenn./Volunteer State CC 20 Tyler Holcombe RHP 6-3 205 R-JR-1L R/R Conyers, Ga./Gordon State College 21 Jake Hagenow C 6-1 180 FR-HS R/R Knoxville, Tenn./Farragut HS 23 AJ Spencer RHP/OF 6-1 200 JR-2L R/R Locust Grove, Ga./Union Grove HS 24 Kevin Dupree 1B/OF 6-4 205 SR-3L L/L Ooltewah, Tenn./Ooltewah HS 27 Ryan Kemp 2B/OF 5-4 160 SR-1L R/R Hendersonville, Tenn./Columbia State 28 Peyton Wigginton LHP 6-3 180 FR-HS L/L Franklin, Tenn./Page HS 30 Carson Lester RHP 6-2 200 JR-2L R/R Murfreesboro, Tenn./Siegel HS 31 Brett Stratinsky IF 6-4 210 JR-TR L/R Palos Hills, Ill./McHenry County College 32 Brycen Thomas RHP/IF 6-4 250 FR-HS R/R Columbia, Tenn./Spring Hill HS 33 Grant Williams RHP 6-4 235 SO-1L R/R Hendersonville, TN/Hendersonville HS 34 Manuel Lopez OF 6-5 215 R-SO-1L R/R Santo Domingo/Montverde Academy 35 Andy Wright RHP 6-2 185 R-SO-1L R/R Soddy Daisy, Tenn./ Soddy-Daisy HS 36 Ryan Scharf RHP 6-4 225 JR-TR R/R Decatur, Ill./Kaskaskia College 37 Jake Wyrick LHP 6-0 195 SR-2L L/L Cleveland, Tenn./ Cleveland State CC 38 Scheldon Paulk RHP 6-4 190 R-SO-TR R/R Guyton, Ga./Chattanooga State CC 39 Conner Bell LHP 6-0 190 JR-TR L/L Huntsville, AL/Marion Military Institute 41 John Dowless LHP 6-0 180 FR-HS L/L Mt. Juliet, Tenn./Mt. Juliet HS 44 Zach Keenan RHP 6-5 210 FR-HS R/R Suwanee, Ga./Lambert HS

    * - injured/ineligible, sitting out 2018 season

    COACHING STAFF 26 Jim McGuire Head Coach (Cumberland University, 1985), 6th season 42 Caleb Longshore Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach, 1st season 29 Tim Donnelly Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, 2nd season 20 Robbie Britt Volunteer Assistant Coach, 2nd Season

    PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Aaron Antonini Ant-o-nee-nee Jake Hagenow HAG-uh-now Phillip Kunsa COON-sa Manuel Lopez MAN-well Will Schnure SHH-nurr Jake Wyrick Why-rick

    BY STATE TENNESSEE (18) 4 Prewett OF 5 Woodard IF 8 Freeman OF 9 Huff IF 11 Aucker IF 12 Benefield OF/IF 18 Stansberry P 19 Bair P 21 Hagenow C 24 Dupree IF 27 Kemp 2B/OF 28 Wigginton P 30 Lester P 32 Thomas IF/P 33 Williams P 35 Wright P 37 Wyrick P 41 Dowless P

    GEORGIA (6) 7 Schnure C 10 Fultz IF 20 Holcombe P 23 Spencer P/OF 38 Paulk P 44 Keenan P

    ILLINOIS (4) 6 Sullivan IF 14 Kunsa OF 31 Stratinsky IF 36 Scharf P

    FLORIDA (3) 1 Dennis OF/IF 15 Antonini C 16 Rivera P

    ALABAMA (1) 39 Bell P

    MISSISSIPPI (1) 3 Christian OF

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (1) 34 Lopez OF

    BY CLASS SENIOR (7) 6 Sullivan IF 7 Schnure C 11 Aucker IF 14 Kunsa OF 24 Dupree UTIL 27 Kemp 2B/OF 37 Wyrick P

    JUNIORS (14) 1 Dennis OF/IF 4 Prewett OF 5 Woodard IF 9 Huff IF 12 Benefield OF/IF 16 Rivera P 18 Stansberry P 19 Bair P 20 Holcombe P 23 Spencer P/OF 30 Lester P 31 Stratinsky IF 36 Scharf P 39 Bell P

    SOPHOMORES (6) 8 Freeman Jr. OF 17 Antonini C 33 Williams P 34 Lopez OF 35 Wright P 38 Paulk P

    FRESHMAN (7) 3 Christian IF/OF 10 Fultz IF 21 Hagenow C 28 Wigginton P 32 Thomas IF/P 41 Dowless P 44 Keenan P

    BY B/T R/R (22) 1 Dennis OF/IF 5 Woodard IF 7 Schnure C 8 Freeman Jr. OF 9 Huff IF 11 Aucker IF 12 Benefield OF/IF 14 Kunsa OF 16 Rivera P 19 Bair P 20 Holcombe P 21 Hagenow C 23 Spencer P/OF 27 Kemp 2B/OF 30 Lester P 32 Thomas P/IF 33 Williams P 34 Lopez OF 35 Wright* P 36 Scharf P 38 Paulk P 44 Keenan P

    L/L (6) 4 Prewett OF 24 Dupree IF 28 Wigginton P 37 Wyrick P 39 Bell P 41 Dowless P

    L/R (5) 3 Christian IF/OF 6 Sullivan IF 15 Antonini C 18 Stansberry P 31 Stratinsky IF

    S/R (1) 10 Fultz IF

    ALPHABETICAL

    15 Antonini, Aaron C 11 Aucker, Aaron IF 19 Bair, Carter P 39 Bell, Conner LHP 12 Benefield, Blake