Council OKs adding playground to park of baseball diamonds for special-needs kids.
It had been one of those dreadful winters that we used to get here in Middle Tennessee...one when we had seemingly endless days of snow and ice.
The city of Murfreesboro and Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, officially broke ground and launched Miracle Field at SportsCom last week.
Local players travel back at 'vintage' games
Several local softball and baseball teams were in action on May 11 in the TSSAA Region semifinals hoping for a chance to advance to the Region finals on May 13. Of course, the ultimate goal for each of them to earn a trip to next week's Spring Fling here in Murfreesboro. Riverdale, Central Magnet, MTCS and Smyrna baseball along with Siegel and Riverdale softball were in action.
The MTSU baseball team stayed in first place in the Conference USA standings with a three-game weekend sweep over hated rival Western Kentucky, including a 9-2 win on May 3.
The MTSU baseball team opened up the Conference USA portion of the 2015 schedule over the weekend with a series win at Reese Smith Jr Field against UAB. The three-game series dealt with several weather delays, which ended with a doubleheader on Sundayt. The Blue Raiders swept the series with 8-0, 3-0, 3-2 wins over the Blazers.
Someone once told me (I think it was MTSU's Voice of the Blue Raiders Chip Walters) that the best sentence in sports was - pitchers and catchers report to spring training on ... fill in the date here. That date is here.
The MTSU baseball team returned to the diamond this past weekend as it opened the season with a three-game series at Jacksonville.
Having grown up playing baseball, dating back to his days in Little League, and venturing out on his own in business, Murfreesboro's Jason Tate saw a big correlation in sports and business.
Start Smart baseball is a new program introduced this summer by Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department.
Smyrna resident John Neely “Johnny, The Lime” Ross loved touring Major League ballparks.
Barfield Crescent Park was a busy place recently as it hosted two different youth diamond state championships as teams tried to qualified for their respective World Series.
Located in Lafayette, La., the Cane Cutters are a part of a six-team Texas Collegiate League that is regarded as one of the top summer circuits in the nation and features some of the nation’s top college players.
The Rutherford County Recreation Department crowned its youth baseball and softball champions this past weekend at the various sites around the area.
Local team finishes third out of 104 teams in 12-under tourney
Some of the top collegiate and high school baseball players accomplished a life-long dream during the recent 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.
With the 2013-14 athletic year concluded, Massaro likes what he sees, especially coming out of the program’s first year in Conference USA.
Photo gallery from Wednesday night's game. Photos courtesy of Randy Harris.
Three MTSU baseball players garnered First Team All-Conference USA accolades, as announced by the league office last week. Outfielder Jared Allen, pitcher Zac Curtis and first baseman Trent Miller were selected first team all-league as voted on by the coaches, media and sports information directors.
It was the last chance for the Riverdale and Central Magnet baseball teams on Thursday at the 2014 TSSAA Spring Fling.
Both teams had to defeat the same opponent twice in order to advance to Friday's’s championship game at MTSU. The Warriors had to beat Farragut twice at Siegel, while the Tigers have to defeat CAK at Blackman.
Both Riverdale and Central Magnet baseball teams hoped to stay alive in their respective brackets during the 2014 TSSAA Spring Fling on Wednesday.
Each of the squads had to play two games in the double elimination tournament, and both accomplish their goal by surviving and advancing to Thursday.
It was mixed results for Rutherford County baseball teams during opening day of the 2014 TSSAA Spring Fling in Murfreesboro. In Class AA, Central Magnet hung on to defeat Ripley, 4-3, while Riverdale lost in first Class AAA game 10-1 to Ravenwood. Both teams will be in action tomorrow hoping to stay alive in the double elimination tournament.
MTSU’s baseball team moved one step closer to advancing to the Conference USA tournament with a 6-2 victory over Marshall Thursday night.
All MTSU needs to do is win one more game, or Florida Atlantic lose one, and the Blue Raiders finish in the top eight, which clinches them a spot.
The Siegel Middle Cavaliers won their fourth Rutherford County tournament title in 12 years with a 4-3 come-from-behind victory in eight innings over Oakland Middle on May 3 at Smyrna.
The MTSU baseball team stayed in the Conference USA race with a series wins over Old Dominion this weekend. The Blue Raiders won the first two games of the series, 1-0, 11-8 on Friday and Saturday evening. The series concluded on Sunday with ODU winning 4-3 in seven innings, because of a curfew and anticipated rain in the area.
A focal point of the article was that on April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the race barrier in Major League Baseball/MLB, becoming the first African-American to play for a Major League Baseball team in the modern era, starting at first base for the old Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League on that April 15 day, 67 years ago.
Greg Logan and Annette Clinton met at a baseball game. They even became engaged at the same baseball field where they met. So it only makes sense to stretch the double into a triple and get married on a baseball field.
The Nashville AA baseball Nashville Vols played their last game in 1965. You would have to be in your mid 50s to remember a game with any clarity, which also means that very few of you ever went the few blocks behind the State Capitol to Sulphur Dell where baseball had been played just about every year since the Civil War.
Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program for children 2-4 years old.
On a perfect evening for baseball, Riverdale and Blackman faced off in a huge District 7-AAA matchup at the Reservation on the Riverdale campus tonight. As both teams were looking to catch Siegel at the top of the District 7-AAA standings. Blackman came from behind with three runs in the final inning to win 5-4.
The MTSU baseball team took the three-game series from No. 10 ranked Rice Sunday with an 8-5 win at Reese Smith Jr. Field. It was the Blue Raiders fourth win out of its last five games, and second Conference USA series win this season.
It is almost April, and it means the Major League Baseball season is right around the corner.
After an impressive 3-2 win on Friday over No. 10 ranked Rice, the MTSU baseball team was hoping for its third win in a row on Saturday against the Owls. However, the Blue Raiders made too many errors and only had three hits to fall 8-0 to the Owls Saturday at Reese Smith Jr. Field.
District 7-AAA is one of the toughest in the state in all sports as every game is important no matter a team’s place in the standings. Whoever wins the district is usually in contention for a state title. However, in baseball, Riverdale has ruled the district the past couple of years, but Tuesday night it fell at Oakland 4-1 at Mack Hawks Field.
It had been one of those dreadful winters that we used to get here in Middle Tennessee — one when we seemingly had endless days of snow and ice. In fact, that year the schools had used most of their snow days. The novelty of playing in the snow and being mesmerized by winter’s wonderland had long worn off.
The MTSU baseball team (5-10) had its five game winning streak against Tennessee snapped tonight as they lost 2-0 in front of a near sellout crowd at Reese Smith Jr. Field. It was the first time since May 10, 2011, which the Blue Raiders had lost to the Volunteers (15-1).
The MTSU baseball closed out an eight game home stand against one of the top teams in the nation tonight at Reese Smith Jr Field. The Blue Raiders fell to No. 6 ranked Vanderbilt 4-3 to drop to 4-7 on the season, while the Commodores improved to 12-2.
The 2014 college baseball season is under way. Major League pitchers and catchers are reporting. Ah, the smell of baseball is in the air.
The MTSU baseball team started off its home portion of the 2014 schedule with a 9-5 loss against former Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee Tech on Tuesday afternoon at Reese Smith Jr. Field.
The MTSU baseball team started off its home portion of the 2014 schedule with a 9-5 loss against former Ohio Valley Conference rival, Tennessee Tech Tuesday afternoon at Reese Smith Jr. Field. The Blue Raiders opened up an eight-game home stand against the OVC favorites, Golden Eagles.
The MTSU baseball team wants to put the disappointing ending to the 2013 season in the past and get back to competing for a conference title and NCAA tournament berth this season.
The MTSU baseball team has a lot of tradition, but 2014 will start a new one as the Blue Raiders compete in Conference USA for the first time.
The Middle Tennessee baseball team will play at Southern Miss in a nationally-televised game on FOX Sports 1, Sunday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Middle Tennessee Christian School is looking for a new football and baseball coach.
Some people in this profession continue to amaze me, particularly those who are fortunate to vote on the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The 39th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 11:30 a.m. in the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro.
Now is the perfect time to take a look back at some of the great youth sports moments from last year.
I use the Christmas theme because if you want to give a gift to a friend or a relative, apparently there is a bargain out there for you.
Eighty-five-year-old Robert Burgess recalls the old Sulphur Dell as an unusual ball park with an even more unique outfield configuration.
Let’s take a trip back in time, back to 1944 when the opening day lineup for the Nashville Vols took the field at Sulphur Dell Ballpark.
McAllister’s Deli was packed not only for a good meal, but for a good cause Saturday.
A benefit dinner for Oakland High School baseball player Devin Cairo will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, to raise for medical bills related to his treatment for cancer.
The 2014 MTSU baseball team concluded its fall preseason practice last week with the annual Blue and White World Series at Reese Smith Jr. Field.
Baseball icon Jolly retiring from scouting
Former MTSU baseball pitcher Dewon Brazelton set a lot of long-standing records during his time in Murfreesboro, and on Saturday, he will add another accomplishment to his resume with an induction into the Blue Raider Sports Hall of Fame.
Locally, 45 and 60 percent of all middle school and high school students participate in one or more forms of physical activity while in school.
The tournament played host to 140 youth baseball teams from around the nation, who made the trip to Murfreesboro for a shot at a championship trophy.
Youth Baseball Association crowns champs
A quarter of century ago, times were changing for the Blue Raider baseball program.
Five youth baseball champions were crowned at the 2013 Tennessee Youth Baseball Association State Tournament at Barfield Crescent Park this weekend.
Gray sports star talent with pitching debut
Stephens hones skills in New England baseball league
Some of the best youth baseball teams in the Volunteer State will be making the trip to Murfreesboro this weekend for the annual Tennessee Youth Baseball Association Invitational State Championship Tournament at Barfield Crescent Park.
Blue Raiders celebrate move in new direction
Following Major League Baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals, was bred into farm boys who grew up in the cotton fields of remote southeast Missouri.
The majority of student-athletes will have to fall back on their education after college because so few make it into the sporting field -- a fact not lost on MTSU Athletics officials.
Ross Mitchell's boyhood dream came true when he marched out to the mound at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., and pitched in the College World Series.
Season draws to close for young athletes
I don’t know what it is about the Grand Old Game that makes players drool and salivate.
The 2013 MTSU baseball season came to a disappointing end with a shutout of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. For first-year head coach Jim McGuire, the season was a mix of emotions, as he took the reins from longtime manager Steve Peterson.
State champions, including a few from Rutherford County, were crowned this week at the BlueCross Spring Fling.
The 2013 TSSAA BlueCross Spring Fling began Monday with the boys decathlon and the girls pentathlon at the Dean A Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium on the MTSU campus.
Next week, more than 4,200 high school athletes from around the state will be heading to Rutherford County for the 2013 BlueCross TSSAA SpringFling from May 20-24.
MTSU's baseball season came to an end with a 3-2 loss at home to rival Western Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at Reese Smith Jr. Field.
It was a big weekend for MTSU baseball and track as the final two MTSU sports still in action wrapped up their seasons.
A few weeks ago I challenged you come up with one or more former or present athletes, living or dead, with who you would like to have dinner. I promised you my list and possibly another person’s list. Lucky you. Today is the day.
On May 7, the Nashville Sounds knocked off the Fresno Grizzlies 5-2 at Greer Stadium in Music City.
Oakland Middle School added yet another trophy to its two-year-old trophy case last week.
In front of the largest crowd at Reese Smith Jr. Field since 2004, including a lost squirrel, the MTSU baseball team knocked off in-state rival Tennessee 11-5 on April 23.
So far this season the MTSU baseball team is winless during its six Sun Belt Conference road games.
If you were a farm boy of the 1940 or ’50s-era in Middle and East Tennessee, chances were you listened to Atlanta Braves baseball on the radio. But being a Missouri farm boy, Cardinal baseball was in our DNA.
A Nashville nonprofit is stepping up to the plate to manage the spring and fall ball seasons for the city of 33,000.
Author Jim Bouton is coming to Middle Tennessee State University on Friday, April 5, to share his experiences as a major league pitcher at the 18th annual Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference.
Coaches of the teams registered with the La Vergne Baseball and Softball Association are invited to attend an information meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Board Room of La Vergne City Hall, to discuss the spring 2013 baseball and softball leagues.
Group goes full swing with vintage game
A lot of terrific books have been written about baseball.
For the first time since Ronald Reagan was president, the MTSU baseball team will open up the season without Steve Petersen.
Say “dude” in Woodbury, and most everyone knows you’re speaking of Nolan “Dude” Northcutt, a man whose life dates back to when most rural communities had popular amateur or semi-professional baseball teams.
With the recent announcement of MTSU athletics moving to Conference USA in July, the Blue Raider's football opponents have been finalized for 2013.
The 40th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon to benefit Blue Raider baseball has been scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Murphy Center.
Clark Harrell, the principal of our new Stewarts Creek High School, has officially begun work. He is about to begin the single most important task of his career - hiring faculty and staff.
Both the National League and American League CY Young Award winners, David Price and RA Dickey, have ties to the midstate.
“It was a Tuesday, the summer of ’66, and Dad came home from work and said, ‘We’re going to the game,'” said Doug Lott, owner of Dr. D’s Sports Pub.
The tradition continues as the Middle Tennessee State University baseball team gears up for the annual Grand Slam Fish Fry scheduled for Monday, Oct. 8, at the Livestock Center on campus.
With the start of fall sports, health care professionals at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt said they are seeing a significant increase in cases of concussions, heat exhaustion and overuse injuries in its emergency department.
‘Town team’ baseball provided much-needed distraction
Even though most of the talk right now is about the upcoming football season, baseball is entering its stretch run.
MTSU honors retiring baseball manager
Residents and friends of La Vergne are heading out to the ballpark on Saturday, Sept. 1.
Associate head coach elevated after 20 years at MT
Three generations of members contribute to TYBA
The best athletes in sports will gather together Wednesday for the 20th annual sports award show, the ESPYs in Los Angeles.
Local baseball stars open up academy
Murfreesboro Elite hopes for back-to-back titles
The Smyrna-based Shoetiques team won the 10U tournament this weekend at the Tennessee Baseball Players Association Summer Classic at Barfield Crescent Park in Murfreesboro.
McFarland leads youth league in tournament
The Murfreesboro Baseball Association crowned eight champions on the diamond this past weekend.
Statistics showed again this season why MTSU Athletics is the best in the Sun Belt Conference.
“I don’t even have words to describe tonight,” said Jennifer Sheets, the mother of a 6-year-old Murfreesboro T-ball player who is battling Leukemia.
The school year is over, and all of the students are on summer break. Now the attention turns to the youth players, especially on the baseball diamond.
On a windy, hot and wet Tuesday night at Barfield Crescent Park, two Murfreesboro Baseball Association coaches, Travis Johnson and Jake Field, were busy trying to keep their players focused.
During the final days of the 2012 BlueCross Spring Fling, four more local state champions were crowned May 25 in two different sports.
The Eagleville Eagles entered this year’s 2012 TSSAA BlueCross Spring Fling Class A state tournament hoping to rewrite history.
The best high school athletes from around the state in five different sports have traveled to the greatest city in Tennessee for this week’s 2012 BlueCross Spring Fling.
Rutherford County sent teams and individuals to the BlueCross SpringFling this week in four of five sports. The results will be updated as they come in.
The MTSU baseball team completed its home conference portion of the 2012 season with a three-game series against the University Louisiana-Lafayette.
Three teams Rutherford County teams – Oakland, Smyrna and Siegel – were trying to their playoff dreams alive Tuesday night.
Before last week’s Rutherford County baseball tournament, Stewarts Creek Middle School head coach Tim Crunk said in order to do well in the tournament, his Falcons had to do three things to be successful: pitching, solid defense and timely hitting.
The biggest sports award show in MTSU history came to Tucker Theatre on April 26 with the first annual Raiders Choice Awards, which honored the best performances throughout the season in all of the Blue Raider sports.
Last week's MTSU awards ceremony gave all of the student-athletes a chance to be honored for all of the hard work they do both on the court and in the classroom.
Oakland, Stewarts Creek, Siegel lead pack after season’s end
In another key district series, Riverdale and La Vergne are going in different directions as the baseball season heads toward postseason play.
MTSU baseball win weekend series against Arkansas-Little Rock
It’s time to hit the diamond as Major League Baseball opened its season Wednesday.
Blue Raiders win 4-0 over the Bobcats
This weekend the Middle Tennessee softball team opened the 2012 season in Charlotte, N.C., as they look to improve on last season’s eighth place finish in the Sun Belt.
Group plans to continue MT's strong outfield legacy
For the Blue Raiders, they hope the 2012 season does not end the same way it did last year.
Last week, I told you all teams had common opponents that could damage or beat them if given a chance. During a 26-year broadcasting career, I often said the following, which remains true.
MTSU baseball head coach Steve Peterson is set to participate in the fifth annual Read To Succeed Celebrity Bee on Nov. 15 at Patterson Park Community Center.
Last week, baseball fans across the world felt every emotion during the end of the legendary 2011 World Series.
Rorex's three-run double seals victory
Cannon County High School has filled its coaching vacancies for the 2011-12 year with the naming of Tony Stinnett as baseball coach, according to school officials.
The Murfreesboro Titans pulled out a string of clutch plays to win the BPA World Series Sunday, July 24 at Barfield Crescent Park.
Last week, Rick Youngblood was a very busy man coaching two teams in last week’s TYBA 25th anniversary State Tournament at Barfield Crescent Park.
Brett Carroll to replace Carlos Gomez in outfield
Tampa Bay's David Price agreed with Steiner Sports to autograph collectibles, including baseballs and pictures.
The Tennessee Youth Baseball Association turns 25 this season, as part of the celebration the best teams in the state and even some from Alabama converge on Barfield Crescent Park for the 2011 state tournament starting this Friday.
Blackman standout set to return to his hometown
On a perfect Monday night for youth baseball, three teams became Murfreesboro Baseball Association Champions in front of a packed house at Barfield Crescent Park.
With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, baseball has played a part in my relationship with my father.
Former Blue Raider selected in the 25th round of MLB Draft
Tournament action begins this week for the Murfreesboro Baseball Association with the finals taking place on June 10 and 11. Here are some highlights from regular season play.
Eleventh consecutive season that multiple Blue Raiders earn honors
Kooper Kessler will join pitching staff next season
The only two high school baseball teams left in Murfreesboro had their season ended in 1-0 losses Tuesday night during the Region 4-AAA tournament.
Middle Tennessee will take on Western Kentucky in final series of the season next week
MTSU baseball notches first win over Ragin' Cajuns in Lafayette since 2005
Blue Raider baseball posts first win over Volunteers since 2008
Middle Tennessee baseball will play host to Tennessee Wednesday night
The camps will be directed by Middle Tennessee head coach Steve Peterson and his staff.
Youth baseball brings team from devastated Ringgold, Ga. to town.
Some of the best youth baseball teams from around the Southeast traveled to Murfreesboro for the 3rd annual BPA Spring Classic last weekend.
Senior earns weekly honor for the first time
After helping shutout 18th-ranked Troy on Saturday, Hunter Adkins took home Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week honors.
Guidry picks up win after strong outings by pitching staff
Team will play at Lipscomb Tuesday at 3 p.m.
First road win against an SEC opponent since 2009
Middle Tennessee will take on the Gamecocks Saturday at 2 p.m.
America’s pastime opened season at MTSU Friday night with the Blue Raiders hosting the University of Portland Pilots at Reese Smith Jr. Field.
MT Baseball only returns two starters in 2011
Tickets are now on sale for the 39th annual Groundhog Day luncheon in the James Union Building on MTSU's campus.
Murfreesboro Optimist Little League has been a community staple for more than half a century
MT head baseball coach makes annual predictions for 2010 at 37th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon
With 2007 ending and 2008 beginning, The Murfreesboro Post wanted to reflect on what happened on the local sports scene last year.
For years Clay Snellgrove had multiple dreams. The former MTSU shortstop wanted to play professional baseball. He didn’t leave that dream.
Former Blackman baseball player David Price had his jersey retired at last night's football game.
Many people dream of winning the lottery.
Jayhawk Owens remembers the decision he had to make after graduating from high school.
The former MTSU player was drafted in the 24th round by the Boston Red Sox out of high school and had to decide whether to pursue his dream of playing professional baseball or playing at MTSU.
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Jordan Henderson, 16, a pitcher for the Riverdale Warriors baseball team, who died Thursday.
UPDATED: Tampa Bay selected former Blackman High School and Vanderbilt University pitcher David Price with the first pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.
Bonnie Price remembers buying his son David a plastic bat and ball years ago.
When I think of David Price one thing will always come to mind.
Riverdale baseball head coach Buddy Powers has resigned his coaching position after 14 years at the helm.