Play Ball!

A not quite A-to-Z look at former Blue Raiders playing their trade in professional baseball this spring

by Drew Ruble

Among the many wonderful signs of spring at MTSU is the distinctive “ping” of aluminum bats hitting baseballs at Reese Smith Jr. Field.

The MTSU baseball club is once again highly competitive in the Sun Belt Conference this year and no doubt has several players on the roster who will get a chance to play professionally in the years ahead.

Many of their Blue Raider baseball predecessors are already earning a living playing pro ball, either on the “senior circuit”—Major League Baseball—or in the minor leagues, where they continue to chase their dreams of winding up in the “big show.”

Here’s a quick photo gallery of former Blue Raiders and their current status on the professional ladder as baseball season kicks in to full gear.