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MTSU Baseball Team Stays in Touch After Season is Cut Short

By Austin Wray

MTN Sports Reporter March 29, 2020

The MTSU baseball team had an up-and-down start to the 2020 season. After starting out with a 5-10 record, the Blue Raiders swept a series against the University of Memphis earlier this month and started to build some momentum after facing some tough teams early on.

"We had just won 3 out of our last 4 and our RPI went from 222 last year to 48th in the country so our confidence was sky high,” said Toman.

But their 2-1 victory over Memphis on March 11 was unexpectedly their last of the year after the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to the season for all college sports.

“Obviously we were disappointed that the season ended abruptly but we understand the safety of everyone is way more important than college baseball," said Toman.

Even though the season is over, Toman and the players still find a way to communicate.

“We use a GroupMe chain to stay in touch and we relay the players any updates on the virus, the players are now back in school online and remotely and so far seem to be doing well. I am just trying to make the best out of a very hard situation and looking forward to when I can see my players again on campus and at the baseball stadium…” added Toman.

The Blue Raiders end the year with a 7-10 record.


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