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Junior infielder Carson Garner hits the ball.

PHOTOS: Racers Baseball lose weekend series after a first game walk off

Kristopher Fister, Photographer April 9, 2024

This past weekend the Racers took on the Indiana State Sycamores in a two day three game series. The Racers won the first game after a walk off home...

Bland attempts to tag out a Belmont player at second base.

PHOTOS: Racers Baseball struggles against Belmont Bruins

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor April 1, 2024

The Racers baseball team struggled in their series against the Belmont Bruins, dropping all three games. After this weekend, the Racers go 18-7 in...

The team surrounds graduate infielder Taylor Howell to celebrate his walk-off hoemrun.

PHOTOS: Baseball continues to shine at home

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor March 19, 2024

The Racers baseball team continues to shine at home as they swept the Little Rock Trojans over their weekend series. The Racers are now 14-6 on the...

The team huddles up before the start of Saturdays game.

PHOTOS: Racers Baseball celebrate Players Weekend with a sweep

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor March 11, 2024

In three high scoring games, the Murray State Baseball team swept the Lindenwood University Lions. The team celebrated Players Weekend by recognizing...

Senior infielder Parker Estes hits his first home run of the season.

PHOTOS: Racers Baseball beats North Alabama

Kristopher Fister, Photographer February 28, 2024

The Racers beat North Alabama 8-1 on Tuesday with sophomore pitcher Ethan Lyke striking out five batters and only allowing one hit in the first six...

Senior outfielder Seth Gardner had two of the Racers seven hits in their 8-7 loss to the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Tuesday, April 11. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Baseball comeback falls short on the road

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor April 13, 2023

A late-game push wasn’t enough for the Murray State baseball team, as the team fell one run short against the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The Racers...

Sophomore infielder Riley Hawthorne catches a pop-fly against the SEMO Redhawks on Tuesday, April 4. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Win over SEMO elevates baseball over .500

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor April 6, 2023

An 11-8 home win over SEMO on Tuesday, April 4, put the Murray State baseball team above the .500 win percentage mark for the season. It was a back-and-forth...

Graduate outfielder Brennan McCullough makes the last catch in the fifth inning. McCullough recorded three hits and a home run against the Austin Peay Governors on Tuesday, March 28. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Baseball swings for the fences in rivalry game

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor March 30, 2023

The bats were hot in Clarksville, Tennessee, as the Murray State baseball team defeated the Austin Peay Governors 12-6 on Tuesday, March 28. The teams...

Junior outfielder Cade Sammons hits a single to bring junior infielder Drew Vogel home, giving the Racers a 1-0 lead. The Racers defeated the Northern Alabama Lions 9-6 on Tuesday, March 14. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Baseball swings its way to road victory

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor March 16, 2023

After taking a weekend series over University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Murray State baseball team picked up a win over University of North Alabama on...

Sophomore infielder Carson Garner returns as a big piece for the Racers as they head into the 2023 season. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Baseball steps up to the plate in new conference

Simon Elfrink, Contributing writer February 9, 2023

A warmer week serves as a welcome reminder Murray State baseball’s return is right around the corner. Head Coach Dan Skirka and the Racers are just days...


Sophomore infielder Jacob Pennington had 2 hits and two RBIs in the Racers win over SIU on Tuesday, May 3. Photo courtesy of Dave Winder/Racer Athletics.

Baseball grabs extra innings win on the road

May 4, 2022

Jakob Milani Sports Editor [email protected] An extra innings contest allowed Murray State’s baseball team to get a win on Southern Illinois...

Graduate center fielder Jake Slunder was 3-3 at the plate in the Racers win against Alabama A&M on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Dave Winder/Racer Athletics.

Baseball win streak hits four after 8-2 win at home

May 4, 2022

Jakob Milani Sports Editor [email protected] Following a five-game road trip, the Murray State baseball team returned to Johnny Reagan Field on...

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