Baseball Wrapping Up Fall Practice

September 30, 2002 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee baseball team and head coach Steve Peterson will wrap up fall practice this week with the annual Blue-Gray World Series at Reese Smith Field beginning Thursday and running through the weekend.

The Blue Raiders will end the five weeks of practice with the World Series this weekend, and Peterson says the work has been very good for the 40-plus players involved.

"We've had some very good work and the weather has cooperated very nicely so far," Peterson said. "We had some questions to answer about our team and we have a much better idea of what guys can do after these five weeks of work.

"We have strength in numbers on the pitching staff and should be very balanced, left and right, if we can stay healthy. Last season we were hurt by numbers and injuries on the pitching staff, but we've gotten some guys back and some of the freshman have pitched well this fall.

"We still have a few questions we need answered and we'll take a long look at some guys this week. We don't have a lot of time in the spring to evaluate, just get ready to start the season. So this week is very important in determining roles and who can do what once we start the season."

The Blue Raiders scrimmaged Monday and the World Series will begin Thursday at 3 p.m.

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