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It's opening day for Major League Baseball...

 

The Atlanta Braves open up on the road at Milwaukee. You can hear the game here on WGNS at 12:55 this afternoon. Here's this morning's Braves update...

 

Also today, two former Rutherford County prep athletes will be opening day pitchers for two different M-L-B teams. Former Smyrna standout Sonny Gray will be the opening day pitcher for the Oakland A's when they host the Cleveland Indians this evening. Earlier in the day, former Blackman prepper David Price will take the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays as they take on Toronto.

Tonight, you can hear MTCS at Eagleville baseball on WGNS. Airtime at 6:20 here on WGNS with Jon Dinkins and Bryan Barrett.

Over the weekend, an explosive five-run fifth inning propelled Middle Tennessee past No. 10 Rice, 8-5, on Sunday afternoon at Reese Smith Jr. Field. The Raiders shook off a slow start and broke up Rice's perfect game in the fourth inning. Middle Tennessee answered with six runs in the next two frames to hold a lead they would never relinquish.

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