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Baseball nears end

With just two games remaining in the regular season, Valdosta State looks to get on track for the postseason and play winning baseball. The Blazers host non-conference opponent Thomas (26-16) this Saturday in a doubleheader. The Night Hawks, competing at the NAIA Division I level, should prove to be a tough test. VSU should embrace the chance to play a ... Read More »

Valdosta baseball minors revisited

Baseball reigned King. Baseball and tobacco, that is. In 1939, minor league baseball came to the small, southern town of Valdosta, Ga. Until 1958, (with the exception of 1943-45 due to World War II) the residents of this rural community would experience minor league baseball for themselves. Four different major league teams had Class D affiliates in Valdosta during this ... Read More »

Baseball to go on road, look for win

Written By: Chris Kessler  Valdosta State (21-14, 12-10) heads north on I-75 to take on bitter rival West Georgia (13-23, 7-13) in a crucial weekend series. “West Georgia has got two real good arms that can beat anybody,” assistant coach Todd Guilliams said. “They’re playing at home, and it’s going to be tough for us.” The Blazers are in the ... Read More »

VSU falls to ASU

Valdosta State’s weekend struggles followed the Blazers as they fell to Albany State 10-6. “Unfortunately this has been a reoccurring theme for us; we haven’t played well in what seems a couple weeks,” assistant coach Todd Guilliams said. “We’re shooting ourselves in the foot; it’s the same formula−bad defense and walks.” In the first inning, VSU put up four runs ... Read More »

VSU edges Flagler in nail-biter, 6-5

Valdosta State baseball (20-10, 12-7) was back in action at Bill Grant Field last night against Flagler (18-16, 9-12). After taking a 3-2 lead in the first inning, the Blazers didn’t look back as they held the lead for the rest of the game, winning 6-5. VSU certainly didn’t go untested. With a 5-2 lead heading into the eighth, the ... Read More »

Blazers split doubleheader to Statesmen

No.9 Valdosta State (11-3, 3-3) battled back to split Saturday’s doubleheader against Gulf South Conference rival No. 25 Delta State (6-5, 5-3). In game one, the Blazers played from behind early against the Statesmen and were unable to bounce back as DSU showed sound defense and timely hitting. After a leadoff single in the third by DSU left-fielder Hunter Twitty, ... Read More »

Blazer baseball scores a perfect 10

written by: Chris Webb No. 4 Valdosta State (10-0) continued their perfect start to the season defeating Columbus State (6-6) 4-1 Wednesday night at Billy Grant Field. The Cougars pitching struggled early against the Blazer bats, joining the growing list of teams unable to handle VSU’s powerful offense. The Blazers jumped on the board quickly scoring three runs in the ... Read More »

Blazers travel to West Florida

written by: Alex Tostado  No.4 Valdosta State baseball will play a road game for the first time this season in a top-five matchup against Gulf South Conference rival, No.2 West Florida, this weekend. The Argos are 8-2 on the season with a perfect 3-0 conference record, while the Blazers (10-0, 3-0) are off to their best start since 1978 (when ... Read More »

No.21 VSU sweeps Shorter

Written By: Chris Webb No. 21 Valdosta State (9-0) brought out the brooms again today as they swept Shorter (1-9) Sunday afternoon. After getting out to an early 5-0 lead, VSU never looked back to rout its conference foe 11-0. VSU outscored SU 24-1 during the three-game weekend series that included two games ending by the mercy rule. Reigning Gulf ... Read More »