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Braves prepare for upcoming season

Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor The Atlanta Braves are in the midst of a rebuilding process that turned Turner Field into a ghost town. They fired general manager Frank Wren and have made 11 moves since 2015 including trading hometown hero Jason Heyward to the Cardinals, 4-time National League saves leader Craig Kimbrel to the Padres and Platinum Glove ...

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Baseball breaks out the brooms against Bucs

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor After dropping a Valentine’s Day matchup with Florida Tech, the VSU Blazers have rebounded quite nicely. The team closed out a tight 6-4 win over Georgia College and State before sweeping the weekend’s conference -opening series against Christian Brothers. That makes the Blazers 10-3 through 13 games for the third season in a row. ...

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VSU baseball opens the season winning two of three

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The Valdosta State baseball team has started the season winning two of three heading into this Saturday’s match-up with Wingate. The Blazers started the season on the road last Saturday afternoon against the #15 North Georgia Nighthawks at Bob Stein Stadium in Dahlonega, Georgia. The two teams played a double-header and split the match-ups. ...

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Blazers look to lock up GSC tournament spot

Written by Chris Webb, Staff Writer On the Diamond this weekend VSU (25-15, 16-11 in GSC play) is looking to secure the sixth and final spot in this year’s Gulf South Conference Baseball Tournament. Currently sitting with a two-game lead over seventh-place North Alabama, VSU controls their own destiny and can clinch the all-important sixth seed with two wins this weekend ...

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Bombs away for Blazers: Baseball strike outs losing streak after three games

by Chris Webb After losing three of their last four games, VSU (13-6, 7-4 in Gulf South Conference) bounced back Tuesday with a dominant 24-9 win over Georgia Southwestern University (5-15). This was the second matchup this season between these teams with GSW getting the best of the Blazers 14-2 back on March 4. It was apparent that VSU was ...

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Gulf South Conference weekend sweep

by Kristin Whitman It was a Gulf South Conference weekend sweep at the Billy Grant field for blazer baseball. The team went three for three against No. 9 University of West Florida Argonauts. A double-header on Saturday left the blazers with a 9-4 win in the first game and a 2-1 victory in the second. Sundays match up finished the ...

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Baseball prepares for first doubleheader

by Chris Webb After an exciting 7-5 win against North Georgia in last Sunday’s home opener, Valdosta State (1-0) is set to take the field this weekend for a three-game series as they welcome the Paine College Lions (0-2) to Billy Grant Field. Action will begin with a 1 p.m. double header on Saturday with game 3 scheduled for Sunday ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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