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Diamond Dinner Saturday

The Valdosta State baseball and softball programs will host the first annual Diamond Dinner on Saturday, January 19, 2013. The Diamond will feature a social hour to mingle with players and coaches, refreshments, tickets for cocktails, and silent and live auctions for a variety of rare sports memorabilia. “One of the things that is going to be really unique about ...

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Blazers gain momentum before three game road trip

 Junior pitcher Benjamin Weil recorded four strikeouts and gave up zero runs in relief for the Blazers in their 4-2 victory over Georgia College in a non-conference match-up Tuesday night at Billy Grant Field.  “He was phenomenal,” said VSU head coach Greg Guilliams. “That’s one of the best pitching outings if not the best pitching outing that anyone in a ...

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Blazers rise to the occasion against nation’s best UNA

  The Valdosta State baseball team came out on top this past weekend in a tough three game series against the North Alabama Lions.  The Lions being ranked #1 (according to NFCA) and having a higher amount of overall wins, helped the Blazers enjoy their victory even more.  The first game of the three-game series indeed went in the Blazers’ ...

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Blazers look to tame the Lions

The Valdosta State baseball team is sitting barely at the top of the GSC and must defend their ranking against co-leaders North Alabama this weekend in a three game series at Billy Grant Field. � The Lions (24-7) (6-3) who are ranked #1 (according to NFCA) in the nation have more overall wins however the Blazers (15-10) (7-2) have been ...

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Shutting Them Down

The Blazers put together their first shutout of the season and improved their record to 4-4 after defeating the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes 2-0 Wednesday night. Both teams benefitted from impressive outings from their starting pitchers, but Senior Steven Groves, receiving his first start of the season, was able to pull out the win for the Blazers. Groves began the first ...

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Blazers make statement with convincing win over Florida Tech

The Blazer baseball team turned up the heat on a cold Friday night at Billy Grant Field, easily beating the undefeated Florida Tech Panthers 7-2. The win, which is the second of the season for the Blazers, was highlighted by an 4 and 2/3rds inning performance by Pete Whittingslow that saw the southpaw throw eight strikeouts while allowing just one ...

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Mistakes fuel losing streak

The VSU baseball team lost 7-3 against the Albany State Golden Rams last night to open their season with a 1-3 record. After defeating Lindenwood to open the season, the Blazers have dropped three in a row at Billy Grant Field.

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Baseball bringing the heat

VSU Head Baseball Coach Greg Guilliams and his team are more than ready to begin their 2012 campaign in roughly two weeks with an almost entirely new team. “I think we have a pretty talented group of seniors to hopefully lead us,” said Guilliams. Guilliams, who is heading into his fifth season as Blazer skipper, realizes that leadership and the ...

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Blazers total 14 hits in game

Staff Reports VSU scored three runs in the first, third and seventh innings as the Blazers defeated Thomas University 11-3 in non-conference baseball action at Billy Grant Field Wednesday evening. VSU (19-25) jumped out to an early lead as it scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Chaz Bagwell singled to open the Blazer half of the ...

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Air Force baseball takes yoga approach

MCT Campus Walk into the Air Force baseball locker room before practice, and the pitchers will probably be lying down in a dark room pretending they’re on a raft, listening to a recording of a harp or rain falling. The pitchers’ arms are at their sides as they visualize their arms are floating in a pool. A couple of them ...

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