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Softball earns first bye in GSC tournament

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Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer The bases were loaded and everyone came home as the Blazers beat Delta State 9-3. As an added bonus, West Georgia fell to Shorter 1-0, allowing the Blazers to jump into second place and earn a first-round bye heading into the Gulf South Conference Tournament this week in Florence, Alabama. With the victory, the ...

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Calhoun leads softball’s hot streak

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Written by Lamarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer Since the opening of March, VSU softball has found its rhythm and dominated the opposition. VSU has won nine out of their last 11 games to earn a season record of 23-8-1. Upon the beginning of Spring Break, the Blazers lost to Shorter twice in a three-game series. The Hawks sent three homers over the ...

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Softball looks to build off of sweep of UWA

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Written by Aldean Star, Staff Writer The No. 20 Valdosta State Blazers softball team is more than halfway through the regular season and it is ready to take it up a notch. Through 24 games this season, the Blazers have tallied up a 17-6-1 record. VSU opened the year gaining 11 wins against their first 13 opponents this season. Although ...

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Softball hosts GSC Tournament

(Photo Courtesty of VSU Athletics) Blazer softball holds the  No.1 position and will host the tournament started yesterday at 10 am and ending May 2  with the tournament winner.

Written by: Stuart Price, Sports Writer The Lady Blazer softball team was able to get a huge win last weekend against Mississippi College when senior Fran Johnson hit a two-out, bottom of the seventh inning double to give the Blazers a walk-off win! As the No. 1 team in the conference, the Blazers get the privilege of hosting this year’s ...

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Softball pitcher Calhoun gets recognized, wants more for team

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by Lia Armistead VSU softball pitcher Caitlyn Calhoun appreciates all the attention she is getting from the season but wants everyone to recognize the team for all they have done. After receiving three National Pitcher of the Week titles this season, and multiple Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the week titles, Caitlyn Calhoun has continued her progress towards her goal ...

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Albritton embraces new role after three weeks on the sideline

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Written by Lia Armistead, Staff Writer Courtney Albritton is still in recovery after breaking her arm March 8 while up at bat against North Alabama. The Junior was two hits away from the Gulf South Conference record for career hits, however she did not end up making it through the game. At the bottom of the first inning, Albritton was ...

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Streak hits two dozen: Softball keeps the season going with 24-game win streak

Number 17 right-handed pitcher Caitlyn Calhoun threw her fourth no-hitter for the 2015 season on March 31. The softball team is now  on a 24-game winning streak.

Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis, Staff Writer Union University was no match for VSU this weekend as they battled it out on Saturday and Sunday.  The Lady Blazers extended their winning streak to 24-straight. During the first game on Saturday, Jennifer Phillips, Kiley Rusen and Caitlyn Calhoun were forces to be reckoned with. Calhoun recorded a new career high with 14 strikeouts ...

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Call it a hot streak for Blazers softball

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by Kristin Whitman Call it a hot streak for lady Blazers softball. No. 2 National Fastpitch Coaches Association-ranked Blazers extend their winning streak to thirteen after defeating Florida Tech Tuesday, in a double header (4-0, 3-2) moving their overall record to 23-2 and conference play stays at 10-1. Game one With leadoff batter Courtney Albritton out for six weeks with ...

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Albritton aims to build on success

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by Lia Armistead Through the cold months of December and January, the VSU women’s softball team practiced almost every day in preparation for the upcoming season that begins every February. One senior has really stood out to those in the VSU softball community. Courtney Albritton is a senior utility player for the Lady Blazers, meaning she is capable of playing ...

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