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Softball pitcher Calhoun gets recognized, wants more for team

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

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

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

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

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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VSU takes to the diamond

by Lia Armistead The Blazers softball team starts with a fresh season with hopes to shine on the diamond like the season before. The Lady Blazers will take the mound this weekend for their first few games in Milledgeville against Columbus State University and Georgia College and State University. VSU will play against each for a double header, CSU on ...

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Softball looks to win ninth overall GSC title

The No. 20 Valdosta State (36-12, 16-9) softball team begin their Gulf South Conference tournament with two games today at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Lady Blazers face off against the West Georgia Wolves (25-26, 11-18) to kick off the tournament. Matchups between the Wolves and Blazers this season have included additional interest in regards to sluggers Nicole Yancey, ...

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Softball honors seniors in exhibition game

The main opponent for the No. 21 Valdosta State softball team at this moment is rust. After having last weekend’s regular season finale series at home canceled due to weather conditions, VSU (36-12) has announced that an intrasquad exhibition “senior” game will take place tomorrow night beginning at 6 p.m. in Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park. The scrimmage was designed ...

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VSU star approaches home run title

Three years, two-time Gulf South Conference Player of the Year, 57 career home runs, and one national championship−Valdosta State softball sensation Courtney Albritton has put together quite the career. Only a junior, Albritton made history in the fifth inning of the Blazers’ 7-1 win over West Georgia. Her 21st blast of the season staked her claim as the new home-run ...

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Softball regular season comes to an end

The last regular season series for the No. 21 Valdosta State softball squad begins tomorrow evening. VSU (36-12, 16-9) will face off against Lee University (20-22, 10-14) in Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park, with a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. and ending with a  Saturday game at 1 p.m. For many Blazers, this is a great moment to reflect on ...

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