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VSU announces findings in baseball coach investigation

VSU officially announced the conclusion of its investigation into accusations of discrimination within the baseball team, finding wrongdoing on the part of the head coach and offering reinstatement for a former player. Head Coach Greg Guilliams was previously accused of racial discrimination regarding a player’s hair length in August. However, a committee led by VSU’s Office of Human Resources found ...

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VSU releases statement following viral TikTok recording

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, a video depicting a conversation between an alleged VSU coach and player regarding the player’s hair began circulating on social media. The video, which was originally posted to TikTok, is a recording of a conversation between baseball player Asher Akridge and an unseen person identified as Head Baseball Coach Greg Guilliams. In the video, Akridge expresses ...

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Blazers pick up pivotal series win over West Florida

The Blazers needed a win or two. With the Gulf South Conference tournament quickly approaching, the Blazers closed their conference schedule with a weekend series against West Florida down in Pensacola, Florida. With seeding and positioning on the bracket at stake, the Blazers were able to vanquish the Argonauts 2-1 in the series. Game 1: 6-4 Blazers In the only ...

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Blazer baseball gets back on track with series win over Auburn Montgomery

After dropping their last two weekend series against Gulf South Conference foes and having fallen out of the national rankings, the Valdosta State Blazers needed a series win to build some momentum for the stretch run. Luckily, they found that against the Auburn Montgomery Warhawks, winning two of the three games to take the series. Game 1: 7-4 Warhawks Game ...

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Blazers down Flagler, 9-5, in midweek showdown

Offense just comes so easy to this Blazers squad. After winning the weekend series against Mississippi College by throwing 26 runs up on the board, Valdosta State put another nine runs up against the visiting Flagler College to take the one-game meeting 9-5. The Blazers took the game despite a rough start from the pitching staff. Sophomore starter Scott Curran ...

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VSU baseball takes 2 of 3 against Choctaws

The No. 19 VSU baseball team rode its wave of momentum into Clinton, Mississippi, over the weekend. While they secured the series win, they lost the second game of the series, snapping their six-game winning streak. In a high-octane weekend full of runs, both VSU and Mississippi College crossed home plate seemingly at will. Game 1: 11-6 On Saturday afternoon, ...

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Clotida clutches it! VSU baseball beats St. Leo 8-7

“I want a walk-off!” Raymond Fields bellowed to his dugout as he walked off the mound after recording final out of the top of the ninth inning for VSU in their home opener Wednesday night. Jisjar Clotida delivered on his pitcher’s demands in the bottom of the ninth with a rocket hit deep into the right field corner to send EJ ...

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Blazers split south Florida trip 1-2

The Blazers spent the weekend in south Florida, playing three games in three days in three different cities. They dropped two of three games to return home 3-3 on the young 2022 season. Game 1: Friday, At Nova Southeastern University VSU started strong against the Sharks of Nova Southeastern University (6-0), but miscues added up for the Blazers as the ...

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Blazers show off pitching to start new season

The VSU baseball team kicked off the 2022 season with a pair of wins at Embry Riddle on Friday. However, the Blazers failed to secure the series sweep, falling 1-0 in the eleventh inning of game three on Saturday. Game 1 Left-handed senior pitcher Elijah Gill guided the Blazers to a 3-2 victory in game one. The senior is a ...

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Zach Blankenship triumphs through COVID-19

He steps up to the pitcher’s mound. The world around him goes silent. He tunes out all the cheers and jeers from the stands. His mind goes almost completely blank. Even as an applied mathematics major, he isn’t thinking about numbers or probabilities as they pertain to baseball. All he is thinking about is making sure he slings a fastball ...

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