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Van Auken wins two weekly pitching awards

Fast-pitching may be the Blazers best asset. At the start of the season, VSU sophomore pitcher Caylie Van Auken sparked a blazing-hot trail for the softball team when she received the titles Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the Week and Fastpitch News National Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 12.   This is Van Auken’s first GSC weekly honor. Senior ...

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Looking at Softball’s hot start to 2019

Before the VSU Lady Blazers could shutout all the competition in the NFCA Leadoff Classic, Tampa University stole a 2-1 victory, snapping VSU’s eight-game win streak. Despite the reality check, VSU shutout the other four teams it faced in the tournament, three of which were ranked in the Top 25. The Blazers finished 4-1 on the week and are now ...

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Lady Blazers bend the early learning curve

Just four games into the season, VSU’s Lady Blazers softball team has already scored 25 runs and has maintained an unblemished record throughout. The season opened on Feb. 2 with the Gulf Shores Invitational in Alabama. VSU entered the year with 13 new players and just seven returning. This is the first time head coach Thomas Macera has been in ...

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Blazer Softball picked second in conference preseason poll

VSU softball will open the 2019 season at No. 2 in the Gulf South Conference. The selection was announced Thursday by the league office. All GSC head coaches voted on the preseason poll, with teams receiving 12 points for first-place votes, 11 for second-place votes, etc.  They were not allowed to vote for their own teams. Below is the full list: ...

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Johnson’s no hitter lifts Lady Blazers over DSU

Kasie Johnson’s stunning 3-0 no-hitter was the highlight of a Blazers series victory over Delta State University, and enough to earn the junior from Patterson, Georgia, Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the Week. Johnson lowered her ERA to 1.12 in the Blazers’ first no-hitter of the season on Feb. 24. The no-no was the middle game of a 2-1 series ...

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Decker on Deck: Softball can’t stop hitting

Ten games in and the offensive juggernaut, VSU Softball, is on the move and mercilessly looking for new victims to leave in their destructive wake. The softball team’s overall record is currently 9-1, and they are playing very well for the start of the season. In softball, the game always starts the same. The umpire says, “Play ball.” Then the ...

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Softball swinging ahead of double header

It’s early but the hits keep coming. Blazer Softball blazed through their first week of games with a record of 3-1. “I think it was a decent start,” Taylor Hartenbach said. “There are always room to improve, we need to be sharper on defense, we also didn’t hit like Valdosta is known to do. Compared to others it’s still good, ...

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