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Blazers victorious in season opener

Valdosta State won its first game exactly the way head coach Greg Guilliams hoped for. Nice and easy. The Blazers out hit Truett-McConnell 13-3 en route to a 14-3 opening victory at Billy Grant Field Saturday afternoon. VSU’s pitching core gave up its first hit all game in the ninth inning. Five pitchers made an appearance to hold the Bears ...

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Blazer baseball back on the field

Written by: Alex Tostado Valdosta State takes the field for its 2014 campaign as the Blazers host the Comfort Suites Classic at Billy Grant Field this weekend. The Blazers play Truett-McConnell on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Georgia Southwestern on Sunday at 1 p.m. VSU Head Coach Greg Guilliams is expecting a lot from his players this season, especially coming ...

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Blazer Blast

The Valdosta State baseball and softball teams got together for the annual Blazer Blast at Billy Grant Field and Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park on Sunday. Both teams welcomed 150 children, from ages 12 and under for the free clinic. VSU players were dressed in full uniform along with the coaches to give the youngsters a taste of what it’s ...

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Blazer baseball retakes the field for 2014 season

Written by: Alex Tostado  After an impressive 2013 campaign, Valdosta State baseball head coach Greg Guilliams and his team are ready to get back on the field. The seventh-year head coach led his squad to a 34-18 record last season which included bringing home the Gulf South Conference title since 2010. The Blazers’ season ended in Tampa, Fla. during the ...

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VSU baseball team to host GSC newcomer Union this weekend

Written by Alex Tostado   The VSU (22-14, 9-9) baseball team welcome first year Gulf South Conference  member Union University (8-28, 2-18) this weekend. The Blazers are coming off of wins in 11 of their last 14 games. The Bulldogs are struggling as newcomers to the conference but VSU head coach Greg Guilliams still wants to keep his team focused. ...

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VSU baseball try to tame Lions this weekend

Written by Neil Frawley   VSU baseball team will take its efforts to Florence, Ala., this weekend for a three-game series against conference rival North Alabama. After winning 11 of the past 13 games, fresh off a sweep against Christian Brothers, the Blazers are riding quite a hot streak. “I don’t think it’s been any one thing,” head coach Greg ...

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The heartland to the dirty south

Written by Alex Tostado   Nick Fogarty has faced many challenges in his journey from Thornhill, Ontario in Canada, to Texarkana, Tex., to Valdosta, Ga. The Valdosta State senior pitcher didn’t have many experiences in America growing up. “For the longest time, until around eighth grade, ninth grade, I didn’t even come to America,” Fogarty said. “I would go just ...

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Blazers split in doubleheader against rivals West Georgia

Written by Alex Tostado   Valdosta State (16-12) pitcher Pete Whittingslow set a career-best 11 strikeouts in a 5-1 victory over West Georgia (19-14) in Game 1 however the Blazers fell 6-1 in Game 2 of doubleheader Saturday afternoon. The senior in a complete game gave up only two hits and one run, earning his third win of season (3-1). ...

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Blazers root Rams 13-0

Written by Alex Tostado   The Valdosta State (14-11) pitching staff stole the show against Albany State University (10-20) holding the Golden Rams to only one hit in a 13-0 rout Wednesday night. VSU pitcher Jarrod Carlton got his first win of the season pitching two innings and giving up zero runs or hits. Nonetheless it was a combined effort ...

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VSU hosts rival West Georgia this weekend

Written by Ace Espenshied   The Valdosta State baseball team is beginning to play some of its best baseball heading into this weekend’s series against rival West Georgia. After starting Gulf South Conference play 0-5, the Blazers now find themselves at 3-6 in the Conference,    recently winning two out of three against conference leader West Alabama. Heading into this weekend’s ...

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