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Blazers look to tame the Lions

The Valdosta State baseball team is sitting barely at the top of the GSC and must defend their ranking against co-leaders North Alabama this weekend in a three game series at Billy Grant Field. � The Lions (24-7) (6-3) who are ranked #1 (according to NFCA) in the nation have more overall wins however the Blazers (15-10) (7-2) have been ...

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Shutting Them Down

The Blazers put together their first shutout of the season and improved their record to 4-4 after defeating the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes 2-0 Wednesday night. Both teams benefitted from impressive outings from their starting pitchers, but Senior Steven Groves, receiving his first start of the season, was able to pull out the win for the Blazers. Groves began the first ...

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Blazers make statement with convincing win over Florida Tech

The Blazer baseball team turned up the heat on a cold Friday night at Billy Grant Field, easily beating the undefeated Florida Tech Panthers 7-2. The win, which is the second of the season for the Blazers, was highlighted by an 4 and 2/3rds inning performance by Pete Whittingslow that saw the southpaw throw eight strikeouts while allowing just one ...

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Mistakes fuel losing streak

The VSU baseball team lost 7-3 against the Albany State Golden Rams last night to open their season with a 1-3 record. After defeating Lindenwood to open the season, the Blazers have dropped three in a row at Billy Grant Field.

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Baseball bringing the heat

VSU Head Baseball Coach Greg Guilliams and his team are more than ready to begin their 2012 campaign in roughly two weeks with an almost entirely new team. “I think we have a pretty talented group of seniors to hopefully lead us,” said Guilliams. Guilliams, who is heading into his fifth season as Blazer skipper, realizes that leadership and the ...

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Blazers total 14 hits in game

Staff Reports VSU scored three runs in the first, third and seventh innings as the Blazers defeated Thomas University 11-3 in non-conference baseball action at Billy Grant Field Wednesday evening. VSU (19-25) jumped out to an early lead as it scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Chaz Bagwell singled to open the Blazer half of the ...

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Air Force baseball takes yoga approach

MCT Campus Walk into the Air Force baseball locker room before practice, and the pitchers will probably be lying down in a dark room pretending they’re on a raft, listening to a recording of a harp or rain falling. The pitchers’ arms are at their sides as they visualize their arms are floating in a pool. A couple of them ...

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Bagwell gets personal about surgery

Chaz Bagwell, VSU baseball utility player, recently saw his chances of playing professionally evaporate after having double-hip surgery. Since then, his body conditions have greatly improved and he is now helping his team win games with his newfound role.

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Florida State pitcher throws energy behind fighting cancer

When Matt Myers woke up from the biopsy of his right knee in January, he asked his father one question.  Did they get it all out?  The answer was no. The Seminole junior had cancer.  “I started tearing up a little bit,” Myers said. “I started crying a little bit, because no one wants to hear the news that they ...

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Bat standards have pitchers gaining the upper hand

You hear that sound? It’s the familiar ping of a metal bat striking a baseball perfectly for a home run or line-drive double in the gap.  TCU slugger Jason Coats is used to hearing it. Only this year, the sound has often been followed by a long flyout instead of a homer.  Coats, who led the Frogs’ in batting and ...

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