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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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GCSU ‘walks-off’ with 6-5 victory

This week in baseball the Blazers (18-21) were downed on the road by No. 21 Georgia College (29-14) Tuesday night in a 6-5 nail-biter.  The non-conference game was won on Ikaika Anderson’s two-out, walk-off RBI single in the bottom of ninth.  The designated hitter was in a 1-2 hole and then managed to get a hit that trickled into left ...

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Blazers lose make-up game, 7-3

Last night in non-conference play, the Blazers fell to Georgia Southwestern 7-3.  The game was a make-up of VSU’s first scheduled game of the season which was rained out. VSU starter Cameron Martin took the loss, his first of the year. The righty only lasted 1.1 innings, giving up two earned runs on a hit and a walk. Hurricanes’ starter ...

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Blazers fall to FSU 10-2

The last time the VSU baseball team took on a NCAA Division I opponent, President George W. Bush was in his first year in the oval office.  On that day March 5, 2000, at Billy Grant Field the Blazers squeaked by Valparaiso 5-4.  Last night, 11 years later, VSU (14-18) was looking for another kind of ‘W’ as they made ...

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Willner earns GSC Player of the Week

From Staff Reports  VSU senior outfielder John Willner has been named the Gulf South Conference East Division Baseball Player of the Week, according to an announcement made by the league office Tuesday morning.  Willner led VSU to a 3-0 mark last week as he batted .536 and drove in nine runs on the week.   He scored five runs and counted ...

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Baseball runs down North Georgia, 15-6

Eureka! The Blazers (10-16) found it. What’s that you might ask? Swagger.  Yesterday, the VSU baseball team traveled to the mining town of Dahlonega, Ga. to take on the North Georgia Saints (17-10).   Coach Guillams’s gang wasn’t particularly searching for gold, but they were looking for a win and a turnaround after losing four of seven including three straight conference ...

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Baseball and softball team lose to West Florida in doubleheader

  Baseball   The unwelcome theme of the Blazers’ baseball season has come to the forefront once again.  VSU’s game Tuesday night against Columbus State was canceled due to thunderstorms in the area, making it the fourth rained-out game so far this season.  The phrase, “When it rains, it pours,” fits Tuesday night’s storm very well, but it can also be applied ...

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Blazers blast by ASU

 The 2011 season has been a frustrating one for the Blazers’ baseball team. After fifteen games, their record stands at a disappointing 5-10. However, there is one opponent the Blazers don’t let down against, Albany State (4-12). Tuesday night, the Blazers took the Rams by the horns and didn’t let go, crushing them 13-4.  Bobby Triglia added to his already ...

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