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Blazers sweep Rollins, win seventh in a row

Valdosta State Blazers recorded their second consecutive sweep this season against Rollins College, capping the weekend with a 7-3 win. The Blazers are 4-1 in the conference, putting them at second place with the third best overall record in the conference at 11-3. The offense has been a huge factor, scoring four runs or more in each of the last ...

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Baseball and cheating: America’s favorite pastime

Another year, another Major League Baseball scandal. Cheating continue to plague America’s pastime. Like clockwork, the league is quick to get ahead of the scandal, talking about preserving the “integrity of the game,” but is there still integrity in the game of baseball? For a sport that is so dependent on protecting its ideals of image and integrity, no sport ...

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Blazer baseball looking to build off of last season

The Valdosta State Blazers made it to the NCAA South Region II tournament last season. This season, they look to keep the momentum going in the right direction. While the Blazers lost a bunch of talent at the plate, Head Coach Greg Guilliams is confident that players who had starting roles last year will step up to be the new ...

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Blazers baseball set to have exhibition versus Polk State College

Blazer bats are back for the new season. VSU baseball will open its 2020 season on Nov. 1. The Blazers have an exhibition game against Polk State that will be at home on Billy Grant Field. It’s a return after a strong 2019 season for the Blazers, who reached the GSC Championship game before losing to Delta State, then losing ...

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Blazers defeat Wolves on senior night

Senior night is one that is always remembered. VSU baseball capped off the festivities with a win against University of West Georgia 14-8. Now, the Blazers will look to shock the world in the Gulf South Conference tournament. The offense was on fire, as they amassed 18 hits on the day and an eight run fourth inning propelled the Blazers ...

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Thomas: First baseball game

Tuesday my 2 p.m. to 4:15 was cut short an hour, allowing more free time for the rest of the day. It was a partly cloudy 63-degree day, so I decided to step out of my element and attend the baseball game as the Blazers faced Augusta University at Billy Grant Field. Throughout my three years at VSU, I never ...

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Cone’s approach from the mound

From Soperton, Georgia to Valdosta, the left-handed pitcher Tristan Cone has always had one goal in mind, playing baseball. Since a young age, Cone has always studied the game of baseball with his father, Derek Cone. With the help of technology, this made the two’s observations easier over the years. While observing and playing, Cone learned mental aspects that would ...

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The Blazers’ changes could help versus Bulldogs

VSU baseball has another Gulf South Conference obstacle ahead of them, as they face Union on March 3. The Blazer’s hold a season record of 10-6, while the Bulldogs  have a record of 6-7 coming into the matchup. NCBWA’s National Pitcher of the Week Cooper Cain, a right-handed pitcher, said the team will use the differing records to their advantage ...

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Blazers drop two of three in weekend series

VSU baseball’s hot start to the season was put on hold by Lee University, as they dropped two of three on the road. The Blazers opened the series with a 5-0 win on Feb. 15, as they surrendered only three hits, and took advantage of four Lee errors to score four unearned runs. After sitting second in the Gulf South ...

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Hathcock, Blazers coast by Albany State

VSU continued its scorching start to the season, defeating Albany State 11-4. Ignited by a six-run first inning, the Blazers never looked back as Albany State struggled to find the strike zone early and often, walking four batters, hitting two and throwing one wild pitch in the first. These plays helped contribute to the big start for VSU. The team ...

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