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Smoltz enters ‘Brave’ new world of golf

The last time ex-Braves great John Smoltz took the mound was September 2009 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Nearly two years later, the former Cy Young award winner is taking a different set of skills into Valdosta. Smoltz will be competing at Kinderlou Forest, the home golf course to VSU’s golf team, this weekend in the Nationwide Tour’s South Georgia ...

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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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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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Blazers almost pull off upset of No. 3 Georgia College, fall short 3-1

Phonics 101 teaches that it takes three letters to spell the word “win.”  Last night it took three runs surrendered, a few mistakes and one controversial call for the Blazers (3-8) to spell the word “loss.”  The VSU baseball team gave up a nail-biter, 3-1, to No. 3 Georgia College and State (9-2), Wednesday night.  Right fielder, Antonio Clark, scored ...

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Food vendor gets canned

They say, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you”. Well VSU didn’t bite that hand, but it will send it away and hire a new one.   After five years of serving as the primary food vendor for VSU, Sodexo’s contract was not renewed. Starting in May, Chartwells will take over serving the campus’ food.   According to Sodexo General Manager, ...

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Blazers end losing streak, edge GSW 5-4

 In last night’s action, the Blazers baseball team took on Georgia Southwestern in Americus.  They avoided losing their fifth game in a row and squeaked by GSW 5-4, moving to a 2-5 record.  In this past weekend’s action, the Blazers were swept in a three-game series, at home, by the Florida Tech Panthers. In game one, eight runs weren’t enough ...

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