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Troy baseball drops conference series, loses at home to UAB

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy baseball team dropped a weekend series to conference foe Georgia State, two games to one, before losing to in-state rival UAB in Riddle-Pace Field. The Trojans then bounced back Wednesday night with a 10-5 victory at Jacksonville State. Troy (18-17, 6-9 Sun Belt) fell short in the first two matchups against the Panthers, allowing them to clinch the series after a loss in game two. The Trojans bounced back in the final game to avoid the sweep before falling to the Blazers on Tuesday. […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Baseball, Sports
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Trojans top Alabama State

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy baseball team hosted conference foe Georgia Southern over the weekend, dropping the series two games to one before beating Alabama State 6-4 on Tuesday. Troy (17-14, 5-7 Sun Belt) fell short in Friday and Saturday’s matchups, allowing the Eagles to clinch the series. Troy retaliated in the final game to prevent the series sweep and pick up the victory. In Friday’s action, the Eagles got off to a hot start in the first inning, driving home four runs. The quick scoring proved to be […]

by · April 12, 2017 · Baseball, Sports
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Troy topples Crimson Tide

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy baseball team dropped a three-game series on the road to UT-Arlington over the weekend, but bounced back in walk-off fashion over Alabama at home. Troy (15-12, 4-5 Sun Belt) fell short in both ends of Friday’s doubleheader, but bounced back with a convincing 13-5 victory in the final game to avoid the series sweep. On Tuesday night, the Trojans took a break from conference action, toppling the Crimson Tide in the start of a two-game series, and only the 33rd matchup between the two […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Baseball, Sports
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Crook shines; Troy baseball defeats No. 15 Louisiana

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy baseball team hosted the No. 15-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in a three-game series over the weekend, with Troy (13-10, 3-3 Sun Belt) dropping the series opener before bouncing back in game two to even the series. The nationally-ranked Ragin’ Cajuns escaped with Sunday’s rubber game to avoid the series upset. Saturday saw not only a victory for the Trojans over a top-25 opponent, but also a 14-strikeout performance from senior pitcher Austin Crook. Crook’s 8.2 inning-outing was good enough to earn him Collegiate Baseball […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Baseball, Sports
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Troy baseball has hot start

  Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy baseball team brought home a series victory over the Trojans of Little Rock, winning two games to one over the three-game stretch, and topped the Samford Bulldogs at home. Troy (12-7, 2-1 Sun Belt) took the first two games before falling in Sunday’s finale to the opposing Trojan squad to prevent a series sweep. Troy also topped Samford 9-2 in the first game of the two game dip between the two. Friday’s game one action matched Troy with its first conference opponent on […]

by · March 23, 2017 · Baseball, Sports
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by · March 23, 2017 · Baseball, Photo Galleries, Sports

Troy baseball takes Hofstra series 3-1

Senior T.J. Binder went 1-3 at the plate in game four of the Trojans’ series against Hofstra, scoring two runs and recording four RBIs. Binder’s performance helped Troy on its way to a 16-run performance at home. Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy baseball team picked up three wins in a four-game series against Hofstra at Riddle-Pace Field during the weekend. Troy (9-6, 0-0 Sun Belt) picked up a 4-0 victory in the series opener, but fell short in game two as Hofstra evened the series with a 5-9 victory. […]

by · March 16, 2017 · Baseball, Sports
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Troy tops New Orleans, UAB on the road

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer Trojan baseball spent the weekend on the road picking up a 2-1 series win over New Orleans before topping UAB 4-2. Head Coach Mark Smartt earned his 200th career victory as signal caller for the Trojans after finishing the best of three against a New Orleans team fresh off a victory against No. 2 LSU just days prior. In Friday’s game one action, Troy (5-3, 0-0 Sun Belt) found themselves trailing 6-2 in the second inning before the Trojan offense turned the entire game around. Troy […]

by · March 2, 2017 · Baseball, Sports
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Baseball splits series on opening weekend

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer Trojan baseball kicked off the 2017 campaign last weekend by hosting Xavier, the defending Big East champs. Troy (2-2, 0-0 Sun Belt) split the four-game series with a Musketeer team that advanced to the NCAA Baseball Tournament’s regional final game just last season. Troy evened the series after falling short in Friday’s 6-2 loss in the season opener. The Trojans bounced back the following afternoon by taking game two in extra innings with a 2-1 victory. Xavier scored eight runs in the nightcap of the doubleheader […]

by · February 23, 2017 · Baseball, Sports
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Troy baseball claims series at ASU, falls to Bama in T-town

Ty Ammons Staff Writer The Troy baseball team won its conference series against Arkansas State, but fell to Alabama 5-3 on Tuesday, April 19. The Trojans (22-16, 8-7 Sun Belt) traveled to Jonesboro, Arkansas, for their series against the Red Wolves (15-21, 5-13 Sun Belt), from April 15 to April 17. Troy showed little mercy in the first game. It jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third with a double down the left field line from junior left fielder Trevor Davis, scoring freshman second baseman Brandon Lockridge. Then, […]

by · April 21, 2016 · Baseball, Sports