Troy baseball takes down UALR at home

Wes Fortson Staff Writer The Troy baseball team won its second conference series in a row this weekend in a 2-1 series victory against the UALR Trojans. The series started with another impressive outing by junior pitcher Grant Bennett, who allowed only three runs in 7 2/3 innings and struck out five batters on Friday, March 20. “He did what Grant does, and that’s pitching with a lot of courage and determination, and found a way to put us in a position to win,” said head coach Bobby Pierce. Senior…

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Troy punishes the Panthers

Wes Fortson Staff Writer The Trojan baseball team (9-11, 2-4 Sun Belt) returned to Riddle-Pace Field this past weekend to battle the Georgia Southern Panthers (12-9, 4-2 Sun Belt) and won the series 2-1. The Panthers have been a successful team this year, as they have swept the Georgia Bulldogs and have taken a series away from the West Virginia Mountaineers. The series win for the Trojans was a much-needed boost after a nine-game losing streak. On Friday, March 13, the game was postponed to Saturday afternoon due to hazardous…

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Baseball team falls to the Golden Eagles

Wes Fortson Staff Writer The Troy baseball team welcomed the Southern Miss Golden Eagles to Riddle-Pace Field on Friday, Feb. 27, but lost the series 2-1. The series has been an ongoing meeting between the two schools and has proven to be an entertaining matchup. On Friday night, the Trojans struck early in the first when junior right fielder Logan Hill hit a two-run bomb to center field to put Troy on the board 2-0. By the end of the fourth inning, Troy tacked on two more runs with some…

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Trojans dominate the diamond

Wes Fortson Staff Writer The Trojan baseball team traveled to Pensacola, Florida, this past weekend for the Cox Diamond Invitational and won two out of the three games. On Friday night, Feb. 20, Troy took on St. Louis in a tight pitching battle between Troy’s freshman pitcher Corey Childress and the Billikens’ junior pitcher Josh Moore, but could not pull out a win. Childress was stellar in his start on Friday, throwing a no-hitter through the first four innings and allowing only one run on three hits in his seven…

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Trojans exorcise the Demons

Wes Fortson Staff Writer The Trojan baseball team opened up its season on Friday, Feb. 13, against the Northwestern State Demons of Natchitoches, Louisiana, and won three games out of the four-game series. The season also kicked off head coach Bobby Pierce’s final season of his 33-year career and his 13th year with Troy. On Friday night, the Trojans came out on fire with a 6-0 victory behind freshman pitcher Corey Childress. Childress allowed only two hits in his seven innings and showed the composure of an experienced pitcher. “For…

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