The Valdosta Daily Times
It is Monday, and the activity for Valdosta State sports teams is rather light this week. For now, here are some tidbits about the Blazer athletic teams and a look at the upcoming week:
— The Blazer baseball team won its fourth straight series this past weekend, sweeping Christian Brothers in Memphis, Tenn. The Blazers have now won 9 of their last 11 games and 8 of 10 in Gulf South Conference play.
The recent winning streak hasn’t helped wash away a rough 0-6 start to conference play, as the Blazers are currently in sixth place in the GSC standings with an 8-7 record. The Blazers have yet to play top-ranked Delta State (27-4-1, 12-2-1) or North Alabama (20-16, 10-8) this season.
The Blazers and Lions will meet this weekend and will decide the No. 5 spot (for now) in the GSC standings.
— Up next: The Blazers visit Albany State Wednesday at 5 p.m. and then North Alabama this weekend. The Blazers and Lions will play a doubleheader Saturday (3 p.m., 6 p.m.) and a single game Sunday at 2 p.m.
— VSU is at home again April 16 against Thomas University.
— The Blazers are ranked fourth in the country, sitting with a 28-8 overall record.
— After being held without a home run this past weekend, sophomore Courtney Albritton still has 15 home runs, 11 shy of the school and conference record.
— The Blazers host two pivotal GSC series this weekend. First against West Alabama Saturday at 2 p.m. and then against Alabama-Huntsville Sunday at 1 p.m.
— The Blazer football team has launched a new Twitter page. Since the page launched last week, it has gained over 100 likes. The handle is @valdostaStFB.
The Twitter page tweets information about the team’s offseason workouts, players and motivational quotes/pictures.
— It is also become aware that the Blazers have added a new offseason workout: Yoga.
That’s right. The Blazers are doing yoga to go along with their other offseason drills.
— The Gulf South Conference has yet to release its 2013 master schedule, which will include Thursday night GSC-TV games. Expect the Blazers to be moved to a Thursday night or two. I, along with a lot of people associated with VSU football, expect the game Oct. 5 against Florida Tech in Valdosta to be moved to Thursday night.
The game will be the first-ever GSC game for Florida Tech.
— I saw head coach Mike Helfer the other day. He told me he was pleased with the offseason so far, and that the team had landed a few new commitments.
— Follow me on Twitter at @Ed_Hooper.