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Baseball games are Saturdays in October

Last updated on October 6, 2021

By Ryan Hanna 

Volunteer State Community College’s 55-player baseball team started playing games with two last weekend, Sept. 25 and 26. The next game will be at home Saturday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m., against Cumberland University JV squad.

The baseball team, The Pioneers, played two away games last weekend against community colleges, Dyersburg and Motlow. The Pioneers lost 7-1 in Dyersburg and won 7-4 in Motlow.

“We didn’t play bad, we had two innings that we didn’t perform very well on the mound, but their pitchers were really good … we didn’t hit much,” said Pioneers Head Coach Jim McGuire. “I thought we played a little bit better,” he said of the Motlow game.

The team’s Twitter provided final updates, saying “Had some good performances on the mound just couldn’t get the bats going,” and “Solid day all around. Continuing to work to get better.”

McGuire said the fall season is more about showcasing Vol State’s sophomores to recruiters. He plans to move players around and see them in different positions to give them an opportunity to show off their true skills.

Baseball games are scheduled for each Saturday in October, McGuire said.

He said the fall season will end with an intra-squad five-game scrimmage that he called a “Red and Blue World Series.” After the fall showcase season is over, the team will start winter workouts and offseason preparations.

Students can find game updates posted to the Vol State Baseball Twitter account @VSCCpioneersBSB. Scheduled games can be found on the Twitter account as well.

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