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Troy horsehide signs 9

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) – The Troy baseball program added nine players that signed with the Trojans in the early signing period, head coach Mark Smartt announced on Thursday. The signing class includes five high school seniors and four junior college players who all come from the state of Alabama. “Recruiting is an exhaustive process but ultimately will dictate our success,”…

Diamond Trojans begin Fall practices

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)  – The Troy baseball team begins preparations for the 2017 season with fall practice, which begins on Friday at Riddle-Pace Field. The Trojans will have 19 intrasquad games and a Sunday afternoon game against the Ontario Blue Jays on October 19. Three intrasquad games will feature tentative world series games at the beginning of November. QUOTABLE “Starting…

Mets promote ex-Trojan T.J. Rivera to help boost offense

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Mets called up infielder T.J. Rivera from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday to fill the roster spot opened up when outfielder Brandon Nimmo was optioned. The 27-year old Rivera leads Triple-A baseball with a .349 batting average and is a .323 hitter over his six-year minor league career. He also was tied for…

Former Trojan TJ Rivera promoted to New York Mets

NEW YORK  (troytrojans.com) – The New York Mets called up former Troy Trojan TJ Rivera on Wednesday; he will make his MLB roster debut when the Mets host the Arizona Diamondbacks at 6:10 p.m. (CDT) at Citi Field. Rivera, the reigning Pacific Coast Player of the Week, had 15 hits last week, including eight for extra bases. Prior to his…

Red Wolves rally downs Trojans 13-12 in Sun Belt Tourney

SAN MARCOS, Texas (troytrojans.com) – The Troy baseball team dropped an elimination game to Arkansas State, 13-12, on Thursday and was eliminated from the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Bobcat Ballpark. Troy (32-26) had an eight run lead at the conclusion of the top of the fourth inning, but had its largest lead lost of the season as Arkansas State…

Trojans fall 11-6 in Sun Belt Baseball Tourney

SAN MARCOS, Texas  (troytrojans.com)  – The Troy baseball team fell to the host Texas State, 11-6, in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament on Wednesday at Bobcat Ballpark. Troy (32-25) battled back after falling behind 2-0 due to a Tanner Hill home run in the first inning and tied the game at two in the second inning….

Trojans prep for Texas State in Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament

SAN MARCOS, Texas (troytrojans.com) – The Troy baseball team is set to face host, Texas State for its opening round matchup set to begin on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Bobcat Ballpark. All conference tournament games can be heard live at TroyTrojans.com/watch or on WTBF 94.7 FM. Opening round games can be seen on the Sun Belt Digital Network, with…

Troy’s Lucas Brown named Sun Belt Conference POTW

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com)– Troy’ baseball’s Lucas Brown has been named Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week, the Sun Belt conference announced on Monday. It’s the final Player of the Week award that will be given out this season. “This is a great way for him to end his season,” head coach Mark Smartt said. “He had an outstanding performance…

Troy’s T.J. Binder named semifinalist for 2016 Gregg Olson Award

OHAMA, Neb. (troytrojans.com) – Troy baseball’s T.J. Binder has been named as a semifinalist for the 2016 Gregg Olson Award, which was announced by Toolshed Sports on Friday. “T.J. has been a very consistent performer since moving into the everyday lineup and certainly deserves this type of recognition,” head coach Mark Smartt said. “He shifted to first base during the…

Trojans fall to South Alabama 8-3

TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) – The Troy baseball team fell in the series opener to No. 23 South Alabama, 8-3, in 10 innings at Riddle-Pace Field on Thursday night. “This is a tough one, it’s a tough loss,” head coach Mark Smartt said. “I thought we deserved to win the game, but didn’t play good enough. The difference is they made…