September 19, 2011
Abreu forgoes senior year, signs with Astros
GREENWOOD – When the Houston Astros organization recently signed Lander's Alan Abreu as a pitcher when he was an infielder and outfielder with the Bearcats, it might have raised a few eyebrows.
August 26, 2011
LU baseball wraps up recruiting, successful summer
GREENWOOD – The Lander baseball team has added two signees for the 2012 season while several players return after having successful summers playing in wood bat leagues.
July 18, 2011
LU baseball players faring well in summer play
GREENWOOD – Two former Lander baseball players are pitching in the pros while six current Bearcats are honing their skills in summer wooden bat leagues from Alaska to Virginia and North Carolina.
June 23, 2011
Nunziato is Coastal Plain League Hitter of the Week
GREENWOOD - AJ Nunziato, a rising senior on the Lander baseball team, was named the Coastal Plain League Hitter of the Week last week as a member of the Martinsville (Va.) Mustangs.
June 7, 2011
Lander's Tew signs with Southern Illinois Miners
GREENWOOD – Lander baseball coach Kermit Smith was acutely aware of former Bearcats pitcher Darrin Tew's dream of playing professional baseball. So when the Southern Illinois Miners made a formal contract offer last week, Smith made a beeline toward Tew's house.
May 10, 2011
No. 21 Pirates hold off Lander, 3-1, in PBC tournament
COLUMBUS, Ga. – The No. 21-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University baseball team scored one run each in the first, fifth and seventh innings and held Lander to four hits Tuesday afternoon to defeat the Bearcats, 3-1, in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament hosted by Columbus State University at Golden Park.
May 9, 2011
Lander baseball can make history tonight
COLUMBUS, Ga. – After taking a clubbing against nationally ranked Columbus State last weekend in the their final regular Peach Belt Conference series of the season, the Lander baseball team had the joy of learning it would face the Cougars in the first round of this week's Peach Belt Conference Tournament on the their home field.
May 9, 2011
Bearcats fall to North Georgia in PBC Tournament
COLUMBUS, Ga. – The North Georgia baseball team erupted for five runs in the seventh inning Monday night and defeated Lander, 8-1, in a second-round game of the Peach Belt Conference double-elimination tournament hosted by Columbus State University at Golden Park.
May 8, 2011
Lander upsets No. 12 Cougars in PBC Tournament
COLUMBUS, Ga. â€“ Jordan Owens' game-winning RBI single to center field in the eighth inning gave the Lander baseball team a 3-2 upset victory over No. 12 Columbus State Sunday evening in the first round of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament at Golden Park.
May 7, 2011
Baseball to face No. 17 Columbus in PBC Tourney
GREENWOOD - The Lander baseball team, which just completed the regular season with a 28-22 overall record, has earned a berth in the Peach Belt Conference Baseball Tournament for the first time since 1998. The double-elimination tournament will be hosted by Columbus State University, May 8-12 at Golden Park.
May 5, 2011
Bearcats expect to play in PBC tournament every year
GREENWOOD – As the Lander Bearcats were preparing for the Peach Belt Conference Baseball Tournament Wednesday, about all one could hear was the ping of the bats and cicadas singing loudly beyond the fences that surround Legion Field.
May 2, 2011
Baseball loses to No. 17 CSU in regular-season finale
COLUMBUS, Ga. - The No. 17-ranked Columbus State baseball team completed its three-game Peach Belt Conference series sweep against Lander Monday afternoon when the Cougars downed the Bearcats, 10-0, at Charles F. Ragsdale Field.
May 1, 2011
No. 17 Cougars takes two from Lander baseball
COLUMBUS, Ga. - The No. 17 Columbus State baseball team put together four-run, third innings in both games Sunday afternoon in defeating Lander, 7-4 and 6-2, in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at Charles F. Ragsdale Field.
April 23, 2011
Skinner leads Lander to sweep in Legion Field finale
GREENWOOD – Lander's Robert Skinner celebrated Senior Day with eight hits and six RBI, and fellow seniors Brandon Farquhar and Darrin Tew contributed a win and a save as the Bearcats closed out their playing days at Legion Field with an 11-4 and 16-3 non-conference double-header sweep against St. Andrews Presbyterian College Saturday afternoon.
April 22, 2011
Hopper tosses Lander to win against St. Andrews
LAURINBURG, N.C. - Cory Hopper struck out seven and allowed just five hits in seven innings of work to lead the Lander baseball team to a 2-0 non-conference victory over St. Andrews Presbyterian Friday afternoon.
April 17, 2011
Lander baseball rallies past Flagler in 10th inning
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Jordan Owens and Kevin Childs had back-to-back RBI doubles in the 10th inning Sunday afternoon to lead the Lander baseball team to a 3-1 Peach Belt Conference victory over Flagler College.
April 16, 2011
Bearcat baseball splits with Flagler in Peach Belt DH
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Adam Davey and Jeff May both homered to lead Lander to a 6-2 Peach Belt Conference victory over Flagler College in the first game as the Bearcats earned a doubleheader split Saturday afternoon. Flagler won the second game, 8-6.
April 13, 2011
Tusculum baseball defeats Lander, 6-2
GREENWOOD – The Tusculum baseball team exploded for five runs in the fifth inning Wednesday afternoon en route to a 6-2 non-conference victory over Lander at Legion Field.
April 12, 2011
Lander baseball cruises past Wingate, 9-5
WINGATE, N.C. - The Lander baseball team used a five-run, fourth inning Tuesday afternoon to pull away from Wingate University and post a 9-5 non-conference victory at Ron Christopher Field.
April 10, 2011
Nunziato, Thomas lead Lander past Hurricanes
GREENWOOD – AJ Nunziato reached base four times and Lander starting pitcher Chris Thomas settled down after a rough start, leading the Bearcats to a Peach Belt Conference series-winning 7-4 victory over Georgia Southwestern Sunday afternoon at Legion Field.
April 9, 2011
Lander, GSW Hurricanes split baseball doubleheader
GREENWOOD – Jordan Owens hit a game-winning double in the bottom of the 11th inning, lifting the Lander Bearcats to a 6-5 victory in the first game Saturday. Georgia Southwestern came back to win the second game, 7-2, splitting the Peach Belt Conference double-header at Legion Field.
April 5, 2011
Tew, Childs lead Lander past Erskine, 11-3
DUE WEST - Kevin Childs blasted two home runs Tuesday afternoon to lead the Lander baseball team to an 11-3 non-conference victory over rival Erskine College at Grier Field.
April 3, 2011
Baseball splits doubleheader with Francis Marion
FLORENCE - Jeff May's solo home run in the ninth-inning led the Lander baseball team to an 11-10 win Sunday afternoon in game one against No. 16 Francis Marion, then the Patriots came back to win the second game 6-0 in a PBC doubleheader at Cormell Field.
April 2, 2011
No. 16 FMU baseball downs Lander in series opener
FLORENCE - The No. 16-ranked Francis Marion baseball team scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back as the Patriots defeated Lander, 9-1, Saturday afternoon in a Peach Belt Conference game.
March 29, 2011
Grady, Owens lead Lander baseball past Eagles
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Patrick Grady batted 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI and Jordan Owens hit 3-for-5 with one home run, one double and four RBI Tuesday afternoon to lead the Lander baseball team to an 8-4 non-conference victory over Carson-Newman at the Silver Diamond BC.
March 26, 2011
Farqhuar pitches Lander past North Georgia, 6-0
GREENWOOD – Brandon Farquhar struck out 10 and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, while Jeff May and Cody McAlhaney combined for five RBI, leading the Lander Bearcats to a 6-0 Peach Belt Conference victory over North Georgia College & State University Saturday afternoon at Legion Field.
March 25, 2011
North Georgia baseball takes two from Lander
GREENWOOD – The North Georgia College & State University baseball team pounded out 29 hits in two games Friday as the Saints swept a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader against Lander, 14-5 and 6-2, at Legion Field.
March 24, 2011
Lander baseball, softball adjusts weekend schedule
GREENWOOD - Due to expected inclement weather this weekend, the Lander baseball and softball teams have adjusted their schedules. The Peach Belt Conference baseball series against North Georgia will begin with a doubleheader today at 3 p.m. at Legion Field. The two teams will meet in a single game at 12 p.m. Saturday.
March 22, 2011
Skinner, Owens lead baseball past Erskine, 10-5
GREENWOOD – The Lander baseball team rallied for three runs in the sixth inning and five more in the seventh to defeat rival Erskine College, 10-5, Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference game at Legion Field.
March 20, 2011
No. 15 Lander baseball falls to No. 16 AASU in DH
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The No. 16 Armstrong Atlantic State University baseball team completed its three-game Peach Belt Conference sweep against Lander Sunday afternoon when the Pirates defeated the No. 15 Bearcats, 10-4 and 2-1, at Pirate Field.
March 19, 2011
No. 16 Armstrong Atlantic edges No. 15 Lander, 8-7
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The No. 16-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University baseball team rallied for five ninth-inning runs Saturday afternoon to edge No. 15 Lander, 8-7, in a Peach Belt Conference game at Pirate Field.
March 16, 2011
Owens' two-run homer leads Lander past Newberry
GREENWOOD – Jordan Owen's soaring home run over the left field fence in the fourth inning Wednesday night broke a 2-2 deadlock and led the No. 15 Lander baseball team to a 6-2 non-conference victory over Newberry College at Legion Field.
March 15, 2011
Cory Hopper selected Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week
GREENWOOD – Lander University's Cory Hopper, a junior right-hander on the Bearcats' baseball team, was selected as the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week for games played March 7-13 it was announced by the league office today.
March 15, 2011
Lander baseball enters national rankings at No. 15
GREENWOOD - The Lander baseball team is making its first appearance in the national rankings this season at No. 15, it was announced in Collegiate Baseball Magazine's Top 30 on Monday.
March 13, 2011
Lander completes sweep versus No. 17 USC Aiken
GREENWOOD – Jordan Owens and Jeff May had three RBI apiece and AJ Nunziato homered, helping the Lander Bearcats complete a Peach Belt Conference three-game sweep over No. 17 USC Aiken with a 12-8 victory Sunday afternoon at Legion Field.
March 12, 2011
Lander sweeps No. 17 USC Aiken, 4-1 and 9-1
GREENWOOD – Lander got strong starting pitching from Cory Hopper and Chris Thomas, and Erik Lunde reached base seven times as the Bearcats swept a Peach Belt Conference double-header from a ranked team for the second weekend in a row, beating No. 17 USC Aiken 4-1 and 9-1 Saturday afternoon at Legion Field.
March 8, 2011
Lander baseball edged by No. 23 Limestone, 7-5
GREENWOOD - The No. 23-ranked Limestone College baseball team rallied for two runs in the ninth inning Tuesday night to defeat Lander, 7-5, in a non-conference game at Legion Field.
March 5, 2011
Baseball upsets No. 3 UNC Pembroke in DH
GREENWOOD – Lander got stellar pitching from Cory Hopper, Chris Thomas and Ross Davis while Jeff May and Cody McElhaney were among the hitting heroes as the Bearcats pulled off a Peach Belt Conference double-header sweep over No. 3 UNC Pembroke, 5-3 and 2-1, Saturday afternoon at Legion Field.
March 3, 2011
No. 27 Limestone baseball defeats Lander, 5-1
GAFFNEY - The No. 27 Limestone baseball team scattered 10 hits Thursday afternoon en route to a 5-1 non-conference victory over Lander at Bob Prevatte Field.
February 27, 2011
Barry uses three-run fifth to down Lander baseball, 6-2
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. - The Barry University baseball team used a three-run, fifth inning to pull away from Lander and post a 6-2 non-conference victory Sunday afternoon at Feinbloom Field.
February 26, 2011
Lander baseball splits doubleheader with Barry
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – The Lander Bearcats got strong starting pitching from Cory Hopper and Chris Thomas in a non-conference baseball double-header split at Barry University Saturday afternoon at Feinbloom Field.
February 22, 2011
12-run eighth propels LU baseball past Eagles
GREENWOOD – Highlighted by Kevin Childs' grand slam, the Lander baseball team erupted for 12 eighth inning runs Tuesday afternoon to rally past Carson-Newman, 13-6, in a non-conference contest at Legion Field. Childs had six RBI in the eighth inning.
February 19, 2011
Lander baseball splits DH with North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The Lander baseball team split a non-conference doubleheader at North Greenville University Saturday afternoon, winning the first game, 8-2, and dropping the second, 6-5. The second game was called due to darkness in the sixth inning.
February 18, 2011
Baseball rallies past North Greenville for 2-1 win
GREENWOOD – AJ Nunziato's game-winning RBI single in the seventh inning helped Cory Hopper earn his second victory of the season Friday night as the Lander baseball teadefeated North Greenville University, 2-1, in a non-conference game at Legion Field.
February 16, 2011
Lander baseball falls short at No. 17 Erskine, 9-8
DUE WEST – Lander's Jeff May hit his first college home run and teammate A.J. Nunziato also homered, but the Bearcats fell short in a 9-8 non-conference loss at rival Erskine College Wednesday afternoon.
February 13, 2011
White, Skinner lead Lander past Carson-Newman, 2-1
GREENWOOD – Lander's Robert Skinner hit the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and Michael White pitched stellar relief as the Bearcats won the final game of the Lander Baseball Invitational 2-1 Sunday night at Legion Stadium.
February 12, 2011
Lander triumphs over Lynn, 11-5, in Invitational
GREENWOOD – The Lander baseball team used a five-run, second inning Saturday afternoon to defeat Lynn University, 11-5, during the second day of the Lander Baseball Invitational at Legion Field.
February 11, 2011
No. 8 Tampa rallies past Lander in 11 innings, 5-2
GREENWOOD – The University of Tampa's Taylor Wrenn had three hits including a game-breaking two-run double in the 11th inning as the No. 8 Spartans beat host Lander 5-2 in the opening game of the Lander Baseball Invitational Friday afternoon at Legion Field.
February 10, 2011
Lander Baseball Invitational set for this weekend
GREENWOOD – When Kermit Smith and assistant Chris Anderson were coaching the Belmont Abbey baseball team in 2009, they went all the way to the NCAA Division II College World Series where they obviously saw the best competition available. Now in his second season as head coach at Lander, Smith wants the Bearcats to get a taste of that kind of competition.
February 8, 2011
Skinner leads Lander baseball to win over Wingate
GREENWOOD – Robert Skinner doubled, tripled and recorded three RBI Tuesday evening to lead the Lander baseball team to an 8-3 non-conference victory over Wingate at Legion Field.
February 6, 2011
Lander pounds out 14 hits in 12-5 win over Newberry
NEWBERRY - The Lander baseball team pounded out 14 hits Sunday afternoon as the Bearcats defeated Newberry College, 12-5, in a non-conference game at the Smith Road Complex.
February 5, 2011
Lander baseball drops doubleheader to Newberry
NEWBERRY - The Lander baseball team was swept in a non-conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon by Newberry College, 5-1 and 6-0, at the Smith Road Complex.
February 1, 2011
Grady's grand slam highlights Opening Day win
GREENWOOD – Freshman Patrick Grady made the best of his first collegiate start Tuesday afternoon as he belted a seventh-inning grand slam to highlight Lander's 14-1 non-conference victory over Coker College at Legion Field.
January 30, 2011
Baseball opens season Tuesday against Coker
GREENWOOD – Lander's baseball coaching staff believes the depth and talent level on the 2011 team is improved. Whether that translates into more victories remains to be seen.