2018’s Last Weekend at The Garrett in Gallatin

2018’s Last Weekend at The Garrett in Gallatin

Vol State (25-16) (9-11 TCCAA) plays host to Roane State (10-29) (4-21 TCCAA) this weekend.  This will be the last conference series before the TCCAA Tournament which starts Sunday May 6th.  The Pioneers will be sending off 13 sophomores at Saturdays Sophomore Day festivities which will be their last games played at Garrett Field in Gallatin, TN.  Game time for Friday's 9 inning game is scheduled for a 2 pm start time.  Saturday's doubleheader 7 inning games will start at 12 pm.  Sophomore Day festivities will begin at approximately 11:40am before the first game on Saturday.  In addition to Sophomore Day, it is also Home Plate Day in which hamburgers and hot dogs from the concession stand will be FREE! 

The Pioneers picked up their first series win since March 30th by taking 2 of 3 from Chattanooga State on the road last weekend.  The Raiders of Roane State come into Gallatin having lost 6 straight, but have really had some tough losses along the way.  The Raiders held a lead late at Columbia State last weekend but came up short in extra innings losing 10-9.  If the Pioneers rest on looking at records they will be in trouble as the Raiders have played the top of the conference very competitively.  Vol State was able to take 2 of 3 at Roane in 2017, but really felt like a lack of focus in game 3 cost them the sweep.

Conference Standings are jumbled headed into the last weekend of TCCAA play.  Walters State has clinched the 1 seed in Chattanooga, but the remaining slots won't be settled until this weekend is in the book.  The Pioneers control their own destiny as far as staying out of the play in games which go to the 7-10 seeds, but a bad weekend could see them battling in the one and done play in games set for Sunday in Chattanooga.  Conference standings are below:


 2018 Sophomore Class


#6 Cameron Grogan
#9 Baylor Steelman
#13 Jake Lyle
#14 Matt Brown
#15 Danny Lara
#17 Antonio Costas
#19 Jacob Cole
#21 Colin Hopkins
#22 Isaac Robertson
#24 Brent Richey
#27 Joe McNamee
#28 Chase Douglas
#32 James Hatcher