2014 Francis Marion University Baseball News
April 20, 2014
Patriots defeat GRU Augusta 10-1 in series finale
Senior righty Spencer Jordan pitched six innings and gave up just one earned run and the Francis Marion University baseball team defeated Peach Belt Conference foe GRU Augusta 10-1 on Sunday afternoon at Lake Olmstead Stadium at Auguata, Ga.
April 19, 2014
Stoots and Morris help Patriots to PBC split
Senior right-hander Brandon Stoots pitched 6.1 effective innings and sophomore second baseman Cole Morris scored twice and drove in one run to help Francis Marion University to a 4-1 win over Georgia Regents University Augusta and a split of their Saturday afternoon (April 19) Peach Belt Conference doubleheader.
April 16, 2014
Patriots roll past Pfeiffer
The Francis Marion University baseball team smashed four home runs as a part of 24 hits in a 23-4 rout of Pfeiffer University on Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference matchup from Misenheimer, N.C.
April 14, 2014
Tollison earns weekly award
After batting .500 with a pair of homers and three doubles, Luke Tollison has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the week for the week ending April 13.
April 13, 2014
Braves take series finale over Patriots
Despite a double and a solo home run by senior third baseman Luke Tollison, Francis Marion University fell 5-3 to No. 30 UNC Pembroke Sunday afternoon in the final game of a Peach Belt Conference baseball series from Sparrow Stadium.
April 12, 2014
Patriots edged by #30 UNC Pembroke
Just as Francis Marion University did the night before, No. 30 UNC Pembroke rallied from a late deficit and knocked off the Patriots 8-7 Saturday afternoon in the second game of a Peach Belt Conference baseball series from Sparrow Stadium.
April 11, 2014
Davenport walk-off seals improbable comback
The Francis Marion University baseball team rallied from a five-run deficit to claim a 9-8 Peach Belt Conference victory over 30th-ranked UNC Pembroke on Friday night at Sparrow Stadium. FMU (22-17, 8-13 PBC) senior outfielder Isaac Davenport hit the game-winning walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning.
April 8, 2014
Patriots fly by Falcons in twinbill
Senior shortstop Michael Wilson registered five hits, drove in eight runs, and scored four times to power Francis Marion University to a doubleheader sweep of Saint Augustine’s University, 11-7 and 20-4, Tuesday evening (April 8) in non-conference baseball action.
April 7, 2014
Patriots set for mid-week clash with St. Augustine’s
The Francis Marion University baseball team is set to host St. Augustine’s University for a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday afternoon (April 8) at Sparrow Stadium. First pitch of the opening contest is set for 4 p.m.
April 7, 2014
Patriot Baseball Weekly Episode 13
Check out the latest edition of Patriot Baseball Weekly with Jonathan Davidson and Coach Inabinet! The guys discuss last weekend's games with Montevallo, plus a preview of the upcoming 5-game homestand!
April 6, 2014
Rain washes out series finale at Montevallo
The final game of the Peach Belt Conference baseball series between Francis Marion University and the University of Montevallo has been cancelled due to the threat of thunderstorms and wet conditions in the Montevello, Ala., area. The contest will not be made up.
April 5, 2014
Patriots earn doubleheader split with Montevallo
Every Patriot batter registered at least one hit in Francis Marion University’s 8-2 victory over the University of Montevallo on Saturday afternoon in the second game of a Peach Belt Conference baseball doubleheader. The Falcons won the first game 6-2.
April 3, 2014
FMU rolls past Claflin
Senior shortstop Michael Wilson tallied six RBIs on three hits to lead Francis Marion University to a 15-1 non-conference victory over Claflin University on Thursday night in Orangeburg, S.C.
April 2, 2014
Patriot Baseball Weekly Episode 12
Coach Inabinet and Jonathan Davidson break down this week's games in another edition of Patriot Baseball Weekly! Also a short preview of tomorrow's contest at Clafflin and the big weekend series at Montevallo!
April 1, 2014
Trojans outslug Patriots 11-6
Francis Marion University pounded out 10 hits, including a two-run homer by shortstop Michael Wilson, but the Patriots fell 11-6 to 27th-ranked University of Mount Olive, Tuesday evening (April 1) in college baseball action.
March 31, 2014
Gebhardt picks up weekly honors
After batting .400 last week with two home runs, Casey Gebhardt has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 30.
March 31, 2014
Patriots to host Trojans & Fireworks on Tuesday
The Francis Marion University baseball team will look to extend its four-game winning streak when the Patriots entertain 27th-ranked University of Mount Olive on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. The game will be followed by a Fireworks Show presented by CarTown Kia of Florence.
March 30, 2014
Bring out the brooms, Patriots sweep Pirates
The Francis Marion University baseball team defeated Armstrong Atlantic State University 7-3 Sunday afternoon to earn a series-sweep in Savannah, Ga.
March 29, 2014
Big inning propels Patriots past Pirates
Francis Marion University struck for eight runs in the top of the seventh inning and went on to defeat Armstrong Atlantic State University 9-2 in the second game of a Peach Belt Conference baseball series in Savannah, Ga.
March 28, 2014
Patriots roll to series-opening victory
Senior outfielder Casey Gebhardt hit a three-run homer in the top of the fourth inning, and Francis Marion University defeated Armstrong Atlantic State University 8-2 in the first game of a Peach Belt Conference baseball series in Savannah, Ga.
March 26, 2014
Patriot Baseball Weekly Episode 11
Jonathan Davidson and Coach Inabinet break down last night's wild game in the latest episode of Patriot Baseball Weekly! Plus a preview of this weekend's games at Armstrong!
March 25, 2014
Patriots bombard Bulldogs 23-8
The left side of the Francis Marion University infield, senior third baseman Luke Tollison and senior shortstop Michael Wilson, combined for eight hits, six runs batted in, and four runs scored to lead the Patriots to a wild 23-8 victory over Barton College, Tuesday evening (March 25) in non-conference baseball action.
March 24, 2014
FMU Baseball & Darlington Raceway take on Bulldogs, Tuesday
The Francis Marion University baseball team and Darlington Raceway will team up to host the second-annual Darlington Raceway Night on Tuesday (March 25), when the Patriots host Barton College.
March 22, 2014
Patriot Baseball drops DH to #25 CSU
Francis Marion University dropped both ends of its Saturday afternoon (March 22) Peach Belt Conference baseball doubleheader with 25th-ranked Columbus State University, losing 14-5 in the opener and 13-6 in the second contest.
March 21, 2014
#25 Cougars edge Francis Marion 6-4
Columbus State University took advantage of a pair of Francis Marion University errors to score four unearned runs and the 25th-ranked Cougars went on to edge the Patriots 6-4, Friday night (March 21) in Peach Belt Conference baseball action.
March 19, 2014
Fulmer powers Patriots past Clarion 9-4
Junior third baseman Brett Fulmer collected three hits and a career-high four runs batted in to lead Francis Marion University to a 9-4 non-conference win over Clarion University, Wednesday afternoon (March 19) in college baseball action.
March 18, 2014
Jordan silences Golden Eagles in 2-0 FMU win
Senior right-hander Spencer Jordan tossed six shutout innings and senior shortstop Michael Wilson laced an RBI double to deep center field to help Francis Marion University to a 2-0 victory over Clarion University, Tuesday evening (March 18) in non-conference baseball action.
March 17, 2014
FMU baseball hosts Clarion for Youth Night and then lunch
The Francis Marion University baseball team will host Clarion University for a pair of games this week, Tuesday and Wednesday (March 18-19), with two special promotions being tied into the contests.
March 17, 2014
Patriot Baseball Weekly Episode 10
Check out a special Saint Patrick's Day edition of Patriot Baseball Weekly! Coach Inabinet and Jonathan Davidson return to break down last weekend's games against Georgia College, plus a preview of the mid-week games with Clarion and next weekend's contests at Columbus State!
March 15, 2014
FMU Baseball tripped up by Bobcats
Francis Marion University collected 27 hits in Saturday's (March 15) Peach Belt Conference baseball doubleheader with 21st-ranked Georgia College, but the Patriots came up on the short end of both contests losing 5-3 and 15-10.
March 14, 2014
Bobcats claw Patriots 8-2
Francis Marion University surrendered four keys runs in the top of the eighth inning to 21st-ranked Georgia College and the Bobcats used that explosion to capture an 8-2 Peach Belt Conference win over the Patriots, Friday evening (March 14) in college baseball action.
March 13, 2014
Baseball returns home to face #21 Georgia College
The Francis Marion University baseball team is set to return home to the friendly confines of Sparrow Stadium this weekend against Peach Belt Conference foe, and No.21 nationally, Georgia College.
March 12, 2014
FMU Foundation & Swamp Fox Club to Hold Auction, Thursday
The Francis Marion University Foundation and the university’s Swamp Fox Club will hold their annual Live Benefit Auction, Thursday evening (March 13).
March 11, 2014
FMU baseball routs Barton 9-3
The Francis Marion University baseball team picked up a 9-2 non-conference road-victory over Barton College, Tuesday afternoon in Wilson, N.C.
March 10, 2014
Patriot Sports Network announces spring slate
The Patriot Sports Network has announced free video coverage for 16 Francis Marion University baseball and softball contests in the 2014 seasons.
March 10, 2014
Patriot Baseball Weekly Episode 8
Jonathan Davidson and Art Inabinet return for the eighth installment of Patriot Baseball Weekly! The guys break down last weekends big comeback victory over #4 Lander, and give a quick preview of tomorrow's contest at Barton!
March 9, 2014
Patriots rally to upset #4 Lander
The Francis Marion University baseball team rallied from a 7-2 deficit to upset No. 4 Lander University 10-7 in the first game of a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader in Greenwood S.C. The Bearcats answered with a comeback of their own to win the second game 7-5.
March 8, 2014
FMU Baseball falls at #4 Lander 12-3
Francis Marion University got solo home runs from seniors Marquis Curry and Michael Wilson, but fourth-ranked Lander University erupted for 16 hits en route to a 12-3 Peach Belt Conference baseball win on Saturday afternoon (March 8).
March 6, 2014
Weather forces schedule changes to baseball series at Lander
Projected inclement weather in the Greenwood, S.C., area has forced a slight schedule change to this weekend’s Peach Belt Conference baseball series between Francis Marion University and Lander University.
March 4, 2014
Inclement weather forces changes to baseball and tennis schedules
Inclement weather in the South Carolina area has forced schedule changes for the Francis Marion University baseball team and the men’s and women’s tennis teams.
March 3, 2014
Gress powers his way to weekly honors
After becoming the first player in the history of Sparrow Stadium to hit two homers in the same game, senior Dalton Gress has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the week for the week ending March 2.
March 3, 2014
Patriot Baseball Weekly Episode 7
Jonathan Davidson and Art Inabinet return to discuss this past weekend's series against Georgia Southwestern! Also catch an interview with Mr. 2 homers himself, Dalton Gress!
March 2, 2014
Patriots grind out series-clinching victory
Senior infielder Luke Tollison hit the go-ahead RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning, and Francis Marion University topped Georgia Southwestern State University 5-4 in the final game of the Peach Belt Conference baseball series at Sparrow Stadium.
March 1, 2014
Gress powers Patriots to DH split with GSW
Senior designated hitter Dalton Gress hit two homeruns in the second game of a doubleheader to lead the Francis Marion University baseball team to a 5-2 victory over Georgia Southwestern State University Saturday afternoon at Sparrow Stadium. The Hurricanes won the first game 10-4.
February 28, 2014
FMU basketball set for regular season finale; baseball entertains GSW
The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s basketball teams are set to close out the 2013-14 regular season on Saturday afternoon when they entertain Peach Belt Conference foe Lander University inside the Smith University Center. The Patriot baseball team is also scheduled for action this weekend when they host Georgia Southwestern State University for a three-game series.
February 27, 2014
Baseball Weekend Preview
Art Inabinet and Jonathan Davidson are back for the latest installment of Patriot Baseball Weekly! The guys preview the upcoming PBC series with Georgia Southwestern this weekend at Sparrow Stadium!
February 26, 2014
Gress homers, but Patriots fall to Bulldogs
Senior outfielder Dalton Gress hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning, but Francis Marion University fell 13-4 to Wingate University, Wednesday afternoon in Monroe, N.C.
February 24, 2014
Patriot Baseball Weekly Episode 5
Jonathan Davidson and Art Inabinet return for the fifth installment of Patriot Baseball Weekly. Rough weekend for the Pats, but the guys talk about the positives and previews the mid-week match up with Wingate!
February 23, 2014
Patriots drop twinbill with #17 USC Aiken
The Francis Marion University baseball was hit with an offensive flurry from #17 USC Aiken, and dropped two contests Sunday on Cormell Field at Sparrow Stadium. The Pacers took the first game 10-8, and won the second game 6-2.
February 22, 2014
#17 Pacers defeat Patriots in PBC opener
Francis Marion trimmed a five-run deficit to two in the bottom of the seventh, but 17th-ranked USC Aiken responded with seven unanswered runs to claim a 12-3 victory over the Patriots, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 22) in the Peach Belt Conference baseball opener for both squads
February 20, 2014
Baseball series changed, Fireworks postponed
Due to the uncertain weather forecast for Friday and the possibility of afternoon precipitation, the Peach Belt Conference baseball series between Francis Marion University and nationally ranked USC Aiken has been pushed back a day, and Friday’s Fireworks Show presented by CarTown Kia of Florence has been postponed.
February 17, 2014
Patriot Baseball Weekly Episode 4
Jonathan Davidson and Art Inabinet are back to break down the most recent series with King! Also interviews with JD Crowe and Spencer Jordan after their big weekends. Plus game footage including Brett Fulmer's incredible game-winning catch in game 2!
February 16, 2014
Wilson’s flare helps Patriots beat King 5-2
Senior shortstop Michael Wilson’s two-out two-run bloop single behind third base plated the go-ahead runs as Francis Marion University came from behind to down King University 5-2 on Sunday (Feb. 16) and win the rubber game of a three-game baseball series.
February 15, 2014
Improbable rally lifts Patriots to DH split
Junior second baseman Brett Fulmer made a diving over the shoulder catch in shallow right field to end the game and strand three King University base runners as Francis Marion University rallied late for an improbable 12-10 win and a split of a non-conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday (Feb. 15) afternoon.
February 14, 2014
Barfield named NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week
Francis Marion University sophomore left-handed pitcher Daniel Barfield has been the National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association NCAA Division II National Pitcher of the Week for the week ending Feb. 9.
February 14, 2014
Patriot baseball set for weekend tilt with King
The Francis Marion University baseball team is set to open a three-game series against King University this weekend on Cormell Field at Sparrow Stadium in the Griffin Athletic Complex. Several other Patriot sports teams will also be in action this weekend.
February 11, 2014
FMU's Barfield earns PBC weekly award
Francis Marion University sophomore left-hander Daniel Barfield has been named the Peach Belt Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week for the week ending Feb. 9.
February 10, 2014
Patriot Baseball Weekly Episode 3
Here is the latest edition of Patriot Baseball Weekly! Jonathan Davidson breaks down last weekend's victories with Art Inabinet. Plus interviews with Cole Morris and Daniel Barfield!
February 9, 2014
Patriots earn series sweep of Saint Rose
Sophomore third baseman JD Crowe struck for three RBIs, and the Francis Marion University baseball team earned a series sweep over the College of Saint Rose with a 7-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Sparrow Stadium.
February 7, 2014
Barfield tosses no-no in sweep of Golden Knights
Sophomore left-hander Daniel Barfield tossed a seven-inning no-hitter and senior left fielder Marquis Curry drove in six runs as Francis Marion University swept a non-conference baseball doubleheader from the College of Saint Rose on Friday evening (Feb. 7), winning 18-1 and 12-0.
February 6, 2014
Patriot Baseball Weekend Preview
Jonathan Davidson and Art Inabinet preview the upcoming series with the College of Saint Rose in the second episode of Patriot Baseball Weekly!
February 3, 2014
Davenport picks up weekly honor
After batting .462 over the Patriots’ opening weekend, Isaac Davenport has been named the Francis Marion University Student Athlete of the week for the week ending February 3.
February 2, 2014
Falcons outlast Patriots 4-3
Six Pfeiffer University pitchers held the Francis Marion University hitting attack pretty much in check as the Falcons held on for a 4-3 win, Sunday night (Feb. 2) in the final game of the 2014 Carolinas Hospital System Baseball Classic.
February 2, 2014
Lenns refocuses for three-RBI day in FMU win
Junior right fielder Zac Lenns collected a pair of hits and drove in three runs to lift Francis Marion University to a 6-4 victory over Mars Hill College, Sunday afternoon (Feb. 2) on the second day of the 2014 Carolinas Hospital System Baseball Classic.
February 1, 2014
Patriots cruise to season-opening victory
Francis Marion University struck for four runs in the first inning and six in the fifth on its way to an easy 15-3 victory over Limestone College to open the season in the second game of the 2014 Carolinas Hospital System Classic, Saturday evening at Sparrow Stadium.
January 31, 2014
Patriots open baseball season this weekend
The Francis Marion University baseball team will open its 2014 campaign this weekend as the Patriots play host to the ninth-annual Carolinas Hospital System Baseball Classic.
January 29, 2014
Visit the new FMU Patriot Athletics on-line store for your 2014 shopping needs.
January 24, 2014
FMU tabbed for 7th in 2014 PBC baseball chase
Francis Marion University has been tabbed to finish seventh in the chase for the 2014 Peach Belt Conference baseball crown, according to the annual preseason poll of the league’s head coaches.
January 10, 2014
Student-Athletes Honored For Classroom Work
A total of 113 student-athletes at Francis Marion University, who earned 3.0 or higher grade point averages during the 2013 fall semester, have been named to the university’s Swamp Fox Honor Roll.
December 19, 2013
Former Patriots to enter Florence Hall of Fame
Two former Francis Marion University student-athletes are among the 2014 induction class for the Chick-Fil-A Florence Athletic Hall of Fame.
December 17, 2013
Patriot student-athletes earn degrees
Eleven former student-athletes at Francis Marion University recently earned their diplomas at the December 2013 commencement exercises.
December 4, 2013
FMU Baseball inks six during signing period
Francis Marion University baseball coach Art Inabinet announced the signing of six players during the recent early signing period.
October 16, 2013
Gray takes Game 6 and Series Win
Results from the annual Francis Marion University FALL World Series between the Blue and the Gray.
September 17, 2013
Patriot Baseball to hold 100-Inning Marathon
The Francis Marion University baseball program will hold a 100-inning marathon baseball game fundraiser on October 22.
September 15, 2013
Former FMU righty earns RPOY award
Former Francis Marion University right-handed pitcher Patrick Mincey has been named the Independent American Association's Relief Pitcher of the Year for 2013.
August 28, 2013
Patriots hold Baseball Alumni Weekend (Oct. 5-6)
The Francis Marion University baseball program will hold its 13th-annual “Baseball Alumni Weekend” with activities on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6.
August 21, 2013
FMU to host Fall Baseball Camp on Oct. 19
The Francis Marion University baseball program will hold a Fall Camp for players ages 15 and above on Saturday, Oct. 19.
August 21, 2013
Seattle Mariners Honor Longtime Patriot Trainer Spyder Webb
Recently the Seattle Mariners honored longtime FMU trainer Spyder Webb, who will be retiring following the 2013 season. In addition to serving as the Patriots head athletic trainer for 36 years, Webb spent 35 summer's as an athletic trainer in the Mariners minor league system.
August 21, 2013
FMU places 14 on D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards list
The NCAA Division II Athletics Directors Association recently announced its annual list of recipients for the Division II ADA Academic Achievement Awards – a list that includes 14 student-athletes from Francis Marion University.
August 14, 2013
Inabinet discusses signees for 2014 season
Francis Marion University baseball coach Art Inabinet recently talked with FMU's Jonathan Davidson about his 2013 recruiting class.
August 8, 2013
Former FMU OF leads Southern League in hitting
Former Francis Marion University outfielder Justin Greene now leads the AA Southern League in batting and hopes to lead the Mobile BayBears to a league championship.
August 1, 2013
Inabinet Inks Six Freshman for 2014
Francis Marion University head baseball coach Art Inabinet has announced the signing of six incoming freshman student-athletes as part of the Patriots’ 2014 recruiting class.
July 25, 2013
Patriot Baseball Adds 10 Transfers to 2014 Class
Francis Marion University baseball head coach Art Inabinet has announced the addition of 10 transfer student-athletes to the Patriots’ 2014 recruiting class.
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