• Spartan Summer Baseball Update – Independence Day Edition
    July 04, 2011
    Luke Weber (Spartanburg, S.C.) belted a pair of home runs to lead Statesville to a 9-1 win over Asheville to highlight the weekly USC Upstate summer baseball report.
  • The Polls Are Open: Vote Now for the Top Division I Moments
    July 01, 2011
    In 2007-08, USC Upstate embarked on a new journey for its athletics program, transitioning its sports team from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. After four years of competing as a transitional member of Division I, Upstate is poised to receive full certification by the NCAA with all teams eligible for postseason play in NCAA and A-Sun championships.
  • Palladino plans to attend Upstate, passes on MLB
    July 01, 2011
    Big news for USC Upstate baseball. Six-foot-9, 240-pound left-handed pitcher David Palladino, a 13th round draft choice of the Los Angeles Dodgers out of high school in New Jersey, said Thursday he will come to Spartanburg and pass up the high dollars offered to play professionally.
  • Spartan Summer Baseball Update – June 27
    June 27, 2011
    Tyler Cook (Bloomington, Ill.) was 3-for-5 with five RBI against Oakville to highlight the weekly USC Upstate summer baseball report.
  • Former Spartan Bradley Blanks Signed by Milwaukee Brewers
    June 25, 2011
    Former USC Upstate pitcher Bradley Blanks has signed a professional contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and is currently a member of the Brevard County Manatees, the Brewers’ Class-A Advanced Affiliate of the Florida State League. Blanks signed with the Brewers on June 18th and was designated for assignment a day later.
  • Former Northwestern player breaks season hits record at USC Upstate
    June 23, 2011
    His first three years of playing college baseball, Blake Green's career moved along at a slow simmer. This year, he turned up the heat.
  • Spartan Summer Baseball Update – June 20
    June 20, 2011
    Anthony Vacca (Fonthill, Ontario) reached base four times against Brampton and scored four runs to highlight the weekly USC Upstate summer baseball report.
  • Spartan Summer Baseball Update – June 13
    June 13, 2011
    Trey Richardson (Lakeland, Fla.) batted .636 for the week while Anthony Vacca (Fonthill, Ontario) tallied four RBI in one game to highlight the weekly USC Upstate summer baseball report.
  • Anatomy of a Record: Green’s 95 Base Knocks
    June 10, 2011
    After a season in which he broke the program’s single-season hits record, USC Upstate’s Blake Green was honored with a postseason award by head coach Matt Fincher to honor Green’s accomplishment.
  • Baseball Raids Sunshine State to Round Out Recruiting Class
    June 08, 2011
    USC Upstate head baseball coach Matt Fincher announced today the signing of seven additional players for the class of 2015. Six of the seven recent signees hail from the State of Florida.
  • Upstate Signee Palladino Taken in 13th Round of MLB Draft by Dodgers
    June 07, 2011
    Incoming Spartan David Palladino (Emerson, N.J.) heard his name called on day two of the 2011 MLB First Year Player Draft as he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 13th pick in the 13th Round (404th overall pick).
  • Spartan Summer Baseball Update – June 6
    June 06, 2011
    Rising senior Austin Liput (Oviedo, Fla.) was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run against Winter Haven to highlight the weekly USC Upstate summer baseball report.
  • Green Named First-Team All-Conference
    May 24, 2011
    After a season in which he broke USC Upstate's single-season school-record for hits, senior outfielder Blake Green (Rock Hill, S.C.) has been named First-Team All-Conference announced today by the Atlantic Sun Conference.
  • Spartans down Campbell, 5-1, in Season Finale
    May 20, 2011
    USC Upstate senior Blake Green (Rock Hill, S.C.) posted four hits in five at bats with two runs as the Spartans downed the homestanding Campbell Camels, 5-1, on Friday afternoon at Taylor Field.
  • Bumgardner’s 3-for-5 Effort Leads Spartans to Doubleheader Split
    May 19, 2011
    On Thursday night at Taylor Field, USC Upstate scored five unearned runs in the top of the eighth to surge ahead for good en route to a 8-3 win over Campbell in the second game of the doubleheader. Campbell claimed the first game by a score of 11-1.
  • Closing Time: Spartans Set for Season Finale at Campbell
    May 18, 2011
    When the final out is recorded in the series finale on Friday between USC Upstate and Campbell, the Spartans will say a pair of goodbyes. The three-game conference tilt will be the final series between the Spartans and the Camels as members of the Atlantic Sun as Campbell will officially join the Big South on July 1.
  • Baseball Drops Doubleheader to Mercer
    May 15, 2011
    In the series finale, Austin Liput (Oviedo, Fla.) picked up his eighth triple of the season to notch the game at 3-3, but Mercer rallied for a 5-3 win over the Spartans. USC Upstate dropped the first contest to the Bears by a score of 11-3.
  • Green Becomes Upstate’s New Single-Season Hits Leader
    May 14, 2011
    With a two-out single in the bottom of the sixth, USC Upstate’s Blake Green (Rock Hill, S.C.) picked up his school-record 84th hit of 2011, however it was the visiting Mercer Bears that claimed a 13-6 win in the series opener.
  • Spartans Set for Final Home Series of 2011
    May 13, 2011
    USC Upstate is set for its final three home games of the season as they welcome pre-season Atlantic Sun favorite Mercer to Harley Park for a trio of contests beginning on Saturday evening at 5:00 p.m. Following Saturday’s single game, the two teams will wrap-up the series with a doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 1:00 p.m.
  • Weber Ties School Record as Spartans down Bulldogs, 8-5
    May 11, 2011
    On Wednesday night, Spartan rookie Luke Weber (Spartanburg, S.C.) became just the third player in program history to tally 20 doubles in a single season and USC Upstate claimed an 8-5 victory over The Citadel at Fluor Field.
  • Thunderstruck: Spartans, Terriers Combine for 18 Runs Following 56-Minute Delay
    May 10, 2011
    After the first two games of the season took nearly four hours, it wasn’t too surprising that USC Upstate and Wofford had another four hour affair, this time, the Spartans were victorious, 12-7, in a game taking 4:04.
  • Spartans to Face Wofford and The Citadel in Final Non-Conference Games of 2011
    May 09, 2011
    The Spartan baseball team will begin its final week of games in the Upstate with a 6:00 p.m. game on Tuesday evening against cross-town rival Wofford. Following Tuesday’s game, USC Upstate will battle The Citadel at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C. at 7:00 p.m.
  • Spartans Explode for 13 Runs and 20 Hits, Earn Doubleheader Split
    May 07, 2011
    For the first time since May 9, 2009, the USC Upstate baseball team tallied 20 hits in a game as it claimed a 13-9 win in the series finale on Saturday afternoon at Stillwell Stadium. Kennesaw State claimed the first game of Saturday’s twinbill, 4-3.
  • Baseball Falls to Kennesaw State in Series Opener
    May 06, 2011
    Josh Carr hurled a complete game, limiting the Spartans to just two hits and seven total base runners as Kennesaw State scored 10 runs on 11 hits en route to the series opening win on Friday night at Stillwell Stadium.
  • Baseball Set for Weekend Series at Kennesaw State
    May 05, 2011
    It has been nearly three weeks since the Spartans took the field against an A-Sun foe, but beginning Friday night at Kennesaw State, the USC Upstate baseball team will begin a two-week stretch in which they play a total of 11 games, nine of those against conference foes.
  • Green Picks up Career Hit Number 200, but Spartans Fall to Hokies
    May 04, 2011
    In the top of the sixth inning, Blake Green (Rock Hill, S.C.) delivered a two-out RBI single up the middle to collect career hit number 200, however it was the Virginia Tech Hokies that claimed a 6-4 victory on Wednesday night at English Field.
  • Spartans, Hokies Set for Midweek Clash
    May 03, 2011
    The Spartan baseball team will return to action on Wednesday evening when they play their lone midweek game at Virginia Tech with first pitch slated for 5:30 p.m.
  • Tickets on Sale Now for Upstate vs. The Citadel at Fluor Field
    May 02, 2011
    On Wednesday, May 11, the USC Upstate baseball team will play its third and final game of the season against The Citadel, this time the game will take place at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C., with first pitch slated for 7:00 p.m.
  • DeCecco’s Gem Leads Spartans to Saturday Split at The Citadel
    April 23, 2011
    USC Upstate starting pitcher Scott DeCecco (Cape May Courthouse, N.J.) carried a no-hitter into the fifth and improved to 4-5 on the season as the Spartans claimed a 6-2 victory over The Citadel in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Riley Park.
  • Spartans, Bulldogs Washed Out on Friday
    April 22, 2011
    Due to continuous rain showers along the South Carolina coast, Friday afternoon's contest between USC Upstate and the Citadel has been postponed. The two teams will play a doubleheader beginning on Saturday at noon.
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