Furman University’s 20-sport athletics program enjoyed a record setting 2017-18 campaign with a 73rd place finish among 291 NCAA Division I qualifying schools in Learfield Sports’ Directors’ Cup competition, whose final results were announced today.
Furman captured its third-straight straight Germann Cup and finished third in the Commissioner’s Cup standings, it was announced on Tuesday by the Southern Conference at its annual league meetings in Hilton Head, S.C. The Germann Cup and Commissioner’s Cup are awarded annually to the Southern Conference schools fielding the league’s best all-around women’s and men’s sports programs, respectively.
Ryan Simpler pitched a complete game and Cade Gilbert drove in a pair of eighth inning runs to lift No. 6 East Tennessee State past No. 7 Furman, 5-2, in a Southern Conference Tournament elimination game Thursday afternoon at Fluor Field.
Samuel Strickland fired six innings of two-hit shutout baseball and Wyatt Burns finished it off with three scoreless frames to power No. 2 seed Samford to a 4-0 blanking of No. 7 seed Furman in Southern Conference Tournament opening round action Wednesday afternoon at Fluor Field.
Furman’s Tuesday evening home game versus Gardner-Webb has been canceled due to current and forecasted inclement weather in the Upstate and will not be rescheduled, Paladin head coach Brett Harker has announced.
John Michael Bertrand pitched six strong innings and Furman used a pair of big innings at the plate to beat East Tennessee State, 9-4, in Southern Conference baseball action Sunday afternoon at Thomas Stadium.
Grant Schuermann hurled a complete game and Jabari Richards and Jason Costa both homered to help Furman claim a 6-5 victory over East Tennessee State in Southern Conference baseball action Saturday afternoon at Thomas Stadium.
Caleb Longley went 4-for-5, homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in five runs, and East Tennessee State left the yard six times in beating Furman, 15-2, in the opening game of a Southern Conference baseball series Friday evening at Thomas Stadium.
Furman’s baseball team plays its final road series of 2018 season this weekend when it travels to Johnson City, Tenn., to face East Tennessee State in a three-game set beginning with Friday’s 6:30 p.m. contest at Thomas Stadium.
Nik Verbeke pitched six effective innings and Furman pounded out 18 hits to roll past Western Carolina, 13-4, in the opening game of a weekend Southern Conference baseball series Friday evening at Latham Stadium.
Making its first appearance in Latham Stadium since Apr. 14, Furman returns to action on Friday when it opens a three-game Southern Conference series against Western Carolina. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m.
Riding a strong fall athletics season that saw three of its teams qualify for NCAA competition and with at least two more squads preparing for post-season play this spring, Furman is poised to make a run at its best ever finish in the Learfield Director’s Cup competition, according to recently released standings.
Jordan Beatson pitched six shutout innings and collected his first win in a starting role in leading Furman to a 6-1 triumph over The Citadel in Southern Conference baseball play Sunday afternoon at Joseph P. Riley Park.
Furman scored six runs in the 10th inning to secure an 11-5 opening game win of a Saturday Southern Conference doubleheader at The Citadel but committed a season high five errors in dropping game two, 6-1.
Furman’s baseball team returns to Southern Conference play this weekend with a three-game series against arch-rival The Citadel beginning with a Saturday doubleheader at Joseph P. Riley Park in Charleston. First pitch for the twinbill is set for 1:00 p.m.
Carmen Mlodzinski hurled seven innings of three-hit, two run ball and Carl Cortes belted a three-run home run to help power 25th-ranked South Carolina past Furman, 10-2, in baseball action Tuesday evening at Fluor Field in downtown Greenville.
Furman University's baseball program has ranked among the nation's leaders over the last several years in support of the Vs. Cancer fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) in its fight against childhood cancer, and on Tuesday night it will continue with the team’s head shaving event following the Paladins’ 7:00 p.m. clash against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Fluor Field.
Furman’s baseball team will make its final regular season appearance at Fluor Field on Tuesday when it plays host to South Carolina in a 7:00 p.m. contest that will highlight the University’s “Dins Day” 24-hour celebration of all things Furman, as well as the dedication of the new “Furman On Deck” picnic pavilion at the ballpark.
Bret Huebner went 4-for-5 to pace a season high 22-hit effort, and John Michael Bertrand earned the victory in his first weekend pitching start in Furman’s 19-1 pounding of VMI in a Southern Conference, run-rule seven-inning contest Sunday afternoon at Gray-Minor Stadium.