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T-Day, baseball, softball and HOF ceremony

Published 7:52am Monday, April 15, 2013

It will be a busy week on the campus of Troy University. T-Day game, baseball galore, softball and the induction of the 2nd Troy University Sports Hall of Fame class.

FOOTBALL

The T-Day game is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The final scrimmage of the spring will give us a good idea of what we can expect in 2013… or will it? Currently, Daron White is taking the majority of the snaps at running back with Michael Lindsey and Brandon Burks also seeing some time. Khary Franklin and Brandon Knight are also in the mix. Remember though, newcomers like Josh Anderson and Jordan Chunn have yet to arrive so things could change.

Corey Robinson looks good at quarterback and Troy needs him to have a senior-like season if they hope to return to a bowl game.

Defensively, the secondary is banged up with safeties Chris Pickett and Camren Hudson both out with shoulder injuries. Don’t be shocked if the offense puts up some big numbers on Saturday. Robinson threw a 95-yard touchdown pass to Eric Thomas in the team’s last scrimmage this past Saturday.

I’ll have position-by-position breakdowns of the entire team as the week progresses.

BASEBALL

Troy’s baseball team will look to get back on track after dropping two-of-three to Western Kentucky. The Trojans watched as the Hilltoppers erased a 6-1 deficit and eventually take Game 3 of the series, 7-6, in 10 innings. On Saturday, WKU, trailing 4-3, scored a run in the fifth and sixth inning to down Troy, 5-4.

The Trojans (24-11, 8-7 Sun Belt) are very much still in the conference hunt. Troy will host Alabama A&M on Tuesday and Wednesday in midweek action. Both games are scheduled for a 6 p.m. start. Arkansas-Little Rock pays a visit to Riddle-Pace Field over the weekend for a three-game conference series.

HALL OF FAME

Troy University will induct eight former student-athletes into the Troy University Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday at Trojan Arena.

John Archer (men’s basketball), John “Doc” Anderson (track & field/cross country; administration), Bobby Enslen (football), Chan Gailey (football), Danny Grant (football), Joyce Sorrell (women’s basketball; administration), Willie Tullis (football) and Lawrence Tynes (football) will all be added to the Troy Hall of Fame.

The ceremony is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL

The Troy (19-23, 7-7 Sun Belt) softball team will play host to UAB on Tuesday at 5 p.m. and Western Kentucky over the weekend. The Troy-WKU series will begin with a doubleheader starting at noon on Saturday.

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