BRISTOL, Va. - Jeremy Christian and the baseball staff at Virginia Intermont College announce the signing of Daniel Wagner to a national letter of intent. Wagner is a standout right handed pitcher at Daniel Boone High School in Grey, Tn.
"We're very excited to sign a pitcher of Daniel's caliber," said Christian. "He's extremely polished; locates three pitches and consistently pounds the zone. He's a great student and a fine young man and will have a wonderful career in the black and gold."
Daniel is the son of Rick and Deborah Wagner. He plans on majoring in marketing.
"Daniel has a huge upside. We are going to work him hard in the weight room and add some weight to his frame. He already has the ability to consistently repeat his delivery and is mechanically sound for a high school senior. Daniel's best days of baseball are definitely ahead of him."
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Virginia Intermont baseball team finished the season nearly doubling their win total from the 2012 season and reached new heights in the program's history under second year Head Coach Jeremy Christian as the Cobras finished runner-up in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship held at Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport, Tenn.
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Virginia Intermont baseball team is on their way to Championship Friday in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament at Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport, Tenn., after they defeated the Bryan College Lions in extra innings, 5-4.
The Cobras (29-17) will either play No. 1 Tennessee Wesleyan College or No. 5 Reinhardt University at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon. VI will play Tennessee Wesleyan if the Bulldogs defeat Reinhardt Thursday night. If TWC falls to Reinhardt, an elimination game will be played at 1:30 p.m. to determine a winner out of the A Bracket of the AAC Tournament. The winner of the elimination game, if TWC loses Thursday night, will play VI.
This is the first trip to a conference championship for the Virginia Intermont baseball team since 1997. This is the third post season victory for Jeremy Christian and his first trip to the championship game as Head Coach of Virginia Intermont in his second year.
Virginia Intermont Head Coach Jeremy Christian addresses the Cobras baseball team after their 11-9 win against Union College Wednesday night. Virginia Intermont will play tomorrow at 5 p.m. in Kingsport, Tenn., at Hunter Wright Stadium against the winner of the Union College/Bryan College game happening at 11 a.m. Thursday morning.
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Virginia Intermont Cobras put together another double digit hit game in the Appalachain Athletic Conference Tournament as they racked up 11 runs off 14 hits on the No. 2 seeded Union College Bulldogs, winning 11-9. The win places them in the winner's bracket finale. Union moves to an elimination game at 11 a.m. against the No. 7 seeded Bryan College Lions who Union defeated on Tuesday, 9-4. The Cobras will play the winner of that contest in a 5 p.m. match up Thursday afternoon at Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport, Tenn.
BRISTOL, Va. – The Virginia Intermont Cobras baseball team had two players, Seth Davis and Andrew Jessup, named to the Appalachian Athletic Conference All-Conference team Tuesday afternoon. This is the first time in both their careers where they have received the All-Conference team honor. The Cobras also showed off their skills in the classroom as five members of the baseball team were named to AAC All-Academic Team for 2013.
Justin Hutton went nine innings for the Cobras on Tuesday, striking out three batters and forcing 12 groundball outs in the Cobras 7-1 victory over St. Andrews University.
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Virginia Intermont Cobras baseball team started the Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament off right with a convincing win Tuesday afternoon as they took down the No. 3 seeded St. Andrews University Knights, 7-1. The Cobras were backed by a stellar day on the mound from senior Justin Hutton and an even better day from the Cobra offense which put together 16 hits against the Knights pitching staff.
BRISTOL, Va. – Final pairings for the Appalachian Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament have been determined as the Virginia Intermont Cobras will be the No. 6 seed in this year's AAC tournament at Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport, Tenn.
VI will be grouped in the B Bracket that includes No. 2 Union College, No. 3 St. Andrews University and No. 7 Bryan College The A Bracket features No. 1 seeded Tennessee Wesleyan College, who will play the winner of the No. 9 Point University and No. 8 Montreat College contest (Monday, 5 p.m.), and No. 4 Milligan College and No. 5 Reinhardt University.
The Cobras will be matched up with No. 3 St. Andrews University in the first-round, which will be played at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon after the conclusion of No. 5 Reinhardt and No. 4 Milligan College game beginning at 11 a.m. Should VI win that game, they will play the winner of the Union College/Bryan College match up Wednesday at 5 p.m.
BRISTOL, Va. – A heartbreaking finish to game one for the Cobras deflated the black and gold as they tried to steal one game from the No. 9 Tennessee Wesleyan College Bulldogs in hopes of solidifying their number three seed in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament next week in Kingsport, Tenn.
Virginia Intermont lost game one, 1-2, and got behind early in game two eventually falling, 1-11.
Andrew Jessup was lights out in game one, and so was the defense behind the senior from Claudeville, Va., as the Cobras held the defending national champion Bulldogs to just two hits through five innings in game one. Whether it was diving catches in the outfield from Brandon Palmer (Bristol, Tenn.) or Jessup's five strikeouts, VI had the Bulldogs in check for a majority of the first game.
WISE, Va. - The Virginia Intermont Cobras baseball team won a mid-week non-conference match up with their Southwest Virginia rival, UVA-Wise in Wise, Va., Tuesday afternoon, 7-4.
Jeff Stack picked up the win for the Cobras going 3.1 innings striking out four batters and held the Cavaliers scoreless allowing just three hits. Stephen Harrison got the start for the Cobras going 3.2 innings allowing two runs and getting three strikeouts. Sam McWhorter wrapped up the game for the Cobras going two innings striking out three batters and allowing two runs off three hits.
The Cobras put the first runs up on the board in the contest when they scored two runs in the top of the second inning. Tyler Richardson (Bristol, Va.) singled up the middle, stole second and advance to third on a wild throw from the Wise catcher. He scored on Roberto de Santiago‚s ground out to the shortstop to give VI the early lead. Brandon Palmer scored later in the inning with two outs thanks to another Wise error.