The JSU softball team ended its three-game series against Samford with a loss on Sunday, but returned home for a victory.

The Gamecocks split the first two home games against the Bulldogs with a win and a loss.

Samford defeated the Gamecocks 7-4 in the finial game in Birmingham. The Gamecocks moved to 8-10 after their series. The first inning was empty for the Gamecocks. A quick half-inning was handed over to the Bulldogs.

Samford managed to score their first two runs of the game before a strikeout gave it back over to JSU.

Jamie McGuire scored on a throwing error in second to give JSU their first run of the game.

In the bottom of the second, the Bulldogs scored their third run to stretch their lead to two. The third inning was empty for both teams, allowing Samford to keep the lead 3-1. The Bulldogs managed two more runs in the bottom of the fourth. The Gamecocks were finally brought more runs in the fifth. Emily Woodruff homered for their second run of the game. Taylor Sloan and Ella Danes were able to score off a single, hit by Emily Church Jax State handed the ball back to Samford, having cut their lead down to a single run.

Samford managed to score another two runs, stretching their lead back to three runs. The Gamecocks had a chance to score in the top of the seventh, but came up short. The Bulldogs took the final game of their series 7-4.

Gamecocks returned home on Tuesday and defeated Kennesaw State 3-1.

KSU scored the first run of the game. It would  be their only run of the game. The Gamecocks’ Sloan scored the teams first run off of a Church single. The score remained tied until the bottom of the sixth.

Woodruff and Jordan Bullock were able to score off of a double by Denes, and a fielding error.

Jacksonville State won 3-1, bringing their overall record to 9-10. The Gamecocks next stop is the Louisville Tournament in Louisville, Ky. Beginning on March 11, they will face Illinois State, host Louisville and Dayton. The Gamecocks return home to host the UAB Blazers on March 16.

Rebekah Hawkins
Staff Reporter

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