Gamecocks take two out of three over SEMO

Grant Benefield, Staff Sports Writer After taking a tough sweep last weekend against Tennessee Tech, JSU baseball got back on track with a series win over OVC opponent Southeastern Missouri. The Gamecocks (18-14, 8-7) kicked off the series against the Redhawks (16-20, 11-7) with a double-header on Friday, winning the opener easily behind a dominant start from Garrett Farmer, then finishing the day in walk-off … Continue reading Gamecocks take two out of three over SEMO

JSU drops OVC opener with Austin Peay

Grant Benefield, Sports Reporter After opening the 2018 season to a hot 9-3 record, Gamecock baseball stumbled in its first OVC series of the year, dropping two of three to Austin Peay by scores of 7-4, 7-6, before winning the final game 13-0. Game one of the weekend series started well for the Gamecocks (10-5, 1-2). In the bottom of the third, designated hitter Trent … Continue reading JSU drops OVC opener with Austin Peay

Gamecocks take weekend series over FIU

Grant Benefield, Sports Reporter JSU baseball took a weekend trip to Miami for a three game series with Florida International. The Gamecocks took two-out-of-three—both wins coming in extra innings. Game one of the series featured plenty of free baseball, with the Gamecocks (8-3) and Panthers (5-6) holding a 6-6 stalemate from the seventh inning until the twelfth when Jacksonville State exploded for 6 runs to … Continue reading Gamecocks take weekend series over FIU

Gamecock baseball falls to Samford

Grant Benefield, Staff Sports Reporter After opening the season with a three-game sweep over Southern Illinois, Jacksonville State suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of the Samford Bulldogs 9-3.  The Gamecocks (3-1) struggled mightily at the plate on Tuesday night in Samford (2-2), notching just two hits total—both by Gamecock catcher Nic Gaddis.  Samford on the other hand, did not. The Bulldogs struck early and often, … Continue reading Gamecock baseball falls to Samford

JSU baseball goes deep for opening series sweep

Grant Benefield, Staff Sports Reporter Gamecock baseball opened its 2018 campaign in convincing fashion with a three-game sweep over Southern Illinois by scores of 7-4, 10-9, and 6-0, in which the Gamecocks hit seven total home runs. JSU kicked off its season Friday afternoon in Choccolocco Park in Oxford. Sophomore first baseman Andrew Naismith delivered the first Gamecock runs of the year with a two-run … Continue reading JSU baseball goes deep for opening series sweep

Gamecocks come back on Senior Day

Grant Benefield, Chanticleer Sports Writer After trailing the entire second half, the Gamecocks rallied in the fourth quarter to take the lead with just 0:02 remaining and defeat OVC opponent Tennessee State. The wild finish to Saturday’s game at Pete Mathews Coliseum came when freshman guard Taylor Hawks scored an and-1 layup that brought the Gamecocks (15-10, 9-5) within 1. Hawks would convert the ensuing free … Continue reading Gamecocks come back on Senior Day

Gamecocks (finally) to return home in 2018

Grant Benefield, Staff Sports Writer With the first official practice already in the books, hype for Jacksonville State baseball’s 2018 campaign is in full swing. After playing their entire home schedule at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, AL, last season, the Gamecocks will be more than eager to return to campus. And the wait for the much-anticipated new stadium project is nearly complete, with Rudy Abbott … Continue reading Gamecocks (finally) to return home in 2018

Gamecocks right the ship against SEMO

Grant Benefield , Chanticleer Sports Reporter After dropping their two previous OVC matches against Eastern Kentucky and UT Martin, the Jacksonville State women’s basketball team got back in the win column with a 55-48 victory over Southeast Missouri at home on Saturday. Their thirteenth win of the season is an important milestone for the Gamecocks (13-8, 7-3 OVC), as it matches their previous season’s win total (13-15). … Continue reading Gamecocks right the ship against SEMO

Gamecocks can’t hang late with ‘Noles

Grant Benefield, Chanty Sports Reporter JSU women’s basketball faced their first of two Power-five opponents on the 2017-18 docket Sunday, and fell 75-51 to the visiting 18th ranked Florida State Seminoles. Despite the loss, the Gamecocks (1-1) gave the ‘Noles (2-0) all they could handle in the first half of play, and even led FSU 17-13 after the first period. Much of the Gamecocks’ first half … Continue reading Gamecocks can’t hang late with ‘Noles

Women’s Basketball impresses in preseason exhibition against Alabama-Huntsville

Grant Benefield, Chanty Sports Reporter In a final tune-up before kicking off their regular season on the 10th, Jacksonville State women’s basketball defeated Alabama-Huntsville 63-47 at home on Sunday. Despite having to replace three of last year’s starters and welcome seven new faces to the team, the Gamecocks exercised superb ball control against the Chargers, taking 72 shots to UAH’s 42 and surrendering just nine turnovers … Continue reading Women’s Basketball impresses in preseason exhibition against Alabama-Huntsville