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

Setting rivalries aside: Response to tragedy shows what makes college sports special

  Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor   Jacksonville State and Troy have been bitter rivals on fields and courts since the two universities used to “Battle for the Ol’ School Bell” beginning back in 1924. There hasn’t been much love lost between the two schools in the near century of gutting games and semi-playful insults that have been exchanged. Yet last week before the Gamecocks played the … Continue reading Setting rivalries aside: Response to tragedy shows what makes college sports special

Listen to the sirens, hymns and cries while help is on the way

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor If you listen, you can hear it. You can hear the ear-piercing alarm from an apartment building missing most of its exterior; the sounds of chainsaws slicing up fallen trees blocking the roads; the sirens from emergency vehicles racing through a dampened city. But if you listen closer, you can hear the cries for help from the students who just … Continue reading Listen to the sirens, hymns and cries while help is on the way

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

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

Editorial: Hoping Case is the biggest beneficiary of JSU’s stadium upgrade

Editorial board of The Chanticleer Decades before Eli Jenkins and Josh Barge helped fill Burgess-Snow Stadium. Or Whitney Gillespie and Taylor West mowed down opposing batters at University Field. Even before Ray Harper returned glory to the men’s basketball program. There was Rudy Abbott and Jacksonville State’s baseball program carrying the torch. Abbott coached in 1,470 games from 1970 to 2000 and led the Gamecocks … Continue reading Editorial: Hoping Case is the biggest beneficiary of JSU’s stadium upgrade

Gamecocks fall in marathon match against Austin Peay

Grant Benefield, Staff Reporter In the final game of their three-game series with conference opponent Austin Peay, the Gamecocks and Governors went 14 innings before Alex Robles hit a walk-off home run to give Austin Peay the 6-5 victory. After losing games one and two to the Governors (9-6, 3-0) 8-4 and 4-0 respectively, the Gamecocks (7-7, 0-3) looked to escape Clarksville with a W, … Continue reading Gamecocks fall in marathon match against Austin Peay