Gamecocks defeat Georgia Tech with 9th-inning walk-off winner

Alexus Jimmerson (22) talks to Ryann Luna (26) after an at bat Tuesday against Georgia Tech. Luna hit the game-winning single in the ninth inning against the Yellow Jackets. (Katy Nowak/JSU) Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor The Jacksonville State Softball squad took a break from their OVC schedule to take on the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech Tuesday night at Choccolocco Park, and the result was … Continue reading Gamecocks defeat Georgia Tech with 9th-inning walk-off winner

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

Ready or not, here come the Gamecocks

Chris Allen Brown, Associate Editor It hasn’t been the best start to a season for Jana McGinnis and the Jacksonville State softball team this year, but this is a program with a history of coming on when it matters most. The Gamecocks, the preseason pick by many to win another Ohio Valley Conference championship, are off to a 7-12 start through 19 games. So far, JSU … Continue reading Ready or not, here come the Gamecocks

Softball earns a victory in Hattiesburg

Hannah Grant, Staff Sports Reporter The Jacksonville State Softball team fell short in the Friday and Saturday weekend series, but not before they added a win to the record book. JSU traveled to Hattiesburg, Mississippi for a three-game series against Southern Miss at the USM Softball Complex where the Gamecocks took home a single win. Southern Miss found a way to slide past JSU on … Continue reading Softball earns a victory in Hattiesburg

Softball salvages winning start to season

Daniel Mayes, Chanticleer Sports Editor The Jacksonville State Softball team won two in a row on Saturday and Sunday to finish the River City Leadoff with a winning record. The event, which was held in Jacksonville, Florida, was the first of the season for the Gamecocks, and the Gamecocks took three of five games against the field of Army West Point, Connecticut, and Jacksonville University. … Continue reading Softball salvages winning start to season

JSU Softball gears up for 2018 season

Hannah Grant, Chanticleer Sports Writer If you do not already know the six-time Ohio Valley Conference Softball champions, you may want to learn. As predicted, the 2018 OVC Preseason polls have Jacksonville State returning to the number one spot yet again with 15 first-place votes. The polls are voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. But before the OVC favorites take … Continue reading JSU Softball gears up for 2018 season

JSU easily handles Tennessee State

  Rebekah Hawkins, Associate Editor Tennessee State had no idea what they were getting into when the Gamecocks came into town, shutting them out and sweeping a doubleheader last Sunday. The Gamecocks gave the Tigers no chance to score in either of the games, winning the first 7-0 and the second 8-0. Alexus Jimmerson continued her impressive first year with three runs on the day. … Continue reading JSU easily handles Tennessee State

Gamecocks handle business against SEMO

Rebekah Hawkins, Associate Editor The Gamecocks took care of SEMO in a sweep doubleheader on Sunday. The skies were cloudy and the day was warm at University Field Sunday when Southeast Missouri came to town. The Gamecocks were on just their second set of OVC Conference matchups but boasting a 19-9 overall record. Three Gamecocks scored runs en route to the 3-1 victory in the … Continue reading Gamecocks handle business against SEMO

Gamecock softball rolls in Leon Smith Classic

Rebekah Hawkins, Associate Editor JSU handled business this weekend at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Ala. going 3-1 against opponents. After beginning their tournament with a 4-2 win against Missouri State on Friday, the Gamecocks went on to lose to Loyola-Chicago that same afternoon 2-4. They bounced back the following day with a huge 8-0 victory against the Samford Bulldogs and brought their weekend record up … Continue reading Gamecock softball rolls in Leon Smith Classic

JSU softball closes Tennessee Invitational with a win

Rebekah Hawkins, Associate Editor The Gamecocks closed out their weekend in Knoxville, Tenn. with a 3-2 win over the Bradley Braves on Sunday. The win over the Braves gave the Gamecocks a 2-2 record for the Invitational and an 11-6 record overall. It marked the first career home run for newcomer Alexus Jimmerson. Her home run gave the Gamecocks the window they needed for their … Continue reading JSU softball closes Tennessee Invitational with a win