The JSU softball team put their 25th win of the season in the record books as they defeated Alabama State 6-1 Tuesday afternoon.
Emily Woodruff led the way in runs with two. Jordan Bullock, Ella Denes, Caitlyn Sapp and Stephanie Lewis also contributed to the win with one run each.
It didn’t take JSU long to score their first runs of the game. At the bottom of the first, with help from Sara Borders and Bullock, Woodruff scored her first run of the game. Not long after, Bullock was behind her with her own run.
With no score from Alabama State as they moved into the bottom of the second, Lewis homered as soon as she stepped up to bat. It put the score 3-0 in JSU’s favor.
Again with help from a Borders’ double, Woodruff scored her second run to put the Gamecocks up by four.
The third inning proved fruitless for both teams. Finally, as the fourth inning began, Alabama State scored on a Carly Evans homer. It was their only run of the game.
The Gamecocks wouldn’t score again until the bottom of the fifth when Sapp sent a home run up and scored. Right behind Sapp was Denes who bumped the score up to 6-1 in Jacksonville State’s favor. It would prove to be the final runs of the game as both Alabama State and JSU went scoreless in the sixth.
The Hornets went into the seventh hanging onto hope but it was quickly stifled. The Gamecocks would walk away with the victory.
JSU moves to 25-11 on the season and 8-3 in conference play. At the moment, they sit second in the OVC standings just behind SIUE. The Gamecocks head to Cookeville, Tenn. next to play Tennessee Tech in a three-game series starting April 11 at 1 p.m.