Jacksonville State is prepared for a couple of marquee matchups for both baseball and softball during the next week.
Softball begins play in the Chanticleer Challenge in Myrtle Beach, S.C. today hosted by Coastal Carolina. There, JSU will face strong competition, including the host Chanticleers along with Southern foes Appalachian State and Furman.
Next Tuesday, the Gamecocks finally come home for their home opener on the renovated University Field. Last weekend the players got to see and move into their new locker room and are ready to use the new sucken dugouts. Tuesday’s home opener will be the 21st game of the season for Jax State.
The team hosts Ball State and will be sporting a “White-Out” theme.
Baseball also has a big series on the horizon, opening league play this weekend at Rudy Abbott Field against UT-Martin. JSU has won all three of their season series so far.
After the 17 inning maranthon last Sunday, coach Jim Case limited his pitchers last night at Samford to ensure everyone is ready for the Skyhawks’ series.
Next Tuesday is also a special night for baseball as they go on the road to play in-state foe UAB. The game will be played at Regions Field, the new home of the Birmingham Barons.