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USA softball splits doubleheader

USA softball splits doubleheader

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

April 16, 2018


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The Jaguar softball team (21- 21, 6-10 SBC) split their conference doubleheader Friday night at Jaguar Field against the University of Louisiana-Monroe (22-16, 9-8 SBC), winning the first game 6-1 and falling in the last matchup 13- 1. In the first game, freshman infielder Hannah Smith had one run,...

USA softball beats the No. 7 Florida State Seminoles

USA softball beats the No. 7 Florida State Seminoles

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

February 25, 2018


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The Jaguar softball team won 3-1 in their first game of a doubleheader Wednesday night against No. 7 Florida State University at Jaguar Field. In the game the Jags had five hits and one error to go with their three runs, while holding the Seminoles to just four hits. FSU also picked up two errors. The...

Women’s softball one run short against Alabama

Women’s softball one run short against Alabama

USAJaguars.com, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2018


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Before a sell-out crowd of 1,152 in its season opener, the University of South Alabama had its chances against No. 10/11 Alabama, but missed opportunities proved costly Thursday night as the Jaguars dropped a 1-0 decision in their season opener at Jaguar Field. South Alabama (0-1) got the leadoff...

Softball player Emily Messer drafted

Softball player Emily Messer drafted

Josh Rutledge, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

University of South Alabama softball senior third baseman Emily Messer was selected 31st overall by the Akron Racers in the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch Draft on Thursday. Messer becomes the third South Alabama softball student-athlete to be chosen in the NPF Draft in as many years, joining the like...

Softball breaks school-record SBC win streak

Softball breaks school-record SBC win streak

Josh Rutledge, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2016


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The University of South Alabama softball team played  three games this week, with Wednesday’s being canceled. Of the three games played, South won two, both by run-rule.   USA took an early lead in the first game, an 11-1 ovon the road at Georgia Southern. Haleigh Lowe's base hit scored Emily Messer for their f...

Softball sweeps fourth straight Sun Belt opponent

Softball sweeps fourth straight Sun Belt opponent

Josh Rutledge, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2016


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The University of South Alabama swept up another series this weekend against Texas-Arlington after the game against Mississippi State was canceled on Wednesday due to rain. The Jags led with three runs right off the bat in the bottom of the first. Emily Messer led off with a base hit to left fiel...

Softball sweeps Georgia State, stay second in Sun Belt

Softball sweeps Georgia State, stay second in Sun Belt

Josh Rutledge, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2016


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The University of South Alabama softball team went 3-4 this week against McNeese State and Georgia State University. On Wednesday, McNeese pulled the win over the Jaguars 2-1. USA scored first on Haleigh Lane's RBI single, which plated Haleigh Lowe, after the latter led off the inning with a base h...

USA softball sweeps App State on the road

USA softball sweeps App State on the road

Josh Rutledge, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2016


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Nearly a week after pitching the first perfect game of her career, Devin Brown tossed a no-hitter for the South Alabama softball team against Appalachian State. Brown’s no-hitter capped a week that saw the Jaguars win four times, including a sweep of the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The Jag...

Softball sweeps ULM, Brown pitches first perfect game

Softball sweeps ULM, Brown pitches first perfect game

Josh Rutledge, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2016


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University of South Alabama softball team took on the University of Louisiana Monroe this weekend. In the first game on Saturday, the Jags run-ruled ULM at the end of the fifth inning with a score of 8-0. Stephanie Pilkington lead the scoring spree in the bottom of the fifth, plating Emily Messer. In...

Softball goes 2-3 for the week

Softball goes 2-3 for the week

Josh Rutledge, Staff Reporter

February 29, 2016


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The University of South Alabama softball team took on Bowling Green on Friday. The Jaguars took it to the Falcons with a 5-0 victory. In the first inning, Stephanie Pilkington singled up center to drive home Emily Messer, then Haleigh Lane singled up left field to bring Pilkington back around for the ...

Former softball standout returns as assistant coach

Mary Alice Wilson, Sports Editor

August 23, 2015


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Hannah Campbell was hired as assistant coach and will be taking Rachele Fico's place. While playing for the Jags, Campbell became the first USA softball player to ever advance to the professional league after being drafted third overall in the 2014 NPF Draft. She was also the first ever female to...

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