5. 23. 2014
The National Junior College Athletic Association released the winners of the 2014 NJCAA Softball Marucci Elite Hitter awards Thursday. The awards are presented to the All-America nominee from each district with the highest batting average. Student-athletes throughout the country were part of this exclusive squad and Gordon State College's Hailey Burnham was one of 16 who received the honor. The freshman shortstop from Piedmont Academy was always an offensive threat at the plate and was Head Coach Ally Carter-Hattermann's top hitter. The First Team All-Region performer finished the season with a .422 batting average. Congratulations Hailey!
5. 21. 2014
Her role was expected to be easy — just hit. Instead, Karson King has had to adjust to an unexpected and much more difficult role as the Valdosta State softball team’s No. 1 cheerleader. Bringing a big bat with her from Gordon State College, King figured to be part of the deep and talented Blazers lineup. And she was capably filling that slot each of the past two years. At least early. Then the injuries happened.
4. 29. 2014
The Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association announced their 2014 All-Region team and Gordon State College had two first team selections! Standouts Hailey Burnham and Brittany Sinkfield received the honor from the GCAA on Monday. Burnham was just a freshman but she led the league with a .422 batting average. If that was not enough, the Piedmont Academy graduate was second in homeruns with 13 while she was third in RBI's with 51. Her mark of 13 homers is a new Gordon State College record! Outfielder Brittany Sinkfield also garnered a first team selection and was a sophomore for Head Coach Ally Carter-Hattermann. Sinkfield ended her career at GSC with a .394 batting average which ranked fourth in the GCAA. She also recorded 54 hits on the season while contributing 25 RBI's and blasting seven homeruns. Congratulations Hailey and Brittany!
4. 23. 2014
Former All-Region performer Karson King held the home run title for Gordon State College the last two years as she belted 10 in one season. King went on to have a stellar softball career at Valdosta State University and is set to graduate from VSU this fall. However, that record has now been shattered as freshman standout Hailey Burnham just completed the 2014 spring outing with 13. If that was not enough, the Piedmont Academy graduate led the region with a .422 batting average and was second in RBI's with a whopping 51. What a year for an outstanding player. Congratulations Hailey!
4. 19. 2014
After a rough day on the diamond against Darton State College, there was a silver lining on Thursday for the Highlander softball team. Gordon State rebounded from two DSC losses on Wednesday to pick up two wins the following afternoon at Andrew College in Cuthbert.
4. 13. 2014
Saturday's two losses against East Georgia State College could hurt the Highlanders chances of qualifying for the region post-season tournament. It now comes down to GSC's final four games this week and it will definitely be a contrast in competition. The next scheduled contest will match the Highlanders with Darton State College who is the top team in the region. Gordon State will then finish the regular season on Thursday with Andrew College in Cuthbert. The Tigers are winless in conference play this year.
4. 10. 2014
Two more conference wins would have been great on Wednesday against Georgia Highlands but Gordon State College would let the opportunity slip away in Game Two of the doubleheader. However, GSC's first game had its own excitement in the third inning.
4. 7. 2014
Every conference series always means a lot, especially in April. The first weekend series of the month is in the bag for Gordon State College as they picked up two conference wins against West Georgia Technical College. Saturday's doubleheader would be close but the Highlanders would prevail in both contests.
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