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Fortner completes first season for Jacksonville State

Trey Fortner, a 2017 graduate of Gloucester High School, recently completed his first season as a member of the baseball team at Jacksonville State University in Alabama as the Gamecocks fell to the Ole Miss Rebels in the NCAA regional finals in front of 10,000 fans.

Jacksonville lost the opener to Ole Miss before clawing its way back to the finals with wins over Illinois and Clemson. Fortner was chosen to pitch game four where a win would have pushed the Gamecocks to one win away for a super regional berth. 

Fortner wiggled in and out of trouble, getting out of two bases-loaded jams in the first two innings while giving up only one run. A ground ball double play ended the first inning and a strikeout ended the second inning.

Fortner was relieved in the third inning. The hard-throwing right-hander touched 90 miles per hour on his fastball throughout his 2.1 innings of work. Jacksonville State earned its regional slot by winning the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament with a 10-3 ...

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