Hampton University pitcher makes Puerto Rican National Softball Team

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Jailynn Jackson, a rising junior at Hampton University and former First Colonial High School Patriot, made the Puerto Rican National Softball Team.

Jackson led the Lady Pirates to their first ever NCAA tournament this year. The MEAC Pitcher of the Year struck out a program-record 255. Jackson ends the season with single-season program records in innings pitched (252.0), starts (39), and appearances (47). Her 26 wins are tied for the second-most in a season in program history, and Jackson’s 26 complete games are tied for third-most in program history.

The team will be playing in the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City on July 11-14, the Canadian Open in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada on July 16-22 and the Pan American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico in August.