Getting to Know James Adamson
From the current edition of the Chanticleer:
Get to know: Daniel Adamson
Issue date: 2/18/10 Section: Sports
James Adamson, that name is claimed by the Jacksonville State University starting centerfielder, who has started in 145 games for the Gamecocks since his collegiate debut in 2007.
Adamson is the son of Randy and Dawn Adamson. He has two older siblings, a brother, Ben and a sister, Erin. He lists his favorite baseball icon as Nolan Ryan and his favorite team as the Atlanta Braves. He is currently majoring in physical education. The Springville native attended Clay-Chalkville High School where in 2003, he helped Jeff Mauldin’s Cougars to the State Championship and was named the team’s Best Defensive Player his junior and senior years. He played in the North vs. South All-Star game and the East vs. West All-Star game. He also attended the Alabama Top 100 Showcase.
This will be Adamson’s fourth year playing for the JSU squad and he is expected to start in centerfield. He has continued to improve his game both offensively and defensively and is a tremendous player up the middle because of his ball-tracking ability. He earned OVC Player of the Week and OVC All-Freshman honors as a freshman in 2007 and All-OVC second-team as a junior in 2009. In his collegiate career, Adamson has had 31 doubles, 6 triples and 18 homeruns.
He looks to continue his success in 2010 and complete his career as a Gamecock with a great finish, so be sure to come out and support Adamson and the 2010 JSU Gamecocks’ team.