2003-04 Softball News
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May 15, 2004
CHATTANOOGA, TN -- Eighth-seeded Appalachian State continued its inspired tournament run with a 4-0 shutout of sixth-seeded East Tennessee State Saturday, advancing to face number four Elon at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the 2004 SoCon Softball Championships. ...
May 14, 2004
CHATTANOOGA, TN -- Junior hurler Rachael Stern threw a complete-game shutout while Leshe Russell and Katie Ballard combined for five hits and five RBI to lead second-seeded College of Charleston to a 7-0 victory over sixth-seeded East Tennessee State in the 2004 SoCon Softball Championships. ...
May 13, 2004
CHATTANOOGA, TN -- The Southern Conference announced its 2004 softball All-Conference teams and individual awards Wednesday night at the league's annual softball banquet. Headlining the selections was regular season champion Chattanooga, who earned league Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, and Coach of the Year honors as well as placing two student-athletes on the All-Conference first team. ...
May 13, 2004
CHATTANOOGA, TN -- Lindsay Lane (Erwin, Tenn.) went two-for-three with a home run and three RBI while pitcher Belinda Barerra (Fayetteville, N.C.) pitched three scoreless innings of relief to lead sixth-seeded East Tennessee State to a 5-4 extra-innings upset of third-seeded Georgia Southern in the first round of the 2004 SoCon Softball Championships. ...
May 12, 2004
SPARTANBURG, SC (May 11, 2004)- The 2004 Southern Conference Softball Championships will take place this Thursday through Sunday, May 13-16 at Chattanooga's Jim Frost Stadium with eight teams vying for an automatic bid to the NCAA championships. ...
May 09, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (May 8, 2004) - The East Tennessee State (28-32, 8-13 SoCon) softball squad defeated the Furman Lady Paladins (15-46, 7-13 SoCon) in timely fashion with a final score of 4-0 this afternoon at Metro-Kiwanis Park. The final game of the 2004 regular season for the Bucs showcased a top pitching performance from senior Tiffany McVay (Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.) who tied her career high with her 14 win of the season. ...
May 08, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (May 8, 2004) - The East Tennessee State (27-32, 7-13 SoCon) softball squad hosted Furman University (15-45, 7-12 SoCon) in the final home series of the 2004 regular season in a conference doubleheader at Metro-Kiwanis Park this afternoon. In front of a gathered crowd for senior day festivities, the Lady Bucs and Lady Paladins were scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning when ETSU's Tiffany McVay (Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.) reached first on an error by the Furman second baseman. After a Sheryl Clark (Bradenton, Fla.) sacrifice bunt, senior Julia Chance (Knoxville, Tenn.) sent a ball to the center field fence scoring McVay with the double. ...
May 02, 2004
STATEBORO, Ga. (May 2, 2004) - Carolynn Chin's single to right field brought in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Georgia Southern the 1-0 victory in the second game of the weekend series. Game two saw ETSU score four runs in the seventh inning to escape the series sweep with the 4-2 win. ...
May 01, 2004
STATESBORO, Ga. (May 1, 2004) - Georgia Southern's Kim Griffin launched a three-run home run to give the Eagles the 3-1 victory over East Tennessee State in game one of the SoCon doubleheader. The second game of the day was called after the fourth inning due to thunderstorms in the area. Game two, which was in a scoreless tie after four innings, will be completed prior to Sunday's scheduled game. ...
April 25, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (April 25, 2004) - Lady Bucs pitcher Belinda Barrera (Fayetteville, N.C.) pitched a one-run, complete game to give ETSU (25-29, 5-10 SoCon) the 3-1 win versus College of Charleston (35-21, 9-6 SoCon) today at Metro-Kiwanis Park. With the win, ETSU captured two victories in the three game series with Charleston and posted their fifth conference win of the season. ...
April 24, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (April 24, 2004) - Behind a bottom of the seventh stolen base by ETSU outfielder Dani Spetar (Knoxville, Tenn.), the Lady Bucs posted their fourth conference win of the season splitting a doubleheader decision with College of Charleston today at Metro-Kiwanis Park. College of Charleston (35-20, 9-5 SoCon) managed a win in game one of the twinbill 3-2 while the Lady Bucs (24-29, 4-10 SoCon) captured game two 5-4. ...
April 23, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (April 23, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University women's softball squad has completed their 2004-2005 recruiting class with four student-athletes signing national letters of intent to compete for head coach Amy Fuller and ETSU during the 2005 campaign, it was announced today. Melissa McCall (Kingsport, Tenn./Dobyns-Bennett), Briana Knight (Brier, Wash./Mountlake Terrace), Amanda Haverman (Kirkwood, Mo./Kirkwood) and Jessica Payne (Maryville, Tenn./William Blount) will all join the ETSU softball team for the 2004-2005 season. ...
April 21, 2004
BRISTOL, TENN. (April 21, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University Lady Bucs softball squad (23-28, 3-9 SoCon) split their afternoon games at the Eighth Annual State Line Classic today in Bristol, Tenn. Defeating Virginia Tech in the first game 4-2, ETSU couldn't keep their momentum as they fell to the Radford Highlanders 12-4 in the night-cap. ...
April 18, 2004
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 18, 2004) - Bryn Favor drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to give Chattanooga a 2-1 Southern Conference softball victory over East Tennessee State Sunday and complete a three-game series sweep. The win pushed UTC's winning streak to 12, which ties for the fourth-longest in school history. ...
April 17, 2004
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 17, 2004) - The Lady Bucs softball squad (22-26, 3-8 SoCon) suffered 2-1 and 3-1 setbacks in conference action versus Chattanooga today....
April 15, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 15, 2004) - Behind a complete game, one-run effort by senior pitcher Tiffany McVay (Sale Creek, Tenn.), the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (22-24, 3-6 SoCon) split their afternoon doubleheader with the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (29-20, 8-5 Ohio Valley) Thursday with a 4-3 setback in game one and a 2-1 victory in game two in non-conference action at Metro-Kiwanis Park. ...
April 10, 2004
GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 10, 2004) - Freshman Kara Clouser's two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning propelled the UNCG Greensboro softball team to a 2-1 victory and three-game series sweep over ETSU Saturday at Campus Field. ...
April 09, 2004
GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 8, 2004) - The UNC Greensboro softball team pounded out 16 hits and five home runs in a doubleheader sweep of East Tennessee State Friday afternoon at Campus Field. The Spartans edged ETSU 5-3 in game one before downing the Lady Bucs 8-1 in game two. ...
April 06, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 6, 2004) - Struggles on offense and an opportunistic Radford squad made for a perplexing combination as the East Tennessee State University softball team dropped a pair of games in a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday at Metro-Kiwanis Park. ...
April 04, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 4, 2004) - In a back-and-forth battle Sunday afternoon at Metro-Kiwanis Park, the East Tennessee State Lady Bucs rallied from a 4-0 deficit to eventually take the lead at 6-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning, but the Elon Phoenix regrouped to force extra innings and eventually collect an 8-6 victory in Southern Conference softball action. ...
April 03, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 3, 2004) - East Tennessee State scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning and Tiffany McVay (Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.) put together a complete-game victory on the mound, as the Lady Buccaneers dropped Elon 5-2 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Metro-Kiwanis Park. ...
March 31, 2004
Today's softball doubleheader between East Tennessee State and Radford has been postponed due to inclement weather. The games will be rescheduled for Tuesday, April 6. Game One is set for 2 p.m., followed by Game Two at 4 p.m. ...
March 30, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 30, 2004) - East Tennessee State's Tiffany McVay (Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.) was selected as the Southern Conference's softball Player of the Week for March 29. ...
March 28, 2004
Boone, N.C. (March 28, 2004) In a Southern Conference pitchers' duel, Appalachian State University's Jordan Arnold went the distance, allowing four hits over seven innings, but ETSU's Tiffany McVay (Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.) was better. ...
March 27, 2004
BOONE, N.C. (March 27, 2004) -- Appalachian State University's softball team scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to support Jordan Arnold's bid at a complete game and take a 7-2 victory over East Tennessee State in Game One of a Southern Conference doubleheader. In Game Two, both sides put together three-run innings, but it was a solo home run by ETSU's Janine Sprague (Hillsborough, N.C.) in the top of the seventh that won the nightcap, 4-3. ...
March 24, 2004
ROCK HILL, S.C. (March 24, 2004) - The Winthrop softball team split a double-header with East Tennessee State, Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action at Terry Field. ...
March 21, 2004
BLACKSBURG, Va. (March 21, 2004) - Powered by a five-run first inning and another solid pitching effort from sophomore Belinda Barrera (Fayetteville, N.C.), the East Tennessee State University softball team finished the Hokie Fastpitch Club Classic with a winning record thanks to a 9-1 victory over St. Francis on Sunday. ...
March 20, 2004
BLACKSBURG, Va. (March 20, 2004) - The East Tennessee State softball team rallied from a tough opening day at the Hokie Fastpitch Club Classic, picking up a pair of victories Saturday over Appalachian State and Mount St. Mary's. The team will play one final game in the tournament Sunday against St. Francis. ...
March 18, 2004
BLACKSBURG, Va. (Mar. 19-21, 2004) -- Live Stats will be available for this weekend's Hokie Classic softball tournament hosted by Virginia Tech. East Tennessee State's first game will be at 9 a.m. on Friday, Mar. 19 versus Marshall. For more tournament information and for a link to Live Stats, please click HERE ....
March 16, 2004
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Mar. 16, 2004) - East Tennessee State sophomore Belinda Barrera (Fayetteville, N.C.) has been named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 16. ...
March 15, 2004
ROCK HILL, S.C. (Mar. 12-14, 2004) -- East Tennessee State softball won its first four contests at last weekend's Ringor Invitational hosted by Winthrop before falling to eventual tournament champion, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. ...
March 10, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- East Tennessee State's softball team recently returned from the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla., where the team played in 10 games in a matter of six days. The Buccaneers went a dissapointing 3-7 on the spring trip, but earned some valuable playing experience early into the season. ...
March 10, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 10, 2004) -- Wednesday's home softball game between East Tennessee State (8-11) and Monmouth (1-2), which was originally scheduled for a 1 p.m. start, has been pushed back to 2 p.m. and will be played at Kiwanis Park located along Market Street in Johnson City, Tenn. Game two of the twinbill is scheduled to start at 4 p.m., or directly following game one....
March 10, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 10, 2004) - East Tennessee State sophomores Belinda Barrera (Fayetteville, N.C.) and Courtney Jenkins (Knoxville, Tenn.) pitched complete-game shutouts Wednesday, as the Buccaneers swept Monmouth in a doubleheader from Kiwanis Park....
February 25, 2004
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2004) -- Tennessee freshman sensation Monica Abbott capped a memorable home debut on Wednesday with both the game-winning hit and the victory in relief as 11th-rated Tennessee edged East Tennessee State, 3-2, to take both ends of a doubleheader at Tyson Park. ...
February 24, 2004
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2004) -- East Tennessee State's softball team will be looking for its first-ever win over a ranked opponent Wednesday, when the Buccaneers travel to Knoxville, Tenn. to square off with No. 11 Tennessee. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 4 p.m. at Tyson Park. LIVE STATS -- Game One Game Two ...
February 22, 2004
MARTIN, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2004) -- East Tennessee State's softball team won both of its games Sunday at the UT-Martin Econo-Lodge Tournament in Martin, Tenn. The Buccaneers cruised to a 6-1 victory over Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, then knocked off Oakland University, 1-0, as ETSU sophomore Belinda Barrera pitched a complete-game shutout and struck out 10 Grizzly batters. ...
February 21, 2004
MARTIN, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2004) -- East Tennessee State (3-2) opened day one at the UT-Martin Econo-Lodge Tournament Saturday with a 7-0 victory over St. Louis, but suffered a pair of set backs to host UTM and Indiana State each by a score of 3-2 at the Martin Recreation Complex in Martin, Tenn. ...
February 18, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2004) - East Tennessee State softball opened its 2004 season Wednesday by sweeping Mars Hill (2-7) in a doubleheader from Kiwanis Park in Johnson City, Tenn. The Buccaneers (2-0) claimed a 12-0 victory in game one followed by an 8-1 decision in the nightcap. ...
February 12, 2004
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2004) -- East Tennessee State's softball home opener against Mars Hill, which was originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 13, has been postponed due to inclement weather. The make-up date for the doubleheader has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18 beginning at 1 p.m. at Metro-Kiwanis Park in Johnson City....
January 21, 2004
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 21, 2004) -- The Southern Conference announced Tuesday its 2004 softball preseason all-conference teams, as voted on by the league's head coaches. East Tennessee State led the balloting with eight players represented. ...
January 20, 2004
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 20, 2004) - The Southern Conference released the softball preseason poll today, as selected by the conference's head coaches. ...
November 20, 2003
Johnson City, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2003) - East Tennessee State's softball program signed three players to National Letters of Intent, head coach Amy Fuller announced Thursday. The Buccaneers will welcome top prospects Brittney Lehrschall (Leland, N.C.), Brittany Richardson (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Stephanie Cope (Maryville, Tenn.) to ETSU beginning with the 2005 season. ...
October 06, 2003
Johnson City, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2003) -- Looking back on her team's performance this fall, ETSU head softball coach Amy Fuller claimed she was happy with what she saw on the field, and also knows what the Buccaneers need to do better in order to improve by spring. ...
October 03, 2003
Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 3, 2003) - Four members of the East Tennessee State softball team have been recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for their efforts in the classroom. Seniors Julia Chance (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Rhea Holler (Peoria, Ariz.), along with junior Amy Moore (Jacksonville, Fla.) have been named scholar-athletes for the 2002-03 academic year. ...
September 29, 2003
Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 27, 2003) -- East Tennessee State's softball team captured the 49ers Fall Classic hosted by UNC Charlotte on Saturday. The Buccaneers defeated UNCC and Gardner-Webb in game one and two, respectively, to advance to the championship game. ...
September 21, 2003
Johnson City, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2003) -- Playing in their first tournament since last year's runner-up finish at the Southern Conference Championships, the ETSU Buccaneers were crowned champions of the 2003 Milligan Fall Classic Saturday with a 6-1 victory over Tusculum in the championship game from Winged Deer Park in Johnson City. ...
September 19, 2003
Johnson City, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2003) - East Tennessee State's softball team opened its fall season Friday afternoon with a 5-2 victory over UVA-Wise at the 2003 Milligan Fall Classic at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City. It was the first time the Buccaneers have played competitively as a team since last year's runner-up finish in the Southern Conference tournament. ...
September 17, 2003
Johnson City, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2003) -- The Buccaneers are set to kick-off their fall season at this weekend's annual Milligan Fall Classic. The tournament is scheduled for Sept. 19-20 at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City. ...
September 09, 2003
Johnson City, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2003) -- ETSU softball has released its schedule for the upcoming 2004 season. The Buccaneers, who finished 2003 with a runner-up finish at the Southern Conference Softball Championships, will open their 2004 campaign with a home doubleheader against Mars Hill on Feb. 13. 2004 schedule ...
July 24, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 24, 2003) -- East Tennessee State softball coach Amy Fuller announced that Christina Shanko has been added to the Buccaneers coaching staff for the 2003-04 academic season. ...
MSOC ETSU 1 F
Aug 23 Virginia Tech (Exh.) 0
WSOC ETSU 5 F
Aug 24 Tennessee Tech 1
WSOC Appalachian St. 0 F (2OT)
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 3 of 11
WCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 5 of 11
VB ETSU 3 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 Morgan State University 0
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 California State University, Sacramento 3
MSOC ETSU 3 F
Aug 29 William & Mary 2
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30 UNC Charlotte 3
WSOC Campbell 2 2OT
Aug 31 ETSU 3
MSOC ETSU 2 F
Aug 31 VCU 1
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 4, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 4:00 p.m. Lehigh University