2005-06 Softball News
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May 13, 2006
BOCA RATON, Fla. (May 13, 2006) - Junior Stephanie Gaynord (Manassas, Va.) and senior Jessica Lonsinger (Dale City, Va.) both earned spots on the Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team, following their outstanding performances at this weekend's A-Sun Softball Tournament. The fifth-seeded Lady Bucs fought their way to a third-place finish, falling a game short of the championship contest....
May 12, 2006
BOCA RATON, Fla. (May 12, 2006) - Senior Jessica Lonsinger (Dale City, Va.) cracked a two-run single in the sixth inning, lifting the Lady Bucs to a 5-3 victory over Campbell in the Atlantic Sun Softball Tournament, Friday at FAU Softball Stadium. ETSU, one of just three teams still in the running for the conference crown, will now face top-seeded Stetson at 7 p.m. this evening....
May 12, 2006
BOCA RATON, Fla. (May 11, 2006) - Top-seeded Stetson tacked on a pair of runs in both the fourth and fifth innings on its way to downing the resurgent ETSU softball team, 5-2, on Friday evening at FAU Softball Stadium. The Lady Bucs end the 2006 campaign with a 22-36 overall mark, while the Hatters move to 44-15, going into tomorrow's Atlantic Sun championship game....
May 11, 2006
BOCA RATON, Fla. (May 11, 2006) - With just five hits scattered throughout the entire game, the ETSU softball team fell to Florida Atlantic in a 1-0 pitcher's dual in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Tournament, Thursday at FAU Softball Stadium....
May 11, 2006
BOCA RATON, Fla. (May 11, 2006) - Thanks to a five-run third inning, the fifth-seeded ETSU softball team topped six-seed Gardner-Webb, 5-0, in the Atlantic Sun Championship Tournament, Thursday at FAU Softball Stadium. Freshman Jessie Hackworth (Clinton, Tenn.) led the charge with a three-run homerun in the third, sealing the ETSU victory....
May 10, 2006
BOCA RATON, Fla. (May 10, 2006) - After finishing the regular season winning seven of its last eight, the ETSU softball team has drawn the fifth seed in the Atlantic Sun Tournament, and will begin play at 11 a.m., on Thursday, May 11. The Lady Bucs are set to face second-seed and host school Florida Atlantic in the first round of the double-elimination competition....
May 09, 2006
MACON, Ga. (May 9, 2006) - Freshman Mary Catherine Vercoe (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) has been named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen Team, announced by conference offices on Tuesday. Vercoe, who has played in 53 of the Lady Bucs' 54 games this season, has emerged as both a top hitter and pitcher during her rookie campaign....
May 08, 2006
MACON, Ga. (May 8, 2006) - Junior Stephanie Gaynord (Manassas, Va.) has been named Atlantic Sun Softball Player of the Week, announced by conference offices on Monday. The award is the second in-a-row for Gaynord, and the third for the Lady Bucs this spring....
May 06, 2006
BOCA RATON, Fla. (May 6, 2006) - Tickets are now on sale for the 2006 Atlantic Sun Conference Softball Championships, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, May 11-13, at FAU Softball Stadium on the campus of Florida Atlantic University....
May 05, 2006
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2006) - With the score locked at 0-0 going into the eight inning, the ETSU softball team rallied to pick up the 7-0 win over Lipscomb in game one of Friday's two-game tilt at Draper Diamond. The Lady Bucs carried the momentum into the nightcap, claiming the 4-2 decision in their final series of the regular season....
May 01, 2006
MACON, Ga. (May 1, 2006) - For the second time in as many weeks, a member of the ETSU softball team has claimed Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honors, with junior Stephanie Gaynord (Manassas, Va.) picking up her first conference accolades of the season on Monday. Gaynord helped the Lady Bucs to a 3-1 week, hitting .500 for the week, including a trio of homeruns....
April 29, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 29, 2006) - The ETSU softball team split its Atlantic Sun doubleheader with Gardner-Webb on Saturday, dropping the opener 7-5, but rebounding in the nightcap with a 4-3 victory, at Metro-Kiwanis Park. ETSU now stands at 18-34, 7-11 in conference play, while GWU finishes the series at 12-36, 7-13 in the A-Sun....
April 25, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 25, 2006) - The ETSU softball team's series against Gardner Webb, on Saturday, April 29, has been pushed back to a 4 p.m. start time. Game two of the doubleheader will follow at approximately 6 p.m. The series is the final home stand of the season for the Lady Bucs, who will also hold Senior Day festivities prior to game time....
April 25, 2006
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 25, 2006) - The ETSU softball team completed its second-straight Atlantic Sun Conference sweep on Tuesday, downing Belmont in decisive fashion, 7-2, and 13-2, at Aquinas Field. Junior Stephanie Gaynord (Manassas, Va.) starred at the plate, posting four hits, four runs batted in, four runs scored, and two homeruns on the doubleheader....
April 24, 2006
MACON, Ga. (April 24, 2006) - Sophomore Amanda Haverman (Kirkwood, Mo.) has been named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week, following an outstanding performance in Sunday's doubleheader sweep over conference-leader Stetson. Haverman, who shares this week's honor with North Florida's Ashley Parenteau, is the first ETSU softball player to earn A-Sun recognition this season....
April 23, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 23, 2006) - Sophomore Amanda Haverman (Kirkwood, Mo.) went 3-for-5, with seven runs batted in, and two runs scored in Sunday's doubleheader, as the ETSU softball team swept Atlantic Sun leading Stetson, 4-1, and 7-4, at Metro-Kiwanis Park. Senior Janine Sprague (Hillsborough, N.C.) also had a stellar afternoon, going 3-for-5, with four RBI and three runs scored, as the Lady Bucs posted their first A-Sun sweep of the season....
April 22, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 22, 2006) - Sunday's ETSU softball doubleheader against Stetson, initially slated for 12 p.m., has been pushed back to a 1 p.m. start time, with the day's second game to begin at approximately 3 p.m., at Metro-Kiwanis Park....
April 20, 2006
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 20, 2006) - The ETSU softball team's two-game series against Belmont, originally scheduled for this afternoon, has been postponed due to inclement weather in the Nashville area. The Atlantic Sun doubleheader has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, April 25, beginning at 2 p.m. CST, at Belmont's Aquinas Field....
April 18, 2006
BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 18, 2006) - Behind solid pitching and an eight-run fourth inning, Virginia Tech downed ETSU, 8-2, at the 10th Annual Stateline Classic, at Whitetop Creek Park. The Hokies move to 31-13 following the non-conference win, while the Lady Bucs fall to 13-33, in their 11th-straight defeat....
April 15, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 15, 2006) - Mercer picked up a pair of victories on Saturday, downing ETSU, 7-4, and 12-5, in Atlantic Sun softball action at Metro-Kiwanis Park. The Bears fended off a late ETSU charge in game one, outlasting the Lady Bucs in eight innings. Mercer carried the momentum into game two, riding a six-run second inning to victory....
April 13, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 13, 2006) - The Florida Atlantic pitching staff scattered just four hits over two games, while the potent Owl offense pounded out 25 hits in Thursday's 7-2, and 12-1 victories over ETSU at Metro-Kiwanis Park. With the doubleheader sweep, FAU improves to 19-21 overall, 6-4 in the Atlantic Sun. The Lady Bucs fall to 13-30, 2-8 in conference, dropping their eight-consecutive decision....
April 10, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 10, 2006) - Campbell used a pair of late-inning rallies to deal the ETSU softball team an Atlantic Sun doubleheader sweep, 5-2, and 7-2, Monday afternoon at Metro-Kiwanis Park. With the victories, Campbell ups its record to 25-21, 7-3 in conference play, while ETSU falls to 13-28 overall and 2-6 in the A-Sun after sufferings its sixth-straight setback....
April 06, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 6, 2006) - ETSU softball's Atlantic Sun series versus Campbell, originally scheduled for Saturday at Metro-Kiwanis Park, has been postponed due to the inclement weather expected in the Tri-Cities area this weekend. The doubleheader has been rescheduled for Monday, April 10, with game one starting at 2 p.m....
April 05, 2006
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (April 5, 2006) - No. 5 Tennessee peppered the ETSU pitching staff for 23 hits and 20 runs in two games on its way to a doubleheader sweep on Wednesday, as the Lady Vols handed the Lady Bucs 10-2, and 10-0 losses, at Tyson Park. The powerful Lady Vols allowed just six ETSU hits in the series, ending both games in five innings. UT improves to 35-4 on the spring, while ETSU drops to 13-26....
April 01, 2006
ROCK HILL, S.C. (April 1, 2006) - Winthrop pounded ETSU for 25 hits and 17 runs in two games on Saturday, as the Eagles topped the Lady Bucs in softball action, 8-6, and 9-6, at Terry Field. With the pair of victories, Winthrop improves to 24-18 on the year, while ETSU falls to 13-23....
March 30, 2006
BOONE, N.C. (March 30, 2006) - The ETSU softball team (13-22) picked up a pair of victories over Appalachian State (14-18) on Thursday, topping the Mountaineers 5-1, and 11-6, at Watauga High School. Junior Stephanie Gaynord (Manassas, Va.) recorded a monster 3-for-4 performance in game two, including two home runs and a double, to end the game with six runs batted in, and two runs scored....
March 28, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 28, 2006) - The ETSU softball team used an eight-run fourth inning, and three homeruns to pummel Western Carolina (22-12), 16-6, in the opening game of Tuesday's doubleheader at Metro-Kiwanis Park. Strong base running led the Lady Bucs (11-22) to a 4-1 victory in the nightcap, as ETSU scored its first two runs, including the game winner, on WCU miscues....
March 26, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 26, 2006) - ETSU softball pounded Jacksonville for nine hits and eight runs in game one, notching the 8-0 decision over the Dolphins, Sunday at the JU Softball Complex. Jacksonville rebounded in the day's second game, closing out the series with an 8-3 victory. ETSU is now 9-22, 2-4 in conference action, while Jacksonville stands at 18-24, 2-2 in the A-Sun....
March 24, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 24, 2006) - The ETSU softball team captured its first Atlantic Sun win of the season on Friday, downing North Florida, 4-0, in the series opener at the UNF Softball Complex. The Ospreys got the last word, however, upending ETSU, 1-0, in the nightcap. ETSU stands at 8-21, 1-2 in the A-Sun following the split, while UNF stands at 15-15, 1-1 in league play....
March 20, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 20, 2006) - The ETSU softball doubleheader against Western Carolina, originally schedule for Tuesday, has been postponed due to inclement weather in the area. The games have been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28, starting at 1 p.m., at Metro-Kiwanis Park....
March 18, 2006
KENNESAW, Ga. (March 18, 2006) - The ETSU softball team got its first taste of Atlantic Sun play on Saturday, falling to Kennesaw State 5-1, and 4-3, at the Bobbie Bailey Athletic Complex. The Owls moved to 22-11 overall, 2-0 in the A-Sun, thanks to strong pitching that gave up just eight hits in two games. ETSU drops to 7-20 on the year, 0-2 in conference....
March 16, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 16, 2006) - Kelsey Anderson hurled a two-hit shutout in game one and slammed a three-run homerun in game two, helping the Eastern Kentucky softball team to 6-0, and 9-3 victories over ETSU, Thursday at Metro-Kiwanis Park. EKU improves to 12-10 on the season, while the Lady Bucs fall to 7-18....
March 12, 2006
ROCK HILL, S.C. (March 12, 2006) - The ETSU softball team suffered a 4-3 setback at the hands of UNC Wilmington on the final day of action at the Adidas/Winthrop Invitational. Following a 3-2 performance on the weekend, the Lady Bucs stand at 7-16 overall....
March 11, 2006
ROCK HILL, S.C. (March 11, 2006) - The ETSU softball team plated six runs in the fourth inning on its way to downing UNC Greensboro, 8-4, Saturday at the Adidias/Winthrop Invitational. The Lady Bucs then downed College of Charleston, 4-3, to advance to Sunday's championship round. ETSU improves to 7-15 with the pair of wins....
March 10, 2006
ROCK HILL, S.C. (March 10, 2006) - Freshman Mary Catherine Vercoe (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) picked up her first win of the season on Friday, helping the ETSU softball team to a 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh at the Adidias/Winthrop Invitational. The Lady Bucs then suffered a heartbreaker at the hands of Ohio, falling 3-2 in nine innings. Following Friday's split, the Lady Bucs are now 5-15 for the season....
March 08, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 8, 2006) - The ETSU softball team took a 4-3 extra-inning victory in game one of a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday against Radford, but the Highlanders rebounded to split the twin bill thanks to a power-hitting attack that resulted in an 8-0 Radford win in the nightcap at Metro-Kiwanis Park....
March 07, 2006
ATLANTA, Ga. (March 7, 2006) - Sophomore Amanda Haverman (Kirkwood, Mo.) was named the Buzz Classic all-tournament team, announced by Georgia Tech on Tuesday. Haverman had a stellar four games at the plate last weekend, hitting .538 in 13 at bats....
March 04, 2006
MARIETTA, Ga. (March 4, 2006) - The ETSU softball team finished play at the Georgia Tech Buzz Classic on Saturday, falling to Marshall, 6-4, and Connecticut, 5-1. After going 1-3 on the weekend, the Lady Bucs failed to qualify for bracket play, which commences on Sunday morning. ETSU now stands at 3-12 on the season....
March 03, 2006
MARIETTA, Ga. (March 3, 2006) - Up 5-0 in the top of the sixth, the ETSU softball team fended off a late charge by Austin Peay, thanks to a walk-off two-run homerun from Amanda Haverman (Kirkwood, Mo.) in the bottom of the seventh, to earn the 7-6 win, Friday at the Atlanta Marriot Buzz Classic in Marietta, Ga. The Lady Bucs luck ran out later in the day, however, as the club suffered an 11-2 loss at the hands of host Georgia Tech....
February 26, 2006
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (February 26, 2006) - The ETSU softball team suffered a pair of defeats in the final day of the Panera Bread Classic, dropping a 3-2 decision to Virginia, and an 11-2 drubbing to Bowling Green. ETSU managed only one win in six games at Chattanooga, falling to 2-10 on the season....
February 25, 2006
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (February 25, 2006) - The ETSU softball team (2-8) snapped its eight-game losing skid on Saturday, crushing A-Sun foe Belmont, 16-6, at the Panera Bread Challenge, hosted by UT-Chattanooga. The win came after a 5-3 loss to Miami (Ohio) earlier in the day....
February 24, 2006
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (February 24, 2006) - The Lady Bucs softball team fell in a pair of games on Friday, suffering setbacks to Maine, 6-4, and UAB, 13-3, at the Panera Bread Classic, hosted by UT-Chattanooga. ETSU continues to struggle in the early season, dropping its seventh-straight decision to fall to 1-7. Maine moved to 2-0 on the season, while UAB improved to 3-1....
February 19, 2006
STARKVILLE, Miss. (February 18, 2006) - The Lady Bucs' softball team came up winless through rain and miserable conditions at the Bulldog Classic this weekend, dropping Sunday decisions to Tennessee State, 1-0, and to host Mississippi State, 6-0. With the setbacks, ETSU falls to 1-5 on the season. Freshman Mary Catherine Vercoe (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) highlighted the weekend, finding a spot on the all-tournament team....
February 18, 2006
STARKVILLE, Miss. (February 18, 2006) - ETSU softball's pair of Saturday games at Mississippi State's Bulldog Classic have been cancelled due to inclement weather in the Starkville area. The Lady Bucs dropped decisions to both Tennessee State and host Mississippi State yesterday afternoon....
February 17, 2006
STARKVILLE, Miss. (February 17, 2006) - Behind an outstanding pitching performance from Samantha Hurst and Jessica Sesson's triple in the top of the eighth inning, Tennessee State rallied back to defeat East Tennessee State in extra innings, 5-2, in game two of the 2006 Bulldog Classic....
February 15, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (February 15, 2006) - The ETSU softball team opened its season with a 7-6 decision over Furman, Wednesday afternoon at Metro-Kiwanis Park. The Lady Bucs used a sixth-run second inning to secure the game one win, while the victory was also highlighted by a lead-off homerun by Stephanie Gaynord (Manassas, Va.) in the bottom of the first. The Paladins rebounded in the afternoon's second game, however, topping the Lady Bucs, 8-2....
February 13, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (February 13, 2006) - The ETSU spring sports season is about to hit full swing, as the Lady Bucs softball team is set to open its season, Wednesday, February 15, when Furman comes to Metro-Kiwanis Park. The first pitch of the double header is slated for 1 p.m., with the second game to follow at 3 p.m....
November 16, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 16, 2005) - The ETSU softball team recently announced that Arica Klubeck has signed a national letter of intent to join the Lady Bucs for the 2006-07 season. Klubeck is also the first signee under first-year head coach Andrea Roberts ....
October 20, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 20, 2005) - First year head coach Andrea Roberts and the East Tennessee State softball team are set to hold the Blue/Gold intersquad game this weekend at Metro-Kiwanis Park. The first game of the double-header is slated for 10 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 22, and will be followed by a lunch break, with food provided by the Hot Dog Hut of Kingsport. The day's second contest will follow....
October 12, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 12, 2005) - The East Tennessee State softball team has announced the scheduling of its Blue/Gold game, set for Saturday, October 22. The first game of the doubleheader is slated for 10 a.m., at Metro-Kiwanis Park....
September 22, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 22, 2005) -The ETSU women's softball team enjoyed a break from fall practice earlier this week to donate their time to the Special Olympics. The girls spent their morning at Leisure Lanes bowling with members of their own team, as well as children and adults from the Special Olympics....
September 13, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 13, 2005) - Newly appointed head coach Andrea Roberts and the East Tennessee State softball team have announced a clinic, featuring Buccaneer coaches and players, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24....
July 08, 2005
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 8, 2005) - Former Buccaneer player Andrea Roberts has been named the new head softball coach at East Tennessee State University, announced by the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics on Friday....
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 20, 12:00 p.m. Jacksonville State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College