2013-14 Softball News
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May 06, 2014
MACON, Ga. (May 6, 2014) – Capping a record-breaking senior campaign, ETSU Softball's Katie Wolff (La Grange, Texas) has been named to the All-Atlantic Sun First Team.
May 05, 2014
MACON, Ga. (May 5, 2014) – For the second consecutive season, ETSU Softball's Jackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.) has earned a spot on the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
May 04, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 4, 2014) – The playing careers of three ETSU softball student-athletes came to an end Sunday as the Bucs were beaten by league-leading No. 23 USC Upstate; however, the foundation put in place by the outgoing Class of 2014 leaves the program with a bright future.
May 03, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 3, 2014) – Senior Katie Wolff (La Grange, Texas) went a combined 4-for-6 in ETSU's two contests Saturday, raising her batting average to a team-best .400; however, ETSU was unable to overcome league-leading No. 23 USC Upstate as the Bucs suffered a pair of setbacks.
May 02, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 2, 2014) – The ETSU softball team will conclude the 2014 campaign as it hosts league-leading No. 23 USC Upstate this weekend for a three game series beginning Saturday, May 3.
April 30, 2014
BOONE, N.C. (April 30, 2014) – Due to inclement weather, ETSU Softball's non-conference finale at Appalachian State has been cancelled. The Bucs will be back in action this weekend as they host league-leading USC Upstate for a three-game series beginning Saturday, May 3.
April 29, 2014
BOONE, N.C. (April 29, 2014) – The ETSU softball team will conclude non-conference competition as it takes on Southern Conference opponent Appalachian State Wednesday, April 30 at 5:00 p.m. in Boone, N.C.
April 27, 2014
KENNESAW, Ga. (April 27, 2014) - Kennesaw State's Paige Matthews held ETSU to just two hits Sunday as the Buccaneers suffered a 4-1 road setback in the series' finale. ETSU's Casey Horner (Whitesburg, Tenn.) went 1-for-2 on the day, driving in the Bucs' lone run.
April 26, 2014
KENNESAW, Ga. (April 26, 2014) -- Senior Jackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.) homered twice as the Bucs scored 10 runs in the final two innings of Saturday's double-header finale to complete an impressive come-from-behind victory at Kennesaw State.
April 24, 2014
LYNCHBURG, Va. (April 24, 2014) - A midgame scoring barrage highlighted by four home runs helped lead ETSU to a series split with non-conference opponent Liberty Thursday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.
April 22, 2014
LYNCHBURG, Va. (April 22, 2014) - Due to inclement weather, ETSU Softball's non-conference double-header at Liberty has been postponed to Thursday, April 24, with games beginning at 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.
April 21, 2014
LYNCHBURG, Va. (April 21, 2014) – The ETSU softball team will continue its 10-game road trip Tuesday, April 22 as it takes on Liberty for a non-conference double-header in Lynchburg, Va. This season, ETSU is 12-13 in non-conference action.
April 20, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 20, 2014) – Due to adverse field conditions caused by inclement weather, Games Two and Three of ETSU Softball's three-game series with Jacksonville have been cancelled.
April 19, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 19, 2014) - A three-run, go-ahead home run in the fifth inning by senior Jackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.) helped ETSU clinch a 4-3 conference victory over Jacksonville on Saturday. Saturday's scheduled double-header will instead be played Sunday, April 20.
April 18, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 18, 2014) – After enjoying a seven-game homestand, the ETSU softball team will begin a 10-game road trip when it visits Jacksonville, Fla., to take on the Jacksonville Dolphins in a three-game series, beginning Saturday, April 19.
April 16, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 16, 2014) - Senior Jackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.) belted her team-best 14th and 15th home runs of the season Wednesday as the Bucs knocked off Southern Conference opponent Furman, 5-0, in Game Two of a non-conference double-header.
April 15, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 15, 2014) – The ETSU softball team will wrap up a seven-game homestand Wednesday, April 16 as the Bucs host Southern Conference opponent Furman for a midweek double-header, with games beginning at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.
April 13, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 13, 2014) - Senior pitcher Katie Wolff (La Grange, Texas) allowed just three earned runs through five and one-third innings of work Sunday afternoon; however, ETSU's offense mustered only two runs, as the Bucs suffered a narrow, 4-2 setback to North Florida.
April 12, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 12, 2014) - An inspired late-inning effort by the ETSU softball team helped the Bucs fend off a North Florida comeback and escape Betty Basler Field with a 6-5 win in Game Two of Saturday's Atlantic Sun double-header.
April 11, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 11, 2014) – In the midst of a seven-game homestand, the ETSU softball team will continue Atlantic Sun play as it hosts North Florida for a three-game series beginning Saturday, April 12.
April 08, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 8, 2014) - A lively home crowd was not enough to propel the ETSU softball team to victory Tuesday evening, as the Buccaneers dropped a pair of non-conference games to Appalachian State.
April 07, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 7, 2014) – The ETSU softball team will continue non-conference play as it hosts Appalachian State for a double-header Tuesday, April 8 at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
April 06, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 6, 2014) - Despite limiting Lipscomb to just five hits, the ETSU softball team was edged by the Bisons, 4-2, Sunday in the final game of a three-game Atlantic Sun series. Junior Nicole Fox (Peachtree City, Ga.) went 2-for-3 on the day, scoring twice and stealing a base.
April 05, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 5, 2014) - ETSU's pitching staff was unable to contain Lipscomb's high-scoring offense Saturday, as the Bisons combined to score 19 runs in two games, earning a pair of conference wins. The Buccaneers were outhit on the day, 18-6.
April 03, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 3, 2014) - Jackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.) and Taylor Carter (Brazil, Ind.) combined to drive in five runs, helping ETSU to a 5-1 win over Presbyterian in Game Two of Thursday's double-header. With a sixth-inning homer, Baird became ETSU's all-time leader for home runs with 26.
April 01, 2014
RICHMOND, Ky. (April 1, 2014) - The ETSU softball team let a 3-0 lead slip away in the final inning, falling, 4-3, to Eastern Kentucky in Game Two of Tuesday's double-header. The Bucs suffered a 5-0 setback in Game One, with EKU ace Leanna Pittsenbarger tossing her second career no-hitter.
March 31, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 31, 2014) – Following a series sweep of Northern Kentucky, the ETSU softball team will look to extend its three-game win streak as it travels to Eastern Kentucky Tuesday, April 1 for a non-conference double-header.
March 30, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 30, 2014)Jackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.) continued her spectacular senior campaign Sunday, March 30, slugging her 12th homer of the year, breaking ETSU’s single-season home run record, and helping lead the Bucs to a series sweep of Northern Kentucky.
March 29, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 29, 2014) – A three-run, go-ahead home run by freshman Taylor Carter (Brazil, Ind.) capped ETSU’s come-from-behind win over Northern Kentucky Saturday, March 29. The Buccaneers erased a five-run deficit, scoring six unanswered runs, to knock off the Norse.
March 28, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 28, 2014) – After a week-long break, the ETSU softball team will be back in action this weekend, hosting Northern Kentucky in Atlantic Sun play Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30.
March 25, 2014
LYNCHBURG, Va. (March 25, 2014) - Due to inclement weather, ETSU Softball's double-header versus Liberty, originally scheduled to be played Wednesday, March 26, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m.
March 23, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 23, 2014) - ETSU was unable to overcome a solid pitching performance by Stetson ace Meridith Owen, who allowed just two hits Sunday, as the Buccaneers fell to the Hatters, 11-0. Stetson left fielder Courtney Brandt went 2-for-4 at the plate with a pair of home runs, driving in five RBI.
March 22, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 22, 2014) - The ETSU softball team was unable to pick up a win Saturday, falling twice to Stetson and its high-powered offense in league play.
March 21, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 21, 2014) – Following a 6-4 win over Western Carolina Wednesday, the ETSU softball team will look to continue its winning ways as it hosts Stetson for a three-game, conference series beginning Saturday, March 22.
March 19, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 19, 2014) - Returning home to begin a five-game homestand, the ETSU softball split a non-conference double-header with Western Carolina Wednesday, falling narrowly to the Catamounts, 6-5, in Game One before winning, 6-4, in Game Two.
March 18, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 18, 2014) - The ETSU softball team will look to get back on track as it hosts Western Carolina for a double-header Wednesday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Betty Basler Field.
March 16, 2014
FT. MYERS, Fla. (March 16, 2014) - Despite senior Katie Wolff (La Grange, Texas) pitching her fourth complete game of the season, ETSU suffered a narrow, 1-0 setback to Florida Gulf Coast Sunday afternoon in Ft. Myers, Fla.
March 15, 2014
FT. MYERS, Fla. (March 15, 2014) - Florida Gulf Coast pitchers Shelby Morgan and Amanda Josie combined to allow just three earned runs in 14 innings of work as the Eagles defeated ETSU twice Saturday afternoon.
March 14, 2014
FT. MYERS, Fla. (March 14, 2014) – The ETSU softball team will continue conference play as it travels to Ft. Myers, Fla., for a three-game series with Florida Gulf Coast beginning Saturday, March 15.
March 09, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 9, 2014) - The ETSU softball team carried a 5-2 lead into the fifth inning of Sunday's rubber game with Mercer, but the Bucs were unable to stave off a Mercer comeback, falling, 9-5, in extra innings.
March 08, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 8, 2014) – Exhibiting the grit and perseverance that has come to be expected amongst the ETSU softball program, the Buccaneers bounced back from a one-sided loss earlier in the day to win game two of Saturday's conference-opening double-header versus Mercer, 11-8.
March 07, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 7, 2014) – A winner of six of its last seven contests, the ETSU softball team will begin Atlantic Sun competition as it hosts Mercer for a three-game series beginning Saturday, March 8.
March 03, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 3, 2014) - Due to inclement weather, ETSU's double-header against Eastern Kentucky in Richmond, Ky., has been rescheduled. Originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, the Bucs will take on EKU Tuesday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
March 02, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 2, 2014) - Clouds loomed over Betty Basler Field during the first few innings of ETSU's rubber game with Morehead State Sunday afternoon, but as the sun began to shine, so, too, did the Buccaneer offense, exploding for 10 runs in the final four innings to seal a 10-2 win.
March 01, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 1, 2014) – The ETSU softball team split a pair of games with Morehead State Saturday during Day One of the Buccaneer Invitational presented by Holiday Inn.
February 28, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 28, 2014) – The ETSU softball team will look to extend its four-game win streak as it hosts Morehead State for a three-game series for the Buccaneer Invitational presented by Holiday Inn. By winning seven of their first 12 games, the Bucs are off to their best start since 2010.
February 23, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2014) – The ETSU softball team picked up right where it left off after Day One of the Buccaneer Challenge presented by Holiday Inn, dominating the tournament’s second and final day. In two wins Sunday, the Bucs allowed just five total hits while outscoring their opponents, 15-0.
February 22, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2014) – Behind a powerful offensive attack, the ETSU softball team went unbeaten Saturday in Day One of the Buccaneer Challenge presented by Holiday Inn, picking up wins over Oakland and Siena.
February 21, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2014) – Playing at the familiar confines of Betty Basler field for the first time this season, the ETSU softball team will host Oakland and Siena this weekend in the Buccaneer Challenge presented by Holiday Inn.
February 16, 2014
ATLANTA (Feb. 16, 2014) – In its final game of the Panther Invitational, the ETSU softball team fell to host Georgia State, 11-5, Sunday in Atlanta.
February 16, 2014
ATLANTA (Feb. 16, 2014) - Indiana native Taylor Carter (Brazil, Ind.) shined from the mound and the batter's box Sunday afternoon, pitching a complete-game shutout, belting a home run, and driving in three runs to help ETSU beat her home-state Indiana Hoosiers at the Panther Invitational in Atlanta.
February 15, 2014
ATLANTA (Feb. 15, 2014) – On the heels of a 6-2 victory over Detroit in last weekend’s Music City Classic, the ETSU softball team suffered a pair of setbacks Saturday afternoon to begin the Panther Invitational in Atlanta, falling to Georgia Tech, 18-7, and Bowling Green, 5-4.
February 14, 2014
ATLANTA (Feb. 14, 2014) – After opening the season at the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn., last week, the ETSU softball team will continue non-conference play this weekend as it travels to Atlanta to take part in the Panther Invitational at Georgia State.
February 13, 2014
ATLANTA (Feb. 13, 2014) - Due to inclement weather, the schedule for this weekend's Panther Invitational in Atlanta has been altered. The ETSU softball team will play a pair of games Saturday, Feb. 15 at Georgia Tech, followed by two games Sunday, Feb. 16 at Georgia State.
February 09, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2014) – Four ETSU players recorded multiple hits, including a perfect 4-for-4 performance by freshman shortstop Kelsey Chernak (Ooltewah, Tenn.), as the ETSU softball team cruised to victory over Detroit, 6-2, Sunday afternoon at the Music City Classic in Nashville.
February 09, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2014) – During a bizarre day strewn with delays and frigid temperatures, the ETSU softball team split a pair of games at the Music City Classic, beating Belmont, 8-2, before losing narrowly to Butler, 3-2.
February 07, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2014) - Leaving 10 runners on base, the ETSU softball team was unable to provide solid run support for freshman pitcher Taylor Carter (Brazil, Ind.) Friday as the Buccaneers suffered a season-opening loss to Tennessee State, 3-2, at the inaugural Music City Classic in Nashville.
February 06, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2014) - Returning eight starters from last season's squad, the ETSU softball team will begin its 2014 campaign at the Music City Classic this weekend in Nashville, Tenn.
January 25, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2014) - ETSU Softball's annual winter skills camp will be held, as scheduled, Sunday, Jan. 26.
January 10, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 10, 2014) – With the 2014 season just a few weeks away, the ETSU softball team is preparing to hold its annual winter skills camp.
January 07, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 7, 2014) – As the spring semester approaches, ETSU student-athletes will look to build upon an impressive number of academic achievements during the 2013 fall semester.
November 27, 2013
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 27, 2013) – ETSU softball coach Brad Irwin has announced the additions of two high-school standouts to the Bucs’ 2015 recruiting class. Cassi Pickett (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and Kelsey Smith (Tucson, Ariz.) have signed letters of intent to join the Bucs for the 2015 season.
November 26, 2013
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 26, 2013) – With the fall athletic season completed, the ETSU softball program is preparing for the start of its regular season. Tuesday, Nov. 26, fourth-year head coach Brad Irwin released the team’s 2014 schedule.
September 20, 2013
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2013) – Due to forecasted rain, ETSU Softball’s double-header versus Mars Hill, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, has been postponed indefinitely. A makeup date and time for the games will be finalized in the near future.
July 03, 2013
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June 11, 2013
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 11, 2013) – During a press conference Tuesday inside the D.P. Culp University Center, the East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics was officially welcomed back into the Southern Conference. In addition, it was announced that ETSU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Richard Sander has signed a one-year extension with the program.
June 01, 2013
HILTON HEAD, S.C. (May 30, 2013) – East Tennessee State University, Mercer University and the Virginia Military Institute have been extended invitations to join the Southern Conference beginning July 1, 2014, SoCon Commissioner John Iamarino announced from the league’s spring meetings Thursday.
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 21 USC Upstate Fall Classic
WGOLF Lady Paladin Invitational Greenville, S.C.
Sep 21 11th of 18
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 21 UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational
SB Virginia Tech Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 21, 12:00 p.m. ETSU
SB Virginia Tech Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 21, 2:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Tennessee 3 F
Sep 21, 2:00 p.m. ETSU 0
MGOLF Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational Toledo, Ohio
Sep 22 Results
MGOLF Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational Toledo, Ohio
Sep 23 1st of 12
MSOC ETSU 2 F
Sep 23 Winthrop 4
VB Furman University 3 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 23 ETSU 0
MCC Spartan Invitational Kernersville, N.C.
Sep 26 1 of 6
WCC Spartan Invitational Kernersville, N.C.
Sep 26 1 of 6
WSOC Furman 3 F
Sep 26 ETSU 0
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 27 Game Time 101 Event (First official scrimmage)
VB ETSU 3 Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sep 27 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 1
MGOLF Jack Nicklaus Invitational Columbus, Ohio
Sep 28 Results
WSOC Wofford 0 F
Sep 28 ETSU 3
MGOLF Jack Nicklaus Invitational Columbus, Ohio
Sep 29 5th of 12