2002-03 Softball News
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May 10, 2003
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 10, 2003) - Freshman Janine Sprague (Hillsborough, N.C.) ignited the East Tennessee State offense as fifth-seeded ETSU eliminated top-seeded College of Charleston, 2-0, in the semifinal game of the 2003 Southern Conference softball championships being played at Frost Stadium in Chattanooga. With the win, East Tennessee State advances to face the Lady Mocs in the championship game of the tournament....
May 10, 2003
Chattanooga, Tenn. (May 10, 2003) -- In dramatic fashion, East Tennessee State scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Chttanooga, 1-0, in the championship game of the 2003 Southern Conference tournament. ...
May 10, 2003
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 10, 2003) -- Chattanooga's Melissa Ramirez stroked a two-run double to left field in the bottom of the third inning en route to defeating East Tennessee State, 10-1, in a second and deciding game to win the 2003 Southern Conference tournament at Frost Stadium in Chattanooga. ...
May 09, 2003
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (May 9, 2003) - East Tennessee State's Danielle Spetar (Knoxville, Tenn.) hit a walk-off home run to score two in the bottom of the tenth inning as fifth-seeded East Tennessee State defeated top-seeded College of Charleston, 5-3, in game seven of the 2003 Southern Conference softball championships being played at Frost Field in Chattanooga. ...
May 09, 2003
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 9, 2003) - Chattanooga's Melissa Ramirez hit her second multi-run home run of the day in fourth inning en route to a 8-0 Chattanooga win over East Tennessee State in game eleven of the 2003 Southern Conference Softball Championships being held at Frost Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. The loss ends an eight-game winning streak for the Buccaneers. ...
May 08, 2003
Spartanburg, S.C. (May 8, 2003) -- Four members of the East Tennessee State softball team were named All-Southern Conference at the league's annual Softball banquet Wednesday night. ...
May 08, 2003
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 8, 2003) - Game one of the 2003 Southern Conference Softball Championships at Frost Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn., began Thursday morning as the sun appeared in Chattanooga for the first time in several days. Game one pitted the East Tennessee State Bucs against the Eagles of Georgia Southern, where ETSU emerged with a 4-2 victory. ...
May 06, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 6, 2003) -- East Tennessee State has garnered a No. 5 seed at this year's Southern Conference Softball Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn. ...
May 04, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 4, 2003) -- East Tennessee State defeated Appalachian State 3-2 in the regular-season finale from Metro-Kiwanis Park Sunday. ETSU finishes the season an even 24-24 overall and 10-10 in Southern Conference play, while the Mountaineers end at 15-34 (4-16 SoCon). ...
May 03, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 3, 2003) -- East Tennessee State's softball team pulled out a pair of one-run victories over Appalachian State (15-33, 4-15 SoCon) Saturday at Metro-Kiwanis Park, as the Buccaneers (23-24, 9-10) improved their current winning streak to five games. ...
April 28, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 28, 2003) - Julia McChain (Dale City, Va.) has been named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 28. McChain led the Bucs to a 2-0 record over the weekend in which East Tennessee State swept conference opponent Furman. ...
April 27, 2003
GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 27, 2003)- East Tennessee State's Lindsay Lane (Erwin, Tenn.) and Janine Sprague (Hillsborough, N.C.) each blasted two-run homers and Julia McChain (Dale City, Va.) tossed 4.2 innings of scoreless relief as the Buccaneers defeated Furman 4-0 to sweep their three-game Southern Conference series Sunday at Pepsi Stadium....
April 26, 2003
GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 26, 2003) - East Tennessee State fashioned a five-run sixth inning, including a two-run double by Miranda Byerly (Asheville, N.C.), to defeat Furman 6-3 and sweep a key Southern Conference doubleheader Saturday at Pepsi Stadium....
April 24, 2003
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2003) - East Tennessee State's road woes continued Wednesday afternoon as Tennessee Tech rallied to an 8-7 win in eight innings in the opener, then shutout the Buccaneers in game two, 1-0. ...
April 19, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 18, 2003) - East Tennessee State (18-22, 4-11 SoCon) held a commanding 7-0 lead over Georgia Southern, but the Eagles rallied back with eight runs in the top of the sixth inning to claim an 8-7 victory over ETSU from Kiwanis Park Saturday afternoon. ...
April 18, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 18, 2003) - Georgia Southern used a five run fourth inning to down East Tennessee State 5-3 in the second game Friday at Kiwanis Park, after the Buccaneers defeated GSU in the first game 4-2....
April 16, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 16, 2003) - Erwin, Tenn., native Lindsay Lane's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th inning drove in sophomore Danielle Spetar (Knoxville, Tenn.) for the game-winning run as East Tennessee State defeated Winthrop 2-1 in the first game of Friday's doubleheader at Kiwanis-Metro Park. ...
April 13, 2003
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (April 13, 2003) - Jacquie Rothey went four-for-four to lead the Cougars to an 8-1 victory over the East Tennessee State Bucs in softball action this afternoon at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, SC. ...
April 12, 2003
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (April 12, 2003) - The College of Charleston combined for 25 hits, including five from Jacquie Rothey and six from Keyta Lawson to sweep the East Tennessee State Bucs, 6-1 and 12-4, in softball action this afternoon at Patriots Point. ...
April 11, 2003
Charleston, S.C. (April 11, 2003) - East Tennessee state's doubleheader at Charleston Southern for Friday, April 11, has been cancelled due to rain. ...
April 06, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 6, 2003) - Chattanooga edged East Tennessee State 5-2 in softball action from Kiwanis-Metro Park Sunday. The Mocs' Melissa Ramirez and Lindsey Brown each went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, as ETSU fell to 16-16 overall and 3-5 in the Southern Conference. ...
April 05, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 5, 2003) - East Tennessee State (16-15, 3-4 SoCon) split Saturday's softball doubleheader with Southern Conference rival Chattanooga (23-24, 2-6 SoCon), winning the first game 2-1 in 10 innings and getting shutout 2-0 in game two from Kiwanis-Metro Park....
April 01, 2003
Johnson City, Tenn. (April 1, 2003) - Tuesday's softball doubleheader between East Tennessee State and Elon belonged to the pitchers, as ETSU (15-14) snuck past the visiting Phoenix 2-1 in extra innings in game one, while Elon's Jennifer Lamb hurled her way to a 1-0 shutout in the nightcap at Kiwanis-Metro Park in Johnson City....
March 30, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 30, 2003) - East Tennessee State's baseball game versus Wofford and softball game versus UNC Greensboro scheduled for Sunday, March 30, have been cancelled due to inclement weather....
March 29, 2003
Johnson City, Tenn. (Mar. 29, 2003) - East Tennessee State split its doubleheader with Southern Conference opponent UNC Greensboro Saturday. The Buccaneers (14-13, 2-3 SoCon) earned a 5-3 victory in game one; however, UNCG (22-7, 4-1 SoCon) bounced back in the nightcap by defeating ETSU 12-4 in six innings....
March 27, 2003
ROCK HILL, S.C. (Mar. 27, 2003) - Winthrop needed extra innings in both games to put away East Tennessee State in a softball double-header Thursday at Terry Field....
March 23, 2003
WILMINGTON, N.C. (Mar. 23, 2003) - UNC Wilmington sophomore pitcher Jamie Gostyla tossed a complete-game shutout, limiting East Tennessee State to three hits, as the Seahawks took game three of the two-day series, 2-0, Sunday in college softball action....
March 22, 2003
WILMINGTON, N.C. (Mar. 22, 2003) - East Tennessee State softball won its Southern Conference opener Saturday by defeating UNC WIlmington 8-2. The Seahawks then garnered their first confernece victory by shutting out ETSU 6-0 in game two of the doubleheader....
March 19, 2003
RADFORD, Va. (Mar. 19, 2003) -- East Tennessee State claimed a sweep over Radford University in softball action from Dedmon Center Field Wednesday. ...
March 18, 2003
ROCK HILL, S.C. (March 18, 2003) - East Tennessee State's softball team was declared co-champions of the 24-team Winthrop/Ringor Invitational this past weekend. The Buccaneers carried a 3-0 overall record in the tournament with wins over Hartford, St. John's, and Michigan State before the event was cancelled due to rain....
March 15, 2003
Rock Hill, S.C. (Mar. 15, 2003) - East Tennessee State's softball team improved to 3-0 at this weekend's Winthrop Ringor Invitational with a 9-6 come-from-behind victory over Michigan State Saturday....
March 14, 2003
Rock Hill, S.C. (March 14, 2003) - East Tennessee State's softball team opened play at the 24-team Winthrop Ringor Invitational Friday afternoon....
March 12, 2003
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 12, 2003) - Lady Vols sweep doubleheader, as Buccaneers fall 8-0, 8-3, Wednesday in Knoxville....
March 09, 2003
Bowling Green, Ky. (Mar. 9, 2003) -- East Tennessee State claimed the 2003 Big Red Blast championship by finishing the tournament at 3-1 and winning the head-to-head tie breaker with Eastern Illinois, who also finished at 3-1. ...
March 05, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 5, 2003) - East Tennessee State got a strong performance from its pitching staff to shutout Mars Hill in both games of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon from Metro Kiwanis Park in Johnson City, Tenn. ...
February 26, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2003) - East Tennessee State University's softball game versus the University of Tennessee has been postponed due to inclement weather. The doubleheader will be made up on March 12, at 3 and 5 p.m. in Knoxville. ...
February 23, 2003
Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 23, 2003) - East Tennessee State's softball team fell to Pittsburgh 3-1 Sunday, eliminating the Buccaneers from UNC Charlotte's First Pitch Classic. Junior pitcher Tiffany McVay (Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.) pitched all seven innings for the Buccaneers, allowing just two hits, while striking out eight....
February 22, 2003
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 22, 2003) - Day Two of the Charlotte 49ers softball team's First Pitch Classic has been postponed due to inclement weather. ...
February 21, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2003) - East Tennessee State softball defeated Robert Morris, 11-3, and fell to SoCon rival College of Charleston, 8-0, in Friday action of the First Pitch Classic, hosted by Charlotte from the Phillips Softball Complex in Charlotte, N.C....
February 19, 2003
Middle Tennessee State's softball team (3-3) swept East Tennessee (1-3) 5-4, 7-6 in MTSU's home opener Wednesday at Lady Raider Field in Mufreesboro, Tenn. ...
February 14, 2003
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (Feb. 14, 2003) - The East Tennessee State Buccaneer softball team opened their 2003 season by splitting a doubleheader at South Carolina State. ETSU opened the afternoon with an 11-1 victory over the Lady Bulldogs, but SCSU rebounded to take a 13-5 win in game two....
January 22, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2003) - The Southern Conference 2003 preseason softball poll and all-league teams were released on Wednesday. East Tennessee State was tabbed to finish sixth in the conference, while Chattanooga was picked to defend its title for the fourth straight year....
January 14, 2003
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2003) -- Practice is in full swing for the East Tennessee State softball team. Under the direction of new head coach, Amy Fuller , the Buccaneers look to improve from last year's 25-32 record....
December 10, 2002
Johnson City, Tenn. (December 10, 2002) - East Tennessee State head softball coach Amy Fuller announced Stephanie Gaynord has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Buccaneers next spring....
December 05, 2002
Johnson City, Tenn. (Dec. 5, 2002) - Former University of Tennessee at Martin women's softball coach Amy Fuller began her tenure as head coach of the East Tennessee State University squad this week. ...
July 25, 2002
Johnson City, Tenn. (July 25, 2002) - East Tennessee State University has begun an immediate search for the vacant position of head softball coach....
July 24, 2002
Johnson City, Tenn. (July 24, 2002) -- East Tennessee State University head softball coach Stephanie DeFeo has resigned from ETSU to accept the head coaching position at UNC Greensboro....
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 12 Southern Intercollegiate Invitational
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 12 Elon Fall Invitational
WSOC ETSU 1 F
Sep 12 George Washington 3
VB ETSU 0 Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 12 University of Utah 3
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 13 Elon Fall Invitational
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 13 Southern Intercollegiate Invitational
WGOLF Mary Fossum Invitational East Lansing, Mich.
Sep 13 7th of 15
VB ETSU 1 Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 13 Lipscomb University 3
VB ETSU 3 Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 13 Georgia Tech 2
MSOC ETSU 0 F
Sep 13 Kentucky 2
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 14 Elon Fall Invitational
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 14 Southern Intercollegiate Invitational
WSOC ETSU 4 F (2OT)
Sep 14 Howard 3
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 15 First official practice
VB ETSU 1 Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 16 Tennessee State 3
MSOC FIU 1 F
Sep 16 ETSU 2