Softball eliminated from softball championship tournament

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. ...


Lady Bucs fall to Cougars in tournament play

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. ...


SoCon Announces Softball All-Conference Teams, Individual Awards

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. ...


ETSU Knocks Off Georgia Southern, 5-4

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. ...


SoCon Softball Championships Return to Chattanooga

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. ...


Lady Bucs softball downs Furman 4-0

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. ...


Lady Bucs softball in conference action

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. ...


ETSU Splits With Georgia Southern

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. ...


ETSU Falls to Georgia Southern

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. ...


Lady Bucs Softball Squad Downs Cougars 3-1

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. ...


Softball Splits In Conference Action

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. ...


Lady Bucs Softball Squad Completes 2004-2005 Recruiting Class

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. ...


Lady Bucs Split at State Line Classic

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. ...


Softball Falls to Chattanooga

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. ...


Lady Bucs Softball Squad Falls to Chattanooga

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....


Softball Splits Afternoon Series With Tennessee Tech

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. ...


UNCG edges ETSU 2-1 in softball series final

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. ...


ETSU softball drops doubleheader at UNCG

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. ...


Lady Bucs drop two in softball doubleheader against Radford

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. ...


Elon outlasts Lady Bucs in extra innings Sunday to win SoCon series

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. ...


Lady Bucs split Saturday softball doubleheader with Elon

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. ...


Softball doubleheader with Radford postponed

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. ...


Lady Bucs' McVay named SoCon Player of the Week

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. ...


McVay shines on mound, at plate in 1-0 win over ASU

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. ...


Sprague's home run in Game Two gives Lady Bucs split with Appy State

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. ...


Lady Bucs split doubleheader with Winthrop

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. ...


Lady Bucs end Virginia Tech tournament on winning note

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. ...


Lady Bucs rebound for pair of wins Saturday at Virginia Tech tournament

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. ...


Live Stats available for this weekend's Hokie Classic

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 ....


Barrera named SoCon Pitcher of the Week

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. ...


Softball goes 4-1 at Ringor Invite, Gaynord earns all-tournament honors

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. ...


Buccaneers return from Sunshine State

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. ...


First game of today's softball doubleheader moved to 2 p.m. at Kiwanis Park

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....


ETSU pitchers shutout Monmouth, as Bucs sweep doubleheader

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....


East Tennessee State doesn't have any answers for Abbott, No. 11 Lady Vols

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. ...


Buccaneer softball set to face No. 11 Tennessee Wednesday afternoon in Knoxville

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 ...


Softball team wins two to conclude UT Martin Tourney

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. ...


Buccaneer softball wraps up day one of UT-Martin Tournament

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. ...


Buccaneer softball sweeps Mars Hill in home opener

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. ...


Softball home opener postponed

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....


Eight ETSU Athletes Named to SoCon Softball Preseason All-League Teams

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. ...


ETSU Softball Places Fifth in 2004 SoCon Preseason Poll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 20, 2004) - The Southern Conference released the softball preseason poll today, as selected by the conference's head coaches. ...


ETSU softball signs three recruits for 2005 season

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. ...


ETSU softball team wraps-up fall season

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. ...


NFCA recognizes ETSU Softball players

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. ...


Buccaneers go undefeated at UNC Charlotte tournament

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. ...


Softball wins Milligan Fall Classic

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. ...


Buccaneers win first game of Milligan Fall Classic

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. ...


Buccaneers to play in this weekend's 2003 Milligan Fall Classic

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. ...


Softball releases 2004 schedule

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 ...


Former Seton Hall pitcher joins Buccaneer staff

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. ...