2014-15 Softball News
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June 24, 2015
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (June 24, 2015) – The Southern Conference released its academic honor roll for the 2014-15 academic year with 160 ETSU student-athletes being honored.
June 12, 2015
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (June 12, 2015) – Forty-five ETSU student-athletes earned spots on the Spring 2015 Academic All-Southern Conference team, the league office announced Friday.
June 02, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 2, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released information on its summer camps.
May 07, 2015
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 7, 2015) - Seventh-seeded ETSU fell to sixth-seeded UNC Greensboro Thursday, 5-2, at Frost Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn., eliminating the Buccaneers from the Southern Conference Softball Championship and closing the book on their 2015 campaign.
May 06, 2015
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 6, 2015) - Despite loading the bases in three consecutive innings, the ETSU softball team was edged by second-seeded Samford, 3-1, Wednesday in the opening round of the SoCon Softball Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn.
May 05, 2015
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 5, 2015) - ETSU's Cassi Pickett (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and Kelsey Smith (Tucson, Ariz.) each earned spots on the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team, the league announced Wednesday.
May 05, 2015
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 5, 2015) - A winner of three of its last four contests, the ETSU softball team will begin play in the 2015 Southern Conference Softball Championship Wednesday, May 6 at Frost Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. The seventh-seeded Bucs will take on No. 2 Samford at 12:30 p.m.
May 03, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 3, 2015) - The ETSU softball team concluded regular-season play Sunday, with the Bucs falling to league opponent Mercer, 8-3, at Betty Basler Field in Johnson City. Despite the setback, ETSU won the three-game series, two games to one, after sweeping Saturday's doubleheader.
May 02, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 2, 2015) - ETSU defeated league opponent Mercer twice Saturday, as the Bucs notched their third-consecutive one-run win; however, unlike Wednesday's 14-13 victory at App State, ETSU didn't merely hold on to earn the wins...
May 01, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 1, 2015) - Fresh off a 14-13 victory versus App State, the ETSU softball team will welcome league opponent Mercer to Betty Basler Field this weekend for a three-game series. ETSU will honor its outgoing senior class prior to Sunday's 12:00 p.m. start.
April 29, 2015
BOONE, N.C. (April 29, 2015) - ETSU recorded a season-high 16 hits in Wednesday's doubleheader finale at App State as the Bucs came from behind to best the Mountaineers in non-conference action in Boone, N.C. The twin bill, which ETSU split with App State, marked the Bucs' final regular season road trip of the year.
April 28, 2015
BOONE, N.C. (April 28, 2015) - The ETSU softball team will visit Boone, N.C. Wednesday, April 29 for a non-conference doubleheader versus Sun Belt opponent Appalachian State.
April 26, 2015
GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 26, 2015) - The ETSU softball team concluded a three-game, Southern Conference series at UNC Greensboro Sunday, with the Bucs suffering a 7-2 setback. ETSU will visit Appalachian State for a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday, April 29.
April 25, 2015
GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 25, 2015) - ETSU was unable to contain UNC Greensboro's high-powered offense during Saturday's doubleheader, as the Spartans narrowly edged ETSU, 12-10, in Game One, and topped the Bucs, 11-3, in Game Two. The third and final game of the Southern Conference series will take place Sunday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m.
April 24, 2015
GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 24, 2015) - ETSU will visit Greensboro, N.C., this weekend for a three-game series versus league opponent UNC Greensboro. Due to forecasted inclement weather, Saturday's doubleheader has been moved up to an 11:00 a.m., start time.
April 18, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 18, 2015) - ETSU's offense was held in check by Furman's freshman ace, Lindsey Bert, Saturday, as the SoCon Freshman of the Year candidate tossed her 23rd complete game of the season en route to leading the Paladins to a 12-0 win in six innings.
April 17, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 17, 2015) - The ETSU softball team suffered a pair of one-run losses to league opponent Furman Friday, falling, 2-1, in Game One of the day's doubleheader, and 7-6, in Game Two after rallying from a 4-0 deficit to force extra innings. Nearly half of ETSU's losses this season have come by two runs or fewer.
April 17, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 17, 2015) - ETSU's Friday doubleheader versus league opponent Furman is set to begin at 4:00 p.m., after enduring a one-hour delay due to logistical complications.
April 17, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 17, 2015) - The start of Friday's ETSU Softball doubleheader versus Furman has been indefinitely delayed due to logistical complications. Additional updates will be released as they are made available. Additionally, Sunday's single game series finale has been moved to Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m.
April 16, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 16, 2015) - The ETSU softball team will resume league play this weekend as the Bucs host SoCon opponent Furman for a three-game series. ETSU and Furman will play a doubleheader Friday, April 16, and a single game Sunday, April 18.
April 14, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 14, 2015) - A record-setting crowd at Betty Basler Field wasn't enough to lead ETSU past perennial regional power Tennessee Tuesday as the 12th-ranked Lady Vols used a seven-run third inning to help notch an 11-0 victory.
April 13, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 13, 2015) - The ETSU softball team will welcome No. 11 Tennessee to Betty Basler Field Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m., for a non-conference contest. Stadium seating for the game is sold out, however, standing room only viewing options will be available in the outfield for $5.00 for general public and free for ETSU students.
April 13, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 13, 2015) - Stadium seating for ETSU's non-conference rematch versus No. 11 Tennessee, set for Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Johnson City, is sold out. Standing room only viewing options will be available in the outfield for $5.00 for general public and free for ETSU students with a valid student ID.
April 04, 2015
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 4, 2015) - The ETSU softball team wrapped up a three-game series in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, falling to one of the Southern Conference's hottest teams, Samford, 4-1.
April 01, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 1, 2015) - ETSU split a non-conference doubleheader versus Radford on Wednesday, earning a 5-3 victory in the day's opening game before succombing to a Radford rally in Game Two and falling, 7-6. ETSU and Radford also split a pair of games during ETSU's Holiday Inn Invitational in early March.
March 31, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 31, 2015) - After splitting a pair of games with Radford earlier this season, ETSU will welcome the Highlanders back to Johnson City on Wednesday for a non-conference doubleheader at Betty Basler Field.
March 29, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 29, 2015) - The ETSU softball team suffered a pair of losses to Southern Conference opponent Chattanooga Sunday, falling, 5-2, in Game One of the day's doubleheader before suffering a narrow, 5-4, loss in the series finale.
March 28, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 28, 2015) - ETSU's offensive attack was held in check Sunday by Chattanooga righthander Taylor Deason, the SoCon's leader in earned runs average. Deason allowed just two hits en route to helping Chattanooga to an 11-0 win in six innings at Betty Basler Field in Johnson City.
March 27, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 27, 2015) - The ETSU softball team will open a five-game home stand this weekend as the Bucs host in-state foe Chattanooga for a three-game series. ETSU and Chattanooga will play a single game Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m., before playing a doubleheader Sunday, March 29, with games beginning at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
March 26, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 26, 2015) - The ETSU softball team has altered its weekend schedule, moving its doubleheader versus Chattanooga to Sunday, March 29. ETSU will play a single game versus Chattanooga Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m., before hosting the Mocs for a doubleheader Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
March 24, 2015
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 24, 2015) - No. 15 Tennessee's Erin Gabriel pitched the 13th perfect game in program history Tuesday, and the second no-hitter of her career, as the Lady Vols defeated ETSU, 10-0, in five innings at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.
March 24, 2015
MOREHEAD, Ky. (March 24, 2015) - ETSU Softball's Wednesday doubleheader at Morehead State has been cancelled due to anticipated inclement weather and field conditions.
March 23, 2015
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 23, 2015) - The ETSU softball team will visit in-state foe No. 15 Tennessee Tuesday, March 24 before traveling to Morehead, Ky., to take on Morehead State in a doubleheader Wednesday, March 25.
March 22, 2015
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (March 22, 2015) - Western Carolina senior righthander Jordan Garrett tossed a complete-game, two-hit shutout Sunday en route to leading the Catamounts over ETSU, 8-0, in six innings in Cullowhee, N.C.
March 21, 2015
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (March 21, 2015) - ETSU Softball opened its Southern Conference slate with a doubleheader split at Western Carolina Saturday, winning a back-and-forth, 12-inning contest in Game One, 12-10, before being edged, 7-5, in Game Two.
March 20, 2015
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (March 20, 2015) - The ETSU softball team will look to reenter the win column this weekend as the Bucs open Southern Conference play, visiting Western Carolina for a three-game series.
March 17, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 17, 2015) - ETSU led perennial regional power USC Upstate for six innings Tuesday before the Spartans rallied to deal ETSU a 4-3, extra-inning loss in Game Two of Tuesday's doubleheader. ETSU suffered a 5-0 setback in Game One.
March 16, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 16, 2015) - On the heels of a doubleheader split versus Eastern Michigan, ETSU will host former Atlantic Sun cohort USC Upstate Tuesday, March 17 for a pair of games set to begin at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.
March 15, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 15, 2015) - A six-run first inning highlighted by a Bethany Cowart (Ringgold, Ga.) grand slam propelled ETSU to a commanding, 14-4 victory in Game One of Sunday's doubleheader versus Eastern Michigan. The Bucs were edged in extra innings in Game Two, 7-4.
March 14, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 14, 2015) - ETSU's game versus Eastern Michigan Saturday, March 14 has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The Bucs will host EMU for a doubleheader Sunday, March 15, with games beginning at 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.
March 13, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 13, 2015) - The ETSU softball team will play inside the friendly confines of Betty Basler Field for the first time this season as the Bucs host Eastern Michigan for a three-game series Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15.
March 11, 2015
CLINTON, S.C. (March 11, 2015) - The ETSU softball team split non-conference contests Wednesday, losing to Presbyterian, 6-4, before earning a 5-4 win in the second game of the doubleheader.
March 10, 2015
CLINTON, S.C. (March 10, 2015) - The ETSU softball team will continue non-conference play Wednesday, March 11 as the Bucs visit Clinton, S.C., for a doubleheader versus Presbyterian. After starting the season 0-4, ETSU has won eight of its last 12 contests.
March 10, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 10, 2015) - The ETSU softball program has added a non-conference series versus Eastern Michigan to be played in Johnson City Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, in addition to altering the playing sites for the home-and-home series with Tennessee.
March 08, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 8, 2015) - The ETSU softball team concluded play in the three-team Holiday Inn Invitational Sunday, edging Tennessee Tech, 5-4, before falling to Radford, 9-0.
March 07, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 7, 2015) - One month into the season, the ETSU softball team played in Johnson City for the first time. ETSU, the host of this weekend's three-team Holiday Inn Invitational, split a pair of games Saturday, finishing on both sides of late-inning rallies.
March 06, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 6, 2015) - Having won six of its last eight contests, the ETSU softball team is set to host the Holiday Inn Invitational, a three-team tournament to be be played Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at the ETSU Campus Recreation Facility in Johnson City.
March 01, 2015
SAVANNAH, Ga. (March 1, 2015) - ETSU Softball's final day of competition in Savannah, Ga., has been cancelled due to rain. The Bucs, who were scheduled to play University of Maryland-Baltimore County before Sunday's cancellation, will be back in action next weekend as they host the three-day, four-team Holiday Inn Invitational in Johnson City.
February 28, 2015
SAVANNAH, Ga. (Feb. 28, 2015) - The ETSU softball team split a pair of non-conference games in Savannah, Ga., Saturday, knocking off Morehead St., 10-1, in five innings before being edged, 7-5, by University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
February 27, 2015
SAVANNAH, Ga. (Feb. 27, 2015) - After a nearly two-week, weather-induced hiatus, the ETSU softball team will be back in action this weekend as the Buccaneers travel to Savannah, Ga., to take on Morehead State and University of Maryland-Baltimore County in non-conference play. The Buccaneers have won five of their last six contests.
February 26, 2015
SAVANNAH, Ga. (Feb. 26, 2015) - Due to inclement weather, this weekend's Holiday Inn Classic to be hosted by ETSU has been cancelled. ETSU will instead travel to Savannah, Ga., along with Morehead State, UMBC (Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County), and potentially one other team for a series of non-conference games.
February 21, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2015) - After helping ETSU to wins in five of six contests last week, ETSU shortstop Latosha Rectenwald (Whitesburg, Tenn.) was named College Sports Madness SoCon Player of the Week.
February 18, 2015
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2015) - Due to inclement weather in Clarksville, Tenn., this weekend's originally-scheduled softball tournament at Austin Peay University has been cancelled. ETSU was set to partipate in all three days of the tournament, which was planned to take place Friday through Sunday.
February 14, 2015
GREENVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 14, 2015) - ETSU concluded play in East Carolina's Pirate Clash invitational Saturday, falling to Marshall, 3-0, before defeating East Carolina, 9-8.
February 13, 2015
GREENVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 13, 2015) - The ETSU softball team earned a pair of wins Friday in the Pirate Clash invitational at East Carolina University, extending its win streak to four.
February 12, 2015
GREENVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2015) - Following a midweek sweep of Gardner-Webb, the ETSU softball team will look to extend its two-game win streak as the Buccaneers visit Greenville, N.C., to take part in the five-team Pirate Clash invitational at East Carolina University.
February 10, 2015
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (Feb. 10, 2015) - Just two days after falling victim to late-game heroics in a 5-4 loss at Campbell, ETSU flipped the script, using a two-run seventh inning to seal a come-from behind win over Gardner-Webb. ETSU went on to sweep the Bulldogs, taking both games of the double-header.
February 09, 2015
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (Feb. 9, 2015) - The ETSU softball team will continue non-conference play Tuesday, Feb. 10 as the Buccaneers travel to Boiling Springs, N.C., to take on Gardner-Webb in a non-conference double-header with games beginning at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
February 08, 2015
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (Feb. 8, 2015) - Deadlocked after six innings, the ETSU softball team used a two-run seventh, highlighted by a Mykeah Johnson (Cohutta, Ga.) go-ahead home run, to take a 4-2 lead over Campbell; however, the hometown Fighting Camels responded with some dramatics of their own...
February 07, 2015
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (Feb. 7, 2015) - Despite leading, 5-1, after three innings, ETSU was unable to fend off a Presbyterian rally Saturday afternoon, falling, 6-5, to the Blue Hose in the Bucs' second game of the Hampton Inn Invitational at Campbell University.
February 06, 2015
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (Feb. 6, 2015) - The ETSU softball team will open its 2015 campaign this weekend as the Buccaneers travel to Buies Creek, N.C., to take part in the Hampton Inn Invitational at Campbell University.
February 03, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2015) - With the softball season quickly approaching, Taylor Carter (Brazil, Ind.) and Kelsey Chernak (Ooltewah, Tenn.), two of ETSU’s 16 returners, have earned Preseason All-SoCon Second Team honors from College Sports Madness.
January 17, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2015) - Launched by the White House in September, the "It's On Us" campaign is an initiative aimed at ending sexual assaults on college campuses. Join the Buccaneers in taking the pledge by visiting itsonus.org.
December 23, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2014) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics wishes its Buccaneer fans across the world Happy Holidays!
December 05, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 5, 2014) - ETSU Softball will host its annual Winter Skills Camp Jan. 24 and 25 inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center. The camp will feature three separate sessions, and will include instruction from ETSU Head Coach Brad Irwin, the ETSU softball coaching staff, as well as ETSU players.
November 18, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2014) - ETSU Softball head coach Brad Irwin has announced the Bucs' schedule for the upcoming 2015 campaign. The Buccaneers' spring slate features five tournaments and 23 home games, including a March 24 matchup with SEC opponent Tennessee in Johnson City.
October 28, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct 28, 2014) - ETSU Softball will hold its Fall Pitching Camp Saturday, Nov. 22 at Betty Basler Field from 10:00 a.m., to 2:00 p.m. Registration for the camp is now open.
September 17, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2014) - The ETSU softball team will begin fall competition Thursday, Sept. 18 as the Bucs host Milligan for a double-header. The Buccaneers will play a total of eight fall contests, hosting three double-header series before wrapping up the fall season at Tusculum.
August 29, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 29, 2014) – ETSU Softball Head Coach Brad Irwin has announced the addition of former Nebraska standout and South Dakota State interim head coach Alex Hupp as the team’s lead assistant.
June 30, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 1, 2014) – The Buccaneers are back home. After spending the past nine seasons as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics officially rejoined the Southern Conference at the stroke of midnight on Monday evening.
VB ETSU 0 Blacksburg, Va.
Aug 28 Virginia Tech 3
WSOC Tennessee Tech 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MSOC ETSU 1 Clemson, SC
Aug 28 Clemson University 3
VB ETSU 0 Radford, Va.
Aug 29 Washington St. 3
VB ETSU 3 Radford, Va.
Aug 29 LIU Brooklyn 1
WSOC NC State 2 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 30 ETSU 0
MSOC High Point University 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 1 ETSU 2
WSOC Eastern Kentucky 2 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 2 ETSU 4
FB Kennesaw State 56 Home
Sep 3 ETSU 16
VB ETSU 3 Troy, Ala.
Sep 4 Alabama St. 1
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 10:30 a.m. CSU Bakersfield
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 3:30 p.m. Troy
MSOC ETSU Radford, VA
Sep 5, 6:00 p.m. Radford University
WSOC Navy Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 6, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Boone, NC
Sep 9, 7:00 p.m. Appalachian State University
FB Maryville College Home
Sep 10, 7:30 p.m. ETSU
WTEN ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Sep 11, 7:30 p.m. UNC Wilmington Invite