Wolff earns spot on All-Atlantic Sun First Team
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.
Baird garners A-Sun academic honors for second consecutive year
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.
Softball seniors leave lasting legacy for emerging ETSU program
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.
Wolff shines at the plate, but Bucs drop double-header to Upstate
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.
Bucs host No. 23 USC Upstate to wrap up 2014 campaign
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.
Non-conference finale versus App State cancelled due to rain
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.
Softball heads to Appalachian State for non-conference finale
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.
Bucs unable to overcome stellar Kennesaw State pitching
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.
Baird homers twice; Bucs rally past Kennesaw in extras
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.
Home run barrage leads Bucs to double-header split with Liberty
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.
Softball double-header versus Liberty postponed to Thursday
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.
Softball heads to Liberty for midweek double-header
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.
Double-header with Jacksonville cancelled due to field conditions
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.
Baird's 4-RBI game leads Bucs to road win at Jacksonville
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.
Softball travels to River City for three-game series
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.
Bucs blank Furman, 5-0, behind Baird's two bombs
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.
Bucs host SoCon foe Furman for Wednesday double-header
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.
Solid pitching not enough as Bucs fall to UNF, 4-2
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.
Inspired Bucs get fifth A-Sun win, hand UNF 6-5 loss
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.
ETSU continues homestand with three-game series versus UNF
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.
Bucs falter in double-header losses to Appalachian State
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.
Softball hosts App State for non-conference double-header
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.
Bucs edged by Bisons, 4-2, in series finale
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.
Bucs unable to combat high-scoring Lipscomb offense
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.
Carter, Baird lead Bucs to 5-1 win over Presbyterian
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.
ETSU drops two at EKU, hosts Presbyterian Thursday
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.
Bucs travel to EKU for non-conference double-header
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.
Baird makes history as Bucs sweep Norse
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.
Carter's three-run homer caps comeback win for Bucs
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.
ETSU opens three-game series versus Northern Kentucky
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.
Softball double-header versus Liberty rescheduled for April 22
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.
Brandt, Owen lead Stetson to series sweep of ETSU
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.
Softball suffers pair of setbacks to Stetson
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.
Bucs open three-game series Saturday versus Stetson
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.
Bucs split midweek series with Western Carolina
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.
ETSU set to host Western Carolina for Wednesday double-header
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.
Wolff shines in pitchers' duel, but Bucs fall, 1-0, to FGCU
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.
Dominant pitching leads FGCU over ETSU in double-header
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.
ETSU travels to Ft. Myers for three-game series with FGCU
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.
Bucs fall in extra innings as Mercer rallies late
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.
ETSU splits conference-opening double-header with Mercer
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.
Softball hosts Mercer to open league play
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.
Softball reschedules Eastern Kentucky double-header for April 1st
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.
ETSU storms past Morehead State, 10-2, in series-clinching win
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.
Morehead State snaps Bucs’ win streak at five games
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.
Softball hosts Morehead State in Buccaneer Invitational
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.
ETSU wins fourth straight, off to best start since 2010
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.
ETSU sweeps Day One of Buccaneer Challenge, gets pair of wins
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.
Softball set to host Buccaneer Challenge presented by Holiday Inn
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.
ETSU falls to Georgia State in Panther Invitational finale
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.
Bucs belt three homers, blast Hoosiers, 6-0, at Panther Invite
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.
Bucs drop pair of games to start Panther Invitational
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.
ETSU Softball prepares for Panther Invitational
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.
ETSU Softball has schedule for Panther Invitational adjusted
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.
All-around effort propels Bucs past Detroit at Music City Classic
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.
Balanced attack leads ETSU to 8-2 win over Belmont
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.
Bucs' offense stalls as ETSU falls in season opener
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.
Softball opens season at Music City Classic in Nashville
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.
2014 Winter Skills Camp to continue as planned
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2014) - ETSU Softball's annual winter skills camp will be held, as scheduled, Sunday, Jan. 26.
ETSU Softball prepares for 2014 Winter Skills Camp
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.
ETSU athletes wrap up impressive fall in the classroom
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.
Bucs add two standouts to 2015 signing class
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.
ETSU Softball releases 2014 schedule
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.
ETSU Softball postpones Saturday’s games with Mars Hill
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.
State of the SoCon: A message from Commissioner Iamarino
Greetings from the Southern Conference! In appreciation of those who support and follow our institutions, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you on our future.
ETSU athletics makes two major announcements
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.
ETSU among three invited to join Southern Conference in 2014
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.