ETSU places 160 on SoCon Academic Honor Roll
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.
Forty-five Bucs earn Spring Academic All-SoCon honors
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.
ETSU releases information on summer camps
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 2, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released information on its summer camps.
ETSU's season comes to a close with 5-2 setback to UNCG
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.
ETSU edged by Samford, 3-1, in SoCon first round
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.
Pickett, Smith named to SoCon All-Freshman Team
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.
Bucs to take on Samford in SoCon Championship first round
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.
ETSU falls in finale, but takes overall series vs. Mercer
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.
ETSU earns walk-off wins versus Mercer, set for Senior Day
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...
ETSU hosts Mercer for league series to cap regular season
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.
Four-run sixth inning spurs Bucs to comeback win at App State
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.
Bucs travel to App State for final regular-season road trip
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.
ETSU falls at UNCG, 7-2, in series finale
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.
Bucs open UNCG series with doubleheader setbacks
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.
ETSU visits league opponent UNCG for three-game series
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.
ETSU falls to Furman in rain-delayed series finale
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.
Bucs suffer pair of one-run losses to open Furman series
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.
ETSU's Friday meeting with Furman set to begin at 4:00 p.m.
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.
Immediate changes issued to ETSU Softball schedule
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.
ETSU readies for three-game series versus Furman
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.
ETSU suffers setback to regional power, No. 12 Tennessee
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.
Bucs primed for rematch versus No. 11 Tennessee
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.
ETSU/UT stadium seating sold out; outfield standing room only
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.
ETSU concludes Samford series with 4-1 road setback
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.
Smith shines as Bucs split season series vs. Radford
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.
ETSU set for non-conference rematch with Radford
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.
Bucs edged by Chattanooga, 5-4, in series finale
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.
ETSU falls to Chattanooga, 11-0, in series opener
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.
ETSU primed for three-game series vs. in-state foe Chattanooga
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.
Softball alters weekend schedule versus Chattanooga
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.
Bucs fall on the road to No. 15 Tennessee
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.
Softball's Wednesday doubleheader at Morehead St. cancelled
MOREHEAD, Ky. (March 24, 2015) - ETSU Softball's Wednesday doubleheader at Morehead State has been cancelled due to anticipated inclement weather and field conditions.
ETSU set for Tennessee, Morehead State road trip
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.
Bucs' bats quieted in series finale loss at Western Carolina
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.
ETSU opens SoCon slate with split at Western Carolina
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.
Softball visits Western Carolina to open SoCon play
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.
ETSU edged in extras, 4-3, by perennial power USC Upstate
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.
Potent offenses square off in Tuesday doubleheader
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.
ETSU splits Sunday doubleheader vs. Eastern Michigan
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.
Softball's Saturday contest vs. Eastern Michigan rained out
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.
ETSU set to host Eastern Michigan for three-game series
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.
Leon strikes out seven as Bucs beat Presbyterian, 5-4
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.
Bucs travel to Presbyterian for midweek doubleheader
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.
ETSU Softball announces schedule changes
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.
ETSU concludes Holiday Inn tourney with doubleheader split
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.
Bucs split double-header to open Holiday Inn Invitational
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.
ETSU set to host Holiday Inn Invitational Saturday
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.
ETSU Softball's finale in Savannah rained out
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.
Bucs split pair of games in Savannah, Georgia
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.
ETSU travels to Georgia for three-game slate
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.
Home tourney cancelled; Bucs instead head to Savannah, Ga.
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.
Rectenwald tabbed CS Madness SoCon Player of the Week
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.
Austin Peay softball tournament cancelled
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.
Bucs rally to beat ECU in final day of Pirate Clash
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.
ETSU gets pair of wins, extends win streak to four
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.
ETSU heads to East Carolina for Pirate Clash invitational
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.
ETSU offense thrives as Bucs sweep Gardner-Webb
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.
Bucs visit Gardner-Webb for Tuesday double-header
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.
ETSU falls at Campbell, 5-4, in heartbreaking fashion
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...
Bucs unable to fend off Presbyterian rally, suffer 6-5 setback
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.
Softball visits Campbell for season-opening invitational
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.
Carter, Chernak earn College Sports Madness preseason honors
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.
Buccaneer student-athletes join "It's On Us" campaign
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.
Happy Holidays from ETSU Athletics
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2014) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics wishes its Buccaneer fans across the world Happy Holidays!
ETSU Softball to host Winter Skills Camp
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.
ETSU Softball unveils 2015 slate featuring SoCon return
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.
ETSU Softball to hold Fall Pitching Camp Nov. 22
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.
Softball begins fall competition, announces complete schedule
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.
Softball announces addition of Hupp as top assistant
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.
ETSU athletics officially returns to Southern Conference
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.