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April 20, 2015
The Lady Bisons softball team has a busy week of studying as final exams begin along with preparation for a crucial three-game series with Kennesaw State Saturday and Sunday at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
April 20, 2015
Lipscomb's Brittany Elmore was honored with this week's Atlantic Sun Softball Player of the Week honor. Elmore, a junior center fielder from Mount Juliet, Tennessee, helped Lipscomb to two victories last week, including handing USC Upstate only its second loss in conference play.
April 19, 2015
Due to the rain that has already fallen and is expected for the remainder of the day in Spartanburg, Sunday's softball game between Lipscomb and USC Upstate has been canceled and the game will not be made up.
April 18, 2015
Tanner Sanders went the distance for the Lady Bisons for her second shutout of the season in a 9-0 win over A-Sun leader USC Upstate for a doubleheader split.
April 17, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons will be facing the top team in the Atlantic Sun Conference this weekend when they travel to Cyrill Stadium for a three-game series with USC Upstate.
April 15, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons needed almost five hours to do it but they beat Tennessee Tech 7-2 on a rainy Wednesday night at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
April 15, 2015
Emily Rauschenberger was on the Lipscomb campus this past weekend as part of a celebration of 20 years of Lipscomb softball. Rauschenberger was named a "Lipscomb Softball Legend" for her play during the NAIA era. She took some time this week to speak with LipscombSports.com.
April 14, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons will be out to do some further fine-tuning as they face Tennessee Tech in a non–conference game. Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium the Lady Bisons, 21-22 overall) will play the Golden Eagles, 24-20) from the Ohio Valley Conference in a single game.
April 12, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons celebrated 20 years of softball successes over the weekend during the Atlantic Sun series with North Florida at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
April 12, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team made a valiant comeback effort, but fell short in a 7-6 loss to Atlantic Sun foe North Florida. The Lady Bisons won the series 2-1 after sweeping a doubleheader Saturday.
April 11, 2015
Gracey Aguirre's walk-off home run in the seventh inning gave the Lipscomb Lady Bisons a 2-1 win for a doubleheader sweep of UNF and added some fireworks for the 20th anniversary celebration of Lipscomb softball.
April 10, 2015
It is a weekend of celebration for the history of the Lipscomb softball program, but the Lady Bisons hope it will also be weekend of victories. Saturday afternoon, as part of a 20th anniversary celebration, the Lady Bisons will face North Florida in a key Atlantic Sun series at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
April 08, 2015
Abby Keese is a project manager for AmkaiSolutions, a subsidiary of Surgical Information Systems in New York City. This weekend she will make a stop in Nashville to be honored as one of the legends of the Lipscomb softball program. She took some time this week to visit with LipscombSports.com.
April 08, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons struck first, but couldn't stay in control late as they fell 7-4 Wednesday night to Chattanooga in nine innings at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
April 07, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons scored 12 runs in one inning setting a new program record for most runs in an inning in the NCAA era in a 13-1 win to complete a sweep of Memphis in doubleheader Tuesday night.
April 07, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons edged Memphis 3-2 Tuesday afternoon at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium as Caitlin Plocheck drove in all three runs.
April 06, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons will be thinking pink, but they will also have winning on their minds as they face Memphis in a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon beginning at 3 p.m.
April 04, 2015
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Lipscomb Lady Bisons lost 3-2 Saturday afternoon in nine innings to Jacksonville to close out the three-game Atlantic Sun series.
April 03, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons split an Atlantic Sun doubleheader but coach Kristin Ryman is still searching for consistency in the circle and at the plate. After opening with 1-0 win Friday against Jacksonville at Pruitt Stadium, the Lady Bisons lost 6-4 in the nightcap.
April 02, 2015
For the second weekend in a row the Lipscomb Lady Bisons are on the road seeking three Atlantic Sun Conference victories as they face Jacksonville at Pruitt Stadium for a three-game series.
March 31, 2015
Tanner Sanders pitched an outstanding game but the Lady Bisons fell short 1-0 to Mississippi State Tuesday afternoon at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
March 30, 2015
The 2015 non-conference schedule for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons has been arguably the toughest ever devised by head coach Kristin Ryman gets even tougher as Mississippi State from the Southeastern Conference plays Tuesday afternoon in a single game at 4 p.m. at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
March 30, 2015
Lipscomb's Caitlin Plocheck took home the Atlantic Sun Softball Player of the Week honor, announced by the league office on Monday. She batted .588 for the week with hits in four of the five games. Her slugging percentage was 1.11. She was 9-11 in conference play, an .818 batting average.
March 29, 2015
It was an offensive fest for the Lady Bisons in game two as they pounded 25 hits including four doubles and four home runs in a 25-7 win over Northern Kentucky Sunday afternoon.
March 28, 2015
Lipscomb pitcher Kelly Young set a new single-game high for the season with 15 strikeouts in a 6-0 Atlantic Sun win over Northern Kentucky at Grein Softball Field Saturday afternoon.
March 27, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons are making their first A-Sun road trip of the season as they head to Northern Kentucky Saturday and Sunday for a three-game series. The two teams will meet in a single game at noon CT. On Sunday a doubleheader will start at 11 a.m. CT.
March 25, 2015
With temperatures expected to plummet into the 30s Saturday in Highland Heights, Kentucky the Atlantic Sun series between the Lipscomb Lady Bisons and Northern Kentucky has changed the schedule.
March 24, 2015
The Lipscomb softball team split a doubleheader with Western Kentucky Tuesday afternoon at Draper Diamond. After losing 9-2 in game one the Lady Bisons won the nightcap 3-1.
March 23, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team is back in action Tuesday afternoon when Western Kentucky visits from Conference USA. The doubleheader at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
March 22, 2015
The Lady Bisons took control early, but Stetson countered with six runs off of three home runs for a 6-3 A-Sun win in eight innings Sunday afternoon at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
March 21, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons opened the Atlantic Sun portion of the season with a split of a doubleheader with Stetson. They posted a 10-3 win in game one, but fell 4-0 in game two Saturday at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
March 20, 2015
The Lady Bisons (11-14) will be out to move to the head of the class this weekend as Stetson visits for a three-game series at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium. A doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, while Sunday’s series finale will be played at 1 p.m.
March 19, 2015
Stealing more than 20 bases in a season isn’t an unusual accomplishment for Lipscomb softball player Brittany Elmore. Stealing 21 bases in only 25 games, however, is a big deal even for Elmore.
March 18, 2015
Combining for 22 hits and 23 runs in a doubleheader is enough to give any team a boost. Wednesday night at Tiger Stadium the Lady Bisons beat host Tennessee State 13-1 in game one and 10-1 in the nightcap. Both games were called after five innings due to the run-rule.
March 17, 2015
The Lipscomb softball team is making a short road trip in search of something that has proved elusive – a pair of road victories. The Lady Bisons are 0-4 in true road games. The first game in the doubleheader starts at 4:30 p.m. Game two is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:30.
March 16, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons spring break schedule has changed. Wednesday afternoon they will make a short trip across town to face Tennessee State in a doubleheader scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. Game two is scheduled for approximately 6:30.
March 15, 2015
A seventh inning grand slam gave Binghamton a 7-5 advantage and proved to be enough for the win against the Lipscomb Lady Bisons Sunday morning at the Hyatt Place Invite at North Carolina State.
March 14, 2015
For the second game in a row the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team went to extra innings before losing. Saturday afternoon they fell 3-2 to Fordham in a rain-shortened second day of the Hyatt Place Invitational hosted by North Carolina State at Dail Stadium.
March 14, 2015
The Lady Bisons will play one game today and one Sunday as rainy weather conditions have forced an altering of the schedule for the Hyatt Place Invitational hosted by North Carolina State. The Lady Bisons face Fordham at 4 p.m. today and close with Binghamton Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
March 13, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons faced a pair of top 25 teams in the first day of the Hyatt Place Invitational and were unable to pick up a win. Despite a solid pitching effort by right-hander Kelly Young the Lady Bisons fell 1-0 to host North Carolina State, the No. 25 team in the nation Friday night. Earlier in the day they lost 10-2 to No. 21-ranked Missouri in six innings at Dail Stadium.
March 12, 2015
Coach Kristin Ryman is counting on her softball team packing some consistency in their bags as they head east this weekend for the Hyatt Place Invitational hosted by North Carolina State University. The Lady Bisons will face Missouri Friday at 12:30 p.m. followed by North Carolina State at 5 p.m.
March 11, 2015
A solo home run to left field by Baylee Williams to lead off the sixth inning gave the Lipscomb softball team a 3-2 win over Southern Illinois Wednesday afternoon at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
March 10, 2015
The Lady Bisons have not played since March 3 when a doubleheader at UAB was called due to rainy conditions. Since then games with Tennessee Tech and Mississippi State have also been rescheduled. Wednesday they will attempt to return to action against Southern Illinois at 3 p.m.
March 09, 2015
Due to predictions of 100 percent rain in the area Tuesday’s softball game with Mississippi State has been rescheduled. The game will be played March 31 at 4 p.m. at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
March 03, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons started out with a bang but ended up on the losing end of an 8-7 score in the first game of what was supposed to have been a doubleheader. The second game was canceled due to rainy weather.
March 02, 2015
The Lipscomb softball team will be traveling to Birmingham, Alabama to face UAB from Conference USA in a doubleheader. The first game is at 4 p.m. The nightcap is slated for 6.
March 02, 2015
Lipscomb's Kelly Young secured her second Atlantic Sun Softball Pitcher of the Week award for the season. It was announced by the league office on Monday. She threw nine scoreless innings and picked up two wins over Dayton in the Purple and Gold Challenge.
March 01, 2015
Sophomore Mimi Cartwright was a bright spot for the Lipscomb softball team Sunday. With two out in the eighth inning she lined a walk-off double into the gap in right center for a 3-2 win over Dayton in the final game of the Courtyard by Marriott-Brentwood Purple and Gold Challenge Sunday afternoon.
February 28, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons won a pair of softball games Saturday in the Courtyard by Marriott-Brentwood Purple and Gold Challenge. They defeated Akron 3-2 and Dayton 3-0.
February 27, 2015
There have been revisions, rescheduling and restructuring but despite all these issues a modified version of the Purple and Gold Challenge hosted by the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team will be held this weekend. The new lineup of participating teams features Akron, Dayton and Western Kentucky.
February 25, 2015
The Purple and Gold Challenge softball tournament has made several changes as the result of weather conditions. The tournament, sponsored by Courtyard by Marriott-Brentwood and hosted by the Lipscomb Lady Bisons, has lost two teams – Drake and Central Michigan. Western Kentucky will fill one of those spots.
February 24, 2015
The softball version of the "Battle of the Boulevard" has taken a detour due to weather conditions. Wednesday's game between Lipscomb and Belmont at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium has been canceled and will be played in April.
February 22, 2015
The Lipscomb softball team closed out the Easton Bama Bash tournament with a 6-1 loss to host No. 3 Alabama Sunday afternoon at Rhoads Stadium. Senior Brianne Welch was named to the all-tournament team after batting a team-leading .333 and a .400 on-base percentage in the tournament.
February 21, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons had bases loaded with one out in the sixth inning when lightning and incoming severe weather prompted an immediate end to their game with James Madison, the 3-0 winner.
February 21, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team lost 13-1 to Michigan Saturday in the second day of the Bama Bash at Rhoads Stadium. Brianne Welch had two hits for the Lady Bisons with a pair of singles, one in the third and one in the fifth.
February 20, 2015
The fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines were too tough to tame for the Lady Bisons on Friday afternoon on day one of the Bama Bash as the Purple and Gold fell 7-1.
February 20, 2015
The Bama Bash did not start on a high note for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons. They fell 11-1 Friday afternoon to James Madison University in five innings.
February 19, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team returns to the state of Alabama for its second weekend in a row to play in the Easton Bama Bash hosted by the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa at Rhoads Stadium. All four teams in the tournament finished the 2014 season in the top 35 in the RPI ratings.
February 16, 2015
Lipscomb's Kelly Young was named Atlantic Sun Softball Pitcher of the Week for her performance over the weekend, announced by the league office on Monday. She recorded 17 strikeouts in 19.1 innings pitched for the weekend and finished with a 1-1 record.
February 15, 2015
The Lipscomb softball team came out swinging and connecting against Butler, but it could not sustain the momentum in an 11-6 loss in its final game of the Mardi Gras Invitational Sunday morning. The Lady Bisons finished the tournament 2-3 and are 5-4 for the season.
February 14, 2015
Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Ryman has challenged her team with a tough schedule of opponents and now they are being challenged to be consistent against those top teams.
February 13, 2015
The Lipscomb softball team split its games in the opening day of the Mardi Gras Invitational. Friday afternoon the Lady Bisons rallied in the seventh for a 2-1 win over Butler. They closed out the day at Jaguar Stadium by jumping out to a 5-0 lead over Oklahoma State before falling 9-5.
February 13, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons took advantage of an error by Butler’s first baseman to score two runs with one out in the seventh for a 2-1 win over Butler in the first game of the Mardi Gras Invitational Friday afternoon.
February 12, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team will be searching for wins instead of beads and baubles this weekend at the Mardi Gras Invitational hosted by South Alabama.
February 08, 2015
The Lipscomb softball team sustained its first loss of the season losing 14-2 Sunday afternoon to Ball State in the finale of the Music City Classic at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium. Ball State jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and the Lady Bisons could never recover.
February 07, 2015
On Saturday in the Music City Classic, the Lady Bisons scored 17 runs on 20 hits and most importantly collected two wins to improve to 3-0. Outfielder Brianne Welch launched her second home run in as many days to start her senior campaign off with a bang.
February 07, 2015
Kelly Young fired a no-hitter in her Lipscomb softball debut stopping IUPUI 8-0 Saturday afternoon in the Music City Classic at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium. It was also the 300th career win for Lipscomb coach Kristin Ryman.
February 06, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons opened the 2015 softball season with a 7-1 win over Missouri-Kansas City Friday night at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium. Tanner Sanders pitched seven innings and gave up just one run on two hits.
February 05, 2015
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons begin their 20th season of softball this weekend as they co-host the Music City Classic. The Lady Bisons will welcome Missouri-Kansas City, Georgetown, Ball State, Indiana State, IUPUI and South Dakota to Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
February 04, 2015
It may be a “me, me, me” world, but for the Lipscomb Bisons softball team the slogan for 2015 promotes a much different message. For the Lady Bisons 2015 is all about the acronym “INAM” which stands for “It’s Not About Me”. Fans will notice the letters on some of the Lady Bisons equipment this season.
February 04, 2015
Dr. Rachel Mattson Hall was one of the first players for the inaugural 1996 Lipscomb softball team. She teaches at Tennessee Tech University. She spent some time talking with lipscombsports.com about her experiences as a student-athlete.
January 25, 2015
Lipscomb softball fans, family and friends are invited to attend the fourth annual Diamond Dinner to kick-off the start of the 2015 season Jan. 31.Tickets are $15. Lipscomb softball alumni pay $10. Children, 10 and under, are admitted free. The Diamond Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
January 21, 2015
Lipscomb's Tanner Sanders, Paige Neely and Brittany Elmore received recognition from around the league Wednesday when the Atlantic Sun announced its 2015 Softball Preseason All-Conference Team. Neely was one of four unanimous picks.
January 13, 2015
Only one practice into spring practice Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Ryman liked the upbeat attitude of her team, even in the brisk weather. The defensive alignment is still not set for the Lady Bisons with the status of Gracey Aguirre being the key piece to the puzzle.
January 12, 2015
It's softball time in Middle Tennessee and the Lipscomb Lady Bisons are preparing for their first group practice of the preseason despite the less than cooperative weather. The season opener, the 20th in program history, is 25 days away so time is of the essence.
January 07, 2015
Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball coach Kristin Ryman hopes she has a lucky seven in the fold for her incoming 2015 recruiting class. Ryman and her staff have added one pitcher, three catchers, two outfielders and a shortstop.
December 10, 2014
The Lipscomb softball team released its competitive 2015 schedule, which includes matches with several top 50 and top 100 teams. The Lady Bisons will play 17 teams that finished in the RPI top 100 of the NCAA Division I RPI last season and 10 in the top 50.
October 22, 2014
Lauren Wilson was an all-conference center fielder for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team. She earned her share of honors on the field and in the classroom during her time at Lipscomb. She also met her husband, Tyler, who was a member of the Lipscomb baseball team.
October 11, 2014
The Lipscomb softball team has canceled all events for the weekend due to weather in the Nashville area. Saturday's game with Tennessee State was originally set for 3 p.m. and it will not be made up. Lipscomb has also canceled its annual alumni game that was set for Sunday at 2 p.m.
October 10, 2014
Saturday at 3 p.m. the Lady Bisons are scheduled to play Tennessee State at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium. Sunday at 2 p.m. the Lady Bisons have scheduled their annual alumni game. Approximately 15-20 former players are expected.
October 03, 2014
The performances of October determine roster depth heading into the spring season. Lipscomb coach Kristin Ryman got a good look at most of her players in a variety of positions over 16 innings of softball in a doubleheader with Belmont this past Saturday.
October 02, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team finished in the top 10 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association rankings of NCAA Division I All-Academic Teams.
September 26, 2014
Versatility has been a key word to describe the Lady Bisons in the past and this combination – 13 returnees and six newcomers – might be the most versatile group yet.
August 06, 2014
LipscombSports.com had a chance to catch up with former softball catcher Mollie Mitchell for the weekly installment of "Where Are They Now?"
July 29, 2014
Rising sophomore softballer Kasey Gibson has had a busy summer on the diamond playing with the Indiana Slammers team. Gibson and the squad recently had a chance to take on the Dutch national team in the Windy City.
July 23, 2014
Lipscombsports.com recently had the chance to catch up with former softball player Betsy White-Dean, the new head coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville.
July 18, 2014
Rising junior pitcher Tanner Sanders recently had a chance to go up against the best softball players in the world in a two-game series against Team USA.
July 11, 2014
Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Ryman knew that the 2015 team was going to feel the loss of seven seniors who all played key roles for the Lady Bisons.