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2014-15 Softball News
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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. Original entrants Drake and Central Michigan opted not to participate. Western Kentucky was a last-minute addition.
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.