Lipscomb has been selected to host the 2017 Atlantic Sun Championship at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium. It will mark the third time that the Lady Bisons have had the honor of hosting the event in the Music City.
Lipscomb softball has scheduled two camps in June. From June 1 through June 3 a Junior Bison Softball Skills Camp is planned followed on June 8 and 9 by an Advanced Softball Skills Camp.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons played the 16th toughest softball non-conference schedule and the 38th toughest overall in NCAA Division I this season and at times it was painful.
Danielle Catalano Shelton is one of the best pitchers to take the circle for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons and was key part of the final transition from NCAA Independent to a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons opened the day hoping to play two games and win the A-Sun Championship, but a nine-run rally by USC Upstate ended those hopes in a 9-1 decision Saturday afternoon.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons will face USC Upstate for the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship. In order to win the championship the Lady Bisons will have to beat Upstate twice. The first game is scheduled for noon CT Saturday at the FGCU Softball Complex.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons will have to fight their way out of the loser’s bracket in the Atlantic Sun Tournament after losing 4-0 to top-seeded USC Upstate Friday afternoon. Their next game is at 5:30 p.m. CT against Stetson.
Lipscomb coach Kristin Ryman will be counting on the balance on her team as the No. 2 seeded Lady Bisons face No.1 seeded USC Upstate Friday at 11:30 in the semifinals of the A-Sun Tournament.
Brittany Elmore has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District® Softball Team. The award is released by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons moved into the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Championship with a 1-0 win over Stetson Thursday morning at the FGCU Softball Complex.
Pitching is at the core of the success for most teams in college softball and Lipscomb coach Kristin Ryman thinks she has two of the best in juniors Kelly Young and Tanner Sanders. The Lady Bisons success in the Atlantic Sun Tournament will be heavily on the shoulders of the duo.
In a season of ebbs and flows the Lipscomb Lady Bisons are riding a wave of momentum bigger than those being generated by the winds over the Gulf Coast this week as they head into the Atlantic Sun Tournament.
Six Lipscomb Lady Bisons have been selected for postseason honors by a vote of Atlantic Sun Conference coaches. Shortstop Paige Neely and pitcher Kelly Young were named A-Sun First Team All-Conference.
Softball senior Paige Neely and juniors Brittany Elmore and Tanner Sanders were selected in a vote by the conference’s media relations personnel to the 2015 Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference Team.
Lipscomb's Kelly Young closed out the regular season strong claimed the final Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week award, announced by the league office on Monday. Young earns her second consecutive A-Sun Pitcher of the Week award and fourth of the season overall.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons will head into the Atlantic Sun Championship next week riding a seven-game win streak. Friday afternoon the Lady Bisons held on for a 3-2 win over Florida Gulf Coast to complete the series sweep.
the Lipscomb Lady Bisons completed the sweep of an Atlantic Sun doubleheader with a 9-3 win over Florida Gulf Coast Thursday night. After winning game one 8-0 the Lady Bisons wasted no time getting on the scoreboard in the nightcap.
A pair of late-inning rallies powered the Lady Bisons to an 8-0 road win at FGCU. With the win, the Purple and Gold clinch the No. 2 seed in next week's A-Sun Tournament.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons, 26-23, 11-6 in the Atlantic Sun are in southern Florida this week to take on Florida Gulf Coast in the final regular season series for both teams. The Lady Bisons need one win in the three games to seal the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Sun Championship.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons enter the final week of the Atlantic Sun regular season with a four-game winning streak, an RPI of 64 and one victory away from claiming the second seed in the conference championship.
Gracey Aguirre batted .556 and had a slugging percentage of 1.444. to help lead the Lady Bisons to a series sweep of Kennesaw State and second place in the Atlantic Sun. She was named A-Sun Player of the Week for her efforts.
Kelly Young, a junior exercise science major from Madison, Mississippi, recorded two shut outs of Kennesaw State. Young struck out 10 Owl batters in each game and earned A-Sun Pitcher of the Week.
The Lady Bisons earned a sweep of the three-game Atlantic Sun series with Kennesaw State with a 4-1 win Sunday afternoon at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons swept a crucial doubleheader Saturday night against Kennesaw State with wins of 13-1 and 1-0 at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium. The first win clinched a berth for the Lady Bisons in the Atlantic Sun Tournament.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons will hit the field at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium for a key Atlantic Sun doubleheader with Kennesaw State. The first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons edged Memphis 3-2 Tuesday afternoon at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium as Caitlin Plocheck drove in all three runs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LipscombSports.com had a chance to catch up with former softball catcher Mollie Mitchell for the weekly installment of "Where Are They Now?"
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.
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.
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.
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.