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Iowa State1112100690
Win: Hylen (3-4) 7.051115
Loss: GRAY (2-2) 2.063312
Williams (ISU) 434201
TURNER (LIP) 402000
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Win: JORDAN (8-0) 9.042007
Loss: HEEBNER (7-2) 9.043119
DEVAULT (LIP) 401000
FORTEL (LIP) 411201
GREEN (LIP) 301000
JAMES (HOU) 402100
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Win: FORTEL (3-3) 7.041142
Loss: Shaffer (0-6) 1.054310
Polk (PSU) 402000
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Win: JORDAN (9-0) 7.020008
Loss: Sanders (3-5) 3.001011
TURNER (LIP) 211000
FORTEL (LIP) 301000
Woolpert (ISU) 301000
Nearad (ISU) 301000
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Win: K Wilkey (7-3) 6.040045
Loss: GRAY (2-3) 1.233300
R Lewis (NU) 323501
HIGGINS (LIP) 312000
Softball headed to Houston for Cougar Classic
Thursday, March 8, 2018
By Logan Butts
Softball headed to Houston for Cougar Classic

HOUSTON – The Lipscomb softball team is headed to Houston, Texas over the weekend to compete in the Cougar Classic.  

The Lady Bisons (11-4) are set to play five games over three days in the Lone Star State.

The action will kick off on Friday as Lipscomb takes on Iowa State at 12:30 p.m. followed by a 5:30 p.m. outing against the hosts Houston.  

On Saturday, the Lady Bisons will start early with a 9 a.m. meeting with Penn State, and then a second date with Iowa State at 2 p.m.

The Purple and Gold will close out the Classic with another 9 a.m. game on Sunday against Northwestern.



  • Last weekend, Lipscomb hosted the Purple and Gold Challenge. The Lady Bisons split their four games, going 2-2.
  • Lipscomb started off 2018 be defeating the ACC’s Georgia Tech 1-0 thanks to a 17 strikeout performance from junior Mandy Jordan at the Sand Dollar Classic.
  • In game two of the season, junior Jordan Fortel no-hit No. 14 Ole Miss in leading the Lady Bisons to a 3-0 win over the nationally-ranked Rebels. Fortel was named the ASUN Pitcher of the Week for her efforts.
  • After the 2-0 start at the Sand Dollar Classic, Lipscomb was receiving votes in both the Collegiate Softball Poll and the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll.
  • At the EMU Spring Invite, Jordan went 2-0 over the weekend. She compiled an ERA of 1.40, threw 19 strikeouts, and allowed only seven runs and nine hits. She earned her fourth-career ASUN Pitcher of the Week for her efforts.
  • The Lady Bisons have five wins against “Power Five” schools this season, with a chance at four more this weekend.
  • Freshman Caitlin Turner sports a team-high .333 batting average so far this year.


Scouting the Opponents:

Iowa State: The Cyclones are 10-10 so far on the year, including a 3-2 win over ASUN foe Jacksonville in their most recent outing. Sami Williams paces Iowa State at bat with a .338 average.

Houston: The Cougars have started off the year 12-4, with wins over Ole Miss, Texas Tech, and Boston College. They enter the weekend on a nine-game winning streak. Sarah Queen (.438) and Arielle James (.420) lead Houston on offense.

Penn State: Lipscomb and Penn State were already supposed to have played during opening weekend at the Sand Dollar Classic, but the game was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Nittany Lions are 1-11 on the year.

Northwestern: The Wildcats have faced a tough schedule so far this season, going 1-3 against nationally-ranked schools. They enter the Classic with a 10-8 record and having most recently knocked off No. 11 Alabama 4-0.


Live stats will be available at the links provided for each of the games over the weekend, and a live streaming link will be available for the game against Houston. Make sure to check back here for a full recap for the weekend’s events.