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ASUN Conference Has Historic 2018-19 Postseason Success

The ASUN Conference had its best season in league history in terms of postseason success with the group earning 19 wins in national tournaments, including the ASUN's first-ever national championship.

A fateful sixth inning is the end of the Lady Bisons season

The 2019 team finished with the second highest win total in the NCAA Division I era.

Jordan leaving a legacy of caring for her teammates

Hudson Steele's memory drives her to do her best every inning.

Softball falls short in a slugfest in NCAA Regional

Jenna Pealor and Jordan Fortel each blasted homers for the Lady Bisons Friday afternoon, but it wasn't enough as Arizona State's three long balls lifted them to a 4-3 win in the first game of the Tuscaloosa Regional.

NCAA Tournament Update: Softball ready for Tuscaloosa Regional

After clinching the ASUN Tournament title last weekend, the Lipscomb softball team is onto the next phase of their postseason campaign: the NCAA Regional Round.

DeVault, Jordan named NFCA All-Region

Lipscomb softball’s Hannah DeVault and Mandy Jordan were named to the 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Southeast Region Third Team on Thursday.

Rebounding is not only a basketball term for the Lady Bisons

Dealing with the negatives of the game have produced positive results.

Rogers and the rest of the Lady Bisons have "gone bananas"

The positive enthusiasm of the players makes the cheers even more appealing.

Will it be "home, sweet home" for a trio of Lady Bisons?

Jordan, Brewer and Yeager excited about playing again in their home state.

Softball headed to Tuscaloosa for NCAA Regional

The Lady Bisons will be facing Arizona State on Friday at 3 p.m. Alabama and Alabama State are also in the regional.

Softball claims second ASUN crown behind MVP Jordan

Top-seeded Lipscomb takes down North Florida 8-2 Saturday afternoon in Fort Myers, Florida to capture the program's second ASUN Championship title.

Gladden glad to be a Lady Bison

After almost turning her back on softball Gladden is a major part of Lipscomb success.

Gray shuts down Liberty 3-0 in ASUN Tourney pitchers' duel

Small ball saves the day offensively as Gladden, Vetula and Brewer lead the way.

Higgins' walk-off single gives Lipscomb a 1-0 win in 12 innings

Mandy Jordan goes the distance for the win with Liberty next in the tourney.

Lady Bisons waiting to see how this softball cliffhanger ends

With the game knotted at 0-0 Lipscomb and North Alabama resume with two outs in the bottom of the 12th.

Lipscomb set for ASUN Tournament challenge from North Alabama

Ryman says her team is peaking at the right time and taking a positive approach.

Pealor has overcome many obstacles to play the sport she loves

She strengthened her faith and discovered she is more than just a softball player.

DeVault named ASUN Softball Player of the Year, Ryman Coach of the Year

The ASUN announced its annual awards on Wednesday afternoon, and the Lady Bisons were the big winners, led by a pair of accolades for Hannah DeVault.

Pitching depth may be the key to Lipscomb's success in ASUN Tournament

Six pitchers have seen game action this season led by veteran Mandy Jordan and freshman Katie Turner.

Jordan named ASUN Pitcher of the Week for seventh time

Lipscomb’s Mandy Jordan was named the ASUN Softball Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the league offices on Monday.

Lady Bisons clinch ASUN regular season title

Mandy Jordan overcomes a sweltering day for a 1-0 win in 10 innings.

Lady Bisons one win away from ASUN regular season title

After sweeping doubleheader against Florida Gulf Coast a first-round bye is secured.

Lady Bisons challenging for ASUN regular season title

Ryman likes how her team is playing heading into the final regular season series.

Higgins named ASUN Softball Player of the Week

For the second time in her career and the first time this season, Lipscomb softball’s Sarah Higgins has been named the ASUN Player of the Week, as announced by the league offices on Tuesday.

Lady Bisons earn ASUN sweep over Kennesaw St.

Megan Gray threw a three-hitter for 7-1 win.

Lady Bisons sweep Kennesaw St. in ASUN doubleheader

Middle of the order produces big hits and big runs.

Tournament seeding on the line when KSU visits

Lady Bisons lead the ASUN in several categories on offense.

Gray earns the shutout against Austin Peay

Graysen Gladden drives in the only run of the game with a bases -loaded walk-off single.

Lady Bisons continue homestand against Austin Peay

Team is in top 20 in NCAA in doubles and stolen bases per game.

Lady Bisons sweep ASUN doubleheader over Stetson

"Senior Day" is celebrated in a big way with a 17-hit afternoon.

Rain is the winner in Lipscomb-Stetson game

The game Friday between Lipscomb and Stetson to open the ASUN series will be completed Saturday as part of a doubleheader.

Softball celebrating the seniors in Stetson series

Lady Bisons have won the last six meetings with the Hatters.

Eight seniors to be honored this weekend

The key word for the 2019 senior class is resiliency.

Lipscomb third in race for ASUN Bill BIbb All-Sports Trophy

Lipscomb currently stands third in the race for the ASUN Conference Bill Bibb All-Sports Trophy with nine championships still to be decided.

DeVault earns second ASUN Softball Player of the Week

For the second time this season Lipscomb softball’s Hannah DeVault has been named the ASUN Player of the Week, as announced by the league offices on Monday.

Three home runs power Lady Bisons 13-2 ASUN win over North Alabama

The Lady Bisons remain unbeaten on Sunday in the ASUN.

Softball splits doubleheader with UNA

The Lipscomb softball team started off its weekend series with North Alabama by splitting a doubleheader on Saturday at Draper Diamond, as the Bisons took the first game 4-1 and the Lions won round two 5-4.

Lady Bisons face North Alabama in home ASUN series

This will be the first meeting between the two schools in softball.

Lady Bisons earn ASUN sweep at Jacksonville

Back-ro-back RBI doubles from Jenna Pealor and Sarah Higgins provide the 2-1 winning edge.

A pair of late game rallies give Lady Bisons an ASUN doubleheader sweep

Ryman pleased with the toughness and grit of her team.

Lady Bisons walking on to victory

Through the combination of discipline at the plate and keen eyes the Lady Bisons are using walks to produce scoring opportunities.

Green scores on a wild pitch for 5-4 win at Louisville in eight innings

The Lady Bisons only had five hits, but they also used 10 walks to get the winning edge.

Gladden wins first-career ASUN softball Player of the Week

Lipscomb senior outfielder Graysen Gladden has been named the ASUN Player of the Week for April 1. The ASUN office announced the award Monday.

Ryman wants to keep the intensity going against Louisville

The week is a little different for the Lady Bisons, but the goal is still the same.

Lady Bisons dominate UNF 13-0 behind 12 hits

Chloe Yeager threw a one-hit shutout for her second win of the series.

Lady Bisons earn ASUN doubleheader split with UNF

Jenna Pealor's three-run blast in game two is the hit of the day.

Lady Bisons home against North Florida for ASUN series

Ryman likes the discipline she is seeing from her hitters

Lady Bisons connect for 11 hits in 8-3 win over Tennessee Tech

Ryman knew long before the first pitch her team was ready to play and win.

Lady Bisons looking forward to home stand starting with Tennessee Tech

Coach Kristin Ryman saw her team grow through adversity last week.

Lady Bisons rebound for first ASUN win

DeVault's three-run homer is the key hit in the 7-2 win at Liberty.

Lady Bisons struggle for runs at Liberty

Ryman and her team will be out to salvage a win in the ASUN series.

Lady Bisons set for first ASUN series

Coach Kristin Ryman confident her team is ready for conference play.

Late rally falls short against Virginia Tech

The Lady Bisons live up to their reputation for never giving up scoring four runs with two outs in the seventh inning.

Virginia Tech presents another major challenge

Trip through Virginia is anything but the holiday road for the Lady Bisons.

Lady Bisons fall 5-0 to No. 11 Texas

Jordan Fortel's double in the seventh inning prevents the no-hitter.

Softball to host No. 11 Texas

Lipscomb is hosting the No. 11 Texas Longhorns after a busy weekend in which the Lady Bisons went 4-0 at the Belmont Invite.

Rogers picks up first collegiate win

Fortel, DeVault and Ward all bring in multiple runs in 10-2 run-rule win over Purdue-Fort Wayne.

Gray's two-hitter sparks win over Purdue-Fort Wayne

Back-to-back doubles by Hannah DeVault and Jenna Pealor account for three runs in win.

Lady Bisons get out hit but still win two games

Jordan Fortel continues to be a crucial hitter with a two-run home run in game one and what proved to be the game-winning RBI in game two.

Big hits make the difference for Lipscomb in 9-7 win over Western Kentucky

Lipscomb managed only four hits but two were home runs and one was a triple, all producing multiple runs batted in with Hannah DeVault leading with a grand slam.

Lipscomb looking for hitting consistency against Western Kentucky

The Lady Bisons continue their homestand at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium Wednesday when Western Kentucky visits.

Jordan strikes out 13 in disappointing 2-1 extra inning loss

Coach Kristin Ryman credits too many missed opportunities for the 2-1 loss in 10 innings to Valparaiso in the final day of the Lady Bison Classic.

Lipscomb offense has break out game against Buffalo

Lipscomb slams 14 hits and score 15 runs, both season highs, in a 15-5 win over Buffalo in the Lady Bison Classic.

Softball starts weekend with win over Buffalo

In the first game of the Lady Bison Classic at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium the blast by Higgins broke a 2-2 tie with the Buffalo Bulls. Lipscomb is 13-6-1. Buffalo drops to 1-14.

Softball to host Lady Bison Classic over weekend

Due to expected weather issues the classic will open Thursday at 4 p.m. with Lipscomb, 12-6-1, hosting Buffalo, 1-13, at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium as the Bisons face the Bulls.

Jordan earns sixth career ASUN Pitcher of the Week honor

Lipscomb softball’s Mandy Jordan has been named the ASUN Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the league offices on Monday.

DeVault named ASUN Softball Player of the Week

Lipscomb softball’s Hannah DeVault has been named the ASUN Player of the Week, as announced by the league offices on Monday.

Softball goes 2-0 to finish Purple & Gold Challenge unbeaten

Saturday in the Purple/Gold Challenge at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium the Lady Bisons opened the day with a 6-1 win over Miami (Ohio) and finished with a 4-2 victory over Eastern Illinois.

Softball sweeps day one of Purple & Gold Challenge

Softball takes down Eastern Illinois 5-3 to win both games of day one of the Purple and Gols Challenge.

Softball shuts out App. State in first game of Purple and Gold Challenge

Mandy Jordan threw a a two-hit shutout to lead Lipscomb to a 1-0 win over Appalachian State in their opening game of the Purple and Gold Challenge.

Softball returns home for Purple and Gold Challenge

The Lipscomb softball team makes its home debut this weekend with the Purple and Gold Challenge where they will face Eastern Illinois, Appalachian State, and Miami (OH).

Softball batters provide lineup balance for Lady Bisons

Hitting for power is always a good thing. Hitting for average is equally as desirable. But when a team can do both and mix in some speed on the bases paths as well it is a perfect storm your opponents must deal with.

Softball's Purple and Gold Challenge sees schedule change

In an effort to fit in all of this weekend’s game, Lipscomb softball’s Purple and Gold Challenge has undergone scheduling changes due to inclement weather.

Fortel named ASUN Softball Player of the Week

Lipscomb senior Jordan Fortel has been named the ASUN Softball Player of the Week, as announced by the league offices on Monday.

Softball ties Elon to close out Unconquered Invite

Lipscomb and Elon tied 8-8 in the final game of the Unconquered Invite as the game had to be called after the seventh so Elon could catch a flight back home

Softball beats Elon in 11 innings to split day

Lipscomb softball defeated Elon 5-4 in 11 innings on Saturday to split day two of the Unconquered Invite at Florida State.

Softball drops second meeting with No. 1 Florida State

Saturday afternoon host Florida State scored five runs in the first and nine more in the fourth to take a 14-2 win over Lipscomb in day two of the Unconquered Invitational at JoAnne Graf Field.

Softball falls to No. 1 Florida State in five

The Lipscomb softball closed out day one of the Unconquered Invite with a 13-0 loss to host No. 1 Florida State in five innings.

Softball starts Unconquered Invite with shutout of Samford

The Lady Bisons 8-0 win over Samford gives the team a positive lift as it heads into this afternoon’s game with host Florida State at JoAnne Graff Field. at 4:30.

Softball set to take on No. 1 Florida State at Unconquered Invite

Lipscomb softball will be taking on the Unconquered Invite this weekend where they will face Elon, Samford, and the number one team in the country, Florida State.

Softball run-rules Mercer to close out Jaguar Challenge

Sunday afternoon they pounded 12 hits, including four for extra bases, in a 9-1 win over Mercer which was called in the sixth inning due to the run-rule. The Lady Bisons closed out the Jaguar Challenge at Jaguar Field with a 3-2 record including two wins in a row.

Gray no-hits North Dakota 7-0 as softball splits day

Megan Gray threw the first no-hitter of the year for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons, a 7-0 win over North Dakota Saturday afternoon in the Jaguar Challenge at Jaguar Field.

Softball falls to Tulsa in early Saturday outing

After spotting Tulsa a 4-0 lead after three innings the Lady Bisons rallied for one run each in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to fall 4-3 Saturday morning in the Jaguar Challenge at Jaguar Field.

Softball splits day one at Jaguar Challenge with loss to South Alabama

The host South Alabama Jaguars scored six runs in the fourth inning for an 8-5 win Friday night. The Lady Bisons split the first day of the Jaguar Challenge. They opened with a 6-5, eight-inning win, over Mercer at Jaguar Field.

Softball opens weekend with extra-inning win over Mercer

Lipscomb defeated Mercer 6-5 in extra innings to kick off the Jaguar Challenge on Friday.

Softball set for busy weekend at Jaguar Challenge

Lipscomb softball will face Mercer twice, South Alabama, Tulsa, and North Dakota at the Jaguar Challenge over the weekend

Turner named ASUN softball Pitcher of the Week

In her first-ever weekend in the Purple and Gold Lipscomb softball freshman Katie Turner has been named the ASUN Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the league offices on Monday.

Softball falls to McNeese to end Cowgirl Classic

In Sunday’s 4-3 loss to host McNeese State at Joe Miller Field in the Cowgirl Classic the Lady Bisons stranded eight runners. The Lady Bisons split with McNeese State after winning 6-1 Saturday night.

Softball defeats McNeese 6-1 to split Cowgirl Classic day two

After losing earlier in the day 5-0 to No. 14-ranked Arkansas, the Lady Bisons bounced back in the nightcap of the Cowgirl Classic Saturday night to beat host McNeese 6-1 at Joe Miller Field. The Lady Bisons raised their record to 3-1. McNeese fell to 2-3.

Softball blanked by No. 14 Arkansas

Peyton Ward’s double was the biggest of three hits for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons as they fell 5-0 Saturday to No. 14-ranked Arkansas.

Softball shuts out Samford to sweep opening day

Lipscomb softball came out strong on opening day, defeating Campbell 8-0 and Samford 7-0

Softball run rules Campbell in game one of Cowgirl Classic

Based on the results of the season opener the Lipscomb softball team is going to be a well-balanced one as coach Kristin Ryman predicted in preseason.

Softball to open season with five games at Cowgirl Classic

Lipscomb will be facing Campbell, Samford, Arkansas, and McNeese State twice over the opening weekend at the Cowgirl Classic.

Fortel one of Softball America's top 100 players in the nation

Lipscomb’s Jordan Fortel was named one of the top 100 players in the nation by Softball America on Thursday.

DeVault voted softball ASUN Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

Hannah DeVault was voted the ASUN's Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, Caitlin Turner was voted to the All-Conference Team, and Lipscomb was picked to finish fourth by the league's coaches.

Softball unveils challenging 2019 slate

With the season approaching in three months, the Lipscomb softball team and head coach Kristin Ryman unveiled the 2019 schedule on Tuesday.

Lipscomb holds lead for Bill Bibb All-Sports Trophy following fall championships

For the 6th-straight year, Lipscomb leads the ASUN Conference All-Sports standings in the race for the Bill Bibb Trophy after the conclusion of the conference fall seasons.

Softball signs nine student-athletes for 2018-19 class

The Lipscomb softball and head coach Kristin Ryman have announced the signing of nine student-athletes to the 2018-19 recruiting class

Softball ready for fall slate of games

The Lipscomb softball team is set for a five-game fall slate this month, starting with a pair of games at Draper Diamond on Saturday.

Athletic mission trip to Mexico: Hard to say goodbye

Softball's Caitlin Plocheck on the final day of the mission trip to Mexico.

Athletic mission trip to Mexico: Final full day

Day six in Mexico for the athletics mission team.

Mission team comes together on Day Five in Mexico

Softball senior Caitlin Plocheck continues her blog on the mission team painting a church before a dinner and a movie wrap up day five in Mexico.

Athletics mission trip to Mexico: Day four

Senior Caitlin Plocheck continues to document the athletics mission trip to Mexico.

Athletic Missions Trip to Mexico is a Blessing to Everyone on Day 3

Senior softball player Caitlin Plocheck reflects after another great day!

Athletics mission team in Mexico: Day 2

Day two of the Athletics Mission Team in Mexico.

Athletic Missions team arrives in Mexico to serve with Baja Missions for 4th consecutive year

Mission trip veteran and senior softball player Caitlin Plocheck shares about the the teams journey on Day 1

Student-Athletes Lead Discussions at ASUN SAAC Summer Meetings

Thirty ASUN Conference student-athletes, administrators & league representatives attended the 2018 Summer Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Meetings from July 22-24 on the campus of Lipscomb University.