After extensive travels in the missions field Watson is ready to settle down in Nashville soon.
After a year away Reid Harrell Bennett returned to Lipscomb, her school and her home. One daughter has started preschool classes at Lipscomb this year so the legacy continues.
Team practice opens Tuesday and the first games of fall are scheduled for Saturday.
Brianne Welch played softball for Lipscomb and she is still in sports, reporting on games for the "Big Country" in Abilene, Texas.
The minds of team members are packed with memories of experiences that will never be forgotten.
The good byes have been said, but the people of the Baja area touched by the softball missions team will long remember this past week.
It is a sad time for the members of the Lipscomb softball mission trip as they say farewell to the families and children they have worked with the past week.
House painting, soccer and lunch at the beach fill the day for the softball mission trip.
Haley Elliott earned her Master's in Accountancy and is using the lessons she learned at Lipscomb in the financial world.
The members of the softball mission trip enjoyed a day of food and fun with children as their mission in Mexico continues.
Painting, nature and a fight to get their transportation out of the sand filled Monday for the softball mission trip.
The softball mission trip was in high gear Sunday with a song-filled church service and an afternoon of fun with the children in the Baja area of Mexico.
The softball program has sent an enthusiastic group to Mexico on a mission trip.
The Lipscomb golf programs along with softball squad have been honored by the NCAA with the organization's Public Recognition Award for finishing in the top-10 percent in the Academic Progress Rate in 2014-15.
Pat Summitt's reach was far and wide and that is easily evidenced by the impact she left on the Lipscomb staff.
The Bisons have claimed the Atlantic Sun Conference Presidents' Academic Trophy for the third straight year after having 278 student-athletes finish the academic year with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Lady Bisons have to overcome loss of veterans Kelly Young and Tanner Sanders.
Brianne Hogland, left, and Kelly Young, right, spent last weekend at the NCAA Career Forum in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Ryman stresses the importance of the senior class to the program.
Hitting will be the key if Lady Bisons are going to advance in A-Sun Tourney.
A-Sun starts off with rematch between Lipscomb and Kennesaw State.
Young, Brewer and Higgins also receive accolades.
Elmore, Sanders, Young earn ASUN All-Academic honors for 2016.
Lady Bisons heading to the A-Sun Tournament this week as the No. 5 seed.
Both games decided by one run as two similar teams battled.
Lady Bisons are one of three teams in District 3 with two or more representatives on the team.
Lady Bisons aware of possible consequences and repercussions.
Young strikes out 10 in a 4-2 loss.
Lady Bisons ready for challenge after a weekend off.
Jordan strikes out 11 in two-hit, five-inning outing.
The game will feature special jerseys as Lady Bisons "Think PinK" to "Strike Out" cancer.
Playing two nationally-ranked teams in the same day was a positive challenge.
Eight-run fifth by No. 12/13 Tennessee seals loss in final game of the weekend.
Sanders completes outstanding performance against the Sooners.
Young ties season and career high for strikeouts with 15.
Lady Bisons open with Radford before facing Oklahoma and Tennessee Sunday.
Junior McCarley Thomas earned her first win in her first career start.
Elmore sitting at or near top of conference in a number of stats.
The Lady Bisons have a less than sunny trip to Florida.
Five home runs in game two at Stetson are a season high.
Lipscomb needs a series win at Stetson in tight A-Sun race.
The hope of brighter days drives the softball team.
Several players rank high in conference stats.
Elmore batted .818 with three multiple hit games in a series at North Florida.
Young holds on for three-hit shutout.
The Lady Bisons have a major challenge ahead Sunday as they try to salvage a win at UNF.
Every game is crucial as conference remains tight.
Senior moments, a new sister in Christ and a winning weekend are reasons to be thankful.
Higgins is one of top freshmen in A-Sun this season.
Senior Kelly Young has earned her fifth career Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week award, as announced by the league offices on Monday.
Senior Brittany Elmore was named the Atlantic Sun Softball Player of the Week for the second time in her career on Monday, as announced by the league offices.
Fenichel, Plocheck power 6-1 win for Lipscomb.
Strong pitching and timely hitting give Lady Bisons split with FGCU.
Lipscomb looking to continue series win streak against FGCU.
Five seniors will be playing their last home A-Sun weekend series against FGCU.
Lipscomb and Tennessee Tech combined for 21 hits, 20 runs and 10 extra base hits.
Lack of attention to detail is costly for Lipscomb.
Sellout crowd expected as Lady Bisons face the nationally-ranked Vols.
A salute this week to softball Dads.
Lady Bisons struggle to get on track
Young ties career record for strikeouts in a game with 15.
Elmore is the new all-time steal leader in the A-Sun.
Higgins drives in the winning run with a single.
The game between two long-time rivals will also benefit Second Harvest Food Bank with cans of food or a cash donation required for admission.
McCarley Thomas catches up on the last two weekends of softbball.
Two missed pitches and four errors are too much for Lipscomb to overcome.
Ryman liked what see saw from her players mentally and physically.
Lady Bisons' game plan is to execute in all phases of the game.
Lipscomb heads into A-Sun play with three-game win streak.
Lady Bisons in final games before opening A-Sun play.
Two-run single by Higgins seals the 5-3 win in the seventh.
One big inning in each game is costly for Lipscomb.
Lady Bisons set for three games with Houston.
Eighth-inning miscue proves costly.
Chattanooga is the first of six straight road games against three opponents.
The first home weekend of the season was about family, softball and barbecue.
Lady Bisons combine for 12 runs, 10 RBI and 14 hits; all team highs.
The Lady Bisons beat Troy and closed out the day with a loss to Youngstown St.
Lady Bisons strand 11 runners.
Ryman expecting close games throughout the weekend.
Lady Bisons looking for ways to score more runners.
Lady Bisons win their fifth straight.
Lady Bisons out to extend a four-game winning streak.
The bond between the Lipscomb softball players is strong
Lady Bisons finish strong in Frost Classic with four straight victories
Jordan earns her second win of the sseason.
Plocheck, Higgins both blast home runs
Gibson, Fenichel, Hiiggins have solid games on offense
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons made a quick come back in the first day of the Frost Classic with a 10-1 win over Northern Kentucky. The game was called after the top of the fifth due to the run rule.
Two home runs made the difference as the Lipscomb softball team lost 4-0 Friday in the first day of the Frost Classic to No.18-ranked Kentucky.
The Lady Bisons are looking for quality at bats as they play five games this weekend in the Frost Classic.
The Lady Bisons enjoyed some fun surprises during their trip to Chicago for the Total Control Sports Invite.
Lady Bisons held to only three hits in loss.
The Lady Bisons combined for 19 hits, nine for extra bases.
Caitlin Plocheck hits the first grand slam of the season for Lipscomb.
Power was the key once again for the Lady Bisons with six extra base hits against IUPUI.
Plocheck, Elmore, Higgins, Fenichel get extra base hits.
The Lady Bisons are looking for consistency in all three areas of the game - hitting, pitching and fielding.
This is the first of a series of blogs to be written this season by Lipscomb pitcher McCarley Thomas.
Fenichel, Higgins power sixth inning rally.
Gibson has career day at the plate.
The Lady Bisons are a young and talented with lessons to be learned in the early games.
A three-run fifth inning was not enough for the Lady Bisons.
Destinee Brewer recorded a number of firsts in her first college game with a home run, two hits and a stolen base.
The Lady Bisons are scheduled to play five games at the Sand Dollar Classic in Gulf Shores.
It takes a team effort to win championships and the Lipscomb softball players are working together to maximize their talents.
The Lipscomb Diamond Dinner on Feb. 6 will provide a preview of the 2016 softball season.
The start of the 2016 softball season is only a few days away, but coach Kristin Ryman is also looking ahead to her five new additions for next fall.
The Lipscomb softball team received six of seven first place votes and Tanner Sanders and Brittany Elmore earned preseason all-conference in a vote by the A-Sun coaches.
Alaina Jacobson was a pitcher for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons and was part of the first team to play in the NCAA Tournament. She completed a biology degree and then attended nursing school. She works in a cardiac ICU.
Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Ryman always has a goal of challenging her players when she formulates a schedule. The 2016 schedule follows that tradition, but Ryman hopes that the lineup will offer a variety of tests for her team.
Caroline Mason Simpson was known for her ability to not only hit a softball with authority but also for the strength and accuracy of her arm as she made throws from right field. She spent some time this week talking with Lipscombsports.com.
Wednesday at 4 p.m. the Lipscomb softball team will play host to Vol State for a doubleheader at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
Lipscomb University’s softball team posted the top grade point average for the 2014-15 school year as announced Tuesday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has announced that 14 Lipscomb softball players have earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2014-15 academic year.
Coach Kristin Ryman gets a second look at her players Wednesday night in a softball doubleheader at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium against Trevecca Nazarene. The first game starts at 5.
Lipscomb softball's plans for a doubleheader at Belmont Saturday have been canceled due to persistent rain.
The motto for the Lipscomb softball team this fall is “every day counts”. That was especially true Tuesday as the Lady Bisons held their first day of team practice.
The softball Lady Bisons wrapped up its 2015 mission trip to Mexico on Friday. The final blog post of the trip sees the group saying their final goodbyes and giving thanks to all involved with their mission.
On day seven of the softball mission trip to Mexico, the group traveled to Ensenada where they said their final goodbyes before doing some last minute shopping and enjoying a final Mexican meal. The team will arrive back in Nashville on Friday.
Day six was full of love for the Lipscomb softball mission team as they went door to door visiting numerous families in the area. The group sang songs and prayed for each family and in return, they received fruit, pizza and a warm heart.
Day five of the Lipscomb Softball Mexico mission trip was filled with more unforgettable moments, ranging from a spectacular sunrise to a competitive painting session and then a song-filled camp fire.
The softball Lady Bisons had a busy day on Monday in Mexico. They started the day by helping members of the church paint their houses, then held a hitting clinic with the town before finally wrapping up the day with some shark tacos and group singing by the ocean.
Junior pitcher McCarley Thomas takes us through day three of the Softball's Mission Trip to Mexico, including the different encounters with God that numerous members of the group have had.
Day two of the Softball Mission Trip to Mexico details the long and beautiful trip from San Diego to Colonet, B.C. - the team's home for the next week. Junior pitcher McCarley Thomas paints a picture of the experience God has put before them.
The Lipscomb softball team left Nashville Friday morning for a week-long mission trip in Mexico. Before making the trek south of the border, the team made a pit stop in San Diego to take in a Padres game...in style. Junior pitcher McCarley Thomas writes about the experience.
Former Lipscomb softball player Bridgette Begle will return to the classroom in August to pursue a law degree at the University of Houston. She has been in Nashville this week for a wedding shower for one of her former teammates, but found some time to talk with Lipscombsports.com.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team will play eight games and five teams this fall with doubleheaders against Tennessee State, Vol State and Trevecca and a doubleheader featuring games against Belmont and Alabama-Huntsville.
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.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team finished 33rd in the nation in the final NCAA RPI ratings, the highest ranking in the history of the program.
The Lipscomb softball team fell 2-0 to the No. 10 seeded Tennessee Lady Vols at Lee Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons have been to an NCAA Regional two times and for the second time they find themselves playing the host team for the chance to advance to a Super Regional.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons used a seven-run seventh inning to seal a 12-3 win over Virginia Tech in the NCAA Knoxville Regional Saturday night at Lee Stadium.
Giving up a late run, the softball team dropped a tough 4-3 decision to Virginia Tech in the opening round of the 2014 NCAA Softball Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn.
Lipscomb softball's Brianne Welch shares how the team reacted after finding out they would be given the opportunity to compete at the Knoxville Regionals.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons went through a workout Thursday on a cloudy day at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. But Lipscomb coach Kristin Ryman is more concerned with the mental approach of her team than what she saw physically.
Former Lady Bison ace Whitney Kihnl took a few moments to chat with LipscombSports.com in advance of this weeks' NCAA softball regional. Kihnl helped lead the Purple and Gold in the circle in the 2010 regional in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team packed a lot of emotions along with their gear when they boarded the bus Wednesday afternoon for East Tennessee.
With the Lipscomb Lady Bisons making their second trip to the NCAA Tournament coach Kristin Ryman is not surprised that she is being asked to compare this year’s team with the 2010 team that played in the Tuscaloosa Regional.
Rejuvenated. Exhilarated. Excited. These are just some of the adjectives to describe the mood of the Lady Bisons as they went through three hours of practice at hot and humid Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium Monday afternoon.
The softball team made history on Sunday night receiving the first NCAA at-large bid in school history. The Lady Bisons will take on Virginia Tech on Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the Knoxville regional hosted by Tennessee.
Unable to get on the scoreboard in an elimination game of the 2014 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, the Lady Bisons dropped a 3-0 decision to top seed USC Upstate on Thursday night at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
The Lady Bisons opened the 2014 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship with a 2-0 loss to Stetson on Thursday morning at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium. Lipscomb is set to play in an elimination game on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.
Long before the Lady Bisons take the field junior Jordan Abell is, to steal a quote from Major League Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, the straw that stirs the Lady Bisons drink.
The Lady Bisons, the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Sun Tournament, will play Stetson at 10 a.m. Thursday morning at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.
Lipscomb pitching coach Megan Rhodes Smith stands in centerfield with five softball players appearing to take a nap an hour before game time.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team added to their postseason honors as five players earned Atlantic Sun All-Conference honors and another was named to the A-Sun All-Freshman Team.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team has received national recognition for their play on the field this season but they are also being recognized for their work in the classroom as well.
Lipscomb outfielder Kelsey Cartwright has been named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District softball team for NCAA Division I.
When Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball coach Kristin Ryman has talked about needing some help late in the season she has been talking about other teams.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons may have made a drop in this week’s NCAA RPI, but their 4-0 record last week has garnered them votes in the two major top 25 polls.
Despite a four-game winning streak, the Lipscomb Lady Bisons fell in the RPI ranking from 28th to 33rd.
After honoring softball's seniors, the Lady Bisons pulled out a weekend sweep over Northern Kentucky with a 6-3 victory Sunday afternoon.
The regular season is winding down but the Lipscomb Lady Bisons are still adding a number of firsts to their season sweeping NKU in both games Saturday.
Saturday’s doubleheader starts at 4 p.m. Sunday’s game begins at 1 and is “Senior Day”. There are seven seniors to be honored this weekend.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons had a new look in the batting order and it proved to be effective after stealing a 7-1 victory from Western Kentucky.
This isn’t just another mid-week game for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team. They are making the short trip north to face Western Kentucky at the WKU Softball Complex. Game time is 5 p.m.
Despite a 1-2 record this past weekend at Stetson the Lipscomb Lady Bisons have moved up to 28th in this week’s NCAA Division I RPI ratings. It is the highest ranking in the history of the program besting last week’s No. 30 rating.
With apologies to Lipscomb catcher Rena’ Cothron who wears the number, thirteen was not the lucky number for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons.
After a disappointing first game the Lady Bisons rallied strong in game two against Stetson Friday afternoon.
Kelsey Cartwright will be leading the Lady Bisons as they travel to Stetson to take on the Hatters Friday and Saturday.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons are 30th in this week’s NCAA Division I Softball RPI, the highest ranking in the history of the program.
Kelsey Cartwright slammed a double to deep center with two outs to score Paige Neely with the game-winning run in the eighth for a 2-1 win over Mercer.
The Lipscomb softball team walked away with two wins in a doubleheader at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium Saturday.
The Lady Bisons will face Mercer in a three-game series this weekend, fighting for the third-place spot in the conference.
Lipscomb Athletics is excited to announce that the official dedication of Smith Stadium will take place on Saturday, April 12 at 3 p.m. or 15 minutes following game one of the Lady Bisons doubleheader with Mercer University.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons are back in the mix in Top 25 voting in one softball poll.
Lipscomb University’s Rena’ Cothron earned the Softball Player of the Week from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday March 30-April 5.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons continue to make an appearance in the weekly NCAA Softball RPI rankings.
Cothron's spectacular performance this past weekend against ETSU moved her to the front of the line to receive the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award.
Kelsey Cartwright's 3-run home run helped clinch a 4-2 win Sunday over ETSU to give Lipscomb its first A-Sun sweep of the year. The Lady Bisons improved to 31-9 overall and 11-6 in league play.
Saturday afternoon in an Atlantic Sun softball doubleheader at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium Lipscomb combined for 19 runs and 18 hits including three home runs, two doubles and a triple. Rena' Cothron hit a grand slam in game two.
Paige Neely and the Lady Bisons look to steal victories over ETSU in its three-game weekend series.
Wednesday night in a doubleheader with UAB from Conference USA the Lady Bisons won the first game on a walk-off double by Brittany Elmore that drove in two runs for a 2-1 win. In game two Lipscomb lost 5-3.
They play in different conferences and different states but since 2010 the rivalry between the Lipscomb Lady Bisons and UAB Blazers has been a strong one.
The Lady Bisons one of three Atlantic Sun teams in the RPI top 40 this week, coming in at No. 35. Upstate is 21st and Stetson 23rd.
Brianne Welch describes the emotions surrounding the softball team after their disappointing weekend facing USC Upstate.
The Lady Bisons brought the heat to Upstate, but it was not hot enough to secure any wins against the Spartans.
The Lady Bisons enter the most anticipated series of the season on Saturday at USC Upstate. After falling short in the A-Sun Championship to the Spartans last season, Lipscomb will be out to climb closer to No. 1 in the standings.
A forecast of rain for Friday and Saturday have prompted schedule changes for the Atlantic Sun series between Lipscomb and USC Upstate.
Kelsey Cartwright led all hitters with three and also led in runs batted in with two as the Lipscomb Lady Bisons beat Memphis 3-1 in eight innings Wednesday night at the Tiger Softball Complex.
The Lady Bisons, 26-5 overall, are on the road Wednesday night at the Tiger Softball Complex at 5 p.m. for a single game at Memphis, 13-17. This weekend they travel to Spartanburg, S.C., for a key three-game Atlantic Sun Conference series.
Lipscomb coach Kristin Ryman expected her team would be ranked pretty high in the first NCAA Division I RPI of the season, but she didn’t expect the Lady Bisons to be rated No. 30.
Junior softball outfielder Brianne Welch continues her blog about life on the road with the Lady Bisons. This installment talks about the series at KSU this past weekend and also the upcoming week's games.
The Lady Bisons stuck together, but could not turn their early lead into an overall victory.
More inclement weather has impacted Sunday's battle between Lipscomb and Kennesaw State.
Sweeping a softball doubleheader on the road is enough of a feat, but to put together back-to-back shutouts is a feat of almost epic proportions.
It has been said that talent often develops in quiet places. In the case of Lipscomb catcher Rena’ Cothron she has quietly developed her talent and is making a noticeable impact both at the plate and behind it.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons were able to pack a win in their bags as they head south.They made a huge comeback against UT Chattanooga to claim another victory.
The Lady Bisons are set and ready for a challenge as they head out to take on UT Chattanooga Thursday night.
Kristen Sturdivant's recent performance has provided her with several honors and awards for the week.
The Lady Bisons are once again receiving recognition after picking up wins over JU last weekend. They received 11 votes in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll and 10 votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25.
Lipscomb's Kristen Sturdivant was named Atlantic Sun Softball Player of the Week. The conference office announced the award Monday.
Persistent showers forced the cancellation of Sunday afternoon's contest between Lipscomb and Jacksonville. The series finale will not be made up this season.
Inclement weather in the Nashville area has forced a time change to Lipscomb's series finale against Jacksonville on Sunday. The teams will now play at 2:30 p.m.
Brianne Welch capped off a six-RBI performance with the first grand slam of her career in an 11-0 win for Softball over Jacksonville to complete a sweep of an Atlantic Sun doubleheader.
Brianne Welch fought an uphill battle to land playing time on the softball field thanks to hard work and a little help from her father.
Lipscomb University’s Kelsey Cartwright and Tennessee State’s Shea Morris earned the Softball Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for her performances from March 3-9.
The Oakland A’s had the “Bash Brothers”, Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire. The Lipscomb Lady Bisons have the “Smash Sisters” in Kelsey Cartwright and Kristen Sturdivant.
In a quick turnaround the Lady Bisons will be playing at Tennessee Tech Tuesday in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. Tennessee Tech, from the Ohio Valley Conference, is 8-15 this season. They beat Kent State 5-2 Sunday in the Georgia Tournament in Athens.
Leading the Lady Bisons to a series win over FGCU and a midweek sweep of Ohio, senior Kelsey Cartwright has been named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week. Cartwright hit .500 on the week with two home runs and six RBIs.
The Lady Bisons fought hard during the first two games against FGCU, but couldn't keep the heat alive in the final game, losing 5-3.
Two times Saturday the Lipscomb Lady Bisons beat Florida Gulf Coast in Atlantic Sun Conference action. In both victories the Lady Bisons did not clinch until the final inning at Smith Stadium at Draper Diamond.
Not worrying about things that you cannot control is a lesson that everyone could learn. For Lipscomb left-handed pitcher Ashley Anderson that message has been received this season. She lives it every time she goes to the circle.
The Lipscomb softball team used a power surge to beat Ohio University 9-4 and sweep a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Smith Stadium at Draper Diamond.
Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Ohio University visits for a doubleheader at Smith Stadium at Draper Diamond. Ohio University is 12-6 after losing its last five games. The Lady Bisons are 15-3 and winners of four of their last five outings.
Junior Brianne Welch continues her blog about life on the road with the Lipscomb softball team. This week's edition talks about the Lady Bisons travels to Jacksonville for the A-Sun opener with UNF.
Lipscomb left-hander Ashley Anderson allowed only four hits in 12 shutout innings in a pair of conference wins to claim Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week. It is her first A-Sun weekly award.
Lipscomb left-hander Ashley Anderson threw her second shutout in as many days to lead the Lady Bisons to a 7-0 win over North Florida at the UNF Softball Complex Sunday afternoon in the opening Atlantic Sun Conference series.
The Lady Bisons bounced back in the second game of a doubleheader with UNF on Saturday. Neely and Aguirre went yard in back-to-back at-bats to pace Lipscomb.
Neely hasn’t slowed down since that first pitch of the season. Heading into this weekend’s Atlantic Sun Conference opening series at North Florida she is batting a team-leading .423. She also leads the team in hits with 22, doubles with four and RBI with 16.
The Lipscomb softball team shut down Belmont 13-0 on a two-hitter by Tanner Sanders. Catcher Rena' Cothron led the Lady Bisons with three hits including one double.
Thursday afternoon Lipscomb will take a 12-2 pre-conference record into a single game matchup with Belmont, 5-6, in the softball version of “The Battle of the Boulevard”. The game is scheduled for 3:45 at Rose Park.
Originally scheduled as a doubleheader for Wednesday, the Lady Bisons and Belmont will now play a single game on Thursday at 3:45 p.m.
Junior Brianne Welch is starting a blog about life on the road with the Lipscomb softball team. This is her first installment as the Lady Bisons just wrapped up the Blues City Classic in Southaven, Miss.
The Lady Bisons got three hits from Brianne Welch, including a solo homerun, and defeated Murray State 7-2 to close out Lipscomb's performance in the Blues City Classic.
The Lady Bisons lost 7-2 to Missouri State Sunday afternoon in the Blues City Classic. Tanner Sanders recorded her first lost of the season.
The Lady Bisons bat around in the first inning to score seven runs before adding four more in the fifth. Heather Parker and Taylor Neuhart combine for the 11-0 shutout in the circle.
Senior left-hander Ashley Anderson threw five innings to pick up the win over Evansville and improve to 3-0 on the season. She struck out a career high 10 batters.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons pounded a season-high 18 hits in a 9-2 win over Appalachian State Friday afternoon in the opening round of the Blues City Classic. Gracey Aguirre led the Lady Bisons with four hits, her personal season high.
The Lady Bisons went 4-1 last week against some of the heavy hitters in the nation in the Getterman Classic to improve to 8-1 on the year. This week they travel to the Blues City Classic where the target will be on their backs.
In addition to being named Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Year this past week for her 3-0 performance, including two shutouts at the Getterman Classic at Baylor, Sanders has garnered some national notice as well.
The Lady Bisons are ranked 25th in the College Sports Madness Poll. They received 26 votes for inclusion in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll and 12 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll. The Lady Bisons, 8-1 this season.
College Sports Madness tabs Paige Neely the Atlantic Sun Softball Player of the Week after her stellar weekend on the diamond at the Getterman Classic. Neely finished the classic with a .467 average and 11 RBI.
Sanders, from Flintville, Tenn., garnered A-Sun Pitcher of the Week honors as she registered three wins including two shutouts, at the Getterman Classic hosted by Baylor in Waco, Texas. She was named to the All-Tournament team.
Make room for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons on the national stage. The polls won’t come out until Monday, but the Lady Bisons should be getting some level of national attention after starting 8-1 with victories over Baylor, Iowa and UAB.
After splitting Saturday with two top 25 teams the Lady Bisons stand 7-1, their best start to a season in the NCAA era. They started the day with an 8-0 loss in four innings to No. 16/18-ranked Missouri and finished with a 1-0 win over No. 14/16-rated Baylor, the host of the Getterman Classic.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons win streak ended at six Saturday with an 8-0 loss to Missouri in the Getterman Classic. The Lady Bisons had three hits with Kelsey Cartwright, Mimi Cartwright and Brianne Welch connecting for singles.
Two solid pitching performances propelled the Lipscomb Lady Bisons to a pair of victories in the first day of the Getterman Classic at Baylor University. The wins give Lipscomb a 6-0 start to the 2014 campaign.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons needed only five innings to get their first win in the Getterman Classic at Baylor University. The Lady Bisons defeated Iowa errors for a 10-0 win Friday morning.
The Lady Bisons, 4-0, are sure to find enough information to fill their notebooks this week. Starting Friday morning at 10 a.m. they will face Iowa (2-2) in the first game of the Getterman Classic at host Baylor University.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons 4-0 start to the 2014 season has quickly garnered them some national attention. In the ESPN.com/U.S.A. Softball Collegiate Top 25 the Lady Bisons received two votes for inclusion.
In the closing game of the Music City Classic Sunday afternoon the Lady Bisons beat Butler 6-3 at Draper Diamond after edging Virginia Tech earlier in the day on walk-off homerun from Sturdivant. The Lady Bisons are 4-0 to start the season.
Kristen Sturdivant's solo homerun in the seventh inning lifted the Lady Bisons to a 3-0 record to start the season in the Music City Classic. They are back in action at 2:30 against Butler.
The Lady Bisons opened the softball season Saturday afternoon at a chilled Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium with an 11-7 win over Miami-Ohio. They closed out the day with a 10-2 win over Tennessee State that was called in the sixth inning due to the run-rule.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons opened the 2014 softball season with an 11-7 win over Miami-Ohio Saturday at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium. The Lady Bisons close out tonight against Tennessee State.
Sub-freezing temps in the Nashville area have forced some more changes in the 2013 Music City Classic schedule. As a result, the Bisons will not take the field until Saturday afternoon.
The Lipscomb softball team has waited nine months for the next season to begin. Friday, that day will be here. Lipscomb will play its first game against Virginia Tech at 4 p.m. in the Music City Classic.
The unpredictability of the weather this weekend has forced a reshuffling of games for the Music City Classic. The revised schedule for Friday at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium on the Lipscomb campus opens with Detroit facing Miami (Ohio) at 11 a.m.
ipscomb sophomore Brittany Elmore continues to be recognized on preseason softball teams. Elmore has been named to the “College Sports Madness” Atlantic Sun Preseason First Team.
Sunday afternoon the Lipscomb Lady Bisons took advantage of temperatures in the high 50s for a scrimmage at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium. Coach Kristin Ryman liked what she saw overall.
Lipscomb sophomore Brittany Elmore has been named to the preseason Atlantic Sun All-Conference softball team. Elmore is coming off of an outstanding freshman season where she was honored as A-Sun Freshman of the Year.
There is no place like home, especially to start a season. The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team will be opening the 2014 season at Draper Diamond Feb. 7 as part of the Music City Classic, a tournament held in cooperation with Belmont. The Lady Bisons will face Virginia Tech at 4 p.m. Feb. 7 to open the season.
The baseball and softball teams took time out of their busy schedules to host the 2014 Front Porch Ministry Christmas party. The event benefited 11 different moms in Nashville as the teams took kids from Front Porch Christmas shopping.
Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball coach Kristin Ryman has signed four new players who have the power. Their ability to not only hit a softball, but to hit it with authority, is one of the common threads that bring the four members of the 2014 recruiting class together.
The Lady Bisons closed out the fall with a split of a doubleheader with Middle Tennessee State Saturday afternoon at Draper Diamond. In eight innings in game one the Lady Bisons fell 6-5. They came back in the nightcap for a 4-0 shutout in seven innings.
The Lady Bisons close out their fall schedule Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. when Middle Tennessee State visits Draper Diamond. The Lady Bisons are 6-0 this fall with four victories by shutouts.
In 15 innings over more than five hours at Draper Diamond Wednesday night the Lipscomb Lady Bisons pounded out 19 hits and scored 17 runs in beating Trevecca Nazarene 9-0 and 8-0.
This fall Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball coach Kristin Ryman has been getting long looks at four pitchers. Returning to the mound for their senior seasons are Heather Parker and Ashley Anderson.
Saturday afternoon at Rose Park the Lady Bisons swept Belmont 5-3 and 5-2 in a doubleheader. The Lady Bisons remain undefeated this fall in four games, but more important than the victories is the opportunity for coach Kristin Ryman to evaluate her team.
The Lipscomb softball team travels the short distance to E.S. Rose Park to battle Belmont in a doubleheader Saturday. The first game begins at noon.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team won twice on Saturday afternoon at Draper Diamond. In the opening doubleheader of the fall exhibition season, the Lady Bisons shut down Tennessee State 1-0 in game one and 6-0 in game two.
The Lipscomb softball team has a very versatile team this year. The Lady Bisons have several athletes who can play all over the diamond. Fans can see the squad in action this weekend with the beginning of fall ball.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team is ranked 13th in the country by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) in academics for the 2012-13 school year.
The Lipscomb softball team released their fall schedule today. It all begins for the Lady Bisons on Sept. 28 when they face Tennessee State in a doubleheader at Draper Diamond.
There are only 24 hours in a day, but don’t tell Christina “Christy” Grisham. The former Lipscomb softball player works a regular job, spends an average of four hours a day in preparation for the Miss Tennessee pageant and is also working on designing her own line of clothes.
Former University of Tennessee and David Lipscomb High School star Megan Rhodes Smith has been named assistant coach for the Lady Bisons to work with the pitching staff.
Mollie Mitchell, Lipscomb’s graduate assistant softball coach, went to the land of William Wallace in June for a mission trip.
Softball coach Kristin Ryman is set to host a pair of summer camps beginning with the Junior Bison Camp June 17-19 followed by the advanced skills camp July 15-16.
The members of the Lipscomb softball team won’t soon forget the 2013 season. There were hills and valleys, but through it all the Purple and Gold rallied and finished the season as one of the hottest teams in the Atlantic Sun Conference, winning 10 of their last 11 regular season conference games.
Mackenzie Tucker Williams, the former Lipscomb softball player, flies from Nashville to Atlanta and then hops on a jet for Seattle where her work day begins.
The Lipscomb softball team fell short in its quest to claim the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship on Saturday. The Lady Bisons fell 4-1 and 7-5 to USC Upstate in the championship round.
The Lipscomb softball team plays in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship Saturday at noon. The Lady Bisons play USC Upstate for the right to go to the NCAA Tournament.
The Lipscomb softball team advances to the the Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship Saturday at noon after Gracey Aguirre's two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to give the Lady Bisons a 4-2 win over USC Upstate.
After a walk-off home run by Mickey Bell last night in the eight inning, the Lipscomb softball team scored two runs in the eight inning to win 3-1 over No. 1 seed North Florida. The Lady Bisons will play No. 2 USC Upstate at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.
Leading off the eighth inning Mickey Bell blasted a walk-off home run to right center to give the Lipscomb Lady Bisons a 5-4 win over Kennesaw State Wednesday night in the first day of the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship at Draper Diamond.
Bree Thurman and the rest of the Lipscomb Lady Bisons started the Atlantic Sun Softball Championships Wednesday afternoon at Draper Diamond. She found a few moments to talk with Lipscombsports.com about her future after softball in an edition of “Where are they going?”.
The Lipscomb softball team opens Atlantic Sun Conference play on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Draper Diamond. The Lady Bisons, the fourth seed and tournament host, plays fifth seeded Kennesaw State.
Brittany Elmore, Paige Neely, Gracey Aguirre, Tanner Sanders, Mickey Bell and Bree Thurman were named by the A-Sun Conference on the postseason team.
Lipscomb softball pitcher Tanner Sanders and outfielder Gracey Aguirre was named the A-Sun Player of the Week.
The Lipscomb softball team sweeps Northern Kentucky in the regular season finale 4-3, scoring the winning run in the top of the seventh inning. LU will be the No. 4 seed in the A-Sun Tournament that starts on Wednesday.
Freshman softball pitcher Tanner Sanders threw a no-hitter in game two at Northern Kentucky. Lipscomb team won 3-0 in game one and 6-0 in game two
The Lipscomb softball team enters the final regular season with three-games on the road against Northern Kentucky with a doubleheader on Friday at noon.
Lipscomb and Stetson softball teams entered the weekend as two of the hottest teams in the Atlantic Sun Conference. So it wasn’t surprising to see them split a doubleheader Sunday afternoon. After winning game one 7-3, the Lady Bisons rallied for three runs in the seventh in game two but fell short 4-3.
Mother Nature got the best of the Lady Bisons on Saturday afternoon. With a doubleheader scheduled against Stetson University in Nashville, the games were canceled due to the steady rainfall in the area all afternoon.
The Lady Bisons softball team hosts Stetson for a three game series beginning at 2:30 on Saturday. Sunday's contest at 1 p.m. will be Senior Day for the lone senior on the squad Bree Thurman.
It wasn't exactly softball weather, but it was a fun night for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons.The Lady Bisons flexed their muscles with 15 hits and four for extra bases, in a10-3 win over Middle Tennessee at Blue Raider Stadium Wednesday night.
The Lipscomb softball plays one game on Wednesday at 6 p.m. instead of the regular scheduled doubleheader due to the wet conditions.
Lipscomb takes the short journey to Middle Tennessee State Wednesday for a single game with the first pitch slated to start at 6 p.m. The Lady Bisons have won 10 of their last 13 games.
Lipscomb's Paige Neely won her first Atlantic Sun Weekly Softball Award as Player of the Week the conference announced Monday.
The Lady Bisons softball team came back from a 1-0 deficit Sunday afternoon at sun-splashed Sikes Field on the Mercer campus for a 3-1 win over the Bears. LU swept the Bears 3-0.
The Lipscomb softball team won the first game of the doubleheader 8-0 in six innings. In the second game, the Lady Bisons scored 10 runs in the last two innings for a comeback win 10-6.
Both Lipscomb and Mercer are in the hunt for one of the six spots in the Atlantic Sun Tournament. Wins this weekend are important to both teams. So it is going to come down to one thing - who wants it the most.
Wednesday night the Lady Bisons lost 8-2 in game one and then fell 7-1 in the nightcap to Western Kentucky at Draper Diamond. The Lady Bisons are 24-21 overall. Western Kentucky, from the Sunbelt Conference, is 28-13.
The Lipscomb softball team hosts Western Kentucky in a doubleheader on Wednesday at Draper Diamond. Game one is scheduled for 5 p.m.
College Sports Madness has named Lipscomb freshman right-hander Tanner Sanders as the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week.
The Lipscomb softball team took a 3-2 victory from No. 24 USC Upstate on Sunday afternoon at Draper Diamond. Kristen Sturdivant hit a two-run homerun to propel that Lady Bisons to victory.
The Lipscomb softball team split a pair of games Saturday at Draper Diamond. The Lady Bisons fell 4-1 in game one. In game two, Tanner Sanders threw a one-hitter to propel LU to a 5-1 victory.
The Lipscomb softball team hosts No. 24 USC Upstate in a three-game series beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Draper Diamond
Wednesday night the Lipscomb Lady Bisons swept long-time rival Belmont in a doubleheader by scores of 7-1 and 4-3 at Draper Diamond. The Lady Bisons are 22-18 and have won eight of their last 10 games. Belmont, playing in the Ohio Valley Conference this season, slipped to 12-23.
The Lipscomb softball team hosts Belmont in the Battle of the Boulevard on Wednesday in a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m.
Lipscomb University’s Heather Parker was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Pitcher of the Week for her performances in contests from April 1-7.
Lipscomb's Heather Parker collected her second career Atlantic Sun weekly softball honor as Pitcher of the Week after leading the Lady Bisons to two shutout wins in conference action this weekend.
The Lipscomb softball team won 7-0 over ETSU for the weekend sweep. Heather Parker threw a one-hitter for the Lady Bisons for the victory.
The Lipscomb softball team swept a doubleheader from ETSU on Saturday. Right-hander Tanner Sanders shut down the Buccaneers 2-0 in game one. Right-hander Heather Parker allowed only one hit in an 8-0 win in the nightcap.
The Lipscomb softball squad travels to Johnson City, Tenn., for a three game series with A-Sun foe ETSU. The series begins with a doubleheader on Saturday at noon with the final game on Sunday at noon.
After sweeping Florida Gulf Coast in a three-game series this past weekend, the Lipscomb softball team was stopped Tuesday night in a doubleheader with UAB from C-USA. The Lady Bisons lost game one 8-1 and were edged in the nightcap 1-0.
Lipscomb University’s Heather Parker was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Softball Pitcher of the Week for her performances in contests from March 25-31.
The Lipscomb softball team travels to UAB for a nonconference doubleheader in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Lipscomb's Heather Parker earned her first career Atlantic Sun Softball weekly honor as announced by the conference on Monday.
The Lady Bisons held on for a 7-5 win over Florida Gulf Coast Saturday afternoon to complete the three-game sweep. It was the first Atlantic Sun sweep of the season for the Lady Bisons.
Friday night at Florida Gulf Coast the Lady Bisons swept a doubleheader winning game one 5-3 and game two 6-1. The losses were the first for FGCU in the Atlantic Sun this season.
The Lipscomb softball team travels to Ft. Myers, Fla., for a three game series with Florida Gulf Coast beginning with a doubleheader Friday. Game time is set for 4 p.m.
Playing in front of a near-capacity crowd at Draper Diamond, the Lipscomb softball team fell 8-1 to No. 20 Kentucky on Wednesday night.
The Lipscomb softball team hosts the No. 20 Kentucky team on Wednesday before heading to Ft. Myers for a three-game series against Florida Gulf Coast over the Easter weekend.
After jumping out to a 4-0 lead Sunday afternoon against North Florida the Lady Bisons gave up five runs in the fifth inning. That was all North Florida needed for a 5-4 win in Atlantic Sun play at Draper Diamond.
On a chilly, gray Saturday afternoon at Draper Diamond the Lady Bisons softball squad opened with a disastrous first inning in game one against North Florida, falling 5-1, and bounced back to win 8-0 in game two. The game was called after five innings.
However, the Lady Bisons will be tested at the plate this weekend when North Florida, 22-9, 1-2 in the Atlantic Sun, visits for a three-game series. Saturday’s doubleheader at Draper Diamond begins at 2 p.m. A single game is scheduled for Sunday at 1.
The Lipscomb softball team won both games of the doubleheader against Tennessee Tech Wednesday. The Lady Bisons won the first game 6-5 and the second game 6-3.
Lipscomb freshman Brittany Elmore and the rest of the Lady Bisons host Tennessee Tech on Wednesday in a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. at Draper Diamond.
Sunday afternoon the Lady Bisons fell 2-0 to Kennesaw State at Draper Diamond. The Lady Bisons dropped to 11-13 overall, 2-4 in the A-Sun. Kennesaw State is 20-4, 4-1 in the conference. The Purple and Gold was 1-2 for the series.
The Lady Bisons lost game one 6-3, but came back strong in the nightcap for a 4-3 win over Kennesaw State. A single to left center by Brittany Elmore drove in the winning run in game two.
Saturday at 2 p.m. the Lady Bisons softball team will face Kennesaw State in an Atlantic Sun doubleheader at Draper Diamond. Sunday the two teams will play a single game at 2.
The Lipscomb softball team swept Austin Peay 8-6 and 15-0 on Wednesday in Clarksville, Tenn. Tanner Sanders picked up the win in both games while Gracey Aguirre hit for three doubles.
Lipscomb third baseman Paige Neely and her fellow Lady Bisons travel to Austin Peay for a double header beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The spring ASun.TV broadcast schedule is set to get underway this weekend as the softball and baseball teams both play at home.
A late rally fell short as the Lady Bisons lost 3-1 to close out the first Atlantic Sun series of the season at the Jacksonville Softball Complex.
The Lipscomb softball team split a pair of games on the opening day of Atlantic Sun Conference action Saturday. LU fell 4-3 in game one and rebounded for a 4-3 win in game 2 against Jacksonville.
The Lipscomb softball team look to start the Atlantic Sun Conference schedule this weekend on the road in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Lipscomb softball team fell 5-1 to IPFW on Sunday afternoon. Kelsey Cartwright hit a solo home run for the Lady Bisons to prevent the shutout.
Today's opening round of the Purple and Gold Challenge at Lipscomb's Draper Diamond has been canceled due to the weather.
The Lipscomb softball team looks to rebound for the 8-7 loss Wednesday against Wright State in the Purple and Gold Challenge this weekend as UTEP, IPFW and Tennessee Tech comes into town.
Katie Haab, a former Lipscomb softball player and student worker in the athletic media relations department, took some time with LipscombSports.com
On a cold, gray, damp and windy Wednesday afternoon they found themselves an 11-9 loser in eight innings to Wright State from the Horizon League.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons faced a major challenge Tuesday night when they headed east to face the No. 7-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols.
Brittany Elmore is already a triple threat at the plate for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons 13 games into her freshman season.
The Lady Bisons prevailed 11-9 in 10 innings Sunday morning to beat Miami-Ohio. It was the second extra inning game for the Lady Bisons this season. They are 1-1 when games are tied after seven innings.
In what is the high water mark of the young season for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons they pounded a season-high 16 hits, including half of them for extra bases, in a 17-1 win over Niagara.
Brittany Elmore and Kelsey Cartwright combined to knock in five runs for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons in a 6-0 win over Ohio Saturday in the second day of the Frost Classic in Chattanooga.
The Lipscomb softball team fell 1-0 on Friday night to Tennessee-Chattanooga, to spit a pair of games on Friday, in the Frost Classic in Chattanooga.
The Lipscomb softball team ended a five-game losing streak in a 4-2 victory over Missouri State on Friday at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The Lipscomb softball team looks to end the five game skid in the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn. LU faces Missouri State Friday at 12:15 p.m.
The Lipscomb softball team lost against host Mississippi State in the finale of the Bulldog Battle 4-3 in 10 innings in Starkville, Miss.
A night game with Murray State was canceled and will not be rescheduled due to a delay in the start of the late games and a temperature in the low 30s with the wind chill.
The Lady Bisons opened a chilly Saturday with a 5-1 loss to Western Kentucky in the second day of the “Bulldog Battle” at Mississippi State.
A late rally fell short Friday night as the Lady Bisons softball team lost 2-1 to Northwestern State in the opening day of the “Bulldog Battle” at Mississippi State.
Most athletes have to pick out one sport and work with all of their hearts to excel. A few are so good at multiple sports that they have a difficult time deciding what to play.
The Lipscomb softball team travels to the Bulldog Battle this weekend hosted by Mississippi State. The Lady Bisons first game is at 4 p.m. Friday against Northwestern State.
The Lady Bisons softball team suffered at 10-1 loss Sunday morning in Houston, Texas, against the host University of Houston Cougars.
The Lipscomb softball team lost its first game of the season to No. 11 Louisiana-Lafayette 5-2 at the Houston Hilton Classic Tournament in Houston, Texas.
A combination of power and finesse proved to be a winning formula for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons as they handed coach Kristin Ryman her 223rd career victory making her the winningest coach in Lipscomb softball history.
The Lipscomb softball opened the season 2-0 with a 4-2 over Houston after previously winning 4-0 over Iowa on Friday.
The Lipscomb softball team opened the 2013 regular season campaign winning 4-0 against Iowa in the Houston Hilton Classic in Houston, Texas.
The Lipscomb softball team opens it's 2013 campaign at the Houston Hilton Classic hosted by the University of Houston. The Lady Bisons first game will be at 11:30 a.m. against Iowa.
Sophomore Ashley Anderson, junior transfer Heather Parker and freshman Tanner Sanders will get tested quickly as the Lady Bisons travel to Texas for the Houston Hilton Classic hosted by the University of Houston Friday, Saturday and Sunday to open the 2013 regular season.
When the 2013 softball season starts Lipscomb Lady Bisons coach Kristin Ryman doesn’t want her players to have “failures to communicate”.
With Kelsey Cartwright picked as a preseason First Team All-Conference, Lipscomb softball was tabbed fourth in the A-Sun Preseason Coaches Poll.
Softball practice officially opened for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons Monday. But due to wintry weather conditions the team spent the first day working inside on hitting in McQuiddy Gym.
“College Sports Madness” has named Tanner Sanders, a right-handed pitcher, as Atlantic Sun Conference Preseason Freshman Player of the Year.
Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Ryman received an unexpected gift in December when infielder Paige Neely transferred to the program after spending a year with Austin Peay State.
Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Ryman has never been one to be afraid of challenging her team with a strong pre-conference schedule.
Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball coach Kristin Ryman will welcome six new players for the 2013-14 academic year.
The Lipscomb softball team ended its fall schedule 8-0 and learns about the young players for the upcoming 2013 season.
The Lipscomb softball team swept Trevecca Nazarene University Thursday night with two 10-2 victories to finish fall ball at a perfect 8-0 record.
Saturday night the Lady Bisons beat Middle Tennessee 6-3 and 2-0 in a doubleheader at Draper Diamond, where fans got the opportunity for the first time to sit in the new chair-back seats behind home plate.
One of the biggest questions facing the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team is how to replace ace pitcher Whitney Kiihnl.
LipscombSports.com recently had a chance to catch up with former Lipscomb Athletics softball player Kellie Sirus, who now lives in Sarasota, Fla.
Saturday afternoon at Draper Diamond the Lady Bisons beat Belmont 5-2 in an eight-inning game and 4-0 in a seven-inning nightcap.
Fans of the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team don’t have to wait until next spring to get their first look at the team.
After spending the past two seasons working with the pitching staff at Louisiana-Munroe, Paige Cassady joins the LU softball staff to work with the Lady Bisons pitchers.
The softball team started its return back home on Sunday making the hazardous drive to Tegucigalpa and taking time for a spirited worship service
Day five of the softball team's mission trip to Honduras proved to be filled with a pair of mountaintop experiences that they will never forget.
Another day of hard work is in the books for the softball team. A number of new small helpers joined in the construction project.
As the Lipscomb softball team's mission trip in Honduras continues, Assoc. AD Brent High reports in on another grueling day that ended with lots of smiles.
Day two of the softball team's mission trip in Honduras saw the Lady Bisons complete a morning of grueling of hard, physical construction labor.
Lipscomb Associate AD Brent High checks in from day one of the softball mission trip to Honduras at Mission Lazarus
LipscombSports.com continues its look back at the top-10 stories of 2011-12. At number six is Whitney Kihnl earning Atlantic Sun co-Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.
With 187 student-athletes earning a 3.0 GPA or better during the 2011-12 academic year, Lipscomb leads the A-Sun in All-Academic honorees. The Bison and Lady Bisons placed better than 74 percent of student-athletes on the All-Academic registry.
After serving as pitching coach for Kristin Ryman and the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team for six seasons, Lexi Myers is moving across campus to take over as head coach for Lipscomb Academy.
Lipscomb will host the 2013 and 2014 Atlantic Sun Softball Tournaments at Draper Diamond, the conference office announced Thursday. This will be the first softball conference tournament the Lady Bisons have hosted in the Division I era.
Whitney Kiihnl has a shelf full of awards from her time as a Lipscomb pitcher, and that number grew by one on Thursday. Kiihnl was named the Atlantic Sun's Co-Female Student Athlete of the Year, along with FGCU basketball player Courtney Chihil.
Lipscomb head coach Kristin Ryman has added utilityplayer Madison Wray and pitcher/first baseman Heather Parker to next season's incoming recruiting class, bringing the total number of signees up to seven.
Junior Kelsey Cartwright was named second-team All-Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, Thursday. Cartwright set the Lipscomb single-season home run record on the way to first-team All-Conference honors in her first season on campus.
The 2012 season came to a close for the Lipscomb softball team against Kennesaw State, Friday at Cyrill Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C. A seven-run fourth-inning for Kennesaw State gave the Owls a 9-2 victory despite two solo home runs from Lipscomb's Kelsey Cartwright.
After defeating host USC Upstate to advance to the third day of competition at the 2012 Atlantic Sun Sofbtall Tournament, Lipscomb faces Kennesaw State in a must-win Friday at 2 p.m. (CT) at Upstate's Cyrill Stadium.
Led by big hits from Mollie Mitchell, Haley Elliott and Kelsey Cartwright and a complete-game performance from Ashley Anderson, Lipscomb defeated host USC Upstate 8-3 in A-Sun Tournament action, Thursday. The Lady Bisons face Kennesaw State Friday at 2 p.m.
Anything can happen when Lipscomb takes the field in a must-win Atlantic Sun Tournament against USC Upstate, Thursday. One thing is for certain: senior Mollie Mitchell will be behind the plate for the Lady Bisons.
Despite a strong performance from Mollie Mitchell and a solo home run from Haley Elliott, Lipscomb dropped the opening game of the Atlantic Sun Softball Tournament to Jacksonville 2-1, Wednesday. The Lady Bisons face host USC Upstate at 2 p.m. (CT) in a must-win to stay alive in the tournament.
Lipscomb faces off against Jacksonville at 3 p.m. (ET) Wednesday in the opening game of the 2012 Atlantic Sun Softball Championship, hosted by USC Upstate. The fourth-seeded Lady Bisons will battle the defending champions in a rematch of last season's championship game.
Senior Whitney Kiihnl was named Atlantic Sun Scholar Athlete of the Year the conference office announced, Tuesday. Kiihnl, who graduated Saturday with a degree in biology, is the award's inaugural recipient.
Led by junior Kelsey Cartwright's first-team selection, five Lady Bisons earned post-season recognition from the Atlantic Sun, Tuesday. Whitney Kiihnl and Haley Elliott were second-team honorees, while Ashley Anderson and Gracey Aguirre found spots on the All-Freshman team.
In her seventh blog of 2012, junior Vanessa Medina talks about senior weekend, beating USC Upstate and ETSU and this week's Atlantic Sun Championships.
Lipscomb senior Whitney Kiihnl was named to the District III All-Academic team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Friday. She is the first Lady Bison softball player to be named to the All-District team since 2010.
Kelsey Cartwright and Kristen Sturdivant led a resurgent Lipscomb attack in a doubleheader sweep of ETSU, Saturday. The Lady Bisons locked up the four-seed for next week's Atlantic Sun Tournament and will face Jacksonville in the tournament opener Wednesday.
After dropping the opening game of a Friday doubleheader against USC Upstate, the Lady Bisons rallied back for a 2-1 Senior Night win in game two that punched their ticket to next week's Atlantic Sun Softball Tournament in Spartanburg, S.C.
When Whitney Kiihnl walks across the stage for Saturday's graduation, her academic career at Lipscomb will come to a close. But the record-breaking pitcher still has some big moments left in her softball career for the Lady Bisons.
Lipscomb enters the final weekend 31-17 and 8-6 in the Atlantic Sun. The Lady Bisons need to pick up some victories to assure themselves a spot in next weekend's A-Sun Softball Tournament in Spartanburg, S.C.
After losing a tough doubleheader-opening game to Western Kentucky 6-2, the Lady Bisons rallied back thanks in part to Kelsey Cartwright's 14th home run of 2012 to take the second game 5-4 and earn a hard-fought split.
A pair of shutout performances from UAB's pitching staff conspired to shut down the Lady Bisons in Tuesday's non-conference doubleheader. Lipscomb dropped 4-0 and 3-0 contests to the Blazers.
Lipscomb will take a break from the Atlantic Sun schedule this week, taking on UAB and Western Kentucky in a pair of challenging mid-week series. The Lady Bisons host UAB Tuesday with first pitch scheduled for 5 p.m. at Draper Diamond.
Kelsey Cartwright slugged two home runs, including a grand slam, and Lipscomb got stellar pitching performances from Whitney Kiihnl and Ashley Anderson to earn a sweep of Mercer Saturday in Macon, Ga.
Behind Whitney Kiihnl's 23rd complete game and eighth shutout of the season, Lipscomb earned a hard-fought split with conference-leading Kennesaw State, Friday, in Georgia.
After evening their A-Sun record with a doubleheader sweep at Belmont last weekend, the Lipscomb softball team takes to the road for a huge test against conference-leading Kennesaw State and Mercer, this weekend.
The March 15 doubleheader against UAB that was postponed has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 24 at Draper Diamond.
Freshman Gracey Aguirre hit .636 in four Lady Bisons victories last week, earning her first Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award and the first for a Lipscomb position player during the 2012 campaign.
Senior Whitney Kiihnl threw a one-hitter and redshirt freshman Ashley Anderson followed it up with a shutout of her own in the Lady Bisons sweep of Belmont, Saturday, at E.S. Rose Park.
The Lady Bisons wade back into the Atlantic Sun fray Saturday when they head over to E.S. Rose Park to take on archrival Belmont in a doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 12 noon (CT)
The Lady Bison softball team plated 19 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Austin Peay at Draper Diamond, Tuesday. Lipscomb run-ruled the Lady Govs in both games, winning the opener 10-1 and taking game two 9-0.
In her sixth blog of 2012, junior Vanessa Medina talks about having a home weekend, including Easter and the Lady Bison's "Think Pink" game.
After dropping three of four over the weekend, Lipscomb softball will get back on the field Tuesday when they host Austin Peay in a non-conference doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. (CT) at Draper Diamond.
Lipscomb dropped yet another 1-0 doubleheader-opening game, and were unable to recover for the game two victory, falling 5-3 to Stetson. The Lady Bison drop to 23-13 overall, despite a strong day at the plate from Haley Elliott.
Lipscomb dropped a 1-0 pitcher's duel in the opener but rebounded for a 14-5 drubbing in game two of the Lady Bison's Atlantic Sun home opener.
After splitting doubleheaders at North Florida and Jacksonville last weekend, Lipscomb returns to Draper Diamond to begin the home A-Sun schedule with doubleheaders Friday and Saturday.
In her fifth blog of 2012, junior Vanessa Medina discusses the Lady Bison road trip to Jacksonville and the beginning of the Atlantic Sun schedule.
After a dropping a heartbreaker in game one at Jacksonville, Lipscomb softball rebounded to take game two and earn a split of the A-Sun doubleheader, improving to 22-10 overall. Lipscomb is 2-2 after the first weekend of A-Sun play.
Due to inclement weather, Lipscomb softball's Saturday doubleheader at Jacksonville has been postponed and rescheduled for Sunday morning at 10 a.m. (CT)
Lipscomb softball earned a hard-fought split in Jacksonville Friday evening, opening Atlantic Sun play with a 1-0 loss to North Florida before rebounding with a 5-4 victory.
After posting a 20-8 record during non-conference play, the Lady Bison softball team begins the A-Sun schedule this weekend, with games at North Florida (March 30) and Jacksonville (March 31).
In the second installment of this week's two-part blog, Lipscomb softball's Vanessa Medina details the Mustang Classic and harrowing night in San Francisco.
In part one of a two-part edition of Nessa's News, Lipscomb junior Vanessa Medina discusses the softball trip to California, including visits to Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz.
Senior Whitney Kiihnl was named Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season and 12th time in her career, Monday. Kiihnl was 4-0 with an 0.58 ERA at the Mustang Classic, this weekend.
Lipscomb softball defeated Ball State 3-1 Sunday, finishing 4-1 at the Mustang Classic and avenging an earlier loss to the Cardinals. Junior Kelsey Cartwright went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and Whitney Kiihnl struck out 11 to lead the Lady Bison.
Lipscomb softball earned a split on day two at the Mustang Classic, defeating Cal Poly 12-1 and falling to UNLV 5-3.
Lipscomb opened the Mustang Classic with 2-1 victories over UNLV and Cal Poly, Friday evening. The UNLV victory was head coach Kristin Ryman's 200th career victory.
After a long homestand, the Lipscomb softball team is on the road this weekend for the Mustang Classic in San Luis Obispo, Calif., hosted by Cal Poly. The Lady Bison enter the weekend as winners of eight of their last nine games.
Winners of eight of their past nine games, Lipscomb softball got some national recognition this week with two votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball top-25 poll.
After dropping a 2-1 pitcher's duel in eight innings to open Monday's doubleheader against Marshall, Lipscomb rallied back to earn a split by winning the night cap 4-1. The Lady Bison are now 9-1 at home this season.
With Thursday's doubleheader against UAB postponed due to inclement, the Lady Bison softball team is eager to get back into competition at Draper Diamond when they host Marshall for a Monday doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.
Due to inclement weather in the area, Lipscomb's doubleheader against UAB has been postponed. A make-up date has yet to be announced.
Lipscomb brings a seven-game win streak into Thursday's midweek doubleheader against UAB at Draper Diamond, beginning at 3 p.m. The Lady Bison are 14-3 since losing three of four to open the season.
Senior pitcher Whitney Kiihnl has earned her second Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week award for the 2012 season. The Batesville, Miss. native recorded four wins and her 1,000th career strikeout last weekend.
Senior Whitney Kiihnl picked up her 1,000th career strikeout and 13th win of the season in Lipscomb's 8-6 victory over MTSU, Sunday. Lipscomb finished the Lady Bison Classic 4-0.
The Lipscomb softball team pounded out a season-high 12 hits in an 11-3 run-rule victory against Eastern Michigan, Saturday. The Lady Bison head into Sunday's doubleheader winners of five in a row.
Caroline Mason, Haley Elliott and Kristen Sturdivant each homered for the Lady Bison in Lipscomb's 5-2 victory over Drake in Lipscomb's opening game of the Lady Bison Classic at Draper Diamond.
After a midweek sweep of IPFW, the Lipscomb softball team will host the Lady Bison Classic at Draper Diamond, beginning Friday at noon.
Shutouts from Whitney Kiihnl and Ashley Anderson gave Lipscomb a sweep of the Lady Bison's Wednesday doubleheader against IPFW at Draper Diamond. The wins move Lipscomb to 11-6 going into this weekend's Lady Bison Classic.
Lipscomb hosts IPFW Wednesday, in the first midweek doubleheader at Draper Diamond this season. The game will be the first for Lipscomb at home since Feb. 18.
The 2012 Atlantic Sun baseball and softball championships will be live streamed by ESPN3, the conference office announced Tuesday.
In her third blog of 2012, junior Vanessa Medina talks about the Citrus Classic, including five games and the Lady Bison's Florida adventures.
Senior Whitney Kiihnl threw her ninth complete game of the spring and Caroline Mason drove in three runs to give Lipscomb an 8-2 victory over St. John's on the final day of the Citrus Classic.
Good pitching performances were offset by timely hitting from the opposition on Day Two of the Citrus Classic. Lipscomb dropped the first game to Penn State, 4-3, and were shutout by Ball State 2-0 in the late game.
The Lady Bison softball team opened the Citrus Classic Friday with a 13-5 drubbing of LIU-Brooklyn, but dropped game two against South Alabama (9-2) to snap their seven-game winning streak.
After four big wins at last weekend's College of Charleston Classic, Lipscomb softball looks to build on a six-game winning streak while soaking up some sunshine at the Disney Wide World of Sports Citrus Classic.
In her second blog of 2012, junior Vanessa Medina talks all things Lady Bison softball, including sweeping the College of Charleston Classic and how much she enjoyed visiting Charleston.
Senior pitcher Whitney Kiihnl has been named Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week for her performance at the College of Charleston Classic over the weekend. Kiihnl picked up four wins, three via shutout, and didn't allow an earned run all weekend for the Lady Bison.
Behind timely hitting from sophomore Haley Elliott and a three-hit shutout from senior Whitney Kiihnl, Lipscomb knocked off Louisiana Monroe 2-0 in the Lady Bison's final game at the College of Charleston Classic.
Behind a shut-out performance from Whitney Kiihnl and a five-RBI performance by Kelsey Cartwright, Lipscomb defeated MTSU in an 8-0, five-inning victory Saturday night on the second day of play at the College of Charleston Classic.
Due to inclement weather, Lipscomb will face MTSU at 6 p.m., Saturday, and will play Louisiana-Monroe at 8 a.m., Sunday. Those games were originally scheduled for 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday. Lipscomb's Sunday match-up against College of Charleston has been canceled.
Lipscomb knocked off Virginia Tech and Wagner to open the College of Charleston Classic, Friday. Senior Whitney Kiihnl got the win in both games and Kelsey Cartwright upped her average to .400, going 3-for-4 against Wagner.
The Lipscomb softball team is on the road for the first of two consecutive tournaments at this weekend's College of Charleston Classic. The Lady Bison will play five games during the three-day event.
Impending inclement weather has led to a cancellation of Day Two of the Lady Bison Round Robin, which had been scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
Whitney Kiihnl threw a no-hitter and Haley Elliott slammed a walk-off home to left field to lift Lipscomb to a 1-0 win over Butler in the home opener. In the second game against Samford, Kelsey Cartwright homered and Caroline Mason drove in two runs to lead Lipscomb to a 5-2 victory.
Lipscomb softball will host Butler and Samford in the Lady Bison Round Robin, beginning Saturday at 11 a.m. and continuing Sunday at 11 a.m. The Lady Bison opened the season with a 1-3 record at last weekend's Mardi Gras Invitational in Mobile, Ala.
Lipscombsports.com had the chance this week to catchup with former softball player Julia Davidson Salgueiro, who now resides in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Lipscomb junior Vanessa Medina is back for the 2012 season with her weekly blog "Nessa's News." In her season's first post, she talks about the Lady Bison's opening weekend games at the Mardi Gras Invitational.
Despite outhitting host South Alabama in the final game of the Mardi Gras Tournament, Lipscomb was defeated by the Jaguars 6-1, Sunday. Four errors and a number of walks did nothing to aid the Lady Bison in the losing effort.
Lipscomb couldn't match the offensive output of the second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on day two of the Mardi Gras Invitational. Alabama downed Lipscomb 15-4, Saturday.
Lipscomb softball split its opening-day games at South Alabama's Mardi Gras Invitational, Friday. The Lady Bison defeated Jacksonville State, 2-0, before falling 3-1 to Mississippi State.
Lipscomb softball begins the 2012 campaign at South Alabama's Mardi Gras Tournament in Mobile, Ala., beginning Friday at 10 a.m. The Lady Bison will face Jacksonville State, SEC foes Mississippi State and second-ranked Alabama and the host Jaguars during the three-day event.
Featuring over 40 contests this spring, Atlantic Sun TV and Lipscomb University have partnered together to bring Bison baseball and Lady Bison softball fans coverage of the 2012 season.
Lipscomb sophomore Shelby Cunningham was baptized on January 21, becoming the fourth Lady Bison softball player and 10th Lipscomb athlete overall to make a profession of faith during this academic year.
The Atlantic Sun Preseason Awards were announced by the conference office, Wednesday afternoon. Seniors Whitney Kiihnl and Caroline Mason were honored as preseason all-conference selections, and Lipscomb was picked to finish second in the conference.
Preseason top-25 polls are out, and the Lipscomb Lady Bison softball team is receiving votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. It's the second season in a row Lipscomb received votes in a preseason poll.
With the season less than a month away, Lipscomb softball is earning some preseason hardware. Seniors Whitney Kiihnl and Caroline Mason were named to the College Sports Madness Preseason 2012 All-Conference first team.
Lipscomb junior outfielder Bree Thurman did an exclusive interview with the A-Sun about her work with the SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee).
In preparation for the upcoming season, Lipscomb softball started outdoor practice Tuesday with a session on Draper Diamond. The season commences on Feb. 10 at the Mardi Gras Tournament in Mobile, Ala.
With a roster of only 15 players, health will be important for the Lipscomb Lady Bison softball team in 2012. The Lady Bison kicked off the campaign Monday with the season's first practice.
Lipscomb softball players Ashley Anderson, Vanessa Medina, and Kristen Sturdivant were recently baptized by Brent High, associate athletic director for spiritual formation.
Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Ryman announced the commitment of five players to play for the Lady Bisons Class of 2013, including three from the state of Tennessee.
The Lipscomb softball team hosted a clinic for Friends Life, a local nonprofit for students with disabilities. The Lady Bisons led drills, played a game and had a pizza party with students and staff members.
Lipscomb head coach Kristin Ryman released the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball schedule, Tuesday. The 55-game slate features six regular season tournaments, including two hosted by the Lady Bisons.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons final fall softball doubleheader against Tennessee State, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been moved to Wednesday.
After losing her first season as a member of the Lady Bisons softball team due to injury, Ashley Anderson is back on the mound. She's spent the fall getting back to the form that made her Lipscomb's first left-handed pitching signee in the NCAA era.
It’s fall ball and that means nothing the Lipscomb Lady Bisons do during the month of October will be included in any records. But coach Kristin Ryman wants the mistakes of fall to be made and forgotten like a pile of leaves.
For the second year in a row, the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team was recognized by the NFCA as having one of the top team GPA's in the nation. Six Lady Bisons were individually honored as NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes.
Young hurlers Ashley Anderson and Kristen Sturdivant got long looks during the Lady Bisons opening weekend of fall ball, pitching most of Sunday's doubleheader at MTSU.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team hits the field to begin its fall slate, Sunday, with a doubleheader at MTSU. Coach Kristin Ryman will be acclimating three true freshman, a redshirt and a transfer to the Lady Bisons line-up.
Games against Georgia and MTSU headline Lipscomb's fall softball schedule, announced Monday by head coach Kristin Ryman.
Softball continued to be one of the premier sponsored sports in the Atlantic Sun Conference during the 2011 season, finishing as the 12th ranked RPI conference in the nation.
Vanessa Medina puts the finishing touches on the 2011 Lady Bisons softball season. In the final edition of Nessa's News, Medina talks about the team's experience at the 2011 A-Sun Tournament that was held in Spartanburg, S.C. last week.
Jacksonville stymied Lipscomb's bats Saturday as the Dolphins prevailed 7-1 in the Atlantic Sun Softball Championship at Cyrill Stadium. Lipscomb had three hits in the contest.
It's Championship Saturday at Cyrill Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C. The Lady Bisons look to come out of the consolation bracket and defeat Jacksonville twice to win the A-Sun title and earn the auto-bid to the NCAA Tournament. First pitch is at 11 a.m.
The Lipscomb bats caught fire Friday evening in the consolation bracket as the No. 2 seed Lady Bisons defeated No. 4 seed Campbell 7-2 in the Atlantic Sun Championship at Cyrill Stadium. Lipscomb plays Jacksonville Saturday at 11 a.m.
After dropping a contest earlier in the day to Jacksonville, the Lady Bisons look to rebound for a win against Campbell in the consolation bracket. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m. central time.
The No. 2 seed Lady Bisons fell 3-1 to No. 1 seed Jacksonville in Friday's semifinals of the A-Sun Conference tournament. Lipscomb will play Friday at 4:30 p.m. central time in the consolation bracket.
The No. 2 seed Lady Bisons face off with No. 1 seed Jacksonville in the Atlantic Sun Conference semifinals Friday. First pitch is set for 11:30 a.m.
Shortstop Courtney Billington drilled a double into left-center in the bottom of the sixth plating catcher Mollie Mitchell giving Lipscomb the only run they would need to defeat USC Upstate 1-0 Thursday afternoon in the Atlantic Sun Championship
Two power pitchers that accumulated 48 wins, 670 strikeout and 21 shutouts coming into Thursday's showdown graced the circle at Cyrill Stadium in the third game on Thursday in the 2011 Atlantic Sun Softball Championship.
SOFTBALL IN PROGRESS: No. 2 Lipscomb opens the 2011 Atlantic Sun Tournament against No. 3 USC Upstate. First pitch is set for about 2:05 p.m. Watch online for free on ASun.TV or follow live stats.
A second consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament is on the line when the No. 2 seed Lipscomb Lady Bisons open the 2011 Atlantic Sun Championship Thursday at 2 p.m. central against host and No. 3-seeded USC Upstate Spartans.
The Atlantic Sun Conference announced the 2011 All-Conference selections for softball on Tuesday and four Lady Bisons garnered awards. Junior Caroline Mason earned a spot on the First Team, while juniors Whitney Kiihnl and Courtney Billington made the Second Team. Catcher Haley Elliott was named to the All-Freshman Team.
The Lady Bisons softball team held their final practice at Draper Diamond Monday prior to the Atlantic Sun Championship hosted by USC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C.. Lipscomb opens Thursday at 2 p.m. central time against either No. 3 USC Upstate or No. 6 Kennesaw State.
The Lady Bisons softball team will be the No. 2 seed in next week's Atlantic Sun Championship hosted by USC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C. Lipscomb will play its first game Thursday at 2 p.m. CT against either Kennesaw State or USC Upstate.
The Lady Bisons wrapped up the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season on Saturday, splitting a double-header against Belmont in front of a season-high crowd at Draper Diamond. Lipscomb won 6-0 in game one before falling 1-0 in the nightcap.
Lipscomb will ride a five-game winning streak into this weekend's rivalry matchup with Belmont on Saturday at Draper Diamond. The double-header will begin at 6 p.m. central. Both games will be televised on A-Sun TV.
Wednesday's softball double-header against Tennessee Tech has been postponed and next week's games against Tennessee State have been canceled. A make up date for the Tennessee Tech games will be announced in the coming days.
Vanessa Medina recaps last weekend's events as the Lady Bisons swept Kennesaw State and Mercer in a pair of double-headers at Draper Diamond. Check out Medina's latest blog in this week's edition of Nessa's News.
Whitney Kiihnl and Courtney Billington secured the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week awards with sweeps against Kennesaw State and Mercer this week. Kiihnl picked up two wins and a save against the Owls and Bears, while Billington posted two game-winning hits for Lipscomb.
The Lipscomb Softball team clinched at least the No. 2 seed of the A-Sun Tournament next month with a pair of 1-0 wins over Mercer at Draper Diamond on Friday. With two conference games left, the Lady Bisons are a game out of first place.
Whitney Kiihnl and Ali Watson tossed a combined 14 shutout innings and Vanessa Medina and Courtney Billington homered as Lipscomb took both games of a pivotal double-header against Kennesaw State at Draper Diamond Thursday.
With six Atlantic Sun games remaining in the regular season, the Lady Bisons have found themselves in an unfamiliar territory--second place. Lipscomb hosts Kennesaw State Thursday at 5 p.m. and Mercer Friday at 4 p.m.
In the latest Nessa's News, the junior first baseman recaps the Lady Bisons trip to Florida. Medina talks about the team's latest experiences at restaurants, the beach and running into former Lipscomb players in the sunshine state.
The Lipscomb softball team earned a 4-1 win over Stetson in the nightcap to split the doubleheader against Stetson at Patricia Wilson Field in DeLand, Fla., Saturday.
The Lipscomb softball team gave up four runs in the first-inning of both games in Thursday's doubleheader against Florida Gulf Coast and it proved to be costly as the Lady Bisons dropped both games to the Eagles in Ft. Myers.
Winners of four straight, the Atlantic Sun-leading Lipscomb softball team will look to extend its winning streak Thursday as they travel to Fort Myers, Fla., for a 4 p.m. CT afternoon doubleheader against FGCU. The Lady Bisons will remain in the Sunshine State to face Stetson on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT in DeLand, Fla.
The Lady Bisons not only were playing for first-place in the A-Sun standings last week, but a trip to Sweet CiCi's frozen yogurt was on the line as well. Find out in the latest edition of "Nessa's News"
The Lady Bisons continued its winning ways on Saturday, sweeping North Florida in Atlantic Sun Conference double-header action at Draper Diamond. Lipscomb defeated the Ospreys 8-0 in five innings in game two after taking game one 7-0.
The Lady Bisons posted a pair of 4-0 wins to sweep previously undefeated and first-place Jacksonville at Draper Diamond on Friday. With the win, Lipscomb takes sole possession of first place in the A-Sun.
The Lady Bisons will look to shake off a three-game losing streak this weekend as they host Jacksonville in a double-header on Friday night beginning at 4 p.m., and North Florida on Saturday starting at 1 p.m.
The Lipscomb softball team dropped a pair of close games to Middle Tennessee State at Blue Raider field on Wednesday. The Lady Bisons look to regroup quickly as they host Jacksonville on Friday and North Florida on Saturday at Draper Diamond.
The Lady Bisons softball doubleheader that was scheduled for Tuesday against Middle Tennessee has been moved to Wednesday due to unplayable field conditions at Blue Raider Field in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The first game of Wednesday's doubleheader will be at 4 p.m., with the second to follow.
Lipscomb split a softball doubleheader with Campbell on Friday night, ending an eight-game winning streak, but the Bisons were happy to see a more confident ace pitcher by the end of the night.
The Lady Bisons will make the short trip to Murfreesboro Tuesday to face Middle Tennessee State in a doubleheader beginning at 5. Bree Thurman, Caroline Mason and Mollie Mitchell are leading the Lady Bisons in most offensive categories.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons split an Atlantic Sun doubleheader with Campbell, winning 8-1 in game one and losing 5-3 in the nightcap Friday night at Draper Diamond.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons, winners of seven games in a row including three doubleheader sweeps, are ranked 54th in this week's NCAA RPI rating. Pitcher Whitney Kiihnl is ranked in the top 15 nationally in several areas.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons played against Western Kentucky and the weather and won all the way around Tuesday night. They won game one 3-2 in eight innings and game two 9-5 at Draper Diamond.
The Lady Bisons swept their first two conference doubleheaders and right fielder Caroline Mason and pitcher Whitney Kiihnl swept the weekly A-Sun awards.
In her seventh blog of the season Vanessa Medina and her teammates are still enjoying doubleheader sweeps of ETSU and USC Upstate on the road this past weekend to start the A-Sun portion of the season.
The Lady Bisons opened A-Sun play on the road and brought home four wins with doubleheader sweeps at ETSU and USC Upstate. The Lady Bisons swept USC Upstate 7-3 and 11-6.
Consistency and competitiveness are two traits that have carried sophomore Bree Thurman into a starting spot in center field and a starring role for the Lady Bisons this season.
Due to rainfall in the Spartanburg, S.C. area, the Lady Bisons softball doubleheader against USC Upstate that was scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Sunday afternoon. The first game of the doubleheader will start at 3 p.m. CT.
The Lipscomb softball team displayed its offensive power on Friday and got two quality outings from Whitney Kiihnl and JJ Nelson as the Lady Bisons swept ETSU in the conference opener doubleheader in Johnson City.
The Lady Bisons are picked to repeat as both the regular season and tournament championships. But as they open the A-Sun part of the season Friday at ETSU and Saturday at USC-Upstate coach Kristin Ryman doesn't feel like the favorite.
In this week's blog Vanessa Medina talks about how the Lady Bisons mixed fun in the sun at Myrtle Beach with some softball at the Chanticleer Challenge hosted by Coastal Carolina.
The Lady Bisons closed out the Chanticleer Challenge with a 6-4 win over host Coastal Carolina Sunday afternoon in Conway, S.C. Bree Thurman led the Lady Bisons in hitting with four hits including her third home run of the season.
The Lady Bisons are 1-3 in the Chanticleer Challenge hosted by Coastal Carolina after beating Providence 8-2 and losing to Georgia Tech 4-3.The Lady Bisons close out the tournament Sunday against Coastal Carolina.
Whitney Kiihnl struck out 14 Jayhawk batters in a complete game performance but it wasn't enough as Lipscomb's run in the fourth inning was all they got as Kansas slipped past the Lady Bisons, 2-1 Friday at the Chanticleer Classic in Conway, S.C.
The Chanticleer Classic, hosted by Coastal Carolina, is aptly named. In addition to the hosts the Lady Bisons will face Georgia Tech twice, Kansas and Providence. This is the last series of games before the A-Sun portion of the schedule begins.
Courtney Billington drove in six runs on two home runs, including a grand slam in the seventh, as the Lipscomb Lady Bisons swept Western Carolina in a doubleheader by a score of 11-2. The Lady Bisons won the first game 1-0.
The Lady Bisons stopped Wednesday at Western Carolina for a doubleheader at 2. The Lady Bisons are on their way to Conway, S.C., for the Chanticleer Classic hosted by Coastal Carolina.
Due to the large amounts of rainfall and wet field conditions, the Lady Bisons doubleheader against Austin Peay Thursday has been postponed. The games will be made up at a later date.
Due to heavy rain in the Birmingham area, the Lipscomb softball team's doubleheader against UAB has been postponed to a later date. The games will be rescheduled at a later date.
The Lady Bisons were winning and rapping this week as they beat Butler and Appalachian State in a rain-shortened Lady Bisons Classic at Draper Diamond.
The Lipscomb softball team weathered mother nature this weekend by defeating Appalachian State, 3-0 on Sunday to go 2-0 at a rain-shortened Lady Bison Classic this weekend.
Due to rain in the Nashville area, schedule changes have been announced for baseball, softball, and tennis. Baseball will play a doubleheader against Purdue Sunday at noon while softball will play a single game at 2:30 p.m.
The Lady Bisons won 2-0 Friday afternoon over Butler in the opening game of the Lady Bison Classic. Coach Kristin Ryman knows she should be happy with the win, but she was struggling with the fact that her team had only had two hits.
The Lady Bisons' Classic features a strong field with Eastern Illinois, Butler and Appalachian State, but the weather might be the ultimate winner. The Lady Bisons open the tourney at noon Friday against Butler.
In her third blog of the season Vanessa Medina talks about the Magic City Classic in Birmingham, Ala., and how much the Lady Bisons want to consistently get back on the winning track.
Lady Bisons pitcher Whitney Kiihnl earned her seventh career Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week award for striking out 17 of 19 hitters in a 10-0 win over Samford Friday.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons closed out the “Magic City Classic” hosted by UAB with a 3-1 loss to St. Louis Sunday afternoon. Breanna Thurman drove in the Lady Bisons' lone run.
Whitney Kiihnl raised her record to 5-4 and Haley Elliott hit her second home run in as many games as the Lady Bisons beat Radford 3-1 Saturday. They will play Indiana State later Saturday night.
Whitney Kiihnl struck out 17 of the 19 batters she faced and barely missed a perfect game due to an error in a 10-0 win Friday night over Samford in the UAB Tournament in Birmingham.
The Lady Bisons, 3-6, will be out to continue to improve in their third tournament of the season. This time around they are in Birmingham, Ala., for a tournament hosted by UAB.
The Lady Bisons split their games 2-2 in the Panther Invitational in Atlanta, but found getting home to be one of their biggest challenges as their bus had mechanical problems in Kennesaw. Vanessa Medina's second blog of the season talks about the Atlanta weekend that extended into early Monday morning.
The Lady Bisons closed out the Panther Invitational in Atlanta Sunday with a 4-2 win over host Georgia State. Earlier in the day the Lady Bisons lost 1-0 to Memphis at Bob Heck Field.
Whitney Kiihnl struck out a season- high 12 batters as the Lady Bisons beat host Georgia State 4-0 in the Panther Invitational Saturday morning in Atlanta. The Lady Bisons split a pair of games on the day.
The Lady Bisons will be putting an emphasis on being more effective at the plate Saturday and Sunday in the Panther Invitational hosted by Georgia State in Atlanta. The Lady Bisons open with a game with Appalachian State at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Red-shirt sophomore Vanessa Medina is publishing her first blog for the 2011 softball season. She plans to write at least one blog a week detailing for Lady Bisons' fans what the team is doing.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons led 2-0 against the No.3-ranked Georgia Lady Bulldogs, but fell 7-4 Sunday afternoon in the Red & Black Showcase in Athens, Ga. The Lady Bisons ended the tournament with a 1-4 record.
The Lady Bisons lost 2-0 to Illinois State and then closed out Saturday with a 4-3 loss to Maryland in the second day of the Red & Black Showcase at the University of Georgia in Athens. They face the host Georgia team Sunday at 2.
It was “Breakfast in Athens” for the Lady Bisons as they opened the 2011 season Friday at the Red & Black Showcase at the University of Georgia. The Lady Bisons split the first day of the tourney losing 1-0 to ECU and beating Iowa 5-4.
The Lady Bisons open the season Friday morning at the Red & Black Showcase at the University of Georgia in Athens. The Lady Bisons will have a different look this season in many ways but several top players, including pitcher Whitney Kiihnl, return.
The Lady Bisons are the preseason favorite to win the A-Sun title for a second year in a row. Pitcher Whitney Kiihnl was named Pitcher of the Year and Molly Mitchell and Courtney Billington were unanimous first team selections.
Lady Bisons pitcher Whitney Kiihnl is one of 12 juniors on the Amateur Softball Association of America "Watch List" for the National Collegiate Player of the Year Award.
The Lady Bisons have received eight votes in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and seven in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll.
Coach Kristin Ryman and her Lady Bisons softball players are not going to be reliving the glory days of last season. It's time to move forward in 2011 and reach new goals.
Lipscomb Lady Bisons' softball coach Kristin Ryman has announced a change in the dates for an indoor hitting camp, Due to construction work inside McQuiddy Gym the camp, originally scheduled for Jan. 8 has been moved to Jan. 15.
The Lady Bisons will be counting on pitcher Whitney Kiihnl to lead them through a tough 2011 schedule and repeat trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Lipscomb head softball coach Kristin Ryman and assistant Lexi Myers have signed four players for the 2011-2012 class. Two are infielders, one will probably move to the outfield and one is a left-handed pitcher.
The Lady Bisons split a doubleheader with Trevecca to close out the fall schedule Wednesday night. Coach Kristin Ryman saw some things she liked and some things she didn't like with only a few days of practice remaining.
Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball coach Kristin Ryman isn't ready to put the “magnificent” tag on them yet, but she liked what she saw from her seven freshmen players in four games at the University of Tennessee over the weekend.
It may be October, but Whitney Kiihnl was in midseason form as she threw a 1-0 one-hitter against the Tennessee Lady Vols Sunday afternoon in Knoxville.
Fall softball is about evaluating players more so than wins. For coach Kristin Ryman the evaluation period is even more important as she works seven freshmen into the program and tries to fill four spots on the field.
Coach Kristin Ryman will get a first look at her new version of the Lady Bisons softball team which will feature new faces at four positions. Saturday at 2 p.m. at Draper Diamond the Lady Bisons will play a doubleheader against MTSU. At 11 a.m. there will be an alumni game.
Ten Lipscomb softball players and 11 members of the basketball team reserved a Sunday to work building Habitat for Humanity houses. They were divided into groups and worked with landscaping, painting and shed construction.
Jennifer Cannon Wheeler played softball at Lipscomb during the transition period from NAIA to NCAA Division I. She had the opportunity to compete in Atlantic Sun Conference games and played first base for the first Lady Bisons team to play in the A-Sun Tournament in 2005.
Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball coach Kristin Ryman has closed out her recruiting for the 2010-2011 class with the signings of infielder Bridgette Begle and catcher-infielder Rena Cothron. Both are being counted on to provide immediate help in the infield this season.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team is one of four teams from the Atlantic Sun Conference honored by the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association with an All-Sports trophy for its performance in NCAA postseason play.
The Lady Bisons softball team has been rated in the top 40 in the country in the final polls. Coach Kristin Ryman is pleased with the recognition, but stresses that the program can do even more.
The Lady Bisons softball team has been rated in the top 40 in the country in the final polls. Coach Kristin Ryman is pleased with the recognition, but stresses that the program can do even more.
Pitcher Whitney Kiihnl was named to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division All-American Team. Kiihnl was named to the third team. It is the first time a Lipscomb player has earned NCAA All-American honors.
Lipscomb senior infielder Kellie Sirus was named a First Team selection to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Softball Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Senior center fielder Lauren Dortwegt was the sparkplug for the Lady Bisons this season hitting in the lead-off spot and playing flawlessly in center field. She was one of six seniors who played their last game for the Lady Bisons Sunday in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional.
The Lady Bisons closed out a historical softball season with a 6-0 loss to top-seeded Alabama Sunday afternoon on the Tuscaloosa NCAA Regional Final at the Alabama Softball Complex.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons will have to overcome fatigue, heat in the high 90s and the No.1-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide if they are going to continue their record-breaking season.
Caroline Mason's two-out ground ball single down the left field line scored Mollie Mitchell with the game-winning run in the ninth inning in a 7-6 extra innings win over UAB Saturday night. (updated story).
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons fell 5-2 to the top-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Regional in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Lady Bisons will play the winner of a game between Alcorn State and UAB at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Mackenzie Tucker didn't win any postseason honors, but the junior left fielder has been one of the brightest stars in postseason for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons. Saturday afternoon in a 4-1 win over UAB in the first game of the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Tucker led all batters with three hits.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons calmed their nerves with a quick offensive start on the way to a 4-1 win over UAB in the NCAA Regional Friday afternoon at the Alabama Sports Complex in Tuscaloosa.
Sophomore Mollie Mitchell , a First Team A-Sun All-Conference selection, deals with the different personalities and the different pitching styles of the top three pitchers on the Lipscomb Lady Bisons' staff.
The Lady Bisons are not looking for any special heroics during the NCAA Regional Tournament Friday, Saturday and Sunfday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. While the stakes are higher this weekend in the NCAA Tournament the Lady Bisons don't plan to change thier approach to the game.
Mackenzie Tucker doesn't have eye-popping numbers, but she has become one of the most consistent players for the Lady Bisons both in left field and at the plate.
A large group of Lipscomb sports fans joined the Lady Bisons softball team Sunday night for a selection show party. The Lady Bisons will be in Tuscaloosa, Ala., this weekend. They will face UAB Friday. Alabama is the host.
In the least surprising event of the day Lipscomb senior first baseman Kellie Sirus was named Atlantic Sun Tournament Most Valuable Player. She joined sophomore pitcher Whitney Kiihnl on the All-Tournament Team.
The Lady Bisons won their first ever Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Championship with an 11-0 win over USC Upstate Saturday afternoon in DeLand, Fla. Lipscomb receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Softball Tournament.
The Lady Bisons beat Stetson 6-1 Friday night to move to within on game of the Atlantic Sun title. Alaina Jacobson earned the win with a complete game two-hitter. Lipscomb plays USC Upstate Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Not even the space shuttle launch, which crossed over Patricia Wilson Field in the seventh inning, could upstage the Lady Bisons 8-0 win over Kennesaw State. The Lady Bisons will face Stetson, 2-0, at 5 today. Stetson is the tournament host.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons will have to fight their way out of the loser's bracket in the Atlantic Sun Tournament after losing to USC Upstate 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh Thursday night at Patricia Wilson Field at Stetson University.
Kellie Sirus drove in two runs on two hits, including her 13th home run of the season, and Whitney Kiihnl struck out 14 as the Lady Bisons beat Campbell 4-1 in the opening round of the Atlantic Sun Tournament Thursday morning.
The Lady Bisons aren't just happy to be in the Atlantic Sun Tournament for the fourth season in a row and the fifth time in six seasons. They want to be posing with tne the tournament championship trophy Saturday.
Sophomore right-hander Whitney Kiihnl is the A-Sun Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year. She is also the key for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons as they play for the A-Sun Tournament championship starting Thursday in DeLand, Fla.
Lady Bisons coach Kristin Ryman knows being No. 1 is no guarantee of success. Seeding means little in postseason play as the Lady Bisons prepare to face No. 6-seeded Campbell, the two-time defending tournament champion.
Sophomore pitcher Whitney Kiihnl was named conference Player of the Year and was the unanimous choice as conference Pitcher of the Year by a vote of A-Sun coaches and sports information directors.
It will be brunch at Stetson Thursday as the Lipscomb Lady Bisons open the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament with a 10 a.m. game with Campbell. The Lady Bisons, 44-10, 18-2, are the top seed. Campbell, 23-29-1, 10-10, is the No. 6 seed.
Lipscomb Lady Bison softball players Kellie Sirus and Lauren Dortwegt have been selected as District IV All-Academic First Team selections by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and ESPN the Magazine.
The Lady Bisons swept Middle Tennessee 7-4 and 4-0 Thursday night at Draper Diamond to end the regular season on a high note. The shutout was the 27th of the season for the Lady Bisons.
Six seniors _ infielders Kellie Sirus and Abby Keese, outfielder Lauren Dortwegt, infielder-pitcher Christen Campbell and pitchers Christy Grisham and Alaina Jacobson _ will play their last college games at Draper Diamond Thursday against Middle Tennessee State.
Lipscomb's Mollie Mitchell recorded her third Atlantic Sun Softball Player of the Week award and second on the season after batting .800 for the week (4-for-5), with one home run and five RBIs.
The Lady Bisons ended the Atlantic Sun portion of the regular season on a high note as they pounded out 27 hits and scored 28 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Belmont Wednesday afternoon at Aquinas Field.
Heading into Wednesday's 1 p.m. doubleheader with Belmont at Aquinas Field, Courtney Billington leads the conference with a .429 batting average in A-Sun games only. She is second in the conference in overall batting with a .368 average.
Due to the strong chance of rain Tuesday afternoon, the softball series at Belmont has been pushed back to Wednesday. The doubleheader will start at 1 p.m. at Aquinas Field.
Lipscomb's Mollie Mitchell recorded her second Atlantic Sun Softball Player of the Week award, batting .538 (7-12) with two home runs and three RBIs, while fellow teammate Whitney Kiihnl tallied a perfect 3-0 record on the week, including a no-hitter and winning both games of a doubleheader at Campbell to clinch the Lady Bisons the regular season title.<
The Lady Bisons doubleheader sweep of Campbell Saturday afternoon, combined with a loss by Kennesaw State to Stetson, guaranteed Lipscomb's Atlantic Sun regular season championship, their first since 2008.
Sophomore Whitney Kiihnl has five no-hitters, 25 wins, 11 shutouts, 262 strikeouts in 174 innings and an earned run average of 0.60. So when Lady Bisons coach Kristin Ryman mentions Kiihnl and the word “potential” in the same sentence it is more than a little surprising to the ear.
Mollie Mitchell hit two home runs, but Lipscomb could not overcome their deficit against UAB, losing 7-5 in game two of a doubleheader. The Lady Bisons won the first game 1-0 for their 24th shutout of the season as Whitney Kiihnl pitched her fifth no-hitter.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons continue to receive votes for the top 25 in national polls this week after going unbeaten in four games this weekend. They face UAB Wednesday afternoon at 3. Both are in the top 40 in RPI ratings.
The Lady Bisons used two solid pitching performances to sweep Florida Gulf Coast 4-1 and 6-0 Saturday. Whitney Kiihnl struck out an individual season-high 17 batters in game one. Alaina Jacobson threw her third shutout of the season in game two.
Home runs from Kellie Sirus, Abby Keese and Courtney Billington and strong pitching from Whitney Kiihnl and Christen Campbell sparked the Lady Bisons to a sweep of Stetson Friday night by scores of 5-0 and 1-0 at Draper Diamond.
The Lady Bisons, led by Whitney Kiihnl, have one of the best pitching staffs in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Lady Bisons will be challenged on all fronts this weekend when Stetson and Florida Gulf Coast visit Draper Diamond.
The Lady Bisons split a doubleheader with Kennesaw State Saturday winning game one 6-1 and losing game two 5-3. Kellie Sirus drove in four runs, with three in game and one in game two.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons opened their weekend trip to Georgia with a 2-1 win at Mercer in Macon Friday evening, but lost their first Atlantic Sun game of the season 3-1 in the nightcap.
Every weekend is a tough one in the Atlantic Sun, but the Lipscomb Lady Bisons are facing two strong tests this weekend as they visit Mercer Friday and Kennesaw State Saturday.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons slammed five home runs, including two by Abby Keese, in a doubleheader sweep of Tennessee State Wednesday night at Draper Diamond. The Lady Bisons won game one 11-2 and game two 3-0.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons are back in the top 25 in one national poll as they head into Wednesday's doubleheader with Tennessee State from the Ohio Valley Conference. The first pitch is at 4 p.m.
Lipscomb's Whitney Kiihnl tallied her fifth career A-Sun Softball Pitcher of the Week honor and fourth on the season after recording three shutouts against UNF, Jacksonville and Western Kentucky this past week.
The Lady Bisons took on North Florida in a double header Saturday in Florida and stayed perfect in the Atlantic Sun with 3-0 and 14-1 wins against the Ospreys.
The Lady Bisons traveled to Florida to continue conquering the Atlantic Sun conference and did just that with two wins over Jacksonville, 4-0 and 7-0.
The dreaded sophomore slump appears to be staying away from the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team. The sophomore class, particularly Courtney Billington, Whitney Kiihnl and Mollie Mitchell, is also making a big impact.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons recorded their 16th shutout of the season Tuesday night, stopping Western Kentucky 4-0 in Bowling Green in a single game against the Sun Belt team.
Lipscomb pitcher Whitney Kiihnl outdueled USC Upstate's Morgan Childers in a battle of two of the top pitchers in both the Atlantic Sun and NCAA Division I. The Lady Bisons prevailed 4-0 for Kiihnl's seventh shutout of the season. In game two the Lady Bisons won 6-1 behind the pitching of Christen Campbell.
Lipscomb Lady Bisons pitcher Whitney Kiihnl pitched her fourth no-hitter of the season and came within two outs of her second perfect game in 5-0 win over ETSU in game one at Draper Diamond Friday night. In the nightcap the Lady Bisons needed eight innings to win 2-1 on a single to left by Mollie Mitchell.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons will play their first Atlantic Sun Conference doubleheaders of the season. ETSU visits Friday at 4 p.m. USC Upstate will be on campus Saturday at 2. The doubleheader with ETSU is also being billed as “Strike Out Cancer” day. Admission is free. The first 100 fans will receive a free T-shirt.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons had some fun in the sun in Hawaii, but they also learned some serious softball lessons they hope will pay dividends for the rest of the season. They open Atlantic Sun Conference play this weekend with ETSU on Friday and USC Upstate Saturday at Draper Diamond.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons carried a 4-3 lead into the seventh inning, but gave up two runs in the seventh to host Hawaii to close out the Spring Fling in Honolulu with a 5-4 loss Saturday afternoon.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons have only one game left in the Hawaii Spring Fling. They lost for the second time in three outings against No.12-rated California Friday night. They close out the tournament against Hawaii Saturday.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons were shut down 3-0 by No.12-ranked California and 8-0 in five innings by host Hawaii Thursday night in the Hawaii Spring Fling in Honolulu. The Lady Bisons are 1-3 in the tournament with two games left to play.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons shut down No. 12-ranked California-Berkeley 1-0 Wednesday evening in the first round of the Hawaii Spring Fling in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lipscomb lost 3-0 to Hawaii in the nightcap.
It may be known as paradise, but the Lipscomb Lady Bisons are going to face two of their biggest challenges of the season this week in Hawaii with multiple games with No. 12-ranked Cal-Berkeley and Hawaii.
The Lady Bisons are continuing to get national recognition despite a loss last week to Evansville in doubleheader. only their second defeat in 21 games. The Lady Bisons are in Hawaii this week for the Hawaii Spring Fling at the University of Hawaii.
Lipscomb's Whitney Kiihnl threw her third no-hitter of the season against Evansville Thursday and added a shutout win and a save at Tennessee Tech Tuesday to earn Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week honors for the third week in a row.
Sophomore right-hander Whitney Kiihnl pitched her third no-hitter and fifth shutout of the season. But in game two the Lady Bisons lost a home run battle 6-4 Thursday night at Draper Diamond.
Due to possible inclement weather coach Kristin Ryman has rescheduled the starting times for Thursday's doubleheader with Evansville at Draper Diamond. Game times will be at 4 and 6 p.m.
The Lady Bisons are getting more and more attention from national polls in softball. They are 18-1 and have won their last 16 games.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons continue to pile up both the wins and shutouts, beating Tennessee Tech 5-0 in game one and 2-1 in the nightcap in Cookeville. The Lady Bisons have won 18 games, 11 by shutouts.
Lipscomb's Abby Keese claimed A-Sun Softball Player of the Week accolades, while Whitney Kiihnl earned her second A-Sun Softball Pitcher of the Week honor after their performances during the inaugural Lady Bisons Classic.
The Lady Bisons closed out the inaugural Lady Bisons Classic at Draper Diamond with an 8-0 win over Evansville Sunday afternoon. The Lady Bisons are 16-1 and have won their last 14 straight games. This was the 10th shutout of the season for the Lady Bisons.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons ended the second day of the Lady Bisons Classic with a 9-2 win over Murray State Saturday night. The Lady Bisons close out the tournament at 2 p.m. Sunday against Evansville.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons extended their winning streak to 12 games with a 5-2 win over Eastern Kentucky Saturday afternoon in the second round of the Lady Bisons Classic at Draper Diamond.
Whitney Kiihnl pitched her second no-hitter of the season as the Lipscomb Lady Bisons shut down Murray State Friday afternoon at Draper Diamond. It was the first home game of the season and the first game of the Lady Bisons Classic.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons 12-1 start has attracted the attention of coaches voting in the various softball polls. The Lady Bisons got votes for two polls, but not enough to break into the top 25.
Lipscomb's Kellie Sirus claimed A-Sun Softball Player of the Week accolades after her performance during the Frost Classic, while Lipscomb's Whitney Kiihnl earned A-Sun Softball Pitcher of the Week honors after pitching a perfect game against Austin Peay and throwing 18.1 scoreless innings. She also beat Kentucky and Kansas Saturday.
Alaina Jacobson held Georgetown to one hit and Christen Campbell provided the only offense of the day with a two-run home run in the second inning to give Lipscomb the 2-0 win and a clean sweep of the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Lipscomb shut down Kentucky 3-0 Saturday in the second round of the Frost Classic behind the two-hit pitching of Whitney Kiihnl and a pair of RBI doubles from Kellie Sirus. In the 2nd game Kiihnl came back and held Kansas to one hit in a 7-3 win.
Sophomore pitcher Whitney Kiihnl threw a perfect game Friday afternoon against Austin Peay in a 15-0 win at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn. It is the first perfect game in the NCAA era for the Lady Bisons softball team.
The Lady Bisons are in Chattanooga Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the Frost Classic, their third tournament of the season. Coach Kristin Ryman is still moving players around trying to find the best and most consistent mix.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons beat host Georgia Southern 4-0 Sunday afternoon in Statesboro, Ga., to win the championship in the Eagle Classic.
The Lady Bisons scored 30 runs in two games in day two of the Eagle Classic in Statesboro, Ga., Saturday. They beat host Georgia Southern 10-0 in game one and then shut down Oakland 20-0. They will play in the championship game Sunday.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons opened the first day of the Eagle Classic in Statesboro, Ga., Friday with an 8-0 win over Oakland and a 5-4 victory against Binghamton. The Lady Bisons play host Georgia Southern Saturday at 11 a.m.
The Lady Bisons will be paying closer attention to details as they compete this weekend in the Eagle Classic hosted by Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Ga.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team will not play Alabama-Birmingham Tuesday. The doubleheader at Draper Diamond was set to be the home opener for the Lady Bisons. Adverse weather conditions have prompted the cancellation of the games.
The Lady Bisons softball team dropped their last game of the Mardi Gras Invitational in Mobile, Ala. with a score of 3-2 Sunday to the tournament's host, the University of South Alabama.
Lipscomb opened the regular season with a pair of wins in the Mardi Gras Invitational in Mobile, Ala. They shut down Western Kentucky 3-0 and SIU Edwardsville 4-2. They close out the tournament Sunday against host South Alabama.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons will have to wait another day for the official start of the 2010 season. Inclement weather has forced the cancellation of the first day of the Mardi Gras Invitational in Mobile, Ala. The schedule for the remainder of the weekend is still being decided.
Senior Lipscomb Lady Bisons first baseman Kellie Sirus has been named one of the 30 candiates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award a student-athlete must have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – classroom, character, community and competition.
As the 2010 NCAA Division I softball season approaches, the Atlantic Sun Conference is taking a look at each team leading up to the start of the season. The Lipscomb Lady Bisons, the preseason favorite of the conference coaches to win both the regular season and tournament championships is featured today.
Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Ryman discusses the first couple weeks of practice and previews next weekend's season-opening tournament at South Alabama.
The A-Sun coaches have selected the Lady Bisons as the preseason favorite to win both the regular season and tournament championships. Kellie Sirus was named "Preseason Player of the Year".
Heather Collins played softball at Lipscomb University from 2004 to 2008 where she was a four-year starter at first base. Heather took some time off to talk by telephone with LipscombSports.com about what she has been doing since graduating with a degree in psychology.
All five members of coach Kristin Ryman's 2010 recruiting class have the potential to be standout players on the college level. That progress remains to be seen, but the class is the tallest that Ryman has recruited.
The Lady Bisons softball team will host its first ever tournament at Draper Diamond, and also play in a tournament in Hawaii, as highlights of a 2010 schedule that also features challenges such as Kentucky and Kansas.
The Lady Bisons have a goal of making the NCAA Tournament in the spring. Peck is using the fall practice and game schedule to fine-tune the team for the Atlantic Sun season. Wednesday afternoon at 4 the Lady Bisons are scheduled to play Volunteer State at Draper Diamond. Saturday Trevecca Nazarene visits to close out the fall games schedule.
The Lady Bisons shut down Tennessee State 8-0 and 4-1 to sweep a doubleheader Wednesday at Draper Diamond to kick off the fall schedule.
In a late addition to the fall schedule the Lady Bisons softball team will play Tennessee State in a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. at Draper Diamond. The second game will begin at approximately 7.
Softball is usually considered to be a spring sport, but the fall exhibition games are where coach Kristin Peck develops rosters and strategies.
In the spring of 2009 the Lady Bisons softball team had its best season ever in many ways, but they are ready to get back to work this fall in preparation for another strong Atlantic Sun season in the spring.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team finished 55th in the nation in the NCAA softball RPI which was officially announced Monday. It is the highest ranking ever for the Lady Bisons softball team.
Lipscomb softball player Kellie Sirus received recognition from her hometown newspaper for her outstanding season on the field and her national recognation as an ESPN The Magazine-CoSIDA Academic All-America.
Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Peck has announced that she has canceled an advanced pitching camp and an advanced skills camp. The pitching camp was planned for June 8 and the skills camp was planned for June 8 and 9.
Lipscomb University infielder Kellie Sirus is the only junior named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Softball Teams First Team on the University Division, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The Lady Bisons fell short of winning the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Championship, but they placed three players on the All-Tournament Team. Freshman pitcher Whitney Kiihnl, junior first baseman Kellie Sirus and junior center fielder Lauren Dortwegt were honored for their performances as the Lady Bisons finished 2-2.
The Lady Bisons lost 10-4 to Mercer Friday night, their second loss to the Lady Bears in the Atlantic Sun Tournament. The loss ended the best season ever in the NCAA era for the Lady Bisons.
The Lady Bisons have earned a rematch with Mercer Friday niight in the Atlantic Sun Tournament after beating Stetson 6-2 earlier in the day in a loser's bracket game. The winner of the Lipscomb-Mercer game goes on to play Campbell Saturday for the tournament championship.
The Lady Bisons will have to fight their way out of the loser's bracket Friday. But they are still alive in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament at Patricia Wilson Field at Stetson University despite losing 2-0 to Mercer Thursday night after beating ETSU 6-0 earlier in the day. The Lady Bisons will play No. 6-seeded Stetson Friday at 2:30.
Juniors Kellie Sirus and Lauren Dortwegt were named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine All-District IV Academic team. Sirus was named to the first team after being a second team selection last season. Dortwegt earned second team honors.
The Lady Bisons, making their fourth trip to the Atlantic Sun Tournament in the past five years, earned their first ever postseason win, a 6-0 decision over ETSU at Patricia Wilson Field at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., Thursday. The Lady Bisons will play Mercer later today.
The Lady Bisons, the No. 2 seed, face ETSU, the No. 5 seed, Thursday morning at 10 in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament at Patricia Wilson Field at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla.
Pitcher Whitney Kiihnl was named A-Sun Freshman of the Year and first baseman Kellie Sirus was named First Team A-Sun All-Conference in vote of the conference coaches. Five Lady Bisons were named to Second Team All-Conference and four were named to the All-Freshman Team.
Christen Campbell hit three home runs, two in the first game and one in the second, as the Lady Bisons swept Belmont 5-1 and 4-0 Saturday night at Draper Diamond to close out the regular season.
Wednesday's doubleheader with Middle Tennessee State at Draper Diamond has been canceled due to the weather. It will not be rescheduled.
Kellie Sirus earned A-Sun Player ofthe Week honors as she went 9-for-14 (.643) on the week leading the Lady Bisons to a 3-1 record, including a sweep of Stetson and a win against No. 23 FGCU.
Kellie Sirus hit two more home runs to extend her streak to four straight games as the Lady Bisons split an Atlantic Sun doubleheader Saturday afternoon with No. 23-rated Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers, Fla., losing 4-3 and winning 5-0. An error in the scoring at FGCU gave Alaina Jacobson the win. This is the corrected story crediting Christen Campbell with her 10th win.
Kellie Sirus slammed a pair of home runs, driving in two runs each time, as the Lady Bisons swept Stetson 3-2 and 5-3 in an Atlantic Sun doubleheader Thursday in DeLand, Fla.
The Lady Bisons needed an extra inning, but they managed to give fourth-year coach Kristin Peck her100th win on her 28th birthday Saturday. The Lady Bisons beat Kennesaw State 10-7 in game two after losing game one 3-1 at Draper Diamond.
The Lady Bisons played their first 10-inning game since 2007 and split an Atlantic Sun doubleheader with Mercer Saturday by scores of 2-1 and 3-0 at Draper Diamond.
On a chilly, gray April afternoon at Draper Diamond Tuesday the Lady Bisons and Tennessee State heated things up with a combined 36 hits. The Lady Bisons lost game one 6-5 and came back strong for a 9-1 win in game two.
Junior shortstop Abby Keese batted .500 and had a hit in all six games as the Lady Bisons went 6-0 last week. Keese earned her third career A-Sun Player of the Week award for her efforts.
The Lady Bisons ended a successful road trip Sunday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep of USC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C. by scores of 9-1 and 3-0. The Lady Bisons also swept ETSU Friday afternoon.
The Lady Bisons relied on pitching and four big hits to put them past their Atlantic Sun rivals, East Tennessee State, Friday afternoon in Johnson City. Lipscomb came out on top in both games of the doubleheader, with scores of 3-0 in the first game and 3-1 in the second.
The Lady Bisons play their first A-Sun road doubleheaders Friday afternoon at ETSU and Saturday afternoon at 3 at USC Upstate. The game times for the doubleheader at ETSU have been changed in an effort to avoid problems with the weather.
The softball media guide is now online in a PDF format for fans to get the most comprehensive coverage of the 2009 season.
The Lady Bisons used timely hitting and solid pitching performances from Whitney Kiihnl and Christen Campbell to beat UT-Chattanooga 5-3 and 3-1 in a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday evening at Draper Diamond.
The Lady Bisons. led by four hits and four RBI from Kellie Sirus roared back in a big way Saturday afternoon at Draper Diamond to beat Campbell 9-6 in the nightcap of an Atlantic Sun doubleheader. The Lady Bisons lost the first game 2-1.
Lipscomb freshman catcher Mollie Mitchell helped the Lady Bisons to a 5-1 record last week, including three conference victories over the weekend to earned her first career Player of the Week.
With two outs in the seventh inning and bases loaded Kellie Sirus singled to center to bring in the game-winning run in a 1-0 win over Jacksonville in the nightcap of an Atlantic Sun doubleheader. Sirus drove in the only run for the Lady Bisons in game one, but Jacksonville prevailed 2-1 Saturday at Draper Diamond.
The Lady Bisons opened the Atlantic Sun portion of the season in a big way with a sweep of North Florida, 1-0 and 2-0, Friday afternoon at Draper Diamond.
Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball coach Kristin Peck has announced that Friday's Atlantic Sun doubleheader with North Florida at Draper Diamond will start at 1 p.m. The doubleheader was originally scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., but concerns over possible weather conditions prompted the change. Game two is planned for approximately 3 p.m.
The Lady Bisons swept a doubleheaderon the road Tuesday at Western Carolina, getting 29 hits and slamming nine home runs on the way to a pair of wins, 11-6 and 12-0.
The Lady Bisons swept Bradley in doubleheader by scores of 6-0 and 3-1 Wednesday afternoon at Draper Diamond. The Lady Bisons recorded their ninth shutout of the season in game one.
The Lady Bisons managed to avoid their second shutout of the season, losing 5-1 to Auburn on three hits Tuesday night at Draper Diamond.
Due to the amount of rain this weekend Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Peck announced that Sunday's doubleheader with Middle Tennessee State at Draper Diamond has been postponed. The games will be played April 29 with the first game to start at 5 p.m.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Virginia Tech 5-4 Wednesday afternoon at Draper Diamond as Caroline Mason singled to center to drive in the tying and winning runs.
The Lady Bisons started a busy week at Draper Diamond with a 1-1 split with Tennessee Tech Tuesday afternoon. In game one the Lady Bisons fell 3-2. They came back in the nightcap for a 7-4 win. it was the home season opener for the Lady Bisons.
Lipscomb freshman pitcher Whitney Kiihnl was honored with her first ever Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week. She is the second Lady Bisons player to be honored this season.
The Lady Bisons started the day early Saturday at the Low Country Invitational in Charleston, S.C. They opened the day with a 6-2 win over North Carolina A&T, beat North Carolina-Wilmington 5-0 and lost to host Charleston Southern 4-3 in the championship game. Pitcher Whitney Kiihnl, catcher Mollie Mitchell and center fielder Lauren Dortwegt were named to the All-Tournament Team.
The Lady Bisons softball team recorded its fourth straight shutout, blanking North Carolina-Wilmington 8-0 in the second game of the first round of the Low Country Invitational at Buccaneer Field in Charleston, S.C.
The Lady Bisons opened play in the Low Country Invitational in Charleston, S.C., with a 3-0 win over Charleston Southern, the tournament host Friday morning.Abby Keese drove in two runs in the first inning with her first double of the season.
Wednesday afternoon the Lady Bisons swept Austin Peay in a doubleheader by identical scores of 3-0 at Lady Govs Field in Clarksville, Tenn. The Lady Bisons used 14 hits, even in each game, and also took advantage of five Austin Peay errors for the victories. It was the fourth victory in a row for the Lady Bisons. They have won seven of their last eight.
The Lady Bisons softball doubleheader at Austin Peay State in Clarksville, Tenn., has been changed to Wednesday, March 4, at 4 p.m. The games were orginally planned for Tuesday, March 3 at 3 p.m.
The Frost Classic has been canceled after only one abbreviated day of competition Friday at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. The Lady Bisons won their only game, 7-3, against Rhode Island behind a grand slam from Abby Keese.
Freshman pitcher Whitney Kiihnl pitched 10 innings and struck out 15 batters as the Lady Bisons split two games with host Georgia State on the way to the championship in the Panther Invitational Sunday at Bob Heck Stadium in Atlanta. After losing the first game with Georgia State 11-6, the Lady Bisons came back strong in the championship game for a 4-1 win.
Junior shortstop Abby Keese collected a season-high five RBI, including four in one game, as the Lady Bisons beat Eastern Kentcuky 6-2 and Georgetown 3-0 Saturday in the first day of the Panther Invitational hosted by Georgia State in Atlanta.
The Lady Bisons started off the 2009 softball season with a 3-2 record in the Louisiana Classics. Next its the Panther Invitational in Atlanta this Saturday and Sunday hosted by Georgia State.
Christen Campbell's 1-0 win over Louisiana Tech in the Louisiana Classics Saturday in Lafayette, La., earned her Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week honors. Campbell and first baseman Kellie Sirus were also named to All-Tournament Team in the Louisiana Classics. The Lady Bisons finished second in the tournament with a 3-2 record behind the host Louisiana-Lafayette team.
Freshman pitcher Whitney Kiihnl picked up her first win of the season and Kellie Sirus, Lauren Dortwegt and Mollie Mitchell combined for nine of 15 hits as the Lady Bisons beat Providence 10-0 Sunday morning in Lafayette, La. The Lady Bisons closed out the Louisiana Classics Tournament hosted by the University of Louisiana with a 3-2 record.
For the second day in a row the Lady Bisons opened with a win and ended the day with a loss in the 23rd annual Louisiana Classics. After beating Louisiana Tech 1-0 behind Christen Campbell's no-hitter Saturday morning, the Lady Bisons fell to Nicholls State 4-0 in their fourth game of the tournament.
Christen Campbell did everything that was needed to guarantee a win. She threw the first no-hitter of the season Saturday for the Lady Bisons in a 1-0 win over Louisiana Tech Saturday morning in the second day of the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette, La. She drove in the only run of the game to seal the victory.
The Lady Bisons opened the 2009 softball season with a 4-1 win over McNeese State Friday at the Louisiana Classics at Louisiana-Lafayette. The Lady Bisons closed out the first day of the tournament with a 4-2 loss to No. 19-ranked Louisiana, the host school.
The Lady Bisons outfield situation is a puzzle with many pieces, but coach Kristin Peck is confident that the completed picture will be a successful one.
The Lady Bisons are heading into this season without a senior on the roster, but with a great deal of experience in the infield. The Lady Bisons open the regular season Feb. 13 in Lafayette, La., at the Louisiana Classics.
Lady Bisons opponents will see a variety of pitching styles this season. Juniors Alaina Jacobson, Christen Campbell and Christy Grisham will be joined by freshman Whitney Kiihnl.
Lipscomb was picked to finish fifth in the A-Sun as voted on by conference coaches, the conference office announced Thursday. Shortstop Abby Keese and designated player Kellie Sirus grabbed preseason All-Conference honors. Keese and Sirus earned second-team All-Conference honors after the Lady Bisons shared the regular season title, their best finish since joining the conference in 2004.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team celebrated their 2008 regular season Atlantic Sun Conference championship Monday night. Players and coaches and support staff received their rings commemorating the achievement from head coach Kristin Peck and Lipscomb athletic director Philip Hutcheson.
The Lady Bisons will face 35 different teams this spring including Louisiana-Lafayette and Virginia Tech, who both competed in the Women's College World Series last season. Thirteen teams will play at Draper Diamond on the Lipscomb campus.
Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Peck picked a couple of players from the Midstate area for her 2009 recruiting class. The new additions are Camille Cross and Lacy Walker.
The Lady Bisons softball team split two games at home in their annual fall tournament Sept. 27. Suffering a 2-0 loss against rival Belmont in the first game, the team came back and finished the day with a 6-0 win over Trevecca. The Lady Bisons will take the field Saturday (Oct. 4) when they play former Lady Bisons in the annual Alumni game at 11 a.m. at Draper Diamond.
The Lady Bisons Softball Team hit the field for their first four games of the fall season this past weekend at the annual Club K Tournament in Hendersonville. The team finished the weekend going 3-1 with nine returners and six new players. After winning the Atlantic Sun regular season championship last year, the squad was ready to face other teams again.
Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Peck is more worried about evaluating players than winning this weekend. Saturday and Sunday at Drakes Creek Park in Hendersonville, Tenn., the Lady Bisons will play four games as part of the Club K Fall Tournament with teams from all divisions. Saturday the Lady Bisons play Trevecca at 9 a.m. and Lee University at 11:30 a.m. Sunday they play Lindsey Wilson College at noon and John Logan Community College at 2 p.m.
Lexi Myers has been named as an assistant coach for softball for Lipscomb University. Myers, a native of Hanover, Pa., has spent the past two seasons with the Lady Bisons as a graduate assistant. She received her Master's degree from Lipscomb in Education Administration in May 2008.
Alaina Jacobson looked at Mizzou as her “dream” school. She is finding, however, her dreams are coming true in Nashville, Tenn. instead. Jacobson, a former all-state standout softball pitcher from Crocker High School, spent a long freshman season at the University of Missouri-Columbia before transferring to Lipscomb University for this past school year.
Lipscomb first baseman Heather Collins capped off her senior year with a berth on the Atlantic Sun Softball All-Tournament Team. Collins was 3-for-7 at the plate with two runs batted in and one home run in the Atlantic Sun Tournament. The Bisons were 2008 Atlantic Sun regular season champions.