2012 Pirate Softball Headlines
June 13, 2012
105 Pirates Earn SCAC Spring Academic Honor Roll Honors
SUWANEE, Ga. - The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) named 1,037 student-athletes to the 2012 SCAC Spring Academic Honor Roll on Wednesday. This year's total is the third-highest for a single period in the history of the award.
May 18, 2012
Pavlicek Selected to Softball SCAC All-Sportsmanship Team
SUWANEE, Ga. – The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) today announced its fourth annual Softball All-Sportsmanship team. Ten softball players were selected to the 2012 squad including Southwestern University senior Kaitlyn Pavlicek.
May 1, 2012
Seven Pirates Named as All-SCAC Selections
SUWANEE, Ga. - Seven Southwestern softball student-athletes were named in the 2012 All-SCAC Softball Teams announced Friday night at the SCAC Conference Tournament, the most so far by the young program. Senior outfielder Taylor Turpin led the way as an All-SCAC First Team pick while senior shortstop Amanda Ambrose, first-year third baseman Ashleigh Scott and senior pitcher Lyndsy Maus were All-SCAC Second Team selections.
April 28, 2012
Big Fourth Inning Kicks Pirates From Tournament
JACKSON, Tenn. - For the second time in the day the Pirates took on a repeat opponent to stay alive in the SCAC Conference Tournament. This time the opponent was Birmingham Southern who defeated SU 4-3 on day one of the tourney and the Pirates ran out of steam offensively in game two, falling 5-1 to be eliminated from the tournament.
April 28, 2012
Hughes’ Record-Setting Performance Paces Pirates to Win
JACKSON, Tenn. - Junior first baseman Haley Hughes went 3-5 from the plate with two homeruns, her second and third homeruns of the tournament, and set a new SCAC Conference Tournament record for most homeruns in the tournament with her performance. Southwestern defeated Austin College 9-5 in game one on day two of the tournament to stay alive in the loser’s bracket.
April 28, 2012
Pirates Stay Alive with Win Over Rhodes
JACKSON, Tenn. - Rhodes College and Southwestern faced off in the eighth game of the SCAC Conference Tournament in a rematch of the opening game of the tournament. Though slow to start the Pirates revved up their offense in the second half of the game, scoring six runs in their final three at bats to win 7-2 and remain alive.
April 27, 2012
Homeruns Abound in Game Three of SCAC Championships
JACKSON, Tenn. - Five of the combined seven runs scored by Southwestern and Birmingham Southern in game three of the SCAC Conference Tournament came off two swings of the bat with each team posting a multi-run homerun in the game. BSC scored in the bottom of the sixth to claim the lead and hand SU a 4-3 loss.
April 27, 2012
Irvin’s Single Drives in Game Winning Run to Advance Pirates
JACKSON, Tenn. - Southwestern was slow to start in game one of the SCAC Conference Tournament on Friday but pulled out the win thanks in large part to a two-out single to right field by pinch hitter Kayla Irvin (pictured).
April 25, 2012
2012 SCAC Spring Championships - Tournament Links and Brackets
SUWANEE, Ga. - The busiest weekend of the 2011-12 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference sports season has arrived. Championships in the spring sports will be decided over the course of four days beginning on Thursday, April 26 with the Southwestern softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf and men's and women's track & field competing.
April 22, 2012
2012 SCAC Softball Championship Moves to Jackson, Tennessee
JACKSON, Tenn. – The West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex in Jackson, Tenn., will host the 2012 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Softball Championship, April 27-29. Six teams will compete for the conference title and a berth in the NCAA national tournament.
April 21, 2012
Softball Goes 1-3 at Trinity to Land In Second
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Southwestern softball dropped three of four games to Trinity over the weekend to fall to second place in the SCAC West. They will enter the SCAC Conference Tournament next weekend as the #2 seed.
April 18, 2012
39 Student-Athletes Receive Senior Watches at Annual Ceremony
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Thanks to the generous donations of parents, alumni and students in the Pirate Crew, Southwestern University's Booster Club, the Athletic Department was able to continue the tradition of awarding watches to senior athletes whom had completed eligibility while at SU. This is the third year for the ceremony.
April 17, 2012
Maus Earns SCAC Pitcher-of-the-Week Honors
SUWANEE, Ga. - Lyndsy Maus, a senior righthander from Cypress, Texas, has been selected the SCAC Softball Pitcher-of-the-Week for games played from Monday, April 9 through Sunday, April 15.
April 15, 2012
Big Bats Sweep Crusaders on Sunday
IRVING, Texas - The Pirate softball offense continues to light up opponents and did so again on Sunday with 26 hits in two games, winning 6-0, 6-0 on Sunday afternoon over the University of Dallas. The wins improve SU to 9-1 in the SCAC and tied for first place in the West.
April 14, 2012
Pirates Secure Post Season Spot With Pair of Wins
IRVING, Texas - With two wins over the University of Dallas on Saturday afternoon the Southwestern softball team firmed up a spot in the SCAC Conference Tournament. The Pirates won game one 8-2 before posting a 6-0 shutout in game two.
April 12, 2012
Setting the Standard
GEORGETOWN, Texas - When the softball team defeated Hendrix 8-0 in its last conference home game this year, it was more than just another win for the team. It was the last home game for the first group of women to play softball at Southwestern. Despite being pioneers in a new sport at Southwestern, these students have done well by all standards – both on and off the field.
April 6, 2012
Mountaineers Steal One from Pirates
GEORGETOWN, Texas - After a dominating 7-1 win in game one the Pirates weren’t able to get their bats going again as they fell 2-1 in game two to split action Friday with Schreiner University.
April 5, 2012
Video Interview: Amanda Ambrose, SCAC Softball Offensive Player-of-the-Week
Amanda Ambrose talks about the win streak the Pirates are riding and how to secure a spot in the SCAC Conference Tournament.
April 3, 2012
Ambrose Selected SCAC Player-of-the-Week
SUWANEE, Ga. - Amanda Ambrose, a senior shortstop from Lago Vista, Texas, has been selected the SCAC Softball Offensive Player-of-the-Week for games played from Monday, March 26 through Sunday, April 1.
April 1, 2012
Softball Sweeps Hendrix on Senior Day
GEORGETOWN, Texas – The Pirates celebrated Senior Day with a pair of wins against Hendrix College. Southwestern won 5-2 and 8-0 receiving stellar performances from the honored guests of the afternoon. The team and fans recognized seniors, Taylor Turpin, Lyndsy Maus, Kaitlyn Pavlicek, Amanda Ambrose and Lauren Zearfoss for their immeasurable contributions to the program in a ceremony following the games.
March 31, 2012
Pirates' Bats Down Warriors
GEORGETOWN, Texas - The Pirates blasted Hendrix for 28 total hits over two games as they swept their opening double header 6-3 and 8-7.
March 25, 2012
Softball Savors Sunday Sweep
GEORGETOWN, Texas – Southwestern swept Austin College 8-0 and 6-4 in Sunday’s doubleheader. The Pirates offense sprang to life and received strong pitching from Lyndsy Maus along with a clutch save appearance by Tamara Belilove.
March 24, 2012
Pirates Open Conference Action at Home Against Austin College
GEORGETOWN, Texas - The Southwestern pitching staff got limited run support early as the Pirates opened conference action with a win and a loss on Saturday afternoon. SU fell 4-0 in game one before turning things around in game two to win 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh.
March 13, 2012
Pirates Gear Up for Conference at Rebel Games
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Southwestern played six games over spring break at the Rebel Spring Games in Florida. The Pirates emerged with three wins while outscoring their opponents 27-11.
March 6, 2012
Southwestern Splits Games at Texas Lutheran
SEGUIN, Texas -It was a tale of two different games as defenses controlled game one and offenses reigned supreme in game two as Southwestern and Texas Lutheran battled on Tuesday afternoon. SU took the opening game 3-1 but fell 12-10 in the second.
March 3, 2012
Softball Splits Games at ASC Crossover
FARMER’S BRANCH, Texas - Southwestern University spent the weekend in Farmer's Branch as the only school invited to compete in the ASC Crossover. SU represented the SCAC well, splitting games over the weekend against some of the top teams in the nation.
February 27, 2012
Zearfoss Named SCAC Pitcher-of-the-Week
SUWANEE, Ga. - Lauren Zearfoss, a senior right-hander from Boerne, Texas, has been selected the SCAC Softball Pitcher-of-the-Week for games played from Monday, February 20 through Sunday, February 26.
February 26, 2012
Patriots Best Pirates
TYLER, Texas - Southwestern softball outhit UT Tyler in game one but fell 3-1 and were held to just two hits in an 8-0 run-rule loss in game two to fall to 4-5 on the year.
February 24, 2012
Softball Splits Defensive Battle
ROUND ROCK, Texas - Just a combined three runs were scored in two games as the Pirates split with Concordia University (TX), winning game one 1-0 before falling 2-0 in game two.
February 24, 2012
Interview with SCAC Player-of-the-Week Haley Hughes
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern University junior first baseman, Haley Hughes, talks about being named SCAC Player-of-the-Week for the first week of action and what makes the Pirates so special.
February 22, 2012
Hughes selected as SCAC Player-of-the-Week
SUWANEE, Ga. - Haley Hughes, a junior first baseman from Tomball, Texas, has been selected the SCAC Softball Offensive Player-of-the-Week for games played from Monday, February 13 through Sunday, February 19.
February 21, 2012
Bats Quieted in Kerrville
KERRVILLE, Texas - Southwestern softball split games at Schreiner on Tuesday afternoon, posting just eight hits in two games.
February 19, 2012
Big Bats Fuel Double-Header Win
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern’s power was on full display at Sunday’s double header against Our Lady of the Lake. The Pirates smacked four homeruns in the double header, winning game one 8-1 and game two 11-3 in six innings.
February 17, 2012
Bats Strong in Season Opener
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern softball opened their season at home, falling 5-3 in the first game despite posting 11 hits to Mary Hardin Baylor while the second game was called after the fourth inning in a 2-2 tie.
February 17, 2012
Schedule Change: Softball Games Cancelled Saturday, Two Games Added Sunday
GEORGETOWN, Texas - In anticipation of the rains expected in Central Texas overnight and throughout the day Saturday, SU softball is cancelling their double-header against Hardin Simmons on Saturday and will instead play Our Lady of the Lake University on Sunday beginning at 1:00 pm.
February 16, 2012
Texas Lutheran to Join the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
SUWANEE, Ga. — The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) announced today that Texas Lutheran University has accepted an invitation to join the Conference.
February 15, 2012
Experienced Pirates Have Sights Set on Return to National Stage
GEORGETOWN, Texas - The 2012 season marks the first senior class that has built this program from the ground up for Coach Angela Froboese. In a very short time they have emerged as a dominate force of the SCAC and have turned their focus to a return trip to the NCAA Regionals.
January 23, 2012
Schreiner University to Join the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
SUWANEE, Ga. — The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference announced today that Schreiner University has accepted an invitation to join the Conference.
January 20, 2012
SCAC Student-Athlete Initiative a Huge Success
SUWANEE, Ga. – The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference was represented by 18 student-athletes last week at the 2012 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Made possible through the NCAA Division III Strategic Initiative Grant, the student-athletes participated in a wide range of activities – from education sessions to business sessions to the NCAA Honors Celebration.
October 10, 2011
Softball Earns NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete Award
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Over 4,000 student-athletes representing 707 different academic institutions were named as a 2011 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete, the Association announced Thursday. Seniors Lyndsy Maus (pictured, left) and Taylor Turpin (pictured, right) earned the individual awards for Southwestern University while the team ranked in the top 100 and named as an All-Academic Team.
September 30, 2011
Study Abroad Changes and Enriches
Student-athletes embrace experiences and unexpected outcomes
August 25, 2011
Revamped Training Room Offers Better Service to Athletes
Thanks to generous donations and various fundraising events throughout the years the Southwestern University Athletic Department unveiled their newly remodeled athletic training facility this fall. The updates include an expanded treatment area, additional taping/treatment tables, custom paint (with logos still to come), a flat-screen television, new computers and new countertops.
August 17, 2011
New Year Brings New Faces to SU Athletics
GEORGETOWN, Texas - As the start of the 2011-12 school year gets underway the Southwestern University Athletic Department welcomes four new assistant coaches to the mix.