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June 04, 2009
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.
May 27, 2009
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.
May 10, 2009
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.
May 08, 2009
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.
May 08, 2009
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.
May 07, 2009
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.
May 07, 2009
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.
May 07, 2009
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.
May 06, 2009
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.
May 06, 2009
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.
May 02, 2009
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.
April 29, 2009
Wednesday's doubleheader with Middle Tennessee State at Draper Diamond has been canceled due to the weather. It will not be rescheduled.
April 27, 2009
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.
April 25, 2009
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.
April 23, 2009
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.
April 18, 2009
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.
April 18, 2009
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.
April 14, 2009
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.
April 13, 2009
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.
April 12, 2009
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.
April 10, 2009
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.
April 10, 2009
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.
April 09, 2009
The softball media guide is now online in a PDF format for fans to get the most comprehensive coverage of the 2009 season.
April 08, 2009
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.
April 04, 2009
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.
March 30, 2009
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.
March 28, 2009
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.
March 27, 2009
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.
March 26, 2009
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.

March 24, 2009
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.
March 18, 2009
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.
March 17, 2009
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.
March 14, 2009
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.
March 11, 2009
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.
March 10, 2009
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.
March 09, 2009
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.
March 07, 2009
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.
March 06, 2009
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.
March 06, 2009
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.
March 04, 2009
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.
March 03, 2009
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.
February 28, 2009
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.
February 22, 2009
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.
February 21, 2009
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.
February 17, 2009
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.
February 16, 2009
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.
February 15, 2009
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.
February 14, 2009
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.
February 14, 2009
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.
February 13, 2009
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.
February 04, 2009
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.
February 03, 2009
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.
February 02, 2009
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.
January 29, 2009
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.
January 26, 2009
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.
December 17, 2008
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.
December 02, 2008
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.
September 30, 2008
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.
September 22, 2008
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.
September 19, 2008
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.
August 13, 2008
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.
July 24, 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.