A year in review: Lady Bisons Softball

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.


Where are they now? Mackenzie Tucker Williams

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.


Lady Bisons fall short in A-Sun Championship

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.


Lady Bisons softball think "Why not us"

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.


Updated: Aguirre blasts LU to the A-Sun Championship

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.


LU wins in come-from-behind fashion in back-to-back games

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.


Bell hits walk-off home run for LU victory

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.


Where are they going? Bree Thurman

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?”.


Lady Bisons host KSU in opening round of A-Sun Tourney

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.


Six Lady Bisons receive postseason accolades

Brittany Elmore, Paige Neely, Gracey Aguirre, Tanner Sanders, Mickey Bell and Bree Thurman were named by the A-Sun Conference on the postseason team.


Sanders and Aguirre sweep A-Sun Player of the Week awards

Lipscomb softball pitcher Tanner Sanders and outfielder Gracey Aguirre was named the A-Sun Player of the Week.


Lady Bisons sweep NKU for No. 4 seed in A-Sun Tourney

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.


Sanders pitches a no-hitter as Softball sweeps NKU

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


Lady Bisons finish the regular season at NKU

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.


Lady Bisons split doubleheader against Stetson

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.


Lady Bison softball wiped out on Saturday

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.


Thurman leads Lady Bisons into A-Sun battle

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.


Bats awaken in 15-hit Lady Bisons victory

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.


Softball plays one game against MTSU instead of doubleheader

The Lipscomb softball plays one game on Wednesday at 6 p.m. instead of the regular scheduled doubleheader due to the wet conditions.


Neely-led Lady Bisons set for battle at MTSU

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.


Neely named A-Sun Player of the Week

Lipscomb's Paige Neely won her first Atlantic Sun Weekly Softball Award as Player of the Week the conference announced Monday.


Elmore's three-hit game leads Lipscomb to series sweep

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.


Neely's six hits lead to sweep of Mercer

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.


Key A-Sun battle at Mercer await Lady Bisons

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.


Lady Bisons offense silenced by Western Kentucky

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.


Ryman expects Sanders to pitch well against WKU

The Lipscomb softball team hosts Western Kentucky in a doubleheader on Wednesday at Draper Diamond. Game one is scheduled for 5 p.m.


Sanders earns College Sports Madness weekly honor

College Sports Madness has named Lipscomb freshman right-hander Tanner Sanders as the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week.


Sturdivant powers Lady Bisons to 3-2 win over No. 24 Upstate

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.


Sanders throws one-hitter in victory over No. 24 Upstate

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.


Lady Bisons ready for No. 24 Spartans in Music City

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


Aguirre steals home while Lady Bisons sweep Belmont

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.


Lady Bisons look to swipe Battle from Bruins

The Lipscomb softball team hosts Belmont in the Battle of the Boulevard on Wednesday in a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m.


Parker named TSWA Pitcher of the Week

Lipscomb University’s Heather Parker was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Pitcher of the Week for her performances in contests from April 1-7.


Parker earns second-straight A-Sun Athlete of the Week

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.


Parker shuts down ETSU offense in 7-0 win

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.


Lady Bisons sweep Saturday doubleheader at ETSU

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.


In-state foe ETSU awaits Lady Bison softball

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.


Lady Bisons swept at UAB

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.


Parker named TSWA Pitcher of the Week

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.


Midweek tilt at UAB awaits Lady Bison softball

The Lipscomb softball team travels to UAB for a nonconference doubleheader in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.


Parker named Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week

Lipscomb's Heather Parker earned her first career Atlantic Sun Softball weekly honor as announced by the conference on Monday.


Sturdivant powers Lady Bisons to weekend sweep

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.


Lady Bison softball sweeps day one at FGCU

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.


Softball travels to A-Sun leading Florida Gulf Coast

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.


No. 20 Kentucky too much for Lady Bisons

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.


Softball host No. 20 Kentucky before heading south for Easter

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.


Stranded runners costly in Lady Bisons loss

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.


Lady Bisons split first day with North Florida

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.


A-Sun action continues for Lady Bisons softball

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.


Lady Bisons sweep Tennessee Tech despite the cold weather

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.


Elmore enjoying challenges as a freshman

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.


Owls slide past Lady Bisons in series finale

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.


Lady Bisons walk off Kennesaw State in dramatic game two

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.


Lady Bison softball welcomes Kennesaw State Saturday

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.


Lady Bison softball sweeps Austin Peay

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.


Neely returns to Austin Peay looking for victory

Lipscomb third baseman Paige Neely and her fellow Lady Bisons travel to Austin Peay for a double header beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday.


ASun.TV to debut this weekend for baseball and softball

The spring ASun.TV broadcast schedule is set to get underway this weekend as the softball and baseball teams both play at home.


Seventh inning rally falls short for Lady Bison Softball

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.


Position changes lead to softball split

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.


Lady Bisons look to start off strong in A-Sun play

The Lipscomb softball team look to start the Atlantic Sun Conference schedule this weekend on the road in Jacksonville, Fla.


Softball shutdown by IPFW

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.


Weather forces alteration to softball schedule

Today's opening round of the Purple and Gold Challenge at Lipscomb's Draper Diamond has been canceled due to the weather.


Lady Bisons look forward to the Purple and Gold Challenge

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.


Where are they now? Katie Haab

Katie Haab, a former Lipscomb softball player and student worker in the athletic media relations department, took some time with LipscombSports.com


Lack of hits dooms Lady Bisons on blustery day

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.


Cartwright gets two hits in Lady Bisons loss

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons faced a major challenge Tuesday night when they headed east to face the No. 7-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols.


Triple threat of Elmore leads softball into in-state battle

Brittany Elmore is already a triple threat at the plate for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons 13 games into her freshman season.


Elmore's RBI triple in 10th leads to victory

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.


Offensive surge powers softball to 17-1 win

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.


Shutout propels Lady Bisons softball

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.


Softball upended by home squad in Frost Classic

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.


Lady Bisons softball prevails at Frost Classic

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.


Softball looks to end skid in the Frost Classic in Chattanooga

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.


Softball ends the Bulldog Battle with a loss to MSU

The Lipscomb softball team lost against host Mississippi State in the finale of the Bulldog Battle 4-3 in 10 innings in Starkville, Miss.


Lady Bison softball delayed to Sunday

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.


Lady Bisons fall short against WKU

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.


Rally falls short at "Bulldog Battle"

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.


Ryman always destined to be coach

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.


Consistency to be key at Bulldog Battle

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.


Houston Hilton Classic ends in loss for Lady Bison softball

The Lady Bisons softball team suffered at 10-1 loss Sunday morning in Houston, Texas, against the host University of Houston Cougars.


Lady Bisons lose first game of the season to Louisiana-Lafayette

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.


Ryman sets new softball victory record

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.


Begle's two hits lead to perfect start for softball

The Lipscomb softball opened the season 2-0 with a 4-2 over Houston after previously winning 4-0 over Iowa on Friday.


Lady Bisons open the season with a 4-0 win over Iowa

The Lipscomb softball team opened the 2013 regular season campaign winning 4-0 against Iowa in the Houston Hilton Classic in Houston, Texas.


Softball opens 2013 at Houston Hilton Classic

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.


Softball pitching trio eyes success

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.


Softball looks forward to the 2013 season

When the 2013 softball season starts Lipscomb Lady Bisons coach Kristin Ryman doesn’t want her players to have “failures to communicate”.


Cartwright tabbed first team; Lady Bisons fourth

With Kelsey Cartwright picked as a preseason First Team All-Conference, Lipscomb softball was tabbed fourth in the A-Sun Preseason Coaches Poll.


Softball focuses on hitting in early practice

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.


Sanders earns rookie honor

“College Sports Madness” has named Tanner Sanders, a right-handed pitcher, as Atlantic Sun Conference Preseason Freshman Player of the Year.


Softball adds all-conference transfer

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.


Challenging non-conference slate awaits LU softball

Lipscomb softball coach Kristin Ryman has never been one to be afraid of challenging her team with a strong pre-conference schedule.


Softball announces 2013-14 signing class

Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball coach Kristin Ryman will welcome six new players for the 2013-14 academic year.


Softball learns about young players; went 8-0 in fall ball

The Lipscomb softball team ended its fall schedule 8-0 and learns about the young players for the upcoming 2013 season.


Softball finishes fall ball at 8-0; sweeps Trevecca

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.


Lady Bisons push fall record to 6-0

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.


Pitching makes strides in fall ball

One of the biggest questions facing the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team is how to replace ace pitcher Whitney Kiihnl.


Where are they now? Kellie Sirus

LipscombSports.com recently had a chance to catch up with former Lipscomb Athletics softball player Kellie Sirus, who now lives in Sarasota, Fla.


Softball sweeps Belmont to start fall ball

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.


Fall ball gives first look at softball squad

Fans of the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team don’t have to wait until next spring to get their first look at the team.


Cassady joins LU softball staff to work with hurlers

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.


Day six gives softball team chance to worship and relax

The softball team started its return back home on Sunday making the hazardous drive to Tegucigalpa and taking time for a spirited worship service


Lady Bisons experience mountaintop experiences on day five

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.


Day four finds little hands to help with workload

Another day of hard work is in the books for the softball team. A number of new small helpers joined in the construction project.


Scorching sun can't stop mission team's day three efforts

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.


Hard working Lady Bisons impress on day two in Honduras

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.


TS Ernesto greets softball mission team in Honduras

Lipscomb Associate AD Brent High checks in from day one of the softball mission trip to Honduras at Mission Lazarus


Top 10 of 11-12: Kihnl earns A-Sun co-Female Athlete of the Year

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.


Lipscomb leads A-Sun in All-Academic honorees

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.


Myers starts new chapter at Lipscomb Academy

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 to host 2013, 2014 A-Sun Softball Tournaments

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.