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Softball set to kick-off 2013 campaign next week
The Salem College softball team is back at practice gearing up for their first game of 2013. The Spirits will hit the road on the 12th to take on William Peace in non-conference action.
Softball sweeps William Peace in first two games
The Salem College softball team kicked off their season with 2 wins in a road sweep of William Peace University in non-conference play. Allie Watkins and Lexi Perez each had 3 hits for the Spirits on the day. Salem improves to 2-0, while WPU falls to 0-3-1.
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Softball drops a pair at Averett
The Salem College softball team dropped a pair of non-conference road games today at Averett. The Spirits dropped both games of the doubleheader 11-3. Kristi Morton (Winston-Salem, NC) led the Spirits with 3 hits on the day. Salem falls to 2-2 overall, and Averett improves to 3-1.
Softball loses two against NC Wesleyan
The Salem College softball team lost two games today against North Carolina Wesleyan. The 1st game was a pitching dual that the Spirits lost 2-1, and the 2nd game the Bishops stopped a Salem comeback to win 10-5. The Spirits fall to 2-4, and the Bishops improve to 2-0.
Softball splits pair of games in Raleigh
The Salem College softball team split two close non-conference games today at Meredith College. The Spirits defeated McDaniel (5-4) and they dropped a game a game to Hood (3-2). Allie Watkins (Locust, NC) led the Spirits with 4 hits and 4 runs batted in for the day. Salem improves their record to 3-5, while Hood stands at 1-1 and McDaniel drops to 0-2.
Softball's Garner wins Great South Player of the Week
The Great South Athletic Conference announced the softball week one Player and Pitcher of the Week on Wednesday morning and Salem freshman Kierston Garner earned Player of the Week status while Ellie Groenendyk of Covenant claimed Pitcher of the Week honors through exclusive voting by the league sports information directors.
Softball loses two close games on the road at Huntingdon
The Salem College softball team lost two games at Huntingdon in their Great South openers. Huntingdon won the first game 4-1 and the Hawks squeezed out a 4-3 win in the 2nd game of the doubleheader. Karson Chapman (Lewisville, NC) led the Spirits with 3 total hits for the day. Salem falls to 3-7 overall and 0-2 in the Great South, while Huntingdon improves to 2-6 and 2-0.
Softball drops two non-conference road games
The Salem College softball team lost a non-conference doubleheader today at LaGrange. The 1st game went into extra innings with the Panthers scoring in the bottom of the 8th for the 8-7 win. The Panthers won 12-4 in a 5-inning 2nd game. The Spirits are now 3-9 overall, while LaGrange improved to 4-0.
Softball rips Agnes Scott in Game 2 of doubleheader
After dropping game one 13-3 to Agnes Scott, the Salem College softball team stormed back to defeat the Scotties 13-6 in game two. Kierston Garner (Danbury, NC) went 4 for 4 in game 02 with 4 runs batted in to lead the Spirits. Salem improves to 4-10 overall and 1-3 in the Great South, while Agnes Scott drops to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in the GSAC.
Softball loses two at home to Randolph
The Salem College softball team lost two non-conference games against Randolph College. After falling behind 7-0 in the 1st game, the Spirits rallied back to fall just short (8-6). In the 2nd game, Randolph pulled out an 8-2 win. Kristi Morton (Trussville, AL) and Kierston Garner (Danbury, NC) continued their hot play with each having 4 hits on the day. Salem falls to 4-12 overall, and Randolph improves to 15-3.
Garner selected as GSAC Softball Player of the Week for 2nd Time
Kierston Garner of Danbury, N.C. hit .643 (9-for-14) with one double, 2 home runs, 6 runs batted in, 4 runs scored, 4 walks and a slugging percentage of 1.067 for the weekend. Defensively she had 15 Assist, 3 Put Outs and 1 Error for a fielding percentage of .947.
Softball splits with Covenant behind shutout by Watkins
The Salem College softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Covenant College today in Great South conference play. The Spirits lost the 1st game 9-2, before Allie Watkins (Locust, NC) pitched a 7-inning shutout in a 6-0 win by Salem. The Spirits improve to 5-13 overall and 2-4 in the GSAC, while the Scots drop to 2-14 and 1-1.
Softball drops two non-conference games at Emory and Henry
The Salem College softball team lost both games of a doubleheader at Emory & Henry in non-conference action. The Wasps won the 1st game 14-5 and the 2nd game in 5 innings 11-3. The Spirits are now 5-15 overall, while the Wasps improve to 8-8.
West Stokes High's Smith commits to play softball at Salem
The Salem College softball team is excited to announce that Lauryn Smith has committed and deposited to attend Salem next fall. Smith played softball for Coach Andrew O’Neil at West Stokes High School in King, NC. The Salem softball team is currently in 3rd place in the Great South Athletic Conference regular season.
Softball falls on the road against Guilford
The Salem College softball team lost both games of a doubleheader to Guilford College today in non-conference play. Guilford won both games in 5-innings. They took game one 9-1 and game two 16-4. The Spirits drop to 5-17, while the Quakers improve to 14-12.
Softball sweeps Covenant on the road
The Salem College softball team dominated Covenant on the road in a two games of Great South action. Kristi Morton (Trussville, AL) and Lexi Perez (Mount Ulla, NC) were both red-hot from the plate. The Spirits improve their GSAC record to 4-4 and 7-17 overall, while Covenant falls to 1-7 and 2-22.
Softball splits with Agnes Scott on the road
The Salem College softball team split a doubleheader with Agnes Scott for the 2nd time this season in Great South regular season action. The Spirits cruised to a 5-0 win in game 1, and they dropped a 9-5 decision in game 2. The Spirits remain in 3rd-place in the GSAC going into the final week of regular season play. The Spirits are now 5-5 in the GSAC and 8-18 overall, while Agnes Scott is 8-4 and 13-9.
Softball crushes Wesleyan in GSAC doubleheader
The Salem College softball team put on a scoring clinic on the road against Wesleyan in a Great South doubleheader. The Spirits won the 1st game 13-1 in 5 innings, and cruised to a 16-7 game 2 victory.
2013 Great South Softball Tournament
Softball time change for April 20th against Huntingdon
Softball falls to Huntingdon at home
The Salem College softball team kept things tight with Huntingdon for two games, before the Hawks pulled away in the late innings. Huntingdon won both games by the score of 11-4, but they scored 11 combined runs in the 6th and 7th innings of the two games. Salem falls to 10-20 overall and 7-7 in the Great South, while the Hawks improve to 23-9 and 16-0 in conference play.
Softball closes out regular season by easily sweeping Wesleyan
The Salem College softball team closed out the regular season and the career of senior Amber Miller (Mebane, NC) by easily sweeping Wesleyan in conference play.
Softball set to host Great South Tournament
The Salem College softball team is set to host the Great South Softball Tournament for the first time in school history.
North Wilkesboro's Johnson commits to play softball at Salem
The Salem College softball team is pleased to announce that Michaela Johnson has committed and deposited to attend Salem next fall.
Softball finishes in 4th place at GSAC Tournament
The Salem College athletic department hosted a very successful 2013 Great South Athletic Conference Softball Tournament this past weekend at Salem College and Forsyth Country Day School
Softball concludes successful 2013 season
The Salem College softball team ended a successful 2013 season this past weekend at the Great South Athletic Conference Tournament.
Aycock's Van Horn commits to play softball at Salem
The Salem College softball team is excited to announce that Jenna Van Horn has committed and deposited to attend Salem next fall
2013 Softball Roster
Salem College NCAA GSAC