2019 Softball News

  • Simmons, Martinez Headline End of the Year Franklin Pierce Softball Honors
    May 01, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University softball freshman infielder/catcher Cat Simmons (Pine Plains, N.Y.) has been chosen to the Northeast-10 Conference Softball Third and All-Rookie Team while classmate, freshman catcher Allie Martinez (Upland, Calif.) joined Simmons on the All-Rookie team the league announced Wednesday afternoon after a collection of votes by the leagues head coaches.
  • Simmons Nabs Second NE10 Rookie of the Week Honor
    April 29, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University softball freshman infielder/catcher Cat Simmons (Pine Plains, N.Y.) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week it was announced Monday morning by the league offices. It is the second time this season Simmons has been named top rookie.
  • Ravens Blast Three Homers in Game One Win, Take Season Series with Saturday Split at Stonehill
    April 27, 2019
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team smacked three homers and four doubles during a come from behind 7-4 game one win against Northeast-10 Conference opponent Stonehill College Saturday afternoon before falling 10-6 in eight innings to the Skyhawks in game two. The spit completes the Ravens 2019 campaign at 11-30, 7-20 NE10 and 5-16 in the Northeast division while Stonehill wraps up the year at 15-24, 11-16 NE10 and 9-12 in the division.
  • Mamone Stymies Skyhawks, Tosses Complete Game Shutout in Raven Win
    April 25, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University softball junior southpaw Amelia Mamone (Averill Park, N.Y.) hurled the first complete game shutout of her collegiate career as the Ravens scratched across the only run of the game in the bottom of the first during a 1-0 victory Thursday afternoon against Northeast-10 Conference opponent Stonehill College at Fr. Gartland Field. With the win, the Crimson and Grey move to 10-29, 6-19 NE10 and 4-15 Northeast Division while the Skyhawks drop to 14-23, 10-15 NE10 and 8-11 in the division.
  • Merrimack Takes Two in Conference Doubleheader Versus Ravens
    April 24, 2019
    In their final two home showdowns of the season, the Franklin Pierce University softball team suffered two five-inning defeats, 12-1, and 14-2 to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Merrimack College Wednesday afternoon at the Bisaccia Softball Complex. With the wins, the Warriors stand at 22-21 and 13-10 in the NE10 while the defeats send the Crimson and Grey to 9-29, 5-19 NE10.
  • Simmons Lofts Walk-Off Homer in Bottom of 8th to Lead Ravens to Victory
    April 23, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University softball freshman designated player Cat Simmons (Pine Plains, N.Y.) ripped a walk-off home run the bottom of the eighth inning to complete the season series sweep of Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saint Michael’s College 3-2 Tuesday afternoon at the Bisaccia Softball Complex. The win was the ninth of the campaign for the Ravens and their fifth in league play while the Purple Knights lost their 29th game and 19th conference contest.
  • Ravens Swing Hot Bats in Close Defeat to Merrimack
    April 18, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University softball freshman designated player Cat Simmons (Pine Plains, N.Y.) drove in a career and game-high four RBI as the Ravens lost a heartbreaking 14-9 decision to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Merrimack College Thursday afternoon on the Bisaccia Softball Complex. The win sends the Warriors to 19-21, 10-11 NE10 and 8-7 Northeast Division while the Ravens suffered their 28th defeat of the year, 18th in conference play and 13th divisional game.
  • Efficient Pitching and Timely Hitting Result in Softball Twinbill Sweep of Purple Knights
    April 17, 2019
    The Franklin Pierce University softball upperclassman pitching duo of Amelia Mamone (Averill Park, N.Y.) and Sabrina LoMonaco (Franklin, Mass.) held Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saint Michael’s College to only two runs in a doubleheader sweep dispatching the Purple Knights 5-2 in game one and 7-0 in the nightcap. The wins were the seventh and eighth of the campaign for the Crimson and Grey, their third and fourth conference victory and first and second in divisional play. The losses send SMC to 2-26, 1-16 NE10 and 1-12 on the Northeast Division.
  • Bentley Takes Season Series From Ravens with 13-3 Sunday Afternoon Win
    April 14, 2019
    A two-run second frame brought the Franklin Pierce University softball program within one until Northeast-10 Conference opponent Bentley University exploded for 10 runs over the next three innings to complete the weekend series sweep with a 13-3 five-inning victory at the Bisaccia Softball Complex Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Falcons improve to 14-19, 10-8 NE10 and 6-6 in the Northeast Division while the Ravens drop their 26th overall contest and 16th league game.
  • Raven Softball Shutout By Bentley in Home Doubleheader
    April 13, 2019
    The Franklin Pierce University softball program suffered two defeats Saturday a 2-0 game one loss followed by a 12-0 five-inning setback to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Bentley University. The losses were the 25th and 15th in conference play for the Crimson and Grey while the guests glide to 13-19, 9-7 NE10 and 5-6 in the Northeast Division.
  • A WARM WELCOME: Klaus Dives Into First Collegiate Head Coaching Gig
    April 12, 2019
    Coming to a new place can be scary, nerve racking, and even hard, but for head coach Andrew Klaus of the softball team at Franklin Pierce University, his first year has been nothing short of warm and open. Klaus is the 12th head coach in program history, and took over after Hannah Griffin resigned after two seasons of leading the Ravens.
  • Softball Blanked at Saint Anselm, 7-0
    April 11, 2019
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (April 11, 2019) – Four runs in the first and two more in the second set the tone early on Thursday afternoon, as Saint Anselm dealt the Franklin Pierce University softball team a 7-0 loss in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division play. Junior left fielder Maggie Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double and scored three times, while sophomore third baseman Lauren Washburn drove in three runs to lead the host Hawks at Saint Anselm’s South Athletic Fields.
  • #13 SNHU Sweeps Season Series Versus Raven Softball
    April 10, 2019
    After notching a 22-1 five-inning victory on April 1st, the no. 13 nationally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University softball program swept the season series from Franklin Pierce University taking a doubleheader by winning game one, 4-1 and game two, 11-1 in five innings. The setbacks were the 22nd overall for the Ravens and 12th in league play while the Penmen mark grows to 29-4 and 14-0 NE10.
  • Simmons Homers for Fifth Time, Softball Defeated Twice Sunday
    April 07, 2019
    Following a walk-off victory yesterday, the Franklin Pierce University softball team was looking to carry momentum over to their two games Sunday but were upended by Northeast-10 Conference opponent Pace University 14-1 in six innings and 5-3 in eight frames. With the wins, the Setters improve to 8-15 overall and 4-11 NE10 while the Crimson and Grey suffered their 20th setback overall and 10th of their conference slate.
  • Conway Walks Off Game Two in 10th Inning, Ravens Split Doubleheader with Adelphi
    April 06, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University softball junior team captain Ashley Conway (Salem, N.H.) smoked a one-out walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Ravens a 4-3 extra-inning win during the second game of their doubleheader versus Northeast-10 Conference opponent Adelphi University Saturday afternoon at the Bisaccia Softball Complex. With the split (11-2, 5 inning game one loss) the Crimson and Grey move to 6-18, 2-8 NE10 and the Panthers record goes to 16-13, 9-2 NE10.
  • Errors Prove Costly in Softball Home Opener Doubleheader
    April 03, 2019
    After 20 games away from campus, the Franklin Pierce University softball program returned home to the friendly confines of the Bisaccia Softball Complex and suffered two defeats to Northeast-10 Conference northeast division opponent Saint Anselm College Wednesday afternoon on a sunny but windy day. With the victories, the Hawks soar to 17-7, 5-1 NE10 and the losses dropped the Crimson and Grey to 5-17, 1-7 NE10.
  • Rosario Drives in Lone Run During Conference Divisional Defeat at SNHU
    April 01, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University softball freshman catcher Cat Simmons (Pine Plains, N.Y.) was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate while sophomore left fielder Ashley Rosario (Queensbury, N.Y.) plated the only run in the game as the Ravens were throttled 22-1 in five innings by Northeast-10 Conference divisional foe Southern New Hampshire University Monday afternoon on the SNHU Softball Field. With the win, the Penmen improve to 21-4, 5-1 NE10 and 4-0 in the Northeast Division. The loss was the 15th of the year for the Ravens, the fifth in league play and the fourth divisional setback.
  • Raven Softball Shutout 2-0 in Weekend Finale at Assumption
    March 31, 2019
    Looking to salvage a game during their three-game road trip, the Franklin Pierce University softball program bats were cold until late in the game during a 2-0 shutout defeat to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Assumption College Saturday morning. The loss sends the Crimson and Grey to 5-14, 1-4 NE10 and the Greyhounds race to above .500 at 11-10, 5-4 NE10.
  • Assumption Sweeps Saturday Softball Doubleheader Against Ravens
    March 30, 2019
    Holding a 1-0 lead in the late innings of the first game of their Saturday doubleheader, the Franklin Pierce University softball team allowed single runs in the sixth and seventh frames as Assumption College earned a 2-1 walk-off victory before taking a 4-1 second game decision. The losses send the Ravens to 5-13, 1-3 NE10 while the Greyhounds even up their record at 10-10, 4-4 NE10.
  • Zemaitis Matches Career-High with 12 Strikeouts, Ravens Grab First Conference Victory at AIC
    March 24, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University softball sophomore pitcher Cyrena Zemaitis (Goshen, Conn.) struck out a career-best 12 batters as the Ravens rolled to a 3-1 game one win during a Northeast-10 Conference doubleheader at American International College Sunday afternoon. AIC bested the Ravens 3-2 in game two. The 1-1 day sends FPU to 5-11 overall and 1-1 NE10 and the Yellow Jackets go to 2-10, 1-3 NE10.
  • UPDATE: Raven Softball Games Postponed
    March 19, 2019
    The Franklin Pierce University softball home-opening doubleheader scheduled for 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, against Northeast-10 Conference opponent Southern New Hampshire University, has been postponed.
  • Ravens Win Game One on Play at the Plate, Take One of Two in Kutztown
    March 18, 2019
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team ended their six-game road trip on Monday splitting a two-game doubleheader versus Kutztown University. In game one, the Crimson and Grey bested the Bears 3-1 in eight innings before suffering a 13-0 five-inning defeat in the back end of the twinbill. The Ravens travel back north to New Hampshire at 4-10 while Kutztown improves to 11-10.
  • Zemaitis Rises to Second All-Time in Strikeouts, Conway Belts First Homer in Raven Split Sunday
    March 17, 2019
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team wrapped up their four-game weekend set against East Stroudsburg University by splitting a pair of games on Saint Patrick’s Day at the Maplezone Sports Complex. The Warriors walked off the Ravens after Pierce rallied to tie in the top of the seventh to take the first game 5-4 until the Ravens enacted revenge with a 6-1, 11 hit second game win. The Ravens improve their mark to 3-9 overall while ESU goes to 9-11.
  • Softball Loses Two Close Games at East Stroudsburg
    March 16, 2019
    The Franklin Pierce University softball program traveled to East Stroudsburg University for a doubleheader and dropped both games a 3-2 game one setback to the Warriors and a 4-3 second game defeat. The wins send the home team to 8-10 on the year while the Crimson and Grey moved to 2-8 with both losses.
  • Simmons Rakes in Opening Week, Gloves Top Rookie Honors
    March 11, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University softball freshman infielder/catcher Cat Simmons (Pine Plains, N.Y.) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week it was announced Monday afternoon by the league offices.
  • Raven Softball Concludes Trip to Sunshine State with Victory, Zemaitis Climbs Program Strikeout Leaderboard
    March 09, 2019
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team wrapped up their trip to Florida yesterday suffering a 15-1 five-inning defeat to Rockhurst University in the first game of a twinbill before beating Lake Erie College 7-1. The 1-1 Saturday effort gives the Ravens a 2-6 mark as they head back north to New Hampshire. The Hawks improve their record to 9-6 with the victory and the loss sends the Storm to 2-2.
  • Softball Splits Day Three, Zemaitis Twirls Complete Game Shutout
    March 08, 2019
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team went 1-1 Friday morning suffering a 7-4 defeat to Malone University and shutting out Bloomfield College 6-0. With the split, the Ravens record moves to 1-5 while the Pioneers improve to 6-3 and the setback sends the Bears to 2-6 on the young season.
  • Ravens Defeated Twice During Day Two in Florida
    March 07, 2019
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team completed the second day of their campaign opening trip to Florida on Thursday suffering two losses to Minnesota State University Moorhead 4-0 and 12-0 to Alderson Broaddus University. With the wins, the Dragons move to 4-11 overall and the Battlers improve to 2-8.
  • Softball Starts Campaign in Florida
    March 06, 2019
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team kicked off their 2019 slate of games Wednesday afternoon with two close defeats, the first a 6-2 decision to Trevecca Nazarene University and a 4-2 second game setback to the University of the Sciences. The wins send the Trojans to 10-5 overall and the Devils to 1-7.
  • Softball to Host Winter Clinic Feb. 24
    January 28, 2019
    Ravens softball is set to host a Winter Clinic on Sunday, Feb. 24. The event will run from noon to 3 p.m. at the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Activity Center ("The Bubble"). Click through for more information.
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