Blue Knight Softball
Everhart-Stoner, Jackson Earn All-MEC Honors
West Virginia Wesleyan, winners of the 2015 Mountain East Conference, swept all four major awards and placed five players on the All-MEC first team. WVWC's Brooklyn Waddell is the league's Player of the Year, Hannah Vet is the Pitcher of the Year, Krista Waggoner is the Freshman of the Year and Steve Warner is the Coach of the Year.
Two Blue Knights took home All-MEC honors, including last year's MEC Freshman of the Year, Caitlyn Everhart-Stoner. Everhart-Stoner improved upon her Second Team nod from a season ago by earning the league's lone shortstop spot on the First Team this spring. The sophomore hit .359 while leading her squad in doubles (10), triples (3), runs (35), walks (25) and stolen bases (15). Her 35 runs scored were the fifth most by a player in a single season in program history. Read More
Johnson Joins Softball SigneesApr. 27th, 2015
Urbana University Head Softball Coach Danielle Lowe added another player to her illustrious 2015 recruiting class. Joining Learic Kinser, Jenna VanHoose and Savannah Sturgill, who signed early last November, is Arlington High School senior Hannah Johnson.
Johnson inked her letter of intent on national signing day two weeks ago and plans to suit up for the Blue Knights this fall. Johnson hit .403 for the Red Devils last season and earned second-team all-Blanchard Valley Conference honors. Johnson also picked up All-BVC Honorable Mention as a sophomore. She had two home runs and three triples with 17 RBIs as a junior. This season, Johnson is hitting over .500 for the 7-1 Red Devils. Read More
GSC Sweeps Softball in Regular Season FinaleApr. 26th, 2015
The Urbana University softball team ended their spring season on a six-game losing streak after dropping a third straight doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Glenville State College. The Pioneers put away Urbana 4-2 in the opener before completing the sweep with an 8-1 win in the night cap.
The first game featured 6 runs, all unearned. The Pioneers scored the first three runs with two outs after an Urbana error in the second inning. Urbana answered with a pair of runs in the top of the third thanks to three GSC errors. Cortney Moore had an RBI double in the inning. The Pioneers tacked on an insurance run after two more Urbana errors in the fourth inning. In all, the teams combined for 7 errors. Urbana’s Katelyn Edwards was 2 for 4 at the plate, giving her multiple hits in six of her last seven games. Edwards also picked up a hit in the night cap, giving her a base hit in 12 of the final 13 games this season. Read More
#22 WVWC Takes Two from SoftballApr. 25th, 2015
Nationally ranked West Virginia Wesleyan College swept visiting Urbana University 13-0 and 12-4 on Saturday morning in West Virginia. The Bobcats eliminated Urbana from contention in next week's MEC tournament while marching their way towards the #1 seed.
In Game 1, the Bobcats allowed just 1 Urbana hit, a Kimberly Corcoran leadoff single in the second, on their way to a 5-inning 13-0 victory. Urbana fell behind 10-0 in Game 2 before finally getting on the board in the 5th inning. There, Katelyn Edwards drove in the Blue Knights first run, then freshman Courtney Kennedy hit a bases loaded double, knocking in three runs to cut the deficit to 10-4. The Bobcats led off their half of the sixth inning with back-to-back solo home runs to end the game early due to the 8-run mercy rule. In all, the Bobcats clubbed 7 home runs in the Game 2 victory. Read More
Cedarville Completes Season Sweep of SoftballApr. 22nd, 2015
On a frigid Wednesday afternoon at Blue Knights Field, Cedarville University completed a four-game season sweep of their rivals from Urbana University. Cedarville won the first two matchups three weeks ago in Cedarville 5-2 and 13-1, and they finished the year undefeated against Urbana with wins of 12-5 and 11-3 on Wednesday.
The Blue Knights raced out to a 5-3 lead in Game 1 behind long balls from Margo Jackson and Sierra Cronkleton. Jackson’s home run was her fourth in the last two days and eighth of the season, breaking the UU freshman single season record. She's just 1 home run shy of the single season home run record, set by Linsey Manning in 2009. Read More