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2012 Softball Headlines

June 7, 2012
Birmingham-Southern finishes 45th in the nation in 2011-12 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College has finished 45th in the nation and second in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in the 2011-12 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, it was announced today.

May 16, 2012
Ashley Bice named NFCA All-Region
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Senior Ashley Bice has been named All-Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), the organization announced this week.

May 13, 2012
Softball falls to No. 7 Texas-Tyler in NCAA Regional
TYLER, Texas—The Birmingham-Southern softball team was eliminated from NCAA Regional play by the host seventh-ranked UT Tyler Patriots, 5-0, Sunday afternoon in Tyler, Texas.

May 12, 2012
Saturday Softball game time pushed back to 1 p.m.
TYLER, Texas—Because of significant rain in Tyler on Friday evening, Saturday's games at the Tyler Regional will now begin at 1 p.m. rather than 11 a.m. to allow the field sufficient time to dry.

May 12, 2012
Softball defeats Huntingdon, 8-1, to advance in NCAA Regional
TYLER, Texas—The Birmingham-Southern softball team defeated in-state rival Huntingdon College today, 8-1, in the elimination game of the NCAA Regional at UT Tyler in Tyler, Texas.

May 12, 2012
Panthers defeat No. 13 Redlands, 1-0, in NCAA Softball Regional
TYLER, Texas—Senior pitcher Ronni Ferris threw her second complete game in less than 10 hours today to help the Birmingham-Southern softball team win its second game of the day to stay alive in the UT Tyler NCAA Regional today in Tyler, Texas, defeating 13th-ranked Redlands, 1-0.

May 11, 2012
Panthers fall to No. 13 Redlands in NCAA Softball Regional, 6-4
TYLER, Texas—Making its first-ever NCAA post-season appearance, the Birmingham-Southern softball team fell to No. 13 Redlands, 6-4, in game two of the UT Tyler Regional today in Tyler, Texas.

May 8, 2012
BSC names Teams, Athletes of the Year at annual Athletic Awards Banquet
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College held its annual Athletic Awards Banquet Tuesday evening in Bruno Great Hall on the BSC campus.

May 7, 2012
UPDATED: Panthers to travel to Tyler, Texas, for NCAA Softball Regional
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern softball team will face No. 15 Redlands to open NCAA Regional play this Friday, May 11, at 1:30 p.m. Central in Tyler, Texas.

May 4, 2012
Panthers land 12 on spring SCAC All-Tournament Teams
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern landed 12 players on the SCAC Baseball, Softball, Men's and Women's Tennis All-Tournament Teams, the league announced this week after this past weekend's conference tournament action.

April 30, 2012
Birmingham-Southern College to host “Celebration of Champions” to honor 2012 SCAC conference champions and NCAA tournament teams
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College is hosting a “Celebration of Champions” Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum to recognize the three Panther teams that captured Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships this past weekend.

April 29, 2012
Panthers win SCAC Softball Championship with 10th-inning walk-off home run
JACKSON, Tenn.—A two-run homerun by freshman Taylor Bassett in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the Birmingham-Southern softball team to a 3-1 win over Trinity in the SCAC Championship game, Sunday afternoon in Jackson, Tenn.

April 28, 2012
Softball splits on day two of SCAC Championship
JACKSON, Tenn.—After a tough 6-5 loss to the top West Division seed Trinity earlier today, the Birmingham-Southern softball team rebounded in the loser's bracket with a 6-2 win against Southwestern this evening.

April 27, 2012
Cassady, Bice, Fronk earn SCAC post-season honors
JACKSON, Tenn.—Senior Ashley Bice, freshman Bethany Fronk, and Head Coach Kimball Cassady were named Player-, Pitcher-, and Coach-of-the-Year today in exclusive voting by the league's head softball coaches.

April 27, 2012
Softball stays in winner's bracket with 4-3 victory over Southwestern
JACKSON, Tenn.—Five of the combined seven runs scored by Southwestern and Birmingham-Southern in game three of the SCAC Softball Tournament came off two swings of the bat with each team posting a multi-run homerun in the game. BSC scored in the bottom of the sixth to claim the lead and hand SU a 4-3 loss.

April 26, 2012
Follow the Panthers live this weekend
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—This weekend's baseball, softball, and lacrosse SCAC championships will all feature both live stats and live video, and the track & field championship will feature live online results coverage.

April 24, 2012
Softball splits with LaGrange to cap off regular season
LaGRANGE, Ga.—The Birmingham-Southern softball team went on the road today and split with LaGrange College to wrap up the regular season. The Panthers won the first game, 8-0 in five innings, but lost in game two, 1-0.

April 23, 2012
Ashley Bice named SCAC Softball Player-of-the-Week
SUWANEE, Ga.—Ashley Bice, a senior outfielder from Indian Springs, Ala., has been selected the SCAC Softball Offensive Player-of-the-Week for games played from Monday, April 16, through Sunday, April 22.

April 22, 2012
Softball shuts out Sewanee twice for four-game sweep
SEWANEE, Tenn.—A second straight day of shutout pitching propelled the Birmingham-Southern softball team to a four-game sweep of SCAC foe Sewanee to move to 29-7 overall and 15-1 in conference play.

April 21, 2012
Softball shuts out Sewanee, 10-0 and 14-0
SEWANEE, Tenn.—Powered by two shutout performances, the Birmingham-Southern softball team took two wins on the road this afternoon from Sewanee. The Panthers won game one 10-0 and game two by a score of 14-0, both in five innings.

April 14, 2012
Softball splits with Berry
ROME, Ga.—The Birmingham-Southern softball team played on the road again today and split with future conference rival Berry, dropping the first game, 5-4, but rebounding with a 6-5 win in game two.

April 13, 2012
Softball splits with Huntingdon
MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern softball team played Huntingdon on the road today and split, winning the first game 2-1 but dropping game two 6-4.

April 10, 2012
Bethany Fronk leading the nation in ERA
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Freshman pitcher Bethany Fronk is not only leading the team and the conference, but is ranked first in the nation in earned run average.

April 7, 2012
Softball sweeps conference series against Centre
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Led by senior Ashley Bice who was 5-6 at the plate with 4 RBI today, the Birmingham-Southern softball team picked up two more wins against Centre to sweep the four-game conference series against the Colonels.

April 6, 2012
Strong pitching helps Panthers defeat Centre twice at home
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Courtesy of stellar pitching performances from senior Ronni Ferris and freshman Bethany Fronk, the Birmingham-Southern softball team defeated Centre, twice today at BSC Softball Park.

April 2, 2012
Ronni Ferris named SCAC Pitcher-of-the-Week
SUWANEE, Ga.—Ronni Ferris, a senior right-hander from Cincinnati, Ohio, has been selected the SCAC Softball Pitcher-of-the-Week for games played from Monday, March 26, through Sunday, April 1.

April 1, 2012
Softball completes four-game shutout of Rhodes
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The Birmingham-Southern softball team shut out Rhodes twice again today to complete a four-game SCAC sweep of the Lynx, winning 10-0 in six innings and 3-0 in game two.

March 31, 2012
Softball wins two extra-inning games against Rhodes
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—In two pitchers duels, the Birmingham-Southern softball team took two games from Rhodes today, both in extra innings, winning 2-0 and 3-0 on the road.

March 26, 2012
Bethany Fronk named SCAC Softball Pitcher-of-the-Week
SUWANEE, Ga.—Freshman Bethany Fronk has been selected the SCAC Softball Pitcher-of-the-Week for games played Monday, March 19, through Sunday, March 25, the league office announced today.

March 25, 2012
Softball splits with Millsaps to take series
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern softball team won the series against Millsaps with a split today, losing the first game 1-0 but using a late-game comeback to win game two 6-3.

March 24, 2012
Softball takes two from Millsaps
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern softball team opened SCAC play at home today, defeating Millsaps by the scores of 6-4 and 7-1 at BSC Softball Park.

March 21, 2012
Softball splits with No. 19 AUM
MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern softball team split with No. 19 (NAIA) Auburn Montgomery today on the road, winning game one, 1-0, and losing game two, 8-0.

March 13, 2012
Softball splits with Mississippi College
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern softball team returned home on Tuesday and split with Mississippi College, dropping the first game, 4-3, but winning game two 6-1.

March 12, 2012
Bethany Fronk named SCAC Softball Pitcher-of-the-Week
SUWANEE, Ga.—Freshman Bethany Fronk has been selected the SCAC Softball Pitcher-of-the-Week for games played Monday, March 5, through Sunday, March 11, the league office announced today.

March 11, 2012
Softball sweeps Maryville on the road
MARYVILLE, Tenn.—The Birmingham-Southern softball team picked up two wins today against Maryville, sweeping the Scots in a doubleheader by the scores of 8-1 and 3-0.

March 10, 2012
Softball suffers first losses of season to Covenant
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga.—The Birmingham-Southern softball team dropped a doubleheader to Covenant College today, suffering its first losses of the season.

March 4, 2012
Softball shuts out Illinois College, 2-0
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Courtesy of 11 strikeouts in four innings by senior pitcher Ronni Ferris, the Birmingham-Southern softball team shut out Illinois College, 2-0, at home Sunday afternoon.

March 3, 2012
Today's baseball and softball games postponed
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Due to weather today's baseball and softball contests have been postponed.

February 28, 2012
Fronk named SCAC Softball Player-of-the-Week
SUWANEE, Ga.—Freshman Bethany Fronk has been selected the SCAC Softball Offensive Player-of-the-Week for games played Monday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb. 26.

February 26, 2012
Panthers hang on to defeat Case Western, 4-3
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Senior pitcher Ronni Ferris got the win and freshman Bethany Fronk picked up her first career save on Sunday as the Birmingham-Southern softball team defeated Case Western Reserve, 4-3, in the BSC Invitational.

February 25, 2012
Softball defeats Huntingdon, Alabama A&M in BSC Invitational
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern softball team picked up two more wins today to move to 4-0 on the season, defeating Huntingdon College, 3-2 in nine innings, and Alabama A&M, 6-0, on day one of the BSC Invitational.

February 19, 2012
Softball opens season with two home wins against Berry
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern softball team opened the 2012 season today at home with two victories against Berry College, winning by the scores of 12-8 and 8-0.

February 18, 2012
Softball season opener vs. Maryville canceled
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Due to the forecast of rain in the Birmingham area, today's softball doubleheader against Maryville College has been canceled.

February 9, 2012
BSC selected as favorite to win 2012 SCAC softball title
SUWANEE, Ga.—Based on exclusive voting by the head coaches of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), Birmingham-Southern College edged out Southwestern University by a single vote as the team to beat in the race for the 2012 conference softball title.

August 8, 2011
Danielle Rucker completes Hess Fellowship with YWCA
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—After completing a summer internship with the YWCA Central Alabama’s Social Justice department, Danielle Rucker, a rising junior and softball player at BSC, is returning to school with a new perspective on the YWCA and the direct services that it provides to the community.