2013 Missouri Southern Softball News

May 2, 2013
Three Southern Softball players named All-MIAA
Kansas City, Mo. - Three Missouri Southern softball players were named All-MIAA as announced by the league office today. Junior right fielder Shelby Romines was selected to the second-team, while sophomore Brooke Swadley and freshman Alana Hester were honorable mention selections.

April 29, 2013
Softball sweeps Southwest Baptist to close out regular season
Joplin, Mo. - Behind a career-high 13 strikeouts from Haley Pypes and a walk-off two-run double from Chloe Brown, the Missouri Southern Lions softball team closed out the regular season Monday sweeping Southwest Baptist defeating the Bearcats 3-2 in game one and 9-8 in game two.

April 28, 2013
Chloe Brown's walk-off double highlights Softball Senior Day
Joplin, Mo. - Thanks to a two-out walk-off bases-loaded double from junior Chloe Brown, the Missouri Southern Lions softball team rallied for a 3-2 win in game one of their MIAA double-header this afternoon at home against the Central Missouri Jennies before falling 3-1 in game two.

April 28, 2013
Southern's Softball double-header pushed back to 4 p.m.
Joplin, Mo. - To allow the field more time to dry, Missouri Southern softball's double-header at home against Central Missouri originally scheduled for 1 p.m. has been pushed back until 4 p.m.

April 27, 2013
Southern Softball against Southwest Baptist postponed to Monday at 3 p.m.
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern softball team's MIAA double-header and Senior Day at home against Southwest Baptist scheduled to start at 4 p.m. today has been postponed to Monday at 3 p.m. The Lions will now hold both Senior Day for pitchers Hannah Cooke and Kayce Moore and the Pink Game Sunday afternoon against Central Missouri (23-19, 13-11) at 1 p.m. at Lea Kungle Field.

April 26, 2013
Southern softball closes regular season hosting Southwest Baptist & Central Missouri
Joplin, Mo. - Looking to make a playoff push, the Missouri Southern Lions softball team wraps up the regular season this weekend at home hosting Southwest Baptist Saturday at 2 p.m. for Senior Day and Central Missouri Sunday at 1 p.m. for their annual Pink Game.

April 25, 2013
Southern softball signs Shelby Mitchell for 2013-14
Joplin, Mo. - Missouri Southern softball head coach Bill Gray has announced the addition of Shelby Mitchell to his recruiting class for 2013.

April 22, 2013
Softball double-header against Central Missouri moved to Sunday at 1 p.m.
Joplin, Mo. - Due to scheduling conflicts, Missouri Southern softball's double-header against Central Missouri originally scheduled for Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. has been rescheduled for Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

April 19, 2013
Softball splits MIAA double-header at home vs. Lincoln
Joplin, Mo. - Behind a shutout from freshman pitcher Sarah Williams, the Missouri Southern softball team split a double-header at home this afternoon against the Lincoln University Blue Tigers falling in game one 4-3 in eight innings before winning game two 5-0.

April 18, 2013
Softball to host MIAA double-header vs. Lincoln Friday
Joplin, Mo. - Coming off a split in the Sonic Trophy Series match-up against Pittsburg State on Tuesday evening, the Missouri Southern softball team returns home for the first time since March 30 when they host the Lincoln University Blue Tigers Friday in a MIAA double-header starting at 4 p.m.

April 16, 2013
Southern softball wins in extra innings splitting double-header at Pittsburg State
Pittsburg, Kan. - Behind a clutch bases-clearing double from catcher Kathryn Goins in extra innings, the Missouri Southern softball team used a offensive explosion in game two to split the Sonic Trophy Series double-header at Pittsburg State tonight winning 11-8 in game two after falling 5-1 in game one.

April 15, 2013
Weather forcast alters schedule for Southern softball
Joplin, Mo. - Due to the threat of inclement weather forcasted for Wednesday, Missouri Southern softball's Sonic Trophy Series double-header at Pittsburg State originally scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled to be played Tuesday in Pittsburg, Kan. First pitch will remain at 5 p.m.

April 13, 2013
Softball splits double-header at Nebraska-Kearney
Kearney, Neb. - The Missouri Southern softball team split a double-header at MIAA newcomer Nebraska-Kearney this afternoon falling in game one 3-1 before winning game two 11-1 in six innings.

April 12, 2013
Softball splits MIAA double-header at #14 Fort Hays State
Hays, Kan. - Behind 13 hits, the Missouri Southern softball held off a late rally from 14th-ranked Fort Hays State to win game two of a MIAA double-header 9-8 this afternoon splitting the pair of games after falling 5-0 in game one.

April 10, 2013
Softball travels to #14 Fort Hays State & Nebraska-Kearney this weekend
Joplin, Mo. - After going 1-3 last weekend at Washburn and Emporia State, the Missouri Southern softball team looks to rebound this weekend traveling to #14 Fort Hays State on Friday and Nebraska-Kearney Saturday for their final weekend on the road in the MIAA.

April 6, 2013
Softball drops a pair of games at Emporia State
Emporia, Kan. - The Missouri Southern softball team dropped a pair of games this afternoon to Emporia State falling 10-0 in five innings in game one before dropping a hard fought game two 8-7.

April 5, 2013
Softball splits double-header at Washburn
Topeka, Kan. - Getting their bats going early and often, the Missouri Southern softball team split an MIAA-double-header at Washburn this afternoon winning game one 9-5 before falling 11-10 in a back-and-forth game two on a walk-off single.

March 30, 2013
Softball splits double-header at home vs. Northwest Missouri
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern softball team split a MIAA double-header this afternoon at home to Northwest Missouri defeating the Bearcats 1-0 in game one before falling 2-1 in game two.

March 30, 2013
Lions softball against Northwest Missouri moved to 2pm due to rain
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern softball team's MIAA double-header at home against Northwest Missouri scheduled to start at noon has been pushed back to 2 p.m. due to early morning rain. The Lions will now face the Bearcats at 2 and 4 p.m. at Lea Kungle Field.

March 29, 2013
Softball drops a pair at home to #24 Missouri Western
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern softball team dropped a pair of games this afternoon in an MIAA double-header at home to 24th-ranked Missouri Western falling in game one 5-2 and game two 4-0.

March 28, 2013
Softball to host #24 Missouri Western & Northwest Missouri Friday & Saturday
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern Lions softball team returns to action this weekend hosting MIAA double-headers against #24 Missouri Western Friday at 4 p.m. and Northwest Missouri Saturday at noon.

March 25, 2013
Softball double-header at Missouri S&T Wednesday canceled
Joplin, Mo. - Scheduled to play a non-conference double-header on Wednesday at Missouri S&T on Wednesday, those pair of games have been canceled due to inclement weather.

March 23, 2013
Softball wins in extra innings sweeping Lindenwood
St. Charles, Mo. - With a clutch single up the middle in the top of the tenth inning putting the Lions up 3-2, the Missouri Southern softball team held on for a victory in game two clinching a sweep in their MIAA double-header this afternoon over the Lindenwood Lady Lions. Taking game two by a final of 3-2 in ten innings, the Lions would win game one 12-0 in five innings.

March 22, 2013
Softball drops pair at Truman
Kirksville, Mo. - The Missouri Southern softball team dropped a pair of close games this afternoon in an MIAA double-header at Truman falling 9-3 in game one before losing on a walk-off 4-3 in game two.

March 19, 2013
Southern softball splits non-conference double-header vs. #23 Winona State
Joplin, Mo. - Behind a four-hit shutout from freshman pitcher Haley Kinnison, the Missouri Southern softball team split a non-conference double-header against #23 Winona State this afternoon at Lea Kungle Field.

March 18, 2013
Softball splits non-conference double-header against Northwestern Oklahoma St.
Joplin, Mo. - Behind three consecutive singles, the Missouri Southern Lions softball team rallied to split a non-conference double-header this afternoon at Lea Kungle Field defeating Northwestern Oklahoma State 5-3 in the second game after falling to the Rangers 1-0 in the first game.

March 16, 2013
Kinnison ties single-game strikeout record as Southern splits vs. RiverHawks
Joplin, Mo. - Behind a career-high 14 strikeouts from freshman pitcher Haley Kinnison, the Missouri Southern softball team split their MIAA double-header this afternoon at Lea Kungle Field defeating Northeastern State 7-2 in game one before falling 5-1 to the RiverHawks in the second game.

March 15, 2013
Southern softball splits double-header vs. #8 Central Oklahoma
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern softball team split a pair of games with #8 Central Oklahoma in their opening MIAA conference double-header this afternoon at Lea Kungle Field falling to the Bronchos 7-0 in game one before defeating the Bronchos 11-3 in five innings in the second game.

March 10, 2013
Final day of 2013 Border Battle cancelled due to weather
Joplin, Mo. - The final day of Missouri Southern softball's 2013 Border Battle has been cancelled due to recent rain in the area.

March 9, 2013
Softball drops three on Day One of the Border Battle
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern Lions softball team dropped three games this afternoon at the 2013 Border Battle falling to Central Missouri 8-2 and losing a pair to Upper Iowa 4-1 and 7-6.

March 8, 2013
Southern softball set to host the 2013 Border Battle Saturday and Sunday
Joplin, Mo. - Getting off to a 11-4 start to the season, the Missouri Southern softball team is set to make their home debut this weekend hosting the 2013 Border Battle inviting six teams to Lea Kungle and Wild Fields at the Robert W. Plaster Sport Complex.

March 5, 2013
Hannah Cooke named MIAA Softball Pitcher of the Week
Kansas City, Mo. - Senior pitcher Hannah Cooke was named MIAA Pitcher of the Week today, as announced by the conference office.

March 3, 2013
Gray wins 100th game at Southern as Lions split a pair of games Sunday
Oklahoma City- The Missouri Southern Lions softball team split a pair of games Sunday at Ann Lacy Stadium to go to 11-4 on the year. The Lions defeated Illinois-Springfield 10-9 and fell to Oklahoma City University 7-1. With the win, the Lions secured head coach Bill Gray’s 100th career victory at Missouri Southern.

March 2, 2013
Softball sweeps double-header over Newman; falls to Oklahoma City Saturday
Oklahoma City - The Missouri Southern Lions softball team improved to 10-3 on the year Saturday sweeping Newman (Kan.) 6-4 in eight innings and 6-2. The Lions fell to NAIA power Oklahoma City 10-4 in their first game of the afternoon.

February 28, 2013
Softball adds five games in Oklahoma City this weekend
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern softball team will play five games in Oklahoma City Saturday and Sunday. Originally scheduled to host the Teri Mathis-Zenner Memorial Softball Tournament this weekend at home, that event was cancelled due to weather, but the Lions will be able to make those games up this weekend in Oklahoma City.

February 27, 2013
Teri Mathis-Zenner Memorial Softball Tournament cancelled due to weather
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern softball's Teri Mathis-Zenner Memorial Tournament presented by the Joplin Sports Authority scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled due to weather.

February 25, 2013
Softball schedules double-header at Missouri S&T on March 27
Joplin, Mo. - Originally scheduled to host a double-header at home against Drury on Wednesday, the Missouri Southern Lions softball team has adjusted their schedule and will now travel to Missouri S&T in Rolla to play a double-header against the Lady Miners starting at 2:30 p.m.

February 21, 2013
Softball's games at the Central Oklahoma Softball Classic cancelled
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern Lions softball games scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla. have been cancelled due to weather. Stay tuned to www.mssulions.com for any updates.

February 19, 2013
Shelby Romines named MIAA Softball Player of the Week
Kansas City, Mo. - Missouri Southern junior right fielder Shelby Romines was named the MIAA softball player of the week, announced by the conference office today.

February 17, 2013
Softball sweeps final day of Seven State Classic
Bentonville, Ark. - The Missouri Southern softball team won their final two games of the Seven State Classic this afternoon defeating Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 6-2 and Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 14-13. With the pair of victories, the Lions improve to 8-2 on the year and are off to their best start since 2001 when they began 16-0.

February 16, 2013
Softball splits two on second day of Seven State Classic
Bentonville, Ark. - After winning their first two games of the Seven State Classic on Friday, the Missouri Southern softball team split their pair of games on Saturday at the Seven State Classic defeating Illinois-Springfield 12-3 in their first game before falling to Rockhurst (Mo.) 4-1.

February 15, 2013
Softball sweeps opening day of Seven State Classic
Bentonville, Ark. - The Missouri Southern Lions softball team won a pair of one-run games on Friday at the Seven State Classic defeating Arkansas-Monticello 6-5 in eight innings and Oklahoma Christian 1-0.

February 13, 2013
Four Lions named to Southeastern Regional Invitational All-Tournament softball team
Joplin, Mo. - Four Missouri Southern Lions softball players were named to the Southeastern Regional Invitational All-Tournament team today, as announced by host school Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

February 12, 2013
Softball adds double-header at home vs. Drury on February 27
Joplin, Mo. - MSSU softball will play Drury at home in a double-header on Wednesday, February 27. The first game will begin at 3 pm. These games are being added after the rainout of two games last weekend at the Southeastern Oklahoma State tournament against Arkansas-Monticello and Henderson State.

February 10, 2013
Softball's final day of Southeastern Regional Invitational rained out
Durant, Okla. - Southern Softball's final two games of Southeastern Regional Invite against Arkansas-Monticello and Henderson St. have been rained out.

February 9, 2013
Softball splits a pair of games on day two of Southeastern Regional Invitational
Durant, Okla. - Fresh off winning their first two games of the year on Friday, the Missouri Southern Lions softball team split a pair of games on Saturday afternoon to improve their record to 3-1 on the year. The Lions fell 4-3 to Drury in their first game, before bouncing right back and defeating new MIAA conference member Northeastern State 4-2 in eight innings.

February 9, 2013
Softball wins opening two games at the Southeastern Regional Invitational
Durant, Okla. - The Missouri Southern Lions softball team opened up the 2013 campaign this afternoon at the Southeastern Regional Invitational winning a pair of games over Ouachita Baptist 10-2 and Arkansas Tech 5-4 in nine innings.

February 7, 2013
Softball opens 2013 season at the Southeastern Regional Invitational Friday
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern Lions softball team kicks off the 2013 season on Friday at the Southeastern Regional Invitational hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State in Durant, Okla.

January 23, 2013
Southern softball picked 11th in preseason MIAA Coaches Poll
The Missouri Southern softball team has been picked to finish 11th in the 2013 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll, the league announced today.

November 26, 2012
Southern Softball signs three for 2013-14
Joplin, Mo. - Missouri Southern softball head coach Bill Gray has announced the signings of three players for the 2013-14 season. The Lions welcome the additions of Jessica Castoe (Glenpool, Okla.), Dana Graves (Humansville, Mo.) and Myranda Stewart (Owasso, Okla.).

November 26, 2012
Softball hosts Secondary Academy for grades 8-12 starting Dec. 2
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern State Softball program will host the Secondary Academy for grades 8-12 on December 2, 9, 16 and 23.

October 11, 2012
Southern Softball reschedules final fall scrimmage for Friday at 2pm
Joplin, Mo.- Due to inclement weather forcasted for Satuday, the Lions final fall scrimmage originally scheduled for Saturday at 1 pm against Coffeyville Community College has now been rescheduled for Friday at 2 pm.

August 14, 2012
Southern softball to host Alumni Game
The Missouri Southern softball team will host its Alumni Game this year on September 29th.

July 26, 2012
Southern Softball Announces Fall Schedule
Missouri Southern Softball Head Coach Bill Gray has announced the fall 2012 schedule for the Lions.