2004 UCCS Softball Releases

December 27, 2004Peterson reloads with strong recruiting classFaced with the loss of seven seniors after this season, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson knew that the 2004 and 2005 recruiting classes would be pivotal in carrying forward the national ranking that the current Mountain Lions worked so hard to earn.
October 18, 2004Renovation of softball field beginsThe first step of what promises to be a major upgrade of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball facility began Monday when team members began painting the bleachers at what used to be Four-Diamonds Sports Complex's Red Field.
September 30, 2004Fall ball shows that Lions are loadedCollegiate softball's fall season operates much like pro football's preseason. The games don't count in the standings, so the primary goal is to evaluate talent for the upcoming spring season. After 17 games of evaluation, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs can be assured of one thing concerning its 2005 softball team.
June 2, 2004Softball finishes 10th nationallyTo the long string of firsts attained by the 2004 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team, add one more.A Top-10 national ranking.The Mountain Lions finished the season ranked 10th in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II poll, which was released Wednesday. The NFCA is responsible for the official softball rankings of the NCAA.CU-Colorado Springs was unranked until the final poll. The Mountain Lions, however, gained national notice by knocking off three nationally ranked teams at the South Central regional tournament on their way to a second-place finish. That the South Central regional winner, Angelo State, went on to win the national championship also helped CU-Colorado Springs in the voting.
May 17, 2004Powerful recruiting class bolsters Mountain LionsIf the coaches in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and the Southwest Region thought the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' run to the RMAC title and the regional championship game was a one-time fluke, they'll need to reevaluate that assessment. Not only did the Mountain Lions graduate no seniors, but they also will get back a star pitcher and have signed one of the strongest recruiting classes in school history.
May 13, 2004Krebs named national catcher of the yearCrystal Krebs added to her already overflowing trophy case Wednesday when it was learned that she was named the Diamond Sports NCAA Division II Catcher of the Year and first-team All-American.Krebs is the 10th CU-Colorado Springs athlete to be named All-American and just the second non-runner. Soccer goalkeeper Greg Myer was named All-American in 1997.
May 9, 2004Mountain Lions cast eye to national stageAfter each team was eliminated from the 2004 NCAA Division II South Central Regional Softball Tournament, the teams gathered on the field and the announcer recognized the eliminated teams' seniors. That ceremony was particularly short when the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was finally eliminated by Angelo State in the championship game Saturday evening.That's because the Mountain Lions, who finished the season with a 39-13 record, a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship and a strong run at a regional title, had no seniors to recognize.Talk about bright futures.
May 8, 2004Softball advances to regional semifinalsSAN ANTONIO - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs extended its run at the NCAA Division II Regional Softball Tournament by defeating the Tarleton State TexAnns 5-3 Saturday in an elimination game.
May 8, 2004Fortune finds Lions in finalsFortune frowned, then smiled, on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday afternoon. In the end, though, the Mountain Lions were all smiles on their way to an 8-6 victory over the St. Mary's Lady Rattlers and a shot at the championship game of the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Softball Tournament.With the scored tied at six in the seventh inning, Brenna Pool drilled a double down the left field line that easily scored Charlene Berg. The ball, however, got stuck in the fence and Berg was forced to return to third on the ground-rule double. It seemed as if the fates were against CU-Colorado Springs (39-12) when the next two batters were retired.
May 8, 2004Mountain Lions run out of gasNOTE: The regional tournament wrap up will be posted Sunday evening.SAN ANTONIO - Charlene Berg hit her seventh home run of the season, but that was the lone highlight for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as the exhausted Mountain Lions were eliminated from the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Tournament 9-1 Saturday evening.
May 7, 2004Colton pitches Lions past PioneersSAN ANTONIO - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs waited 14 seasons to qualify for NCAA Division II South Central Regional Softball Tournament, so a few extra hours wasn't going to make a difference. Amber Colton shook off the affects of a 6½ hour rain delay as the Mountain Lions defeated the Texas Woman's Pioneers 2-1 Friday night to stave off elimination. CU-Colorado Springs will play Tarleton State in yet another elimination game on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (9:30 MST).
May 6, 2004Softball win's regional openerSAN ANTONIO, Texas - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs infielders have a drill they do prior to each game. Assistant coach Tanya Ramsay hits imaginary balls that the Mountain Lions snag with an assortment of brilliant dives and lunges. It's a particularly appropriate exercise for a team that has been living a fantasy season in 2004.But there was nothing imaginary about what the Mountain Lions did Thursday morning.No. 4 seed CU-Colorado Springs pounded 16 hits to run-rule the No. 5 seed Midwestern State Lady Indians 9-1 in six innings in the opening game of the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Softball Tournament. The Mountain Lions will face top-seed St. Mary's Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m.
May 6, 2004Lions let top seed escapeSAN ANTONIO - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs had the biggest fish in the region on the hook and let it get away.Kym Kling hit two home runs, the second a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning that keyed a seven-run rally, as the top-seeded St. Mary's Lady Rattlers defeated the No.-5 seeded University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions 11-4 in second round of the South Central Regional Softball Tournament Thursday evening.
May 5, 2004Regional tournament previewSAN ANTONIO - There were many familiar faces when the participants of the NCAA Division II Southwest Regional Softball Tournament gathered at St. Mary's University for the annual pre-event meetings. There was also one unexpected party crasher.
May 5, 2004Mountain Lions go from rags to regionals"This is so cool," said University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson. "I can remember driving to Omaha in those old school vans. It was our only real road trip of the year."Peterson and his Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion Mountain Lions were being driven to the airport in one of the school's colorful and comfortable Mountain Lion shuttles on Tuesday. There they boarded an airplane for the flight to San Antonio, Texas, where they will compete in the NCAA Southwest Regional Softball Tournament for the first time.
May 3, 2004Softball sweeps RMAC awardsWith a conference championship already in hand, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team garnered even more honors on Monday as seven Mountain Lions were named All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
May 1, 2004Mountain Lions are RMAC CHAMPS!!!Saturday was the day the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs had been waiting for, and when Amber Colton snagged a line drive to close out the Regis Rangers it ended in jubilation the Mountain Lions have dreamed about.CU-Colorado Springs beat Regis 6-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament championship game, giving the Mountain Lions softball team its first conference championship.
April 30, 2004Mountain Lions win RMAC opner, spank HighlandsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won its first game of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament as they run ruled the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls 9-1 Friday afternoon at 4-Diamonds Sports Complex.
April 23, 2004Snow slows Mountain Lions expressThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team ran into about the only barrier its been unable to overcome during the 2004 season.The weather.The university announced Friday that Saturday's doubleheader against the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls was cancelled because of a spring snowstorm that left Four Diamonds Sports Complex under a couple of inches of slush and water. A decision about whether the field will be playable for Sunday's scheduled doubleheader will be made after university officials evaluate the playing surface on Saturday.
April 21, 2004Softball grabs records, RMAC crownThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs clinched the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular-season softball title Wednesday with a doubleheader sweep of the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves at Four-Diamonds Sports Complex.CU-Colorado Springs (31-10, 23-3 RMAC) beat CSU-Pueblo (12-29, 9-20) 10-0 in five innings in the first game and 6-5 in eight innings in the nightcap. The Mountain Lions will host the RMAC championship tournament on April 30-May 1.
April 18, 2004Mountain Lions get the message from Fort LeiwsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs received a wake-up call from the Fort Lewis Skyhawks in Game 1 on Sunday.The Mountain Lions showed in Game 2 that they got the message. CU-Colorado Springs (29-10, 21-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) rebounded after losing Game 1 3-1 to spank the Skyhawks 11-3 in Game 2.
April 17, 2004Mountain Lions take two from RegisThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs got one step closer to winning the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference after sweeping the Fort Lewis Skyhawks Saturday afternoon at 4-Diamond Sports Complex.The Mountain Lions (28-9, 20-2 RMAC) got two stellar pitching performances, winning Game 1 5-4 behind Amber Colton, and Game 2 2-0 behind Brenna Pool.
April 15, 2004Mountain Lions split with Utah Valley StateBrittni Carlson's single to center drove in Kara Rainey in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a dramatic 5-4 win over the Utah Valley State Wolverines in Game 1 of a two-game set Thursday evening at Four Diamonds Sports Complex.Division I Utah Valley State (16-11) came back to win Game 2, out-bashing the Mountain Lions 9-6.
April 14, 2004Shandera, Carlson key sweep of Northern ColoradoWhen a team's top two RBI producers, who happen to also be the top two in the conference in that category, are shut out in a doubleheader against a provisional NCAA Division I opponent, it's a bad thing, right?
April 4, 2004Softball duo sweeps RMAC weekly honorsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team swept the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference player of the week awards for the week ending March 28, the conference announced Sunday. Crystal Krebs won the player of the week award, while Brenna Pool took the pitcher of the week award.
March 28, 2004Mountain Lions reamin unbeaten at home, sweep UNKThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (23-8, 18-2 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) beat the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers (10-17, 9-11) 6-2 and 4-1 Sunday at 4-Diamond Sports Complex to complete a four game weekend sweep.
March 27, 2004Softball team remains unbeaten at homeCrystal Krebs went a combined 5-for-6 with four RBI and four runs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team remained unbeaten at home with a doubleheader sweep of the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Saturday at Four Diamonds Sports Complex.Crystal Krebs went a combined 5-for-6 with four RBI and four runs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team remained unbeaten at home with a doubleheader sweep of the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Saturday at Four Diamonds Sports Complex.
March 25, 2004Lions leave Tucson on high noteCrystal Krebs hit two more home runs and drove in a combined 10 runs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team finished its Spring Break trip to Tucson with a pair of wins on Thursday.
March 24, 2004Softball earns split with No. 5-ranked BakersfieldUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson summed it up best following his team’s 6-2 victory over the No. 5-ranked Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners.
March 23, 2004Simon Fraser far from simpleThe 2004 version of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team has already proven itself to be among the elite of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Tuesday, in the Mountain Lions' opening game at the Tucson (Ariz.) Games, they got to see how they stack up on a much larger stage.
March 23, 2004Krebs sets homer mark in victoryIt only took Crystal Krebs 18 games to make her first mark on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs record book.
March 21, 2004Mountain Lions split with MinesThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions did something Sunday that they hadn’t done in nearly a month. They lost a game.
March 20, 2004Mountain Lions keep on rolling, take two from OrediggersScott Peterson knew the Mountain Lions were going to be good. But he never expected this.
March 17, 2004Softball wins school-record 10th straightThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team set a new team record by winning its 10th straight game after a two-game sweep of the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves Wednesday night at Pueblo.
March 14, 2004Mountain Lions sweep Mavericks, remain atop RMAC standingsOn Saturday the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team proved it could beat perennial Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference powerhouse Mesa State.
March 13, 2003CU-Colorado Springs takes two from MesaSometimes the best things come when you least expect them.
March 10, 2004Berg named national player of the weekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs outfielder Charlene Berg was selected the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Player of the Week for the week of March 1-7, the National Fastpitch Coaches' Association announced Wednesday.
March 7, 2004Mountain Lions complete four game sweep of AdamsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (6-5, 5-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) won both games Sunday to complete a four game-sweep of the Adams State Grizzlies (2-20, 0-8 RMAC) in Alamosa. The Mountain Lions won the opener 11-3 then held on for a 4-3 win in Game 2.
March 6, 2004Mountain Lions take two behind Colton and PoolThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (4-5, 3-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) got stellar pitching performances from Amber Colton and Brenna Pool as the Mountain Lions swept the Adams State Grizzles (2-18, 0-6) 12-0, 3-2 Saturday in Alamosa.
February 28, 2004Softball splits conference openerThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team opened its conference schedule with a split on the road against the Fort Hays State Tigers Saturday. The Mountain Lions won the first game 2-1, then dropped the nightcap 2-0.
February 7, 2004Lions face bad odds in VegasA very cold evening and a very hot pitcher combined to make for a very long Saturday for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as the Mountain Lions dropped a pair of games at the Las Vegas RMAC/Lone Star Classic.
February 6, 2004Softball wins opener, splits first day of tourneyThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team had plenty to overcome in its season-opening game against the Eastern New Mexico Zias Friday at the Las Vegas RMAC/Lone Star Classic.
February 5, 2004Softball team primed for encoreLast year, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team did something it had never done before - win a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoff game. So what can the Mountain Lions and coach Scott Peterson do for an encore?
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