2006 Softball Releases

November 9, 2006Softball Team Signs ThreeThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team announced the signing of three players to national letters of intent Thursday. The new additions for the 2008 season are Lindsey Zastrow of Papillion La Vista High School in Omaha, Sarah McCauley of ThunderRidge High School and Amanda Hathaway of Liberty High School.
October 2, 2006UCCS, Rip-It Elite Agree to Bat DealThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball program announced an agreement with Rip-It Elite on Monday to be one of the few Division II teams to receive the company's equipment for the 2007 season.
September 29, 2006UCCS Softball Tops RMAC in AcademicsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team was the top academic program in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 2005-06 and was among the top 50 in the nation according to a National Fastpitch Coaches' Association report that was published Thursday.
September 11, 2006Peterson Home Gets Unexpected VisitorsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson had a couple of unusual visitors at his home this past week - a pair of bear cubs.
August 10, 2006UCCS Softball Camps Continue to GrowSouthern Colorado's largest softball camp, which took place Aug. 7-10 at Mountain Lion Field on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus, had another successful turnout with approximately 101 campers in attendance.
July 25, 2006Deadline Nears for Softball Camp RegistrationThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' 2006 Softball Camp is in the final stages of registration. The Camp is entering its fifth year and has seen camp numbers rise each year.
May 12, 2006Carlson Named All-RegionUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs outfielder Brittni Carlson was named to the NFCA/Louisville Slugger All-South Central Region second team on Friday.
May 7, 2006Carlson, Five Others Honored by RMACUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs outfielder Brittni Carlson was named first-team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the conference announced Friday.
May 7, 2006Ota, Carlson Named to All-Tournament TeamJanine Ota and Brittni Carlson of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs were named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Tournament team, the conference announced Sunday.
May 6, 2006UCCS Stays Alive in RMAC TournamentLindsay Shandera hit a three-run home run to lift the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a come-from-behind 8-6 victory over the Adams State Grizzlies Friday afternoon, allowing the Mountain Lions to stay alive in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament.
May 6, 2006Satisfaction Trumps Disappointment as Season EndsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team's season came to an end Saturday afternoon with an 11-9 loss to the Colorado State Thunderwolves in the semifinals of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament at Regis Field. The Mountain Lions reached the semifinals with a 9-4 win over the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Saturday morning.
April 30, 2006Senior Day True to its Name in SweepThree University of Colorado at Colorado Springs seniors celebrated Senior Day by hitting home runs to lift the Mountain Lions to an 11-6 victory over the Fort Lewis Skyhawks in Sunday's second game and give UCCS a sweep of the day's doubleheader.
April 29, 2006Cade's Gem Leads to SplitUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs freshman Kym Cade and Fort Lewis sophomore Monica Chavez swapped shutouts as the Mountain Lions and the Skyhawks split Saturday's doubleheader.
April 23, 2006Hitting, Defense Lacking as Regis Completes SweepThanks to plenty of help from Mountain Lions miscues, the Regis Rangers completed their four-game sweep of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Sunday with 12-4 and 6-0 wins.
April 22, 2006First Inning Blues Lead to Fourth Straight LossRegis scored seven runs in the opening inning, four in the first game and three in the second, as the Rangers swept the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 7-1 and 9-0 Saturday at Regis Field.
April 20, 2006Ota Named Player of the WeekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs outfielder Janine Ota was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference player of the week, the conference announced Thursday.
April 19, 2006Sweep by CSU-Pueblo a Low Point for UCCSJenifer Papik and Savannah Byers hit back-to-back home runs twice in the same game Wednesday as the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves swept the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 10-6 and 11-2 at Mountain Lion Field.
April 15, 2006Message Received; UCCS Sweeps KearneyUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson challenged a couple of his players after Friday's split with the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers. It was the coach's contention that the players were not producing at the level at which they were capable.
April 14, 2006Split Highlighted by 16 HomersThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers combined for 16 home runs, including a school-record 11 in the second game, as the teams split their doubleheader Friday at Mountain Lion Field.
April 9, 2006Gaffes Waste Ritchie's EffortRitchie pitched 11 brilliant innings, earning a five-inning shutout victory in the opener, before finally running out of gas in her 12th frame as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs had to settle for a disappointing split with the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers at CSM Softball Field.
April 8, 2006Split Could Hurt Regional HopesThe Orediggers hung a potentially damaging 5-1 loss upon the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in Saturday’s second game, one that will be visible to the already fickle voters of the South Central Region. The Mountain Lions won the first game 4-0.
April 6, 2006Ritchie Gets Third Pitcher of the Week AwardAmanda Ritchie of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pitcher of the week for the third time this season, the conference announced Thursday.
April 5, 2006UCCS Sweeps Colorado College Behind Two Shandera HomersLindsay Shandera hit two home runs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs remained perfect against the Colorado College Tigers by sweeping Wednesday's doubleheader at Monument Valley Park 10-2 and 12-3.
April 2, 2006Carlson Breaks UCCS RBI Record in Split with Mesa StateBrittni Carlson broke the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs career RBI record as the Mountain Lions earned a split with Mesa State Sunday to finish the four-game series with three wins.
April 1, 2006Ledford Has a Birthday Bash (or Two) in UCCS Sweep of Mesa StateThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs might find itself wishing that Savannah Ledford's birthday came more than once a year.
March 29, 2006Split vs. CSU-Pueblo Keeps Steel and Silver Lead at EightLindsay Shandera's three-run home run keyed a four-run fifth inning as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took a 5-1 decision from the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves in Wednesday's opener at Rawlings Sports Complex. CSU-Pueblo came back to salvage a split with a 9-5 win in the nightcap.
March 26, 2006Split Ends UCCS' 13-Game StreakSonia Reyes' grand slam was the biggest of 13 hits as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won a 10-8 slugfest in Sunday's opener and went on to split with the Adams State Grizzlies.
March 25, 2006Ritchie Matches Own Strikeout RecordALAMOSA â€" Apparently, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs record book isnâ€TMt big enough for Amanda Ritchie.
March 25, 2006Reyes' Clutch Hit Seals WinSonia Reyes belted a clutch, bases-clearing double in the top of the seventh inning as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs edged Adams State 6-5 and completed a two-game sweep of the Grizzlies Saturday at ASC Softball Field.
March 23, 2006Ritchie Named Pitcher of the WeekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs pitcher Amanda Ritchie was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pitcher of the week, the conference announced Thursday.
March 19, 2006Cleland, Ritchie Lead UCCS to 10th Straight WinSarah Cleland had five RBIs and Amanda Ritchie was “wildly effective” Sunday as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team won its 10th straight game, 7-1 over the Montana State-Billings Yellowjackets at Mountain Lion Field.
March 18, 2006Cleland Punishes Screwball in UCCS SweepSarah Cleland hit a clutch, three-run home run to lift the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 4-2 win in the opening game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Montana State-Billings Yellowjackets at Mountain Lion Field.
March 16, 2006Ota Named Player of the WeekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs right fielder Janine Ota was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference player of the week for the week of March 6-12, the conference announced Thursday.
March 12, 2006Ritchie Shines in Sweep of Panhandle StateAmanda Ritchie pitched nine scoreless innings, earning a win and a save, as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team improved to 13-1 with a 5-0, 8-3 sweep of the Oklahoma Panhandle State Lady Aggies Sunday at Mountain Lion Field.
March 11, 2006Sweep of Panhandle State Builds Upon Best-Ever UCCS StartThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team built upon the best start in school history Saturday with an 11-2, 9-4 sweep of the Oklahoma Panhandle State Lady Aggies at Mountain Lion Field.
March 9, 2006Heronema Named Pitcher of the WeekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs freshman Angie Heronema was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pitcher of the week for the week of Feb. 27 to March 5, the conference announced Thursday.
March 9, 2006Ota, Cleland Each Go Deep Twice in Sweep of Colorado CollegeJanine Ota and Sarah Cleland each hit two home runs and Kym Cade threw a five-inning, two-hit shutout as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions swept the Tigers Thursday evening at Mountain Lion Field.
March 5, 2006UCCS Salvages Split at HaysThe Mountain Lions dropped their first game of the season, a 6-3 loss to the Fort Hays State Tigers in the opener of Sunday's doubleheader at Hays, Kan. UCCS came back decisively in the second game with an 8-0 decision shortened to five innings because of the NCAA's run rule.
March 4, 2006Ritchie Snaps Strikeout Record in SweepAmanda Ritchie struck out a school-record 14 batters to help the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs improve to 6-0 with a 7-5, 12-4 sweep of the Fort Hays State Tigers Saturday at Hays, Kan.
March 3, 2006Mountain Lions Earn Double HonorUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball players Brittni Carlson and Amanda Ritchie were named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's softball player and pitcher of the week, the conference announced Friday.
February 26, 2006Carlson'a 13 RBIs Complete SweepA memo for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference coaches who opted to leave University of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Brittni Carlson off the preseason all-conference team: Big mistake. Monumental.
February 25, 2006Softball Opens Season with Sweep of HighlandsAfter one weekend, the 2006 version of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team looked a lot like the 2004 and 2005 versions.
February 2, 2006UCCS Softball Selected to Finish FourthThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team was selected to finish fourth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 2006, the conference announced Thursday. For the Mountain Lions, who won the RMAC Championship in 2004 and finished second in 2005, the prediction was, well, motivating.
January 31, 2006Krebs Garners Another HonorFormer University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball player Crystal Krebs was selected to receive a Sportswomen of Colorado award, the University learned Tuesday.
January 29, 20062006 Softball PreviewHaving lost seven seniors, including four All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference performers and the reigning NCAA home run record holder, many expect the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team to take a step backward in 2006. That notion brings a smile, or maybe more of a smirk, to Mountain Lions' coach Scott Peterson's face.
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