2011 UCCS Softball Releases

November 16, 2011Mountain Lions Softball Signs SevenUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson announced Wednesday the signing of seven players to National Letters of Intent or Letters of Acceptance of Admission.
October 11, 2011Softball Ranks No. 45 Nationally in GPA, Four Honored IndividuallyUCCS Softball team ranked No. 45 nationally in grade point average in 2010-11, according to National Fastpitch Coaches Association press release that was released on Monday.
May 18, 2011Mathewson Named to Daktronics All-Central Region Second TeamUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs second baseman Lara Mathewson was named to the 2011 Daktronics, Inc., Softball All-Central Region Second Team, it was announced Wednesday.University of Colorado Colorado Springs second baseman Lara Mathewson was named to the 2011 Daktronics, Inc., Softball All-Central Region Second Team, it was announced Wednesday.
May 16, 2011Softball Signs Phoenix Pitcher/Infielder KulpinsUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson announced Monday that he had received a National Letter of Intent from Korey Kulpins from Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Ariz.University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson announced Monday that he had received a National Letter of Intent from Korey Kulpins from Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Ariz.
May 5, 2011UCCS Falls to Metro State in First Round, Will Face Mesa State in Elimination GameBecca Smith held Metro State to just five hits but two of those were three-run homers as the Roadrunners defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 7-3 Thursday in the first round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Softball Tournament.
May 5, 2011Mountain Lions Eliminated from RMAC TournamentSara Jordan had two home runs, five RBIs and pitched a five-inning shutout as the Mesa State Mavericks beat the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 8-0 Thursday afternoon, eliminating the Mountain Lions from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament and ending their season.
May 3, 2011UCCS to Say Goodbye to a Dear FriendThe Mountain Lions softball team will be saying goodbye to a dear friend on Friday but may be 80 miles away when they do so.
May 3, 2011Three Mountain Lions Named to All-RMAC Softball TeamsThe Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference teams on Tuesday for the 2011 softball season. UCCS sophomore Lara Mathewson and junior Becca Smith were named to the second team while their true freshman teammate Jessica Belsterling made the third team.The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference teams on Tuesday for the 2011 softball season. UCCS sophomore Lara Mathewson and junior Becca Smith were named to the second team while their true freshman teammate Jessica Belsterling made the third team.
May 3, 2011Softball Sculpture to be Dedicated on FridayFormal dedication ceremonies for a 12-foot-tall bronze sculpture at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs are scheduled for 4 p.m. May 6 at Mountain Lion Field, part of the Four Diamonds Sports Complex, 5100 N. Nevada Ave.
May 1, 2011Mountain Lions Headed to RMAC Playoffs After Split with MinesThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team did exactly what it needed to do to get itself into the playoffs as Becca Smith scattered eight hits in a 2-0 shutout of the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers in the opening game of Sunday’s doubleheader at CSM Softball Field. While the Mountain Lions dropped the second game 8-3, they came into the day needing one win to guarantee their advance to postseason play.
April 30, 2011Blanton's Four RBIs, Smith's Clutch Pitching Leads UCCS to Playoffs' DoorstepNobody likes clichés, but when the going gets tough, the tough REALLY DO get going.
April 26, 2011Smith Named RMAC Pitcher of the WeekIt took five years and 20 days, but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has a Rocky Mountain Athletic Pitcher of the Week again. The conference announced Tuesday that UCCS junior Becca Smith received the honor.
April 25, 2011Four Softball Players Named to RMAC Academic Honor RollA quartet of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball players were named to the 2011 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll. Erin Milburn, Caitlin Connelly, Jenna Mott and Melissa DeWitt were all honored.
April 23, 2011Smith Pitches Mountain Lions into Playoff ContentionBecca Smith was NOT going to let this one get away.
April 22, 2011Saturday Statue Dedication Ceremony CancelledBecause of illness, a dedication ceremony for a bronze statute scheduled for approximately 1 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Lion Field on the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, is cancelled.
April 22, 2011Hathaway's Two Homers Help UCCS Split with Adams StateAmanda Hathaway hit two home runs , the first of which proved to be the game winner in the opener, as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs split its Friday doubleheader against the Adams State Grizzlies at Mountain Lion Field. UCCS won the first game 4-3 and Adams State took the second 8-5.
April 19, 2011Sculpture to be Unveiled Between Games of Saturday's DoubleheaderBetween the final 2011 home games of the Mountain Lion Softball Team, university leaders will unveil the sculpture and recognize its donor, Glenn Williams, Colorado Springs. The unveiling will occur following the first game and before the first pitch of a planned double-header against Adams State on Saturday.
April 17, 2011UCCS Remains a Half Game Out of Playoff Position After Split with EaglesErin Milburn’s two-run double capped a three-run seventh inning as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs came from behind to beat the Chadron State Eagles 6-5 in Sunday’s opener at CSC Softball Field. Chadron State came back to win the second game 11-3.
April 16, 2011Blanton's Three-Run Shot, Brilliant Pitching Allows UCCS to Split with Chadron StateChristina Blanton’s three-run homer gave the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs a 4-2 victory in Saturday’s second game and allowed the Mountain Lions to split their doubleheader against the Chadron State Eagles.
April 9, 2011Blanton, Belsterling Lead UCCS to Sweep of New Mexico HighlandsChristina Blanton hit a grand slam in the opener and Jessica Belsterling drove in five runs in the second game as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs swept its doubleheader against the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls during Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pod play Saturday at Mountain Lion Field.
April 8, 2011Milburn's Walk-Off Homer Salvages Split, Clinches Steel & Silver SeriesErin Milburn's walk-off home run gave the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs a 3-2 win in Friday's opener and allowed the Mountain Lions to split the day's doubleheader against the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves at Mountain Lion Field.
April 4, 2011Mountain Lions Declared Losers of a Tie GameAll losses are tough to take, but none more so than a game you didn’t actually lose.
April 2, 2011Mountain Lions Sweep First-Place Metro StateEntering this weekend’s series against the powerful Metro State Roadrunners, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team was hoping to break even in order to stay in the race for a playoff spot.
March 27, 2011Mountain Lions Split Four-Game Series Against Nebraska-KearneyThe University of Colorado at Colorado at Springs won the first two games but had to settle for a four-game split with the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers in games played March 25-26 at McCook Community College.
March 20, 2011Smith, Belsterling Shine as UCCS Splits with Western New MexicoBecca Smith pitched 14 outstanding innings and Jessica Belsterling hit two home runs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs managed a split of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Western New Mexico Mustangs at Mountain Lion Field. UCCS won the first game 1-0 before dropping the second 7-6 in 12 innings.
March 19, 2011Mountain Lions Swept Despite Pair of Mathewson HomersLara Mathewson went a combined 5-for-8 and hit home runs in each game but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was swept in Saturday’s doubleheader by the Western New Mexico Mustangs at Mountain Lion Field.
March 13, 2011Mountain Lions Drop Pair of One-Run GamesThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs got all the pitching it needed but was let down by its hitting, particularly in clutch situations, as the Mountain Lions dropped a pair of one-run games Sunday to the Rangers at Regis Softball Field.
March 12, 2011Blanton's Bomb Lift Mountain Lions to Split with RegisUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Person should be answering phones for the Psychic Hotline in the offseason.
March 6, 2011UCCS Recovers from Mesa State Comeback, Win in Seventh to Salvage SplitAn RBI single by Lara Mathewson and a sacrifice fly by Jessica Belsterling proved to be the difference as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won Sunday’s second game 8-6 and salvaged a split of their doubleheader against the Mesa State Mavericks at Bergman Field.
March 5, 2011Leeling's Painful Record Helps UCCS Split Doubleheader at Mesa StateTahnea Leeling tied a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs record twice Saturday and the ice machine at the team’s Grand Junction hotel will be busy because of it.
February 27, 2011Three Hitter Aren't Enough as Mountain Lions Swept by Fort LewisThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs got outstanding production from its three, five and eight-hole hitters but little else as the Mountain Lions were swept in Sunday’s doubleheader by the Fort Lewis Skyhawks at Mountain Lion Field.
February 26, 2011Connelly Gives Gift of Six RBIs on Her Birthday as UCCS SplitsCaitlin Connelly’s got the whole birthday thing backwards. She’s supposed to be the center of attention and get gifts from all her friends.
February 20, 2011Belsterling Throws Three-Hitter, Drives in Only Run to Lead UCCS Over Upper IowaJessica Belsterling threw a three-hit shutout and drove in the Mountain Lions lone run as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs completed its participation in the 2011 NSIC/RMAC Crossover Tournament with a 1-0 win Sunday morning over the Upper Iowa Peacocks.
February 19, 2011Hathaway's Homers Haunt HuskiesAmanda Hathaway hit two home runs and Jessica Belsterling pitched her second complete-game win in as many days to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 5-2 victory over the St. Cloud State Huskies Saturday morning at the RCTC Dome.
February 19, 2011Link's Two Home Runs, Five RBIs Prove Too Much for Mountain LionsLara Mathewson and Erin Milburn each had two hits but two home runs and five RBIs by Molly Link proved too much to overcome as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs dropped a 10-2 decision to the Winona State Warriors Saturday afternoon at the RCTC Dome.
February 19, 2011Loss to Concordia St. Paul Evens UCCS' Tournament Record at 2-2Twice in one day proved to be one too many for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs pitcher Jessica Belsterling.
February 18, 2011Mountain Lions Feel at Home Indoors, Win First Game of Crossover TournamentJessica Belsterling and a pair of unlikely RBI producers turned the Mountain Lions' first-ever indoor softball game into an unqualified success.
February 14, 2011Softball Team to Host Pancake Breafast FundriserThe UCCS softball team is holding an "all you can eat" pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebees on February 26, 2011. The event will, in part, help fund the team's preseason trip to a tournament in Minnesota.
February 13, 2011Mountain Lions Swept by No. 9 Nebraska-OmahaChristina Blanton and Caitlyn Connelly each hit sacrifice flies to drive home the only University of Colorado at Colorado Springs runs of the day as the Mountain Lions were swept in Sunday's doubleheader by the No. 9-ranked Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks at Mountain Lion Field.
February 12, 2011Mountain Lions Drop Pair to No. 9 Nebraska-OmahaWhen trying to shake of the sting of your worst season since 2001, starting off against the No. 9-ranked team in the country is a poor strategy.Or is it?
February 9, 2011No. 9-Ranked Nebraska-Omaha Coming to Colorado SpringsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team will begin its season a week earlier than originally though.
January 30, 2011Softball Preview: Improved Pitching Has UCCS Looking Like ContendersThe 2010 season was very, very long for UCCS softball coach Scott Peterson.
January 19, 2011Donor's Gift of Sculpture a Measure of Devotion to UCCS Women's AthleticsUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs supporter Glenn Williams aims to level the playing field with several gifts he has made toward UCCS women’s athletics these past five years—including an endowed scholarship for women athletes.
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