Francis Marion University Softball 2019 News

  • Ellard no-hits Lions with 12 strikeouts
    February 17, 2019
    Sophomore right-hander Katelyn Ellard pitched her second no-hitter of the season and struck out 12 batters to lead Francis Marion University to an 8-0 win over Emmanuel College (Ga.), Sunday afternoon (Feb. 17) in the final game of the 2019 Patriot Invitational Softball Tournament.
  • FMU sweeps pair at Patriot Invitational Tournament
    February 16, 2019
    Sophomore right-handed pitcher Katelyn Ellard recorded two pitching wins and senior shortstop Taylor Johnson and freshman outfielder Danielle Karacson each rapped out four hits to lead Francis Marion University to a pair of victories on Saturday (Feb. 16) on the second day of the Patriot Invitational Softball Tournament.
  • Hemingway helps Patriots outslug Mavericks 16-6
    February 15, 2019
    Freshman right-hander Janecia Hemingway earned the complete-game win to remain unbeaten while also driving in three runs with a single and a homer to power Francis Marion University to a 16-6 victory over Mercy College (NY), Friday evening (Feb. 15) on the opening day of the Patriot Invitational Softball Tournament.
  • FMU Baseball, Softball, Women’s Tennis at home this weekend
    February 14, 2019
    The Francis Marion University baseball and softball teams are both in action within the friendly confines of the Griffin Athletic Complex this Friday through Sunday (Feb. 15-17), while the Patriot women’s tennis team faces Erskine College on Friday afternoon on the Kassab Courts.
  • DeLeon 4 hits ; Hemingway tosses complete game in win at Emmanuel
    February 09, 2019
    Freshman right-handed pitcher Janecia Hemingway tossed a complete game as Francis Marion University beat Emmanuel College (GA) 7-5 on Saturday (Feb. 9) to earn a split of their non-conference softball doubleheader. The Lady Lions took the opener 4-3.
  • Patriots split twin bill with Warriors
    February 08, 2019
    Francis Marion University beat Southern Wesleyan University 5-1 in game one, before falling 6-5 in walk-off fashion in the second game of a non-conference softball doubleheader on Friday night (Feb. 8).
  • Ellard, Hemingway lead Patriots to sweep of Valkyries
    February 03, 2019
    Sophomore right-hander Katelyn Ellard tossed a no-hitter to help Francis Marion University to a 9-0 game-one victory, and freshman righty Janecia Hemingway belted a pair of homers and earned her first collegiate win in an 8-1 sweep-clinching defeat of Converse College on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 3) at the FMU Softball Stadium.
  • Harney’s near cycle powers Patriots to season-opening victory
    February 02, 2019
    Senior first baseman Jessica Harney drove in three runs with double, triple, and home run to power Francis Marion University to a 12-6 win over the University of Mount Olive, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 2) in women’s softball action. The Trojans rebounded to capture an 8-0 win in game two.
  • FMU Softball opens 2019 season on Saturday
    January 30, 2019
    The Francis Marion University softball team will open its 2019 season with a road doubleheader at the University of Mount Olive, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 2) at 1 p.m.
  • Maiden, N.C., softball player to join FMU program
    January 23, 2019
    Francis Marion University softball coach Stacey Vallee has announced the addition of middle infielder/outfielder Jaiden Kiser of Maiden, N.C., to her 2019 recruiting class.
  • Patriot shortstop named to pre-season All-PBC squad
    January 22, 2019
    Francis Marion University senior shortstop Taylor Johnson has been named to the Peach Belt Conference 2019 pre-season All-Conference Team, as was released by the league office on Tuesday (Jan. 22).
  • 120 FMU Student-Athletes Honored for Classroom Work
    December 21, 2018
    A total of 120 student-athletes at Francis Marion University, who earned 3.0 or higher grade point averages during the 2018 fall semester, have been named to the university’s Swamp Fox Honor Roll.
  • FMU adds two more softball players to 2019 Class
    December 20, 2018
    Francis Marion University softball coach Stacey Vallee has announced the addition of two more players to her 2019 recruiting class: outfielder and corner infielder Carson Shannon of Bishopville, S.C., and outfielder and catcher Alexus Shreve of Moncks Corner, S.C.
  • Softball catcher to enter FMU Athletic Hall of Fame
    December 19, 2018
    Francis Marion University athletic officials recently announced that former softball catcher Laurie Niego Mancari (’03) is the newest inductee into the FMU Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Patriot student-athletes earn degrees
    December 14, 2018
    Eleven former student-athletes and one current player at Francis Marion University earned diplomas at the December 2018 commencement exercises:
  • Patriot Softball announces six signees
    November 21, 2018
    Francis Marion University softball coach Stacey Vallee has announced the signing of six players to national letters of intent during the recent signing period: catcher-outfielder Sarah Harkins of Waxhaw, N.C.; catcher-third baseman Kyla Koch of Chapin, S.C.; infielder Megan Matsil of Indian Trail, N.C.; and right-handed pitchers Rachel Davis of Mechanicsville, Va., Madison Lamb of Cades, S.C., and Savana Rossen of Leesville, S.C.
  • Patriot softball picks up NFCA Scholar-Athlete honors
    October 04, 2018
    Three members of the 2018 Francis Marion University softball team – designated hitter Shania Domingue, catcher Chelsea Welty, and corner infielder Taylor Lutian – have been named to the 2018 Easton/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American Scholar-Athlete Team that was announced this week.
  • FMU places 30 on D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards list
    August 27, 2018
    The NCAA Division II Athletics Directors Association recently announced its annual list of recipients for the 2018 Division II ADA Academic Achievement Awards ? a list that includes 30 student-athletes from Francis Marion University.
  • 2019 FMU Softball Introductions
    August 27, 2018
    Meet the 2019 Francis Marion University Softball team
  • FMU Softball Elite Prospect Camp scheduled for Sept. 9
    August 22, 2018
    The Francis Marion University women's softball program has scheduled an Elite Prospect Camp for Sunday, Sept. 9.
  • 98 FMU Student-Athletes Named to PBC Presidential Honor Roll
    July 05, 2018
    The Peach Belt Conference announced that 1,476 student-athletes have been named to the 27th-annual Presidential Honor Roll, including 98 student-athletes from Francis Marion University.