Francis Marion University Softball 2020 News

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    March 23, 2020
  • Peach Belt Conference cancels remainder of 2020 sports seasons
    March 13, 2020
    The Peach Belt Conference Board of Directors announced on Friday (March 13) that all athletic competitions for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year have been cancelled.
  • Patriot Softball receives votes in Top 25 poll
    March 11, 2020
    The Francis Marion University softball team, off to its best start since 2003, received votes for this week’s National Fastpitch Coaches Association NCAA Division II Top 25 poll.
  • Interview with coach Vallee
    March 11, 2020
    Interview with softball head coach Stacey Vallee as the team heads into Peach Belt Conference Play
  • Freshmen lead Patriots to sweep of Barton 5-3 and 14-3
    March 08, 2020
    Freshmen led the way as Francis Marion University swept Barton College 5-3 and 14-3 in non-conference softball action on Sunday (Mar. 8) afternoon.
  • Ellard picks up two wins as Patriots sweep Wingate 7-5 and 7-3
    March 07, 2020
    Sophomore first baseman Addie May and freshman catcher Sarah Harkins each collected four hits and junior right-handed pitcher Katelyn Ellard picked up two wins as Francis Marion University swept a non-conference softball doubleheader from Wingate University, winning 7-5 and 7-3 on Saturday (Mar. 7) afternoon.
  • Patriots host Bulldogs on softball diamond Saturday
    March 06, 2020
    The Francis Marion University softball team will host Wingate University on Saturday (March 7) at 1 p.m. for a non-conference doubleheader.
  • Patriot catcher Harkins selected PBC Freshman of the Week
    March 03, 2020
    Francis Marion University catcher Sarah Harkins has been named the Peach Belt Conference Softball Freshman of the Week for the week of Feb. 24-March 1. It is the fourth time this season (in only five weeks) that a Patriot has earned this weekly award.
  • 7th inning Rally and Harkins’ two RBIs key Patriot sweep
    March 01, 2020
    Freshman catcher Sarah Harkins drove in two runs, including a bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning to give Francis Marion University a 2-1 win and a sweep of Sunday’s (March 1) non-conference softball doubleheader at Limestone College. The Patriots won the opener 6-2 after scoring five runs in the top of the seventh to erase a one-run deficit.
  • Harkins powers Patriots by Tornado 7-4 and 9-1
    February 29, 2020
    Freshman catcher Sarah Harkins rapped out four hits, including her second career grand slam, and drove in six runs to key Francis Marion University to 7-4 and 9-1 non-conference wins over King University (Tenn.), Saturday (Feb. 29) afternoon in softball action.
  • Hemingway hurls Patriots to split with Erskine
    February 27, 2020
    Sophomore right-hander Janecia Hemingway tossed a one-hitter to give Francis Marion University a 6-2 win over Erskine College and a split of Thursday’s (Feb. 27) non-conference softball doubleheader. The Flying Fleet won the opener 3-1 in eight innings.
  • FMU beats Frostburg State 7-1 on final day of Swamp Fox Sizzler
    February 23, 2020
    Freshman catcher Sarah Harkins delivered a three-run double and winning pitcher Janecia Hemingway drove in two runs with a double and a bases-loaded walk as Francis Marion University beat Frostburg State University 7-1, Sunday (Feb. 23) on the final day of the Swamp Fox Sizzler Softball Tournament.
  • Patriots split two games at Swamp Fox Sizzler
    February 22, 2020
    Freshman catcher Sarah Harkins delivered a run-scoring walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel Francis Marion University to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Emmanuel College (Ga.), Saturday afternoon (Feb. 22) on the second day of the Swamp Fox Sizzler Softball Tournament. Later on Saturday night, FMU dropped just its second game of the year, 3-1 to Queens University of Charlotte.
  • Patriots hold off Royals for 4-3 win
    February 21, 2020
    Sophomore third baseman Janecia Hemingway drilled a two-out two-run single in the second inning and junior right-handed pitcher Katelyn Ellard struck out the last batter with the bases loaded to allow Francis Marion University to escape with a 4-3 victory over Queens University of Charlotte, Friday evening (Feb. 21) on day one of the Swamp Fox Sizzler Softball Tournament.
  • Patriot softball players earn PBC weekly honors
    February 18, 2020
    Francis Marion University junior infielder Ashtyn Patterson has been named the Peach Belt Conference Softball Player of the Week, for the week of Feb. 10-16, while shortstop Megan Matsil has been chosen the Freshman of the Week.
  • Top of line-up sparks FMU to rain-shortened win
    February 16, 2020
    Junior infielder Ashtyn Patterson and junior outfielder Jordan Carlson helped spark Francis Marion University to a 4-2 come-from-behind victory over Mars Hill University, Sunday (Feb. 16) afternoon in the final game of the Patriot Invitational Softball Tournament. The game was made official after five innings due to inclement weather.
  • Ellard tosses third no-hitter in 15-0 Patriot win
    February 15, 2020
    Junior right-hander Katelyn Ellard tossed her third-career no-hitter as Francis Marion University blanked Mars Hill 15-0, Saturday night (Feb. 15) in the nightcap of the 2020 Patriot Invitational Softball Tournament.
  • Matsil’s two-run single paves way for 6-4 FMU victory
    February 15, 2020
    Freshman shortstop Megan Matsil laced a two-out, two-run single to center field that provided the winning margin as Francis Marion University outlasted Chowan University 6-4, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 15) in the 2020 Patriot Invitational softball tournament.
  • Karacson hits and Ellard pitches FMU to 8-0 win
    February 14, 2020
    Sophomore centerfielder Danielle Karacson went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three runs driven in, while junior right-hander Katelyn Ellard tossed a 1-hitter to lead Francis Marion University to an 8-0 five-inning victory over Chowan University, Friday afternoon (Feb. 14) in the first game of the Patriot Invitational Softball Tournament.
  • 14-run second-inning carries Patriots to victory
    February 14, 2020
    Francis Marion University scored a record-tying 14 runs in the second inning en route to a 14-5 victory over Mercy College (N.Y.), Friday night in the Patriot Invitational Softball Tournament.
  • FMU Softball hosts Patriot Invitational this weekend
    February 13, 2020
    The Francis Marion University softball team will host the Patriot Invitational Tournament this weekend (Feb. 14-16) with a total of nine games over the three days.
  • FMU’s Shannon named PBC Freshman of the Week for second time
    February 11, 2020
    For the second week in a row, Francis Marion University right fielder Carson Shannon has been named the Peach Belt Conference Softball Freshman of the Week, this time for the week of Feb. 3-9.
  • Harkins’ grand slam caps big comeback as Patriots split DH
    February 09, 2020
    Freshmen catcher Sarah Harkins hit a grand slam homer to cap an eight-run sixth inning that allowed Francis Marion University to rally from a seven-run deficit and claim a wild 12-11 win over Newberry College on Sunday (Feb. 9) and a split of a non-conference softball doubleheader. Newberry captured an 8-5 victory in game one, sending the Patriots to their first loss of the season.
  • Long Balls help Patriots to sweep of Crusaders, 16-0 and 8-1
    February 08, 2020
    Home runs by Janecia Hemingway, Addie May, and Savannah Rosson led Francis Marion University to 16-0 and 8-1 victories over Belmont Abbey College, Saturday (Feb. 8) afternoon in a non-conference softball twinbill.
  • Weekend Diamond Action for the Patriots
    February 06, 2020
    Both the Francis Marion University baseball and softball teams will be in action this weekend.
  • FMU Softball adds two in-state products for 2021
    February 05, 2020
    Francis Marion University softball coach Stacey Vallee has announced the addition of two in-state products to attend FMU this fall and be part of the 2021 Patriot program: middle infielder Kayden Ray of Aynor, S.C., and outfielder Katie Smith of Greenwood, S.C.
  • Patriot Outfielder Shannon named PBC Freshman of the Week
    February 04, 2020
    Francis Marion University freshman right fielder Carson Shannon has been named the Peach Belt Conference Softball Freshman of the Week for the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2.
  • Harkins and Shannon spark FMU bats in softball sweep
    February 02, 2020
    Freshman catcher Sarah Harkins and freshman outfielder Carson Shannon combined for eight hits to spark Francis Marion University to a softball doubleheader sweep, 6-4 and 14-4, of Converse College on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 2) in non-conference action.
  • Late-Inning heroics walk Patriots off to sweep of Trojans
    February 01, 2020
    Freshman shortstop Megan Matsil drilled a 3-run walk-off single in Saturday’s (Feb. 1) opener and sophomore right-handed pitcher Janecia Hemingway delivered a 2-run walk-off single in game two as Francis Marion University rallied twice to sweep a doubleheader from the University of Mount Olive, winning 4-3 and 5-4 in non-conference softball action.
  • FMU celebrates Homecoming 2020 and 50th Anniversary of Athletics
    January 30, 2020
    The Francis Marion University men's and women's basketball teams will play host to Georgia Southwestern State University for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Saturday (Feb. 1) as the school celebrates Homecoming 2020 and the 50th anniversary of Patriot Athletics. The FMU baseball and softball teams will also be in action this weekend at the Griffin Athletic Complex.
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