2018 AMCC Softball News

  • BEHREND'S BUPP, FRANCISCAN'S WEISS NAMED NCAA STATISTICAL CHAMPIONS
    July 16, 2018
    Penn State Behrend softball shortstop and pitcher Alexa Bupp has been named the 2017-18 NCAA Division III statistical champion for saves, while Franciscan University's Allyson Weiss earned the same honor for triples per game.
  • AMCC ANNOUNCES SPRING SPORTSMANSHIP TEAM
    May 31, 2018
    All institution sport teams which compete for an AMCC championship may select one member from their team who displays good sportsmanship throughout the season to be a member of the All-AMCC Sportsmanship Team. These individuals are selected by vote of their teammates. 
  • BEHREND HOLDS ONTO PRESIDENTS CUP AFTER ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR
    May 29, 2018
    After recording successful seasons in each of their spring sports, Penn State Behrend held on strong to their lead for another Presidents Cup title.
  • BEHREND'S McINTIRE, NICHOLS NAMED TO ALL-ECAC SOFTBALL TEAM
    May 24, 2018
    Penn State Behrend softball freshman Mackenzie McIntire and junior AJ Nichols were named to the 2018 All-Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Softball Team, announced on Thursday. 
  • THREE NAMED TO NFCA SOFTBALL ALL-REGION TEAM
    May 16, 2018
    Penn State Behred softball players AJ Nichols, Mackenzie McIntire and Carson Hauser were selected to the 2018 NFCA Division III East All-Region Team, announced on Wednesday.
  • BEHREND SOFTBALL ADVANCES TO ECAC CHAMPIONSHIP; FALL TO NO. 1 PFEIFFER
    May 13, 2018
    The Penn State Behrend softball team was named the 2018 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Runner-Up, falling to No. 1 Pfeiffer 8-0 in five innings in the championship game on Sunday.
  • BEHREND'S KARGOL SMACKS THREE-RUN HOMER TO LIFT LIONS IN ECAC TOURNAMENT
    May 09, 2018
    Penn St. Behrend junior first baseman Kristen Kargol hit a three-run homer in the second inning to lift No. 4 Penn State Behrend past No. 5 Alvernia in the first round of the 2018 Division III Softball Championships on Wednesday afternoon.
  • MOUNT ALOYSIUS TO FACE ST. MARY'S COLLEGE IN NCAA TOURNAMENT
    May 09, 2018
    Mount Aloysius College earned their first-ever AMCC softball conference title when they upset top-seeded Penn State Behrend in the championship game Sunday afternoon. With the conference title under their belts, the Mounties, a four-seed, will now square off against top-seeded St. Mary's College (IN) in the Notre Dame, IN regional on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
  • BEHREND EARNS ECAC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT BID
    May 07, 2018
    The Penn State Behrend softball team received their eighth overall bid to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) DIII Softball Championships, announced on Monday afternoon.
  • Hannah Ruby, Mount Aloysius College, Softball - Pitcher
    May 07, 2018
    Ruby helped the Mounties clinch a #3 seed going into playoffs, when at the beginning of the week they had not yet earned a playoff seat. She was almost untouchable in the circle with a 0.76 ERA over 36 innings pitched. Ruby only gave up four earned runs all week while striking out 14. 
  • Courtney Link, Mount Aloysius College, Softball - Player
    May 07, 2018
    Link led the Mounties to their first-ever AMCC softball championship title over the weekend. Link went 17-for-32 (.531), including two extra-base hits, five RBI and 13 runs scored. She recorded at least one hit in all nine games last week, including two three-hit games and only struck out once in 32 plate appearances. 
  • MOUNT ALOYSIUS EARNS FIRST SOFTBALL TITLE IN PROGRAM HISTORY
    May 06, 2018
    #3 Mount Aloysius College made a clean sweep throughout the AMCC softball championship tournament to claim their first-ever women's softball title on Sunday afternoon.
  • MOUNT ALOYSIUS REMAINS UNBEATEN AS THREE TEAMS HEAD INTO CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY
    May 05, 2018
    Day two of the AMCC championships saw three elimination games with D'Youville College, Hilbert College, and Penn State Altoona's seasons coming to a close. Medaille College bounced back from a day one loss, while Mount Aloysius College earned the upset victory over Penn State Behrend to remain as the tournament's only unbeaten team heading into Sunday.
  • SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT TO BEGIN FRIDAY
    May 04, 2018
    The AMCC softball tournament kicks off this weekend with Penn State Behrend earning the top seed and hosting rights for the championship weekend.
  • Laura Kratzke, Medaille College, Softball - Pitcher
    April 30, 2018
    Kratzke was almost un-hittable last week, going 4-2 and keeping Medaille in the hunt for one of the AMCC top spots. In 35 innings she struck out 35 batters, and gave up just three earned runs on just 16 hits. She ended the week with a 0.77 ERA with opponents hitting just .132 against her at the plate. 
  • Allyson Weiss, Franciscan University, Softball - Player
    April 30, 2018
    Weiss led the Lady Barons to a 3-3 week in conference action as she recorded a hit in four of the six games. The freshman hit .304, stole seven bases without getting caught, and had three extra base hits including a home run, a triple and a double. She scored six runs, drove in 10 RBI, and had a perfect week fielding with 22 putouts and eight assists. 
  • AMCC SOFTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK: PENN ST. ALTOONA VS. HILBERT
    April 26, 2018
    AMCC softball teams have been battling fierce weather all spring and are entering the final stretch of the regular season. Not only are they trying to get all of their conference gamed played, but they're also trying to rise as high as they can in conference standings as the conference tournament is suddenly in sight. Due to projected weather forecasts and current field conditions, the AMCC softball game of the week between Penn State Altoona and Hilbert College will be played  on the campus of Penn State Behrend Friday afternoon.
  • ALTOONA'S STROUSE AWARDED PITCHER, ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HONORS BY ECAC
    April 25, 2018
    Penn State Altoona softball freshman pitcher Emily Strouse picked up two more weekly awards on Tuesday for her performance in the circle last week, as she was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Division III South Region Pitcher of the Week and Rookie of the Week.
  • Emily Strouse, Penn State Altoona, Softball - Pitcher
    April 23, 2018
    Strouse had a sensational week in the circle for the Lady Lions, including recording her first career complete game shutout. Strouse posted a 4-0 record last week with two complete games and one shutout, pitching 29 innings and limiting the opposition to just four earned runs on 25 hits and just four walks. She struck out six batters. Strouse's ERA on the week was a stingy 0.97, and she allowed an opponent batting average of only .229.
  • Laura Kratzke, Medaille College, Softball - Player
    April 23, 2018
    Kratzke was red hot both at the plate in the circle last week. Kratzke ended the week hitting .417 with three home runs, nine RBI and three runs scored. She slugged an incredible 1.167 percent earning a team-best 14 total bases On the mound, she went 4-0 with a 2.16 ERA and struck out an incredible 37 batters. She gave up just six earned runs in the four games, throwing four complete games including a complete game shutout against Pitt Bradford on Sunday. 
  • AJ Nichols, Penn State Behrend, Softball - Pitcher
    April 16, 2018
    Nichols went 4-0 in four appearances, throwing 24 innings and giving up one earned run for a 0.29 ERA. Her four wins also included two shut-out victories and one complete game. She only surrendered nine hits and struck out 24 during the 7-1 week for the Lions. Offensively, Nichols tallied 12 hits, two doubles, seven RBIs and scored 11 runs.
  • Haley Giedroc, Penn State Altoona, Softball - Player
    April 16, 2018
    Giedroc had a big week at the plate for the Lady Lions, helping her team go 2-1-1. In Wednesday's doubleheader split at AMCC opponent Pitt-Greensburg, she combined to go 5-for-7 with seven RBI, four runs scored, two doubles, two walks, two stolen bases, and one home run. In Thursday's doubleheader at Juniata, she was 1-for-5 with four runs scored, three times hit by pitch, three RBI, two stolen bases, two walks, and another home run. On the week, Haley hit .500 (6-for-12) with 10 RBI, eight runs scored, four walks, four stolen bases, two home runs, and two doubles. Her on-base percentage was .684, and she slugged 1.167.
  • PITT-BRADFORD'S EAST NAMED FASTPITCH NEWS DIVISION III PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    April 10, 2018
    Pitt-Bradford sophomore utility player Madison East has been named Fastpitch News Division III Player of the Week, officials announced Tuesday.
  • Alexa Young, La Roche College, Softball - Pitcher
    April 09, 2018
    Young went 2-0 and allowed just one earned run over 12 innings. She threw two complete games, striking out eight, and finishing the week with a 0.58 ERA. Young currently ranks third in the AMCC in wins, strikeouts, and complete games.
  • Katie Gozzard, Penn State Behrend, Softball - Player
    April 09, 2018
    Gozzard had three multiple hit games this week, finishing with eight hits, two doubles and a home run in four games. She hit .571 and drove in five runs while scoring four of her own. Gozzard smacked two doubles and a home run, leading the Lions to a 3-1 record in AMCC play. 
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