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2016 Softball News

June 1, 2016
147 LMC Student-Athletes Named to Conference Carolinas Spring 2016 Presidential Honor Roll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- 147 Lees-McRae student-athletes were named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll for Spring 2016, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.

May 11, 2016
33 LMC Student-Athletes Inducted to Chi Alpha Sigma North Carolina Beta Chapter
GREENCASTLE, Ind. --- 33 Lees-McRae student-athletes were inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma North Carolina Beta Chapter, the organization announced Wednesday.

April 23, 2016
LMC Softball Downed Twice in Season Finale
GAFFNEY, S.C. --- Sophomore Sarah Tucker hit a solo blast in game one and three different players notched a RBI in game two while the Lees-McRae softball team was swept by Limestone at Babe Ruth Field in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon in Gaffney, S.C.

April 22, 2016
Cunningham Fans 12, Tucker Stays Hot; Softball Falls Short in Pair of One-Run Affairs
TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- Freshman Kara Cunningham struck out a career-high 12 batters and sophomore Sarah Tucker notched three hits while the Lees-McRae softball team dropped a pair of one-run contests to North Greenville in Conference Carolinas play at the Jan McDonald Field Friday afternoon in Tigerville, S.C.

April 19, 2016
Cassidy, Tucker Deliver Late Magic; Softball Sweeps Erskine in Dramatic Fashion
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Noel Cassidy hit a bases-clearing triple in the bottom of the sixth in game one and sophomore Sarah Tucker delivered a walkoff double in game two while the Lees-McRae softball team swept Erskine in Conference Carolinas action Tuesday afternoon at the LMC Softball Field in Banner Elk, N.C.

April 18, 2016
Lees-McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 27

April 17, 2016
Cunningham Twirls Shutout; LMC Softball Earns Split with Barton
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Kara Cunningham twirled a complete game shutout in the opener and Charlie Dutton drove in a pair of runs in the second game while the Lees-McRae softball team split with Barton in Conference Carolinas play Sunday afternoon at the LMC Softball Field in Banner Elk, N.C.

April 14, 2016
LMC Softball Turns Two Onto Conference Carolinas All-Academic Team
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae juniors Sarah Beth Ashley and Valerie Hickey were named to the 2016 Conference Carolinas Softball All-Academic Team, the league announced Thursday evening.

April 11, 2016
Cunningham K's 10 in Two Appearances; Softball Downed by Mars Hill
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Sarah Tucker launched her third home run and freshman Kara Cunningham struck out 10 in two appearances while the Lees-McRae softball fell twice to Mars Hill Monday afternoon at the LMC Softball Field in Banner Elk, N.C.

April 9, 2016
LMC Softball Loses Two at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae softball team fell twice to Pfeiffer in Conference Carolinas play Saturday afternoon at Jack Ingram Field in Misenheimer, N.C.

April 8, 2016
Feisty Offense Leads to Split at Southern Wesleyan
CENTRAL, S.C. --- Sophomore Sarah Tucker continued her hot week with four hits and Karly McRary swiped a pair of bases while the Lees-McRae softball team split with Southern Wesleyan in Conference Carolinas action Friday afternoon at Varsity Field in Central, S.C.

April 6, 2016
Tucker Goes Yard Twice; LMC Softball Drops Two to King (Tenn.)
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Sophomore Sarah Tucker hit two homers and Charlie Dutton struck out seven, but the Lees-McRae softball team dropped a pair of games to King (Tenn.) in Conference Carolinas play on a brisk Wednesday afternoon at the LMC Softball Field in Banner Elk, N.C.

April 3, 2016
Cunningham Collects Four Hits; Softball Drops Two to Mount Olive
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Noel Cassidy launched her second collegiate home run and teammate Kara Cunningham amassed four hits while the Lees-McRae softball team dropped a pair of games to Mount Olive in Conference Carolinas play Sunday afternoon at the LMC Softball Field in Banner Elk, N.C.

April 2, 2016
LMC Softball Splits with Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. --- Junior Taylor Billings pitched a complete game gem and the offense produced two runs in the sixth in game one while the Lees-McRae softball team split with Belmont Abbey in Conference Carolinas play Saturday afternoon at Crusader Field in Belmont, N.C.

March 23, 2016
Stallings Sparks Offense with Two Triples; LMC Softball Drops Two to Emmanuel (Ga.)
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Junior Sarah Stallings drilled a pair of triples and freshman Kara Cunningham tallied three hits while the Lees-McRae softball team dropped a pair of Conference Carolinas games to Emmanuel (Ga.) Wednesday afternoon at LMC Softball Field in Banner Elk, N.C.

March 20, 2016
Lees-McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 22

March 11, 2016
Softball Offense Plates Nine in Single Inning; Earn Split on Final Day at The Spring Games
CLERMONT, Fla. --- Seven Lees-McRae softball players drove in a run and the team recorded a season-high nine runs against West Liberty in game one before falling to 1-0 against Northern State at The Spring Games Friday at Legends Way in Clermont, Fla.

March 10, 2016
Klutz Blasts First Career Homer; Bobcat Softball Falls Twice at The Spring Games
CLERMONT, Fla. --- Junior Taylor Billings bashed out three hits in game two, but the Lees-McRae softball team dropped two contests at The Spring Games Thursday at Hancock Park in Clermont, Fla.

March 8, 2016
McRary Delivers in Extras; Bobcats Earn Split at The Spring Games
CLERMONT, Fla. --- Freshman Karly McRary delivered the go-ahead hit in the top of the eighth to propel the Lees-McRae softball team to a 5-4 win against Wheaton (Ill.) in game before the team fell 6-0 to Northwood (Mich.) in day two of The Spring Games at Legends Way Tuesday in Clermont, Fla.

March 7, 2016
LMC Softball Falls Twice at Day One of The Spring Games
CLERMONT, Fla. --- The Lees-McRae softball team dropped a pair of games Monday morning at the Spring Games in Clermont, Fla.

March 5, 2016
Billings Baffles Bats; McRary, Stallings Spark Offense in Split with Converse
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Freshman Karly McRary combined for five hits and junior Sarah Stallings turned in a three-hit performance while the Lees-McRae softball team earned a split against Converse in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon at Tyger River Field in Spartanburg, S.C.

February 28, 2016
LMC Softball Uses Late-Inning Magic to Earn Split at Coker Spring Tournament
HARTSVILLE, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae softball team cranked out three homers in game one despite losing 6-5 to Bloomsburg before using five runs in the seventh to defeat Coker, 5-4, in game two at the Coker Spring Tournament Sunday at Byerly park in Hartsville, S.C.

February 27, 2016
Freshmen Impress in Day One of Coker Spring Tournament
HARTSVILLE, S.C. --- A quartet of Lees-McRae softball players turned in multi-hit games, but the teams dropped a 10-5 decision to West Virginia Tech before being blanked by West Virginia State, 2-0, in day of the Coker Spring Tournament at Byerly Park Saturday in Hartsville, S.C.

February 20, 2016
Softball Swept at UVa.-Wise
WISE, Va. --- The Lees-McRae softball team dropped a heartbreaker in game one, 2-1, before falling in game two, 5-0, to UVa.-Wise Saturday afternoon at Cavalier Field in Wise, Va.

February 19, 2016
LMC Softball Falls Twice at Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Lees-McRae softball dropped a doubleheader to Tusculum, 4-0, 6-2, in nonconference action Friday afternoon at Red Edmonds Field in Greeneville, Tenn.

February 6, 2016
Bobcat Softball Swept at Queens (N.C.)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae softball team fell 6-1, 6-0, in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Park Road Park to Queens (N.C.) in Charlotte, N.C.

February 4, 2016
LMC Softball Drops Two at Carson-Newman
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- The Lees-McRae softball team fell victim to a one-hit shutout to Carson-Newman in game one, 6-0, before falling in a thriller, 4-2, in game two, Thursday afternoon at The Vick in Jefferson City, Tenn.

February 3, 2016
Lees McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 18

January 31, 2016
Dutton Tosses Shutout; Bobcats Split with Anderson (S.C.) to Open Season
ANDERSON, S.C. --- Junior Valerie Hickey hit her first career homerun in game one and junior Charlie Dutton tossed a shutout in game while the Lees-McRae softball team earned a split with Anderson (S.C.) Sunday afternoon at the AU Softball Complex in Anderson, S.C.

January 25, 2016
145 Lees-McRae Student-Athletes Named to Conference Carolinas Fall 2015 Presidential Honor Roll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- 145 Lees-McRae student-athletes were named to the Conference Carolinas Fall 2015 Presidential Honor Roll, the league office announced.

October 13, 2015
LMC Women's Lacrosse and Softball Volunteer Time at Banner Elk Elementary School
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae women’s softball and lacrosse teams took time to help volunteer time at the Banner Elk Elementary School in Banner Elk, N.C.

October 2, 2015
Weather Affects LMC Athletics Weekend
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Due to inclement weather, the Lees-McRae athletics schedule has been changed, announced Vice President Director of Athletics Craig McPhail.

August 27, 2015
Jaclin Poole Tabbed LMC Softball Head Coach
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Jaclin Poole has been named the next head softball coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Vice President Director of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail Thursday morning.