Season Preview: 2015 Point Park Softball
Feb. 27, 2015
PITTSBURGH -- The Point Park University softball team opens up its 2015 season this weekend at the NTC Spring Games in Clermont, Fla., where it will play 12 games over the course of a week. It is a key time for the Pioneers, who are in a much different spot than when they embarked on the same trip exactly one year ago.
2014 All-KIAC Softball includes Morran, Mao, Harley
May 5, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park softball had shorstop Ashley Morran, first baseman Karen Mao and starting pitcher Hannah Harley named to the 2014 All-KIAC Softball Team. The teams were announced by the KIAC on May 5.
No. 2 Point Park eliminated from KIAC Tournament
May 3, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. ET
BEREA, Ky. -- No. 2 seed Point Park was eliminated from the KIAC Softball Tournament on Day 1 after losing to No. 7 Berea, 7-3, and then again to No. 3 Brescia, 13-4, in the loser's bracket. The Pioneers end their season at 26-17.
Point Park takes No. 2 seed in KIAC Tournament
April 30, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. ET
BEREA, Ky. -- Point Park will be the No. 2 seed in the 2014 KIAC Softball Tournament to be held May 2-3 at Berea, Ky. The eight-team, double-elimination tournament will determine the KIAC's automatic qualifier for the NAIA national tournament.
Point Park sweeps Carlow, clinches 2nd place KIAC
April 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park won both games versus Carlow on Monday at Fairhaven Park, 9-1 and 12-3, both in five innings, to clinch second place in the KIAC at 26-15 overall and 19-8 KIAC. Next up is the KIAC Tournament May 2-3 at Berea.
Pioneers finish KIAC series sweep of Alice Lloyd
April 20, 2014 at 7:45 a.m. ET
KENNEDY TWP, Pa. -- Point Park completed a KIAC softball series sweep of Alice Lloyd (Ky.) by winning both games on Saturday, 10-1 in five innings, and 7-3. The Pioneers improved to 22-14, 15-7 KIAC with the series sweep.
Pioneers win first two games versus Alice Lloyd
April 18, 2014
KENNEDY TWP., Pa. -- Point Park softball opened its KIAC home series with Alice Lloyd on Friday by winning the first two games, 6-0 and 5-3. The teams play again on Saturday with Point Park (20-14, 13-7 KIAC) in third place in the KIAC.
Point Park wins both versus visiting WVU Tech
April 17, 2014 at 12:30 a.m. ET
KENNEDY TWP., Pa. -- Point Park softball beat visiting West Virginia Tech in both ends of a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday winning the first games, 4-1, and taking the nightcap, 9-1, in six innings to improve to 18-14.
Pioneers lose two close games at IU Southeast
April 12, 2014 at 11:40 p.m. ET
NEW ALBANY, Ind. -- Point Park softball lost two close games at IU Southeast on Saturday, 4-3 and 2-0. The Pioneers had their bats go silent as they dropped three of four in the weekend, KIAC series to fall to 16-14 overall and 11-7 KIAC.
Point Park takes 1 of 2 at first place IU Southeast
April 11, 2014 at 10:55 p.m. ET
NEW ALBANY, Ind. -- Point Park won 1 of 2 games Friday at KIAC first-place IU Southeast winning the first game, 9-3, but losing the second game, 3-2. The same two teams play another doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. in New Albandy, Ind.
Point Park takes two from Carlow in KIAC games
April 8, 2014
KENNEDY TWP., Pa. -- Point Park softball beat Carlow, 9-4 and 11-0, at home on Tuesday to improve to 15-11 overall and 10-4 KIAC. The Pioneers led the first game, 8-1, and needed only five innings to win the second game over Carlow.
Morran repeats as KIAC Softball Player of the Week
April 7, 2014 at 10:35 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park senior shortstop Ashley Morran was named the KIAC Softball Player of the Week for the second week in a row. She hit .590 (13 for 22) with four doubles, six RBIs and seven runs on the week for the Pioneers.
Point Park drops one-run games to Brescia (Ky.)
April 6, 2014
KENNEDY TWP., Pa. -- Point Park lost a pair of one-run ball games to Brescia (Ky.), 3-2 and 8-7, on Sunday as the Bearcats took three of four games in the weekend series. Point Park is now 13-11 overall and 8-4 in the KIAC.
Point Park wins 1 of 2 to begin Brescia (Ky) series
April 5, 2014
KENNEDY TWP, Pa. -- Point Park won one of two games on Saturday versus Brescia (Ky.) to begin the KIAC home series. The Pioneers (13-9, 8-2 KIAC) lost the first game, 9-5, but came back to win the night cap, 9-1, versus Brescia (14-7).
Pioneers complete KIAC sweep at Midway (Ky.)
March 31, 2014
MIDWAY, Ky. -- Point Park completed a KIAC softball series sweep at Midway (Ky.) with victories of 7-3 and 6-0 on Monday. The Pioneers have now won nine in a row to improve to 12-8 overall and 7-1 KIAC and are tied for first place KIAC.
Morran, Dyer win KIAC Softball Weekly awards
March 31, 2014 at 11:40 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park SS Ashley Morran and RHP Megan Dyer were named the KIAC Softball Player & Pitcher of the Week March 24-30. Morran hit .455 with 2 HR, and Dyer was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA as the Pioneers went 4-0 on the week.
Point Park takes two at Midway, ups streak to 7
March 30, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET
MIDWAY, Ky. -- Point Park opened its KIAC road series at Midway (Ky.) on Sunday by winning both games of the doubleheader, 6-0 and 7-3. The Pioneers (10-8, 5-1 KIAC) extenedd their win streak to seven games in a row.
Pioneers up win streak to five with sweep of MU
March 27, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET
KENNEDY TWP., Pa. -- Point Park softball extended its win streak to five games with wins of 4-3 and 1-0 over Malone in its home openers on Thursday at Fairhaven Park. The Pioneers are now 8-8 overall after starting the season 3-7.
Point Park wins doubleheader, series at Berea
March 23, 2014
BEREA, Ky. -- Point Park won both ends of KIAC softball doubleheader at Berea (Ky.), 4-0 and 13-4, on Sunday to take three of four games in the weekend series. The Pioneers improved to 6-8 overall and 3-1 KIAC with the series victory.
Pioneers open KIAC play with split at Berea (Ky.)
March 22, 2014
BEREA, Ky. -- Point Park softball opened KIAC play on Saturday with a doubleheader split at Berea (Ky.) losing the first game, 4-1, and winning the second game, 15-3. The Pioneers (4-8, 1-1 KIAC) play two more at Berea Sunday.
Point Park settles for split at non-conference UPG
March 19, 2014 at 11:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park softball settled for split at Pitt-Greensburg on Wednesday with a 3-0 win in the first game and a 5-4 loss in the nightcap. Kate Reese and Sarah Urchek combined on the Game 1 shutout.
Point Park University Softball 2014 Season Outlook
March 18, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park softball has its 2014 season under way after its annual trip to Florida for spring break March 1-7. The Pioneers are set to begin the northern part of their schedule this week and also open KIAC play.
Pioneers win 1 of 2 games on final day of FL trip
March 8, 2014
CLERMONT, Fla. -- Point Park softball concluded its trip to Florida by winning one of two games Friday, its last day of the Dot Richardson NTC Spring Games. Point Park beat Grace, 16-8, in 14 innings and then lost to No. 5 St. Xavier, 6-0.
Point Park drops both games on Day 2 of FL trip
March 2, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET
CLERMONT, Fla. -- Point Park had a rough day on the softball diamond on Sunday with an 8-0 loss to Grace (Ind.) and a 5-3 loss to Hannibal-LaGrange in which it made nine errors. It was Day 2 of the week-long trip to Florida for the Pioneers.
Pioneers split two games to start Florida trip
March 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
CLERMONT, Fla. -- Point Park softball opened its 2014 season on Saturday, March 1 and split two games to open its annual spring trip to Florida. The Pioneers (1-1) beat Mich.-Dearborn, 4-2, and lost to Davenport (Mich.), 8-0, in five innings.
Point Park softball picked 2nd in KIAC preseason
Feb. 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- The KIAC spring sports preseason polls have been announced, and Point Park softball has been picked second in the KIAC Softball Preseason Coaches' Poll for the 2014 season. Read more at the link below.
Junior College all-region 1B/P Mao signs with PPU
Aug. 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm.. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park softball has signed 1B/P Karen Mao, a junior college all-region player at Clarendon (Texas) College. The Anaheim, Calif., native hit .389 and had 118 strikeouts in 136.2 innings as a pitcher.
Elkins, W.Va. all-state product Lewis-Lambert signs
Aug. 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Michaela Lewis-Lambert, a second-team all-state pithcer from Elkins, W.Va., has signed with Point Park softball. She will be a freshman for the upcoming 2013-14 year for head coach Michelle Coultas.
Point Park claims 2012-13 KIAC Commissioner's Cup
Aug. 1, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University claimed the KIAC Commissioner's All-Sports Cup as the best overall athletic department in the KIAC during the 2012-13 school year. The softball team did its part finishing in second place.
Montour's all-state player McMurtrie headed to PPU
July 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Alyssa McMurtrie, an all-state center fielder from Montour High School, is headed to Point Park for softball. The two-time all-state selection and Corapolis, Pa., native will be a freshman for the 2013-14 year.
Point Park softball named an 'NAIA Scholar Team'
July 16, 2013
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University softball has been named an NAIA Scholar Team for the 2012-13 school year with a team GPA of 3.40. That team GPA ranked tied for 18th in NAIA softball and second at Point Park.
Morran repeats as NAIA Softball H.M. All-American
June 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University junior second baseman Ashley Morran has once again been named NAIA Softball Honorable Mention All-American for 2013 after hitting .388 with 13 homers and 56 RBIs in 44 games.
Babincak signs with Point Park softball & basketball
May 22, 2013 at 11:45 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Rebecca Babincak of Deer Lakes High School has signed on to play women's basketball and softball at Point Park University. She is the starting shortstop and leadoff hitter for the No. 1 ranked team in the WPIAL.
Three named Capital One (R) Academic All-District
May 17, 2013 at 2:45 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park softball had three players named Capital One (R) Academic All-District College Division First Team by CoSIDA -- 3B Danielle Dorunda (3.79), LF Amanda Ardinger (3.65) and P Kristen Zelenka (3.50).
Player of the Year Morran leads All-KIAC picks
May 7, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park junior second baseman Ashley Morran was named the 2013 KIAC Softball Player of the Year to lead four selections from Point Park on the KIAC All-Conference First Team, announced on May 6.
KIAC Softball Tournament Central: Recaps, Results
Updated -- May 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. ET
DANVILLE, Ky. -- Point Park is the No. 2 seed in the KIAC Softball Tournament May 3-4 hosted by Asbury (Ky.). Our Tournament Central page has the Bracket, Schedule and Tournament Preview at the link below. PPU is 29-11, 22-6.
Reese, Morran sweep KIAC softball weekly awards
April 29, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Kate Reese threw a no-hitter, and Ashley Morran had another big showing at the plate as Point Park swept the KIAC Softball Pitcher and Player of the Week honors announced by the KIAC league office Monday.
Point Park wins twice of Senior Day over Brescia
April 27, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. ET
KENNEDY TWP, Pa. -- Point Park beat Brescia (Ky.) twice of Senior Day Saturday at Lind Field, 12-3 and 6-0, to end the regular season at 29-11 overall and 22-6 KIAC. The Pioneers will be the No. 2 seed in the playoffs May 3-4.
Reese's no-hitter highlights sweep of Alice Lloyd
April 26, 2013 at 11:30 p.m. ET
KENNEDY TWP., Pa. -- Kate Reese threw a no-hitter in Game 1 to highlight a KIAC sweep of visiting Alice Lloyd (Ky.) as Point Park won both games, 12-0 and 10-2, after five innings and the mercy rule. The Pioneers are 27-11.
Morran & Robertson sweep KIAC Weekly awards
April 23, 2013 at 2:05 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park's Ashley Morran (2B) and Kelsey Robertson (RHP) earned KIAC Softball Player & Pitcher of the Week honors for April 15-21. Morran hit .550 with 4 HRs and 10 RBIs. Robertson was 2-0 with 0.50 ERA.
Point Park's dominant weekend continues Saturday
April 21, 2013 at 6:00 a.m. ET
KENNEDY TWP., Pa. -- Point Park's dominant weekend of KIAC softball continued Saturday as the Pioneers hammered Midway (Ky.), 12-4 and 10-2, at home. Both games ended in walk-off wins via the mercy rule.
Pioneers pound Asbury (Ky.), 9-1 and 10-0, in KIAC
April 19, 2013 at 11:50 p.m. ET
KENNEDY TWP., Pa. -- Point Park softball pounded Asbury (Ky.), 9-1 and 10-0, in a KIAC home douleheader on Friday night. Taylor Geary and Teresa Davis each homered twice and each provided a walk-off hit on the night.
Point Park splits two KIAC games with rival Carlow
April 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. ET
KENNEDY TWP., Pa. -- Point Park split two KIAC softball games with rival Carlow on Tuesday at Lind Field. The Pioneers lost the first game, 9-8, after leading 8-3, but then Kelsey Robertson threw a shut-out for a 7-0 win.
Pioneers get two walk-off wins to rally past Berea
April 15, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. ET
KENNEDY TWP., Pa. -- Point Park picked up two walk-off wins on Sunday at Lind Field as the Pioneers beat Berea, 12-11, on Teresa Davis' two-run single and 5-3 on Ashley Morran's home run. Point Park is 20-10, 13-5 KIAC.
Point Park drops both games to No. 25 IU Southeast
April 14, 2013 at 6:00 a.m. ET
KENNEDY TWP, Pa. -- Point Park came up on the losing end in both games of its KIAC showdown with NAIA No 25 IU Southeast. The Pioneers lost 10-9 and 8-0 to the big-hitting Grenadiers to have their six-game win streak end.
Pioneers beat Carlow twice in last at-bat, 5-3, 8-7
April 9, 2013 at 11:15 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park softball beat Carlow twice in its last at-bat to sweep a KIAC doubleheader on Tuesday at Lind Field, 5-3 and 8-7. Gabi Vogt hit a walk-off HR in the opener. Abby Mathieu scored on a wild pitch in Game 2.
Point Park picks up two more KIAC wins on the road
April 6, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET
MIDWAY, Ky. -- Point Park ran its record to 16-8 overall and 9-3 KIAC with two more KIAC road wins at Midway (Ky.) on Saturday. The Pioneers won 2-0 and 6-2 to put themselves alone in second place in the KIAC standings.
Pioneers win twice at Asbury, take over 2nd place
April 5, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. ET
WILMORE, Ky. -- Point Park softball won two KIAC games at Asbury (Ky.) on Friday, 1-0 and 2-1, to take the edge over the host Eagles for second place in the conference. The Pioneers (14-8, 7-3 KIAC) have now won six of eight.
Point Park wins big, loses big to Pitt-Greensburg
April 3, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET
KENNEDY TWP., Pa. -- Point Park softball had mixed results in its home openers on Wednesday at Lind Field winning big versus Pitt-Greensburg, 11-2, in five innings, and then losing big to the Bobcats, 12-2, in five innings.
Zelenka picked as KIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week
April 1, 2013 at 11:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park senior Kristen Zelenka has been named the KIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week for March 25-31. The Washington, Pa., native got the win in six innings at Berea giving up two earned runs.
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2013 Season Outlook -- Point Park Univ. Softball
March 14, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park softball begins the northern portion of its schedule March 16 vs. Geneva. Download the Pioneers' 2013 Season Outlook, Quick Facts and Head Coach interview. The preseason interview clip is above.
SEASON OUTLOOK, QUICK FACTS