May 16, 2011
49 Swarthmore Student-Athletes Named to Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll
LANCASTER, Pa. - The Centennial Conference has named 49 Swarthmore College student-athletes to its 2010-11 Spring Academic Honor Roll, as announced on Tuesday. The honor roll recognizes athletes' performance both on the field and in the classroom.
May 2, 2011
Softball's Kira Kern, Kate Smayda Named All-Centennial
LANCASTER, Pa. - Senior Kira Kern and sophomore Kate Smayda of the Swarthmore College softball team have been named to the All-Conference team, the conference announced on Monday afternoon. Kern and Smayda are both second-team selections.
April 28, 2011
SCHEDULE ALERT: Softball Doubleheader at Arcadia Cancelled Due to Thunderstorms
GLENSIDE, Pa. - Today's scheduled softball doubleheader at Arcadia has been cancelled due to thunderstorms in the Philadelphia area. Additionally, Swarthmore's doubleheader against Widener - which was postponed on Tuesday - will not be rescheduled.
April 26, 2011
Softball Splits Twin Bill with Haverford on Senior Day, 5-2 and 4-7
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Junior Elizabeth Cushing's two-RBI double in the bottom of the fourth inning propelled the Swarthmore softball team (7-23, 3-13 CC) past the rival Haverford Fords (8-22,4-10 CC) 5-2 in game one of the doubleheader but the Fords went on to win game two 7-4 to split the series.
April 19, 2011
Softball's Rally Falls Short, Washington Sweeps Twin Bill, 6-2 and 9-8
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - After losing 6-2 in game one of the afternoon doubleheader, the Swarthmore softball team (6-22, 2-12 CC) rallied back from nine runs down in game two but fell just short of a comeback win and split, falling to Washington College (18-16, 8-4 CC) in game two 9-8 on Tuesday afternoon on Clothier Field.
April 17, 2011
Dickinson Pitches Past Softball for Doubleheader Sweep, 5-0 and 8-0
CARLISLE, Pa. - Strong pitching performances from both teams kept game one close but the Dickinson Red Devils' Allison Jordan's perfect game that lifted the Devils past the Swarthmore softball team (6-19, 2-9 CC) in game one on Sunday afternoon. The Red Devils (11-15, 7-4 CC) went on to finish its doubleheader sweep with an 8-0 win in game two.
April 15, 2011
SCHEDULE ALERT: Softball at Dickinson Pushed Back to Sunday; Track & Field's Greyhound Invitational Schedule Altered
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The highly-likely scenario of severe weather on Saturday has shifted the Swarthmore Athletics weekend schedule
April 14, 2011
Schedule Change: Sunday's Softball Doubleheader vs. Arcadia Moved to Thursday, April 28
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Swarthmore College softball team's doubleheader at Arcadia, originally scheduled for this Sunday, has been moved to Thursday, April 28 (3:00/5:00).
April 14, 2011
Ursinus Takes Two From Softball, 3-0 and 10-6
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Visiting Ursinus pushed across the game-winning runs in the sixth inning on each end of Thursday's doubleheader, as the Bears broke open a pair of close games with the Swarthmore College softball team to sweep the Garnet 3-0 and 10-6 from Clothier Field.
April 12, 2011
Impending Weather Forces Baseball and Softball Postponements
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Impending rain and possible thunderstorms throughout Pennsylvania have forced postponements of today's scheduled Swarthmore baseball game at Muhlenberg College and softball's home games against PSU-Berks.
April 10, 2011
Softball Falls Short of Doubleheader Split, Falls to F&M 9-1 and 6-3
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - After dropping game one of a doubleheader 9-1, the Swarthmore softball team (6-14, 2-4 CC) battled for a game two win to split the series but fell just short after the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats (17-8, 4-3 CC) put together a three run ninth inning to win 6-3 and sweep the Garnet on Sunday afternoon on Clothier Field.
April 9, 2011
Saturday's Scheduled Baseball/Softball Doubleheaders Postponed to Sunday
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Today's scheduled home baseball (vs. Johns Hopkins) and softball (vs. Franklin & Marshall) doubleheaders have been postponed to Sunday due to poor field conditions from the overnight rain.
April 8, 2011
Spring Showers Force More Baseball and Softball Postponements
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Spring showers throughout the Mid-Atlantic have forced the postponement of today's scheduled Swarthmore baseball game and Conference obligations have forced the postponement of softball's Sunday doubleheader.
April 7, 2011
Strong Pitching Leads Softball to a Doubleheader Sweep of McDaniel, 5-1 and 4-0
WESTMINSTER, Md. - Solid pitching performances from sophomore Kate Smayda and freshman Melissa O'Connor held the McDaniel Green Terror (8-14,3-5 CC) to one run in two games as the Swarthmore softball team (6-14,2-4 CC) picked up its first Centennial Conference wins on Thursday afternoon with a clean sweep, 5-1 and 4-0.
April 5, 2011
Heavy Rain Forces Baseball, Softball Postponements
WESTMINSTER, Md. - Today's scheduled Centennial Conference doubleheader at McDaniel has been postponed and rescheduled for Thursday, April 7 (3:00/5:500) due to heavy rains across the Mid-Atlantic. The softball team's previously scheduled doubleheader for Thursday against Arcadia has been postponed. The make-up date has yet to be determined.
April 2, 2011
Softball Drops Doubleheader to Gettysburg, 15-5 and 8-2.
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - A tough day on the mound led to the Swarthmore softball team's (4-14, 0-4 CC) demise on Saturday afternoon as the Gettysburg Bullets (12-6, 3-1 CC) compiled 28 hits over two games to sweep the Garnet 15-5 and 8-2 in doubleheader action on Clothier Field.
April 1, 2011
Softball Set to Strike Out Cancer to Benefit The American Cancer Society
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – On Saturday, April 2, 2011, the Swarthmore College softball team will host its inaugural StrikeOut Cancer game, as the Garnet take on rival Gettysburg in its first home conference double header of the season.
March 29, 2011
Softball Drops Two to Muhlenberg, 11-1 and 3-1
ALLENTOWN, P.A. - The Swarthmore College softball team opened Centennial Conference play on Wednesday, as the Garnet (4-12) dropped a pair of games to Muhlenberg 11-1 and 3-1.
March 26, 2011
Pitching Powers Rowan to Doubleheader Sweep of Softball
GLASSBORO, N.J. - The Swarthmore College softball team saw its four-game post-Spring Break winning streak come to an end, as the Garnet (4-10) dropped a pair of games to Rowan, 11-0 and 6-1 on Saturday afternoon.
March 24, 2011
Softball vs. Widener Postponed Until April 26
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Today's scheduled doubleheader against Widener has been postponed until Tuesday, April 26 due to the inclement weather. The games will be played at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
March 22, 2011
Cushing Leads Softball to Doubleheader Sweep of Cabrini, 9-2 and 7-1
RADNOR, Pa. - Game two was cut short due to darkness but junior Elizabeth Cushing put Cabrini College (2-10) away early, driving in five runs with five hits over the two games to lead the Swarthmore softball team (4-8) past the Cavaliers on Tuesday evening.
March 15, 2011
Softball Routs PSU-Abington for Doubleheader Sweep, 10-2 and 9-0
ABINGTON, Pa. - The Swarthmore softball team (2-8) picked up its first two wins of the season on Tuesday afternoon with a clean sweep of Penn St.-Abington (0-6) thanks to a solid day at the plate on Huntingdon Road Field, 10-2 and 9-0.
March 14, 2011
Softball's O'Connor Named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week
LANCASTER, Pa. - Swarthmore freshman right-hander Melissa O'Connor (Rockaway, NJ / Morris Hills) has been named the Centennial Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for the week ending March 13, the Conference announced on Monday afternoon.
March 11, 2011
Softball Fall Short in Doubleheader at Pomona-Pitzer, 1-0 and 14-6
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Despite an excellent defensive effort the Swarthmore softball team (0-8) fell just short of its first win of the season as the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens edged the Garnet 1-0 and 14-6 on Friday afternoon.
March 9, 2011
Garnet Softball Drops Two Games to Cal Lutheran, 8-0 and 4-0
Thousand Oaks, Calif. - The Cal Lutheran Regals' (4-11) offense proved to much for the struggling Garnet softball team (0-6) on Wednesday afternoon, sweeping Swarthmore in the doubleheader, 8-0 and 4-0.
March 8, 2011
Softball Opens Season With Pair of Losses to Chapman, 10-2 and 4-1
ORANGE, Calif. - The Swarthmore College softball team (0-2) opened up Spring Break in Southern California with a pair of losses, losing to host Chapman 10-2 and 4-1 on Monday afternoon. Senior Kira Kern had a strong opening to season, finishing the doubleheader with three hits. In fact, Kern three hits accounted for more than half of the Garnet's team total for the day (4). Senior Krista Scheier added an RBI in the first game. On the mound, four different members of the Garnet saw action, with the top performances coming from freshmen Sarina Lowe and Melissa O'Connor in the second game. Lowe pitched four solid inning while O'Connor came on in relief to pitch two shutout innings while striking out three.
March 8, 2011
Softball Falls in Doubleheader to Occidental, 3-2 and 10-2
LOS ANGELES - Freshman Melissa O'Connor threw 7.1 solid innings in game one of a doubleheader to take the Occidental Tigers into extra innings but Swarthmore (0-4) came up short, falling 3-2. The Garnet dropped game two of the doubleheader 10-2 on Tuesday afternoon on Bell Field.
March 8, 2011
Softball Drops Two to Chapman to Open Season
ORANGE, Calif. - The Swarthmore softball team (0-2) held two early leads on Monday against the Chapman Panthers (4-9) but the Panthers offense proved too much as the Garnet would drop both games, 10-2 and 4-1. Senior Kira Kern led the Garnet at the plate three of its four hits and scoring two of Swat's three runs between the two games.
March 2, 2011
2011 Softball Preview
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Following a record-setting 2010 campaign in which it reached the Centennial Conference championship round for the first time in program history, the Swarthmore College softball team hopes to build on its unprecedented success while absorbing the loss of its biggest difference-maker.