2013 Softball News and Stories

Athletics - Saint Mary's Student-Athletes, Teams Earn Academic Honors

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Nearly 50 Saint Mary's student-athletes and two varsity teams were recognized by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association for their outstanding academic achievement during the 2012-13 year.

Softball - Busfield Garners All-Region Honor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Saint Mary’s freshman Jillian Busfield was named to the All-Region Third Team in the Central Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for the 2013 season.

Softball - Trio of Belles Named All-MIAA

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Three members of the Saint Mary’s softball team were recognized by the conference coaches with All-MIAA honors on Tuesday.

Softball - Belles Swept by Scots in Season Finale

ALMA, Mich. - The Saint Mary's softball team lost 2-0 and 6-0 on the road at Alma to end their season on Saturday.

Softball - Belles Shut Down by Thunder

ANGOLA, Ind. - The Saint Mary's softball team fell 4-0 and 22-2 (5 innings) to fourth-ranked Trine on Friday night in a conference doubleheader.

Softball - Belles Halt Rally for Sweep Against Hornets

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - After winning the opening game 10-3 in a conference doubleheader against Kalamazoo, the Saint Mary's softball team shut down the Hornets' comeback effort in game two for a 5-4 victory.

Softball - Belles Split with Flying Dutch

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Playing their third doubleheader in as many days, the Saint Mary's softball team split a conference doubleheader with Hope as the Belles won game one 3-1 before losing game two 8-2.

Softball - Belles Blast Comets

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's softball team swept a conference doubleheader against Olivet in commanding fashion with 13-0 and 11-0 wins both in five innings on Senior Day.

Softball - Belles Split with Bulldogs

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's softball team split a conference doubleheader with Adrian, winning game one 5-3 in nine innings before dropping game two by a 9-4 score.

Softball - Belles Claim Game Two to Split with Knights

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Saint Mary's softball team came from behind to win game two 3-2 after falling 8-2 in game one in a conference doubleheader at Calvin on Tuesday afternoon.

Softball - Belles Battle Past Spartans for Sweep

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's softball team used a come-from-behind effort in game one to win 8-5 and kept the offense going in game two for a 9-1 (5 inning) decision to sweep a doubleheader against Manchester University on Sunday afternoon.

Softball - Belles Swept by Vikings

CHICAGO, Ill. - The Saint Mary's softball team fell in both ends of a doubleheader against North Park University by 1-0 and 6-3 scores on Sunday.

Softball - Belles Sweep Brits in MIAA Opener

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Jillian Busfield hit three home runs, Kayla Chapman added two of her own, and Emily Sherwood went yard for the first time in her career as the Saint Mary's softball team swept their first MIAA doubleheader of the season by 9-4 and 21-4 (5 innings) scores against Albion.

Softball - Belles Fall to Ravens

ANDERSON, Ind. - The Saint Mary's softball team lost both ends of a non-conference doubleheader at Anderson University by 7-2 and 6-5 (9 innings) scores on Thursday.

Softball - Selner Named MIAA Pitcher of the Week

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Alma shortstop Erin Rodes its Position Player of the Week and Saint Mary’s righthander Callie Selner its Pitcher of the Week for games played through March 30.

Softball - Belles Sweep Yellow Jackets

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's softball team earned a sweep with 5-1 and 10-2 (5 innings) wins over Defiance at home on Thursday afternoon.

Softball - Belles Split With Grizzlies

FRANKLIN, Ind. - The Saint Mary's softball team split a non-conference doubleheader against Franklin on Saturday afternoon with a 7-0 win in game one before falling 5-3 in game two.

Softball - Belles Close Trip With Split

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Saint Mary's softball team bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Pitt-Bradford with a strong 9-1 win in five innings against Curry to close out their spring trip to the Sunshine State.

Softball - Belles Prevail Against Lions, Vikings

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Saint Mary's softball team earned a 4-0 win over Albright and a 5-3, 8 inning victory over Bethany Lutheran on day four of their spring break trip.

Softball - Belles Split Contests on Day Three

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Saint Mary's softball team picked up a commanding 7-1 win over Delaware Valley before falling 9-1 in six innings to Richard Stockton on Tuesday at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic.

Softball - Belles Pick Up Split on Day Two in Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Saint Mary's softball team responded after a 4-1 loss to Ohio Wesleyan with a 5-0 win over Franklin & Marshall on the second day of their trip to Florida.

Softball - Belles Swept on Opening Day

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Saint Mary's softball team suffered a 2-0 loss to Bridgewater State and an 8-0 setback against Kenyon on their annual spring break trip to Florida.