2019 Softball News

  • Twelve Named Easton/NFCA All-AmericanScholar Athletes
    October 07, 2019
    Twelve softball players from the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) were part of the more than 8,000 student-athletes to be named 2019 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes, the Association announced on Wednesday afternoon. 
  • Christopher Newport’s Hasty Selected 2019 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Freshman of Year
    May 23, 2019
    The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is proud to announce that Christopher Newport University’s Kaitlyn Hasty has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Freshman of the Year award.
  • CNU's Patty Maye Ohanian Named One of Ten Finalists for Schutt Sports National Player of the Year Honor
    May 21, 2019
    CNU Sophomore designated player Patty Maye Ohanian is one of ten student-athletes who have been chosen as finalists for the 2019 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III National Pitcher and Player of the Year award. The announcement was made Tuesday morning by the NFCA. It's the second straight year Ohanian has been a finalist for the yearly honor.
  • Christopher Newport Opens NCAA Super Regional With 8-3 Victory over Randolph-Macon
    May 18, 2019
    Four unearned runs in the first inning got the Christopher Newport University softball squad off to a fast start Friday afternoon, and the 11th-ranked Captains cruised to an 8-3 triumph over Randolph-Macon College. The victory at Captains Park came in the opening game of the NCAA Division III Softball Championship's Super Regional. The best-of-three series will continue Saturday at 1:00 p.m., and a third game, if necessary, would be played at approximately 3:30 p.m. The winner of the Super Regional Saturday will be one of eight teams to advance to the National Finals next week in Tyler, Texas. Keith Parr's squad is now 37-7 overall, and the Captains improved their record at home this season to 22-2. Randolph-Macon is now 28-15, and the Yellow Jackets were victimized by four errors in the loss. "For us, it was all about continuing our momentum from the last few weeks and keeping our focus," Parr said following the win on a sunny and warm day at Captains Park. "We wanted to get back to work and take care of business, and I think that's got to be our attitude for tomorrow." CNU plated the four unearned runs in the bottom of the first on one play. Freshman Kaitlyn Hasty came to the plate with the bases loaded and delivered a double to the gap in left. An errant throw on the relay to the infield allowed all three runners, as well as Hasty, to come around to score to give the Captains the 4-0 early edge. After the Yellow Jackets responded by scoring twice in the second and once more in the third to make it a 4-3 score, Hasty returned to the plate in the home half of the third and delivered an RBI single to make it 5-3. Freshman Caitlin Abernethy then brought home another run with an RBI groundout to make it 6-3. Christopher Newport completed the scoring with two in the fourth. Junior Grace Wild dropped a bunt single, and again the Yellow Jackets' defense failed them. A throwing error allowed sophomore baserunners Maddie Hool and Natalie Carmichael to come home and account for the 8-3 final verdict. Junior Trish Webb entered the game in relief of starter Emily Weatherholtz in the third inning and held the Yellow Jackets to no runs and just three hits over four and two-thirds innings. She earned the victory to improve to 9-4 on the season. R-MC starter Candace Whittemore threw all six frames for the Yellow Jackets, and allowed just two earned runs while falling to 18-8 on the year. Both teams finished with nine hits, but the Captains played error-less softball while the Yellow Jackets committed four miscues for the day. Randolph-Macon's Ali Celiberti hit the only home run of the game, a two-run shot in the second inning. The squads now return to action Saturday to determine the winner. Tickets will be available at Captains Park again Saturday for the Super Regional's conclusion. Adults are $10.00 and students and senior tickets are $7.00. Live stats and video will also again be available Saturday on CNUsports.com/watch.
  • Six CAC Softball Players Collect NFCA All-Region Honors
    May 17, 2019
    Six CAC softball players have been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team, announced Wednesday (May 15). CAC champion Christopher Newport led the way with four all-stars, while Salisbury earned two selections. 
  • Christopher Newport Beats Rain and Kean to Advance to Super Regionals, 6-4
    May 13, 2019
    After a lengthy wait due to an all-day rain, the Christopher Newport softball squad closed out the Kean Regional of the NCAA Division III Softball Championship by beating the host team, 6-4, Sunday night. Keith Parr's squad will now advance to the Super Regional Round of the tournament for the first time since 2015.
  • CNU's Ohanian Blasts Two Home Runs as Captains Open NCAA Play with 10-2 Victory over Staten Island
    May 10, 2019
    Christopher Newport got off to a fast start Friday afternoon as the ninth-ranked Captains opened the 2019 NCAA Division III Softball Championship. CNU defeated the College of Staten Island, 10-2, in a game shortened to six innings due to the eight-run rule.
  • CNU's Grace Wild Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Softball Team
    May 09, 2019
    Making history for Christopher Newport as the first softball player ever recognized, junior second baseman Grace Wild was named a CoSIDA Academic All-District® selection in a release by the organization last week. One of the Captains' leading players for the last three years, Wild adds the esteemed academic honor to her mantel after helping guide CNU to a conference championship and 13th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
  • CNU Heading to New Jersey to Open 13th Straight NCAA Softball Tournament Appearance
    May 06, 2019
    It's on to the NCAA Softball Tournament for the Captains of Christopher Newport. CNU, ranked ninth in the country, will travel to Union, New Jersey, for regional play at Kean University. The action will begin in the double elimination regional Friday as CNU will take on Staten Island. The host school, Kean, will play Endicott, and action will then continue Saturday and Sunday. Game times are to be determined.
  • Christopher Newport Takes Two at Mary Washington to Capture Capital Athletic Conference Softball Crown
    May 04, 2019
    After dropping the opening game of the Capital Athletic Conference best-of-three final series at Mary Washington on Friday, the Captains of Christopher Newport faced the difficult task of having to win twice Saturday in Fredericksburg over the Eagles to take the conference crown. Keith Parr's team showed its resolve and muscle Saturday, blasting six home runs and scoring 18 times in back-to-back triumphs by scores of 8-0 and 10-6. The victories earn the Captains an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship, which gets underway next week. It will be the 13th straight trip to the tourney for the Captains.
  • Mary Washington's Remer Records Walk-Off Winner in Game One of CAC Softball Tournament Championship Series
    May 03, 2019
    Top-seed Mary Washington's Rachel Remer singled in Danielle Newman in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Eagles earned the 5-4 walk-off victory over Christopher Newport in Game 1 of the 2019 CAC Softball Championship Best-of-Three Series on Friday (May 3) in Fredericksburg, Md. 
  • CNU's Kaitlyn Hasty Named CAC Softball Player & Rookie of the Year; 2019 All-CAC Teams Announced
    May 02, 2019
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Christopher Newport received two major awards and placed a conference-leading seven players on the 2019 All-CAC Softball Team to headline this year's all-star squad. CNU freshman Kaitlyn Hasty swept Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors, while Mary Washington head coach Dee Conway was honored as Coach of the Year after leading the Eagles to the No. 1 seed. 
  • Mary Washington Clinches Pod A, Will Face CNU in CAC Softball Tournament Championship Series
    April 29, 2019
    Top-seeded Mary Washington prevailed from Pod A with a 10-2 victory in a winner-take-all contest over No. 4 York (Pa.) in the 2019 CAC Softball Tournament and will play host to next weekend's CAC Championship Series vs. No. 2 Christopher Newport. 
  • Christopher Newport Wins Pod B, Advances to CAC Softball Tournament Championship Series
    April 28, 2019
    Christopher Newport controlled the competition in Pod B of the 2019 CAC Softball Tournament and now awaits the winner from Pod A ahead of next weekend's CAC Championship Series. 
  • Five Different Teams Earn Victories, CNU Unbeaten As Pod Play Commences CAC Softball Tournament
    April 27, 2019
    Five different teams earned victories on Saturday (April 27) as pod play got underway to commence the 2019 CAC Softball Tournament.
  • CAC Softball Tournament Pushed to Saturday; Top Seeds Mary Washington & Christopher Newport to Host Opening Weekend Pods
    April 25, 2019
    Salisbury swept Frostburg State on Monday to conclude the CAC softball regular season and finalize the matchups for the upcoming CAC Tournament, set to begin later this week. No. 1 Mary Washington and No. 2 Christopher Newport will host a pair of three-team pods in Fredericksburg and Newport News on Apr. 26-27. 
  • York's Ginger Lewis & Natalie Decena Sweep CAC Softball Player of the Week Awards
    April 22, 2019
    York freshman Natalie Decena & junior Ginger Lewis swept the CAC Softball Players of the Week Awards for April 22, 2019.
  • York's Taylor Lindsay & Ginger Lewis Sweep CAC Softball Player of the Week Accolades
    April 15, 2019
    York freshman Taylor Lindsay & junior Ginger Lewis swept the CAC Softball Players of the Week Awards for April 15, 2019.
  • CNU's Caitlin Abernethy & Trish Webb Capture CAC Softball Player of the Week Accolades
    April 08, 2019
    Christopher Newport freshman Caitlin Abernethy & junior Trish Webb swept the CAC Softball Players of the Week for April 8, 2019.
  • Salisbury's Jillian Jones & Shannon Powell Sweep CAC Softball Player of the Week Accolades
    April 01, 2019
    Salisbury freshman Jillian Jones & senior Shannon Powell swept the CAC Softball Players of the Week for April 1, 2019.
  • CNU's Aubrey Bates & Frostburg State's Amber Keene Selected CAC Softball Players of the Week
    March 25, 2019
    Frostburg State first-year Amber Keene and CNU junior Aubrey Bates were selected CAC Softball Players of the Week for March 25, 2019.
  • CNU's Kaitlyn Hasty Named NFCA National Player of the Week
    March 20, 2019
    The NFCA announced Wednesday that Christopher Newport freshman Kaitlyn Hasty has been selected the National Player of the Week. Hasty was 11 for 17 last week at the plate for a batting average of .647. She recorded five home runs, a double, and a triple and drove in 16 runs for the Captains. The freshman from Chesapeake led the squad to six wins, including two over nationally-ranked Lynchburg. Hasty went four-for-six in the twin bill against the Hornets, and was three-for-four with two home runs in the opening game.
  • Christopher Newport's Kaitlyn Hasty & Aubrey Bates Sweep CAC Softball Player of the Week Honors
    March 18, 2019
    Christopher Newport freshman first baseman Kaitlyn Hasty and CNU junior Aubrey Bates swept the CAC Softball Players of the Week for March 18, 2019.
  • Christopher Newport's Grace Wild & Aubrey Bates Sweep CAC Softball Player of the Week Honors
    March 11, 2019
    Christopher Newport junior second baseman Grace Wild and CNU junior Aubrey Bates swept the CAC Softball Players of the Week for March 11, 2019.
  • Christopher Newport's Patty Maye Ohanian and Penn State Harrisburg's Allison Hartman Named CAC Softball Players of the Week
    March 04, 2019
    Christopher Newport sophomore Patty Maye Ohanian and Penn State Harrisburg senior Allison Hartman were tabbed as the CAC Softball Players of the Week for March 4, 2019.
  • Salisbury's Emily Allen & Alexis Layton Collect CAC Softball Weekly Awards
    February 18, 2019
    Salisbury's Emily Allen and Alexis Layton were tabbed as the CAC Softball Players of the Week for Feb. 18, 2019.  
  • Christopher Newport Voted Favorite in 2019 CAC Softball Preseason Poll; Salisbury Second
    February 06, 2019
    Two-time defending champion Christopher Newport was selected as the early favorite in the 2019 Capital Athletic Conference Softball Preseason Poll. In a vote among the conference head coaches, the Captains received five first-place votes and totaled 35 points to land atop the poll. 
  • Christopher Newport's Ohanian & Hasty Named NFCA First-Team All-Americans
    May 24, 2018
    Christopher Newport sophomore outfielder Patty Maye Ohanian and freshman third baseman Kaitlyn Hasty were selected first team All-America Wednesday (May 22) night by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Ohanian was named to the first team for the second straight season, while Hasty becomes the second Christopher Newport freshman to ever achieve first team All-America status in any sport (Ohanian, 2018).