Francis Marion University Softball 2019 News

  • Johnson earns spot on Softball All-Region Team
    May 14, 2019
    Francis Marion University senior shortstop Taylor Johnson has been named to the 2019 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Softball All-Southeast Region Team. The San Diego native was a second-team selection.
  • Mountain Lions send Patriots to heart-breaking 4-3 loss at PBC Tournament
    May 03, 2019
    Designated player Morgan Curley lined an opposite-field, two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to propel Young Harris College to a 4-3 win over upset-minded Francis Marion University, Friday afternoon (May 3) in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference Softball Tournament.
  • Patriots place three on All-Conference softball team
    May 02, 2019
    Francis Marion University senior shortstop Taylor Johnson, senior first baseman Jessica Harney, and freshman designated player Addie May were all named to the Peach Belt Conference’s softball All-Conference team on Thursday night (May 2) at the annual awards banquet.
  • FMU trio named to PBC Softball All-Academic Team
    May 01, 2019
    Three members of the Francis Marion University softball team – sophomore outfielders Taylor DeLeon and Madison Hatfield and senior catcher Chelsea Welty – have been named to the 2019 Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Softball Team.
  • Patriot Softball learns PBC Tournament opponent
    April 30, 2019
    The pairings for the 2019 Peach Belt Conference Softball Tournament have been set and sixth-seeded Francis Marion University will face third-seeded Young Harris College (36-16) in a quarterfinal game on Friday (May 3) at 1:30 p.m. in Dahlonega, Ga.
  • FMU Holds 49th-Annual Athletic Gala
    April 24, 2019
    Francis Marion University recently held its 49th-annual Athletic Gala in the university’s Performing Arts Center. Most Valuable Player awards were given in 14 sports and for the first time the athletic department awarded 13 Frankie Awards, including the Swamp Fox Academic Award, the Ray E. Thames Memorial Raise the Roof Award, and the Mark Haselden Sportsmanship Award.
  • FMU Softball to hold ID Camp April 29
    April 24, 2019
    The Francis Marion University women's softball program has scheduled an ID (Prospect Identification) Camp for Monday, April 29.
  • Johnson’s blast propels Patriots to sweep of Bearcats
    April 20, 2019
    Senior shortstop Taylor Johnson drilled a three-run home run just inside the left field foul pole to lift Francis Marion University to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over Lander University and to a sweep of Saturday afternoon’s (April 20) Peach Belt Conference softball doubleheader. The Patriots rode the 5-hit shutout pitching of sophomore right-hander Katelyn Ellard to a 6-0 win in game one.
  • FMU Softball hosting Lander for Senior Day on Saturday
    April 18, 2019
    The Francis Marion University softball team will conclude its regular season with a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader against Lander University on Saturday afternoon (April 20) at 1 p.m. at the FMU Softball Stadium. Francis Marion will honor its six seniors with an on-field ceremony prior to the first pitch of game one.
  • Harney homers twice as FMU earns split at UNCP
    April 16, 2019
    Senior first baseman Jessica Harney hit a pair of home runs and drove in four runs to power Francis Marion University to a 7-1 victory over UNC Pembroke and to a split of Tuesday afternoon’s (April 16) Peach Belt Conference softball doubleheader. The Braves held off the Patriots for a 2-1 win in game one.
  • FMU Softball to Hold ID Camp April 18
    April 15, 2019
    The Francis Marion University women's softball program has scheduled an ID (Prospect Identification) Camp for Thursday, April 18.
  • Freshmen help Patriots to split with PBC-leading Cougars
    April 13, 2019
    Freshman right fielder Danielle Karacson had a school-record tying five hits and freshman Addie May blasted a pinch-hit grand slam home run to power Francis Marion University to a 12-9 win over conference-leading Columbus State University and a split of Saturday afternoon’s (April 13) Peach Belt Conference softball doubleheader. The Cougars held off a late Patriot rally to claim a 5-4 victory in the opener.
  • Francis Marion weathers Hurricane rally for softball split
    April 12, 2019
    Freshman right fielder Danielle Karacson’s first-inning two-run triple sparked Francis Marion University to a 6-3 victory over Georgia Southwestern State University and a split of Friday afternoon’s (April 12) Peach Belt Conference softball doubleheader. The Hurricanes captured a walk-off 3-2 win in game one.
  • Patriots double down on 4-3 wins over Jaguars
    April 10, 2019
    Senior shortstop Taylor Johnson delivered a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning to provide Francis Marion University with a game-one 4-3 win over Augusta University en route to a doubleheader sweep of the Jaguars, Wednesday (April 10) in Peach Belt Conference softball action.
  • FMU Softball welcomes Augusta to town on Wednesday
    April 09, 2019
    The Francis Marion University softball team continues Peach Belt Conference play on Wednesday (April 10) as it hosts Augusta University for a 4 p.m. doubleheader at the FMU Softball Stadium.
  • Johnson’s walk-off walk earns FMU split with Flagler
    April 06, 2019
    Senior shortstop Taylor Johnson worked a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh to cap a three-run rally which gave Francis Marion University a 3-2 walk-off victory over Flagler College, in the back end of a Peach Belt Conference softball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon (April 6). The Saints edged the Patriots 3-2 in the twin bill opener.
  • Softball faces Flagler, holds Cancer Awareness Day on Saturday
    April 04, 2019
    Following a six-game road trip, the Francis Marion University softball team will put its 16-5 home record on the line as it returns to the FMU Softball Stadium on Saturday (April 6) for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader against Flagler College at 1 p.m.
  • First-place Bobcats edge Patriots twice
    March 30, 2019
    Francis Marion University had its chances, but the Patriots came up on the short end of a pair of tight games, losing 8-6 and 2-1 to first-place Georgia College, Saturday afternoon (March 30) in a Peach Belt Conference softball doubleheader.
  • Two big innings allow Patriots to ground the Flying Fleet
    March 27, 2019
    Francis Marion University scored six runs with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to rally past Erskine College and claim an 11-9 win in the opening game of a non-conference softball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon (March 27). FMU registered only three hits in game two, but they all came in a four-run third inning that paved the way to a 4-3 win.
  • Smash Sisters lead Patriots to 6-0 win at USCA
    March 26, 2019
    Twins Jaimie and Jessica Harney both homered to back the two-hit pitching of sophomore right-hander Katelyn Ellard as Francis Marion University beat USC Aiken 6-0, Tuesday evening (March 26) in the first game of a Peach Belt Conference softball doubleheader. USCA won the second game 8-2.
  • FMU’s Katelyn Ellard named PBC Softball Pitcher of the Week
    March 25, 2019
    Francis Marion University sophomore right-hander Katelyn Ellard has been named the Peach Belt Conference softball Pitcher of the Week, for the week of March 18-24.
  • Patriots collar Bulldogs behind Johnson and Karacson
    March 21, 2019
    Senior shortstop Taylor Johnson and freshman right fielder Danielle Karacson combined for six hits, five runs scored, and five driven in to spark Francis Marion University to a sweep of Barton College, by scores of 3-0 and 10-2 in five innings, Thursday evening (March 21) in non-conference softball action.
  • Patriots split rainy twin bill with Crusaders
    March 20, 2019
    Senior catcher Chelsea Welty drilled a two-out run-scoring double to break a scoreless tie and Francis Marion University went on to a 3-0 win over Belmont Abbey College, Wednesday evening (March 20) in the opening game of a non-conference softball doubleheader. Belmont Abbey won the rain-shortened second game 2-1.
  • FMU Softball hosts Crusaders and Bulldogs
    March 18, 2019
    The Francis Marion University softball team will host a pair of non-conference doubleheaders over the next two days. The 17-10 Patriots will entertain Belmont Abbey College (11-11) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and 13-14 Barton College on Thursday at 4 p.m.
  • FMU Softball splits a pair of 2-1 decisions in PBC play
    March 17, 2019
    Sophomore Katelyn Ellard tossed a six-hitter and senior third baseman Angela Buccilli scored twice from her lead-off spot to lead Francis Marion University to a 2-1 win over Young Harris College, Sunday afternoon (March 17) in the opening game of a Peach Belt Conference softball doubleheader. The Patriots left the tying run on third base in each of the final two innings en route to a 2-1 loss to the Mountain Lions in game two.
  • FMU Softball drops Peach Belt opener to third-ranked UNG
    March 16, 2019
    The Francis Marion University softball team fell to third-ranked University of North Georgia in its first Peach Belt Conference doubleheader by scores of 7-0 and 7-2 on Saturday (March 16) afternoon.
  • Patriot Softball to open Peach Belt play this weekend
    March 15, 2019
    The Francis Marion University softball team will begin Peach Belt Conference play this Saturday and Sunday (March 16-17) as it welcomes third-ranked University of North Georgia and Young Harris College to the FMU Softball Stadium for a pair of doubleheaders.
  • Karacson and Hemingway help Patriot Softball to split
    March 10, 2019
    Freshman left fielder Danielle Karacson drilled a 3-run double and freshman right-handed pitcher Janecia Hemingway pitched a complete game and added an RBI double as Francis Marion University defeated Lenoir-Rhyne University 8-4 on Sunday afternoon (March10) to earn a split of their non-conference softball doubleheader. The Bears won Sunday’s opener 4-1.
  • Doubles carry Patriots to 4-2 win over Catawba
    March 08, 2019
    A trio of run-scoring doubles in the bottom of the fourth inning backed the four-hit pitching of sophomore right-hander Katelyn Ellard as Francis Marion University defeated Catawba College 4-2, Friday evening (March 8) in game one of non-conference softball doubleheader. Game two was cancelled due to rain with FMU holding a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning.
  • Ellard-led Patriots sweep twinbill from Pioneers
    March 03, 2019
    Sophomore right-hander Katelyn Ellard picked up a pair of pitching wins as Francis Marion University swept a non-conference doubleheader from Tusculum University on Sunday afternoon (March 3), winning 4-3 and 6-4.
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