2012 Softball headlines
May 14, 2012
Pitts and Javier named All-West Region after career-best seasons
Both senior C Michelle Pitts and junior IF Kyla Javier had career-years for the Chapman University softball team in 2012, and both were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-West Region teams which were announced on Monday. Both players are first-time selections as Pitts was selected to the second team while Javier earned third team.
April 22, 2012
Seniors lead the way as Chapman sweeps La Sierra in season finale
Each of the eight seniors on the Chapman University softball team earned hits in Sunday’s doubleheader against La Sierra University at El Camino Real Park as the team won both games 8-0 to end their season with a 22-13 record.
April 20, 2012
Split with Whittier gives Chapman its 20th win
The Chapman University softball team earned a doubleheader split with Whittier College on Friday afternoon at El Camino Real Park, defeating the Poets 4-3 in Game 1 before falling in the second game 5-1. The win gave the Panthers their first 20-win season since 2008 with just two games remaining.
April 18, 2012
Both teams earn come-from-behind wins as Chapman splits with Vanguard
Freshman RHP Cassie Oregel threw a complete-game and senior utility C.C. Daly had two RBI as the Chapman University softball team earned a split with Vanguard University on Tuesday afternoon at El Camino Real Park. Chapman won the first game 3-2 behind the play of Oregel, Daly, and senior C Michelle Pitts, but lost 4-2 in eight innings in the second game.
April 13, 2012
Weather alters Chapman sports schedule on Friday
Friday's Southern California rainstorm has caused the postponement and cancellation of several events for Chapman University sports teams; most notably, the rematch of last year's West Region baseball championship between the Panthers and Linfield College (Ore.).
March 29, 2012
Pioneers sneak up and earn a split from Chapman
One-win Lewis & Clark College (Ore.) came to Orange and shocked the Chapman University softball team by earning a doubleheader split with the Panthers at El Camino Real Park on Thursday afternoon.
March 27, 2012
Tuesday softball games canceled
The Chapman University softball team's Tuesday afternoon doubleheader at El Camino Real Park has been canceled due to wet field conditions from last weekend's rain.
March 24, 2012
Bats wake up as Chapman beats La Verne
A day after being shut out by top-ranked Linfield in two games, the Chapman University softball team's offense rebounded to defeat the University of La Verne in 12-3.
March 23, 2012
Top-ranked Linfield halts Chapman's win streaks
The No. 1 softball team in Division III came to Orange on Friday and put an end to a pair of winning streaks the Panthers had going. Top-ranked Linfield College (Ore.) handed the Chapman University softball team a pair of shutout losses 7-0 and 8-0 at El Camino Real Park to snap the Panthers’ seven game winning streak, as well as their six-game home winning streak.
March 17, 2012
Sunday's softball doubleheader vs. Whittier postponed
Sunday's home softball doubleheader between Chapman University and Whittier College has been postponed by rain. Check back for any changes in the schedule.
March 15, 2012
Bats stay hot as Chapman takes two from Webster
The Chapman University softball team continued its winning streak, making it seven in a row, after defeating Webster (Mo.) University in both games of its doubleheader on Thursday night at El Camino Real Park. The Panthers won 10-3 in Game 1 and 11-3 in Game 2.
March 14, 2012
Pitching staff holds Puget Sound scoreless for doubleheader sweep
The Chapman University softball team shut out the University of Puget Sound in its doubleheader winning 7-0 and 13-0 at El Camino Real Park on Tuesday night. The Panthers have won their last five games which is their longest streak this season, and have won 10 of their last 12 overall.
March 5, 2012
Softball goes 5-1 at Tucson Invitational over the weekend
The Chapman University softball team went 5-1 over the weekend at the Tucson Softball Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., its lone loss coming to St. John Fisher (N.Y.) 7-4 on Saturday. The Panthers have now won eight of their last 10 games overall and have more wins in the first month of the 2012 season (11) than they had the entire 2011 season (9).
February 19, 2012
Lloyd surpasses 500-wins milestone with sweep of La Sierra
Head coach Janet Lloyd surpassed the 500-career wins mark on Saturday as the Chapman University softball team came away with a pair of dominant victories over La Sierra University at El Camino Real Park. Chapman hit four homers in the doubleheader as they won the first game 12-3 and followed that up with a 9-0 shutout.
February 18, 2012
No. 18 Claremont takes two from Chapman
The Chapman University softball team dropped a pair of games to No. 18 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Friday afternoon at El Camino Real Park, leaving head coach Janet Lloyd one win shy of 500 for her career. Claremont ran away with the first game 9-0 but had to come from behind in the second as they squeaked out a 2-1 win over Chapman.
February 12, 2012
Long day at work: softball earns split with Pacific
The Chapman University softball team earned a split with Pacific University on Sunday afternoon at El Camino Real Park as they lost 8-7 in a 3 ½ hour, nine inning game to start the day, and then rebounded with an 8-4 win in the second match-up which lasted nearly 2 ½ hours.
February 11, 2012
Dominant pitching leads Chapman to season-opening sweep over George Fox
Big fifth innings in each of its two games and dominant pitching performances propelled the Chapman University softball team to a season-opening, double-header sweep over George Fox University on Friday night at El Camino Real Park.
February 9, 2012
2012 Softball Season Preview
With just one every-day player gone from 2011 and 16 returners this year, the Chapman University softball team has its sights set on restoring the program’s winning tradition. Prior to 2008, Chapman had 20 winning seasons in 21 years from 1998-2008, including a Division III national championship in 1995.