2018 Softball News

  • Andrew Klaus Named Head Coach of Franklin Pierce Softball Program
    July 18, 2018
    RINDGE, N.H. (July 17, 2018) – Franklin Pierce University Director of Athletics Rachel Burleson has announced Andrew Klaus has been named the 12th head coach in the Division II era (since 1989) of the University’s softball program. Klaus will replace Hannah Griffin, who has resigned her position effective Aug. 3.
  • Zemaitis Pitches Her Way to NE10 Yearly Honors
    May 02, 2018
    Franklin Pierce University softball freshman Cyrena Zemaitis (Goshen, Conn.) has been named to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team and was chosen to the NE10 Third Team as an At-Large selection it was announced Wednesday afternoon by the league offices.
  • Softball Takes Two Out of Three In Weekend Series at Merrimack
    April 28, 2018
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team took two out of three games against Northeast-10 Conference opponent Merrimack College this weekend to conclude their 2018 slate at 11-24, 8-17 NE10. Yesterday, the Ravens earned a shutout victory before splitting with the host Warriors today 7-1 and 3-2 on Martone-Mejail Field. Merrimack heads to the conference tournament with a 30-13 overall record and a 17-10 conference mark.
  • Zemaitis Spins Gem as Ravens Earn Shutout Victory
    April 27, 2018
    Franklin Pierce University softball freshman starting pitcher Cyrena Zemaitis (Goshen, Conn.) shutout Northeast-10 Conference opponent Merrimack College 1-0 Friday afternoon on Martone-Mejail Field. With the win, the Ravens topped double-digit victories for the third time in the past five years and collected their seventh conference win while the host Warriors drop to 29-12, 16-9 NE10.
  • Saint Michael’s Downs Franklin Pierce in Home Finale
    April 26, 2018
    The Saint Michael’s College softball program ended the Franklin Pierce University Ravens 2018 home schedule with a 7-3 victory at the Bisaccia Softball Complex Thursday evening. With the win, the Purple Knights charge ahead to 10-22, 7-15 NE10 while the Ravens fell to 9-23, 6-16 NE10.
  • SNHU Surges In Seventh, Narrowly Defeats FPU 2-1 in Pitcher’s Duel
    April 24, 2018
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team held a 1-0 advantage over the no. 1 ranked team in the east region, Southern New Hampshire University, but the Penmen scored twice in the top of the seventh to take the showdown 2-1 Tuesday afternoon at the Bisaccia Softball Complex. With the win, the Penmen improve to 34-10, 17-7 NE10 and the Ravens fall to 9-22, 6-15 NE10.
  • Sixth Inning Rally Not Enough As Assumption Hangs On To Best Ravens
    April 22, 2018
    Trailing 9-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Franklin Pierce University softball team scored four times to pull within two, but the Ravens were held out of the scoring column in the bottom of the seventh as Northeast-10 Conference opponent Assumption College completed the season series sweep with a 9-7 victory Sunday afternoon at the Bisaccia Softball Complex. With the win, the Greyhounds race out to 17-11, 12-6 NE10 and the Crimson and Grey lost their 21st contest overall and 14th in league play.
  • Miscues Costly as Softball Swept in Senior Day Doubleheader by Assumption, 4-1 and 4-2
    April 21, 2018
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 21, 2018) – Of the eight runs allowed by the Franklin Pierce University softball team in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon, only one was earned. Visiting Assumption capitalized on five errors by the Ravens to sweep a Northeast-10 Conference, Northeast Division doubleheader and spoil Senior Day at the Bisaccia Softball Complex. In the first game, Assumption used three runs in the sixth and one in the seventh, all unearned, to erase a 1-0 deficit on the way to a 4-1 win. In the second game, the Greyhounds trailed 2-1, but struck twice in the sixth and once in the seventh to put together a 4-2 victory.
  • Zemaitis Fans Six, Hinckley Drives in Three, as Softball Betters Stonehill, 5-3
    April 20, 2018
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 20, 2018) – A two-run homer by freshman third baseman Gina Hinckley (Lancaster, Mass.) in the second inning got the Franklin Pierce University softball team off to a strong start on Thursday afternoon. Senior first baseman Aubrey Bianco (Marlboro, N.Y.) later provided a key two-run double in the fifth and freshman right-hander Cyrena Zemaitis (Goshen, Conn.) struck out six over 6.2 scoreless innings, as the Ravens chalked up a 5-3 win over Stonehill in Northeast-10 Conference, Northeast Division play at the Bisaccia Softball Complex.
  • Cortese Carries Ravens to Split at Southern New Hampshire
    April 18, 2018
    The Franklin Pierce University softball program led by senior right fielder Jaclyn Cortese (Upton, Mass.) split their two games against Northeast-10 Conference opponent Southern New Hampshire University as they defeated the Penmen 8-0 in game one before falling 7-2 in the nightcap. With the 1-1 effort, the Crimson and Grey move to 8-18, 5-11 NE10 while the hosts climb to 29-9, 12-6 NE10.
  • Ravens Split Softball Home Opener Against Stonehill
    April 14, 2018
    Franklin Pierce University softball freshman Cyrena Zemaitis (Goshen, Conn.) pitched a complete game shutout during game one of a doubleheader with Northeast-10 Conference opponent Stonehill College Saturday afternoon at the Bisaccia Softball Complex. The split gives the Ravens their seventh win overall and fourth in league play while the Skyhawks drop to 7-20, 6-11 NE10.
  • Softball Shutdown By Saint Michael’s College
    April 10, 2018
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team continued their long road swing as they were done in by Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saint Michael’s College 3-0 and 3-2 during a Tuesday afternoon doubleheader at Doc Jacobs Field. The losses were the Ravens 16th overall and ninth in league play while the Purple Knights won their sixth overall duel and third conference showdown.
  • Media Monday: Sorenson on Softball's Recent Success
    April 09, 2018
    Ravens softball has hit its stride recently, winning three out of four over the weekend on a trip to the southern reaches of Connecticut. On Media Monday, senior Cassidy Sorenson sat down with our Tyler Aragao to discuss the recent success, the turnaround from last year, and... her ear-touching habit.
  • Ravens Walk-Off In Eighth Inning, Split Series Versus New Haven
    April 08, 2018
    Trailing by one in the home half of the seventh inning of game one, the Franklin Pierce University softball team earned a walk-off victory a frame later in the eighth as the Ravens split the season series against Northeast-10 Conference opponent the University of New Haven Sunday afternoon at the UNH Softball Field. With the split, the Crimson and Grey move to 6-14, 3-7 NE10 while the Chargers gallop to 13-16, 6-8 NE10.
  • Softball Wins Twice at Southern Connecticut State Saturday
    April 07, 2018
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team swept their second doubleheader of the season and the first against a Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saturday as they dispatched Southern Connecticut State University 4-1 and 9-4. With the wins, the Ravens improve to 5-13, 2-6 NE10 while the Owls drop to 5-15, 0-5 NE10. The Ravens two conference victories bested their 2017 total of one.
  • Bentley Takes Season Series With Single Game 7-4 Win Versus Franklin Pierce
    April 03, 2018
    Franklin Pierce University softball freshman shortstop Ashley Rosario (Queensbury, N.Y.) plated three runs as the Crimson and Grey fell 7-4 to Northeast-10 Conference foe Bentley University Tuesday afternoon. The victory improves the Falcons record to 8-15, 5-5 NE10 while the Ravens suffered 13th setback overall and remain winless in league play.
  • Falcons Narrowly Squeak Past Ravens in Doubleheader Friday
    March 30, 2018
    Franklin Pierce University softball senior centerfielder Cassidy Sorenson (Billerica, Mass.) combined to go 4-for-7 (.571) at the dish, but the Ravens fell to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Bentley University 5-4 and 3-1 Friday evening. The wins send the host Falcons to 5-14 overall, 3-5 NE10 while the Ravens slide lost their 12th contest overall and remain winless in league play.
  • Hawks Complete Season Sweep of Ravens With Run Rule Victory
    March 29, 2018
    Playing as the designated home team, the Franklin Pierce University softball team was upended by Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saint Anselm College 9-1 in five innings Thursday afternoon on the South Athletic Field. With the victory, the Hawks improve to 18-7-1, 5-1-1 NE10 while the Ravens fall to 3-10, 0-3 NE10.
  • Raven Softball Series Against Saint Anselm Rescheduled Dates Announced
    March 28, 2018
    The Franklin Pierce University softball contests originally postponed last week against Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saint Anselm College have been rescheduled.
  • Bianco Homers as Hawks Sweep Ravens in NE10 Opener
    March 28, 2018
    The Franklin Pierce University softball program started Northeast-10 Conference competition Wednesday with a doubleheader at Saint Anselm College. The Hawks ended up sweeping the Crimson and Grey by 3-2 and 6-2 scores on the South Athletic Field. With the wins, the hosts soar to 17-7-1, 4-1 NE10 while the Ravens fell in their first two conference contests.
  • (UPDATE: 3 p.m. Thursday) Schedule Changes: Weeks of March 19 and March 26
    March 22, 2018
    Continued wintry weather throughout the Northeast is expected to continue to impact the schedules of our teams throughout the week. All schedule changes will be listed here as they are made available. Any games not explicitly mentioned remain as scheduled.
  • Bianco Tabbed as NE10 Player of the Week
    March 20, 2018
    Franklin Pierce University softball senior third basemen Aubrey Bianco (Marlboro, N.Y.) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week it was announced Tuesday afternoon by the league offices.
  • Ravens Rake, Sweep Bears Saturday
    March 17, 2018
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team didn’t need the luck of the Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day as they dominated the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) 6-3 and 13-9 Saturday afternoon earning the programs first doubleheader sweep since the 2016 season. With the victory, the Ravens improve their mark to 3-7 overall while the Bears stumble to 2-8.
  • Eastlick Collects NE10 Rookie of the Week Award
    March 12, 2018
    Franklin Pierce University softball freshman first basemen Bre Eastlick (Rocklin, Calif.) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week Monday afternoon by the league offices.
  • Ravens Snag First Win, Split Doubleheader Against STAC
    March 06, 2018
    Just days before a nasty winter storm is supposed to bear down on Rindge, the Franklin Pierce University softball team hit the road for a non-conference doubleheader with Saint Thomas Aquinas College Tuesday and split the afternoon series with the Spartans. The Ravens took the opening game by an 8-1 margin before falling 7-1 to the hosts in the second contest.
  • Softball Goes Toe to Toe With #9 Dixie State University Sunday in Arizona
    February 18, 2018
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team ended their trip to the Cactus Classic on Sunday with a tripleheader. The Ravens drew losses in all three games but went a full seven innings in a 2-1 loss to no. 9 nationally-ranked Dixie State University in their first game of the day.
  • Softball Starts 2018 Season in Arizona
    February 17, 2018
    The Franklin Pierce University softball program began their 2018 season on the road in Tuscon, Ariz. to take part in the Cactus Classic at the Abraham Lincoln Regional Park Saturday. The tournament was supposed to start on Thursday, but a rare rainstorm flooded the field and washed out the games Thursday before postponing contests Friday.