2011-12 Softball News

October 26, 2012
Softball Team Ranked Among Nation's Best Academically
The AU softball team finished 11th in the country in team grade point average for the 2011-12 season.

June 20, 2012
Gulas To Be Honored By Racers
AU head softball coach Sheilah Gulas will be recognized this Saturday prior to the Akron Racers game vs. the Chicago Bandits.

June 1, 2012
Three Eagles To Play Against Racers
Three members of the 2012 AU softball team will take the field against the Akron Racers on Monday, June 4.

May 23, 2012
Knerem Named To Academic All-America Team
AU senior Emlyn Knerem has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team.

May 16, 2012
Knerem Named To NFCA Third Team
AU softball player Emlyn Knerem has been named to the NFCA All-America Third Team. The pitcher went 29-7 this season.

May 14, 2012
Kelley, Knerem Earn Spots on NFCA All-Region Team
The awards keep coming in for AU softball players Emlyn Knerem and Alyssa Kelley. Both are NFCA all-region selections.

May 8, 2012
Knerem Named First Team All-Region
AU senior pitcher Emlyn Knerem has been named to the Daktronics All-Midwest Region First Team.

May 7, 2012
Knerem, Gironda Named To First Team All-District Academic Team
Two AU softball players - pitcher Emlyn Knerem and first baseman Franki Gironda - will be on the Academic All-America ballot.

May 6, 2012
Steady Pumas End AU's Season at Regionals
The Saint Joseph's Pumas ended the season for the AU softball team Sunday (May 6) with a 5-1 win. AU ends the year 42-17.

May 5, 2012
Eagles Wear Down Lakers, 3-0, Stay Alive In Tournament
The AU softball team shut out Grand Valley State, 3-0 Saturday (May 5) to stay alive in the NCAA II Midwest Regional Tournament.

May 5, 2012
Pumas Quiet AU Bats, Win Regional Game, 1-0
The AU softball team suffered its first loss at the NCAA regional tournament Saturday (May 5), falling 1-0 to Saint Joseph's.

May 4, 2012
Knerem Scorches Knights, Eagles Win, 2-1
Emlyn Knerem had 17 strikeouts and allowed one hit as AU downed Bellarmine, 2-1 in the first round of the NCAA softball playoffs.

May 2, 2012
Ashland University Softball - The NCAA Sub-Regional Report
The AU softball team opens NCAA postseason playo on Friday (May 4) against Bellarmine at Grand Valley State.

April 30, 2012
Eagles To Meet Bellarmine In First Round Of Softball Playoffs
The AU softball team will play Bellarmine on Friday (May 4) at Grand Valley State in the first round of the NCAA playoffs.

April 27, 2012
Softball Loses To Wayne State, 6-5
The AU softball team made a valiant comeback, but lost to Wayne State, 6-5 in the second round of the GLIAC Tournament.

April 27, 2012
Northwood Knocks Eagles Out Of GLIAC Tournament
The AU softball team saw its dream of a GLIAC Tournament title end on Friday (Apr. 27) with a 4-3 loss to Northwood.

April 27, 2012
Kelley and Knerem Earn GLIAC Awards
Third baseman Alyssa Kelley and pitcher Emlyn Knerem received two of the GLIAC's top awards Friday (Apr. 27).

April 27, 2012
Eagles Blast Hillsdale in Tourney Opener
The AU softball team opened GLIAC Tournament play Friday (Apr. 27) at Findlay with an 11-0 victory over Hillsdale.

April 24, 2012
Eagles Wrap Up Division Crown, Second Seed at Wayne State
Ashland split a doubleheader at Wayne State on Tuesday (Apr. 24) and will enter the GLIAC Tournament as the second seed.

April 20, 2012
Eagles Make It A Clean Sweep Against Tiffin
The AU softball team ran its winning streak to six games on Friday (Apr. 20) with a sweep of Tiffin.

April 18, 2012
It's All Ashland In Sweep of Lake Erie
The AU softball team enjoyed one of its most productive days offensively in school history on Wednesday in a sweep of Lake Erie.

April 15, 2012
Softball Team Ends Road Trip With Sweep At Ferris State
Two wins at Ferris State on Sunday (Apr. 15) pushed the softball team's record to 34-12, 18-8 in the GLIAC.

April 14, 2012
It's A Split Decision Between Eagles and Lakers
Ashalnd and Grand Valley State, two of the top softball teams in the GLIAC and the region, divided a doubleheader on Saturday (Apr. 14).

April 13, 2012
Knerem Reaches Milestone as Eagles Split At Hillsdale
AU's Emlyn Knerem got the 1,000th strikeout of her career and a win Friday (Apr. 13) as the Eagles split a twinbill with Hillsdale.

April 10, 2012
Hot-Hitting Warriors Take Two From Eagles
The AU softball team ran into a hard-hitting Wayne State team on Tuesday (Apr. 10) and dropped a doubleheader in Detroit.

April 7, 2012
Stucin's First Homer Helps Eagles Sweep ODU
Junior Kaely Stucin hit the first homer of her college career as the Eagles took two games from Ohio Dominican on Saturday (Apr. 7).

April 5, 2012
Eagles Drop Doubleheader to Ohio Dominican
The AU softball team suffered a couple close losses to the Panthers on Thursday afternoon at Brookside Park.

April 4, 2012
Eagles Walk Off to Finish Twinbill Sweep at Lake Erie
Jerrica Young tied the game and Tawna Garver won it with two-run home runs in the bottom of the seventh in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader at Lake Erie.

April 1, 2012
Eagles End Weekend With Split At Findlay
The AU softball team divided a doubleheader with Findlay Sunday (Apr. 1). The Eagles are 26-6, 11-2 in the GLIAC.

March 31, 2012
Seidler Leads Eagles To Sweep At Findlay
Sophomore second baseman Cayla Seidler had two big games from the leadoff spot Saturday (Mar. 31) as AU swept Findlay.

March 28, 2012
It's Great Late for Eagles Against Tiffin
The AU softball team received some clutch play in the late innings Wednesday (Mar. 28) in a doubleheader sweep against Tiffin.

March 27, 2012
Kelley Named GLIAC Player of the Week
Hot-hitting Alyssa Kelley is this week's GLIAC player of the week. Kelley hit .593 in eight games last week.

March 25, 2012
Sweep of Lake State Ends Busy Weekend for Eagles
The AU softball team ended the first weekend of GLIAC play with a 5-1 mark. AU swept Lake Superior State on Sunday (Mar. 25).

March 24, 2012
AU's Contribution Lists Grows in Sweep of Saginaw Valley
The softball team improved to 3-1 in GLIAC play Saturday (Mar. 24) thanks to a pair of wins over Saginaw Valley at Brookside Park.

March 23, 2012
Softball Opens Conference Slate With Split Against Timberwolves
The AU softball team opened GLIAC play Friday (Mar. 23) by splitting a doubleheader with Northwood.

March 20, 2012
McDermott, Timely Hitting, Sends AU Past Walsh
The AU softball team ran its record to 16-4 on Tuesday (Mar. 20) by sweeping a doubleheader from Walsh at Brookside Park.

March 15, 2012
Eagles Get Into the Swing of Things Against Urbana
The AU softball team swept Urbana on Thursday (Mar. 15), 9-0 and 9-1.

March 13, 2012
Knerem Named GLIAC and NFCA Pitcher of the Week
AU pitcher Emlyn Knerem is this week's GLIAC and NFCA pitcher of the week. The softball team is off to a 12-4 start.

March 6, 2012
Knerem's Two-Hitter Lifts AU to 2-0 Win
Emlyn Knerem struck out nine batters and Carly West and Taylor Menhart each drove in a run in a 2-0 win over Southwest Minnesota State Tuesday morning.

February 26, 2012
Softball Team Sweeps NKU
The AU softball team went 3-1 on the opening weekend of the season. Sunday (Feb. 26), AU won twice at Northern Kentucky.

February 25, 2012
Softball Team Opens With Split At Bellarmine
Franki Gironda drove in four runs to help the AU softball team split a twinbill at Bellarmine on Saturay (Feb. 25).

February 21, 2012
Eagles Have Designs On Another Postseason Run
The AU softball team opens the season this weekend in Kentucky. The Eagles should contend for a fourth straight NCAA bid.

February 2, 2012
Softball Picked Second in South Division in GLIAC Preseason Poll
According to the conference coaches, Ashland and Tiffin should battle for the GLIAC South Division softball championship.