Category: Softball Alumni

News · Weidler (’15) Earns 2nd Team All-Region


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LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Elisabeth Schaffer (Benton, Pa.) and Lauren Weidler (Lansdale, Pa.) of the Eastern Nazarene College softball team have been tabbed to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region second team, announced the organization Wednesday.

Schaffer was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year and was selected to the All-CCC first team this spring.

She pitched 155 innings and tossed 19 complete games this season. Schaffer compiled a 17-6 record and racked up 232 strikeouts to go with a 0.95 earned-run average.

Weidler earned All-CCC second team honors for the second year in a row this spring. She ranked second on the team with 36 RBIs and six home runs. Weidler saw action in all 40 games and collected 43 hits while scoring 27 runs.

Weidler finished the season with a .371 batting average, .471 on-base percentage, and .621 slugging percentage.

The Lions posted a 28-12 overall record in 2018 with a 13-5 mark in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. Eastern Nazarene grabbed the No. 2 seed in the CCC Tournament and came one game shy of reaching the CCC Tournament finals.

News · Weidler (’15) Named Player of the Week


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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- Junior Lauren Weidler (Lansdale, Pa.) of the Eastern Nazarene College softball team garnered her second Commonwealth Coast Conference Player of the Week accolade of the season, announced the league office Monday.

Weidler posted 14 hits, 15 RBIs, and eight runs scored to lead the Lions to a 7-3 record on the week. She also pitched 21.1 innings and notched 16 strikeouts.

The junior recorded one base knock, one run scored, and a pair of walks in Eastern Nazarene’s sweep at Nichols.

She racked up five hits, six RBIs, and four runs as the Lions cruised to two non-conference wins over Lasell.

Weidler chipped in with two base hits, four RBIs, and a pair of runs scored as Eastern Nazarene bested Gordon twice.

In a doubleheader at Salve Regina, Weidler finished with three hits, three RBIs, and one run.

She registered three base knocks, two RBIs, and three walks as the Lions split a conference twinbill at Endicott.

Weidler paces the CCC along with teammate Lauren Clements (Garrison, Texas) with five home runs on the season while also leading the league with a .747 slugging-percentage and 16 walks. She ranks second in the conference with 28 RBIs and a .527 on-base percentage. Her .427 batting average is the fourth-highest in the league this spring.

Eastern Nazarene sports an 18-8 overall record with a 9-3 mark in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. The Lions are slated to visit Brandeis April 17 before resuming league play against Western New England at home April 18.

Varsity Softball · Weidler (’15) Lead Offense for Eastern Nazarene Home Opener


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QUINCY, Mass.- Behind a no-hitter by Elisabeth Schaffer (Benton, Pa.) and a five-hit effort by Lauren Weidler (Lansdale, Pa.), the Eastern Nazarene College softball team notched a pair of wins over Lasell Tuesday afternoon at Mitchell/McCoy Field in the first home games of the 2018 campaign.

The Lions prevailed 7-1 and 9-0 to improve to 15-5 on the season. The Lasers fall to 4-12 overall with the results.

Weidler paced the offense with five base knocks, six RBIs, and four runs scored on the day. Dominique Santos (Lancaster, Calif.) registered four hits, one RBI, and two runs. Kayleen Garrick(Sparks, Nev.) posted three hits and three runs scored. Schaffer chipped in with three base hits, two RBIs, and one run. Rebecca Hayner (Halfmoon, N.Y.) finished with three hits, three runs, and one RBI. Lauren Clements (Garrison, Texas)Viviana Coix (Warrenville, Ill.), and Haley Viscovich(Modesto, Calif.) all recorded three hits on the afternoon.

The home team rolled to a 7-1 victory behind a no-hitter by Schaffer in the pitcher’s circle.

Eastern Nazarene plated one run in the bottom of the first inning to grab a 1-0 edge. Schaffer scorched a single up the middle to drive in Weidler from third.

The Lions chalked up a pair of runs in the second to widen the gap to 3-0. Weidler roped a double down the left field line to score Coix all the way from first base. Weidler scurried home as Clements reached on an outfield error.

The hosts added a run in the fourth to stretch the margin to 4-0. Weidler laced a single to center to collect her second RBI of the game as Hayner crossed the dish.

Eastern Nazarene produced three runs in the fifth to push its advantage to 7-0. Schaffer launched her first home run of the season to leadoff the frame. Garrick sliced a base knock to right field to drive in Hayner and Viscovich.

Lasell got on the board in the top of the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 7-1. Nicole Arcese scored as Alexis Truesdale reached on a fielder’s choice.

Schaffer finished with 11 strikeouts on the day while allowing just two walks in her eighth start.

In game two, Eastern Nazarene racked up 16 hits to cruise to a 9-0 victory.

The Lions seized an early 1-0 advantage with a run in the first frame. Clements raked a single down the left field line to knock in Santos.

The home side doubled its lead to 2-0 with one run in the second. Hayner picked up her second RBI of the year with a groundout that scored Viscovich from third.

Eastern Nazarene added a run in the third to widen the margin to 3-0. Coix smacked a double to left-center to plate Kori Bow (Shaftsbury, Vt.).

The Lions generated three runs in the fourth inning to extend their lead to 6-0. Weidler hammered a single to centerfield to drive in Jenessa Huerta (El Monte, Calif.) and Santos. Bow roped a double to the gap in left-center to knock in Weidler.

The hosts tallied a run in the fifth to push their advantage to 7-0. Santos landed an RBI single in center to plate Hayner with two outs.

Eastern Nazarene scored twice in the sixth to secure the 9-0 win. After Garrick led off the frame with a base knock, Weidler belted her team-leading fifth home run of the season to give the Lions a walk-off victory.

Heidi Gomez (Floral Park, N.Y.) hurled her third complete game of the spring and fanned five batters.

Up next, Eastern Nazarene returns to the diamond to host Gordon in a key conference twinbill.

News · Ryan (’10) and Holly (’12) Seiz Reflect On Their Journey To Liberty University


Christopher Dock Alumni Ryan (’10) and Holly (’12) Seiz reflect on their journey to Liberty University

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News · Aly Shilling (’12) – Crusaders Win One, Drop One on Day Two


Clermont, Florida (Mar. 8, 2016) – Alvernia University (2-2) posted a 1-1 performance in its second day of the Spring Games Tournament,  defeating Worcester Polytechnic Institute 5-4 before dropping game two 10-4 to Cornell College.

In the opener, Alvernia started with a run in the top of the first. With one out, Morgan Psiuksingled through the left side. Psiuk wasn’t on the base paths for long, crossing the plate three pitches later on a double to center field by Aly Shilling.

WPI answered in the bottom of the second, taking a 2-1 advantage on a single, triple, and sacrifice fly.

The Engineers did not hold the lead for long as the Crusaders responded right back in the top of the third. Shilling kept her hot bat, singling to left, and Mckenzie Miessau joined her on the base paths on a fielder’s choice. After the duo advanced to second and third on a wild pitch, Taylor Thomas cranked a double to left plate the pair and reclaim a 3-2 lead.

Taylor Malinish quickly picked up an RBI of her own, bringing around Thomas on a single down the left field line. Malinish then scored the Crusaders fifth and final run of the game on freshmanEmily Carmella‘s second career hit, a double to left field.

WPI chipped away at the lead in the bottom of the seventh notching two runs with just one out. Fifth year senior Brittanie Wolfe worked out of the jam, forcing a pop up and a ground ball to seal the 5-4 win.

In the nightcap, Cornell College put together seven runs in two innings en route to a 10-4 victory over the Crusaders.

Alvernia notched its first run in the bottom of the first as Psiuk reached and advanced to second on a fielding error by the Rams first baseman. Bernadette Carey then pushed Psiuk over to third, allowing her to score on a throwing error by Cornell’s Kendra Christensen.

The Crusaders held the 1-0 margin until Cornell pulled ahead 3-1 in the top of the third. The Rams continued to build on their lead in the fourth, going up 7-1.

Alvernia closed the gap in the bottom of the fourth, plating two runs. Shilling jump started the offense with a leadoff single as Miessau kept things going with a triple to right center to bring around Shilling. Carmella found the same gap two batters later, crossing Miessau to shorten the deficit 7-3.

Cornell stayed aggressive at the plate, collecting three more runs over the fifth and the sixth to take the 10-3 lead.

The Crusaders pushed across a final run in the bottom of the seventh. Carmella and Brianna DePriest opened with back-to-back walks, and freshman Samantha Conte singled to left to load the bases. Carmella collected Alvernia’s fourth run on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Psiuk, but the Rams would not surrender any additional runs.

Taylor Fouracre and Brittany Brown split the game on the mound for Alvernia as Fouracre chucked four innings while Brown threw three.

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News · Sarah Ryder (’14)-Wild Rally Earns Scots Second Win in Florida


Sarah Ryder’s five-RBI effort was the most in a game since Meenan had five in a win against Wentworth on April 4, 2014.

CLERMONT, Fla.—Gordon Softball used an improbable comeback to earn a split of their two games in Florida on Thursday morning. The Fighting Scots fell 7-3 to Thiel College in the first game before mounting a historic rally in an 18-16 victory over Susquehanna. Gordon moves to 2-4 on the season entering their final two games in the Orlando area.

Game Two: Gordon 18 – 16 Susquehanna

Gordon looked good early with two runs in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Sarah Ryder (Telford, Pa.) to left field….

The comeback became more of a reality in the fifth inning when Kline and Ryder led off the frame with back-to-back solo shots to center. Gordon tacked on another run at the end of the inning on another Crusaders’ error to cut the gap to one score…

Ryder’s fifth RBI of the game came in the bottom of the sixth inning, allowing Meenan to tie the game from second base. Alyssa Unumb (Bedford, Mass.) delivered the knockout punch with a two-RBI double to the gap in right field to score Ryder and Carleigh Petersen (North Hills, Calif.), making her softball debut…

Kline shut down the Crusaders in the top of the seventh with a 1-2-3 inning and closed out Gordon’s second victory of the season.

Quick Notes:

  • Ryder’s five-RBI effort was the most in a game since Meenan had five in a win against Wentworth on April 4, 2014.
  • The Susquehanna game marks the largest comeback in the history of the program.

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News · Lauren Weidler (’15) – Eastern Nazarene College Softball


NAPLES, Fla.- The Eastern Nazarene College softball team squared off against a pair of Bay State opponents Wednesday in Naples, Florida. The Lions narrowly fell to Clark 2-0 and posted a commanding 8-0 win over Wheelock to halt a five-game skid.

Eastern Nazarene moves to 3-5 on the spring with the results. The Cougars improved to 5-5 overall and the Wildcats plunge to 0-2 on the year.

Lauren Weidler (Lansdale, Pa.) collected three RBIs, two base hits and scored one run to lead the Lions. Viviana Coix (Warrenville, Ill.) notched three base knocks, scored twice on the day and stole a base. Heidi Gomez (Floral Park, N.Y.) finished with a hit, one run scored and one RBI…

The Lions sprung for two runs in the bottom of the first frame to grab a 2-0 lead. Kaitlyn Jimenez (Meriden, Conn.) dashed home on a throwing error as Coix stole second before Weidler grounded out to drive in Coix…

Eastern Nazarene chalked up six runs in the home half of the fifth inning to seal the win. Weidler roped a double down the left field line to plate Coix and Lauren Clements (Garrison, Texas). Heidi Gomez followed with a single up the middle to score Weidler from second base. Tylan Onorato (Wiscassett, Maine) drew a bases-loaded walk as Heidi Gomez trotted home.Meghan Stanley (Bedford, Mass.) and Kelly Couite (West Bridgewater, Mass.) both crossed the dish on wild pitches to cap off the game…

Weidler threw a one-hit shutout in her fourth start of the season and struck out seven batters. The rookie carried a perfect game into the fifth before allowing a two-out single

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