2017 Softball News

  • Falcons Ranked No. 18 in Final NFCA Poll
    June 08, 2017
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Thanks to a record-breaking season, the Pfeiffer softball team ended the 2017 campaign ranked No. 18 in the nation in the final National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll. The Falcons broke program records for most wins in a season (46) and highest winning percentage (.852) under second year head coach Monte Sherrill.
  • Crowder Named Conference Carolinas Softball Scholar Athlete of the Year
    June 01, 2017
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas is proud to announce the Spring Scholar Athletes of the Year, as voted on by the student-athlete affairs committee. This prestigious award is presented annually to a student-athlete in each sport for recognition of their outstanding performance on the field and in the classroom.
  • Poole and Pennell Named D2CCA Second Team All-Region
    May 16, 2017
    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - A pair of Pfeiffer Falcons were named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Softball All-Southeast Region team on Monday afternoon. Freshman third basemen Makenzie Pennell and senior pitcher Sydney Poole earned Second Team All-Region honors.
  • Falcons Done in By Long Ball as Record Season Comes to a Close
    May 14, 2017
    SAVANNAH, GA - For the second straight season, the Pfeiffer softball team (46-8) saw its season come to an end at the hands of Armstrong St. in the Southeast Regional final. The Pirates (34-12) hit seven home runs in their doubleheader sweep to advance to next week’s Super Regional against North Georgia.
  • Saturday's Southeast Regional Postponed
    May 13, 2017
    Due to inclement weather, Saturday's Southeast Regional Championship games between the Pfeiffer Falcons and the Armstrong State Pirates have been postponed until 12 noon on Sunday afternoon.
  • Falcons Top Young Harris 2-1, Advance to Regional Finals
    May 12, 2017
    SAVANNAH, G.A. – Caitlin Christian was dominant in a complete game performance and left fielder Stephanie Fortner came up with the clutch go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning as the No. 7-seeded Pfeiffer softball team (46-6) beat No. 6 seed Young Harris, 2-1, in the NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals for its second upset win in as many days.
  • Millsaps' Hot Bat Leads Falcons to Win in NCAA Tournament Opener
    May 11, 2017
    SAVANNAH, GA - For the second straight season, the Pfeiffer softball team (45-6) defeated a higher-seeded opponent in its NCAA Tournament opener as the Falcons outlasted No. 2 seed Carson-Newman (43-12) by a score of 7-4 in nine innings on Thursday afternoon. Kiana Millsaps had four runs batted in, including the game-winning hit in the ninth inning as Pfeiffer ended a 21-game head-to-head losing streak against the Eagles.
  • PREVIEW: Pfeiffer and Carson-Newman Battle in Southeast Regional Opener
    May 10, 2017
    For the third time in program history and second consecutive year, the Pfeiffer softball team will compete in the NCAA Tournament. In its opener, the Falcons take on South Atlantic Conference opponent Carson-Newman at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the campus of Armstrong St.
  • Falcons Advance to Second Straight NCAA Tournament; Take on Carson-Newman in Opener
    May 08, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. - For the second straight season, the Pfeiffer softball team has qualified for the NCAA Division II Softball Tournament starting on Thursday, March 11. This year, the Falcons earned an at-large bid and are the No. 7 seed in the Southeast Region.
  • Softball Finds Out NCAA Tournament Fate Tomorrow at 10 a.m.
    May 07, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer softball team will find out its postseason fate on Monday, May 8 as NCAA Division II announces its 2017 softball bracket at 10 a.m. The brackets will be unveiled here: http://www.ncaa.com/live/player?vid=2017/3050&date=2017/05/08
  • Falcons Ranked No. 8 in NFCA National Poll
    May 03, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. - In the latest NFCA poll, the Pfeiffer softball team slipped two spots to No. 8 in the national rankings. Pfeiffer currently sits 44-6 on the season and has set the program record for most wins and highest winning percentage.
  • Pfeiffer Falls Short in Quest to Repeat; Await Postseason Fate on May 8
    April 30, 2017
    BURLINGTON, N.C. - The Pfeiffer softball team’s quest for a second straight Conference Carolinas Tournament championship fell short as the Falcons (44-6) fell to North Greenville (35-17) in the tournament final. Amanda Coffrin pitched NGU to their first ever Conference Tournament Title with a complete game shutout in the Crusaders 4-0 victory.
  • Pair of Walk Off Wins in Extra Innings Send Falcons on to Championship Game
    April 29, 2017
    BURLINGTON, N.C. - A pair of extra inning walk offs kept the Pfeiffer softball teams’ hopes alive for a second straight Conference Carolinas Tournament title on a hot Saturday afternoon. The Falcons outlasted Lees-McRae 2-1 in 10 innings to start the day and then topped Limestone 5-4 in nine innings. Needing a third straight win on a 90 degree day, Pfeiffer beat Erskine 7-2 in the night cap and move on to tomorrow’s championship round to play North Greenville.
  • Pfeiffer Splits Games in Day One of Conference Carolinas Tournament
    April 28, 2017
    BURLINGTON, N.C. – The No. 1-seeded Pfeiffer University softball team (41-5) split the opening day of the Conference Carolinas tournament on Friday, beating No. 8 seed Lees-McRae, 8-3 in game one but then falling to No. 5 seed Erskine in a 3-0 upset in game two.
  • Pfeiffer Softball Falls in Regional and National Rankings
    April 27, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer softball team fell in both the national and regional rankings this week despite going 4-0 last week and clinching their first Conference Carolinas regular season title since 2000.
  • Falcons Place Six on All-Conference Team; Pennell Named Freshman of the Year and Sherrill Earns Coach of the Year
    April 27, 2017
    BURLINGTON, N.C. - Conference Carolinas announced its 2017 award winners at this evening’s banquet to kick off Championship weekend. Makenzie Pennell was named the league’s freshman of the year and Monte Sherrill earned coach of the year honors. Additionally, Pfeiffer placed six players on the all-conference team.
  • Walker Named Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week
    April 25, 2017
    Pfeiffer University's Chandler Walker was named the Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week for games played Apr. 17-23, the Conference announced today.
  • Baseball and Softball Produce 16 Academic All-Conference Players
    April 24, 2017
    High Point, N.C. – Conference Carolinas is proud to announce the 2017 Baseball & Softball Academic All-Conference award winners. Each sport’s Academic All-Conference Team exemplifies the conference’s commitment to “Academics & Athletics Working Together.” Pfeiffer placed 16 players on the Academic All-Conference list.
  • Falcons Clinch First Regular Season Championship Since 2000
    April 22, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Thanks to a rainout of Pfeiffer's doubleheader against King, the Falcons secured their first Conference Carolinas regular season championship since the 2000 season and their third since 1990. The Falcons hold a one game lead over Limestone and will claim the top seed in next week's conference tournament.
  • Falcons Drop to No. 4 in NFCA National Poll
    April 19, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. - With an upset loss at the hands of North Greenville last week, the Pfeiffer softball team has dropped two spots and comes in at No. 4 in this week’s National Fast pitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll. Harding and Humboldt State jumped past the Falcons who sit 38-4 on the year with four games left to play in the regular season.
  • Falcons Break Wins Record with Sweep of Belmont Abbey
    April 19, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. - With a sweep of Belmont Abbey on Wednesday night, the No. 4 Pfeiffer softball team (40-4, 18-2) broke the record for most wins in a season which was set a year ago. The Falcons 39 wins in 2016 were topped thanks to a 6-2 victory in game two as Pfeiffer wrapped up the home portion of their 2017 regular season.
  • Softball Takes Down Erskine in Tuesday Doubleheader
    April 18, 2017
    DUE WEST, S.C. – With 22 combined hits and outstanding pitching performances, Pfeiffer University’s softball team swept a doubleheader against Erskine College on Tuesday afternoon at the Erskine Softball Complex.
  • No. 2 Falcons Split With North Greenville
    April 13, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The No. 2 Pfeiffer softball team (36-4, 14-2 CC) earned a split with North Greenville (27-17, 13-5 CC) on Thursday afternoon. The Falcons saw their eight game winning streak come to a close in game, dropping a 7-0 decision before rallying for a 6-3 win in game two.
  • Falcons Ranked No. 2 in Latest NFCA National Poll
    April 12, 2017
    Thanks to a sweep of Southern Wesleyan and an eight game winning streak has propelled the Pfeiffer softball team to the number two spot in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll. The Falcons are 35-3 overall and moved up one spot from a week ago.
  • Pennell Garners Third Conference Player of the Week Award
    April 11, 2017
    Pfeiffer University's Makenzie Pennell was named the Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week for games played Apr. 3-9, the Conference announced today.
  • Softball's Tuesday Doubleheader with Lander Cancelled
    April 10, 2017
    GREENWOOD, S.C. – The Pfeiffer softball team’s Tuesday doubleheader with nonconference opponent Lander has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Fortner's Clutch HR Pushes No. 3 Falcons Past SWU; Pennell Breaks RBI Record
    April 07, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Stephanie Fortner’s first career home run came at the perfect time as the No. 3 Pfeiffer softball team (35-3, 13-1 CC) survived an upset bid from Southern Wesleyan (7-29, 3-13) on Friday afternoon. With her team trailing 4-2 with two runners on and two out in the bottom of the sixth, Fortner’s line drive cleared the left field fence and gave the Falcons a 5-4 win in game one.
  • Softball Moves Up to No. 3 in NFCA National Rankings
    April 05, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, NC – A pair of series wins has led to another rise in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) national poll for the Pfeiffer University softball team. The Falcons, who received three first-place votes, have moved up one spot to No. 3 in the country after sweeping Winston Salem State and Emmanuel this past week.
  • No. 4 Falcons Soar Past Emmanuel in Doubleheader Sweep
    April 01, 2017
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, GA – It may have been April Fool’s Day, but it was business as usual for the No. 4-ranked Pfeiffer University softball team on Saturday afternoon.
  • Softball Slots in at No. 4 in National Rankings; Top Ranked Team in Southeast Region
    March 29, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The historic season for the Pfeiffer softball team continues as the Falcons moved up to No. 4 in this week’s National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) national poll. Pfeiffer was No. 9 last week but kept on winning and moved up five spots.
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