2014 CMS Softball News

  • 2013-14 CMS Athletics Highlight Video
    June 11, 2014
    2013-14 CMS Athletics Highlight Video The 2013-14 school year saw 12 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps teams win SCIAC championships and 12 teams make NCAA postseason appearances in their respective sport. Watch a few highlights from the record-breaking year for CMS Athletics.
  • 2013-14 a record year for CMS Athletics on conference and national levels
    June 08, 2014
    2013-14 a record year for CMS Athletics on conference and national levels Over the years, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics has won 27 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) All-Sports Trophies and has been ranked in the upper echelon of Division III programs in the annual Directors’ Cup Standings.
  • Single season hits and pitching records broken
    May 28, 2014
    Single season hits and pitching records broken As statistics were examined at the close of the season, single season hits, career wins, career shutouts and career innings pitched records were broken for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team.
  • CMS loses heartbreaker in NCAA Super Regional Championship
    May 17, 2014
    CMS loses heartbreaker in NCAA Super Regional Championship The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team fought to the bitter end in the championship game of the NCAA West Region Super Regional. After losing the first game of the series on Friday, the Athenas’ faced elimination from the tournament on Saturday afternoon. CMS heroically won the first game of the day 6-4 to necessitate a third game and then, after leading that game until the seventh inning, gave up a three-run walk-off homer to end the game and season.
  • Athenas falter in eight inning epic vs. ETBU at NCAA Super Regional
    May 16, 2014
    Athenas falter in eight inning epic vs. ETBU at NCAA Super Regional The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Softball team went ahead early in the first game of the best two-out-of-three series but then let ETBU back into the game ultimately giving the Tigers the opportunity to win it in the end 6-4. The Athenas, now down 0-1, need to win two games on Saturday to advance to the Division III World Series.
  • Softball heads to ETBU for NCAA Super Regional
    May 13, 2014
    Softball heads to ETBU for NCAA Super Regional After the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team’s first NCAA Regional Championship last weekend, the Athenas will travel to East Texas Baptist University for a best two out of three series.
  • Schultz named SCIAC Athlete of the Week
    May 13, 2014
    Schultz named SCIAC Athlete of the Week Junior pitcher Hayley Schultz of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team was named SCIAC Athlete of the Week after being named the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Redlands Regional.
  • CMS advances to NCAA Super Regionals with 7-2 win over Redlands
    May 11, 2014
    CMS advances to NCAA Super Regionals with 7-2 win over Redlands In their ninth meeting of the season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team beat Redlands 7-2 for the program’s first NCAA Regional title. As the winner of a regional, CMS advances to a Super Regional with the winner of the Tyler Regional for a best two out of three match up. The initial field of 62 teams narrows to just 16 in Super Regionals.
  • Schultz & Robinson selected to NFCA All-Region Teams
    May 10, 2014
    Schultz & Robinson selected to NFCA All-Region Teams Junior pitcher Hayley Schultz and sophomore shortstop Tara Robinson were selected by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association to the All-West Region Second Team. The 2014 NFCA Division III All-Region selections are comprised of three teams in each of the country’s eight NCAA regions totaling 360 student-athletes.
  • Post-game Interview: Softball Day 2 of 2014 NCAA Regionals
    May 10, 2014
    Post-game Interview: Softball Day 2 of 2014 NCAA Regionals Head Coach Betsy Hipple with Katie Savard, Janelle Shiozaki and Hayley Schultz talk about beating Redlands for NCAA Regional Championship and advancing to a Super Regional.
  • Athenas advance to NCAA Regional Championship game
    May 09, 2014
    Athenas advance to NCAA Regional Championship game The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas came out undefeated in the first day of the NCAA Redlands Regional. In the round robin games, No. 22 CMS beat No. 2 Linfield (2-1) and conference foe No. 25 Redlands (8-5).
  • Postgame Interview: Softball Day 1 of 2014 NCAA Regionals
    May 09, 2014
    Postgame Interview: Softball Day 1 of 2014 NCAA Regionals Hear what Coach Hipple and a pair of Athena players had to say after CMS went 2-0 on the first day of Regionals with wins over Linfield and Redlands.
  • CMS faces Linfield and Redlands in first day of NCAA Regional Tournament
    May 05, 2014
    CMS faces Linfield and Redlands in first day of NCAA Regional Tournament After earning the automatic qualification to the 2014 Division III Softball Championship by winning the SCIAC Postseason Tournament, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team faces Linfield and Redlands in a three team regional hosted by Redlands May 9-10.
  • CMS captures third consecutive SCIAC Tournament Championship
    May 04, 2014
    CMS captures third consecutive SCIAC Tournament Championship The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team won their third consecutive SCIAC Tournament title beating Redlands 11-0 on Saturday afternoon at Redlands’ “Field of Dreams.” The Athenas entered the second day of the tournament as the only undefeated team after having won both games on Friday against Chapman (6-0) and Redlands (5-4). In the championship game, CMS faced Redlands again as the Bulldogs beat Whittier earlier in the day. Redlands won the first match up with CMS 1-0 to push the tournament to the “if necessary” championship game where the Athenas came out on top to be crowned SCIAC Tournament Champions.
  • Seven Athenas earn softball All-SCIAC honors
    May 02, 2014
    Seven Athenas earn softball All-SCIAC honors The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball landed the most players on the All-SCIAC teams including both Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. Sophomore shortstop Tara Robinson was named as the conference’s Player of the Year as freshman Kaylilani Minami earned the Rookie of the Year award. First Team honors went to junior pitcher Hayley Schultz and sophomore first baseman Katie Savard. Sophomore outfielder Janelle Shiozaki, sophomore second baseman Brooklyn Robinson, and senior catcher Morgan Beltz earned Second Team honors.
  • Undefeated after first day, Athenas advance to SCIAC Tournament championship game
    May 02, 2014
    Undefeated after first day, Athenas advance to SCIAC Tournament championship game After the first day of the SCIAC Postseason Tournament hosted by Redlands University, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas remain the only undefeated team. In their first game, No. 2 seed CMS beat No. 3 seed Chapman 6-0. CMS then met No. 1 seed Redlands in the winner-winner matchup and came back for a 5-4 walk-off win.
  • Softball SCIAC Tournament Information
    April 29, 2014
    Softball SCIAC Tournament Information The top four teams after regular season play compete in the SCIAC Tournament May 2 and 3. Redlands (27-11, 23-5) won the regular season and hosts the double elimination tournament for No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (25-12, 20-8), No. 3 Chapman (24-16, 17-11), and No. 4 Whittier (26-14, 16-12).
  • Grand slam and 11 doubles for sweep of Oxy
    April 26, 2014
    Grand slam and 11 doubles for sweep of Oxy The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball beat Occidental College 17-2 and 14-2 in the final regular season games of the season. The Athenas’ offense broke out with 37 hits to score 31 runs during the two games. Sophomore Tara Robinson led the team going 7-for-8 at the plate including a triple while freshman Andrea Jewett earned her first win on the season.
  • CMS sweeps Cal Lu, splits with Pomona-Pitzer on Senior Day
    April 19, 2014
    CMS sweeps Cal Lu, splits with Pomona-Pitzer on Senior Day The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team was 3-1 over the weekend sweeping Cal Lutheran (9-1, 10-7) and then splitting with Pomona-Pitzer (2-1 loss, 8-0 win) on Senior Day. Seniors Morgan Beltz, Hannah Dunham and Megan Latta were recognized as this year’s graduating class before the games against Pomona-Pitzer.
  • Highlights: Softball takes two from Whittier (3/30/14)
    April 03, 2014
    Highlights: Softball takes two from Whittier (3/30/14) The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team swept its doubleheader against Whittier on Sunday, March 30 at Athena Field, winning Game 1, 1-0 and Game 2, 6-0. If you missed it, watch a few of the team's highlights here.
  • Heydenberk and Shiozaki ignite Athenas’ offense for two shutouts over Whittier
    March 30, 2014
    Heydenberk and Shiozaki ignite Athenas’ offense for two shutouts over Whittier After tough losses the day before, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team rebounded to beat Whittier twice in a Sunday make-up double header. Freshmen Alexa Heydenberk and Cassie Davis were big contributors to the Athenas’ win in the second game while sophomore Janelle Shiozaki doubled to knock in the only CMS score in the first.
  • Athenas swept in one-run games
    March 29, 2014
    Athenas swept in one-run games The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team lost two one-run games in Saturday’s double header against conference rival and NFCA ranked No. 19 Redlands (1-0, 4-3).
  • CMS Athlete of the Week (3/17-3/23): Hayley Schultz - Softball
    March 26, 2014
    CMS Athlete of the Week (3/17-3/23): Hayley Schultz - Softball Junior pitcher Hayley Schultz on the CMS softball team was 4-0 during the week beating No. 4 Central College (IA) twice, Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Occidental. She only gave up one earned run in 26 innings pitched earning her the CMS Athlete of the week for March 17-23, 2014
  • Dominant four-win week earns Schultz NFCA and SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors
    March 26, 2014
    Dominant four-win week earns Schultz NFCA and SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors Junior pitcher Hayley Schultz of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team tallied four wins during the week and for her efforts, has been named the NFCA Pitcher of the Week and the SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week for the week of March 17-23.
  • Triples lead to Athenas taking two from Occidental
    March 22, 2014
    Triples lead to Athenas taking two from Occidental The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball beat Occidental College 9-0 and 15-0 (both in 5 innings) in its first SCIAC games since a successful spring break trip to Tucson. Three different Athenas tripled during the double header while the entire pitching staff contributed to two shutout victories.
  • Impressive offensive and defensive performances earn CMS five wins in Tucson
    March 19, 2014
    Impressive offensive and defensive performances earn CMS five wins in Tucson The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team went 5-1 during their three day stay at the Tucson Invitational Games facing teams from Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Athenas beat Augsburg 10-2 (5 innings), Wisconsin Eau Claire 7-4, Marian 9-0 and most notably No. 4 Central College (IA) twice (2-1, 7-0) while dropping a game to Wisconsin La Crosse 6-1. The relentless offensive fire power combined with stellar pitching performances that were backed up with rock solid defense earned the Athenas five hard fought wins.
  • Athenas win game one but end up with split against La Verne
    March 08, 2014
    Athenas win game one but end up with split against La Verne The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team went 1-1 against La Verne in Saturday’s home conference double header, winning the first game 2-0 but then falling 5-1 in the second. The Athenas look to improve on their SCIAC record (3-3) with double headers on Friday and Saturday this week against Cal Lutheran and Pomona-Pitzer.
  • A pair of walk-offs over Chapman give Athenas first wins
    February 22, 2014
    A pair of walk-offs over Chapman give Athenas first wins In Saturday’s SCIAC home opener, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team captured their first victories of the season in two nail-biting 1-0 games against Chapman. Junior Hayley Schultz and freshman Kaylilani Minami each shut out Chapman in spectacular pitching performances while sophomore Carlene Roberts was the offense's spark plug.
  • Extra inning game goes to Vanguard in season-opener for Athenas
    February 02, 2014
    Extra inning game goes to Vanguard in season-opener for Athenas The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team opened its 2014 season on Saturday at Athena Field with a 3-2, 10-inning loss to Vanguard. Due to extra innings in the first game of the scheduled doubleheader, the second game got called because of darkness with less than five innings complete.
  • Season Preview: 2014 CMS Softball
    January 30, 2014
    Season Preview: 2014 CMS Softball Coming off a 33-win season in 2013 and an NCAA Regional appearance, CMS kicks off the new season with a pair of games at home against Vanguard on Saturday, Feb. 1. Coach Hipple talks about the upcoming season in this season preview video.
  • 2014 Softball Recruiting Video
    November 27, 2013
    2014 Softball Recruiting Video For recruits interested in coming to play softball for CMS, check out this video which highlights the athletic, academic and on-campus opportunities for CMS student-athletes.
  • Inaugural CMS Stadium Run raises over $2k for Wounded Warrior Project
    October 09, 2013
    Inaugural CMS Stadium Run raises over $2k for Wounded Warrior Project Each year members of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) organize an event that benefits a community service organization.