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2013 CMS Softball News

June 12, 2013
CMS Athletics Highlight Video (2012-13)
Now that the 2012-2013 CMS Athletics season is behind us, watch this year's highlight video for a look back on a year that saw nine CMS teams win SCIAC Championships.

May 24, 2013
Palmer Selected First Team Academic All-American
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2013 Academic All-American softball team Thursday and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior Harmony Palmer has been selected to the first team.

May 17, 2013
Palmer Named First Team All-American
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced their All-American teams on Thursday evening and CMS standout Harmony Palmer was named to the First Team for the second time in her illustrious career.

May 11, 2013
Season Ends At Regionals With Loss To Redlands
For the second time in three games at the 2013 NCAA Division III Softball Championships, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team struggled to get its offense going as they lost 2-0 to Redlands on Saturday afternoon at UT-Tyler Ballpark.

May 10, 2013
Four Athenas Named NFCA All-West Region, Most In SCIAC
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) released its 2013 All-West Region teams on Friday and four Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball players have been selected, including two first-teamers.

May 10, 2013
Down Four, Athenas Top Southwestern To Stay Alive At Regionals In Elimination Game
After dropping its first game of the 2013 NCAA Division III Softball Championships 3-0 to East Texas Baptist, CMS earned a 7-5 come-from-behind win over Southwestern (Tex.) in an elimination game of the Texas-Tyler Regional on Friday night. Next up for CMS is the loser of the East Texas Baptist vs. Redlands game in another elimination game that is set for 4 p.m. CST on Saturday.

May 6, 2013
Athenas Earn No. 2 Seed In Texas-Tyler Regional, Face ETBU First
The NCAA Division III Softball Committee announced the 62-team field Monday for the Division III Softball Championship which takes place May 9-13 and the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team earned a No. 2 seed in the Texas-Tyler Regional and face fifth-seeded East Texas Baptist University (34-10) in the opening round Friday, May 10.

May 2, 2013
Palmer Selected To CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2013 Academic All-District VIII softball team Tuesday and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior infielder Harmony Palmer has been selected to the first team. Palmer is the only player from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) to be selected to the Academic All-District team.

May 1, 2013
Athenas Win SCIAC Tournament Second Year in a Row! Head to the NCAA Tournament Fifth Year in a Row!
The CMS Softball team won the SCIAC Tournament Title for the second year in a row Saturday with a conclusive 13-2 run-rule victory over the University of Redlands.

April 27, 2013
Offense Breaks Out, Athenas Top Redlands 13-2 For SCIAC Tournament Title
An early 2-0 deficit didn’t faze the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team as they quickly came back and then ran away with a 13-2 win over Redlands on Saturday in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament final.

April 27, 2013
3-0 Shutout Wins Send Athena Softball To SCIAC Tournament Final Against Redlands Or La Verne
The excitement of the 2013 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament began on Friday, with four competitive games. The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team posted an undefeated showing with wins over Chapman University (3-0) and the University of La Verne (3-0) to earn a spot in Saturday's tournament final.

April 26, 2013
Savard Rookie Of The Year, Seven Athenas Named All-SCIAC
On a day when the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Softball Tournament got underway, the SCIAC announced its 2013 All-Conference team and seven Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball players were selected. The Athenas completed the regular season with a 29-11 overall record and in second place in SCIAC play at 21-7.

April 24, 2013
Athenas and Stags Gear Up For SCIAC Postseason Play
With several Claremont-Mudd-Scripps spring sports teams participating in SCIAC postseason tournaments and championships this weekend and next, here is a breakdown of each sport.

April 19, 2013
Both CMS And Redlands Get Shutout Wins In Top-20 Matchup On Senior Day
The No. 17 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team played their final regular season home games Friday, April 19, against No. 8 Redlands on Athena Field.

April 13, 2013
Athenas Shut Out Oxy Twice, 4-0 For The Weekend
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team played host to the Occidental College Tigers Saturday, April 13, on Athena Field. The Athenas swept the doubleheader and the season series from the Tigers winning game one, 1-0 and game two, 8-0 in five innings. CMS is now 26-10 overall and a SCIAC record of 18-6.

April 12, 2013
Comeback Win Gives CMS Sweep Over Pomona-Pitzer Away From Home
A 7-4 come-from-behind win in the second game of its doubleheader gave the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team a doubleheader sweep at Pomona-Pitzer on Friday afternoon. With the pair of wins, CMS is now 24-10 overall and 16-6 in SCIAC play.

April 5, 2013
Split with Cal Lu Gives Athenas Season Series
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team played host to the Cal Lutheran Regals Friday, April 5, on Athena Field. The Athenas won game one, 6-1, but fell in game two, 2-0. CMS is now 20-10 overall and 12-6 in SCIAC play.

March 31, 2013
Athenas Split Doubleheader At Home With Poets
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team played host in conference doubleheader action against the Whittier College Poets, Saturday, March 30, on Athena Field. The Athenas won game one 7-3, but fell in game two, 4-3. CMS is now 19-9 overall and 11-5 in SCIAC play.

March 23, 2013
Pitching Leads CMS To Doubleheader Sweep Over Chapman
With first place in the SCIAC on the line, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team behind its pitching and timely hitting took both games from Chapman University in a doubleheader on Saturday at Athena Field.

March 16, 2013
Athenas Stay Hot At The Plate, Take Two From La Verne
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team played host in conference doubleheader action against the University of La Verne Leopards, Friday March 15, on Athena Field. The Athenas swept the Leopards, winning game one of the twin bill 9-1 and game two 8-0. CMS is now 13-6 overall and in third place at 6-2 in SCIAC.

March 13, 2013
Impressive Weekend At Leadoff Classic Earns Schultz Second SCIAC AOTW
For the second time this season and second time of her career, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore pitcher Hayley Schultz has been selected as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Female Athlete of the Week. She earned the honor for the week of March 4-10.

March 11, 2013
CMS Finishes 2nd In Top 25 Leadoff Classic
The CMS softball team came in second at the prestigious NFCA Division III Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Georgia. The tournament, a Top 25, invitation-only format, brings together the best Division III softball teams in the country.

March 2, 2013
Bradvica Brings Home Game-Winner As CMS Takes One From Pomona-Pitzer
Both teams had come-from-behind 5-4 victories as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team walked away with a doubleheader split against cross-street rival Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday, March 2 at Athena Field. CMS won the first game of the doubleheader and is now 6-5 overall, 4-2 in SCIAC.

February 28, 2013
Sports Illustrated Features CMS Softball Player Schultz In "Faces in the Crowd"
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball player and Claremont McKenna College sophomore Hayley Schultz is featured in the March 4, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” which is SI's weekly feature that highlights standout amateur athletes and has been doing so since 1956.

February 16, 2013
Hipple Earns Career Win 300 As CMS Splits With Whittier
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team earned a doubleheader split on Saturday at Palmer Field in the SCIAC opener for both teams, and in doing so, Athena head coach Betsy Hipple won the 300th game of her 13-year head coaching career.

February 12, 2013
Schultz Named SCIAC Athlete Of The Week After Shutout Of Preseason No. 1 San Marcos
Just days after pitching a complete-game shutout in a 6-0 win over preseason NAIA No. 1 Cal State San Marcos on Saturday, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore Hayley Schultz has been named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Female Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 4 – Feb. 10.

February 9, 2013
Athenas Upset NAIA No. 1 San Marcos To Split Doubleheader
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team took to Athena Field on Saturday Feb. 9 with a doubleheader against the NAIA preseason No. 1 Cal State San Marcos Cougars. The Athenas won game one of the twin bill 6-0 and came up short in game two, 3-1. After today’s split, CMS is now 2-3 overall.

February 2, 2013
Concordia Takes Two From Athenas
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team lost its doubleheader to NAIA foe Concordia University Irvine Saturday at Athena Field. The Athenas lost the first game 5-0 and then dropped the second game 6-3 to Concordia, who came in ranked fifth overall in the NAIA preseason poll. After today, CMS is now 1-2 overall.

February 1, 2013
Athenas Win Season Opener Over Azusa Pacific
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team opened up their 2013 season with a nice home win against the Azusa Pacific Cougars on Friday, February 1 at Athena Field.

January 31, 2013
2013 Softball Season Preview
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team gets its 2013 campaign started on Friday, Feb. 1 at home vs. Azusa Pacific University. The Athenas are coming off a 30-15 season in 2012 including a fourth-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the NCAA Regionals to Texas-Tyler.

December 21, 2012
NFCA Tabs 10 Athena Softball Players As All-America Scholar Athletes
With the 2013 season right around the corner, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced its 2011-12 Division III All-America Scholar Athletes list and 10 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball players were selected.