2012 Women's Softball News

November 15, 2012
Franciscan University Mourns Death of Softball Coach, Terry Leighty
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Franciscan University softball coach Terry Leighty died on November 13 of complications due to a stroke following heart surgery. Leighty started coaching the Lady Barons in 2010. He was 64 years old.

May 15, 2012
Linscomb Receives AMCC Third-Team Honors
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Mallori Linscomb completed her first season with the Lady Barons softball program in record-setting fashion, earning her Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Third Team All-Conference honors.

May 10, 2012
Season Review: Recruits & Returners Will Move Softball Forward in 2013
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Despite the Lady Barons not recording a victory all season, Franciscan University’s second-year head softball coach Terry Leighty noted that 2012 was, “a very important season for us in many ways.”

April 28, 2012
Lady Barons Drop Final Doubleheader of 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Franciscan University softball team made the long trip to Buffalo one final time on Saturday for a make-up doubleheader versus the D’Youville College Lady Spartans. The Lady Barons dropped both games, 9-0 and 6-4.

April 26, 2012
Chatham Spoils Senior Night for Gallagher and Lady Barons
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Lady Barons of Franciscan University hosted the Chatham University Lady Cougars in a doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. It was Senior Night, honoring Franciscan’s lone senior Amelia Gallagher, but the celebration was spoiled by two Chatham victories. The Lady Cougars won game one, 8-2, and game two, 10-0.

April 20, 2012
Seventh Inning Rally Not Quite Enough
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University Lady Baron softball team put together a seventh inning rally in game one of Friday’s doubleheader to score five runs over Medaille College. However, it was not enough to overcome the deficit they were already facing, and the Lady Barons fell 13-8. In game two, Medaille College finished the sweep with a 7-2 win.

April 17, 2012
Good Game Two Defense For Lady Barons
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – After dropping their first game versus Mt. Aloysius College by a score of 13-0 in five innings, the Franciscan University Lady Barons kept the score much closer in game two. The two solo homeruns by Mountie outfielder Jalisa Westover left the Lady Barons with a 2-1 loss and just shy of their first win of the season.

April 14, 2012
Lady Barons Lose to Hilbert College Hawks
HAMBURG, N.Y. — Franciscan University’s softball team faced Hilbert College in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon losing 19-3 in the first game. Although the Lady Barons rallied to challenge the Hawks more in the second game, they lost it too, 12-7.

April 3, 2012
Lady Barons Run Into Hard-Hitting Altoona
ALTOONA, Pa. – Penn State Altoona put on an offensive display against the Franciscan University Lady Baron softball team as the Lady Lions accounted for 15 extra-base hits as part of a 33-hit, 43-run doubleheader. Franciscan fell 20-0 to Altoona in game one and 23-3 in game two.

April 1, 2012
Lady Barons Lose Early Leads, Fall to Bradford
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University softball team was looking to notch its first win of 2012 on Sunday against the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Despite holding early leads in both games, the Lady Barons dropped the leads for a 6-1 and 13-4 doubleheader loss.

March 29, 2012
Woes Continue For Lady Baron Softball
GREENSBURG, Pa. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville softball team traveled to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg for a doubleheader against the Lady Bobcats Wednesday, dropping both games by scores of 10-0.

March 27, 2012
Defense Plagues Lady Barons
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan University pitcher Amanda Ruwart started the day in the circle with three hitless innings to start game one, but struggled in the last four innings as the Lady Barons dropped game one of a doubleheader with Penn State Beaver, 12-4. In game two the Lady Barons continued to struggle and Beaver was victorious, 14-3.

March 26, 2012
Softball Closer to Notching First Victory
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – In the first game of a rescheduled double-header against Penn State Behrend, the Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s softball team’s struggles continued, as they fell 11-0. In game two of the day, the Lady Baron bats came alive, but the final score still was not in their favor as they lost 13-11.

March 22, 2012
Lady Barons Suffer Two Losses at St. Vincent
LATROBE, Pa. – The Franciscan University Lady Baron softball team’s early season struggles continued on Thursday as they traveled to Saint Vincent College and suffered two 12-0 defeats at the hands of the Lady Bearcats.

March 19, 2012
Lady Barons Fall In Home Opener
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – In each game of the Franciscan University softball home opener doubleheader, Oberlin College's Emily King did something that not many players have done. In the first game, a 9-0 Oberlin victory, King went 3-4 with three homeruns and four RBIs, and in the second game, which Oberlin won 10-0, King was called to the mound and threw the first perfect game of her career.

March 15, 2012
Young Team Plays Together For The First Time
CLERMONT, Fla.— Fresh from their annual week of spring training, the Lady Barons head into their season knowing this is only just the beginning. “I feel we will only get better as the season goes on,” said head coach Terry Leighty, “and all the girls know what they have to do for us to be competitive.”

March 12, 2012
Everyone Is Anxious For Softball To Begin
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University Lady Baron softball team will be on its way to Florida for spring training this coming Saturday under the guidance of second-year head coach Terry Leighty. The Lady Barons look to improve on last season’s 3-27 record.

January 30, 2012
Franciscan Softball Serves the Scouts
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Small acts of kindness go a long way in the mind of assistant softball coach Jennifer Parker. So she gathered her Franciscan University Lady Baron softball team Wednesday night to volunteer at the Blue and Gold Banquet for Steubenville’s Boy Scout Pack No. 401. With preseason practice beginning today, it was a perfect service-oriented warm up for the Lady Barons.

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