2018-19 Florida Southern Softball News

  • Softball Alters Schedule for Florida Tech Series with Likelihood of Inclement Weather on Friday
    April 16, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern and Florida Tech have agreed to alter their schedule for the upcoming series at Chris Bellotto Field due to the likelihood of inclement weather on Friday. The Moccasins and Panthers have moved the start of Thursday game up to 5 p.m. with the potential of playing a doubleheader that night as time permits. The plan is to then play a single game, weather permitting, on Friday beginning at noon.
  • Moccasins Nearly Pull Off Incredible Comeback in Game Two, but PBA Holds on to Win Both Ends of Saturday Doubleheader
    April 13, 2019
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – With a three-run first inning, Palm Beach Atlantic went on to a 5-0 win over Florida Southern in game one Saturday, but a 5-0 Sailfish lead in game two was barely enough to contain the Moccasins. After falling behind 5-0 again in the nightcap, the Mocs scored four times in the top of the seventh and had the winning run on base before falling 5-4.
  • Palm Beach Atlantic Takes Softball Series Opener from Florida Southern
    April 12, 2019
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Palm Beach Atlantic scored three times in the first inning and added another run in the second to take early control of the game as the Sailfish went on to a 7-1 win over Florida Southern in the opener of their three-game series.
  • Beacham and Weldon Combine for Shutout in Game One as Florida Southern Splits Doubleheader with Saint Leo
    April 04, 2019
    LAKELAND – Kristen Beacham got the Moccasins through some tough spots early, Jenna Weldon came through at the end, and Lindsey Wilson provided a late-inning spark for the offense, to help give Florida Southern a 4-0 win over Saint Leo in game one of their Thursday night doubleheader. The Lions took game two, 8-0 in five innings to give the teams a split.
  • Old-School Pitcher’s Duel Decided in Extra Innings as Saint Leo Downs Florida Southern 1-0
    April 03, 2019
    LAKELAND – College softball has changed dramatically in the last decade or so, with teams scoring and hitting more than they have at any time in the history of the game. But for one night at least, Florida Southern and Saint Leo seemed to stepped back in time for an old-school pitcher’s duel that brought back memories of some of their classic battles from years gone by. Florida Southern’s Aubrey Ehlers and Saint Leo’s Auria Mounts took a scoreless game into extra innings where the Lions scored an unearned run in the top of the ninth to take a 1-0 victory.
  • Softball Series with Saint Leo Moved to Mid-Week; Moccasins and Lions Will Now Play Wednesday and Thursday
    April 02, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern and Saint Leo have are moving the upcoming softball series at Chris Bellotto Field to Wednesday and Thursday to avoid expected inclement weather over the weekend. The teams will now play a single game on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Thursday at 6 p.m.
  • Barry Takes High-Scoring Doubleheader from Florida Southern, 8-6 and 8-5, as Teams Combine for 45 Hits
    March 30, 2019
    MIAMI SHORES, FL – There was no shortage of scoring Saturday afternoon at Buccaneer Field with Florida Southern and Barry combining for 27 runs and 45 hits in the doubleheader. The Buccaneers, however, took both games, 8-6 and 8-5, despite big days by the Moccasins’ Jessica Trana and Zierra Flodman.
  • Trana and Mace Power Florida Southern to 7-3 Win at Barry in Series Opener
    March 29, 2019
    MIAMI SHORES, FL – Jessica Trana drove in runs in both the first and third innings to stake Florida Southern to an early 3-0 lead, and Alex Mace put things out of reach with a three-run homer in the fifth as the Moccasins downed Barry 7-3 in the opener of their Sunshine State Conference series.
  • Drew Howard Named Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness
    March 25, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College President Dr. Anne B. Kerr has announced the appointment of Drew Howard as the Moccasins’ new Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness. The announcement was made on Monday during a press conference at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • Mocs Come Back Over and Over Again to Earn Split with 9-8, Extra-Inning Win; Embry-Riddle Takes Game One 5-3
    March 23, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader between Florida Southern and Embry-Riddle was one of those “where to begin?” days. Where it ended was the Moccasins winning in extra innings on a sacrifice bunt by Makayla Deuberry, combined with a throwing error that allowed the run to score all the way from first. That only happened after the Mocs rallied from three different two-run deficits behind two-run homers from Maddi Conner and Meghan Sexton, with a whole lot of Jadin Dewith all day long. Eventually, both teams got wins in their final at-bats, with Embry-Riddle taking game one, 5-3, and Florida Southern taking the nightcap, 9-8 in eight innings.
  • Hop’s Early Hitting and Late Pitching Stops FSC Comeback as Embry-Riddle Pulls out 5-3 Win over Moccasins
    March 22, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – Down by four runs in the third inning after a big hit by Embry-Riddle right fielder Lisa Hop, Florida Southern fought back and put the Eagles in a couple of tough spots in the latter innings, only to have Hop push the door closed as a relief pitcher with the game on the line. The Moccasins (12-16, 4-12 Sunshine State Conference) got two extra-base hits apiece from Makayla Deuberry and Celia Higgins, and two key contributions from Jessica Trana, but it was not enough to prevent Embry-Riddle (15-12, 7-6) from pulling out a 5-3 win.
  • Perfect Games at the Plate by Deuberry and Reilly Help Lift FSC to One Win, Ehlers Tosses Shutout for Another as Mocs Win Two More in Clermont
    March 19, 2019
    CLERMONT, FL – Makayla Deuberry and Shannon Reilly put together perfect games at the plate Tuesday and sparked Florida Southern to an 8-4 win over St. Michael’s, before Aubrey Ehlers handcuffed American International in game two and gave the Moccasins a 2-0 win and a season sweep of their four games in Clermont this season.
  • First-Inning Explosion Gives FSC 7-2 win Over Minnesota Duluth in Opener; Bulldogs Score All Their Runs in the Third to Take Game Two, 3-2
    March 18, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – Batting around in the bottom of the first inning, and scoring seven runs in the process, Florida Southern rolled to a 7-2 win over Minnesota Duluth in game one of their doubleheader Monday afternoon, but the Bulldogs earned a split after scoring all of their runs in the third inning for a 3-2 win in the nightcap.
  • Wilson Delivers in the Clutch, but Rollins Still Pulls out Extra-Inning Win to Take Two from Florida Southern on Saturday
    March 16, 2019
    WINTER PARK, FL – Aubrey Ehlers put Florida Southern in position again with her pitching, and Lindsey Wilson did the same with a couple of late-inning hits in her return to the lineup, but Rollins College was still able to pull out a 3-2 win in nine innings to complete a sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader and the weekend series. The Tars won game one earlier in the day, 8-0.
  • Rollins Scores Twice in Bottom of Sixth to Down FSC Softball Team 2-0
    March 15, 2019
    WINTER PARK, FL – Aubrey Ehlers gave up just five hits to one of the Sunshine State Conference’s top hitting teams Friday night, but Rollins used three singles to score twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Florida Southern 2-0 in the series opener.
  • Mace Sparks Florida Southern in 5-2 Win Over Hillsdale After Chargers Win Game One 6-2
    March 12, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – Alex Mace continued her red-hot hitting with two hits and two RBI, and the arms of Mace and Samantha Prosser from the outfield played pivotal roles too as Florida Southern earned a split with Hillsdale by winning game two of Tuesday night’s doubleheader 5-2. The Chargers won game one 6-2 with four runs over the last two innings to offset two earlier RBI by Jessica Trana.
  • Big Sixth-Inning Rallies Lift Lynn to Pair of Come-from-Behind Wins Over Florida Southern
    March 09, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – With Florida Southern ahead by three runs in game one, Lynn University put four runs on the board in the top of the sixth inning to get a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Moccasins, and then pulled off a similar comeback in game two with another four-run sixth that gave the Knights an 8-4 victory. The Saturday sweep allowed Lynn (13-16, 4-5 Sunshine State Conference) to take the series after Florida Southern (8-10, 4-8) had won the opener on Friday, 5-2.
  • Five-Run First Gives Florida Southern 5-2 Win over Lynn in Series Opener
    March 08, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – A five-run first inning highlighted by Samantha Prosser’s two-run triple got the Moccasins off and running Friday night and it was more than enough for Aubrey Ehlers. Though Florida Southern did not score again, Ehlers held Lynn to just one earned run before getting seventh-inning help from Kristen Beacham as the Mocs opened their three-game series with the Knights with a 5-2 victory.
  • Softball Doubleheader vs. Tiffin Cancelled
    March 05, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Tonight’s Florida Southern softball doubleheader against Tiffin University has been cancelled due to weather and unplayable field conditions. The games will not be re-scheduled. The Moccasins will return to action this weekend, March 8-9, for a three-game series with Lynn. Game one is Friday night at 6 p.m. with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m.
  • Pinch-Hit Single by Weldon Lifts Florida Southern to 4-2, Extra-Inning Win at Eckerd; Tritons Hold Off Mocs to Win Game One, 4-3
    March 01, 2019
    ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. – Playing for the first time this season after missing the first month due to injury, Jenna Weldon made her first hit count for a win. Coming off the bench as a pinch-hitter in extra innings, Weldon delivered an RBI single to give the Moccasins the lead, and Aubrey Ehlers pitched six scoreless innings of relief to give Florida Southern a 4-2 victory over Eckerd in the finale of their three-game series.
  • Eckerd Takes Charge Early on its Way to 4-0 Win Over Moccasins
    February 28, 2019
    ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. – With one run in the first and two more in the second, Eckerd College took control of the game early and added another run in the fifth to come away with a 4-0 win over Florida Southern in the opener of the team’s three-game Sunshine State Conference series.
  • Panther Palooza: Ehlers Tosses 2-Hit Shutout in Game One, Trana Drives in Three Runs in Game Two as Mocs Beat Kentucky Wesleyan and Davenport
    February 26, 2019
    CLERMONT, FLA. – Aubrey Ehlers continued her early-season dominance in the pitcher’s circle by tossing a two-hit shutout to beat Kentucky Wesleyan 3-0 in game one. Then, it was Jessica Trana’s three RBI and a game-ending gun down at the plate by Alex Mace that gave the Mocs a 5-4 win over Davenport (Mich.) in game two and a sweep over a pair of Panther teams at the National Training Center.
  • Florida Southern Pitching on Top of its Game Again; Mocs Get Extra-Inning Win at Tampa to Split Saturday DH Behind Gault and Ehlers
    February 23, 2019
    TAMPA, FLA. – Once again, make that twice again, Florida Southern’s pitching was at the top of its game in a pair of games against the University of Tampa Saturday that were decided in the final inning, one of them in extras. The Spartans took game one 2-1 on an RBI single by Cristina Clauberg in the bottom of the seventh, and the Moccasins scored twice in the top of the eighth inning in game two to come away with a 3-1 victory.
  • Ehlers and Dooley Dominate the Night as Tampa Turns Two Hits into One Run in 1-0 Win over Florida Southern
    February 22, 2019
    TAMPA, FLA. – Florida Southern’s Aubrey Ehlers and Tampa’s Makaleigh Dooley combined on the type of game pitchers can only dream of having, or maybe the type of game only pitchers dream about. The hitters on the other hand… Friday night in the opener of a three-game Sunshine State Conference series, Ehlers held Tampa to only two hits, and Dooley gave up just three, but the Spartans got both of theirs in the bottom of the fourth for a 1-0 win over the Moccasins.
  • Shutout by Ehlers, and Big Hit by Prosser Help Give Moccasins 3-0 Win in Series Finale and Saturday Split with Nova
    February 16, 2019
    LAKELAND, FLA. – After a tough loss to Nova Southeastern in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, in which the Sharks came back for a 5-2 win, Florida Southern got exactly what it needed in game two from Aubrey Ehlers and Samantha Prosser. Ehlers tossed her first career complete game shutout for the Moccasins, and Prosser’s RBI triple in the fifth helped give them some breathing room in a 3-0 win over the Sharks.
  • Nova Uses Four-Run Fourth to Rally for 7-2 Win Over Florida Southern in SSC Softball Opener
    February 15, 2019
    LAKELAND, FLA. – Florida Southern had Nova Southeastern on the ropes early Friday night and took a 2-0 lead into the middle innings, but the Sharks used four RBI from Suka Van Gurp and a four-run fourth inning to take the lead and went on to a 7-2 win over the Moccasins.
  • Registration Open for Chris Bellotto Defensive Softball Clinic
    February 08, 2019
    Registration is now open for the Chris Bellotto Defensive Softball Clinic, which is scheduled for May 25th, 2019, at Chris Bellotto Field on the campus of Florida Southern College. The clinic is open to girls ages 12-18, and will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Deuberry Delivers Again as Moccasins Pull Out 3-2 Win and Exchange Extra-Inning Wins with Flagler
    February 06, 2019
    LAKELAND, FLA. – In case it hasn’t been noticed outside of the Florida Southern softball family, Makayla Deuberry has developed a knack for this sort of thing. Big hits in the late innings, walk-off wins. That sort of thing. She did it again Wednesday night. Deuberry’s squeeze bunt in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Florida Southern a 3-2 win over Flagler after the Saints had rallied in game one for an extra-inning win of their own, downing the Moccasins 6-2 in another eight-inning game.
  • Florida Southern and Ursuline Split Pair of 5-2 Games in Softball Team’s Season Opener
    February 04, 2019
    LAKELAND, FLA. – Makayla Deuberry’s perfect game at the plate helped deliver Florida Southern a 5-2 win over Ursuline in game one of Monday night’s doubleheader, but the Arrows used a five-run fourth to earn their own 5-2 victory in the nightcap as Florida Southern split its first two games of the 2019 season.
  • Florida Southern Softball Season Begins Monday
    February 02, 2019
    Numbers can be made to say many things, but in the case of the Florida Southern Moccasins, there is a list of them that show an unmistakable upward trend. Over the last three years, the team batting average has climbed each season and was up to .290 last year, its best in seven years. The team scoring average has also been steadily climbing, increasing by 48 percent over the last three years, while the ERA has dropped by a full run per game. Strikeouts at the plate are down by 30 percent, and the pitching staff is walking 33 percent fewer batters. That translates into more productive at-bats for the hitters, less stress for the pitchers, and to no one’s surprise, more wins for the team. Nevertheless, while all of those numbers show the Moccasins are headed in the right direction, head coach Chris Bellotto would remind everyone involved there is still room for improvement.
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