The Youngstown State softball team (2-2) begins its second weekend of the season with four games in three days at the Tiger Classic hosted by Tennessee State in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 21-23. The Penguins open the tournament against Tennessee State, Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:15 p.m. On Saturday, the Penguins face Indiana State and Dayton at 10 a.m. and Noon, respectively. The Penguins close out the tournament against Western Michigan at 10:30 a.m.
Knight and Day
Senior Haley Knight turned in an outstanding first weekend and helped the Penguins to a 2-2 mark at the USC-Upstate Tournament. Knight was named to the all-tournament team batting .500 with five runs batted in and three runs scored.
Brian Campbell Nearing Coaching Plateaus
Head Coach Brian Campbell is on the verge of two historic coaching marks. Campbell, who has 379 career wins, needs just 21 to reach 400 for his career. Campbell also needs just six more victories for 100 wins at Youngstown State. Campbell owns a career mark of 379-281-2 in 13 years. His six-year record at YSU is 94-152-1. The Penguins have also won 72 games since the start of the 2011 season.
Crozier Nearing Records
Senior pithcer Casey Crozier is nearing a pair of 18-year old YSU pitching records. Crozier ranks second all-time with 378 career strikeouts and needs just nine more to break the record of 386 set by Kim Givens from 1993-96. Crozier ranks third with 42 career wins and needs five more to surpass Givens' total of 46 career victories.
Haslett Homers, Pitches Penguins to Victory
Junior pitcher Kayla Haslett posted one of her best overall performances in the Penguins' 10-2 win over ACC-member Virginia on Feb. 9. Haslett pitched a complete-game five-hitter with three strikeouts. Haslett also hit a solo home run, scored three times and drove in three runs against the Cavaliers.
The Penguins are off for a week before heading to Winthrop, S.C. for a four-game tournament, March 7-8. The Penguins take on Marist and Connecticut Friday, March 7 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. On March 8, the Penguins face Winthrop at 3 p.m. and Norfolk State, at 5 p.m.
Senior senior Samantha Snodgrass turned in best season in 2013. Snodgrass was named All-Horizon League First-Team and batted a team-best .361 with 11 doubles, four home runs and 22 runs batted in. She was also named to the Horizon League All-Tournament.
Castiglione Named to Canadian Junior National Team
Last summer, sophomore Miranda Castiglione was selected to play for the Canadian Junior National Team. She played in the 2013 ISF X Junior Women's World Championship, July 1-7, in Brampton, Ont. Last season, she batted .283 with three home runs, three doubles, a triple, 18 runs batted in and 19 runs scored as a freshman in 2013.
May 19, 2014 Softball Picks Up More Postseason Hardware
May 7, 2014 Softball Falls to Top-Seeded Green Bay, 5-2
May 2, 2014 Softball Closes Regular Season at Detroit
April 30, 2014 Softball Doubleheader at Toledo Cancelled
April 27, 2014 Softball Drops 8-6 Decision to Oakland in Series Finale
April 26, 2014 Crozier, Dowd's Homer Snag Split at Oakland Saturday
April 24, 2014 Pitching Gems Lead Softball to Sweep of Niagara, 6-0, 3-2
April 21, 2014 Softball Hosts Dayton In Non-League Doubleheader
April 18, 2014 Wright State Sweeps Softball, 5-3, 2-0
April 17, 2014 Softball Hosts Wright State in a Crucial Three-Game Series
April 13, 2014 Interference Call Lifts Softball to 4-3 Win, Sweep Over UIC
April 2, 2014 Softball Drops Two Against Robert Morris Wednesday Night
March 31, 2014 Softball Faces Cleveland State Today at YSU Softball Complex
March 27, 2014 Softball Nets 4-2 Win Over Pittsburgh
March 25, 2014 Softball Adds Single Game Against Pittsburgh Thursday
March 23, 2014 Softball Series Finale Against Valpo Cancelled
March 22, 2014 Penguins Host Valparaiso Today at YSU Softball Complex
March 17, 2014 Casey Crozier Named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week
March 14, 2014 Sarah Ingalls, Kayla Haslett Lead Softball To Pair of Wins
March 12, 2014 Softball Drops 7-1 Decision to UNC-Wilmington
March 9, 2014 Softball Earns Another Split at Winthrop Tournament
March 8, 2014 Softball Gains Split Saturday at Winthrop Tournament
March 7, 2014 Weather Cancels Softball's Games Friday
February 24, 2014 Castiglione, Crozier Sweep Horizon League Softball Weekly Awards
February 23, 2014 Softball Knocks Off Western Michigan, 5-1
February 22, 2014 Softball Falls Twice at Tiger Classic Saturday
February 20, 2014 Softball Gears Up For Four-Game Tourney at Tennessee State This Weekend
February 9, 2014 Kayla Haslett Pitches, Homers Softball Past Virginia, 10-2
February 7, 2014 Softball Drops Season Opener to Towson, 7-3
February 6, 2014 Softball Opens 2014 at USC-Upstate Tournament
February 5, 2014 Softball 2014 Season Preview
January 30, 2014 Softball Adds Rumph to Staff, Two to Roster
January 8, 2014 Softball Announces 56-Game Schedule For 2014
December 10, 2013 Softball Inks Five to National Letters of Intent
October 3, 2013 Softball Announces Winter Camp Dates
September 5, 2013 Softball Announces 2013 Fall Schedule
August 9, 2013 Softball Adds Infielder Brittney Moffatt to NLI