Archive for Softball

Freshman’s swing sparks softball

March 26, 2012 Comments

Thomas Huitt-Johnson

Bre Fleschner knew she could hit the ball. She never thought of herself as just a slapper. Less than two months into her freshman year at Missouri Western, her team and coaches know that, too. Joining a veteran Western squad that is currently ranked in the NFCA top-25 poll, the added pressure of playing with […]

Western sweeps two from rivals

March 17, 2012 Comments

Thomas Huitt-Johnson

Despite losing nearly 50 percent of its home runs from last season, Missouri Western’s coach Jen Bagley isn’t too worried about her top-ten team. The Griffons are winning a different way than round trippers. No. 10 ranked Western continued its dominance in the circle behind 2011 MIAA Freshman of the Year Jackie Bishop, as it […]

Griffons split home-opener against Quincy

March 6, 2012 Comments

Kyle Inman

Western softball is off to a 15-4 start after splitting a double-header with Quincy University in its home-opener at the MWSU Spring Sports Complex. Jackie Bishop came into the first game with a record of 8-0 and held the Hawks scoreless in the first three innings including striking out the first four batters. Quincy’s Ashleigh […]

No pressure on Jackie Bishop

February 9, 2012 Comments

Kyle Inman

After dominating the MIAA as a freshman last season, the last thing pitcher Jackie Bishop is concerned about is slipping into a sophomore slump. In fact, she’s never even heard of such a thing. “Is there really one?” Bishop said. “I’d like to think there wasn’t. I’ve never heard of one; hopefully that doesn’t happen.” […]

Toni Dance provides power in Griffon lineup

Toni Dance provides power in Griffon lineup

April 12, 2011 Comments

DeAndre Bradshaw

Missouri Western softball player Toni Dance is different than any other player on her team. Dance is from Brisbane, Australia, and now lives in the United States because her talents allowed her to join a U.S. college team. Dance is a foreign student, but there is nothing foreign about her game. She is the softball […]

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