August 18, 2011
Spears returns to Lander as interim softball coach
GREENWOOD – Lander Athletics Hall of Fame softball coach Doug Spears is returning to Lander and will serve as the school's interim softball coach for the 2011-2012 season, replacing Brandon Duncan who resigned last week.
July 14, 2011
LU's Duncan traveling with The King and His Court
GREENWOOD – The King and His Court are to fast-pitch softball what the Harlem Globetrotters are to basketball.
May 21, 2011
Former softball coach Spears inducted into Hall of Fame
GREENWOOD – Six years ago, Lander softball coach Doug Spears was retiring and riding off into the sunset of his home state of Texas. Today, he says his retirement plan is working out just fine.
May 21, 2011
Softball star Brantley Mack voted into Hall of Fame
GREENWOOD – Over the past decade, Brantley Mack has made a name for herself in the Jacksonville, Fla., area as one of the best women's professional football quarterbacks around. But she was a star in another sport first and got to relive her glorious softball past this weekend when she was inducted into the Lander Athletics Hall of Fame.
April 12, 2011
Softball splits with Jaguars in regular-season finale
AUGUSTA - The Lander softball team rallied for three runs in the seventh inning Tuesday afternoon as they defeated Augusta State, 3-1, in the second game and split a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader with the Jaguars at Jaguar Field. Augusta State won the first game, 12-4, in six innings.
April 10, 2011
Lander softball splits with No. 22 Armstrong Atlantic
GREENWOOD - The Lander softball team rallied for three runs in the sixth inning Sunday afternoon to defeat No. 22 Armstrong Atlantic, 4-2, in the first game of a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at Doug Spears Field. The Pirates came back to take the second game, 7-2.
April 7, 2011
No. 3 North Georgia softball takes two from Lander
GREENWOOD – The Lander softball team held its own Thursday afternoon against No. 3-ranked North Georgia, but couldn't manufacture enough timely runs as it lost to the Saints, 3-1 and 4-1, in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at Doug Spears Field.
April 3, 2011
Softball loses two close games to GSW Hurricanes
AMERICUS, Ga. -- It was the same story on a different day for the Lander softball team as the Bearcats repeated Saturday's outcome against Columbus State on Sunday when they lost a pair of one-run games in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at Georgia Southwestern. GSW took the first game, 2-1, and the second, 3-2.
April 2, 2011
Softball drops two one-run games to Columbus State
COLUMBUS, Ga. - The Lander softball team played Columbus State University about as close as possible Saturday afternoon, but lost two one-run Peach Belt Conference games at Cougar Field. Columbus won the first game, 2-1, in eight innings, then edged the Bearcats, 4-3, in the second contest.
March 28, 2011
Softball drops PBC doubleheader to UNC Pembroke
GREENWOOD – The UNC Pembroke softball team recorded a pair of 4-0 Peach Belt Conference victories over Lander Tuesday afternoon at a rain-soaked Doug Spears Field.
March 28, 2011
Leissner named PBC Pitcher of the Week
GREENWOOD – Lander's Hayley Leissner, a junior softball player from Jefferson, Ga., was named the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week for games played March 21-27 it was announced by the league office today.
March 24, 2011
Robinson, Leissner lead sweep against Francis Marion
GREENWOOD – Morgan Robinson's seventh-inning RBI single drove in Jaime Presnell to give Lander a 1-0 victory in the second game and a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader sweep over Francis Marion Thursday afternoon at Doug Spears Field. In the first game, Hayley Leissner (12-7), who earned both wins while giving up just three hits, tossed a one-hit shutout for a 4-0 win.
March 20, 2011
Lander splits PBC doubleheader with Flagler
GREENWOOD – Jaime Presnell's sixth-inning RBI triple led the Lander softball team to a 2-1 victory in game one as the Bearcats split their Peach Belt Conference doubleheader against Flagler College Sunday afternoon at Doug Spears Field. The Saints claimed the second game, 4-3.
March 18, 2011
Lander softball takes two from North Greenville
GREENWOOD – Lander's Hayley Leissner recorded 15 strikeouts for a 2-1 win in game one of a non-conference doubleheader against North Greenville, and the Bearcats took the second, 8-0, in five innings Friday afternoon at Doug Spears Field.
March 13, 2011
Lander softball splits doubleheader at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Hayley Leissner tossed a three-hit shutout in game one and the Bearcats were held to four hits in game two as the Lander softball team split a non-conference doubleheader against Pfeiffer Sunday afternoon at Jack Ingram Field. Lander won the first game, 2-0, and dropped the second, 3-0.
March 8, 2011
Lander softball sweeps Le Moyne, 6-0, 10-8
GREENWOOD – Hayley Leissner recorded a two-hit, shutout in the first game, and the Bearcats used a six-run, sixth inning in the second to sweep Le Moyne College, 6-0 and 10-8, Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference softball doubleheader at Doug Spears Field.
March 5, 2011
Lander softball drops two at Mid-South Classic
SPARTANBURG – After winning its first game of the Mid-South Softball Classic Friday night, Lander dropped both its games on Saturday. The Bearcats lost to Lincoln Memorial, 10-9, then bowed to Lenoir-Rhyne, 5-1.
March 4, 2011
Lander softball defeats Catawba, 3-2
SPARTANBURG - The Lander softball team earned its first win in this weekend's Mid-South Classic when it defeated Catawba, 3-2, Friday evening.
March 1, 2011
Softball splits PBC doubleheader at Georgia College
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Lander softball team claimed its first Peach Belt Conference game of the season Tuesday afternoon when the Bearcats defeated Georgia College, 3-1, in the second game of a doubleheader at the Peeler Complex. Georgia College won the first game, 4-3.
February 26, 2011
Carson-Newman softball sweeps Lander, 5-1, 10-3
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The Lander softball team dropped a non-conference doubleheader at Carson-Newman Saturday afternoon as the Eagles won the first game, 5-1, and took the second, 10-3.
February 22, 2011
Lander softball falls to USCA in PBC doubleheader
AIKEN, S.C. - The Lander softball team saw its four-game winning streak come to an end Tuesday afternoon as the Bearcats fell to USC Aiken in their season-opening Peach Belt Conference series, 5-0 and 4-3.
February 20, 2011
Softball sweeps South Carolina State, 6-5 and 5-3
ORANGEBURG - The Lander softball team claimed its second non-conference doubleheader sweep in as many days Sunday afternoon when the Bearcats defeated NCAA Division I South Carolina State, 6-5 and 5-3, at Hillcrest Field.
February 19, 2011
Leissner strikes out 16 in Newberry sweep
GREENWOOD – Lander's Hayley Leissner struck out 13 and allowed just four hits in the first game and Lander held off a rallying Newberry College in the second to claim a non-conference softball doubleheader sweep, 7-0 and 4-2, Saturday afternoon against the Wolves at Doug Spears Field.
February 16, 2011
Softball drops doubleheader at Anderson
ANDERSON - The Lander softball team dropped its first doubleheader of the season Wednesday night when the Bearcats lost to Anderson University, 8-3 and 7-2, in a non-conference matchup.
February 12, 2011
Lander softball sweeps Southern Wesleyan
CENTRAL - The Lander softball team earned its first doubleheader sweep of the season Saturday afternoon when the Bearcats took two from Southern Wesleyan, 10-0 and 6-4, in a non-conference action.
February 4, 2011
Softball looking for much improvement in 2011
GREENWOOD – Lander won as many Peach Belt Conference softball games in 2010 as it did in 2009, 2008 and 2007 combined. Lady Bearcats coach Brandon Duncan believes the team can make some more positive strides this spring.
January 13, 2011
Lander softball signs three for 2011-12 academic year
GREENWOOD - Lander University softball coach Brandon Duncan announced the signing of three players for the 2011-12 academic year. The signees are: Melanie Davis of Zebulon, N.C., Amanda Mendolia of Sarasota, Fla., and Tyler Riendeau of Land O'Lakes, Fla.