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Softball not worried about depth in 2017

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy softball team is set to begin its 2017 season following Head Coach Beth Mullins’ second winning season in two years as coach. The Trojans return 11 players while adding two transfers and four freshmen, including Grace Mirly, who was three-time All-State in her home state of Missouri. With only 17 players, depth could be seen as an issue heading into the season. Despite this, senior Becca Hartley isn’t fazed. “Although we have the smallest team since I’ve been at Troy with 17 players, I […]

by · February 9, 2017 · Softball, Sports
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The new faces of Troy soccer are here

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer Troy soccer will look a little different from now on. The Trojans have welcomed many new faces recently, with a new head coach and several new players stepping onboard the program. Ged O’Connor, Troy’s new head coach, hails from Saint Leo University, where he spent 11 seasons before taking over the top job for the Trojans last Monday. Not even a week after his hire, O’Connor announced the signing of five incoming freshmen to fill out the 2017 roster. “We’re really excited about the class that […]

by · February 9, 2017 · Softball, Sports
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Trojan softball wins one of two games at home

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy softball team picked up a win in a fall doubleheader on Friday, cruising past Gulf Coast State College 7-3 and finishing with a 1-1 tie against Auburn University at Montgomery. Sophomore pitcher Peyton Glover picked up the win in game one for the Trojans (4-1-1, 0-0 Sun Belt), allowing no runs during her six innings in the circle. Gulf Coast State opened the game facing the Trojans’ sophomore pitcher Claire Graves, who conceded three runs and four hits to the Commodores. Gulf Coast held […]

by · October 20, 2016 · Softball, Sports
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Softball rolls at home in fall doubleheader

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy softball team picked up two wins in a fall doubleheader, topping Northwest Florida 2-0 and 5-1 on the Charles Henderson High School softball field. Sophomore pitcher Claire Graves won game one for the Trojans (3-1, 0-0 Sun Belt), allowing no hits and recording eight strikeouts during her seven innings in the circle. Both teams had trouble putting the ball into play. Troy recorded the only four hits in the game, and the only scores of the game came in the bottom of the third […]

by · October 13, 2016 · Softball, Sports
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Trojan softball splits opening double header of fall

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer To begin its fall season, the Troy softball team split a doubleheader with Chipola Community College, dropping the first game 4-3, but bouncing back in the second 3-0. In game one, the Indians (1-1, 0-0 NJCAA Region 8) got on the board first, recording four hits in the top of the second inning, which led to two scores. The Trojans (1-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) were unable to answer and went three up, three down in the bottom of the second. Troy recorded a costly error in […]

by · September 29, 2016 · Softball, Sports
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PHOTO GALLERY: Softball – Troy Vs. Chipola

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by · September 24, 2016 · Photo Galleries, Softball, Sports

Trojan baseball falls at home to Texas State, at Georgia Tech

Michael Shipma Sports Editor Following a tough loss to Samford, the Troy softball team conceded its series against conference foe Texas State, splitting a doubleheader and falling in the finale. The Trojans (26-17, 7-8 Sun Belt) struggled to put up runs at home, and though the series’ doubleheader games were decided by one point, they had to work for any sort of offensive productivity. Following a scoreless first inning in the series opener on Saturday, April 16, the Bobcats (27-16, 9-7 Sun Belt) got on the board with a fly […]

by · April 21, 2016 · Softball, Sports
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Hannah Day to go pro

Michael Shipma Sports Editor Senior right fielder Hannah Day has been selected by the Akron Racers in the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Senior Draft. The softball draft was held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. Day, who was selected by the Racers with the fourth pick in the fifth round, or 30th overall, currently owns a .343 batting percentage and a .745 slugging percentage with just nine regular season games remaining. With the selection, Day becomes the first Trojan to be taken in […]

by · April 21, 2016 · Softball, Sports
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Troy softball wins two of three at ULM, falls to Samford at home

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy softball team won its three-game series against UL-Monroe, taking both games of the doubleheader, 5-4 and 6-3, but dropping the final game 0-2. With both wins, the Trojans (25-15, 6-6 Sun Belt) snapped a three-game losing streak after tough road games against South Carolina and Auburn. Game one of the doubleheader against ULM, which took place on Saturday, April 9, was a close contest from start to finish, and required extra innings to decide a victor. Troy got on the board in the first […]

by · April 14, 2016 · Softball, Sports
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Softball drops three straight road games

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy softball team continued its recent struggles, dropping a pair of games at South Carolina over the weekend and a 9-1 decision at Auburn on Wednesday, April 6. The Trojans (23-12, 4-5 Sun Belt) lost the series opener in Columbia, South Carolina, on Saturday, April 2, by a score of 8-0, as well as the second game on Sunday, April 3, by a final score of 10-7. With the losses, Troy has now lost five of its last seven games. In the series opener, the […]

by · April 7, 2016 · Softball, Sports