Softball sweeps UT Arlington

Hanna Cooper Editor-In-Chief For just the second time in program history, and the first time in Arlington, Texas, the Troy softball team swept UT Arlington during the opening weekend of conference play.  Leanna Johnson surpassed the 500 career strikeouts milestone en route to a shutout win over UT Arlington, 5-0, before Troy utilized timely offensive bursts to down the Mavericks and take the series, 4-1, Saturday at Allan Saxe Field.  Needing seven strikeouts to top the 500 mark, Johnson fanned 10 Mavericks to become the second Trojan in program history…

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Trojans off to a hot start

( Photo / Troy Athletics ) Audra Thompson gets a hold of a ball in Saturday’s game against Belmont at Troy Softball Complex. The Trojans beat the Bruins 3-1 on Saturday. Hanna Cooper Editor-In-Chief The Troy Softball program kicked off the 2021 season with a perfect 4-0 after downing Ole Miss, UAB and Belmont.   The Trojans opened up the 2021 season downing SEC foe Ole Miss, 5-2, before toppling in-state rival UAB, 8-0, in the nightcap of day one of the Trojan Classic Friday at the Troy Softball Complex.…

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Troy Softball releases tournament schedule

( Photo / Troy Athletics ) The Troy softball team released its 2021 tournament schedule this week with teams such as Ole Miss and UAB on the schedule. Hanna Cooper Editor-In-Chief The Trojans will welcome seven teams, including regional foes Ole Miss and UAB, to the Troy Softball Complex to kick off the opening two weekends of the 2021 season, Head Coach Beth Mullins announced Friday. The Trojans 2021 campaign kicks off Feb. 12-14 with the Trojan Classic. Ole Miss, UAB, Chattanooga and Belmont are all scheduled to make the…

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Softball wins 3 of 4 on road, defeats SEC team

(Photo/Zenith Shrestha) Sophomore pitcher Leanna Johnson earned 21 shutouts, two shutouts and a save last weekend. Hanna Cooper Staff Writer Troy Softball picked up two shutout wins over Charlotte and a win over No. 16 South Carolina last weekend at the Black and Garnet Challenge in Columbia, South Carolina. The Trojans’ only loss of the weekend came to the Gamecocks in walk-off fashion.  Troy opened play in the Black and Garnet Challenge on Saturday.  Troy became the first team to beat the Gamecocks (11-4) in a home tournament since 2015. It…

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Softball takes 4 of 5 in Citrus Classic

(Photo/Troy Athletics) Four different Trojans recorded home runs this weekend at the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Florida.  Hanna Cooper Staff Writer The Troy softball team picked up wins in four of its five contests this weekend at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic in Orlando, Florida.  The Trojans’ record is now 10-3, which is second in the Sun Belt Conference behind Louisiana. “Overall, I was just really happy with our grit and our ability to live pitch to pitch, especially in our last three games,” Head Coach Beth Mullins said. “We…

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