2009 Softball News

May 19, 2009
ISLANDER SOFTBALL SIGNEES WIN NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
ST. GEORGE, Utah ? A pair of future Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball players had quite a weekend as they led their Yavapai Community College Roughriders team to the 2009 NJCAA Division I Women's Softball National Championship.

May 7, 2009
ISLANDER SOFTBALL PLAYERS HONORED
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team had several players garner honors this week, as Larissa Martin was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI First Team and several Islander players were honored by the Southland Conference.

May 4, 2009
ISLANDER SOFTBALL SIGNS ALEX HUTCHINSON
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team added depth to the pitching rotation recently as they signed Alex Hutchinson, the 2009 All-Pacific Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year from the Palomar Community College Comets. Hutchinson is an all-state and all-conference performer at Palomar in San Marcos, California and is originally from Rancho Bernardo, Calif.

May 2, 2009
ISLANDER SOFTBALL SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER WITH UCA
Conway, Ark. ? The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team broke even on the first day of a Southland Conference weekend series against the Central Arkansas Bears, as they lost the first game of a doubleheader 1-0 in nine innings before coming back for a 3-2 victory in the second game of the night.

May 2, 2009
FINAL GAME OF ISLANDERS SEASON RAINED OUT
Conway, Ark. ? The final game of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball teams season came one night earlier than expected, as the last game of a three-game Southland Conference series between the Islanders and the Central Arkansas Bears was rained out on Saturday morning.

April 27, 2009
ISLANDER SOFTBALL WINS 2-1 ON SENIOR DAY
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team celebrated senior day with a 2-1 Southland Conference win over the Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions at Chapman Field on Sunday afternoon. The Islanders honored seniors Stephanie Estrada, Andrea Simancas, Larissa Martin and Kim Connelly before the game for their contributions to the Islander softball program.

April 26, 2009
ISLANDERS SPLIT GAMES WITH LADY LIONS ON FIRST DAY OF SERIES
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team split a pair of Southland Conference games against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, winning the first by a 3-0 final before falling short by a 6-4 score in the second half of the twin bill.

April 22, 2009
ISLANDERS PICK UP PAIR OF WINS AGAINST HBU
Houston ? The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team picked up a pair of non-conference wins on Wednesday against the Houston Baptist Huskies. The Islanders won the first game 5-1 before taking a 4-0 victory on the back of a Addie Tallman one-hitter.

April 21, 2009
MARGO HURDT NAMED SLC HITTER OF THE WEEK
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi designated player Margo Hurdt capped off her great weekend by taking home the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week award on Monday.

April 19, 2009
ISLANDERS SHOW NO RUST IN 9-3 SLC VICTORY OVER UTA
Arlington ? The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team showed no signs of rust after a week off, pounding UT Arlington for 14 hits and nine runs to take a 9-3 victory over the Lady Mavs. It was the first of a three-game series between the two teams.

April 19, 2009
ISLANDERS SPLIT WITH UTA TO TAKE SLC SERIES
Arlington ? The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team split a pair of Southland Conference games with UT Arlington on Sunday afternoon, winning the first game 8-1 before falling in the second by a 9-1 final in five innings. The Islanders took two-of-three games to win the series with the Lady Mavs.

April 18, 2009
ISLANDERS TRAVEL TO UT ARLINGTON FOR KEY SLC SERIES
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team will travel to Arlington this weekend as they get back into Southland Conference action against UT Arlington on Saturday and Sunday.

April 18, 2009
ISLANDER SOFTBALL GAMES RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER
Arlington ? The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team had to rearrange its schedule on Saturday morning due to weather conditions. The Islanders are on the road playing UT Arlington in a Southland Conference series.

April 16, 2009
ISLANDERS SIGN KACIE SMITH TO NATIONAL LETTER
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball program added power and speed after signing Junior College All-American Kacie Smith to a national letter of intent on Wednesday.

April 5, 2009
ISLANDERS WIN SERIES WITH 2-0 VICTORY OVER MCNEESE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team got a big boost to it's post-season hopes this weekend, as they took the final game of the Southland Conference series between the Islanders and the McNeese State Cowgirls by a 2-0 score. The win gives the Islanders a 2-1 series win over the Cowgirls, who came into the weekend in second place in the SLC standings.

April 4, 2009
ISLANDER SOFTBALL SPLITS PAIR WITH MCNEESE STATE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi played a pair of dramatically different games on Saturday, falling in game one of a doubleheader by a 2-0 score while coming back and winning game two 9-1 in five innings over McNeese State.

April 2, 2009
ISLANDERS FALL TO LONGHORNS IN PAIR OF HEARTBREAKERS
Austin - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team lost a pair of one-run games against the #22 Texas Longhorns on Thursday afternoon, falling by a 6-5 score in game one and dropping a 4-3 decision in eight innings in the nightcap.

April 1, 2009
ISLANDERS TRAVEL TO AUSTIN TO FACE LONGHORNS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team will travel to Austin on Thursday, taking a break from Southland Conference action to face the #22 Texas Longhorns in a doubleheader of return games after the two teams previously played on March 5 at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi. First pitch is set for 4:00 PM.

March 29, 2009
ISLANDERS TOP SAM HOUSTON IN FINAL GAME OF SLC SERIES
Huntsville ? The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team got a much-needed win on Sunday afternoon, taking a 3-1 final over Sam Houston State in the final game of a Southland Conference road series.

March 28, 2009
ISLANDERS LOSE PAIR OF SLC GAMES AT SAM HOUSTON
Huntsville ? The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team fell in a pair of two-run Southland Conference games on the road against Sam Houston. The Islanders lost the first game 4-2 and the second game by a 5-3 margin.

March 22, 2009
TALLMAN, ISLANDERS SHUT OUT FIRST PLACE SFA TO WIN SERIES
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team got a shutout from Addie Tallman and homeruns from Andrea Simancas and Alaina Byars to take the third game of the Southland Conference series against Stephen F. Austin by a 7-0 score. The Islanders win moved them to 2-1 on the weekend over the Lady Jacks, who came into the weekend as the first-place team in the SLC.

March 21, 2009
ISLANDERS SPLIT GAMES WITH FIRST PLACE SFA
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team split a pair of Southland Conference games against first-place Stephen F. Austin on Saturday afternoon at Chapman Field. The Lady Jacks won game on by an 8-2 score while the Islanders won game two by a 7-3 margin.

March 20, 2009
ISLANDER SOFTBALL RETURNS HOME TO FACE STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team will return home after a week on the road in Louisiana to face off against Stephen F. Austin in a Southland Conference weekend series. The two teams will play a doubleheader starting at 1 PM on Saturday and conclude with a 1 PM start on Sunday.

March 19, 2009
ISLANDERS DROP FINAL GAME OF ROAD TRIP TO CENTENARY
Shreveport, La. - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team lost a close 6-5 game against the Centenary College Ladies on Thursday afternoon, ending a seven game road trip through Louisiana over the past six days.

March 18, 2009
ISLANDERS FALL TO ULM IN MIDWEEK DOUBLEHEADER
Monroe, La. - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team was stung by the big inning on Wednesday afternoon, falling by scores of 6-1 and 7-6 in a two game set with the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks of the Sunbelt Conference.

March 17, 2009
ISLANDERS LOSE HEARTBREAKER TO SPLIT GAMES WITH LATECH
Ruston, La. - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team got a win and a heartbreaking loss on Tuesday to move to 3-1 after the first four games of its seven game road trip. The Islanders beat Louisiana Tech by a 5-1 score in the first game and lost the second game by a 9-8 score after leading 8-1.

March 16, 2009
ISLANDERS CONTINUE ROAD TRIP AT LOUISIANA TECH
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team will continue their week-long road trip with a pair of games against Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La. on Tuesday afternoon. The Islanders are fresh off a strong showing against the Northwestern State Demons on Sunday to record their first two Southland Conference wins of the season.

March 15, 2009
TALLMAN, BYARS BEDEVIL NORTHWESTERN STATE
Natchitoches, La. - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team got big performances from Alaina Byars and Addie Tallman as the Islanders swept their Southland Conference series against the Northwestern State Demons.

March 14, 2009
ISLANDER SOFTBALL GAMES RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER
Natchitoches, La. - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team have had their games cancelled for Saturday and will now play a double header starting at 12 PM on Sunday afternoon. The games were moved to the condition of the field from recent rain storms.

March 8, 2009
SOFTBALL LOSES FINAL GAME OF SERIES TO TEXAS STATE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team lost an 8-2 final in Southland Conference play against Texas State at Champman Field. The Islanders went 0-for-3 on the weekend against the Bobcats.

March 7, 2009
ISLANDERS DROP TWINBILL TO VISITING BOBCATS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team dropped a pair of Southland Conference games to the Texas state Bobcats by scores of 8-1 and 9-3 at Chapman Field.

March 5, 2009
ISLANDERS JUST MISS SWEEP OF LONGHORNS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team just missed a sweep of the Texas Longhorns in a non-conference double header held at Cabaniss Field, winning game one 5-0 and falling in game two by a 9-8 score. It was the first time in the Islanders history they have played host to Texas in Corpus Christi.

March 4, 2009
ISLANDERS HOST LONGHORNS IN HISTORIC MATCHUP
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team will host Texas on Thursday afternoon in the first-ever home games for the Islanders against the Longhorns. The two teams will play a double-header starting at 3 p.m. at Cabaniss Field.

March 1, 2009
ISLANDERS LOSE FINAL GAME ON THE ROAD AT NICHOLLS STATE
Thibodaux, La. - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team lost a 2-0 contest to the Nicholls State Colonels on a cold day on the road in Southland Conference action.

February 28, 2009
ISLANDERS FALL TO NICHOLLS IN SLC ROAD GAMES
Thibodaux, La. - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team fell in a pair of closely contested games against the Nicholls State Colonels on the first day of a three-game Southland Conference series.

February 25, 2009
ISLANDERS FALL TO UTSA IN FINAL GAME OF SLC SERIES
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team lost a 6-1 decision to UTSA Wednesday afternoon in the final game of the three-game series between the teams.

February 24, 2009
ISLANDERS DROP PAIR OF SLC GAMES TO UTSA
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team lost the first two games of their Southland Conference series against UTSA by a score of 6-0 in game one with the Islanders falling in game two by an 8-0 in six innings.

February 23, 2009
ISLANDER SOFTBALL HOSTS UTSA TO OPEN SLC SCHEDULE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team will open Southland Conference play as they host the UTSA Roadrunners in a three-game series, starting with a double header on Tuesday afternoon at Chapman Field. Game times are set for 1 PM and 3 PM on Tuesday and 1 PM on Wednesday.

February 21, 2009
ISLANDERS BREAK EVEN ON DAY TWO OF TOURNAMENT
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team split another pair of games in the second day of the Islander Invitational. They beat Loyola-Chicago 8-0 in six innings due to the mercy rule in their first game while dropping a 7-0 decision to Pittsburgh in the nightcap.

February 20, 2009
ISLANDERS SPLIT GAMES ON FIRST DAY OF ISLANDER INVITATIONAL
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team split a pair of games on the opening day against Minnesota and Loyola-Chicago. Minnesota took the 1 PM game against the Islanders by a 5-1 score. The Islanders took the nightcap by a 5-1 score over the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers at Cabaniss Field.

February 19, 2009
ISLANDERS HOST ISLANDER INVITATIONAL STARTING FRIDAY
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team will host Dayton, Loyola-Chicago, Minnesota and Pittsburgh in the Islander Invitational starting Friday morning at 9 AM. Loyola-Chicago will be kicking off their season while Dayton comes in at 2-2, Minnesota at 4-7 and Pittsburgh at 1-4.

February 17, 2009
ISLANDERS MAKE SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR ISLANDER INVITATIONAL
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team has changed the game times for the Islander Invitational tournament this weekend to assure the ability to play all games.

February 17, 2009
LARISSA MARTIN NAMED SLC HITTER OF THE WEEK
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball first baseman Larissa Martin has been named Hitter of the Week by the Southland Conference. It is Martin's first honor this season and she is also the first Islander to be honored this season.

February 15, 2009
ISLANDER SOFTBALL CLOSES OUT WEEKEND WITH WIN
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team kept it's hot streak going with a 9-3 victory over the Detroit Mercy Titans in the final game of the Corpus Christi Invitational on Sunday afternoon.

February 14, 2009
ISLANDERS SWEEP SECOND DAY OF CORPUS CHRISTI INVITE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team got two huge wins Saturday afternoon at Chapman Field during the Corpus Christi Invitational. The Islanders beat Creighton 3-2 in the first game and had a dramatic extra-innings victory over Indiana State by an 8-7 final.

February 13, 2009
SOFTBALL KICKS OFF CORPUS CHRISTI INVITATIONAL
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team will host Indiana State, North Texas, Creighton and Detroit Mercy in the Corpus Christi Invitational starting Friday morning at 9 AM. The four visiting teams will all be seeing their first action of the 2009 season.

February 13, 2009
ISLANDERS FALL TO NORTH TEXAS ON FIRST DAY OF TOURNAMENT
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team lost a tough game against the North Texas Mean Green by a 4-3 score on the first day of the Corpus Christi Invitational. The Islanders played in the final game of the day at the tournament. Other scores were Indiana State over Creighton 4-3, Creighton over Detroit Mercy 8-0 in five innings and Indiana State over Detroit Mercy by a 6-5 score.

February 11, 2009
ISLANDERS CHANGE GAME TIMES FOR CORPUS CHRISTI INVITATIONAL
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team has changed the game times for the Corpus Christi Invitational tournament this weekend to assure the ability to play all games.

February 10, 2009
ISLANDERS SWEEP TWINBILL OVER HOUSTON BAPTIST
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team got on the winning track Tuesday afternoon, sweeping a double header over Houston Baptist. The Islanders beat the Huskies by scores of 8-4 and 6-1 at Chapman Field.

February 8, 2009
ISLANDER SOFTBALL FALLS 2-0 TO #18 NORTH CAROLINA
Miami, Fla. ? The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team finished play in the FIU Combat Classic on Sunday morning in a match up against the 18th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels, falling by a 2-0 score.

February 7, 2009
ISLANDERS COMPLETE DAY TWO AT FIU TOURNAMENT
Miami, Fla. ? The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team completed day two at the FIU tournament with a pair of losses to the Louisville Cardinals and the FIU Panthers.

February 6, 2009
ISLANDERS FALL TO JACKSONVILLE, AUBURN AT FIU TOURNAMENT
Miami, Fla. - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team opened the season Friday morning with two tough losses at the FIU Combat Classic Tournament on the campus of Florida International University.

January 27, 2009
FIRST PITCH DINNER WITH CRYSTL BUSTOS A SUCCESS FOR ISLANDER SOFTBALL
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team recently held a fund raising dinner with special guest speaker Crystl Bustos, a member of gold medal winning softball teams at the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympics and a silver medal winner at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

December 12, 2008
ISLANDER SOFTBALL RELEASES 2009 SCHEDULE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball program will get a healthy dose of just what it needs this season, home games. A total of 28 home games to be exact, as part of a 56-game schedule featuring teams from the SEC, Big East, ACC, Big 10 and Big 12. Eight teams - Jacksonville State, Auburn, Louisville, North Carolina, Creighton, Texas, Louisiana Tech and Southland Conference tournament champion Stephen F. Austin ? made appearances in the NCAA tournament last season.

November 18, 2008
SOFTBALL ADDS EARLY NLI SIGNEES
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball added some new faces recently as the team received signed National Letter of Intent commitments from three student-athletes to play for the Islanders and head coach Jake Schumann.

October 28, 2008
ISLANDER SOFTBALL WRAPS UP FALL SCHEDULE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team completed its fall schedule this past weekend with a scrimmage against the Texas A&M-International Dustdevils.

October 16, 2008
ISLANDERS SOFTBALL CONTINUES FALL SCHEDULE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team continued it's fall schedule by holding scrimmages this past Saturday against Incarnate Word and Alvin College.

October 10, 2008
ISLANDER SOFTBALL POSTS TOP GPA IN SLC
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team was recently recognized for its accomplishments in the classroom as it tied for the highest GPA in the Southland Conference as well as the 55th highest in the nation among Division I softball teams.

October 9, 2008
ISLANDER SOFTBALL KICKS OFF FALL SCHEDULE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team kicked off the fall with scrimmages against St. Mary's this past weekend.

September 19, 2008
SCHUMANN ADDS TWO TO ISLANDER SOFTBALL STAFF
Second-year Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball head coach Jake Schumann has added a pair of coaches for the upcoming season with the additions of assistant coaches Teresa Flores and Rachel Townsend.

June 4, 2008
SIMANCAS NAMED TO SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE 2008 CAPITAL ONE ALL-ACADEMIC SOFTBALL TEAM
Andrea Simancas, a three-year starter for the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team was named to the Southland Conference Capital One All-Academic First Team after posting a 3.848 grade point average.

June 3, 2008
CAIN ADDED TO LIST OF SOFTBALL SIGNEES
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi head coach Jake Schumann announced the signing of Alejia Cain to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Islanders next season.