2011 Softball News

August 11, 2011
Top Performance #2 - Tucker's Power Surge

May 26, 2011
Hannah Schwarz named to Capital One Academic All-America Team
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi junior softball player Hannah Schwarz has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America #$%^Third Team it was announced on Thursday. The teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America #$%^(CoSIDA) and it is the third such honor for an Islanders softball player in the program's history.

May 19, 2011
Hannah Schwarz named All-Region for second-straight year
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball centerfielder Hannah Schwarz was named to the 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I #$%^All-Central Region Second Team on Thursday. It marks the second year in-a-row that Schwarz has received an all-region honor #$%^after being named first team following the 2010 season.

May 14, 2011
Islanders fall to Texas State in Southland Tournament finals
HUNTSVILLE, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team came up short in the championship round of the 2011 #$%^Southland Conference Tournament as they fell by an 8-5 final against Texas State on Saturday. Catcher Brittany Tucker, #$%^second baseman Caley Jeter and pitcher Jordan Trujillo were named to the all-tournament team for their performances at the #$%^event.

May 14, 2011
Wild finish helps Islanders advance in Southland Conference Tournament
HUNTSVILLE, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team picked up a wild win late Friday night as they scored a run #$%^on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 6-5 final over UTSA.

May 14, 2011
Islanders power way to championship round with pair of home runs
HUNTSVILLE, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team used the rarely seen long ball on Saturday morning to #$%^advance to the championship round of the 2011 Southland Conference Tournament against Texas State. Seniors Kacie Smith #$%^and Brittany Tucker each had a pair of three-run home runs to help their team to an 8-6 win against McNeese State.

May 14, 2011
Softball Championship game available on Southland.org
HUNTSVILLE, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi game against Texas State in the Southland Conference Tournament can #$%^be seen by visiting www.Southland.org. The game is available for free to all visitors.

May 13, 2011
Islanders loses extra-inning heartbreaker to McNeese State in opening game of tournament
HUNTSVILLE, Texas ? Despite a masterful job of pitching all night by starter Greta Cecchetti, the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi #$%^softball team lost its opening game of the Southland Conference Tournament against McNeese State by a 1-0 final in eight #$%^innings. The top-seeded Islanders will move on to face Northwestern State at 12 p.m. on Friday.

May 13, 2011
Islanders rally late to take 5-1 victory in Southland Conference Tournament
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team picked up its first-ever Southland Conference Tournament win and advanced to #$%^another game today after winning a 5-1 elimination game against Northwestern State on Friday morning. The Islanders will play #$%^the winner of the game between UTSA and UT Arlington at 7:30 tonight for the right to advance to play on Saturday.

May 12, 2011
Islanders softball team readies for play in Southland Conference Tournament
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will try to claim a second Southland Conference Championship on Thursday #$%^when they begin play in the Southland Conference Tournament as the No. 1 seed with a tournament title and an NCAA bid on #$%^the line.

May 12, 2011
Softball game pushed back due to weather delays
Tonight's softball game is now scheduled for an 8 p.m. start.

May 10, 2011
Islanders place five on All-Southland teams; Schumann named Southland Coach of the Year
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team was recognized for its 2011 Southland Conference Championship with five players named to the All-Southland teams. Head Coach Jake Schumann was named the Southland Coach of the Year, the first such honor in program history.

May 9, 2011
Hannah Schwarz Honored With Southland Conference Steve McCarty Citizenship Award
Crowned a Southland Conference Champion on Sunday, Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball player Hannah Schwarz has #$%^been named the women's 2010-11 Southland Conference Steve McCarty Citizenship Award winner, the conference #$%^announced on Monday.

May 9, 2011
Cecchetti garners second Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week honor
Junior pitcher Greta Cecchetti has picked up another weekly honor for the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team after #$%^being named the Pitcher of the Week on Monday afternoon by a vote of the league sports information directors. It is her second #$%^of the season and she is one of just four players to be honored twice this year while giving her team a league-high five total #$%^weekly awards. In addition to her two, Jordan Trujillo and Vianca Pesina have each taken the honor once while Lauren Dodson #$%^was named Hitter of the Week earlier in the year.

May 8, 2011
Islanders Shutout Mavericks To Win Southland Conference Championship
ARLINGTON, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team needed a championship performance on Sunday and they #$%^got just that from starter Greta Cecchetti as she pitched a one-hit, complete-game shutout against UT Arlington to take a 2-0 #$%^win. The victory secured the regular-season Southland Conference Championship for the Islanders.

May 7, 2011
Islanders drop doubleheader against UT Arlington on first day of series
ARLINGTON, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team lost a pair of games by 7-0 and 3-1 scores on Saturday #$%^against the UT Arlington Mavericks that setup a Sunday showdown that will determine the Southland Conference #$%^Championship. The two teams will play a single game at 1 p.m. that will see one claim a title and the #1 seed in the conference #$%^tournament.

May 6, 2011
Islanders travel to UT Arlington in search of Southland Conference title
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will travel for its final series of the regular season on Saturday and Sunday with #$%^a conference title in its sights. The first-place Islanders will take on the second-place Lady Mavs in a series that will determine #$%^the regular season Southland Conference Champion as well as the #1 seed in the upcoming Southland Conference Tournament.

May 5, 2011
Trio of Islanders softball players named to Capital One Academic All-District Teams
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball had three of its players named to the Capital One Academic All-District Softball Teams as #$%^selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) on Thursday afternoon. Junior Hannah Schwarz #$%^was named to the first team while seniors Caley Jeter and Lauren Dodson were second team honorees from District 6 of #$%^CoSIDA. The district is composed of all teams from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

April 23, 2011
Islanders take extra-inning win over McNeese State on Senior Day
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? Lauren Dodson sent her fellow seniors out with a win on Senior Day after scoring an unearned run #$%^in the bottom of the ninth as Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi won a 2-1 game against McNeese State at Chapman Field. The team #$%^finishes the season with a 28-3 record in home games following the win.

April 22, 2011
Islanders host Cowgirls in final home series of the year
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will play host to the McNeese State Cowgirls on Friday and Saturday in a three- #$%^game Southland Conference series at Chapman Field. The teams will play a doubleheader on Friday starting at 1 p.m. while #$%^concluding the series with a 12 p.m. single game on Saturday.

April 22, 2011
Islanders split doubleheader to clinch postseason appearance
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team split a pair of games on Saturday against McNeese #$%^State, losing game one by a 5-3 final in 11 innings before taking a 4-1 victory in the second game of the day. The win clinched a #$%^spot in the Southland Conference Tournament for the home team.

April 21, 2011
Islanders split twin bill against Houston Baptist to close non-conference play
HOUSTON, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team picked up a split against Houston Baptist on Wednesday, #$%^taking a 1-0 game on a Brittany Tucker homer in the first contest while falling 4-3 in extra innings against HBU in the second #$%^game of the day.

April 20, 2011
Softball faces Houston Baptist in final non-conference games of the year
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will play its final two non-conference games of the regular season on #$%^Wednesday with a doubleheader against the Houston Baptist Huskies on the road. The first game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. first #$%^pitch at Husky Field.

April 17, 2011
Islanders fall twice on the road against Sam Houston State
HUNTSVILLE, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team was unable to come up with any rhythm on offense on #$%^Saturday as they fell by 1-0 and 5-2 finals in a Southland Conference doubleheader against Sam Houston State. The two teams #$%^play the final game of the series beginning at 12 p.m. on Sunday.

April 17, 2011
Offense erupts for run-rule victory over Sam Houston State
HUNTSVILLE, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team recovered from a sluggish offensive day on Saturday with #$%^a nine-run outburst on Sunday for a 9-0 run-rule victory over the Sam Houston State Bearkats at the Bearkat Softball Complex.

April 15, 2011
Softball travels to Sam Houston State for Southland weekend series
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will hit the road this weekend for a three-game Southland Conference series #$%^against the Sam Houston State Bearkats in Huntsville. The teams will play a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday with the #$%^final game set for an 11 a.m. start on Sunday.

April 10, 2011
Islanders fall in extra innings heartbreaker against Stephen F. Austin
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team dropped a heartbreaking 5-3 loss in 10 innings against #$%^Stephen F. Austin in the final game of a Southland Conference series at Chapman field. The loss ended the 25-game home #$%^winning streak for the Islanders, which was the second-longest active streak in the nation.

April 9, 2011
Islanders pitching shut down Stephen F. Austin in doubleheader sweep
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team scored just three runs in two games on Saturday but #$%^came away with a doubleheader sweep after 2-0 and 1-0 victories over Stephen F. Austin. The win and a UT Arlington loss #$%^moved the team back into first place of the Southland Conference standings.

April 8, 2011
Softball set to host Stephen F. Austin in Southland weekend tilt
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will play host to the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks in a Southland Conference #$%^series this weekend at Chapman Field. The two teams will play a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday and a single game #$%^with a 12 p.m. first pitch on Sunday.

April 3, 2011
Trujillo strikes out career-high 13 as Islanders take series over Northwestern State
NATCHITOCHES, La. ? With both teams struggling offensively early on, junior pitcher Jordan Trujillo made sure her team never #$%^fell behind as she struck out a career-high 13 Northwestern State batters as Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi finally got on the #$%^board for a 5-0 victory to take the series win on Sunday.

April 2, 2011
Softball travels to face Northwestern State in Southland Conference series
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will be on the road this weekend as they travel to face the Northwestern State #$%^Lady Demons in a three-game Southland Conference series. The road set will be played in Natchitoches, La. with a #$%^doubleheader slated for 2 p.m. on Saturday and a 12 p.m. first pitch for the single game on Sunday.

April 2, 2011
Islanders split doubleheader against Northwestern State
NATCHITOCHES, La. ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team picked up its 30th win of the season in game one with a #$%^12-4 victory, but they were unable to sweep the doubleheader as they lost a 4-2 final in game two. The final game of the series #$%^is on Sunday with a 12 p.m. start time.

March 28, 2011
Greta Cecchetti named Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi junior pitcher Greta Cecchetti has been named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week by a #$%^vote of the league sports information directors on Monday. It is the first honor of the year for Cecchetti and fourth-straight week #$%^an Islanders player has been honored. Jordan Trujillo and Vianca Pesina were recognized for their pitching in back-to-back #$%^weeks and were followed by Lauren Dodson receiving the honor for hitting last week.

March 27, 2011
Late-game heroics propel Islanders to another walk-off victory
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? Lauren Dodson started out the day 0-2 at the plate and had an error that allowed an unearned #$%^run to #$%^score. None of that mattered in the end, as the senior shortstop stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs in #$%^the #$%^bottom of the seventh. She drilled a 3-1 pitch all the way to the right center field wall for a bases-clearing walk-off double to #$%^give #$%^her team a 5-4 victory against the Texas State Bobcats.

March 26, 2011
Islanders walk-off with doubleheader sweep against Texas State
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team used a walk-off single by Brittany Tucker in game two #$%^of their Southland Conference series to sweep the Saturday doubleheader between the teams. The Islanders won game one #$%^by a 4-1 final while taking a 2-1 win in the second half of the twin bill.

March 25, 2011
Softball hosts Texas State in battle of top Southland teams
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will be hosting Texas State this weekend in a three-game series that are #$%^important in Southland Conference standings early in the schedule. The Islanders are currently in first place while the Bobcats #$%^hold the third position in the league standings.

March 24, 2011
No. 8 Texas takes down Islanders in softball doubleheader
AUSTIN, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team lost a pair of close games to the No. 8 Texas Longhorns on #$%^Wednesday night in a midweek doubleheader. The Islanders lost 6-0 in game one before falling 2-0 in the nightcap.

March 22, 2011
Islanders softball set for midweek twin bill against No. 8 Texas in Austin
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will face one of their toughest challenges of the season on Wednesday when #$%^they travel to Austin for a doubleheader against the No. 8 Texas Longhorns.

March 21, 2011
Lauren Dodson garners Southland Conference Hitter of the Week honor
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball player Lauren Dodson has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week the #$%^league announced on Monday afternoon. It is the first honor of the year for the senior shortstop from Grove, Okla.

March 20, 2011
Islanders take 3-1 victory over Nicholls to win weekend series
THIBODAUX, La. ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team picked up another Southland Conference series win on #$%^Sunday, taking a 3-1 final over the Nicholls Colonels to win two-of-three on the weekend.

March 19, 2011
Islanders rally late for doubleheader split with Nicholls Colonels
THIBODAUX, La. ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team earned a doubleheader split with the Nicholls Colonels on #$%^Saturday by rallying late to take an 11-8 final in extra innings during the second game of the day. They lost 4-0 to NSU in the #$%^opening game of the Southland Conference series.

March 18, 2011
Islanders softball back on the road for series against Nicholls
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will be back on the road this weekend for a Southland Conference series against #$%^the Nicholls Colonels. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. and a single game on Sunday at 12 #$%^p.m. at the Colonel Softball Complex.

March 16, 2011
Islanders sweep Jaguars in non-conference doubleheader
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team picked up another pair of wins on Wednesday, taking #$%^3-0 and 10-2 decisions over UH-Victoria at Chapman Field. The first game was relatively close while the home team took #$%^control in the second game and earned a run-rule victory in five innings.

March 15, 2011
Islanders host Houston at Chapman Field on Tuesday
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will host Houston on Tuesday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m. at Chapman Field. #$%^The second contest is set to follow at 4 p.m. against the Cougars.

March 15, 2011
Islanders rally caps twin bill sweep of Houston
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team fell behind early in both games, but overcame deficits #$%^on three occasions to take a pair of wins against Houston on Tuesday. The home team took game one by a 3-2 final before #$%^winning 8-6 in the second game over a team that was recently ranked and is receiving votes in the national polls.

March 14, 2011
Vianca Pesina named Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball pitcher Vianca Pesina has been named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week on #$%^Monday by a vote of the league's sports information directors. It is the second-straight week an Islanders pitcher has won the #$%^award after Jordan Trujillo was recognized a week ago.

March 13, 2011
Islanders earn series win with 10-1 victory over Central Arkansas
CONWAY, Ark. ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team picked up its third-straight Southland Conference series win on #$%^Sunday with a 10-1 run-rule victory over Central Arkansas in six innings. They won the second game of the series by a 6-1 #$%^final after dropping game one 5-4 to the Bears.

March 12, 2011
Softball set for first Southland road trip of the year
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will be taking to the road this weekend in a three-game series against the Central #$%^Arkansas Bears. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. and a single game on Sunday at 12 #$%^p.m. in Conway, Ark. on the UCA campus.

March 12, 2011
Islanders softball rallies for doubleheader split against Central Arkansas
CONWAY, Ark. ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team saw it's 13-game winning streak snapped but rallied for a win #$%^in the second game of their doubleheader against Central Arkansas. After falling by a 5-4 score in game one, the Islanders #$%^came back firing to take a 6-1 final and split the first day of the Southland Conference series.

March 9, 2011
Softball sweeps Houston Baptist in afternoon doubleheader
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team had to rally early and played with a lead in a pair of #$%^games against the Houston Baptist Huskies at Chapman Field. The home team won game one 4-2 while shutting out the Huskies #$%^4-0 in the second half of the twin bill.

March 7, 2011
Jordan Trujillo named Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi junior Jordan Trujillo has been named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the week by a vote of #$%^the league sports information directors. It is the first honor of the season for the Sierra Vista, Ariz. native.

March 6, 2011
Islanders sweep doubleheader against Lady Lions to improve to 5-0 in Southland
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team picked up a pair of run-rule victories on Saturday, #$%^taking the opening game of the doubleheader against Southeastern Louisiana by a 16-0 final in five innings before taking the #$%^nightcap by an 11-3 final in six innings. The two teams will play the final game of the series at 12 p.m. on Sunday at Chapman #$%^Field.

March 6, 2011
Softball sweeps Lady Lions to run win streak to 11 games
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team picked up another victory on Sunday, beating #$%^Southeastern Louisiana by a 6-1 final to sweep the Lady Lions and extend its win streak to 11 games. It also gives the team its #$%^second-consecutive Southland Conference sweep as they scored 33 runs on 38 hits in the three-game series.

March 4, 2011
Softball looks to continue unbeaten start in Southland Conference play
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will look to continue its hot start in Southland Conference play this weekend #$%^when they host the Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions at Chapman Field. The Islanders swept UTSA earlier in the week while #$%^SELA will be playing its first conference series of the year.

March 2, 2011
Islanders offense powers sweep of UTSA in Southland Conference series
CORPUS CHRSTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team saw both its offense and the UTSA Roadrunners #$%^offense come alive on Wednesday, but the home team prevailed by outscoring the Roadrunners by a 9-6 final for the series #$%^sweep. It is the first-ever series-sweep of the Roadrunners since the Islanders joined the Southland Conference in 2006.

March 1, 2011
Islanders victorious in Southland opener against UTSA
CORPUS CHRSITI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team picked up the first Southland Conference win of the #$%^season on Tuesday afternoon, taking a 2-0 decision over UTSA in the first game of a doubleheader. Game two is scheduled to #$%^begin at 3 p.m. at Chapman Field.

March 1, 2011
Islanders shutout UTSA in extra innings to take Southland twin bill
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team used another great pitching effort from Vianca Pesina #$%^to shutout UTSA for a second time on Tuesday, taking a 1-0 victory in eight innings for a doubleheader sweep of the #$%^Roadrunners on the first day of Southland Conference play. Earlier in the day, the home team shutout UTSA by a 2-0 final #$%^behind a complete game from Jordan Trujillo.

February 28, 2011
Softball team hosts UTSA to open Southland Conference play
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will look to extend its season-high five-game winning streak on Tuesday when it #$%^plays Southland Conference foe UTSA at Chapman Field in a doubleheader. The first game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. with #$%^the second game of the day following after a short break between games.

February 26, 2011
Islanders rally in final at-bat to secure win over Arkansas on day two of Islanders Classic
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team capped off an undefeated day at the Holiday Inn #$%^Emerald Beach Islanders Classic in dramatic fashion, rallying for three runs in their last at-bat to take a thrilling 5-4 victory over #$%^Arkansas. It was the team's first win over an SEC opponent since the 2006 season.

February 26, 2011
Pesina no-hits Texas Southern to send Islanders to tournament final
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? Vianca Pesina provided all the pitching needed to send her team to the finals of the Holiday Inn #$%^Emerald Beach Islanders Classic, no-hitting the Texas Southern Lady Tigers in a run-rule shortened game as Texas A&M ? #$%^Corpus Christi won a 12-0 game in five innings. The win sends the team to a 3 p.m. rematch against Arkansas in the #$%^tournament championship game.

February 26, 2011
Islanders beat Arkansas 4-0 to secure Islanders Classic Championship
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? After waiting five years for its next win over an SEC opponent, the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi #$%^softball program just had to wait one more day as they downed the Arkansas Razorbacks for the second time in as many days, #$%^winning 4-0 to take the Holiday Inn Emerald Beach Islanders Classic Championship. Earlier in the day the team saw Vianca #$%^Pesina hurl a no-hit, five-inning shutout as they run-ruled Texas Southern by a 12-0 final.

February 25, 2011
Islanders withstand Rutgers rally to take 4-3 victory at Islanders Classic
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team staked themselves to a lead heading into the final #$%^inning and withstood a Scarlet Knights rally to take a 4-3 victory over Rutgers in their first game of the Holiday Inn Emerald #$%^Beach Islanders Classic. The Islanders play Arkansas to end the second day of play at the tournament.

February 24, 2011
Softball opens Holiday Inn Emerald Beach Islanders Classic with run-rule win over Texas Southern
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team got back on the winning track with an 8-0 six-inning #$%^run-rule victory over Texas Southern in the opening game of the Holiday Inn Emerald Beach Islanders Classic on Thursday. The #$%^Islanders will take on the other two teams in the tournament tomorrow, playing Rutgers in a 1 p.m. contest and finishing the day #$%^off at 3 p.m. against Arkansas.

February 23, 2011
Softball set to host Holiday Inn Emerald Beach Islanders Classic
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will host its second home tournament of the year beginning Thursday when they #$%^start play in the Holiday Inn Emerald Beach Islanders Classic against Texas Southern at Chapman Field. The game is set to start #$%^at 12 p.m. with a game between Rutgers and Arkansas, the other two members of the field, scheduled for a 3 p.m. start #$%^following the opening game.

February 20, 2011
Softball drops 9-1 decision to Kennesaw State in Hillenbrand Invitational
Tucson, Ariz. ? Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball lost 9-1 to Kennesaw State on Saturday night at the University of Arizona #$%^Hillenbrand Invitational. The Owls raced out to an 8-0 lead in the first two innings doing in the Islanders.

February 20, 2011
Arizona powers way to victory over Islanders to close out Hillenbrand Invitational
TUCSON, Ariz. ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team was roughed up against the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats once again, #$%^losing a 9-1 final in five innings to finish play at the Hillenbrand Invitational. The Wildcats were held to just seven hits in the #$%^game, but four of them were home runs against the Islanders.

February 19, 2011
Islanders split games on first day of Hillenbrand Invitational
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi added a win and a loss on the first day of the Hillenbrand Invitational after a 2-0 win against Drake #$%^in the early game and a 15-0 loss in five innings to the No. 2-ranked Arizona Wildcats in the nightcap.

February 19, 2011
Islanders drop opening game of day two at Hillenbrand Invitational
TUCSON, Ariz. ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team was unable to hold onto an early lead as they battle the Pacific #$%^Tigers to a 6-4 loss in the first game of day two at the Hillenbrand Invitational. They are scheduled to play Kennesaw State later #$%^in the day at 7 p.m. to close the second day of play.

February 17, 2011
Softball travels to Arizona for the Hillebrand Invitational
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will travel to Arizona for its biggest challenge of the young season when they #$%^take part in the Hillebrand Invitational, hosted by the No. 2 Arizona Wildcats in Tucson. The team will play two games against #$%^Arizona and one each against Drake, Pacific and Kennesaw State.

February 13, 2011
Softball wins Best Western Marina Grand Invitational with 5-1 win over Loyola Chicago
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team bookended the final day of the Best Western Marina #$%^Grand Invitational with a pair of wins to take the tournament championship, winning 9-0 early in the morning over UT Arlington #$%^and taking a 5-1 final over Loyola Chicago in the championship game.

February 12, 2011
Islanders offense explodes for another run-rule victory
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team used another offensive explosion to go along with #$%^dominate pitching performances to win a 9-0 contest against UT Arlington in their first game of the day at the Best Western #$%^Marina Grand Invitational on Saturday morning. The team will play again with a scheduled start of 3 p.m. against the winner of #$%^the game between Cleveland State and Loyola Chicago.

February 11, 2011
Islanders split pair of games on second day of Best Western Marina Grand Invitational
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi offense struggled in the first game but came alive in the second to #$%^split a pair of games on the second day of their home tournament. The Islanders won game two against UT Arlington by a 6-1 #$%^final after dropping the first game by a 3-0 score against Cleveland State.

February 10, 2011
Softball starts season Thursday against Loyola Chicago in Best Western Marina Grand Invitational
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team begins its season on Thursday in what head coach Jake Schumann hopes will #$%^be the most successful season to date for both in his time at the school and as a program overall. They start play with a single #$%^game against Loyola Chicago at 12 p.m. on Thursday in the opening game of the Best Western Marina Grand Invitational at #$%^Chapman Field.

February 10, 2011
Islanders take 9-1 win in Best Western Marina Grand Invitational
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi softball team opened the season in a big way, taking a 9-1 win in six #$%^innings against Loyola Chicago in the opening game of the Best Western Marina Grand Invitational at Chapman Field.

January 27, 2011
Schumann invited to coach for Akron Racers professional softball team
CORPUS CHRISTI ? Head Coach Jake Schumann of the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team has been invited to serve as #$%^the head coach for the Akron Racers of the National Pro Fastpitch League, Racers General Manager Joey Arrietta announced #$%^today. Schumann, who is in his fourth year at the helm of Islanders softball, will report to Akron when the Islanders complete #$%^their 2011 season.

January 26, 2011
Islanders softball places six on Southland preseason teams
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will put greater expectations on themselves this season as they return four #$%^players selected First Team All-Southland and two that are Second Team All-Southland members, the league announced on #$%^Wednesday afternoon.

December 8, 2010
Sarah Pauly to speak at annual First Pitch Dinner benefitting Islanders Softball
Former Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball great Sarah Pauly will be the guest speaker at the third annual ?The First Pitch' #$%^dinner that benefits the Islanders program.

November 22, 2010
Schumann signs eight to NLI in largest signing class of tenure
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball program received a big influx of talent this past week when it saw eight players sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI) during the fall signing period.

November 19, 2010
Softball finalizes challenging 2011 schedule
The 2011 season for the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will feature a challenging schedule with three teams that #$%^participated in the NCAA Tournament a year ago, including Women's College World Series finalist Arizona, and 31 home games #$%^at Chapman Field

November 10, 2010
Softball completes fall season with split against Texas A&M ' International
CORPUS CHRISTI ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team recently completed its fall schedule with a doubleheader split #$%^against the Texas A&M ? International Dustdevils on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Chapman Field. The Islanders won the first game by a #$%^14-3 margin in five innings before losing a tough 6-5 final in the second game.

October 22, 2010
Softball team sweeps doubleheader against Alvin to stay undefeated in the fall
CORPUS CHRISTI ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team took a pair of mercy-rule games against Alvin Community #$%^College on Friday to stay unbeaten during the fall schedule. In game one, the Islanders took a 14-3 win and won 10-0 in the #$%^second half of the twin bill.

October 16, 2010
Islanders softball sweeps doubleheader over St. Edward's
CORPUS CHRISTI ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team picked up a pair of wins on their fall schedule Saturday after #$%^beating St. Edward's 10-2 in game one and 3-1 in the second game.

October 15, 2010
Islanders softball to take on St. Edward's on Saturday at Chapman Field
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team will be in action this weekend when they host the St. Edward's Hilltoppers in a #$%^game on Saturday. First pitch is set for 12:00 p.m. at Chapman Field.

October 3, 2010
Islanders softball wins first game, ties second contest of fall schedule
HOUSTON ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball team picked up an 8-0 win over Blinn College in the morning and played to #$%^a 6-6 tie in the second game of the day against Galveston College.

October 1, 2010
Islanders softball team begins fall schedule with pair of weekend games
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi softball will see how they stack up against live competition this weekend when they see their first #$%^game action of the fall. The team will travel to Houston to play Blinn Junior College at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday before finishing the #$%^day with a 2:30 p.m. game against Galveston College.

September 7, 2010
ISLANDERS SOFTBALL ADDS LISA NORRIS AS PITCHING COACH
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi softball team made a big addition to the coaching staff recently when head coach Jake #$%^Schumann hired Lisa Norris to be the team's pitching coach. Norris, a native of Snellville, Ga., was a 2009 First-Team All- #$%^Southeast Region and All-ACC selection as a senior at North Carolina and has gone on to a successful career in the National #$%^Pro Fastpitch league.

September 3, 2010
ISLANDERS SOFTBALL TEAM INKS SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH ANDERSON BAT COMPANY
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi softball team impressed the Anderson Bat Company so much last season that the manufacturer has signed the Islanders to a full equipment sponsorship for the 2011 season.

August 28, 2010
NEW ISLANDERS SOFTBALL COACH RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR
Incoming Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball pitching coach Lisa Norris received the Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Year award #$%^from the National Pro Fastpitch league on Thursday. Norris plays for the Akron Racers in the NPF.

August 10, 2010
FORMER ISLANDER SLATED TO START SECOND GAME OF NPF SHOWDOWN
Former Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball standout pitcher Sarah Pauly of the USSSA Florida Pride is set to face Eileen Canney of the Chicago Bandits in game two of the National Pro Fastpitch Showdown. The event will be held at The Dell Diamond in Round Rock from Aug. 12-15 and will feature a starting matchup of Jennie Finch vs. Danielle Lawrie in game one.

July 27, 2010
ISLANDER SOFTBALL ANNOUNCES DATE FOR WALK-ON TRYOUTS
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball program announced that walk-on tryouts will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28. The tryout will take place from 2-4 p.m. on campus at Chapman Field and is open only to full-time students of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

June 22, 2010
MARGO HURDT NAMED TO SOUTHLAND ALL-ACADEMIC SECOND TEAM
Margo Hurdt was named to the Southland Softball All-Academic Second Team on Tuesday afternoon after a vote by the leagues' sports information directors, coaches and academic advisors. Hurdt recently completed her degree and graduated in May after the most successful career as a hitter in Islander history.

June 15, 2010
ISLANDER SOFTBALL ENJOYS RECORD-BREAKING YEAR
With the Women's College World Series finished and the college softball season complete, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team finds itself among the nation's elite in several statistical categories.