Author Archives: THE Spring Games Staff

Illinois Wesleyan: Redefining Ally Wiegand, One Softball Player’s Search For Her Identity

View Full 2019 THE Spring Games Coverage Feb 21, 2019 By Jon Gold On the day her Division I softball career ended, Ally Wiegand woke up at 6 AM. and started packing. It was a Wednesday, she recalls, after a particularly bad Tuesday, when her hand hurt, and worse, her soul. She met with her South Dakota coaches […]

How Southern Indiana Caught Fire & Won Their First DII Championship

How Southern Indiana Caught Fire & Won Their First DII Championship View Full 2019 THE Spring Games Coverage Jan 22, 2019 Chez Sievers Southern Indiana hurler Jennifer Leonhardt stepped into the circle for the first time in her collegiate career back in February 2017. That game, the Screaming Eagles’ season opener, was against the defending […]

Susquehanna Softball Realizes Dreams Through Friends Of Jaclyn

Susquehanna Softball Realizes Dreams Through Friends Of Jaclyn View Full 2019 THE Spring Games Coverage Dec 10, 2018 Chez Sievers When the University of Florida won their first Women’s College World Series title in 2014, hundreds of thousands of viewers all over the world noticed one detail: every girl on the team wore a sunflower in her hair. […]

THE Spring Games adds Osceola Softball Complex to its college softball facility inventory for 2019

KISSIMMEE, Florida – August 22, 2018 Kissimmee Sports Commission and THE Spring Games (Clermont, Fla.) have signed an agreement, effective immediately, that is expected to generate over $3 million in direct economic impact for Lake County and Osceola County, Fla. in 2019. As part of the agreement, THE Spring Games will add the Osceola County […]

Meet Luther College Pitching Duo Samantha Bratland & Courtney Cooper

View Full 2018 THE Spring Games Coverage Mar 27, 2018Chez Sievers By J. Daniel Pearson They couldn’t be more different. A freshman and a junior. A newcomer to the college game and a returning All-American. A psychology major and a management major who is minoring in studio art. One is a power pitcher, the other relies on pitch […]

How St. Thomas Coach John Tschida Fell For Fastpitch

View Full 2018 THE Spring Games Coverage Mar 23, 2018 Chez Sievers By Tommy Deas John Tschida took his first softball head coaching job on one condition: If the baseball coaching position came open, he wanted to be considered. After one season at St. Mary’s—his alma mater, an NCAA Division III school in Winona, Minnesota—the baseball position did become […]

From Houston To Babson, Meet Josephine Mares

View Full 2018 THE Spring Games Coverage Mar 20, 2018 Chez Sievers When Houston native Josephine Mares decided she wanted to pursue college softball and business school in the Northeast, she made the unlikely choice to join a club team from Pennsylvania. Her teammates from her hometown were perplexed by her decision. “I know I wanted a really good […]

No. 14 Babson Holds Off Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Rolls Past Plymouth State

View Full 2018 THE Spring Games Coverage Mar 18, 2018 Chez Sievers Reilly Wins 14th Straight Decision and Becomes Program’s All-Time Leader in Innings Pitched CLERMONT, Fla.—The 14th-ranked Babson College softball team racked up 21 hits in two games and extended its winning streak to five with a pair of victories on Sunday morning at Hancock Park. The Beavers defeated the […]

Tufts Triumph 1-0 In Season-Opener Over Chicago

View Full 2018 THE Spring Games Coverage Mar 17, 2018 Chez Sievers CLERMONT, Fla. – Freshman Kristi Van Meter pitched a four-hit shutout in her collegiate debut and junior Kristen Caporelli hit a walk-off single as the Tufts softball team opened 2018 with a 1-0 victory against the University of Chicago on Saturday. Van Meter and Chicago’s Molly Moran waged a fantastic pitcher’s duel. Before […]

Transylvania Split With St. Mary’s and Lakeland at THE Spring Games

View Full 2018 THE Spring Games Coverage Mar 16, 2018 Chez Sievers Clermont, Fla. – The Transylvania softball team forged a split on their fourth day of competition at the PFX Games on Thursday afternoon, taking a 3-1 defeat to the St. Mary’s College (Ind.) Belles before defeating the Lakeland University (Wis.) Muskies, 9-1 in six innings. The Pioneers […]