2013 VWC Softball

July 3, 2013
Virginia Wesleyan dominates major All-Virginia honors
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Three of the Virginia Sports Information Directors' major All-Virginia post-season awards belong to Virginia Wesleyan College's Marlins.

May 22, 2013
First team All-America honor for Higginbotham
VIRGINIA BEACH -- In 2012 Tori Higginbotham became one of the first two women in Virginia Wesleyan College softball history to receive Division III All-America recognition.

May 12, 2013
Marlins' historic season ends in loss in regional championship game
MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Montclair State University's Red Hawks took advantage of an error in the top of the eighth inning Sunday to plate what turned out to be the winning run for in a 3-2 regional championship victory over Virginia Wesleyan College's Marlins.

May 11, 2013
Montclair State trips Virginia Wesleyan 2-1 in winner's bracket final
MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Alex Hill (Parsippany, N.J./Parsippany Hills) singled up the middle in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday to send in the winning run as No. 1 seeded Montclair State University slipped past No. 3 seeded Virginia Wesleyan College 2-1 in the winner's bracket final of the NCAA's Montclair Regional in softball.

May 10, 2013
Five Virginia Wesleyan softball played named All-Atlantic Region
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- For the first time in the program's 31-year history, Virginia Wesleyan College softball has five players named to the All-Atlantic Region team announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

May 10, 2013
Timely hitting in sixth inning lifts VWC to 3-0 win in NCAA round two
MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Kayla Malkos stepped up to the plate like she had been there 100 times before this season.

May 9, 2013
VWC wins NCAA opener, ties program record for victories
MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Virginia Wesleyan College's first victory in NCAA softball regional competition was a historic one for the Marlins' program in several ways.

May 6, 2013
No. 16 Marlins headed to NCAA regional in New Jersey
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College's first steps in the 2013 NCAA Division III softball championship tournament will take place in Montclair, New Jersey.

May 3, 2013
Keys named to CoSIDA's Academic All-District V team
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kelly Keys has extended what is becoming a new tradition for the Virginia Wesleyan College women's softball program ... Academic All-District recognition.

April 30, 2013
Creech, Higginbotham headline VWC's record-tying list of All-ODAC honorees
FOREST, Va. -- Fresh off their historic 19-inning Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship game on Monday, the Virginia Wesleyan College softball team is celebrating again.

April 29, 2013
ODAC champions!!! Marlins win record-breaking 19-inning game
SALEM, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan College's defense denied Shenandoah University's a third comeback Monday as the Marlins posted a thrilling 8-6 victory in a record-breaking 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship game at the James I. Moyer Athletic Complex.

April 28, 2013
Rain pushes ODAC softball championship to Monday
SALEM, Va. --- The 2013 ODAC Softball Tournament has been delayed to due weather. Rain is forecast throughout the rest of the day in the Roanoke Valley up until the overnight hours. The scheduled championship between top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan and #6 Shenandoah is now slated for Monday, April 29, at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va. Game time is tentatively set at 12:00 p.m.

April 27, 2013
Virginia Wesleyan to play for 2013 ODAC softball title!
SALEM, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan College's softball Marlins secured a place in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship game on Sunday, April 28, by defeating the only league team to pin a loss on them this season.

April 26, 2013
VWC breaks 26-year-old hitting record with wins in ODAC tourney
SALEM, Va. -- One of the oldest records in the Virginia Wesleyan College softball annals was knocked out of the park Friday as the Marlins knocked out 21 hits to sweep a pair of games in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship tournament.

April 21, 2013
Virginia Wesleyan earns No.1 seed for ODAC tournament
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College's softball Marlins will enter the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference softball championship tournament as the No. 1 seed.

April 20, 2013
Sweep in Salem! No. 22 Marlins take down No. 12 Roanoke twice
SALEM, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan College's softball team clinched the No. 1 seed for the upcoming Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship tournament in impressive fashion Saturday by sweeping No. 12 ranked Roanoke College 6-0 and 7-3.

April 19, 2013
5th annual Stike Out Cancer Day is a huge success!!!
VIRGINIA BEACH -- The final total is in and it's a whopper!

April 16, 2013
Virginia Wesleyan completes sweep of Emory & Henry
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan scored at least one run in every inning Tuesday en route to posting an 11-3, five-inning victory over the Wasps of Emory & Henry College at Marlins Field.

April 14, 2013
VWC improves to 31-6 with conference sweep of Bridgewater
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Junior Andrea Shannon made her second hit of Sunday's first softball game against Bridgewater College the one that counted the most as it lifted the Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins to a thrilling 3-2, 10-inning win over the Eagles at Marlins Field.

April 13, 2013
Marlins knock off Eastern Mennonite twice on Strike Out Cancer Day
VIRGINIA BEACH -- A three-run inning in both the first and second game of Saturday's Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) softball doubleheader helped to carry the Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins to a sweep of the Eastern Mennonite University Royals at Marlins Field.

April 11, 2013
Strike Out Cancer Day set as Marlins take on EMU
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College's softball team's fifth annual Strike Out Cancer Day is set for Saturday, April 13, beginning at 1 p.m. at Marlins Field.

April 7, 2013
No. 18 Lynchburg stuns No. 24 Virginia Wesleyan with sweep
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- A 19-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt for the No. 24 Virginia Wesleyan College softball team on Sunday as the Marlins dropped an Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader to No. 18 Lynchburg College.

April 6, 2013
Five home runs help No. 24 VWC to sweep Randolph
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- It was definitely a happy birthday for Virginia Wesleyan College softball coach Brandon Elliott on Saturday.

April 3, 2013
No. 24 Marlins sweep North Carolina Wesleyan to extend winning streak
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- On a day when Virginia Wesleyan College's softball team appeared in the national Top 25 rankings for the first time this season, the Marlins bolstered their No. 24 position by posting a pair of wins against the host Bishops of North Carolina Wesleyan College.

March 28, 2013
Marlins extend winning streak to 15 with sweep of Mary Washington
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College's softball Marlins pounded out 20 hits Thursday en route to scoring 20 runs in a non-conference sweep of the University of Mary Washington at Marlins Field.

March 27, 2013
Marlins sweep Randolph-Macon in battle between conference leaders
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Randolph-Macon College's softball team had barely finished celebrating a couple of home runs that pulled the Yellow Jackets closer to the host Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins on Wednesday when Tori Higginbotham knocked momentum in a different direction.

March 24, 2013
Inzana rips game-winning home run as Marlins win No. 19
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Junior Lindsay Inzana connected for her fourth home run of the season at a time when the Virginia Wesleyan College softball Marlins needed it the most.

March 23, 2013
Marlins rally twice to take ODAC doubleheader from Shenandoah
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College's softball Marlins rallied twice Saturday to take an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) doubleheader from Shenandoah University at Marlins Field.

March 20, 2013
Offense and pitching stay hot in Virginia Wesleyan sweep
SWEET BRIAR, Va. -- Offensive production remains hot for the Virginia Wesleyan College softball team.

March 16, 2013
Marlins open conference play with sweep at Guilford
GREENBSORO, N.C. -- Virginia Wesleyan College's softball Marlins opened the Old Dominion Athletic Conference portion of its schedule on Saturday with a sweep of the Guilford College Quakers, 8-0 and 6-1.

March 10, 2013
Marlins close Sea Gull Invitational with 4-0 record
SALISBURY, Md. -- Twenty-nine hits helped produce 27 runs for Virginia Wesleyan College's softball Marlins, who closed competition in the Sea Gull Invitational with a pair of victories to finish 4-0 in the event hosted by Salisbury University.

March 8, 2013
Three home runs in two wins for VWC in tourney
SALISBURY, Md. -- Kelly Keys, Andrea Shannon and Tori Higginbotham connected for a home run each Friday as Virginia Wesleyan College posted a pair of victories in the Sea Gull Invitational hosted by Salisbury University.

March 6, 2013
No. 24 Salisbury takes two from Marlins
VIRGINIA BEACH -- A dominant pitcher in the first game and a timely hitter in the second game lifted No. 24 Salisbury University to a non-conference doubleheader sweep of the host Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins at Marlins Field.

March 6, 2013
Marlins' Bogan earns National Player of the Week honor
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Courtney Bogan has not wasted time establishing herself as a Virginia Wesleyan College softball player to keep an eye on.

March 3, 2013
Marlins belt six homers in 4-0 finish in Beach Blast
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College's "home away from home" at the Princess Anne Park softball complex proved to be a productive venue for the Marlins.

March 1, 2013
2013 Beach Blast Scoreboard

February 28, 2013
Friday's Beach Blast schedule to be changed due to field conditions
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Due to the recent rain, the Friday schedule for the annual Beach Blast softball tournament hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College will be altered.

February 27, 2013
Keys' run-scoring single helps VWC to sweep of Averett
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kelly Keys connected for a single in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday to drive home the game-winning run to give Virginia Wesleyan College a non-conference doubleheader sweep of Averett University at Marlins Field.

February 19, 2013
Softball today postponed and rescheduled in March
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Today's non-conference softball doubleheader with the University of Mary Washington has been postponed due to the threat of rain.

February 17, 2013
Marlins open 2013 season with sweep of Meredith
VIRGINIA BEACH -- A cold day at the beach failed to hamper the Virginia Wesleyan College softball team as the Marlins opened the 2013 season with a doubleheader sweep of Meredith College on Marlins Field.

September 8, 2012
Excitement abounds as newcomers bolster VWC softball
VIRGINIA BEACH -- An official start to the 2013 softball season may still be several months away, but Virginia Wesleyan College head softball coach Brandon Elliott isn't doing anything to hide his excitement.