2017 Softball News

  • Ravens Swept in Senior Day Doubleheader
    April 29, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University 2017 softball season came to an end on Saturday with two losses to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Merrimack College, a 11-1 five inning affair and a 9-0 shutout defeat. With the wins, the Warriors finish the year at 32-12, 19-5 NE10 and the Ravens conclude the campaign at 1-34, 1-23 NE10.
  • Merrimack Takes Game One of Three Game Weekend Series
    April 28, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team suffered an 8-0 six inning setback at the hands of Northeast-10 Conference opponent Merrimack College on a gorgeous Friday afternoon at the Bisaccia Softball Complex. The win improved the Warriors record to 30-12 overall and 17-5 in league play while the Ravens lost their 32nd game and 21st NE10 contest.
  • Ravens Drop Extra Inning Affair to Greyhounds
    April 27, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team hung in there with host Assumption College on Thursday and fell 1-0 in extra frames during a Northeast-10 Conference single game on Marois Field. With the win, the Greyhounds move to 17-13, 13-5 NE10 and the loss was the 29th on the year for the Crimson and Grey and the 19th in league play.
  • Saint Michael’s Sweeps Ravens in Doubleheader on Wednesday
    April 26, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team was swept by Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saint Michael’s College 8-2 and 4-1 in seven innings on Wednesday afternoon. With the win, the Purple Knights move to 10-18 overall and 9-9 in league play while the Ravens drop their 30th game overall and 19th in league play.
  • SNHU Blanks Franklin Pierce 9-0
    April 24, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team was shutout 9-0 by Northeast-10 Conference opponent Southern New Hampshire University Monday afternoon on the SNHU Softball Field. With the win, the Penmen improve to 21-17, 7-11 NE10 on the year and the loss was the 28 of the season for the Crimson and Grey.
  • Assumption Sweeps Ravens on Sunday
    April 23, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team was swept in five innings by Northeast-10 Conference foe Assumption College by 10-2 and 10-1 scores on Sunday afternoon at Marois Field. The wins move the Greyhounds to 15-13 overall and 12-5 in NE10 play while the Ravens lost their 27th game overall and 17th in league play.
  • Pitching, Defense Struggle as Softball Swept by SNHU in Twinbill, 9-3 and 22-3 (5 inn.)
    April 19, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 18, 2017) – In the first game on Wednesday afternoon, the Franklin Pierce University softball team was hurt by a season-high seven errors in a 9-3 loss to visiting Southern New Hampshire at the Bisaccia Softball Complex. In the second game, SNHU ambushed two pitchers for 22 runs on 18 hits in a 22-3, five-inning win to complete the sweep of the Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division doubleheader.
  • Saint Michael’s Steals Two in Rindge
    April 17, 2017
    Franklin Pierce University junior first basemen Aubrey Bianco (Marlboro, N.Y.) combined to go 2-for-5 with her fourth home run on the season as the Ravens dropped two contests on Monday to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saint Michael’s College. The wins improved the Purple Knights mark to 5-16 overall and 4-7 in league play while the Ravens lost their 22nd and 23rd games on the year.
  • Bentley Wins Season Series Versus Franklin Pierce With Two Victories Saturday
    April 15, 2017
    Coming off a seventh inning walk-off victory yesterday, the Franklin Pierce University softball team looked to continue their success on Saturday, but Bentley University took the final two games and the season series by a 11-8 and 10-6 margin in Northeast-10 Conference play at the Bisaccia Softball Complex. Both wins moved Bentley to 8-14, 4-7 NE10 and the two setbacks were number 20 and 21 overall on the year for the Crimson and Grey.
  • Ravens Rally Late to Stun Falcons 6-5
    April 14, 2017
    Trailing by four runs in the bottom of the sixth, the Franklin Pierce University softball team rallied to knot the contest and then pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Northeast-10 Conference opponent Bentley University 6-5 on Friday afternoon at the Bisaccia Softball Complex. The walk-off victory was the first win of the season for the Crimson and Grey and their first in league play while the Falcons fall to 6-14, 2-7 NE10.
  • Bianco Blasts Bomb As Ravens Swept In Season Series By Hawks
    April 12, 2017
    Franklin Pierce University designated player Aubrey Bianco (Marlboro, N.Y.) smoked her first round tripper of the season as the Ravens softball team were swept in the season series on Wednesday night by Northeast-10 Conference foe Saint Anselm College 7-1. With the win, the Hawks sky to 6-9 overall and remain undefeated in league play while the Ravens are still looking for their first victory of the campaign.
  • Saint Anselm Uses Homers to Best Franklin Pierce
    April 11, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team traveled cross state to Saint Anselm College and were beaten 8-1 in both games of a Northeast-10 Conference twinbill on Tuesday afternoon. The Hawks soared to 5-9 on the year and evened their league mark at 3-3 while the Ravens lost their 18th game of the year and their eighth in conference play.
  • AIC Takes Two From Softball on Sunday
    April 09, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team dropped two seven inning contests Sunday afternoon to Northeast-10 Conference opponent American International College on Judy Groff Field. In game one, the Yellow Jackets bested the Ravens 6-1 and in the second contest of the twinbill they defeated the Crimson and Grey 4-1. The wins move the Yellow Jackets to 10-11, 7-3 on the year while the losses give the Ravens 16 and six in league play.
  • Franklin Pierce Athletics Announces Schedule Changes (Week of April 3)
    April 04, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (April 4, 2017) – With wet weather continuing to plague the region, the Franklin Pierce University Department of Athletics has announced several changes to its upcoming schedule.
  • Skyhawks Take Two From Ravens on Monday
    April 03, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team dropped two Northeast-10 Conference contests to Stonehill College on Monday afternoon on Father Gartland Field. The Ravens were shutout by an 8-0 score during game one of the twinbill (8-0, 5 innings) and lost by a 6-1 score in the nightcap. The loss were the Ravens 13th and 14th of the season while the Skyhawks won their second and third game of the season.
  • Franklin Pierce Athletics Announces Weekend Schedule Changes
    March 31, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (March 31, 2017) – Due to the impending arrival of Winter Storm Theseus – named, of course, for the Greek mythology figure who slew the Minotaur – the Franklin Pierce University Department of Athletics has announced multiple changes to its schedule for the upcoming weekend.
  • Softball Starts NE10 Play at Adelphi on Sunday
    March 26, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team returned to action on Sunday for a Northeast-10 Conference twinbill at Adelphi University on Janet L. Ficke Field. The Ravens suffered two setbacks, a 13-3 five inning game one decision and an 8-0 game two loss to the Panthers. Both losses were the 11th and 12th of the year for the Crimson and Grey and the first two conference defeats while Adelphi improves to 12-8-1, 5-1 NE10.
  • Softball Concludes Spring Trip on Thursday
    March 16, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team wrapped up their trip down to Florida for Spring Break on Thursday with two losses, the first, a 2-1 decision to West Chester and the second, a 9-1 five inning loss to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Southern Connecticut State Both defeats amounted to the Crimson and Grey’s 10th loss of the season.
  • Softball Battles Owls and Rams in Florida
    March 15, 2017
    In the fourth day of their spring break trip in Florida, the Franklin Pierce University softball team suffered two losses on Wednesday, a 3-0 setback to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Southern Connecticut State and a 12-3 five inning defeat at the hands of Philadelphia University. The losses were the seventh and eighth of the year for the Crimson and Grey and the Owls improve to 1-2 and the Rams run to 2-6 on the campaign.
  • Softball Drops Pair During Day Three in Clermont
    March 14, 2017
    Following a day off on Monday, the Franklin Pierce University softball team played two contests while the entire Northeast dealt with a brutal Nor’easter. In Florida, the Ravens dropped two contests during day three of their spring break trip, the first contest a 5-2 decision to Seton Hill and a 9-1 setback to Bridgeport capped off the Tuesday Night twinbill. The losses were number five and six of the young Raven season while the Griffins and Purple Knights improve to 3-6 and 9-2 respectively
  • Ravens Fall Twice in Day Two Twinbill
    March 12, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team dropped two games on the second day of their spring break trip to Clermont on Sunday. The first loss was a 13-1 six inning setback to Post University and the Ravens lost by an 8-0 score in six frames to the University of Sioux Falls in game two.
  • Softball Begins Season on the Road in Florida
    March 11, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University softball team started their 2017 season away from bone chill Rindge, N.H. in sunny and warm Clermont, Fla. on Saturday. The Ravens opened the year with a 13-1 five inning setback to #18 nationally-ranked Caldwell University and in the night cap, FPU dropped a 7-0 decision to Dominican (N.Y.) College to end day one.
  • Softball Collects Cans for Rindge Food Pantry
    December 01, 2016
    The Franklin Pierce softball team has run an impressive food drive over the past few weeks.
  • Hannah Griffin Named Head Coach of Franklin Pierce Softball Program
    July 21, 2016
    RINDGE, N.H. (July 21, 2016) – Franklin Pierce University Director of Athletics Bruce Kirsh has announced Hannah Griffin has been named the 11th head coach in the Division II era (since 1989) of the University’s softball program. Griffin has spent the previous three seasons as a head coach at the NAIA level with Union (Ky.) College.