• The Polls Are Open: Vote Now for the Top Division I Moments
    July 01, 2011
    The Polls Are Open: Vote Now for the Top Division I Moments In 2007-08, USC Upstate embarked on a new journey for its athletics program, transitioning its sports team from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. After four years of competing as a transitional member of Division I, Upstate is poised to receive full certification by the NCAA with all teams eligible for postseason play in NCAA and A-Sun championships.
  • Childers Notches First Professional Win with Racers
    June 21, 2011
    Childers Notches First Professional Win with Racers Spartanburg, S.C. – As a standout pitcher at USC Upstate, Morgan Childers dominated the competition nearly every time she stepped into the circle from the time she was a freshman through her senior season in 2011. In the midst of a strong senior year when she won 29 games, she was selected by the Akron Racers with the 14th overall pick of the 2011 NPF Draft this past March. On Sunday, she earned her first career victory, going 4 1/3 innings to earn the 3-2 win over the NPF Diamonds.
  • Childers Earns Louisville Slugger NFCA All-Region Honors
    May 19, 2011
    Childers Earns Louisville Slugger NFCA All-Region Honors Spartanburg, S.C. – Capping a tremendous career and a standout senior season, USC Upstate pitcher Morgan Childers has been named to the Louisville Slugger NFCA Southeast All-Region team, released the NFCA Thursday.
  • Childers, Lewis Named All-Tournament at A-Sun Softball Championship
    May 14, 2011
    Childers, Lewis Named All-Tournament at A-Sun Softball Championship Spartanburg, S.C. – Following the completion of the championship game of the 2011 A-Sun Softball Championship on Saturday, USC Upstate standouts Morgan Childers and Janna Lewis were named to the all-tournament team.
  • Spartans Suffer Pair of 1-Run Losses, Eliminated from A-Sun Tournament
    May 12, 2011
    Spartans Suffer Pair of 1-Run Losses, Eliminated from A-Sun Tournament Spartanburg, S.C. – For a senior class that established the USC Upstate softball program on the Division I level, Thursday at the A-Sun Softball Championship was a heartbreaker. The same goes for the rest of the Spartans as Upstate dropped a 1-0 decision to second-seeded Lipscomb in its first game of the day and lost a 3-2 decision at the hands of fifth-seeded Mercer in an elimination game to end its season.
  • Quevedo's Blast Decisive as Upstate Outlasts Kennesaw State
    May 11, 2011
    Quevedo's Blast Decisive as Upstate Outlasts Kennesaw State Spartanburg, S.C. – Lauren Quevedo hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to break a 5-5 tie and lift third-seeded USC Upstate to a 7-5 victory over sixth-seeded Kennesaw State in the first round of the A-Sun Softball Championship Wednesday evening at Cyrill Stadium.
  • Upstate Set To Host and Open Play in A-Sun Softball Championship
    May 10, 2011
    Upstate Set To Host and Open Play in A-Sun Softball Championship Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate softball team is set to make its second appearance in the A-Sun Softball Championship when it plays host to the tournament this week at Cyrill Stadium. The Spartans will enter the tournament as the No. 3 seed after finishing the regular season with a 13-7 record in the A-Sun.
  • Five Spartans Earn A-Sun All-Conference Honors; Childers and Quevedo First Team All-Conference
    May 10, 2011
    Five Spartans Earn A-Sun All-Conference Honors; Childers and Quevedo First Team All-Conference Spartanburg, S.C. – After finishing the regular season with a Division I-era school record 41 wins and a 13-7 mark in the A-Sun, five USC Upstate softball players have earned postseason honors from the conference as the A-Sun announced its postseason awards Tuesday.
  • Lewis Named A-Sun Player of the Week
    May 09, 2011
    Lewis Named A-Sun Player of the Week Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate second baseman Janna Lewis collected five hits in helping lead the USC Upstate softball team to a doubleheader sweep of East Tennessee State last Friday and has been named the A-Sun Player of the Week.
  • Upstate Reaches 41 Wins With Sweep of ETSU
    May 06, 2011
    Upstate Reaches 41 Wins With Sweep of ETSU Johnson City, Tenn. – The USC Upstate softball team scored seven runs in each of its games on Friday and the Spartans matched last year’s win total with 41 in taking a doubleheader sweep at East Tennessee State Friday evening at Balser Field. The Spartans won by scores of 7-4 and 7-0.
  • Upstate Closes Out Regular Season at ETSU Friday
    May 05, 2011
    Upstate Closes Out Regular Season at ETSU Friday Spartanburg, S.C. - Nearly two weeks after taking a sweep of Campbell at Cyrill Stadium, the USC Upstate softball team will return to the diamond Friday afternoon when it travels to Johnson City, Tenn., to take on East Tennessee State in a doubleheader starting at 4:00 p.m. The Spartans will use the doubleheader as preparation for the upcoming A-Sun Championship, played at Cyrill Stadium May 11-14.
  • Childers Earns Capital One First Team Academic All-District Honors
    May 05, 2011
    Childers Earns Capital One First Team Academic All-District Honors Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate softball pitcher Morgan Childers is well known for her accomplishments on the diamond. But, she is just as gifted in the classroom and that work has been acknowledged after being named a Capital One First Team Academic All-District selection as presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Upstate Athletics Launches 2011 A-Sun Softball Championship Webpage
    April 28, 2011
    Upstate Athletics Launches 2011 A-Sun Softball Championship Webpage Spartanburg, S.C. - In conjunction with hosting the 2011 A-Sun Softball Championship on May 11-14, the USC Upstate Athletics Department has launched the 2011 A-Sun Softball Championship webpage.
  • Spartans Host Campbell on Senior Day at Cyrill Stadium
    April 23, 2011
    Spartans Host Campbell on Senior Day at Cyrill Stadium Spartanburg, S.C. - Six days after winning its third-straight game in conference play, the USC Upstate softball team will be back in action on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. when it plays host to A-Sun rival Campbell on Senior Day at Cyrill Stadium. The Spartans are playing their final regular season home games of the season and will honor seniors Kim Brasil, Morgan Childers, Cheyanna Ohlrich, Lauren Quevedo, Jenna Torbert and Katie Zauner between games of the doubleheader.
  • Spartans Sweep Campbell on Senior Day
    April 23, 2011
    Spartans Sweep Campbell on Senior Day Spartanburg, S.C. – On a day filled with emotion, USC Upstate was able to focus and pull off a sweep of Campbell on softball’s Senior Day at Cyrill Stadium. The Spartans won by scores of 6-0 and 3-0.
  • Childers, Meissner Named Student-Athlete of the Year at Upstate Athletics Awards Banquet
    April 21, 2011
    Childers, Meissner Named Student-Athlete of the Year at Upstate Athletics Awards Banquet Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate Athletics Department held its annual Pepsi Awards Banquet Thursday night and softball pitcher Morgan Childers and track & field sprinter Mike Meissner received the two highest honors while being named the Student-Athlete of the Year. In all, the Athletics Department gave out 66 awards and made other special recognitions on the night.
  • Childers Leads Spartans to Win, Breaks A-Sun All-Time Wins Record
    April 16, 2011
    Childers Leads Spartans to Win, Breaks A-Sun All-Time Wins Record Macon, Ga. – USC Upstate pitcher Morgan Childers had a record-breaking day Saturday, earning her 109th career win to break the A-Sun’s all-time wins record and recorded her ninth career save in game two to break Upstate’s all-time saves record. The senior helped lead the Spartans to an important sweep of Mercer by scores of 3-1 and 5-2.
  • Spartans Drop One at Kennesaw State; Game Two Suspended
    April 15, 2011
    Spartans Drop One at Kennesaw State; Game Two Suspended Kennesaw, Ga. – In an old rivalry between USC Upstate and Kennesaw State, seven innings was not enough in either game. After taking a 3-2 loss in nine innings in game one, Upstate had a runner on second with one out in the eighth inning and the score tied at 4-4 in game two when lightning and rain caused the game to be suspended. It will be completed Sunday afternoon at 1:00 at Bailey Park.
  • Torbert Delivers Game-Winning Hit as Spartans Down Owls
    April 15, 2011
    Torbert Delivers Game-Winning Hit as Spartans Down Owls Kennesaw, Ga. – In a game that took more than 45 hours to complete, Jenna Torbert belted a double in the left center gap to score Lauren Quevedo from second for the game-winning run and USC Upstate went on for a 6-4 victory in eight innings in the second game of the A-Sun softball doubleheader against Kennesaw State.
  • Upstate Heads to Peach State For Key A-Sun Games Against Owls, Bears
    April 14, 2011
    Upstate Heads to Peach State For Key A-Sun Games Against Owls, Bears Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate softball team is back in action this weekend, heading to Georgia for a pair of key A-Sun doubleheaders against Kennesaw State and Mercer. The Spartans will take on Kennesaw State Friday afternoon at 2:00 and will take on Mercer Saturday afternoon at 2:00.
  • South Carolina Rallies for 4-3 Win over Upstate
    April 13, 2011
    South Carolina Rallies for 4-3 Win over Upstate Spartanburg, S.C. – Molly Brossart connected on a three-run home run to lift South Carolina to a come from behind 4-3 victory over USC Upstate in non-conference softball action Wednesday evening at Cyrill Stadium.
  • Spartans Renew Rivalry with South Carolina Wednesday Night at Cyrill Stadium
    April 12, 2011
    Spartans Renew Rivalry with South Carolina Wednesday Night at Cyrill Stadium Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate softball team hits the diamond Wednesday evening, renewing a young rivalry with South Carolina when the Gamecocks visit Cyrill Stadium for a 5:00 p.m. start. The game will be the second time that South Carolina will make the trip to Spartanburg, with Upstate taking a 5-0 victory over the Gamecocks last year at Cyrill Stadium. Upstate owns a 3-1 lead all-time and have rattled off three-straight wins in the series, including a 3-2 victory earlier this season in Columbia at the Palmetto State Showdown.
  • Childers Ties A-Sun All-Time Wins Record as Spartans Sweep Stetson
    April 09, 2011
    Childers Ties A-Sun All-Time Wins Record as Spartans Sweep Stetson DeLand, Fla. – In a career full of achievements, USC Upstate pitcher Morgan Childers earned the win in the first game of a doubleheader sweep of Stetson, tying the A-Sun career record for wins with 108. In addition to the Childers’ career achievement, the Spartans collected 21 hits on the day and picked up two important league wins by scores of 4-2 and 5-0.
  • Upstate Heads to Florida for Battles with Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson
    April 07, 2011
    Upstate Heads to Florida for Battles with Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson Spartanburg, S.C. - Upstate will hit the road for its second big road trip of the season when it travels to Florida to play a pair of doubleheaders at Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson. The Spartans will face FGCU Thursday evening at 5:00 and Stetson Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
  • FGCU Uses Solid Defense to Sweep Upstate
    April 07, 2011
    FGCU Uses Solid Defense to Sweep Upstate Ft. Myers, Fla. – Florida Gulf Coast limited USC Upstate to seven hits and made several strong defensive plays en route to sweeping the Spartans Thursday night in an A-Sun softball doubleheader at the FGCU Softball Complex. The Eagles won by scores of 3-1 and 2-0.
  • Jacksonville Sweeps Upstate to Stay Undefeated in A-Sun Play
    April 02, 2011
    Jacksonville Sweeps Upstate to Stay Undefeated in A-Sun Play Spartanburg, S.C. – Jacksonville squeaked out a marathon win in game one and collected 10 hits to take game two as the Dolphins claimed a sweep in an A-Sun softball doubleheader Saturday evening at Cyrill Stadium. The Dolphins claimed a 3-2 win in 10 innings in game one and a 4-1 victory in game two.
  • Spartans Continue Early A-Sun Play Against UNF, Jacksonville
    April 01, 2011
    Spartans Continue Early A-Sun Play Against UNF, Jacksonville Spartanburg, S.C. - After having Wednesday’s game at South Carolina rained out, the USC Upstate softball team returns to action this weekend, hosting a pair of A-Sun doubleheaders against North Florida and Jacksonville. The Spartans will take on UNF Friday at 4:00 p.m. and Jacksonville Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Cyrill Stadium.
  • Spartans Sweep UNF Behind Play of Childers, Harris
    April 01, 2011
    Spartans Sweep UNF Behind Play of Childers, Harris Spartanburg, S.C. – Ericka Harris knocked a walk-off solo home run to lead USC Upstate to a 1-0 win in game one and Morgan Childers earned both victories to lead the Spartans to a doubleheader sweep of North Florida Friday evening in A-Sun softball action at Cyrill Stadium. Upstate won by scores of 1-0 and 5-1.
  • Upstate-South Carolina Softball Canceled
    March 30, 2011
    Upstate-South Carolina Softball Canceled Spartanburg, S.C. – Due to heavy rain and the potential for severe weather later in the day, the softball game between in-state rivals USC Upstate and South Carolina scheduled for today has been canceled.
  • Spartans Renew Rivalry with South Carolina Wednesday
    March 29, 2011
    Spartans Renew Rivalry with South Carolina Wednesday Spartanburg, S.C. - USC Upstate will make the trip down Interstate 26 to continue the in-state rivalry with South Carolina Wednesday evening in a 5:00 p.m. single game at Beckham Field. Upstate owns a 3-1 lead in the all-time series, taking two last season and picking up a 3-2 victory over the Gamecocks earlier this season in the Palmetto State Showdown.
  • Lipscomb Sweeps Upstate in A-Sun Softball Action
    March 27, 2011
    Lipscomb Sweeps Upstate in A-Sun Softball Action Spartanburg, S.C. – Lipscomb combined to score 18 runs in two games as the Lady Bisons recorded a sweep of No. 25 USC Upstate in A-Sun softball action Sunday evening at Cyrill Stadium. Lipscomb won by scores of 7-3 and 11-6.
  • Upstate-Lipscomb Softball Postponed
    March 26, 2011
    Upstate-Lipscomb Softball Postponed Spartanburg, S.C. - Due to heavy rain in Spartanburg, the softball doubleheader between Lipscomb and USC Upstate has been postponed until Sunday.
  • Upstate Opens A-Sun Play with Sweep of Belmont
    March 25, 2011
    Upstate Opens A-Sun Play with Sweep of Belmont Spartanburg, S.C. – Erica Kaufman delivered the game-winning home run in game one and Morgan Childers reached 1,200 career strikeouts and earned a win and a save on the day as No. 25 USC Upstate opened A-Sun play with a sweep of Belmont Friday evening at Cyrill Stadium. With the save in game two, Childers tied the all-time career record at Upstate.
  • Upstate Opens A-Sun Play This Weekend Against Belmont, Lipscomb
    March 24, 2011
    Upstate Opens A-Sun Play This Weekend Against Belmont, Lipscomb Spartanburg, S.C. - After playing the first month and a half against non-conference competition, the 25th-ranked USC Upstate softball team will open A-Sun play at home this weekend, playing host to Belmont on Friday and Lipscomb on Saturday at Cyrill Stadium. Both doubleheaders will begin at 4:00 p.m.
  • No. 25 Spartans Fall at No. 3 Georgia
    March 23, 2011
    No. 25 Spartans Fall at No. 3 Georgia Athens, Ga. – In the first-ever matchup of top 25 programs in USC Upstate’s Division I era, third-ranked Georgia broke on top early and took a 9-1 victory over the No. 25 Spartans Wednesday night in non-conference softball action at Jack Turner Stadium.
  • Spartans Secure First Ever Top 25 National Ranking
    March 22, 2011
    Spartans Secure First Ever Top 25 National Ranking Spartanburg, S.C. – After inching closer to a top 25 national ranking in the previous weeks, the USC Upstate softball team secured its first-ever national ranking this week, coming in at No. 25 in the UltimateCollegeSoftball.com poll. In addition to the top 25 ranking, the Spartans continued to receive votes in the other two national polls.
  • Upstate Faces Georgia in Battle of Top 25 Teams
    March 22, 2011
    Upstate Faces Georgia in Battle of Top 25 Teams Spartanburg, S.C. - The 25th-ranked USC Upstate softball team will travel to Athens, Ga., Wednesday evening to take on third-ranked Georgia in a battle of top 25-ranked teams at 6:00 p.m. at Jack Turner Stadium. It marks the first time in school history that Upstate will take part in a top 25 matchup after the Spartans received their first-ever national ranking this week in the UltimateCollegeSoftball.com poll. Wednesday’s game will be the first meeting between Upstate and Georgia.
  • Spartans Sweep Rhode Island on Fan Appreciation Day
    March 19, 2011
    Spartans Sweep Rhode Island on Fan Appreciation Day Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate pitchers Morgan Childers and Hannah Alexander tossed a pair of shutouts, with Alexander taking a no-hitter to the final out in the seventh, as the Spartans recorded a doubleheader sweep of Rhode Island Saturday afternoon in non-conference softball action at Cyrill Stadium. Upstate won by scores of 8-0 and 4-0.
  • Childers Selected in 4th Round of NPF Draft
    March 18, 2011
    Childers Selected in 4th Round of NPF Draft Spartanburg, S.C. – In a career filled with tremendous accolades and honors, USC Upstate softball pitcher Morgan Childers has racked up yet another accomplishment after being drafted in the 4th round of the 2011 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) College Senior Draft Friday night. Childers was selected by the Akron Racers with the 14th overall pick.
  • Upstate Plays Host to Rhode Island Saturday
    March 18, 2011
    Upstate Plays Host to Rhode Island Saturday Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate softball team returns to action Saturday afternoon at 1:00 when Rhode Island comes to Spartanburg and Cyrill Stadium for a non-conference doubleheader. Upstate has not played since last Saturday when it split its final two games in the Husky Classic, taking a 2-1 win over Portland State and falling in a thrilling game, 10-7, at No. 5 Washington. Upstate and Rhode Island will meet for the first time ever on Saturday.
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