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Tennessee's Lauren Gibson was recently featured by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program. In the above clip, Gibson discusses how she has improved her game. So far this summer, Gibson has been Team USA's top hitter in international play.
Tennessee softball alums Ivy Renfroe and Monica Abbott played in the same game on Saturday as Renfroe's Akron Racers hosted Abbott's Chicago Bandits at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The Bandits came away with a 6-5 win. Renfroe started the game for Akron and took the loss after throwing 3.1 innings with four strikeouts. Abbott fanned six over three relief frames to earn the save.
The Racers and the Bandits will play again Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Abbott is scheduled to start for Chicago.
There's a potential for an NPF duel between Tennessee softball alums on Saturday! On Saturday, there will be two NPF games between the Akron Racers and the Chicago Bandits on ESPN2, one at 1 p.m. ET and one at 8 p.m. ET. Ivy Renfroe (2010-13) plays for Akron and Monica Abbott (2004-07) plays for Chicago.
Here is a that lists all of the NPF games to be featured on the ESPN networks! CLICK HERE
(Photo by Connor Choate/Times Free Press)
Incoming Tennessee softball recruit Shaliyah Geathers helped lead the Tennessee high school all-stars to a pair of wins over the Georgia All Stars on Wednesday.
Geathers, shown above sliding, will join the Lady Vols as a freshman in the 2013-14 school year. The East Hamilton grad had two hits in the first game to lead the Tennessee all-stars to a 4-2 win. The Volunteer State stars took a 2-0 win in the second game.
For more, check out Kelley Smiddie's article on the Times Free Press' website!
Times Free Press - Kelley Smiddie: Tennessee all-stars triumph in softball
(Geathers signing her NLI back in the fall of 2012)
Tennessee's Ivy Renfroe recorded the first win of her professional career Wednesday night as the Akron Racers defeated the NYNJ Comets, 14-6, in Allentown, Pa.
Last night's game marked Renfroe's second career start for the Racers. She tossed her first complete game, going seven innings with four strikeouts. Only one of the Comets' six runs was earned.
The 2013 season may be over, but Tennessee softball players are still in the news! Lauren Gibson, who made the 2013 U.S. National Team with Raven Chavanne, shared some of her summer plans with The Washington Post. In a recent article in the Boulder Daily Camera, Ralph Weekly discussed the possibility of Rainey Gaffin seeing some time in the circle next year.
Washington Post - Gabe Hiatt: Chesapeake's Lauren Gibson returns to USA Softball team
Boulder Daily Camera - Elwood K. Shelton: Gaffin might be moving back in pitching ring with Tennessee softball
Just a few days after returning from Tennessee's Women's College World Series run, senior pitcher Ivy Renfroe has signed with the Akron Racers of National Pro Fastpitch. Ivy was selected with the eighth overall pick by Akron in the NPF Draft on April 1.
Ivy completed her UT career second in Lady Vols history in appearances (176) and second in wins (97). She also ranks third in career strikeouts (.737) and seventh in career ERA (2.04).
The Lady Vols returned to Knoxville on Wednesday, just one day after finishing as the national runner-up in the 2013 Women's College World Series Championship Series. The players and coaches were greeted with abundant support and media coverage. Here are some of the stories from Wednesday's return to the Volunteer State.
News Sentinel: Lady Vols lose key pieces, but return talent for another run next season
AP: Lady Vols confident they'll win title eventually
WBIR: Big Orange Nation welcomes home Lady Vols with impromptu celebration
WVLT: Knoxville loves Lady Vols softball: Sets ratings high for World Series
UTSports.com: #Storify: Welcome Home Lady Vols!
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