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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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The Knoxville Super Regional start today! Check out all of the latest stories on the Lady Vols! The News Sentinel's John Adams and Mike Strange discuss how simiar UT and Alabama are, the strength of the Lady Vols' pitching and Tennessee's senior leadership. Steve Megargee of the Associated Press talks about UT's 1-2 punch in the circle with Ivy Renfroe and Ellen Renfroe. And also read Raven Chavanne's latest ESPNW blog update!
AP/The Tennessean: UT pitching sisters keep rivalry off the mound
Knoxville News Sentinel: Lady Vols face their 'mirror image' in Super Regional
Knoxville News Sentinel: Strong pitching the fast track to Women's College World Series
Knoxville News Sentinel: Lady Vols seniors were tournament tough as freshmen
ESPNW: We're working toward the ultimate goal
***UPDATE 9:52 a.m.***
Tennessee's No. 7-seeded softball team will host No. 10 Alabama in the Super Regionals this weekend. The first game will take place on Friday night at 7 p.m., and televised on ESPN2. Saturday's action will start at 5 p.m., and air on ESPN. Should a third and decisive game be needed, it will take place at approximately 8 p.m., on Saturday and also air on ESPN. All games will also be broadcast on the Sports Animal 990 AM.
***Tickets for the 2013 Knoxville Super Regional are currently sold out. Should any tickets be released, those seats will be available all-session packages on sale to the public at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday via UTTix.com, at the Tennessee Athletics Ticket Office at street level of Thompson-Boling Arena or by phone at 865-656-1200.