Balls and Strikes Online Magazine Dec. 2011 (Gibson Q&A on pgs. 58-59)
Q-A with Lauren Gibson.pdf
Tennessee softball's Lauren Gibson and Kelly Grieve helped Team USA to an 8-0 (6 inn.) victory over Argentina to finish off the Pan Am Games preliminary round with a perfect 7-0 record. The Americans secured the No. 1 seed in the playoff round and will face-off against No. 2 seed Cuba on Sat., Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. ET.
Lauren Gibson doubled, was hit by a pitch, stole a base and scored a run as part of a 1-for-3 effort while starting at second base and hitting third in the line-up. Kelly Grieve led-off and was 0-for-3 as the starting center fielder.
Gibson - Seven games/six starts, .500 avg. (6-for-12), four runs, double, two triples, three RBIs, two walks, three hit by pitch, 2-for-2 stolen bases
Grieve - Six games/four starts, .182 avg. (2-for-11), three runs, two RBIs, two walks
Pan Am Softball Playoffs- Saturday (October 22)
GM 1: No. 3 Canada vs. No. 4 Venezuela - 5 p.m. ET
GM 2: No. 1 USA vs. No. 2 Cuba - 7 p.m. ET
Finals- Sunday (October 23)
GM 3: Winner of GM 1 vs. Loser of GM 2 - 11 a.m. ET (Bronze Medal Game)
GM 4: Winner of GM 2 vs. Winner of GM 3 - Noon (Gold Medal Game)
Former Lady Vol softball standouts Monica Abbott and Shannon Doepking were each honored as members of the All-National Pro Fastpitch Team during a Thursday presentation in Sulphur, La., at the site of the NPF Championship Series. A 6-3 lefthander, Abbott also claimed a share of the 2011 Diamond Pitcher of the Year award.
Chicago Bandits Official Release: Abbott & Doepking Named All-NPF
Last night at the Rosemont Stadium in Rosemont, Ill., former Lady Vol softball superstar Monica Abbott tossed the first perfect game in stadium history with a 5-0 win over the Akron Racers. The 6-3 lefthander struck out 10 in picking up her 12th victory of the season. Link to the brief write-up in today's Chicago Daily Herald is below!
Chicago Daily Herald: Monica Abbott Throws Perfect Game for NPF's Chicago Bandits
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
Monica Abbott (Chicago Bandits) - A four-time Lady Vol softball All-American, Abbott continues to lead the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF) in earned run average at a miniscule 0.91 overall and is tied with Cat Osterman of the USSSA Pride for the league lead in victories with 11. The Chicago Bandits are currently 18-14 and in second place in the NPF behind the USSSA Pride (23-7).
Last 7 Days: 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 12.0 inn., 2 games, 2 starts, 1 complete game, 18 K's
Season: 11-3, 0.91 ERA, 85.0 inn., 15 games, 10 starts, 8 complete games, 124 K's
Shannon Doepking (Chicago Bandits) - The former Tennessee standout catcher has hit safely in the last five Bandit games, raising her season average to .311 overall (14-for-45).
Last 7 Days: .600 avg. (3-for-5), 3 runs, 1 double, 2 BB's, 2 RBIs
Season: .311 avg. (14-for-45), 3 runs, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 5 BB's, 6 RBIs
Tonya Callahan (USSSA Pride) - The former Lady Vol All-American third baseman has hit safely in three of her last five at-bats to go along with a walk for the NPF-leading USSSA Pride, lifting her average to .167 overall.
Last 7 Days: .600 avg. (3-for-5), 1 run, 1 BB, 1 RBI
Season: .167 avg. (5-for-30), 2 runs, 4 BB's, 3 RBIs