2019 Cleveland State Softball News

  • Vikings Drop Pair of Heartbreaking Decisions to Oakland
    April 24, 2019
    Riley Ries, Lindsay Ward and Mackenzie Tucker each had three hits, but Cleveland State suffered a pair of heartbreaking losses to Oakland in Horizon League play on Wednesday at the Oakland Softball Field. The Grizzlies won the opening game 6-5 in nine innings and then defeated the Vikings 4-3 in eight innings in game two.
  • Ward, Hysong Power Vikings Past Oakland 6-5
    April 23, 2019
    Lindsay Ward and Kelly Hysong each homered and had three hits leading Cleveland State to a 6-5 victory over Oakland in a Horizon League game on Tuesday at the Oakland Softball Field.
  • Vikings Face Oakland in Horizon League Road Series
    April 22, 2019
    Cleveland State will travel to Oakland to begin a three-game Horizon League series against the Grizzlies beginning on Tuesday (April 23). The teams will open the series at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and then play a doubleheader on Wednesday (April 24) beginning at 1 p.m.
  • Vikings Drop Series Finale to IUPUI Despite Hysong Homer
    April 21, 2019
    Kelly Hysong went 2-for-4 with a home run, but Cleveland State dropped the rubber match of the series to IUPUI as the Jaguars defeated the Vikings 7-1 on Sunday in a Horizon League game at Viking Field.
  • Vikings Celebrate Senior Day with Split Against IUPUI
    April 20, 2019
    Kelly Hysong went a combined 4-for-6 at the plate and tossed a one-hit shutout as Cleveland State earned a split with visiting IUPUI on Senior Day on Saturday. Behind Hysong's pitching the Vikings won the opener 1-0 and then dropped a 10-6 decision in game two.
  • Vikings Host IUPUI on Senior Day Weekend
    April 18, 2019
    Cleveland State will host IUPUI for a three-game Horizon League series beginning on Friday (April 19) at Viking Field. The Vikings will also celebrate Senior Day on Saturday (April 20) prior to game one of the scheduled doubleheader.
  • Packish Records Three Hits in Doubleheader at Youngstown State
    April 13, 2019
    Aly Packish had three hits and reached base six times, but Cleveland State dropped both ends of a Horizon League doubleheader to Youngstown State on Saturday at the Youngstown State Softball Complex. The Penguins won the opener 2-1 and then posted a 4-2 victory in game two.
  • Cleveland State Drops Series-Opening Game to Youngstown State
    April 12, 2019
    Hanna Griffin allowed just two earned runs over six innings, but Cleveland State could not get its offense untracked as the Vikings fell to Youngstown State 3-0 in the series opener between the two teams on Friday night at the Youngstown State Softball Complex.
  • Vikings Face Youngstown State in Weekend Horizon League Series
    April 11, 2019
    Cleveland State heads to Youngstown State for a three-game Horizon League series beginning on Friday (April 12). The Vikings will be looking to return to their winning ways after having their four-game winning streak halted by Detroit Mercy.
  • Vikings Drop Series Finale to Detroit Mercy
    April 10, 2019
    Sydney Bajusz, Hallie Ward and Valeri Broschk each drove in runs, but Cleveland State dropped the series finale to Detroit Mercy 5-3 on Wednesday at Viking Field.
  • Vikings Four-Game Winning Streak Halted by Detroit Mercy
    April 09, 2019
    Lindsay Ward had three hits, including a home run, but Cleveland State had its four-game winning streak snapped by Detroit Mercy as the Titans swept a doubleheader from the Vikings on Tuesday at Viking Field. Detroit Mercy won the opener 2-0 and then held off a late CSU charge to post a 3-2 win in game two.
  • Vikings Host Detroit Mercy in Mid-Week Horizon League Series
    April 08, 2019
    Cleveland State, winners of four straight games, will host Detroit Mercy in a three-game Horizon League series beginning with a doubleheader on Tuesday (April 9) at Viking Field.
  • Cleveland State Completes Three-Game Sweep of Green Bay with 5-4 Victory
    April 07, 2019
    Lindsay Ward belted her first career home run and Aly Packish added a pair of RBIs as Cleveland State completed a three-game sweep of Green Bay with a 5-4 win over the Phoenix on Sunday at Viking Field.
  • Vikings Sweep Green Bay in Home Opener
    April 06, 2019
    Hanna Griffin and Kelly Hysong each recorded complete-game victories and Riley Ries had two hits including a home run and Cleveland State swept Green Bay in its home opener on Saturday at Viking Field. The Vikings won the opener 4-3 and then finished off the sweep with a 1-0 win in game two.
  • Vikings Face Green Bay in Home Opener
    April 05, 2019
    After playing the first 27 games of the season on the road, or at a neutral site, Cleveland State will play its home opener this weekend against Green Bay at Viking Field. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday (April 6) and a single game on Sunday (April 7).
  • Ries Powers Vikings to Split at Robert Morris
    March 27, 2019
    Senior Riley Ries went 5-for-8 with two doubles, a home run and six runs batted in and Cleveland State earned a split of its non-conference doubleheader with Robert Morris by winning the second game 8-5 on Wednesday at the North Athletic Complex. The Colonials won the opening game 6-5 with a walk-off single in the seventh inning.
  • Vikings Face Robert Morris in Non-Conference Doubleheader
    March 26, 2019
    After opening Horizon League play last weekend, Cleveland State returns to non-conference action on Wednesday (March 27) when it faces Robert Morris at the North Athletic Complex. The two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.
  • Vikings Drop Both Ends of Doubleheader to UIC
    March 23, 2019
    Gabby Shackelford went 2-for-3 with a double and Hallie Ward homered and drove in three runs, but Cleveland State lost both games of its Horizon League doubleheader at Flames Field on Saturday. UIC won the opener 15-1 and then captured game two by a 5-4 score.
  • Vikings Drop Slugfest to UIC in Horizon League Opener
    March 22, 2019
    Riley Ries, Lindsay Ward and Aly Packish each drove in two runs, but Cleveland State lost a 17-9 slugfest in the Horizon League opener for both schools on Friday at Flames Field.
  • Vikings Open Horizon League Play at UIC
    March 21, 2019
    Cleveland State will open the Horizon League portion of its schedule with a three-game series at UIC beginning on Friday (March 22). The Vikings and Flames are schedule to play one game on Friday and a doubleheader on Saturday (March 23).
  • Vikings Walk-Off Connecticut at Bears Classic
    March 17, 2019
    Riley Ries hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning to score Aly Packish and Hanna Griffin tossed eight scoreless innings as Cleveland State wrapped up play in the Bears Classic on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Connecticut at Sikes Field.
  • Vikings Suffer Pair of Losses on Day Two of Bears Classic
    March 16, 2019
    Cleveland State dropped a pair of games to Ball State and South Dakota on day two of the Mercer Bears Classic on Saturday at Sikes Field. The Vikings lost to Ball State 10-3 and concluded the day with a 9-0 setback against South Dakota.
  • Vikings Drop Opener of Bears Classic to Mercer
    March 15, 2019
    Cleveland State dropped its opener of the Bears Classic to Mercer 10-2 on Friday at Sikes Field in Macon, Ga.
  • Vikings Take Winning Streak to Georgia for Mercer Bears Classic
    March 14, 2019
    Cleveland State will take its two-game winning streak to Macon, Ga., this weekend as the Vikings are slated to participate in the Mercer Bears Classic beginning on Friday (March 15). CSU will play Fordham, Mercer, Connecticut, South Dakota and Ball State during tournament play.
  • Weather Forces Schedule Changes for Cleveland State at Mercer Bears Classic
    March 14, 2019
    With weather expected to affect the tournament, Cleveland State's tournament schedule for the Mercer Bears Classic has been altered. The Vikings will now play four games over the three days of the tournament, including playing single games on Friday and Sunday.
  • Hysong Named Horizon League Player of the Week
    March 12, 2019
    Cleveland State junior Kelly Hysong has been selected as the Horizon League Player of the Week the conference announced on Tuesday.
  • Hysong, Ries Lead Vikings Past Jacksonville
    March 10, 2019
    Kelly Hysong allowed just four hits and struck out seven batters and Riley Ries drove in the winning run with a double leading Cleveland State to a 2-1 victory over Jacksonville in eight innings on Sunday on the final day of the Jacksonville/North Florida Spring Break Challenge at the Pruitt Softball Field. 
  • Vikings Collect Season-High 14 Hits in Win over La Salle
    March 09, 2019
    Riley Ries had two hits and drove in three runs and Kelly Hysong and Lindsay Ward each had three hits as Cleveland State piled up a season-high 14 hits in a 9-4 victory over La Salle on Saturday to earn a split of its two games at the Jacksonville/North Florida Spring Break Challenge at the UNF Softball Field.
  • Cleveland State Opens Spring Break Challenge with Pair of Losses
    March 08, 2019
    Junior Kelly Hysong went 4-for-8 with a home run, but Cleveland State fell to UNC Wilmington and Ball State on the opening day of the Jacksonville/North Florida Spring Break Challenge on Friday at the UNF Softball Field. The Vikings lost to UNC Wilmington 4-0 and then dropped a 4-2 decision to Ball State.
  • Vikings Head to Florida for JU/UNF Spring Break Challenge
    March 07, 2019
    Cleveland State heads to Florida to participate in the Jacksonville/North Florida Spring Break Challenge beginning on Friday (March 8). The Vikings will play five games over three days and will meet UNC Wilmington, Ball State, Charleston Southern, La Salle and Jacksonville.
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