2019-2020 FSW Softball News

  • FSW Again the Class of the FCSAA in 2019-20
    May 06, 2020
    For the second consecutive season, the Florida SouthWestern State Athletics Department recorded the highest winning percentage of any team in the FCSAA.
  • FSW A Recruiting Hotbed For Division I Schools Once Again
    May 01, 2020
    While Florida SouthWestern State College recently completed just its fifth year of NJCAA competition, it has already become a hotspot on NCAA Division I coaches' recruiting trail.  
  • Promising Season Cut Short For FSW Softball
    April 14, 2020
    The Florida SouthWestern State Softball team was in the midst of another record breaking season in 2020 when it was abruptly ended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Buccaneers had built up a 23-2 overall record as they approached the midway point of the season while earning wins over both the defending National Champion Chipola Indians and the nation’s #2 ranked team in Central Florida. 
  • Bucs' International Student-Athletes Face Tough Decisions in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic
    March 25, 2020
    Of the 75 athletes that originate from outside of the United States between Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida Southwestern State College, a good amount are stuck in Fort Myers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • NJCAA Cancels Remainder of 2020 Winter & Spring Sport Seasons
    March 16, 2020
    After careful thought and consideration, the NJCAA has decided to cancel the rest of the 2020 Athletics season due to the rapidly changing situation concerning COVID-19. The cancellation effects the Florida SouthWestern State Men’s & Women’s Basketball teams as well as the Bucs’ Baseball and Softball squads. 
  • FCSAA Suspends All Competitions Through March 28th
    March 12, 2020
    Due to the continued concern of COVID-19 the the FCSAA has suspended all competitions, effective immediately, through March 28th.   At that time, the organization's Council of Presidents will reaccess the situation and determine whether they feel competition between teams is safe once again.
  • O'Donnell Named FCSAA Pitcher of the Week
    March 11, 2020
    Tossing five innings and allowing just one hit last week, Florida SouthWestern State Softball pitcher Alyssa O’Donnell has been named the FCSAA Pitcher of the Week as announced by the league on Tuesday.
  • Do It All Ellefson Named State Player of the Week
    March 11, 2020
    Two weeks ago, Florida SouthWestern State Softball star Haley Ellefson was named the FCSAA Pitcher of the Week for her work in the circle for the Buccaneers.  Tuesday, the sophomore was given a different honor as she was named the state’s Player of the Week. 
  • Bucs 3rd in Florida Dominated National Rankings
    March 09, 2020
    If the week five NJCAA National Poll stays true, this year's FCSAA Tournament is going to be one for the ages as Monday, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers Softball team found themselves ranked #3 for the fifth straight week in a poll that included five Sunshine State teams in the top seven.  
  • Bucs Offensive Assault Continues Against Lincoln Trail
    March 05, 2020
    If you are an opposing pitcher and you see the #3 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers on your upcoming schedule, you might want to schedule a sick day.  The Bucs offensive assault continued on Thursday as they put together two more run rule victories with 13-1 and 10-2 wins over Lincoln Trail to improve to 23-2 on the year. 
  • Ellefson's Career Day Leads Bucs Past Sharks
    March 04, 2020
    Florida SouthWestern State sophomore Haley Ellefson did it all for the 3rd ranked Buccaneer Softball squad on Wednesday against Miami Dade, finishing a perfect 4-4 at the plate with three home runs and 10 RBIs in the doubleheader while also pitching the Bucs to a game one win as FSW swept past the Sharks 13-5 and 11-2 in a pair of run rule victories to improve to 21-2 on the year.  
  • All Smiles For Bucs in Sweep of Kalamazoo
    March 03, 2020
    Three days after grinding through a doubleheader split with #2 Central Florida, the #3 Florida SouthWestern State Softball team got a chance to let their hair down a little bit on Tuesday, sweeping past the visiting Kalamazoo Valley Cougars by scores of 5-1 and 16-0 to improve to 19-2 on the year. 
  • 17-2 Bucs Remain 3rd in National Poll
    March 02, 2020
    A split with #2 Central Florida Friday in a battle of NJCAA titans was good enough to keep the Florida SouthWestern State Softball team at #3 in the NJCAA National Polls released on Monday.  
  • Corbin's Walk Off Grand Slam Highlights Bucs Split with Central Florida in Top Five Battle
    February 28, 2020
    In a rematch of the 2019 FCSAA State Championship game, the #3 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers battled the #2 Central Florida Patriots Friday afternoon at City of Palms Park in Downtown Fort Myers.  The doubleheader lived up to its billing as a back and forth affair in game one ended with a walk off grand slam from FSW's Lindsey Corbin for a 12-8 win, while game two featured a pair of multi home run games, one for each side, before Central Florida hung on for a 7-5 win to split the twinbill.  
  • Bucs/Silver Storm Postponed Due to Rain
    February 26, 2020
    The first measurable rainfall in three weeks in Southwest Florida came on the wrong day as the Florida SouthWestern State Softball team was forced to postpone their scheduled doubleheader with ASA Miami Wednesday due to wet playing conditions and future forecasts for more precipitation in the area later in the day. The 3rd ranked Bucs will return to the field on Friday in a huge non-conference doubleheader against #3 Central Florida at 2 PM at City of Palms Park in a rematch of last season’s FCSAA State Championship game. 
  • Bucs Ellis Named NJCAA National Player of the Week
    February 26, 2020
    Following a dominating week at the plate, Florida SouthWestern State sophomore Natavia Ellis has been named the NJCAA National Player of the Week.
  • Ellis Named FCSAA Player of the Week
    February 25, 2020
    Ellis had a monster week for the Bucs, hitting .714 with two home runs, 16 RBIs and nine runs scored in the middle of the FSW order.  She had hits in all seven games she saw action in and drove in runs in six of the seven. Her best game of the week came against Ave Maria when she went 3-3 with a single, a double, a home run, and 6 RBIs to lead the Bucs to a run rule win.  She wrapped up the week by going 2-3 with two doubles and two RBIs as the Bucs knocked off #5 Chipola in a rematch of the 2019 District H Championship game.  On the season Ellis is hitting .583 with four home runs and 29 RBIs.
  • Ellefson Named FCSAA Pitcher of the Week
    February 25, 2020
    Ellefson was nearly perfect for the Bucs last week, going 4-0 without allowing a single earned run in 14 1/3 innings pitched.  She yielded just seven hits while striking out 20 on the week.  Thursday against Ave Maria she struck out seven in three innings of work while Sunday she went 3 1/3 hitless frames to beat Tallahassee. On the season Ellefson is 8-1 with a 0.72 ERA in 38 2/3 innings pitched. 
  • Big Weekend Keeps Bucs at #3 in National Poll
    February 24, 2020
    The Florida SouthWestern State Softball held steady in the NJCAA National Poll this week, checking in at #3 for the third straight week with their 16-1 record to start the 2020 season.  
  • Bucs Down Tallahassee, Knock Off Defending Champs Chipola in Sanford
    February 23, 2020
    The #3 Florida SouthWestern State Softball team earned two more solid regular season wins on Sunday, first putting it on Tallahassee 12-4 before upending the defending National Champion Chipola Indians 8-4 to wrap up a perfect 4-0 weekend at the Courtney Miller Invitational in Sanford.
  • #3 FSW Breezes Past Region 8 Foes
    February 22, 2020
    Playing in the place they hope to be come May at the FCSAA State Tournament in Sanford, the #3 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers continued a dominant stretch on Saturday, first blanking Santa Fe 8-0 in a run rule before taking it to Florida State College at Jacksonville 8-1 to pick up their 10th straight win. 
  • Bucs Bomb Gyrenes in Naples
    February 20, 2020
    If you are a pitcher and value your ERA, you probably want to steer clear of the #3 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers right now. The Buccaneers put on another show Thursday night in Naples, putting up 31 runs in a 18-1, 13-0 doubleheader sweep of Ave Maria. FSW has now outscored their last seven opponents by a count of 92-5. 
  • Bucs Continue Roll Against ASA
    February 18, 2020
    NJCAA Softball teams in the Miami area are going to get real tired of the #3 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers; if they have't already. A week after outscoring Miami Dade 23-1 in a doubleheader, the Bucs put it on ASA-Miami 15-1 and 14-2 on Tuesday in a twinbill, improving their 2020 record to 10-1. 
  • Bucs Remain #3 in National Poll
    February 17, 2020
    For the second straight week, the Florida SouthWestern State Softball team checked in at #3 in the NJCAA National Rankings released by the National Office on Monday. 
  • Bucs Outscore Sharks 24-1 in Doubleheader Sweep
    February 11, 2020
    The #3 Florida SouthWestern Softball team dominated Miami Dade in doubleheader action Tuesday afternoon, outscoring the Sharks 24-1 in a pair of run rule contests to sweep the doubleheader in the two teams first meetings of the year. 
  • Bucs Ranked 3rd in Opening Poll of 2020
    February 10, 2020
    Off to a 6-1 start to their season, the Florida SouthWestern State Softball team was ranked 3rd in the NJCAA’s first regular season poll of 2020. 
  • #2 FSW Earns Two Wins Over Ranked Foes
    February 08, 2020
    The #2 Florida SouthWestern State Softball team rebounded from their first loss of the season in a major way on Saturday, defeating #19 Southern Idaho 7-5 and #14 Chattanooga State 9-0 to wrap up their stay at the 2020 Visit Dothan Invitational Tournament.  
  • Bucs Split Day One in Dothan
    February 07, 2020
    The #2 Florida SouthWestern State Softball team split a pair of games on the road in Dothan, Alabama Friday, downing Northwest Florida State 9-3 before dropping a heartbreaking 5-4 extra innings affair with #5 Salt Lake to wrap up the day. 
  • Bucs Blow Past Broward For Doubleheader Sweep
    February 04, 2020
    In both ends of their doubleheader Tuesday night at City of Palms Park in Downtown Fort Myers, it took the #2 Florida SouthWestern State Softball team a little bit of time to get going. But once they did get going, they couldn't be stopped as the Bucs put together a sweep of the visiting Broward Seahawks, with scores of 13-0 and 9-1 to improve to 3-0 on the young season.  
  • Bucs Slug Way to Opening Day Win
    February 01, 2020
    The #2 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers started 2020 the way they closed 2019, as one of the most feared offensive teams in the country as the Bucs pounded out 11 hits, 6 of them for extra bases in an 11-0 run rule win over Lake Sumter State to open up their season Saturday in Clearwater.  
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