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July 18, 2012
Kat Gavern signs with Coastal Georgia College
BRADENTON,Fla.- State College of Florida Softball's starting left fielder, Kat Gavern, has accepted a scholarship to Coastal Georgia College. Gavern (Orlando, FL) spent two years at SCF where she excelled in several different roles. In her sophomore year, she added 13 RBI, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 4 stolen bases, and scored 19 times to the offensive attack. Gavern was a defensive star as well making 46 plays and gunning out 5 runners from left field earning her Suncoast Conference Second Team honors. Kat Gavern was a unsung hero for the Manatees in both 2011 and 2012 seasons. Her efforts helped SCF become 2012 Suncoast Conference Champions and brought home the Region 8b Championship. She was part of the second softball team in school history to have a NJCAA National Tournament appearance. She was a catalyst at the NJCAA National Tournament for the #5 seed Manatees. She hit safely in all 4 games and had go ahead RBIs in 3 of the 4 contests. In game one, she had an RBI single and scored a run for the Manatees. Against Pima College, she was 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the 4th to take help SCF take the lead. She hit again in game three versus Gordon College and scored again herself. In the final game of the season, Gavern hit an RBI double to take the lead against Wallace State in the second inning. Out of the 13 runs SCF scored at Nationals, Gavern knocked in 3 and scored twice.

July 16, 2012
Gianni Artidiello signs with Florida Southern College
BRADENTON, Fla.- State College of Florida Softball's successful season continues with another scholarship opportunity. Gianni Artidiello (Miami,FL) has signed with Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. Artidiello transferred to SCF from Nova Southeastern for the 2011-12 school year. She started second base in all 63 games for the Manatees. In the 2012 season, Artidiello had 55 hits, 8 doubles, two triples, 14 RBI, and 10 stolen bases for the Manatees. She was the lead-off hitter throughout the conference season, state tournament, and NJCAA National Tournament. Gianni earned FCSAA Suncoast All-Conference First Team honors and FCSAA Gulf District All-Tournament honors. Her leadership at the plate and on the field helped the Manatees become Suncoast Conference and Region 8b Champions. She shined through the NJCAA National Tournament in St. George, Utah which is only the 2nd appearance in SCF Softball history. Artidiello graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree in May 2012 and will pursue her degree in science at Florida Southern along side SCF hurler, Chelsea Oglevie. They will play for hall of fame head coach, Chris Bellotto, in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference.

July 16, 2012
SCF Softball Standout Dani Wayt to NCAA Div I University of South Florida
BRADENTON, Fla.- State College of Florida Softball standout, Dani Wayt, has committed to play at the University of South Florida. Dani Wayt transferred to SCF, started at short stop in all 63 games and accumulated a .943 fielding percentage. During the 2012 season, she compiled a .344 batting average, 42 RBI, 14 doubles, two triples, two home runs and scored 28 times for the Manatees. Wayt led the team in average, RBI, doubles, singles and total at bats. She was FCSAA Suncoast All-Conference First Team, FCSAA All-State 2nd team, and Gulf District All-Tournament Team at the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 tournament. Wayt was essential to the success of the 2012 squad. Her efforts helped the Manatees to a (50-13) season, Suncoast Conference Championship, Region 8B - Gulf District Championship, and NJCAA National Tournament appearance. The tournament appearance was only the 2nd time in school history for the softball program. Dani Wayt's final at bat as a Manatee was a 2 out, bottom of the 7th solo home run against Wallace State to allow SCF to go extra innings at the NJCAA National Tournament. She graduated in May 2012 with her Associate of Arts Degree from SCF. Dani joins SCF Softball alumna, Stephanie Juergens, as the second Manatee to become a USF Bull in two consecutive years.

June 20, 2012
SCF Softball's Angie Dascoli signs with NCAA Div 1 Kennessaw State University
BRADENTON,Fla- SCF Softball's Angie Dascoli has signed with NCAA Division I Kennesaw State University. The sophomore catcher was a standout player for two years with SCF. Dascoli was two-time Suncoast All-Conference First team selection, 2011 All-State Second Team, and 2012 All-State First Team. She was selected to the FCSAA State Tournament All-District Team and FCSAA All-Tournament Team. As a freshman, she was SCF Rookie of the Year hitting .354 with 3 HR, 14 doubles, and 31 RBIs. In her sophomore season, she was Team MVP starting in 59 games for the Manatees. Dascoli smashed 5 triples, 3 home runs, scored 34 times, and added 34 RBIs. She was a captain who helped lead this year's squad to a Conference Championship, Region 8b Championship and the 2nd National Tournament appearance in school history.

June 19, 2012
SCF lands 5 on NJCAA Academic Athletes of Distinction list
BRADENTON,Fla- The State College of Florida landed five student-athletes on the National Junior College Athletic Association's Athletes of Distinction list. Sarah Geraldson (Volleyball) earned a 4.0 GPA during her two years at SCF and the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence. Softball's Chelsea Oglevie earned the Superior Academic Achievement award with a 3.9 GPA throughout her career. Tyler Rocklein (Baseball/3.7 GPA), Jeff Dally (Baseball/3.6 GPA), and Tori Overmyer (Volleyball/3.63 GPA) all earned Exemplary Academic Achievement honors.

June 11, 2012
Paige Mathews is named to the NFCA All-American Team
BRADENTON,FL- Freshman ace, Paige Mathews, adds another honor to her stellar season. Paige was named to the 2012 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American team. Mathews is also a 2012 National Junior College Athletic Association 1st Team All-American. Only 16 players are named to this national team. Mathews finished the season with a record of 29-5, 0.77 ERA, 293 strikeouts, 218.67 innings, and added three saves. In addition to All-American she was also named Suncoast 1st team All-Conference, Suncoast Conference Pitcher of the Year, FCSAA 1st Team All-State, FCSAA Pitcher of the Year, All-Gulf District Tournament Team, FCSAA All-State Tournament Team, FCSAA All-State Tournament MVP, NJCAA All- Tournament Team, NJCAA All-American 1st Team, and South Region 1st team NFCA All-Region.

May 29, 2012
Paige Mathews named 1st Team NJCAA All-American
BRADENTON,FL- Freshman standout pitcher, Paige Mathews, was named 2012 National Junior College Athletic Association 1st Team All-American. Only 16 players are named to this national team. Mathews finished the season with a record of 29-5, 0.77 ERA, 293 strikeouts, 218.67 innings, and added three saves. In addition to All-American she was also named Suncoast 1st team All-Conference, Suncoast Conference Pitcher of the Year, FCSAA 1st Team All-State, FCSAA Pitcher of the Year, All-Gulf District Tournament Team, FCSAA All-State Tournament Team, FCSAA All-State Tournament MVP, NJCAA All- Tournament Team, and South Region 1st team NFCA All-Region. See complete list at: http://www.njcaa.org/sports_awards.cfm?category=Award%20Winners&sid=28&divid=1&slid=14

May 23, 2012
Paige Mathews named to NJCAA National Tournament, All-Tournament Team
ST. GEORGE, UTAH- SCF Softball's Paige Mathews was named to the NJCAA National Tournament All-Tournament team. The freshman hurler appeared three of the four games for the Manatees. She had two wins and came in during the extra inning loss to Wallace State. In game one, Mathews had a 7 inning shut out with 9 Ks. Against Gordon College, she added 11 strikeouts and gave up two earned runs. In the elimination game against Wallace State (finished 3rd) Paige came in relief of Chelsea Oglevie and had an additional five Ks in 5 and 2/3 innings. Mathews finished with a 29-5 record, 0.77 ERA, 293 strikeouts in 218.67 innings of work. She was also named Suncoast Conference 1st-Team, FCSAA All-State First Team, Suncoast Conference Pitcher of the Year, FCSAA State Pitcher of the Year, FCSAA/Region 8 All-Tournament Team, FCSAA/Region 8 All-Gulf District Team, FCSAA/Region 8 Tournament MVP, and NJCAA All-Tournament Team.

May 18, 2012
State College of Florida earns 3-0 victory in Game 1, loses nightcap of national softball finals
State College of Florida played its opening round softball game at the Junior College World Series like it has done for most of the 2012 season. The Manatees used timely hitting and strong pitching in a 3-0 victory over Temple (Texas) College in St. George, Utah, on Thursday. Paige Mathews escaped two early inning jams, before SCF's bats awoke to provide the freshman flamethrower all the support she would need. Mathews finished with nine strikeouts against four walks and five hits in the shutout. Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/05/18/4043442/state-college-of-florida-earns.html#storylink=cpy

May 16, 2012
State College of Florida's Ashley Burney leads offense into Junior College World Series
BRADENTON -- Ashley Burney said she hated softball when she first took the sport up. Makes sense, since she was coming from the sport of baseball where she more than held her own until she was about 14 years old. But Burney's ability on a softball field is what made her a standout in the small town of Palatka. After a slow start to the season, Burney has become an integral offensive weapon for the State College of Florida Manatees. Her state tournament performance alone aided a deep SCF pitching staff and enabled the Manatees to punch their first national tournament appearance since 2005, just the second in program history. Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/05/16/4040442/state-college-of-floridas-ashley.html#storylink=cpy

May 17, 2012
State College of Florida's Angie Dascoli aids deep pitching staff in successful 2012
BRADENTON -- Trust is of the utmost importance when dealing with a softball pitcher and catcher's relationship. It also is necessary to have that trust between a head coach and a catcher, too. At State College of Florida, the Manatees possess a catcher that calls all the pitches that the deep rotation possesses with supreme command. It's worked so well that SCF is enjoying its first trip to the JUCO World Series since 2005, when the event was held in Clermont. Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/05/17/4041946/state-college-of-floridas-angie.html#storylink=cpy

May 15, 2012
State College of Florida's Meredith Headings' upbeat attitude lifts Manatees (Bradenton Herald)
BRADENTON -- Meredith Headings' enthusiasm and recruiting style are what makes her a top softball coach. But her positive attitude is what separates her from most. And that comes from a collegiate playing career where she holds the career home-run record at State College of Florida, and the single-season mark as well. Headings played at SCF, then called Manatee Community College in 2000 and 2001. She never had a chance to go to the national tournament. Until now. Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/05/15/4039044/state-college-of-floridas-meredith.html#storylink=cpy

May 17, 2012
SCF Softball 2012 - Meet the team (Bradenton Herald)
Bradenton Herald's Jason Dill interviews all 24 of the SCF Softball players who are headed to the NJCAA National Tournament in St. George, UT

May 18, 2012
SCF Softball (50-13) finished 7th at the NJCAA National Tournament
ST. GEORGE, UTAH- The SCF Softball team finished 7th out of 16 teams at the NJCAA National Championship Tournament. The Manatees had a strong showing with two wins and two extra inning, one run losses. SCF was seeded 5th at the tournament.

May 1, 2012
FCSAA State Tournament: Co-MVPs Ashley Burney & Paige Mathews, 7 total earn All-Tournament honors
PENSACOLA, Fla.- The State College of Florida softball team not only earned a berth to the NJCAA National Tournament in St. George, Utah, they also landed seven players to the FCSAA All-Gulf District Tournament team. The biggest honor of the tournament is the Most Valuable Player award. For the first time in tournament history, officials were forced to name Co-MVPs. The Co-MVPs both from SCF, were Ashley Burney and Paige Mathews. In five games, Burney was 10-for-15 with 8 RBIS, three home runs and the walk-off solo blast to send the Manatees to Nationals. Paige Mathews had three wins, a save, and 34 strikeouts at the tournament. Filling up the All-Gulf District tournament team were Angie Dascoli, Dani Wayt, Gianni Artidiello, Laura Taricano, Ashley Brooks, Paige Mathews, and Ashley Burney. The Manatees head to St. George, Utah for the NJCAA National Softball Championships 5/16-5/19.

May 1, 2012
Manatees Captures Gulf District Title (Herald Tribune)
PENSACOLA, Fla.- The State College of Florida softball team earned a berth in the National Tournament by capturing the Gulf District championship on Sunday. Ashley Burney's walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth gave the Manatees a 1-0 victory over Gulf Coast State College at Exchange Park.

April 28, 2012
Extra innings win over Gulf Coast State College keeps SCF Softball undefeated at State Tourney
PENSACOLA, Fla.- SCF Softball beat Gulf Coast State College 2-1 in eight innings of State Tournament action. Paige Mathews went the distance striking out nine batters and one earned run. Gulf Coast jumped out ahead with a run in the second inning with two base hits, a hit by pitch, and sac fly to center field off Mathews. The Manatees did not answer until the bottom of the fifth inning from an Angie Dascoli RBI single scoring Gianni Artidiello. Dascoli (3-for-4) started the 8th inning rally again with a lead off single. Dani Wayt executed a sacrifice bunt putting Dascoli in scoring position with one out. Ashley Burney (2-for-3) hit a single to keep the rally going and moved Dascoli to third. This allowed Ashley Brooks to hit a fielder's choice scoring Dascoli with two outs in walk-off style. Gulf Coast then faced and beat Tallahasse Community College in the losers bracket. GCSC will face SCF for the second time on Sunday morning, 11am EST for the Gulf District Championship. The FCSAA/Region 8 Tournament gives two NJCAA National Tournament berths. The Manatees will have to beat Gulf Coast State College to earn a berth. The State Tournament is a double elimination tournament and SCF remains undefeated. The Gulf District Champs meet the Atlantic Distric Champs for a State Championship game. Both opponents of the state championship game go to the NJCAA Tournament.

April 27, 2012
SCF beats nationally ranked #5 Tallahasse CC, 3-2
PENSACOLA, Fla.- SCF (46-10) won their second game at the FCSAA/Region 8 State Tournament beating nationally ranked Tallahassee CC, 3-2. Sophomore hurler, Chelsea Oglevie (13-3) threw a strong five inning performance and earned the win only giving up three hits and one earned run. The game was scoreless in to the fourth inning. Angie Dascoli singled to spark the rally followed by a right field single from Dani Wayt giving the Manatees runners on first and third. First baseman, Ashley Burney then followed with a three-run blast. This was Burney's second home run of the day and fourth RBI. The Eagles rallied back adding two runs of their own in the fifth to make it 3-2. Paige Mathews took the mound for the Manatees and gave a scoreless two inning, two strike out performance for the save. SCF plays Saturday at 3pm EST against Gulf Coast State College.

April 27, 2012
SCF Softball blanks Northwest Florida State College, 4-0 at FCSAA Tournament
PENSACOLA, Fla.- Back-to-back blasts by Ashley Burney and Ashley Brooks added all the insurance the Manatees needed to blank the Raiders 4-0 in the opening game of the FCSAA/Region 8 State Tournament. Paige Mathews threw a 7 inning shut out performance giving up only 5 hits, 1 walk, and added 11 strikeouts. SCF came out scoring early after a lead-off single by Gianni Artidiello (2-3), sacrifice bunt by Kayla Bjorge, and RBI single from Dani Wayt. The Manatees added a second run in the third with a lead-off double again by Artidiello, sacrifice from Bjorge, sacrifice fly by short stop Wayt. With a 2-0 lead going in to the sixth, freshman, Ashley Burney (Palatka, Fla.) sent a solo home run soaring over the left field fence. Sophomore, Ashley Brooks (Sarasota, Fla.) echoed that with another solo screamer in to right center. The Manatees will play nationally ranked #5 Tallahassee CC at 7pm CST.

April 28, 2012
FCSAA Women's Fast-Pitch State Tournament begins
The FCSAA Women's Fast-Pitch State Tournament, which features five teams ranked among the top 13 nationally at the junior college level, began Friday at Exchange Park. The 16-team, double-elimination tournament is made up of two brackets -- the Atlantic District and the Gulf District -- with the winners of each bracket advancing to the NJCAA national championships in St. George, Utah, on May 17-19

April 12, 2012
SCF SB - Kayla Schappacher walk-off homer to win 2012 Suncoast Conf Championship- 6 mins & worth it

April 12, 2012
2 wins against Polk seal Suncoast Conference Championship for SCF Softball, 8-7 and 4-1
BRADENTON, Fla- Sophomore, Kayla Schappacher hit a walk-off three run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning to propel the SCF Softball team over Polk State College. This win was the Manatees' 44th win of the season and solidified the Suncoast Conference Championship. Game 1 was an 8-7 win with multiple hit performances by Dani Wayt (3 RBIs), Ashley Brooks (2 RBI HR), Kayla Bjorge (3 runs scored), and Gianni Artidiello (1 RBI). Brooks hit her first collegiate home run over the right field fence and Angie Dascoli added another RBI for the season. Paige Mathews earned both wins for the Manatees striking out 16 total for the night including 7 straight to end game two. Schappacher's blast in the bottom of the 7th was her first career home run and added the 3 RBIs needed to earn the 4-1 win. SCF Softball is (44-10) and finished conference in first place with a record of (13-3). They hit the road next Saturday to face Miami Dade for their final regular season double header. Paige Mathews earned both wins for the Manatees striking out 16 total for the night including 7 straight to end the second game. Schappacher's blast in the bottom of the 7th was her first career home run and added the 3 RBIs needed to earn the 4-1 win. SCF Softball is (44-10) and finished conference in first place with a record of (13-3). They hit the road next Saturday to face Miami Dade for their final regular season double header.

April 3, 2012
Softball sweeps SFCC 4-1and 5-0, Paige Mathews has 2nd no-hitter of the season
AVON PARK, Fla- SCF Softball swept South Florida Community College 4-1 and 5-0. Freshman pitcher, Paige Mathews, had her second no-hitter of the 2012 season. Chelsea Oglevie locked in win number 11 on the mound in game one and clinched a berth to the FCSAA/Region 8 State Tournament. The offense rolled behind the bat of FCSAA Player of the Week, Chelsea Wildey. Wildey was 3-for-6 with three doubles and three RBIs for the Manatees. Sophomore outfielder, Kat Gavern, was also instrumental with two hits, a sac bunt, walk, RBI, and scored twice for the Manatees. Gavern reached base safely five times in the conference double header. Kayla Bjorge (Eltopia, Wa.) also added three RBIs for the attack. In the opener, Chelsea Oglevie (11-3) shut the Panthers down allowing only one run on three hits and striking out four. In game two, Paige Mathews had a perfect game going in to the sixth inning where she went to a full count and surrendered a one out walk. She pitched a complete game no-hitter allowing only one base runner and striking out 13 in 7 innings. SCF Softball has won 11 of the last 13 games, is currently #3 in FCSAA, #10 in Nation, and #1 in the Suncoast Conference. The Manatees are (41-9) overall and (10-2) in conference play.

April 3, 2012
Chelsea Wildey, FCSAA Player of the Week, SCF SB claims 2 straight POWs
State College of Florida’s Chelsea Wildey is this week’s FCSAA Softball Player of the Week. Wildey, a freshman from Oviedo, Fla., batted .615 (8-for-13) with four runs scored, one home run (1.154 slugging pct.) and four RBIs in four games. Wildey recorded two hits, including a double, and scored a run in each of the four games – Suncoast Conference doubleheaders against Polk State and Hillsborough. In game one against Polk State on March 27, she drove in a pair of runs. Two days later, in game one against Hillsborough, she smacked her first collegiate home run. Wildey’s efforts helped the Manatees stay atop the SuCon standings with a perfect 4-0 week. For more info: http://www.thefcsaa.com/softball

March 29, 2012
Softball wins two at HCC to take the lead in Suncoast Conference, W 8-4 and 8-0
PLANT CITY, Fla.- SCF Softball took two from HCC in Suncoast Conference action. Heading in to the double header the teams were tied for first in the Suncoast Conference with a (6-2) record. The Manatees defeated the Hawks in extra innings 8-4 and 8-0 in game two. The Manatees won behind freshman hurler, Paige Mathews, in 10 Ks and only 1 earned run. Chelsea Wildey was 2-for-4 with her first career solo blast. Kayla Bjorge added 2 hits and a stolen base. Sophomore catcher, Angie Dascoli added a big RBI single and Ashley Burney hit the go ahead single to score Dascoli again in the 10th. Chelsea Oglevie shut down the HCC offense with a 7 inning complete game shutout. Wildey was 2-for-3 adding another RBI double. Kat Gavern added 2 hits and an RBI to seal the win. SCF is now (39-9) and (8-2) in conference.

March 29, 2012
SCF Softball lands #10 in the Nation in NJCAA poll
The SCF Softball team landed in the NJCAA National Poll this week at #10. The Manatees appear in the poll after hovering just under the top 20 for one week. SCF shares this honor with only two other FCSAA/Region 8 teams.

March 28, 2012
SCF softball sweeps Polk behind Ashley Burney's homers (Bradenton Herald)
Ashley Burney homered in each game Tuesday to lead the State College of Florida softball team to a pair of wins, 9-0 and 5-1, over host Polk State College. Burney ripped a three-run shot in the first game, which was shortened to five innings by the eight-run rule. Paige Mathews threw a three-hit shutout, striking out six and walking none. Gianni Artidiello, Dani Wayt and Chelsea Wildey had two hits apiece for the Manatees (37-9, 6-2 Suncoast Conference), who have won five in a row. In the second game, Burney settled for a solo shot to back winning pitcher Chelsea Oglevie, who pitched five innings of solid relief. Artidiello had three hits, and Wayt had two hits and two RBIs. Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/03/28/3966047/local-roundup-scf-softball-sweeps.html#storylink=cpy

March 27, 2012
Offense explodes to give SCF Softball two wins over Polk State College, 9-0 and 5-1
WINTER HAVEN, Fla- SCF Softball won both conference games at Polk State College. The first victory came in five innings as Paige Mathews earned her 20th win on the mound for SCF. The Manatees scored one run in the first inning and eight in the second. The attack was led by Gianni Artidiello, Dani Wayt (2 RBIs), and Chelsea Wildey each who had two hits. Angie Dascoli added two RBIs and Ashley Burney crushed a three run home run to help SCF reach nine runs. The Manatees did not stop in game two. Kirstin Toole got the start and retired the first eight batters. Sophomore hurler, Chelsea Oglevie, threw five innings giving up only three hits and one run. The offense continued behind a 3-for-4 Gianni Artidiello, 2-for-4 Dani Wayt, and 2-for-3 Kat Gavern. Wayt had 4 RBIs on the night, and Ashley Burney smashed another solo home run in the sixth. SCF is now (37-9) and (6-2) in Suncoast Conference play.

March 27, 2012
SCF Softball's Kayla Bjorge is FCSAA Player of the Week
BRADENTON,Fla- State College of Florida’s Kayla Bjorge is this week’s FCSAA Softball Player of the Week. Bjorge, a freshman from Eltopia, Wash., batted .727 (8-for-11) in four games last week. Bjorge had two hits in each game of doubleheaders vs. St. Petersburg (March 20) and Illinois Valley (March 25). Against St. Petersburg, she doubled in game one and scored twice, including the game-winner, in game two. Later in the week vs. Illinois Valley, she was a combined 4-for-5, scored three runs and drove in one. For the week, Bjorge, was also 3-for-3 in stolen bases, walked twice and converted a pair of sacrifices. Full story: http://thefcsaa.com/athletics/fast-pitch-softball

March 27, 2012
FCSAA Coaches Poll, Softball climbs to #3, Baseball #5
After a week of both sports hanging in the #4 spot, softball climbs to #3 and baseball drops only one spot to #5 This is a weekly poll by the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) that is voted on by the Head Coaches in Florida. Baseball:http://www.thefcsaa.com/athletics/baseball/baseball-rankings Softball: http://www.thefcsaa.com/athletics/fast-pitch-softball/fcsaa-coaches-poll

March 25, 2012
SCF Softball wins twice over Illinois Valley CC, 8-0 and 2-0, Kirstin Toole throws no-hitter
BRADENTON,Fla- The rain held off long enough for the SCF Softball team to get two wins over Illinois Valley Community College. Game one was an 8-0 shutout in 5 innings. The Manatees held the Eagles for the win in game two, 2-0, behind a no-hitter from Sophomore Kirstin Toole. In the 8-0 victory, the offense was led by sophomore short stop, Dani Wayt, who was 3-for-3 with four RBIs. Kayla Bjorge and Ashley Burney added two hits and an RBI each. Angie Dascoli had an RBI double in the fourth inning to seal the run-rule win. In game two, SCF and IVCC were tied at 0-0 until the sixth inning. Gianni Artidiello reached first with a hit by pitch followed by a walk for Bjorge. Angie Dascoli roped another two RBI double to secure the win. Kirstin Toole had her first no-hitter of the season. It was a complete game shut out with six Ks. Toole improved to 7-4 on the season. The Manatees are now (35-9) and resume conference play Tuesday at Polk State College.

March 20, 2012
Softball splits home double header with St. Pete, L 4-2 and W 5-4
BRADENTON, Fla.- SCF picked up a win at home against St. Petersburg College in a conference double header. In game one, the Manatees came out strong with two runs in the first inning. The Titans rallied back to tie it up in the third inning 2-2. The game went extra innings ending with an SPC win 4-2 in the ninth. Kayla Bjorge was 2-for-4 and Chelsea Oglevie went all nine for SCF. Game two, the Manatees rallied back in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 5-4. Kayla Bjorge was 2-for-3 with a walk and Angie Dascoli went 2-for-4 with the walk off RBI single in the seventh. This was Dascoli's 22nd RBI on the season. Mathews added win number 18. SCF is (33-9) overall and (4-2) in conference play. Game two, the Manatees rallied back in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 5-4. Kayla Bjorge was 2-for-3 with a walk and Angie Dascoli went 2-for-4 with the walk off RBI single in the seventh. Mathews added win number 18. SCF is (33-9) overall and (4-2) in conference play.

March 20, 2012
Baseball and Softball climb to #4 in FCSAA poll
SCF Baseball and Softball have both climbed to reach the #4 spot in their respective FCSAA Polls. Baseball jumped from the sixth spot and softball up one from number five. This is a weekly poll by the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) that is voted on by the Head Coaches in Florida. Baseball:http://www.thefcsaa.com/athletics/baseball/baseball-rankings Softball: http://www.thefcsaa.com/athletics/fast-pitch-softball/fcsaa-coaches-poll

March 16, 2012
Mathews tosses no hitter, Bradenton Herald Article

March 15, 2012
Softball beat South Florida CC twice, 4-1, 5-0, Mathews throws no-hitter
BRADENTON,Fla.- SCF improves to (3-1) in conference and (32-8) with a sweep tonight against SFCC. Chelsea Oglevie and Paige Mathews went the distance for SCF. Mathews threw her first collegiate no-hitter in the second game. Ashley Burney was 3-for-5 for the night with three RBIs and a solo home run in game two. Chelsea Wildey had a two RBI double, Dani Wayt added two RBIs as well.

March 13, 2012
Softball splits at home with HCC in conference play
BRADENTON,Fla.- The Manatees dropped game one to Hillsborough Community College, 1-0. Sophomore starter Chelsea Oglevie went all seven innings for SCF. HCC's Laura Downs held SCF to only three hits. Dani Wayt was 2-for-3 and Angie Dascoli added a single. The Manatees answered with a 4-0 shut out win behind Paige Mathews. Mathews added 13 strikeouts and improved to (16-2). Ashley Burney had two RBIs, Angie Dascoli scored twice, and Dani Wayt hit an RBI triple. SCF is (30-8) overall and (1-1) in conference play. They play at home on Thursday at 5pm against South Florida Community College.

March 9, 2012
Toole and Oglevie add 2 more wins to make SCF Softball 29-6
BRADENTON,Fla.- SCF Softball beat Hesston College twice today, 4-0 and 10-2. The return of sophomore pitcher, Chelsea Oglevie brought one of two wins for SCF Softball today. Oglevie went all seven innings with no runs allowed and fanned 11. Offensive support in game one came from Angie Dascoli, Laura Taricano, and Ashley Brooks. In game two, Holly Jones started for the Manatees. Kirstin Toole came in to earn the win SCF. The 10-run attack was led by Jaclyn Cokeroft who was 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs. Palmetto high grad, Taylor Carlton, was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Cindy Micochero started a five-run rally in the second inning with a triple to right field. The Manatees are (29-7) as they head in to conference on Tuesday, March 13th against Hillsborough CC. In game two, Holly Jones got the start and Kirstin Toole earned the win on the mound for SCF. The 10-run attack was led by Jaclyn Cokeroft who was 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs. Palmetto high grad, Taylor Carlton, was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Cindy Micochero started a five-run rally in the second inning with a triple to right field. The Manatees are (29-7) as they head in to conference on Tuesday, March 13th against Hillsborough CC.

March 8, 2012
Game 2 shutout earns split at IRSC
FT. PIERCE, Fla.- Paige Mathews threw a five hit shutout while striking out six. Angie Dascoli knocked in two runs with a single and a triple. Gianni Artidiello added two hits and a diving rally killing snag in the bottom of the 7th. The Manatees blanked the Pioneers 4-0 for the win. In game one, Kayla Bjorge, was a perfect 3-for-3, stole 2 bases and scored the only run. Ashley Brooks went 2-for-3. SCF came up short for the 2-1 loss. The Manatees are 27-7.

March 6, 2012
Paige Mathews FCSAA Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season
State College of Florida’s Paige Mathews is this week’s FCSAA Softball Pitcher of the Week. Mathews, a sophomore from Oviedo, Fla., went 3-0 with one save and a 0.62 ERA. Mathews threw complete games against Central Florida (February 28), Oakland (March 1) and Palm Beach State (March 3), with the first two coming in shutout fashion. She reached double-digit strikeouts in each of her starts, finishing with 35 for the week. For the week, Matthews allowed two hits and eight walks in 22.2 innings of work.

March 6, 2012
Softball rolls over Lake Sumter, 2-1 and 5-0, improving to 26-6
CLERMONT,Fla- The SCF softball team continues to improve adding two more wins against Lake Sumter State College. The Manatees went 8 innings in game one to win 2-1 and finished game two 5-0. Sophomore second baseman,Gianni Artidiello, from Miami, FL helped SCF top LSSC with a single, double, triple, RBI, stolen base, and two runs scored. Dani Wayt also added two hits, a triple, and three RBIs for the evening. Kirstin Toole (6 Ks, 1 earned run) and Paige Mathews (12 Ks, 0 runs) held the Lakers to only three hits each. The Manatees are (26-6) and travel to Indian River State College on Thursday.

March 6, 2012
Baseball No. 7 and Softball No. 5 climb the FCSAA Polls
BRADENTON,Fla- The FCSAA Coaches' Polls were released today. Baseball climbed up two spots to seventh, and softball claimed the fifth spot. FCSAA polls are released every Tuesday morning. Baseball: http://www.thefcsaa.com/athletics/baseball/baseball-rankings Softball: http://www.thefcsaa.com/athletics/fast-pitch-softball/fcsaa-coaches-poll

March 3, 2012
Softball sweeps at Palm Beach 7-2, 4-2, Dascoli and Burney smash solo home runs
LAKE WORTH, Fla.- SCF Softball took two at Palm Beach State College in non-conference action. The Manatees won 7-2 and 4-2. In game one, Angie Dascoli was a perfect 4-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. She homered in the third inning of game two coming up just one double short of the cycle for the day. Other hitters were Gianni Artidiello, Dani Wayt, and Ashley Burney each adding two hits. In the sixth, Ashley Burney smashed a scoreboard clearing solo home run which was her first college career blast. Kirstin Toole picked up her fifth win of the year. Game two, the Manatees came out swinging again behind Wayt, Dascoli, and Burney. Chelsea Wildey picked up her 10th RBI this season. Paige Mathews got the win improving to 11-2 for the season. She added another 10 strikeouts to increase her season total to 132. SCF is now 24-6 and play at Lake Sumter on Tuesday.

March 2, 2012
Softball sweeps Oakland CC, 8-2 and 4-0
BRADENTON, Fla- SCF Softball improved to (22-6) with two wins at home against Oakland Community College (Michigan). Gianni Artidiello had two doubles and two RBIs for the Manatees. Sophomore catcher Angie Dascoli blasted three hits and added three RBIs to help SCF win 8-2 in game one. Kirstin Toole got the win and Paige Mathews earned the save. In game two, Paige Mathews returned to the mound for another complete game shut out. Mathews fanned 12 batters in seven innings while only giving up two hits and no walks. Run support was provided by Angie Dascoli, Dani Wayt, and Kat Gavern's RBI triple. The Manatees head to Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, FL on Saturday.

February 28, 2012
Softball splits with College of Central Florida, Wildey and Artidiello lead offensive attack
OCALA,FL- SCF Softball split at College of Central Florida. They lost the first game 2-1 and picked up a win in game 2, 3-0. Gianni Artidiello and Chelsea Wildey led the hitting attack for the Manatees. Wildey was a perfect 3-for-3 game in the first game and then followed that with a 2-for-3 RBI performance. Gianni went 2-for-3 and 3-for-4 adding an RBI of her own. In game 2, Dani Wayt had a big RBI double. Freshman right-hander, Paige Mathews, added another complete game shut out and 10Ks. Mathews increased her record to (10-2). SCF softball is now 20-6.

February 21, 2012
Softball sweeps Santa Fe, 1-0 and 3-1 improving to (19-5)
GAINESVILLE,FL- SCF Softball beat Santa Fe College twice today in non-conference action, 1-0 and 3-1. These two wins completed a four game sweep for the Manatees over the Saints this season. Chelsea Oglevie held the Saints to no runs in to the fourth inning. Kirstin Toole was in relief and earned the win. The Manatees scored their only run in the fifth. Chelsea Wildey led off with a single and Kayla Bjorge moved Wildey with a sacrifice bunt. Kat Gavern singled to score Wildey. Dani Wayt was 2-for-3. Manatees won 1-0. In the second game, Paige Mathews took the mound. She went all seven innings, gave up three hits, 1 earned run, and struck out 11. The Manatees won 3-1 from a third inning RBI double from Chelsea Wildey and a fourth inning RBI fielder's choice from Gianni Artidiello. Kayla Bjorge was 1-for-2, scored twice, and had two stolen bases. SCF Softball improved to (19-5) for the season.

February 18, 2012
SCF Softball at Miss Sarasota Softball little league opening day ceremonies
SARASOTA,Fla.- The State College of Florida softball team attended the Miss Sarasota Softball opening day ceremonies. Head Coach, Meredith Headings, was invited to speak to the crowd and players about the importance of softball in the community.

February 21, 2012
Former Manatee, Cortney Sadler, HR and RBIs for USC-Aiken in opening weekend
SALISBURY, N.C. – The University of South Carolina Aiken softball team opened its 2012 campaign with an impressive sweep of Catawba on Saturday afternoon at Whitley Field. USC Aiken (2-0) picked up a 4-1 win over Catawba (8-4) in the first game before pulling away for a 10-1 victory in the second game.

February 17, 2012
SCF sweeps at Seminole State College

February 17, 2012
SCF improves to (16-4) with two wins over Seminole State College
SANFORD,FL- SCF Softball swept at Seminole State College. The Manatees won 1-0 and 4-3. Chelsea Oglevie pitched her third complete game shutout to start off the afternoon double header. Sophomore catcher, Angie Dascoli, was 2-for-2 with a double and a sacrifice bunt. Freshman first baseman, Ashley Burney went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in the 5th inning to score Dani Wayt. Wayt (2-for-2) lead off the 5th with a single and scored the Manatee's only run. In game two, Paige Mathews earned her seventh win on the mound for SCF. The Manatees were up 4-1 heading in to the 7th. The freshman from Oviedo, FL went 6.33 innings adding 11 strikeouts and giving up three runs. Kirstin Toole came in for the save. The offense was lead by Dani Wayt (2-for-3) and Ashley Burney (1-for-2) who had a seventh inning RBI double. SCF Softball (16-4) hosts Miami Dade College on Sunday at 12 & 2pm.

February 16, 2012
Oglevie & Mathews back-to-back shutouts against Lake Sumter
BRADENTON,FL- SCF softball swept Lake Sumter Community College at home. Chelsea Oglevie and Paige Mathews threw back-to-back shut outs. SCF won the first game 1-0 behind sophmore pitcher, Chelsea Oglevie. She fanned nine batters and went all seven innings. Freshman, Paige Mathews, followed with a game two shut out of her own with only 1 hit and striking out 13. The Manatees won 3-0. Shannon Brockett, Dani Wayt, Melissa Phillips, and Angie Dascoli helped hit in the 4 runs for the evening SCF improved to 14-4.

February 16, 2012
Chelsea Oglevie commits to Florida Southern College
LAKELAND,FL- Sophomore pitcher, Chelsea Oglevie, verbally committed to Florida Southern College. Oglevie is a current captain and starter for the Manatees.

February 14, 2012
SCF Softball Coach Meredith Headings interviewed by Alton Ford
SCF Softball's Head Coach, Meredith Headings, talks about the program, their goals, and this season's outlook. Interviewed by: Alton Ford Video produced by: Alton Ford

February 12, 2012
SCF 3-1 at Miami Dade tournament
MIAMI,FL-SCF went 3-1 over the weekend at the Miami Dade tournament. The Manatees beat St. Thomas University with Tina Campbell on the mound and Paige Mathews in relief. Alyssa Ely was 3-for-3. Against Hillsborough CC, the team came out swinging to win 6-0 behind pitcher Kirstin Toole. On Sunday, the Manatees lost to #2 ranked Florida State College-Jacksonville 3-0. Then they faced the host team, Miami Dade to cap off the tournament. The Manatees answered a Miami homerun with a 5th inning 2 out rally. Kayla Schappacher doubled to score Kat Gavern. Shannon Brockett walked, Alyssa Ely singled, and Gianni Artidiello hit an RBI single to go ahead 2-1. Miami tied it in the 7th to force tie-breaker extra innings. Cindy Micochero hit a two-run homerun for the victory in the 8th. Paige Mathews extends her record to 5-2.

February 6, 2012
SCF Softball has perfect weekend
MANATEE -- Freshman pitcher Paige Mathews turned two victories, including a one-hit shutout in the opener, as the State College of Florida softball team swept Palm Beach State College 2-0 and 6-3 in a doubleheader.

February 7, 2012
Freshman Paige Mathews FCSAA Pitcher of the Week
Paige Mathews is named the Florida College System Activities Association (FSCAA) Pitcher of the Week.

February 7, 2012
SCF Softball splits with College of Central Florida
BRADENTON,FL- The Manatees split with the Patriots tonight in non-conference softball action. In game 1, SCF had 7 hits and only 1 run to go extra innings with College of Central Florida. They rallied back to win game 2, 3-2.

February 6, 2012
SB beats Palm Beach twice, Brockett 3 run HR, Mathews 13 K shut out
Bradenton Herald: Juco softball: SCF finishes off perfect weekend MANATEE -- Freshman pitcher Paige Mathews turned two victories, including a one-hit shutout in the opener, as the State College of Florida softball team swept Palm Beach State College 2-0 and 6-3 in a doubleheader. Mathews struck out 13 and walked none in the first game. She entered in relief in the second game and fired four more scoreless innings to get the win. After throwing a shutout Saturday during a sweep of Santa Fe College, Mathews finished the weekend with 18 scoreless innings. Kat Gavern went 2-for-3, and Chelsea Wildey had an RBI double for the Manatees (8-2) in the opener. In the second game, Manatee High product Shannon Brockett blasted a three-run homer in the first inning to get SCF off to a good start. Wildey went 2-for-3 as did Gianni Artidiello.

February 5, 2012
SCF sweeps Santa Fe College, Dascoli 3 RBI Triple, Mathews 8 Ks
Bradenton Herald: BRADENTON,FL- The Manatees (6-2) got a four-hit shutout from freshman Paige Mathews in the second game to complete a sweep of the visiting Saints.

January 28, 2012
TCC falls on opening day
CLEARWATER, Fla. (January 27, 2012) - FCSAA No. 2 Tallahassee Community College dropped a pair of one-run games on Friday afternoon at the season-opening JUCO Kickoff Tournament and Showcase in Clearwater, Fla. In the opener against State College of Florida, Tallahassee carried a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth but a two-out, two-run single by the Manatees' Cindy Micochero brought home what proved to be the game-winning run in SCF's 2-1 victory.

January 31, 2012
Key returning players give State College of Florida softball team lofty goals
By JASON DILL - jdill@bradenton.com MANATEE -- Meredith Headings says she is more excited about this year’s club than any in her five years as State College of Florida’s head softball coach. With three returning pitchers from last season’s 29-23 squad, including staff ace Chelsea Oglevie, and veteran players in the middle infield, the Manatees have the look of a team ready to finally get over the hump and claim an elusive first state title for the program.

January 30, 2012
Watch Incoming Manatee, Katherine Penn Talk about SCF Softball
Katherine Penn, class of 2012, has been selected to play in Italy on "America's Team". Here is a clip of her talking about choosing SCF Softball.

January 30, 2012
Incoming SCF Softball Player Katherine Penn to Play on "America's Team"

October 25, 2011
SCF Softball Announces Committments for 2012 Class
SCF Softball announces 12 verbal commitments for the 2012 graduating class. The incoming class includes Laura Gavern, Katherine (Kat) Penn, Francesca (Frankie) Gazarato, Reagan Oakes, Crystal Cyr, and Megan Schwietert and others.

October 25, 2011
SCF Softball's Stephanie Juergens is a USF Bull
SCF Softball alumna, Stephanie Juergens, made the University of South Florida Softball Team.

January 26, 2012
FCSAA Region 8 Pre-Season Poll
The FCSAA Region 8 Pre-Season Poll has been released. The poll is open to head coaches of the FCSAA participating colleges. SCF was ranked #8.

October 25, 2011
SCF Softball Hosts Fall Fest 2011 to Fundraise for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
SCF Softball has personal reasons to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. The children’s fair will be held at 2:00pm on November 5th, 2011 at the Softball Facility on the Bradenton campus. The event will have booths, children’s games, face paint, foot races, entertainment, bounce house, and concessions.

October 25, 2011
SCF Softball Helps Raise over $4245 for the American Heart Association
The Manatees finished in second place for fundraising efforts at the Sarasota-Manatee Heartwalk. For the third consecutive year, the SCF Softball team has helped to raise money for the American Heart Association.

January 10, 2012
Coach Tim Hill Retirement Press Conference
Watch the video of the press conference announcing Head Baseball Coach Tim Hill retiring at the close of the 2012 Spring Season. Tim Hill II will transition in to the Head Coach position.