A newspaper clipping from 1999 that says CMS Softball clinches SCIAC league title, along with a picture of Kristine Zoch. The words over the photo read: Great Moments from 75 Years of Athletics, 1999 Softball: CMS 11, Cal Lutheran 0 (SCIAC Clincher)
CMC75 Moments: 1999 Softball Clinches SCIAC with Dominant Final-Day Win

April 21, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Everything was pretty easy for the 1999 CMS Softball team during the regular season as it cruised to a 12-0 SCIAC record and a three-game lead in the league standings. Suddenly, on the final weekend, it wasn't so easy, and CMS had very little time to regroup following its first two losses before facing Cal Lutheran in a pivotal game on the final day. The Athenas, though, put the hammer down with a dominant 11-0 win in six innings to clinch the title. 

CMS Softball Class of 2021 Head Shots
Video Tribute: The CMS Softball Class of 2021

April 09, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The members of the CMS Softball senior class had two NCAA appearances under their belt in their first two seasons, winning the 2018 SCIAC Tournament as a four seed and then taking the regular season title in 2019, while earning the right to host one of the NCAA Division III Regionals at Athena Field.

Savannah Green in action catching behind the plate
The CMS-ence of Savannah Green

March 27, 2020

CLAREMONT, Calif. - As a regular member of the starting catcher platoon for the CMS softball team over the last four years, Savannah Green has had a key supportive role in helping the Athenas' pitching staff achieve numerous individual accolades. Green was able to use a little of that same supportive mindset at her Washington, D.C. internship in the House of Representatives last summer.

Savannah Green (left), Head Coach Gina Oaks Garcia, Kylie Hetzel (right)
Video Tribute: The CMS Softball Class of 2020

March 23, 2020

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The CMS Softball Class of 2020 was striving for its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance after hosting a regional last year, but the dream was cut short by the suspension of spring sports. Instead of the traditional Senior Day celebration at the final regular season home game, we paid tribute to the two CMS seniors via video.

Maddie Valdez swinging the bat
CMS Softball Closes NFCA Leadoff Classic with One-Run Loss to Central (IA)

March 08, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team fell by a 3-2 score in a tightly contested final game against Central (IA) at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Tucson, Arizona. Maddie Valdez sparked the offense when she launched the 18th home run of her career to tie a CMS softball record.

Natalie Dale sliding into third base
CMS Softball Takes Two Wins out of Three on Second Day of NFCA Leadoff Classic

March 07, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team started at 6:45 a.m., resuming a suspended game from last evening, and ended a long day with two wins on a loss on the second day of the NFCA Leadoff Classic on Saturday at Lincoln Park.

Molly Spaniac swinging the bat
CMS Softball Battles No. 2 Christopher Newport Into Late Innings Before Falling 7-3

March 07, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team put a scare into No. 2 Christopher Newport before falling 7-3 in its first game of the NFCA Leadoff Classic, held at Lincoln Park.

Kawai Scanlan swinging the bat
Kawai Scanlan Captures SCIAC Softball Hitter of the Week Accolades

March 02, 2020

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Junior center fielder Kawai Scanlan earned the SCIAC Softball Hitter of the Week honor for games through Sunday, March 2, the league office announced today.

Heather Shipley winding up for a pitch
CMS Softball Wins Second Straight SCIAC Series after Doubleheader Split with Whittier

March 01, 2020

CLAREMONT, Calif. - First-year Heather Shipley threw a complete-game five-hitter to get the win in the opener, as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team split a doubleheader with Whittier to take the series from the Poets two games to one on Saturday afternoon at Athena Field.

Maddie Valdez follow through after a swing
CMS Softball Rolls to 11-3 Win at Whittier

February 28, 2020

WHITTIER, Calif. -- The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team broke out the bats and notched 18 hits and 11 runs in a dominating 11-3 victory in the first game of a three-game series at Whittier on Friday.

Maddie Valdez swinging the bat
Maddie Valdez Hits 17th Career Home Run as CMS Softball Drops Doubleheader to Linfield

February 22, 2020

CLAREMONT, Calif. -- The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team fell by the scores 13-4 and 7-4 to drop both ends of a doubleheader against Linfield on Saturday at Athena Field.

Lauren Richards allowed two hits in seven innings to get the win in the opener.
CMS Softball Allows Only Five Combined Hits in 2-1, 8-0 Sweep of Saint Katherine

February 21, 2020

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Sophomore Lauren Richards threw a complete-game two-hitter in the opener and first-year Heather Shipley tossed a three-hit, five-inning shutout in the nightcap, as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team took two in a Friday home doubleheader with Saint Katherine on Friday.

Heather Shipley earned her first win with five innings of shutout relief.
Shipley's Pitching, Perron's Hitting Help CMS Softball Salvage Split with Pacific Lutheran

February 16, 2020

CLAREMONT, Calif. - After dropping the opening game in nine innings, first-year pitcher Heather Shipley threw five innings of two-hit relief to get the win, and junior designated player Megan Perron had a home run and four RBI as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team was able to come away with a split with Pacific Lutheran on Sunday afternoon at Athena Field.

Jessica Fox swinging the bat
CMS Softball Drops Both Ends of Twin Bill Against Vanguard

February 15, 2020

CLAREMONT, Calif. -- The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team fell twice to Vanguard by the scores of 2-0 and 12-1 in a Saturday doubleheader at Athena Field.

Lauren Richards is now 18-1 in her career in SCIAC games (15-0 as a starter)
Lauren Richards Named SCIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week

February 10, 2020

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Sophomore pitcher Lauren Richards earned the SCIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week Award for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team after a 2-1 opening weekend for the Athenas, the conference office announced today.