Just two days removed from throwing only the fourth no-hitter in Ole Miss softball history against Arkansas-Pine Bluff Tuesday, junior pitcher Carly Hummel is still unfazed by the accomplishment; there are more pressing things on her mind. (April 12, 2013, Page 7A)
After getting swept by Missouri last weekend, the Ole Miss softball team needed a bounce back game. They got one Wednesday night when they knocked off the Samford Lady Bulldogs 3-0.
Returning from a season opening trip to Hawaii, the Ole Miss softball team hosted No. 10 LSU in a non-conference home opener Wednesday night. The Lady Rebels kept the game close early, but could not keep the powerful bats of LSU quiet forever. With the help of four home runs, the Lady Tigers defeated Ole Miss 9-1 in 6 innings.
Ole Miss fell to 2-5 overall with the loss that doesn’t count in the Southeastern Conference standings, while the Lady Tigers improved to 5-1.
In her first official meeting with the media on Tuesday, Thees started to outline a plan on how she would get the women’s softball program up and running and into the NCAA Tournament, a feat that no other coach has been able to do before her. (July 6, 2011, Page 8)
Having posted a 140-193 record over the last five seasons, and most recently a 14-39 mark, it was obvious the next coach of the Ole Miss softball program needed to be one that had experience building a program.
With an eye toward that exact need, Ole Miss announced Thursday that it has hired Windy Thees as its next head coach. Thees doesn’t have to travel far, having spent the last six years at Memphis. (more…) (July 1, 2011, Page 8A)
Thees, who spent the last six seasons at Memphis, replaces Missy Dickerson. (more…) (June 30, 2011)