|Patteson Named to Team Canada for World University Softball Championships|
|Thursday, October 14 2004|
|Youngstown, Ohio – Youngstown State junior Tiffany Patteson was selected to play for Team Canada at the World University Softball Championships, Oct. 26-31, at the ISF Headquarters in Plant City, Fla., YSU Head Coach Christy Cameron announced.
"This is a great opportunity for Tiff," Cameron said. "She has really worked hard during her time here at Youngstown State and this experience should only make her a better player. She is getting a chance to play against some of the best competition in the world."
Earlier this summer, Patteson was named to the Canadian Olympic Developmental Team and competed at the 2004 Canada Cup.
Last year, Patteson was named to the Canadian National Softball Team and selected to represent her country at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
A two-time first-team All-Horizon League selection, Patteson hit .352 with two triples and three home runs while driving in 33 runs. The Guelph, Ontario, native also set YSU single-season records with 19 doubles and 37 runs scored in 2004.
Patteson, who set the YSU single-season triples record with nine in 2003, ranked fifth in the nation with 0.38 triples per game.
During her career, Patteson owns a career batting average of .336 with 29 doubles, 11 triples, six home runs and 54 runs batted in. She owns the school record for career-best slugging percentage at .547 while her batting average ranks tied for second all-time in YSU history. Patteson also ranks second in career triples and tied for fourth in doubles.
|Penguins Finish Fall Season with 11-4 Mark|
|Thursday, October 7 2004|
|Columbus, Ohio -- The Youngstown State softball team finished the 2004 fall campaign with an 11-4 record after going 1-2 on the final day of the Ohio Charity Softball Classic at Ohio State University. The Penguins defeated Akron, 2-1, and fell to Ohio, 4-1, and Bowling Green, 1-0.
In the opener against the Bobcats, sophomore Karlie Burnell was the hard-luck loser tossing a four-hit complete game. Junior Tiffany Patteson and freshman Sarah Berry each went 2-for-3 and freshman Shauna was 1-for-3 with a triple.
Freshman Becky Hibner paced the Penguins past Akron with a 2-for-4 outing with a triple and the game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh inning. Senior Ashley Lockmiller fired a four-hitter to pick up the victory.
Sophomore Tricia Hilbish threw a three-hit complete game but suffered the loss in the Penguins' finale against Bowling Green. Freshman Bethany Hafley went 2-for-2 to lead the Penguins' offense.
Youngstown State opens the 2005 campaign at the Eastern Kentucky Tournament on Feb. 26-27.
|Penguins Split With Toledo, Kent State|
|Sunday, October 3 2004|
|Kent, Ohio -- The Youngstown State softball team split two games on the first day of the Ohio Charity Softball Classic, defeating Toledo, 3-1, and falling to Kent State in eight innings, 3-2.
Sophomore Karlie Burnell tossed a complete-game three-hitter and freshman Bethany Hafley went 2-for-3 to lead the Penguins past Toledo.
Senior Ashley Lockmiller scattered six hits in a complete-game performance but took the loss and freshman Jamie Fornal went 2-for-3 at the plate.
The Penguins, now 10-2 in the fall, faced Ohio, Akron and Bowling Green on day two of the tournament.