Softball inks Utah slugger

Hesston College softball coach Andrew Sharp announces Kayleigh Johnson, an infielder/corner outfielder from Sky View High School, Smithfield, Utah, as the latest addition to the Larks’ 2016 recruiting class. Johnson, a two-time all-valley and second-team all-region player, has been a mainstay in the middle of the Bobcats lineup the past several seasons. She’s helped Sky […]

Larks sign Oklahoma catcher to letter-of-intent

Hesston College softball coach Andrew Sharp announces Jordan Walton, a catcher/utility from Newkirk (Okla.) High School, as the latest addition to the Larks’ 2016 recruiting class. Walton helped lead Newkirk High to three consecutive district championships and was twice named an all-conference player. As a senior, Walton hit .363 with 14 doubles and threw out […]

Softball goes 2-2 in weekend action

The Hesston College softball team picked up a pair of wins (9-5, 14-4) over Fort Scott (Kan.) CC on Friday, April 15, before falling the next day in two close pitching duels (1-0, 2-1) with 18th-ranked Johnson County CC (Overland Park, Kan.). Sophomore pitchers Dakota Lee (Boise, Idaho) and Riley Hannemann (Flagstaff, Ariz.) tossed two […]

Softball signs Martin to letter-of-intent

Hesston College softball coach Andrew Sharp announces Taylor Martin, a pitcher/centerfielder from Garden Spot High School, New Holland, Pa., as the latest addition to the Larks’ 2016 recruiting class. A four-year letter-winner for Garden Spot High, Martin has been named a first-team all-league player every season for the Spartans. Martin has earned Offensive Player of […]

Hannemann, Brown lead Hesston to road win

The Hesston College softball team defeated Allen CC (Iola, Kan.) 7-2 in the second game of a Region VI doubleheader on Saturday, April 2. Allen won the opener 6-0 before the Larks took game two. Riley Hannemann (Flagstaff, Ariz.) was in command the entire game, pitching seven strong innings for the win. Hannemann yielded four […]

Softball signs Albuquerque (N.M.) High speedster

Hesston College softball coach Andrew Sharp announces Brianna Baca, an outfielder/middle infielder from Albuquerque (N.M.) High School, as the latest addition to the Larks’ 2016 recruiting class. A three-time first-team all-district outfielder for the Bulldogs, Baca brings speed from the left side of the plate and a versatile glove to the Hesston roster. She adds […]

Strong pitching leads Larks to DH sweep

The Hesston College softball team picked up two wins in a doubleheader sweep (8-3, 6-2) over Brown Mackie College (Salina, Kan.) on Tuesday, March 15, improving its season mark to 11-10. Game-one starter Dakoda Lee (Boise, Idaho) was outstanding in the opener, tossing six solid innings with one earned run, one walk and six strikeouts […]

Hesston takes two on the road

The Hesston College softball team won a pair of games (7-6, 14-10) at McPherson (Kan.) College JV on Monday, Feb. 29, improving its season mark to 9-8. Dakoda Lee (Boise, Idaho) had a big day for Hesston, as the sophomore hurler threw a complete-game to win the opener before tossing three shutout innings to earn […]

Hesston Softball takes road DH

The Hesston College softball team swept a doubleheader (9-3, 13-7) at Sterling (Kan.) College JV on Saturday, Feb. 20, snapping a five-game skid and evening its record at 5-5. Riley Hannemann (Flagstaff, Ariz.) got the game-one win after working into the sixth inning with just three hits allowed and seven strikeouts. Jerrica Brown (Fresno, Calif) […]

Larks go 3-2 at Cowtown Classic

The Hesston College softball team had a strong showing in its season-opening appearance at the Cowtown Classic, Feb. 5-6 at Fort Worth’s (Texas) Gateway Park. Trailing 11-1 early to Hill (Texas) College, the Larks battled back to take a marathon game one by a 17-16 final. Hesston then downed Clarendon (Texas) College 6-3 in game […]

Larks aim for turnaround in 2016

The Hesston College softball team opens its 2016 schedule with a weekend tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 5-6. This will be the Larks first appearance in the annual Cowtown Classic. Seventh-year coach Andrew Sharp is optimistic for a rebound after a disappointing 2015 season. Seven sophomores and eight freshmen make up this year’s roster. […]

Larks sign Ohio catcher to letter-of-intent

Hesston College softball coach Andrew Sharp announces Jaelyn Rufenacht, a catcher from Pettisville (Ohio) High School, as the latest addition to the Larks’ 2016 recruiting class. A three-sport athlete at Pettisville High, Rufenacht runs cross country and plays basketball for the Blackbirds in addition to her time on the diamond. She is a four-year varsity […]

Hesston Softball inks two more

Hesston College softball coach Andrew Sharp announces Sierrah Long, a shortstop/utility from Citrus Valley High School, Redlands, Calif., and Brinkli Jones, a pitcher/utility from Sky View High School, Smithfield, Utah, as the newest additions to the Hesston program. Long is a key part of a strong Citrus Valley program that has put together four consecutive […]