"THOMAS" Sports Scrap Book - updates: Welcome

Monday, September 23
THOMAS FAMILY SPORTS - Arizona / Louisiana Chapter

Going....Going....Gone !!



A.K.A "Drea Thomas" - Catcher/Utility

2004 - EASTON  - ALL AMERICAN  - Catcher

2005 - EASTON - ALL AMERICAN - 3rd Baseman


GAMES PLAYED  - 257              GAMES STARTED  -  256

241  - HITS       

125  - RUNS SCORED    

  148 -  RBI'S     

51 -  DOUBLES   9  - TRIPLES    5  - HOME RUNS     33  - STOLEN BASES

 Andrea helped B-CC to a 49-19 record in 2005, including a title in the Gainesville, Fla., regional which included host Florida, South Florida and Central Florida ... B-CC went 21-17 vs. teams that finished in the top 100 of the NCAA's RPI that season, including victories over Florida (twice), Northwestern, Central Florida, South Florida, Virginia Tech, Florida Atlantic and UMass, all of which advanced to the NCAA Tournament

( Andrea Played all nine positions during her collegiate career )


** The 2005 BCC  Softball Team was the First Historically Black College Team to advance to The "Sweet 16" on it's journey toward the College World Series. **


Andrea Graduated from Bethune-Cookman University April 19th, 2008 !!
Thank you to all former coaches and others who supported Drea in her journey to become the best softball player she could be!!
As a Parent you are always proud to have your son or daughter be selected to compete at a College or University at a top Level. I have been fortunate enough to have (3) of my children achieve this goal....I am so very proud of them, and hope they continue to strive for the best throughout life.
Byrd Thomas



Where My Girls At


Tuesday, May 1

Santa Rita High School senior, Tomika Thomas will follow in the footsteps of sisters
Andrea and Chloe Thomas, both of which played DI COLLEGE SOFTBALL.
Tomika will be the third of the Thomas sisters to accept a college scholarship to play college softball.

Tomika, an outfielder will sign with South Mountain Community College.

While softball is one of the main sports the Thomas's compete in, it is not the only one.

While at Pueblo High School, Andrea was voted 3 sport athlete of the year for Volleyball,Basketball and Softball.
Andrea, an EASTON ALL AMERICAN in 2004 & 2005 has also played coed Baseball
& was the starting quarterback on an all boys city championship flag football team.

Chloe attended Sahuaro High school and competed on the Varsity Track team as a sprinter while also playing Varsity softball.
Chloe has also played coed Baseball and was the only female on a Boys AYSO Soccer Championship team.

And Tomika, a State Champion with The "Young Ten's - Softball Team in 1999,
has also been a Varsity cheerleader for Santa Rita in her Junior and Senior seasons.

Congratulations Tomika !!

Be on the Look out in the future for :

Robin B. Thomas Jr.   Soccer, Basketball, Baseball and Indoor Soccer

Raven Thomas   Softball, Baseball, Folklorico Dancing

Robert Thomas Baseball, Track, Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Football, Martial Arts

Monday, April 16

Wildcats Softball Splits a Pair on Second Day of MEAC Round-Up

B-CU Defeats UMES, 5-4; 'Cats Fall to Howard Late, 8-7


ANDREA THOMAS pitched her first two collegiate games

April 14, 2007

Lexington, S.C. - Bethune-Cookman University was without it's normal starting pitcher on Saturday, but the Wildcats were still able to pull-out a split of two games on the second day of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Round-Up. B-CU downed Maryland-Eastern Shore, 5-4 in the first game before falling late to Howard, 8-7 in the second contest.

After suffering an injury to her non-throwing hand yesterday, B-CU (18-26, 5-3 MEAC) freshman pitcher Lanaya Jenkins was forced out of the lineup today for both games. In her place, starting catcher Andrea Thomas saw action in the pitcher's circle for the first itme in her collegiate career.

B-CU jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning when Ariel Robinson singled, advanced on an error and eventually found her way to third on a wild pitch ... all to start off the inning. Breanna Shaw brought her in two batters later with a single to shortstop, while Shaw was plated by Holly Bussey's double through the left side.
Brando Holley singled to score Bussey from third for the 3-0 Wildcats lead.

Maryland-Eastern Shore (2-21, 0-7 MEAC) finally got to THOMAS in the top-half of the fourth inning when Jaleesa Lewis walked and shortstop Kendra Saunders cleared he bases with a two-run homer to left field ... cutting the Wildcats lead at 3-2.

B-CU answered back in the bottom-half of the inning when ANDREA THOMAS reached on an error and eventually scored on a series of Lady Hawks errors and a stolen base.

B-CU led 4-2 after five innings of softball.

The Lady Hawks of UMES tied the game up with two runs in the sixth inning,with a Mishayla Truttman homerun that also scored left fielder Tiana Strother.

B-CU collected the win in a last at-bat in the bottom of the seventh frame as Holley Bussey and Christina Trimble singled to put runners on first and second with two outs. That's when yesterday's big hitter, Shaterra Davis, collected yet another he hit for the weekend with a run-scoring single shot back up the middle to score Bussey for the 5-4 victory.

ANDREA THOMAS collected the win for B-CU in her first-ever pitching performance, allowing four earned runs on three hits. She also struck-out four batters and walked four.

Robinson, Bussey and Trimble each collected multi-hit performances for the Wildcats, while no Lady Hawks batter collected more than one hit.

In the second and final game of the day the Wildcats (3-2 MEAC) faced Northern Division foe Howard University.

With Te WILDCATS Leading 5-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning,Howard (24-13, 8-1 MEAC) used five runs to take the lead as Lady Bison pitcher Christina McCoy's one-out double to left field scored Gutierrez, while Tracy Javier singled past the glove of B-CU first baseman Shaterra Davis to bring around Sukia Curtis-Contreras for the tying score at 5-5.

Shortstop Candice Tatum then singled to score two more runners on the play to put the Lady Bison on top for good at 7-5. Courtney Young later doubled to plate Tatum for an 8-5 Howard advantage after six innings away.

B-CU tried to rally in the top-half of the seventh frame as ANDREA THOMAS'S deep single to center field scored both Trashonda Coven and Shaterra Davis to bring the Cats to within 8-7.

The game ended, however, with two Wildcats left on base when Shaw popped up to second base.

The loss went to THOMAS who evened her pitching record at 1-1, while Howard's McCoy took the win to improve to 9-4 on the year.

B-CU was led offensively by Bussey, Trimble, Coven and THOMAS with two hits each, respectively. The Lady Bison were led at the plate by Tracy Javier and Tatum with two hits each. HU's catcher Semplecia Scott added a 2-for-3 performance at the plate in the process.

Bethune-Cookman will finish up their stint in the 2007 Softball Round-Up tomorrow when they take on North MEAC rivals Delaware State and Hampton .

BCC Softball Ranked In Final Collegiate Softball Polls

Click to see article.

Thursday, February 22

The Lady Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman (4-5) got back on the winning track by defeating the Jacksobville University Lady Dolphins 4-2

The Wildcats grabbed the initial lead in the first inning on a one-out run-scoring single by Christina Trimble. After a walk, Shaterra Davis capped off the inning with a two-run double to left center for the 3-0 advantage.

Holly Bussey extended the Wildcat lead to 4-1 in the bottom of the second inning on a single up the middle to plate Ariel Robinson.

Jessica Hurtado (Tucson, Az) (2-2) earned the win by allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits in 4.2 innings, while Jenkins picked up her first save of the season after surrendering one hit.

After Batting 1000.pct through week 1 Senior Catcher, Andrea Thomas is still getting used to batting (7th) so deep in the Wildcat line up - went 0-3 at the plate.

The Wildcats will have a rematch with the Dolphins Saturday at the Florida Atlantic Tournament.

Wednesday, February 21

    Bethune-Cookman Softball Falls to Charleston Southern, 5-3
Wildcats finish Georgia Southern Invitational with 0-5 mark

(STATESBORO, Ga. – Feb. 18, 2007) After starting the season with a 3-0 mark vs Savanah State University, Bethune-Cookman College was unable to break into the win column during the Georgia Southern Invitational on Sunday as they fell to Charleston Southern University, 5-3. The ‘Cats finished the weekend with a 0-5 overall mark.

Freshman pitcher Lanaya Jenkins (Seattle, Wash.) went the whole way in the pitcher’s circle for the Wildcats. Jenkins was hit for five runs on the day, but only one of them earned as the ‘Cats committed two errors. She spread out seven hits through six innings of work.

Charleston Southern (3-6) opened up the game early as they plated five runs in the game’s first two (2) innings. Not a single extra-base hit was recorded by either team on the day as the Buccaneers used singles, a couple of wild pitches and costly errors to plate the early runs.

Right fielder Amy Trenkamp led the Buccaneers of CSU with two hits in three trips to the plate. Five other Bucs recorded singles, including first baseman Megan Hall with one hit and two runs scored.

B-CC (3-5) cut into what was a 5-0 lead in favor of CSU in the sixth frame when sophomore Ariel Robinson (Colorado Springs, Colo.) reached safely on an infield error, and later came around to score on a Holly Bussey (Moreno Valley, Calif.) single through the right side.

The ‘Cats put two more runs on the board to make the game respectable in the seventh inning as Tameika Jonas (Tampa, Fla.) and ANDREA THOMAS (Tucson, Ariz.) scored courtesy an RBI single to third by Robinson. THOMAS scored on the play following an infield error by the Bucs.

Jonas finished as the high batter for B-CC with two hits in three plate appearances, as well as one run scored. Robinson knocked in two RBI and one run scored in a 1-for-4 effort on the day.

With the loss, the Wildcats’ Lanaya Jenkins dropped her record to 2-3 on the campaign, including a 0-for-3 mark in the GSU Invitational this weekend.

The ‘Cats now have a one-game spell with Jacksonville University on Wednesday at Sunnyland Park in Daytona Beach, Fla. The game is set for a 5 p.m. start time.


Thursday, February 22

The Lady Wildcats fo Bethune-Cookman (3-0) outscored Savannah State 34-0
to start the 2007 Softball season.
Senior Catcher ANDREA THOMAS had a ver good offensive showing, drawing 3 walks,
2 triples, 2 doubles, soring 5 runs and 4 RBI.
Thomas, a former 2 Time Easton All American had never batted past 5th in the order
found herself in the 8th position. After the game she felt good about her performance
and says she will continue to work hard throughout the season to help her team get better.

Tuesday, May 9

Day two started just like day one ended.
And although it was not Dannielle Brown FAMU, it was Victoria Jackson, NC A&T - that drove in both of the Aggies runs - with a two-run homer off of the Wildcat’s Viveca Patterson in the second inning to give the Aggie a 2-0. The Lady Wildcats answered in the third with one run, but it was not enough as they fell 2-1.

Cats comments on the season:

"It's not remotely the same team," said senior second baseman Tiffany Bowser.
"We lost a big part of our starting lineup. We lost our coaches. And we had a lot of talent that didn't come in that was supposed to. I'll never say never, but we just don't have what other teams have."

"That aura is still there and I think it will be there for a while," junior pitcher Viveca Patterson said. "Through all this, we have kept that confidence and that swagger about us.

"There are always gonna be those people who think we're gonna win it, and we're gonna work hard to get back there. So there's always gonna be that aura because that's the mentality of our teams."

"It was such a hard transition," junior standout Andrea Thomas said. "So many obstacles to overcome." As a Freshman, I was fortunate to come into a well disciplined program with a reputation of Hardwork, dedication.
Our freshman never experienced that, which made the adjustment of coming into and continuing to produce a championship caliber program even harder.

Other expressed opinions:

BCC dropped the ball by making a decision to hire a former BCC- baseball assistant with no previous fast-pitch softball coaching experience to coach a national caliber program.

My take:

It is always going to be tough to replace athletes like Lauren McCoy
Katie Finn and Melanie Johnson.

But, Reagardless of this past season - the ups & downs, bickering amongst players,
injuries, defections etc. They survived ! They will all be better because of this past season. If nothing else was learned - It's that losing is not fun at any level.
Take some time off - come back energized !!

Have a Great Summer!!


Wildcats, THOMAS blast homerun to seal victory in game 1.
Tuesday, May 9

Holley bussey -takes a lead in game 2
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The top four seeds were victorious in the opening round of the 2006 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Softball Championship in Greensboro.

Florida A&M, the No. 1 seed, defeated number eight Morgan State, 8-0 in the first game of the day at Aggie Field.

The number two seed, Delaware State advanced after an 8-4 win over No. 7 Howard.

The #4 Lady Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman opened the championship series with a bang as Jr catcher ANDREA THOMAS blasted her third homer of the season for a 6-5 come-from-behind win over No. 5 Norfolk State.

#3 Hampton defeated host North Carolina A&T, 5-4 earlier today.

Game - 2

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida A&M pitcher Danielle Brown was the difference against Bethune-Cookman, as she led the Rattlers to a 1-0 victory to advance remain in the winner’s bracket of the 2006 MEAC Softball championships. Brown hit her 13th homerun of the season and 38th career homer in the bottom of the first inning for the game’s only score.


Monday, April 24

The Lady Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman are showing signs of regaining form as they approach the 2006 MEAC Tournament. Jr. Pitcher Alissa Noriega blanked the SSU BULLDOGS
3-0, as the Wildcats out hit the Bulldogs 11-1. Itwas the 7th win of the season for Noriega, who had been sidelined earlierwith a nagging knee injury.

Game two also belonged to the visiting WILDCATS as, Viveca Patterson cruised to a 4-1 victory. Sarde Stewart was a perfect 2 for 2 , scoring two runs and one RBI.
Christina Trimble also had 2 hits in the contest.

Viveca Patterson has emerged as the top pitcher in the conference! #21 has a league leading 19 wins, averages 4.10 strikouts per game for (141 k's) and leads the MEAC in
Appearances, Starts, and Complete games.

Up Next: The WILDCATS will travel to Gainsville, to play #25 FLORIDA!

Shaterra Davis
Tuesday, April 18


Bethune-Cookman bid farewell to seniors Tiffany Bowser (University Place, Wash.), Megan McGuire (Clovis, Calif.) and Jaimie Scott (San Bernardino, Calif.) prior to the opening pitch as all three seniors were honored with a special "Senior Day" ceremony.

Shaterra Davis was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and two RBI.

Game - 1 - FAMU shutout the Lady Cats 4-0

Game - 2 - Defensively, Jr.pitcher Alissa Noriega (Tucson, Ariz.)performed brilliantly for 4 innings keeping the Lady Rattleretts in check!
Offensively, B-CC scored first in the second inning when catcher Andrea Thomas (Tucson, Ariz.) crossed the plate after a sacrifice fly from Holly Bussey (Moreno Valley, Calif.). Thomas reached base safely with a single, and advanced on a sac fly from Breanna Shaw (Lithonia, Ga.), as well as a passed ball.
The 'Cats put yet another run on the board in the third and fourth inning, respectively, when Shaterra Davis (Carson, Calif.) came in on an error charged to the FAMU infield on a shot from Bowser. The other run was posted Davis registered an RBI single to centerfield that scored Shaw.The Wildcats of B-CC led 3-0 after four innings of softball. In thwe top of the 5th inning, Relief pitcher Alana Gaines (Oberlin, Ohio) entered the game and immediately went to work as she got Kelly Gordon to fly out, and Strafford to pop up in the infield for the third out. Gaines was just too much for the Rattlers as she allowed just one hit in her 2.2 innings pitched on the day, picking up the win to move her record to 2-5 on the year. Noriega was credited with the win.

On Deck: The Wildcats will now travel to South Carolina State for yet another non-conference affair against a conference opponent on Thursday, Apr. 20 in Orangeburg, South Carolina at 2 p.m.

Thursday, April 6

Thursday, April 6

The Pine Grove Sports Complex. site of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Mid Year Roundup, beginning Friday. BCC will face all six North Division teams during the three-day event, which will help determine the Top Eight teams for next month’s MEAC Championship Tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

Tournament results:


Fri. Apr. 7 vs. Coppin State* Noon      WON 8-2
Fri. Apr. 7 vs. Morgan State* 4 p.m.    LOSS 8-5 !

Sat. Apr. 8 vs. UMES*    10 a.m.    WON 11-3
Sat. Apr. 8 vs. Howard* 2 p.m.    (RAINED OUT)

Sun. Apr. 9 vs. Howard* 9 a.m.    WON 9-1
Sun. Apr. 9 vs. Hampton* 1 p.m.    LOSS 3-2
Sun. Apr. 9 vs. DSU*    2 p.m      WON 6-3


Wednesday, April 5

Greensboro, NC. After dominating the Aggies in the first game of the twinbill 12-0.
The Lady WILDCATS fell victim to A&T 7-4. BCC which had not lost to A&T since
1997- BCC becomes the second top MEAC team to fall to the Aggies.
(The Aggies also split with FAMU) Viveca Patterson had another dominating
performance without the offensive services of Sr. Tiffany Bowser - who currently leads the MEAC in runs scored.

Note: Utility Player - Andrea Thomas, playing second base for the first time this season has now played C,1B,2B,3B,DH. Thomas saw her hitting streak end at 11 games. Christina Trimble is currently on an 8 game hitting streak!


Thursday, April 6

Category Leaders

2006 Bethune-Cookman Softball
Batting Leaders for Bethune-Cookman (as of Apr 05, 2006)
(All games)

Hitting minimums - 1 Games
Pitching minimums - 1 Games

Batting avg
25 STEWART,Sarde.... .355
8 BOWSER,Tiffany... .328
20 ROBINSON,Ariel... .325
2 TRIMBLE,Christina .301
19 SHAW,Breanna..... .297
22 THOMAS, Andrea... .294

Slugging pct
8 BOWSER,Tiffany... .453
25 STEWART,Sarde.... .403
22 THOMAS,Andrea.... .399
7 GAINES,Alana..... .385
2 TRIMBLE,Christina .374

On base pct
8 BOWSER,Tiffany... .445
21 PATTERSON,Viveca. .438
25 STEWART,Sarde.... .385
1 DAVIS,Shaterra... .359
2 TRIMBLE,Christina .358

Runs scored
8 BOWSER,Tiffany...   39
2 TRIMBLE,Christina   24
22 THOMAS,Andrea....   20
19 SHAW,Breanna.....   19
1 DAVIS,Shaterra...   18

22 THOMAS,Andrea....   42
8 BOWSER,Tiffany...   42
1 DAVIS,Shaterra...   38
19 SHAW,Breanna.....   38
2 TRIMBLE,Christina   37

Runs batted in
22 THOMAS,Andrea....   21
2 TRIMBLE,Christina   18
1 DAVIS,Shaterra...   17
8 BOWSER,Tiffany...   16
3 BUSSEY,Holly.....   15

22 THOMAS,Andrea....    7
19 SHAW,Breanna.....    7
2 TRIMBLE,Christina    5
8 BOWSER,Tiffany...    5
3 tied at...........    2

8 BOWSER,Tiffany...    4
2 TRIMBLE,Christina    2
3 BUSSEY,Holly.....    1
22 THOMAS,Andrea....    1
25 STEWART,Sarde....    1

Home runs
22 THOMAS,Andrea....    2
7 GAINES,Alana.....    2
1 DAVIS,Shaterra...    1
8 BOWSER,Tiffany...    1

Total bases
8 BOWSER,Tiffany...   58
22 THOMAS,Andrea....   57
2 TRIMBLE,Christina   46
19 SHAW,Breanna.....   45
1 DAVIS,Shaterra...   43


2006 Bethune-Cookman Softball
Pitching Leaders for Bethune-Cookman (as of Apr 05, 2006)
(All games)

Hitting minimums - 1 Games
Pitching minimums - 1 Games

Earned run avg
21 PATTERSON,Viveca. 1.59
12 NORIEGA,Alissa... 3.33
7 GAINES,Alana..... 4.37

Opposing bat avg
21 PATTERSON,Viveca. .232
12 NORIEGA,Alissa... .314
7 GAINES,Alana..... .338

Won-loss pct
21 PATTERSON,Viveca. .552
12 NORIEGA,Alissa... .500
7 GAINES,Alana..... .200

21 PATTERSON,Viveca.   16
12 NORIEGA,Alissa...    5
7 GAINES,Alana.....    1

21 PATTERSON,Viveca.   13
12 NORIEGA,Alissa...    5
7 GAINES,Alana.....    4

21 PATTERSON,Viveca.    1

Innings pitched
21 PATTERSON,Viveca. 206.2
12 NORIEGA,Alissa... 54.2
7 GAINES,Alana..... 33.2

Batters struck out
21 PATTERSON,Viveca. 120
12 NORIEGA,Alissa...   30
7 GAINES,Alana.....   19

21 PATTERSON,Viveca.   36
12 NORIEGA,Alissa...   13
7 GAINES,Alana.....   12

Games started
21 PATTERSON,Viveca.   26
7 GAINES,Alana.....   10
12 NORIEGA,Alissa...    8

Games finished
21 PATTERSON,Viveca.   10
12 NORIEGA,Alissa...    5
7 GAINES,Alana.....    2


2006 Bethune-Cookman Softball
Fielding Leaders for Bethune-Cookman (as of Apr 05, 2006)
(All games)

Hitting minimums - 1 Games
Pitching minimums - 1 Games

Fielding pct
25 STEWART,Sarde.... .992
22 THOMAS,Andrea.... .985
7 GAINES,Alana..... .984
21 PATTERSON,Viveca. .973
1 DAVIS,Shaterra... .967

22 THOMAS,Andrea.... 267
8 BOWSER,Tiffany... 212
19 SHAW,Breanna..... 181
2 TRIMBLE,Christina 173
3 BUSSEY,Holly..... 129

22 THOMAS,Andrea.... 227
25 STEWART,Sarde.... 114
8 BOWSER,Tiffany... 111
3 BUSSEY,Holly..... 106
12 NORIEGA,Alissa...   86

2 TRIMBLE,Christina 128
19 SHAW,Breanna..... 105
8 BOWSER,Tiffany...   90
21 PATTERSON,Viveca.   67
22 THOMAS,Andrea....   36

19 SHAW,Breanna.....   18
2 TRIMBLE,Christina   12
8 BOWSER,Tiffany...   11
3 BUSSEY,Holly.....    6
12 NORIEGA,Alissa...    5

Fielding double plays
19 SHAW,Breanna.....    4
2 TRIMBLE,Christina    4
8 BOWSER,Tiffany...    4
22 THOMAS,Andrea....    3
25 STEWART,Sarde....    2

Not a day for Softball !
Monday, April 3
Bad Weather halts game two !!

LYNCHBURG, Va. Game-2 was called in the bottom half of the seventh inning after severe weather struck the Lynchburg area, as well as the surrounding Tennessee and North Carolina mountain region, forcing the umpires and both head coaches to agree upon the decision following a 25-minute rain delay . which never let up. Reports indicated the field had at least three inches of rain upon it in that 25-minute period of heavy downpour activity.

In Game-1 the Flames center fielder made a game saving catch in the top of the seventh inning help preserve a 4-3 win in the first game against BCC.

The Wildcats plated two runs in the first inning and rode a solid pitching performance to a 2-0 victory in game two.

The second game loss ended the FLAMES home winning streak!

In the first game, Liberty jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning.

The score remained the same until the top of the third inning as Jaimie Scott led off the frame with a single to right field, while moving to second as the ball got by Jessica Leary in right on the play. Ariel Robinson followed with a single back up the middle to plate Scott, while three batters later, Christina Trimble doubled down the left field line to drive in Robinson and trim Liberty’s lead to 3-2.

However, Liberty's Hensley struck again as she led off the bottom half of the inning with a solo homer to left, giving the left fielder her first career multiple home run game and the Lady Flames a 4-2 lead.

The Wildcats pulled back within one in the fourth inning as Breanna Shaw reached with a single to left field and later scored on a RBI base hit that dropped down the left field line by Robinson to trim the lead to 4-3.

Neither team could muster much offense until the top of the seventh inning when Shaterra Davis and Trimble led off the frame with singles. After getting a lineout to first and a fielder’s choice out at third base, Shaw drilled a long shot seemingly over the fence in center field for a home run, but center fielder Shannon McKain was able to pull the ball back in the field with the game saving catch to give the Lady Flames the victory.

Alissa Noriega suffered the loss as she allowed four runs on eight hits in two innings of work, while Viveca Patterson finished off the final four innings in effective relief by scattering four hits.

In the second game, it was the Wildcats that took the early lead as Davis reached on an infield single, while Trimble followed and reached on a fielder’s choice play. Sarde Stewart added another base runner with another infield single to second base, while (DH) ANDREA THOMAS drove in Davis and Trimble with a two RBI double to right center field to give Bethune-Cookman the early lead.

That would prove to be all the offense the Wildcats would need as Liberty scratched out just two infield hits over six innings of action before the game was called in the bottom of the seventh inning 25 minutes into a rain delay.

The Wildcats will now head to Greensboro, NC to face the Lady Aggies of North Carolina A&T University before heading to Lexington, S.C. for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Mid Year Roundup, beginning Friday. BCC will face all six North Division teams during the three-day event, which will help determine the Top Eight teams for next month’s MEAC Championship Tournament in Greensboro, N.C.


Wednesday, March 29

Andrea Thomas was able to keep her 10 game hitting streak alive, and currently
has a season high 41 hits,which is closing in her "2004" 64 hits and "2005" 77 total hits.
Thomas, a JR. is currently on pace to finish her career at BCC with 250+ hits!
While struggling tremendously throughout 2006, Thomas seems to be peaking just in time
for conference play - " Look Out MEAC!"


Friday, March 31

NORFOLK, VA - Jr. Pitcher's Alissa Noriega & Viveca Patterson shut down
The Norfolk State University Spartans 10-0 and 7-1.
Noriega had 7 K's and no walks.

The WILDCAT bats finally came to life as they pounded out
13 hits in game one of the twinbill!
The flood gates really seemed to open up for the WILDCATS
in the 6th inning as Andrea Thomas and Tiffany Bowser had 1 run doubles
and Christina Trimble scored an RBI single.

In the nightcap,Patterson 2 hit the Spartans and gave
up 1 unearned run. Sarde Stewart was 5-7 on the day and
Andrea Thomas and Tiffany Bowser each had 2 run doubles to
finish the day with 4 hits each.


Andrea Thomas, hitting streak currently sits at 8 games.


Wednesday, March 29

click for 2006 story.........

Just 1 year ago today I wrote the following article after your WILDCATS dominated
the Rattler's in Tallahassee, Fla. The WILDCATS would defeat the Rattlerette's
a total of (4 times) during the regular season and (1 of 3 times) at the MEAC championships before falling 4-3 in the rubber match championship game.
"#22 ANDREA THOMAS led B-CC in the Championship game with two hits, and an RBI"

They'll BE BACK !!

Tuesday, March 29
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Bethune-Cookman continued its dominance of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's South Division Tuesday with a convincing sweep of archrival Florida A&M at Sunnyland Park.

The Lady Wildcats (30-15 overall, 6-0 conference) took control from the outset, scoring eight runs in the first inning of the opener for an 11-2 run rule victory. In the night cap, Katie Finn and Viveca Patterson combined for a four-hit shutout in B-CC's 2-0 decision.

B-CC sent 12 batters to the plate in the first, capitalizing on three Rattler (25-24,4-2) errors and getting a two-run triple from Amber Jackson in her second trip to the batter's box.

FAMU got on the board with two in the second, but B-CC answered with three more runs, two on a Melanie Johnson triple.

Jackson, Johnson and Sadre Stewart each had two for the Lady Wildcats in the opener.

In the nightcap, B-CC did its scoring in the fourth when Jackson plated on Andrea Thomas' fielder's choice and Tiffany Bowser scored on Christina Trimble's single.

Way-to-go-CATS !!

Monday, March 27

Viveca Patterson #21
Viveca Patterson received pitcher of the week accolades for the second consecutive week!

Viveca Patterson (P, 5-7, Jr., Clinton, Conn.) went 3-0 last week with a 0.37 ERA, giving up 13 hits and one earned runs through 18.6 innings pitched and 71 batters. The junior pitcher gave up two walks, while fanning 25 batters. Against North Carolina A&T, Patterson struckout a season-high 11 batters to earn her third win of the week. Patterson leads the MEAC in wins (13) and strikeouts (104).

Andrea Thomas (B-CC) averaged .615 with five runs scored, two RBI and one homerun.


Andrea Thomas #22

Tuesday, March 28


(VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Mar. 27, 2006) In assisting the Bethune-Cookman College softball team to a perfect 4-0 record last week, as well as continuing their impressive 6-0 start in the league, Wildcat pitcher Viveca Patterson has been named as this week's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week. This is the second time in as many weeks that Patterson has collected this esteemed award.

Patterson, a 5-foot-7 junior from Clinton, Connecticut, stepped inside the pitcher's circle in each of the Wildcats games this week, either as a starter or in relief action with a young pitching staff this year.

Patterson fanned 25 batters this week, pulling her season mark in strikeouts up to 104. She posted a season and career-high 11 batters in a key conference match-up against North Carolina A&T. She also collected eight strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader against South Carolina State earlier in the week. Patterson worked 18.2 innings this week, and allowed just one (1) earned run and two walks throughout 71 batters faced.

Currently, Viveca Patterson sits atop the conference in wins (13), innings pitched (178), strikeouts (104) and shutouts (4). She also ranks first in the conference in earned run average with an ERA of 1.61 on the campaign.

Patterson and the Wildcats will face-off against their conference rival Florida A&M on Tuesday as they prepare to compete in their first-ever ESPNU televised contest. Game time for the doubleheader affair is slated to begin at 3 p.m.


The scintillating Orange Park, Fla. native needs 12 strikeouts to become FAMU's all-time strikeout leader, surpassing Tenyse Tasby (519).

Thursday, March 23

This is a rematch of the 2005 MEAC Championship and the
first meeting of these two teams in 2006.

Both teams come into Tuesday's showdown with more than their long-standing rivalry hanging in the balance.

Florida A&M (19-19, 6-0 in MEAC) and Bethune-Cookman (18-18, 6-0), will be playing for the lead in the MEAC Southern Division.

   The FAMU-BCC game features the winners of 12 of the 13 MEAC softball titles. Bethune-Cookman won five straight titles from 2000 to 2004 before falling to Florida A&M in last year’s final. Florida A&M has seven MEAC titles, including six of the first seven MEAC championships.

   The Lady Wildcats made history in 2005, earning the league’s first-ever at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament. They went on to win their first-ever regional by defeating host Florida and South Florida twice for a stunning victory in the Gainesville (Fla.) regional.

Start time is 3:04 p.m. Eastern Time and the game can be seen on satellite only - Channel 148 on Dish Network and Channel 609 on DirecTV.

Mar 28
3:00 pm eastern       1:00 pm mountain

Future showings

Mar 29 6:15 am       4:15 am mountain      

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Sunday, March 26

Lady Wildcats remain perfect in conference (6-0) sweep NC State.
Andrea Thomas Blasts second homer of the season as cats prepare
for showdown with archrival Rattler's.

(More to come).......


Friday, March 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. The Lady Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman kept its MEAC conference win streak alive at 25 games, dating back to the conclusion of the 2004 season.


Sophomore Third Baseman, Christina Trimble went 4-for-4 with 4 RBI in the first game, and Freshman, Breanna Shaw went a perfect 3-for-3 in the nightcap with 3 RBI to lead Bethune-Cookman College past visiting South Carolina State on Tuesday night in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader, 6-4 & 12-2, at Sunnyland Park in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Tiffany Bowser continues to burn through the MEAC with a conference-leading 35 hits and 32 runs.

Wednesday, March 22

I would just like to say it was great seeing all of the Parent support at the BCC Spring Break Tournament!

Several players had Family and friends show up at the games,
along with many other loyal Wildcat Softball fans.

A Big Shout out to Chuck Trimble of Riverside, CA - parent of #2 Christina !!

While at the Tournament Chuck assisted the coaches, training staff
and facilitated concessons. His BAR-B-QUE was superb !!

Other players with family members attending were:

#1 Shaterra Davis
#7 Alana Gaines
#8 Tiffany Bowser
#12 Alissa Noriega
#19 Breanna Shaw
#22 Andrea Thomas
#25 Sarde Stewart


Wednesday, March 22

Softball Splits Doubleheader Classic with Western Illinois, 2-0 & 2-3

Playing in their second doubleheader in as many days, B-CC (11-16) jumped up early in the first game as first baseman ANDREA THOMAS (Tucson, Ariz.) singled up the middle to move Tiffany Bowser (University Place, Wash.) into scoring position at second base. Bowser reached safely earlier in the inning as she was hit in the side by the first pitch of the game.

Christina Trimble's (Riverside, Calif.) single to left field brought around Bowser for the go-ahead run in the bottom of the first, 1-0.

The crowd at Sunnyland Park then witnessed a great pitcher's duel between starter Viveca Patterson (Clinton, Conn.) and Western Illinois' Kim King the rest of the way. King got into trouble in the first inning, but worked her way out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam courtesy a strikeout and a fly-out to left field.

The 'Cats once again got to King in the fourth inning as Shaterra Davis (Carson, Calif.) blasted her first homerun of the year to deep left field for an insurance run at 2-0 in favor of B-CC.

GAME Two Highlights !

Catcher Holley Bussey went a perfect 3-for-3, as th Wildcats come up short losing 3-2.

Wildcats Softball Goes 1-1 on Day Two of the B-CC Spring Break Invitational

(GAME 1)   B-CC (13-18) just couldn't find the answer offensively in their first game of the day as the Liberty Flames (19-7) allowed just four hits . but committed three (3) errors to give the 'Cats their share of opportunities to score.

(GAME 2)    B-CC broke open a tight game in the fourth inning as Holly Bussey (Moreno Valley, Calif.) started things off by being hit by a 0-1 pitch. Sarde Stewart (Fontana, Calif.) added onto that with a single to left field, and ANDREA THOMAS' single scored Bussey for the 1-0 lead.

The 'Cats weren't done there, however, as Stewart scored on an error by the Westerwinds infield, and Ariel Robinson (Colorado Springs, Colo.) collected an RBI single to bring around THOMAS for the eventual final game score of 3-0. The 'Cats did all of their damage in the fourth inning with three runs on four hits and one error. They did leave three people stranded, however.

B-CC pitcher Viveca Patterson (Clinton, Conn.) cruised the rest of the way as she allowed just three hits over the course of the last three innings. With the win, Patterson improved to 10-12 on the year, while Western Illinois' Courtney Jacobson dropped her record with the loss.

Wildcat Softball Player Viveca Patterson Earns MEAC Pitcher of the Week Honors

DAYTONA BEACH, FL: Viveca Patterson helped the Lady Wildcats to a respectable 6-3 record on the week, including a 3-2 record in the Bethune-Cookman College Spring Break Invitational, Wildcat pitcher Viveca Patterson has been named as this week's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Pitcher of the Week

On the week, Patterson struck out 31 batters and allowed just four (4) walks over the course of an incredible 48 innings pitched. She also collected a record of 6-1 for the week, as well as earning one save in the second game of a doubleheader against conference foe Norfolk State (Mar. 14). Her ERA for the week stood at 1.00 as she let just 47 hits get past her arm, as gave up just seven earned runs.

Currently, Viveca Patterson ranks second in the entire MEAC with an earned run average of just 2.26 in 26 games spanning 159.1 innings pitched.


Bethune-Cookman College - TIFFANY BOWSER & VIVECA PATTERSON ; Central Connecticut State University - Deb Munson & Jess Caron; Iowa State University - Ashley Killeen & Katie Reichling; Liberty University - Sarah Ellis & Jessica Moore; Western Illinois University - Elysha Swider & Maureen Troller

Sunday, March 12

Wins are hard to come by as the Wildcats go 1-4 at FAU Worth Invitatational.


Friday, March 10

The Lady Wildcats (8-11) were able to shut out the RUTGERS Scarlet Knights.
Rutgers is still searching for its first win as the Scarlet Knights
fell to 0-10 on the season.

The Cats could only muster (4) hits , and were led by Freshman
Ariel Robinson's 2 singles. Viveca Patterson gets the decision.

Up next: The WILDCATS will be looking to avenge an opening day 8-0 loss
by tourney host, Florida Atlantic University.

Thursday, March 9

Two first inning errors helped the St.John's - Redstorm to an early lead in game one.
The Redstorm scored 2 runs, 2 hits, and left 2 LOB.

Bethune-Cookman would answer in the bottom of the 1st as Tiffany Bowser would single
and advance to second on a sacrifice. ANDREA THOMAS laced a triple,scoring Bowser.
Holly Bussey walked then stole second. Breanna Shaw laid down a sac bunt to 3b, scoring THOMAS and advancing Bussey.Christina Trimble struck out swinging to end the inning.
The WILDCATS scored 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

First Baseman, ANDREA THOMAS would lead the Wildcats on the day batting 3-4 with a triple , 2 singles and 12 put outs on defense. But that would not be enough as the Redstorm would win the 1 run game in 8 innings.

The(7-11) Wildcats have competed in a total of nine (1) run games this season, winning four and losing five.

Game two saw the first four batters in St. John's starting lineup all came in to score and the fifth run would score on a fielder's choice. 5-0 after one inning.
BCC would load the bases in the fourth, but was not able to manufacture any runs.
Final score 5-2.


Monday, March 6

All-Tournament Team:

Ashley Baker-UCF
Tiffany Bowser-Bethune-Cookman
Lauren Cisneros-Creighton
Stephanie Cortese-Creighton
Mailei Hilva-New Mexico State
Greta Homgren-Villanova
Allison Kime-UCF
Meghan Morese-Villanova
Viveca Patterson-Bethune-Cookman
Sarah Seagraves-New Mexico State

Friday, March 3

For the tournament, New Mexico State was first, UCF was second, Creighton was third, BETHUNE-COOKMAN was FOURTH and Villanova was fifth.

Day - 3

The (7-9) Lady WILDCATS softball team won their final game of the UCF Invitational Sunday morning 4-3 over the Wildcats of Villanova,in nine innings avenging a 5-4 loss on Friday. The Wildcats finish the tournament 2 wins, 3 losses.

DAY - 2

The Lady WILDCATS (6-9) Split on Saturday losing 1-0 to New Mexico State University
then defeating host UCF as Alana Gaines hit a two run shot over the left field fence.
The Wildcats would add two more runs in the sixth inning to hold on for the 4-3 victory. Junior Pitcher Viveca Patterson (4-5) got the decision.

DAY - 1

The Lady WILDCATS fell to (5-8) on the season.

The Wildcats were paired with two of the weaker teams on the first day
on the UCF Invitational and were swept by both teams!

The opening game saw the CATS loose 4-3 to Creighton - Tiffany Bowser
led the charge going 2-4 in the contest.

In game two the WILDCATS got on the board first, but was unable
to maintain the lead as the Villanova WILDCATS took BCC into extra innings
to win the game 5-4. Andrea Thomas led the LADY WILDCATS
by getting on base 4 of 5 times, with 3 hits and scoring 1 run.

The WILDCATS must now face the host UCF Golden Knights
and a very tough New Mexico State team on Saturday.


Thursday, March 2

The BCC Wildcats will return to Merrill Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla. March 3-5. for the UCF Golden Knights Invitational. Participants include the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman (5-6), Creighton (2-3), New Mexico State (12-7), Villanova (1-3) and UCF (8-7).


Bethune-Cookman...Tiffany Bowser paces the Wildcats with a .346 batting average. Bowser leads the team in hits (9) and total bases (11). Viveca Patterson is 3-2 in the circle for Bethune-Cookman with a 2.76 ERA.

Last Time Out...The Wildcats were swept by Western Michigan (2-1, 6-0) in a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon in Daytona Beach, Fla.


Scouting UCF...Cici Alvarez leads the Golden Knights' offense with a .413 batting average, 19 hits, 13 runs and six walks.Freshman Breanne Javier is currently first in putouts (133), second in hits (15) and third in batting average (.306). In the circle for the Golden Knights, Lexi Gresham has a 1.57 ERA in 22.1 innings of work with a 2-2 record.

Last Time Out...The Golden Knights participated in the Stetson Tournament where the squad went 2-2 for the weekend.

Scouting CREIGHTON...The Bluejays are 2-3 on the season after playing in the Tulsa Festival last weekend. Lauren Cisneros paces the team with a .400 batting average after going 6-for-15 with five runs, one double, three home runs and six RBI. Stephanie Cortese (1-1) leads the pitching staff with a 1.79 ERA, including 13 strikeouts and four walks.

Last Time Out...The Bluejays defeated Eastern Illinois and Louisiana-Monroe last weekend at the Tulsa Festival, while losing to Tulsa, North Texas and Boston College.

Scouting NEW MEXICO STATE...The Aggies enter the tournament with a 12-7 record, led by Stephanie Herrera's .378 batting average. Mailei Hilva leads the team in home runs (5) and RBI (15). In the circle for New Mexico State, Sarah Seagraves has a 1.85 ERA with a 6-4 record in 75.2 innings of work.

This will be homecoming for Tiala Tagaloa former BCC Wildcat and 2005 Grad Assistant at Cookman is an Assistant Coach for the Aggies.

Last Time Out...The Aggies participated in the UTEP Tournament in El Paso, Texas last weekend and finishted 2-2. New Mexico State defeated Northern Colorado, 11-3, in the team's final game of the tournament. Wendy Gray went 2-for-2 against the Bears with two runs and four RBI. Jamie Nussbaum earned the win for the Aggies, pitching 1.2 perfect innings with four strikeouts.

Scouting VILLANOVA...The Wildcats enter the weekend with a 1-3 record after playing in the Elon University Invitational last weekend. Meghan Morese leads the team with a .385 batting average after going 5-for-13 in the tournament. Laura Determan is 1-2 in the circle for Villanova with a 3.42 ERA. Determan has given up 12 runs on 12 hits in 14.1 innings of work.

Last Time Out...The Wildcats opened the season with a 6-0 win over Ohio, before falling to Oakland, Elon and Towson at the Elon University Invitational last weekend.

Series vs. Bethune-Cookman...The Golden Knights lead the all-time series, 8-3. The two teams last met on Feb. 15, 2005 at Merrill Park in Altamonte Springs. Bethune-Cookman took game one, 6-2, while UCF won the second, 3-0. Allison Kime threw a no-hitter for the Golden Knights in the second game, striking out four and walking none. Nicole Balogh and Magon Paul were both 2-for-4 at the plate for the two games with one run and one double.

Thursday, March 2

Western Michigan traveled to Daytona Beach, Fla., for a double-header against Bethune-Cookman College on March 1 and came away with a sweep, 2-1 and 6-0.
Western Michigan only allowed 3 hits on the day, Andrea Thomas had the lone
hit for the WILDCATS in game one going 1-3. In Game two Breanna Shaw and Andrea Thomas went 1-3 for the only hits of the game.
The Wildcats are currently (5-6).


Tiffany Bowser
Saturday, February 18

The Lady Wildcats played their best defense of the season and capitalized on 13 errors as both games ended in five innings due to the 8-run mercy rule vs Alabama State University at Sunnyland Field. ASU scored just 2 runs on the day.
In Game -1 The WILDCATS scattered 8 hits and scored 13 runs. The CATS were led by Jamie Scott and Andrea Thomas as both had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. Thomas, who has been in a slump since opening day hit her first Home Run of the season and finished the day with 4 hits, 4 runs and 5 Rbi's.

Game - 2 Saw more of the same as The WILDCATS exploded for 20 runs off 21 hits! In 2005 former coach Watten raved about the California connection. Well, this season there is another West Coast connection as Alissa Noriega and Andrea Thomas both from(Tucson, AZ)combined for 5 Runs and 5 hits! On the defensive side this duo has combined for 80 of the teams 167 put outs and both currently sport a .1000% fielding average.
My pick for Top offensive player of the day - Tiffany Bowser 5 hits on 7 at bats.
Top defensive player's Pitchers: Viveca Patterson - Alissa Noriega.

Bethune-Cookman College will now look to keep their two-game winning streak intact when they play host to Western Michigan on March 1. Until then, the Wildcats have a much-needed break to work on a few things and rest.

As of 2/18/06 Record: 5-4   Home: 2-0   Away: 0-1   Neutral: 3-3   MEAC: 0-0



Former BCC Wildcat Chloe Thomas (CF) finished her Senior season in 2004 with a .1000% fielding average. Thomas is currently attending the University of Arizona and Coaching Softball at Catalina HS in (Tucson, AZ)

Wednesday, February 15

Coaching game without the help of an Assistant Coach, Willie Brown inspired the Lady Wildcats and guided them to victory over the UCF Golden Knights. Assistant Coach Anna Cindric arrived in time for Game two.

The Lady Wildcats (3-4) earned a doubleheader split with their in state rivals, by winning game one 6-2.

BCC struck first as Tiffany Bowser and Alissa Noriega scored an infield hit "error" from the Wildcats' Andrea Thomas.
Christina Trimble followed that up by hitting a single to left field that brought home Thomas and Breanna Shaw.

Viveca Patterson recorded the victory for the Wildcats.

Game -2

The Wildcats clearly lacked focus and intensity and were shut out 3-0.


Wednesday, February 15

The Wildcats went 2-3 at the FAU Worth Invitational over the weekend in Boca Raton, Fla. BCC defeated Pittsburgh, 4-3, to close out the tournament Sunday afternoon.

Breanna Shaw went 5-for-13 with one run, one double and one walk for the Wildcats at the FAU Worth Invitational over the weekend. Shaw also recorded 11 putouts and 11 assists at shortstop. After pitching 21.0 innings over the weekend, Vivaca Patterson owns a 3.33 ERA and a 1-2 season mark. Patterson gave up 12 runs on 21 hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.

Tuesday, February 14

Sunday, February 12

BCC get consecutive wins as Junior, Viveca Patterson recorded her first win of the season. The Lady WILDCATS (2-3) had to come from behind to beat the Pitt PANTHERS 4-3. Patterson had 5 K's in the win. The WILDCATS were led by Megan McGuire,Breanna Shaw and Christina Trimble all going 2 for 3 on the day. Juniors, Shaterra Davis and Andrea Thomas had 1 hit each.

This was a good showing for the WILDCATS, look for them to improve as they continue to
prepare for conference play.



The WILDCATS got on the board first taking a 1-0 lead in the third inning on a sacrifice fly by Alissa Noriega.

The CATS would struggle through the middle innings and would not get back on the scoreboard until Freshman, Breanna Shaw led off the 7th inning with a single to centerfield. Pinch hitter Sarde Stewart followed with a walk. The Gamecocks then brought in their second relief pitcher who walked Holly Bussey to load the bases for the WILDCATS. Jamie Scott reached on a fielder's choice but Shaw was thrown out at the plate to prevent a run from scoring. Next batter Megan McGuire then flied out to right field for the second out but Tiffany Bowser reached safely on an error to drive in the lead run.

Holly Bussey took advantage of a wild pitch and scored the eventual winning run in the top of the seventh to lead the WILDCATS (1-3) to a 3-2 victory over South Carolina (2-1) at the FAU Worth Invitational. Junior, Alissa Noriega not only recorded the first win of the season for the WILDCATS, but got her first win as a DI pitcher !!

The WILDCATS 1-3 have shown improvement everytime they hit the field. With the pressure of following a spectacular 2005 season, the CATS can put this game behind them and focus on the next opponent. Getting the first win for Coach Brown was the begining of a new era.

Senior, Tiffany Bowser led Bethune-Cookman as she went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.



The lady WILDCATS FELL 2-1 TO Purdue. Record stands at 0-3 Patterson takes the loss.

Friday, February 10

It's almost tradition that the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman struggle coming out of the gate at the begining of the season, however if tradition runs it's course look out for another winning season!
Today, a shorthanded but talented group of Wildcats were stunned in the top half of the 7th inning by The East Carolina PIRATES.7 seemed to be the lucky number as They scored 7 runs on 7 hits with 7 Rbi's in the 7th inning.
PIRATE starter Kelli Harrell went the distance for the PIRATES striking out 8 and giving up 3 hits. The WILDCATS managed ony 3 hits on the day as BCC starter Viveca Patterson goes 0-1.

Game two saw most of the same as the CATS fell to FAU 8-0 in five innings. Alissa Noriega had the only hit for the cats and picked up the loss to start the season at 0-1.

Andrea Thomas stuggled at the plate, but was very pleased with the overall team performance of the WILDCATS. "Thomas said - yeah, we struggled a little today but we had Fun and were gonna get alot better"!

Playing in the midst of injuries,tranfers,holdouts and internal strife these Ladies hit the field today cleats first, holding ECU scorless for seven innings. Credit the Coaching staff for the agressive on field play.Though the Cats only had (10) players available, they played
with the courage of a champion. Hats off to the Lady WILDCATS of Bethune-Cookman College!



nor 2006
Alissa Noriega 2006
Local Star Continues to Shine !

ALISSA NORIEGA - daughter of Maribel Campas. Alissa is majoring in Criminal Justice, she aspires to work for the Immigration and Naturalization Services. Alissa biggest influence is her best friend Griselda Ramirez "Douglas AZ" who received a softball scholarship in 2002 to Eastern Arizona College. Griselda passed away on August 30, 2002, and was never able to play the sport she loved the most. Alissa believes that Griselda kept her going and every game Alissa plays is for her. Alissa says, “Griselda would have done the same for me.”

HIGH SCHOOL: 2003 Alissa helped lead CHOLLA HIGH SCHOOL to the state playoffs…a Conference Championship…and played for the Tucson Outlaws Softball Team….

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played for Coach Don Bandy, was second in the conference in the state playoffs…Had a 10 game winning streak (pitching), finished with a 20-4 record…1st Team All-Conference. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society…Graduated with honors and earned an AA degree…Serves in her community by being a mentor and a pitching coach.

Wednesday, February 8

Click on Heading - If you are not taken directly to the site.
Go to the FAU softball site schedule - click scorebaord for other games.
Go BCC !!

Wednesday, February 1

2006 Softball Preseason Predictions

1. Florida A&M
2. Bethune-Cookman
3. Delaware State
4. Hampton
5. North Carolina A&T
6. Howard
7. South Carolina State
8. Norfolk State
9. Morgan State
10. UMES
11. Coppin State

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced its preseason softball predictions on Tuesday. Defending MEAC champs Florida A&M was chosen as the favorite to win the 2006 MEAC title by the league’s Head Coaches and Sports Information Directors.

Florida A&M who finished second last season in the MEAC South Division went on to win its seventh MEAC title by beating interstate rival Bethune-Cookman in the title game.


The game went to extra innings tied, 2-2, where the international tiebreaker rules were employed.

B-CC placed Amber Jackson on second, advanced her to third on a sacrifice bunt by Tiffany Bowser, before Andrea Thomas plated her with an RBI single down the left field line for a 3-2 Lady 'Cats advantage.

Florida A&M won it in the bottom of the inning on an errant throw which ended the Lady Wildcats five-year reign as MEAC champions.


Florida A&M earned its fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament, its first since 1999. The Lady Rattlers were eliminated in the Auburn Regional by 10th ranked Baylor.

Bethune-Cookman, who earned the league’s first-ever At-Large bid into the NCAA tournament last year,came in second in the preseason poll.

The Lady Wildcats won their first-ever NCAA regional after knocking off host The University of Florida (GATORS) on opening day of the Florida Regional, and then defeating South Florida (USF) and University of Central Florida (UCF). B-CC fell 1-0 to No. 4 Texas in extra innings, in its first-ever trip to the Super Regional. The Lady WILDCATS finished the season ranked 18th in the final NFCA/USA Today coaches poll and 23rd in final ESPN/USA poll and has recieved 9 votes in the 2006 preseason votes. The BCC Lady WILDCATS made history as they became the first MEAC Conference or (HBCU) to win an NCAA Regional in any sport!

The Lady Wildcats will be under the guidance of new head coach Willie Brown. And despite the preseason poll, the Lady Wildcats expect to return to form and win the 2006 MEAC CHAMPIONSHIP.

Delaware State, the top team in the Northern Division last year with an 18-2 MEAC record, garnered two first place votes to finish third in the preseason poll. Hampton and North Carolina A&T round out the top five spots, respectively.

The 2006 MEAC Softball season begin Feb. 10 with Bethune-Cookman at the Florida Atlantic Worth Tourney on Feb. 10-11 at the FAU Softball Stadium. Defending champs Florida A&M opens its 2006 campaign on Feb. 12 at Georgia Southern for a double header.   

For more information about the MEAC, log onto www.MEACsports.com


Bethune-Cookman finished the season with their first regional win, first regional crown, first trip to the super regionals and the first MEAC team to receive an at-large berth into the regional playoffs. An in February the Wildcats win over the Gators was the first time any Wildcat team has beaten any Gator team.

Thursday, January 26

BCC softball dropped out of the Top 25 preseason polls, but received votes in each.


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While losing (11) players from the 2005 roster. The BCC WILDCATS
look to make a run at their first MEAC championship under Interim Coach Brown.


2005 Season Record.....................49-19
Starters - Returning/Lost..............5/5


Andrea Thomas , Junior

3B/C/U) .366 , 75 Hits, 18 Doubles, 47 rbi, 16 Stolen bases, 39 runs
2005 ALL MEAC 1ST TEAM         
2005 MEAC Tournament Team

Tiffany Bowser, Senior

2b/U).317 , 55 Hits, 9 Doubles, 32 rbi, 31 stolen bases, 55 runs

Sarde Stewart , Soph

1B .322 , 59 Hits, 9 Doubles, 32 rbi, 30 runs

Christina Trimble, Sophomore

3b/U) .250 , 31 Hits, 17 rbi, 14 Runs

Shaterra Davis, Junior

3b/U .238 , 25 Hits, 11 rbi, 16 Runs
2005 MEAC All Tournament Team


Viveca Patterson..... Era-1.21      W/L 9-1


Alana Gaines (P/IF/U).........Oberlin, Ohio

Alissa Noriega (LHP/IF).......Tucson, Arizona

Ariel Robinson (OF)...........Colo Springs, Colorado

Breanna Shaw (P,IF/U)...........Lithonia, Georgia


Megan McGuire, Christina Trimble, Tiffany Bowser, Andrea Thomas, Sarde Stewart


Jaime Scott, Holly Bussey


team shot
New Softball Era starts at BCC ! !

Coach Brown
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WILLIE BROWN named Interim Head Softball Coach at BCC!!

Brown has previously spent eight seasons coaching Baseball for
the "WILDCATS" and has coached 20 years at area High Schools.

Brown coached Seabreeze High School to two district championships
and a state playoff berth. At Spruce Creek, he led the Hawks to a
94-60 mark with three conference championships.

Brown is also no stranger to winning as his 1994 AAU 20-U Team won The National Championship.

Tuesday, December 27

Florida Top local college stories of 2005

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Softball Team come in as the number one selection in the 2005 poll

1. Bethune-Cookman's softball team gained an at-large bid to the NCAA Regional in Gainesville and proved the tournament committee knew what it was doing by winning three straight to become the first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team to advance to the Sweet 16. B-CC beat USF 5-2 in the title game after an earlier 8-4 win over the Bulls and a 3-2 decision against Florida. The Lady 'Cats lost to Texas in the Super Regional, but won a lot of respect in the process.

· 2. The Stetson women's basketball team made school history, becoming the first Hatter basketball team to make an NCAA tournament. Coach Dee Romine saw her team upset the field at the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament. Senior Kristy Brown (16.8 points, 10.9 rebounds) led the 17-14 Hatters. But No. 1 seed LSU put a quick end to Stetson's NCAA tournament.

· 3. B-CC defensive back Nick Collins became the second Wildcat in three years to get selected in the second round of the NFL Draft. The Green Bay Packers selected the 5-foot-11, 200-pound safety with the 51st pick. Collins has become a key figure in the Packers defense in his rookie season, starting every game.

· 4. Florida A&M snapped a three-game losing streak to arch-rival Bethune-Cookman in a 26-23 overtime thriller played before more than 70,000 fans at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando and televised nationally on ESPNU. B-CC had a 23-13 lead in the fourth quarter, but Rattlers quarterback Albert Chester II led FAMU back to earn MVP honors for the Rattlers. Kicker Wesley Taylor booted a 43-yard field goal with 13 seconds to play to force overtime and nailed a 17-yard game-winner after the Wildcats failed to score on their OT possession.

· 5. Embry-Riddle's baseball team played right on through to the very last day of the NAIA baseball season. The Eagles came out of the losers' bracket, winning three games in as many nights, to reach the NAIA World Series title game. ERAU finally ran out of pitching, losing 8-1 to Oklahoma City. It was a banner year for the Eagles, however, especially pitcher Patrick Ryan and infielder Kenny Holmberg, each of whom was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the Major League Baseball draft.

· 6. Daytona Beach Community College's women's golf team did it again as it won the national junior college tournament for the third consecutive year. Kristy McLaughlin was second overall and Christina Van Wert was fourth in leading the Falcons to a 33-stroke win at LPGA International.

· 7. Stetson's baseball team won the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament at Melching Field at Conrad Park and went to an NCAA Regional. Coach Pete Dunn's team beat Florida Atlantic 8-0 in the A-Sun championship, giving the Hatters their second conference tourney title in five years. The Hatters ran into a tough regional, however, losing to Florida 8-3 and Notre Dame 7-4 in Gainesville.

· 8. Embry-Riddle's men's basketball team rode an emotional roller-coaster to the NAIA Division II National Tournament. Playing with heavy hearts because former assistant coach Rob Graham was hospitalized in a coma, the Eagles snapped a seven-game losing streak to Flagler College in the championship game of the Florida Sun Conference Tournament and cut the nets in Graham's honor. ERAU lost a second-round game 73-71 to eventual national champion Walsh (Ohio). Graham came out of the coma on the 35th day (March 28, Good Friday). He has been making progress in his recovery. He visited with the Eagles last week, but continues to need extensive medical care.

· 9. DBCC men's basketball starts 2005-06 season unbeaten at 13-0 and reaches No. 6 national ranking and No. 2 state ranking. But the Falcons could move up higher in the first polls of 2006 after a 96-91 upset of No. 1 national- and state-ranked Chipola in the Florida JUCO Shootout at DBCC last week.

· 10. Stetson's men's soccer team followed the pattern established by the baseball team and the Hatter women's basketball team. Coach Sean Murphy's squad captured the A-Sun Tournament and won the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tourney. However, Stetson lost in the first round 3-0 to host South Florida.

Monday, January 3

1. A Connecticut man is accused of beating his daughter's high school softball coach with a bat for benching the daughter after she skipped practice to attend her boyfriend's prom.

2. An angry Texas father shot the high school football coach who benched his son.

3. A Michigan hockey coach pitted his teenage players against one another in fistfights during practice.

4. A Texas high school football coach dismissed his own losing team and fielded a squad of college-age ringers against another school.

5. Athletic recruiting services began ranking fourth graders.

6. A Pittsburgh T-ball coach allegedly offered his 8-year pitcher a $25 to bean an autistic teammate and knock him out of action just before the playoffs.


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Still Dangerous?

The 2006 WILDCATS return Batter's 2,3,5,7,8 - BOWSER,THOMAS,TRIMBLE,MCGUIRE,DAVIS from last seasons amazing team.
This combination of talent plus some good pitching could spell trouble for opponents that overlook the CATS this season.
Gone are three of the MEAC'S most prolific players in McCoy and Jackson and Johnson and the likes of talented veterans Kilbert and Finn. But,the pride,spirit of being a true WILDCAT remains intact.




One day while walking down the street a very successful softball player
from a highly prestigious team was tragically hit by a bus. When she
died, her soul arrived up in Heaven where she was met at the Pearly Gates
by St. Peter himself.

"Welcome to Heaven", said St. Peter. "Before you get settled in though, it
seems we have a problem. You see, strangely enough, we've never once had
an athlete make it this far and we're not really sure what to do with
you". "No problem, just let me in", said the woman. "Well, I'd like to,
but I have higher orders. What we're going to do is let you experience a
day in Hell and a day in Heaven and then you can choose whichever one you
want to spend an eternity in".

And with that St. Peter put the softball player in an elevator, and it
went down-down-down to Hell. The doors opened and she found herself
stepping out onto the outfield grass of a beautiful softball field. In the
distance was a dugout and standing in front of her were all her friends
and fellow teammates that she had played with. They were all dressed in
their new uniforms and cheering for her. They ran up and kissed her on
both cheeks and they talked about old times. They played an excellent game
that day. At night, she went to the country club where she enjoyed an
excellent steak and lobster dinner. She met the Devil who was actually a
really nice guy (kinda cute) and she had a great time telling jokes and
dancing. She was having such a good time that before she knew it, it was
time to leave. Everybody shook her hand and waved good-bye as she got on
the elevator.

The elevator went up-up-up and opened back up at the Pearly Gates where
she found St. Peter waiting for her. "Now it's time to spend a day in
Heaven", he said. So she spent the next 24 hours lounging around on clouds
and playing the harp and singing. She had a great time and before she knew
it her 24 hours were up and St. Peter came and got her. So you've spent a
day in Hell and you've spent a day in Heaven. Now you must choose your
eternity", he said. The woman paused for a second and then replied, "Well,
I never thought I'd say this, I mean, Heaven has been really great and
all, but I think I had a better time in Hell”, so St. Peter escorted her
to the elevator and again she went down-down-down back to Hell. When the
doors of the elevator opened she found herself standing in a desolate
wasteland covered in garbage and filth. She saw her friends were dressed
in rags and were picking up the garbage and putting it in sacks. The Devil
came up to her and put his arm around her. "I don't understand", stammered
the woman, "yesterday I was here and there was a beautiful softball field
and a country club and we ate lobster and we danced and had a great time.
Now all there is a wasteland of garbage and all my friends look

The Devil looked at her and smiled. "Yesterday we were recruiting you;
today , your just a member of the team."

Monday, October 24

The BCC Wildcats show signs of regaining form as they defeat crosstown rival DBCC 4-2,
and blank Stetson 1-0.


Young Malcom
Wednesday, February 22

May 19, 1925 - February 21, 1965

"You can always chase a dream but it will not count if you never catch it."

The Late:

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
A.K.A       (Malcolm X)

Thursday, October 13

The softball championship will be held on May 5-7, 2006 in Greensboro, NC;
N.C. A&T State University will serve as host.
The hotel headquarters is the Clarion Hotel      336/869-8684.

Go CATS !!



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Which Star:

Is a former Gatorade Player of the Year ?

Which Star:

Was a 2005 first-team all-conference selection and Batted .308

Which Star:

Started conference play with a 10-0 Record in 2005

Which Star:

Was named ASA All American in 2005 and had an era. of 0.00 ?

Which Star:

Will shine in 2006 for the BCC Wildcats?   Answer- BOTH "STARS"

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Thursday, September 8
Andy's 2005 wrap up!!

Let me start out by saying that Andrea had a great 2005 season !

Once again she finished MEAC conference play in the Top five of several catagories.

Her Career stats are: 140 games played , 140 total hits, 63 runs scored,
88 rbi's and 19 stolen bases bases.

Andrea is on pace to conclude her career with 300 Hits and 150 rbi's!!

Andrea batted .305 in 2004 and finished 2005 at .366 with hopes on improving in 2006!!

For several weeks she was ranked in the top 30 and top 50 of all Division I players.

Andrea was selected 1st Team All-MEAC, Named to the MEAC Tournament Team and
was an EASTON All-American for the second year in a row (2004 as Catcher)
(2005 as 3b)

The picture shown above will be published in the Spy softball Magazine Vol. 16 as one of softballs “Best Photos of 2005”.


The 2006 Team anxiously anticipates the selection of the New Coach - Look for BCC to have another Great Run in 2006!!

For Andy's complete Bio - Log in at: http://eteamz.active.com/Andys_Bio/


Friday, February 17


A BCC-WILDCAT Player, once upon a time, looked cute as a button dressed in pink, with pony tails. She had tea parties with her stuffed animals and dolls, and she helped Mom bake cookies. She has been, and always will be, Daddy's and Mommy's little girl.

A BCC-WILDCAT Player today still has the same little girl attributes. The only difference is she looks cute in her Burgundy & Gold uniform. If she's wearing ribbons in her hair, they are Burgundy & Gold She has become Mommy's and Daddy's little hitter.

A BCC-WILDCAT Player is proud of how dirty she can get. On a normal family dinner outing, she takes up to an hour primping to get ready, and she still feels somewhat self-conscious. However, between tournament games she'll strut into any restaurant with a streak of dirt across her face, matted sweaty hair, dirt stained shirt, bloody knees and black socks (that used to be white) in sandals with a toe sticking out, and yell "Let's eat!!"

A BCC-WILDCAT Player typically has an extensive wardrobe. She has several old uniforms which she has outgrown but has not discarded because, well you never know. She has several hundred tee shirts and boxer shorts from camps, leagues and tournaments from around the country. When her parents say wear something nice, she wears something from a MEAC Tournament.

A BCC-WILDCAT Player received scholarship, because her parents are broke from spending thousands of dollars paying for camps, batting lessons, catching lessons, pitching lessons, hotel rooms, out to eat between tournament games, league fees, the new bat, the new glove, etc, etc....

A BCC-WILDCAT Player is a fierce competitor. She is willing to stand 43 feet away from a pitcher and take a pitch with a measured reaction time that even a major league ball player would struggle to hit. She might be only 5'2" and 110 pounds (soaking wet) but she'll dig in at 3rd or 1st, 25 feet away from the batter and challenge the hitter to try to drive one past her.

A BCC-WILDCAT Player has more spirit than a player for another team. She'll go home hoarse from cheering and rooting her team on into the final innings. She plays the sport for all the right reasons, she loves the game. She could spend the weekend watching TV or hanging out at the mall with her non-sport friends, because her sport friends are all at a tournament somewhere. But she chooses to spend her weekend in Florida's 100 degree heat, waiting to get into the game.

A BCC-WILDCAT Player is diligent and hard-working. She knows the value of hard work. She understands that you get out of something what you put in. She is competitive and doesn't give up easily. She learns teamwork and spirit.

Most of all she learns to RESPECT All, but FEAR NONE " Ya Heard " !

The goals for the 2006 BCC-WILDCAT’S will be to provide an atmosphere that promotes UNITY through teamwork, team spirit, and fun while allowing each player to play at their full potential as a softball player, person and teammate.

Think you have what it takes to become a “BCC-WILDCAT” ?        

Call 386-481-2240 – Softball Office – Leave message

Or email: thompsol@cookman.edu

Friday, August 4
To my Dad !

This website is really cool. I just wanna say
thank you for all that you do! It really means a lot to me! I look back at all of
the great memories I've had with the team and it brings tears to my eyes; not
because I am sad or anything, but just because I know that I can never re live
those experience's or all the fun I've had at BCC.

To tell you the truth, I wouldn't change my decision to come here for anything in the world. I just wish you were fortunate enough to come see me play like you used to.

I look at my life right now and all the things that I have experienced and it brings a smile to my face. Throughout all of the hard times that I had to endure and ask for your help and guidance, I can honestly say that the good outwiegh the bad.
I guess that that's what Life is all about.

Thank you again for........JUST BEING WHO YOU ARE TO ME !

I don't know if you've ever had a person in your life does what you do for me,
and I really can't stress how much it means to me, but im sure someone had to
show you how to be such a great DAD and a FRIEND. (Grandpa? Grandma?........ I'm
sure) Anyways, your efforts are appreciated from the deepest of all my emotions.

"Face each day with the expectation of achieving good,rather than the dread of
falling short.

LOVE "Drea"