2012 Softball
Record: 16-30 Home: 9-5 Away: 3-11 Neutral: 4-14 WHAC: 6-8

Jim is in his 19th year with the CU women's softball program (8 years as an assistant, and 11 years as the head coach). Coach Farrell graduated from Cornerstone University in 1988 with a degree in Physical Education. While at Cornerstone, he played baseball, winning three MVP Awards, while consistently leading the team in home runs, RBI's, and batting average. He coached two years of high school baseball before moving to the exciting sport of fastpitch softball.

As head coach, Farrell's teams have accumulated over 200 wins, 4 WHAC Tournament titles, 3 Region 8 Tournament championships, and 3 appearances in the NAIA National Championship Tournament. Coach Farrell was one of just a few coaches to graduate in the first class from the National Fastpitch Coaches College. He is recognized at a "4 Star" Master Coach by the NFCC.

While Farrell loves the game of softball and the opportunity to coach at the college level, he is even more passionate about being able to mentor his players and coaches toward a more consistent and vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. "When 4 years of college softball comes to an end for our players, our greatest desire and prayer is that each one will have matured significantly in all the key areas of life and especially in their walk with Jesus." - Jim Farrell

Coach Farrell lives in Grand Rapids, happily married to his wife of 20 years, Shari, raising three sons, David (14), John (12), and Ben (9). "God has truly blessed me with a wonderful family, and the opportunity to work and serve at a wonderful institution in Cornerstone University. I am so thankful!" - Jim Farrell

Softball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.HometownPrevious School
2Tahni BrunoJR2B/OFR/R5-4Moreno Valley, Calif.Canyon Springs H.S.
5Stefanie LeetJR1B/OFL/L5-9Zeeland, Mich.Zeeland West H.S.
7Megan OberstFRCR/R5-6Tecumseh, Mich.Clinton H.S.
8Kathy DeYoungJRMIF/OFR/R5-5Otsego, Mich.Otsego H.S.
10Heidi WarmelinkSOP/SSR/R5-10Dorr, Mich.Wayland Union H.S.
11Jenna WeightmanFROF/SSR/R5-3Grennsburg, Pa.Bridgeport H.S. (W.V.)
12Dinah Gruppen*SRP/UTR/R5-8Zeeland, Mich.Zeeland West. H.S.
14Hailey CastilloFRSS/OFL/L5-5Hamilton, Mich.Hamilton H.S.
15Rachel DoornbosSR1BR/R5-8Zeeland, Mich.Zeeland West H.S.
18Madison BucillaJRP/UTR/R5-8Laguna Nigel, Calif.Dana Hills H.S.
19Lauren PasciakSOOFL/L5-5Rockford, Mich.Rockford H.S.
21Kaycee KuiperSRPR/R5-8Byron Center, Mich.Byron Center H.S.
22Gabi BowditchFROFR/R5-7Comstock Park, Mich.Comstock Park H.S.
24Kaitlyn CarlsonFRC/UTR/R5-8Dorr, Mich.Wayland Union H.S.
28Ashley NiedermayerFRCF/1BR/R5-10Lincolnshire, IllAdlai Stevenson
* Redshirt
Jim Farrell - Head Coach - 11th season - Cornerstone University
Connie Brooks - Assistant Coach - 1st season
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  • May. 5 - Softball vs RVMadonna University - W 7-5 - recap
  • Apr. 30 - Softball vs RVMadonna University - L 10-3 - recap
  • Apr. 30 - Softball vs University of Michigan-Dearborn - W 7-1 - recap
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  • Apr. 29 - Softball vs RVMadonna University - L 5-4 (17 Innings) - recap
  • Apr. 29 - Softball vs RVMadonna University - Postponed
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