• May. 16 - Softball vs 20Southern Oregon University - L 2-11 - recap - stats
  • May. 15 - Softball vs 7William Carey University - L 1-5 - recap - stats
  • May. 6 - Softball vs University of Rio Grande - L 3-5 - recap - stats
  • May. 6 - Softball vs 18University of Rio Grande - W 5-1 - stats
  • May. 6 - Softball vs Midway University - W 4-0 - stats
  • May. 6 - Softball vs 18University of Rio Grande - L 0-7 - stats
  • May. 5 - Softball vs Midway University - W 7-0 - stats
  • May. 5 - Softball vs Cincinnati Christian - W 6-5 - stats
  • Apr. 29 - Softball vs Carlow University - W 12-5 - recap - stats
  • Apr. 29 - Softball vs Carlow University - W 6-4 - recap - stats
Indiana University Southeast Athletics
2013 Softball
Joe Witten
Head Coach - 1st Season

Joe Witten is in his first season as IU Southeast's head softball coach.  Witten spent 10 seasons as the head softball coach at Floyd Central High School leading the Highlanders to unprecedented success.

Floyd Central won five Hoosier Hills Conference championships, a regional title and made one appearance in the Indiana state final during Witten’s tenure.  He also was named District 5 Coach of the Year four times.

Four of Witten’s players went on to play NCAA Division I sports at Ohio State, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Furman and University of Tennessee-Martin.    Nineteen players went to play collegiate softball overall, and six players were named to academic all-state teams.

He finished his high school coaching career with a 222-82-4 record for a .721 winning percentage.

Witten played baseball at Eastern Kentucky University from 1995-1999.  He was named to the Freshman All-America team in 1995. He remains the school record holder for single-season and career saves.  He is the Ohio Valley Conference career saves leader with 32 saves.  After graduating, Witten played in the Cape Cod League, the top-college summer league, with the Harwich Mariners in 1996 and 1997.  He played for the Frontier Leaguer’s Springfield Capitals in 1998.

Joe lives in Sellersburg with his wife, Carmen, and their two sons, Brady and Briar.

Roster for 2013 Softball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.HometownPrevious School
2Darian DavenportFRUTILL/R5-5Louisville, Ky.North Bullitt H.S.
4Summer SandersSOOFR/R5-3North Vernon, Ind.Jennings County H.S.
6Megan SutherlandSRIFR/R5-0Louisville, Ky.Butler Traditional H.S.
7Alayna LaPailleFROFR/R5-9Louisville, Ky.Holy Cross H.S.
9Nisha BrownFRPR/R5-6Edinburgh, Ind.Edinburgh H.S.
11Jenna SwainJRPR/R5-6Zionsville, Ind.Zionsville H.S.
12Whitney EstesFRCR/R5-2Greenfield, Ind.Mt. Vernon H.S.
13Jade DetzerJROFR/R5-4Santa Claus, Ind.Heritage Hills H.S.
14Jordan BatlinerSOP/UTR/R5-7Floyds Knobs, Ind.Floyd Central H.S.
17Shauna GramigSRCR/R5-8Shelbyville, Ky.Georgetown College
19Katie JelinekSR3BR/R5-9Woodridge, Ill.Downers Grove South
20Brookelyn ViskerFRSSR/R5-4Indianapolis, Ind.Warren Central H.S.
21Amber EcksteinJRPR/R5-4Sunman, Ind.East Central H.S.
22Elizabeth RodenFROFR/R5-6Delaware, OhioDelaware Christian H.S.
25Bethany SullivanJRP/UTR/R5-7Terre Haute, Ind.Terre Haute North H.S.
27Ashley BensonJR3BR/R5-4Noblesville, Ind.Noblesville, H.S.
Joe Witten - Head Coach - 1st season
Kara Rodden - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Mark Mayfield - Assistant Coach - 1st season