2013 Softball News

October 8, 2013
Blugold Softball Earns NFCA Academic Honors
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Blugolds.com) – Six UW-Eau Claire softball players, along with the team, have earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) academic recognition for the 2012-13 season, NFCA officials recently announced.

June 13, 2013
Two Blugold Softball Players Honored by NFCA
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Blugolds.com) – Two UW-Eau Claire softball players were recently honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) being selected to the All-Region Team while one was named an All-American.

May 14, 2013
UW-Eau Claire Set to Host 2013 NCAA Division III Softball Championship
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – After learning of its selection three years ago to serve as host for the 2013 NCAA Division III Softball Championship, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is now ready to welcome eight teams from around the nation to compete for the national title, May 17-21 at Gelein Field in Carson Park.

May 11, 2013
Softball Splits on Day Three of NCAA Regional to End Season
WHITEWATER, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – While the UW-Eau Claire softball team opened the day with a 4-0 victory over UW-Whitewater, the Blugolds ended the day with a 7-0 loss to Carthage College, ending their season on the third day of regional round of the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship.

May 10, 2013
Blugold Softball Beats Benedictine on Day Two of NCAA Regionals
WHITEWATER, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire softball team never trailed as the Blugolds defeated Benedictine University (Ill.) 5-1 on the second day of the regional round of the NCAA Division III Championship at van Steenderen Field today.

May 9, 2013
Softball Drops High-Scoring NCAA Opener in Whitewater
WHITEWATER, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – While the first four innings of today’s NCAA Division III Softball Regional saw just four hits and two runs, UW-Eau Claire and North Central College (Ill.) combined to score 19 more runs and 16 more hits but the Cardinals came out on top, beating the Blugolds 12-10 at van Steenderen Field.

May 7, 2013
Fischer Leads Blugold Softball on All-WIAC Team
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire softball player Amanda Fischer (So.-Wausau, Wis./West) has been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Position Player of the Year, leading this year’s group of Blugolds on the All-WIAC team.

May 6, 2013
Blugold Softball Selected to Compete in 2013 NCAA Championship
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Blugolds.com) – The 25th-ranked UW-Eau Claire softball team has earned an at-large bid to compete in the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship, NCAA officials announced today.

May 5, 2013
Blugolds Fall to Warhawks in WIAC Championship
ONALASKA, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — After a record snowfall in May set the WIAC softball tournament back to just one day from the scheduled three days, and moved it from Eau Claire to Onalaska at the Omni Center, the teams finally hit the field on Sunday for what became a single elimination tournament.

May 3, 2013
Softball Championship Reduced To Single Day
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - Due to snow-covered fields in Eau Claire, Wis., along with an unstable forecast throughout the state, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Softball Championship has been reduced to a one-day, single-elimination tournament. The six-team event will be held at the Omni Center in Onalaska, Wis., on Sunday (May 5).

May 2, 2013
Start of WIAC Softball Championship Postponed
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - Due to snow-covered fields, WIAC Softball Championship games scheduled for May 3 at Gelein Field at Carson Park in Eau Claire, Wis., have been cancelled. The six-team event is still scheduled to be held May 4-5 in Eau Claire with a final determination being made the afternoon of May 3.

May 2, 2013
Softball Ranked 25th in May 1 NFCA Poll
The UW-Eau Claire softball team is ranked 25th in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association Top 25 poll, announced May 1.

April 30, 2013
Softball Sweeps UW-Oshkosh to Win Second Straight WIAC Title
OSHKOSH, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – With the 23rd-ranked UW-Eau Claire softball team knowing it needed to win two games at UW-Oshkosh to win the WIAC title outright and host the WIAC Tournament, the Blugolds battled to two victories over the Titans, winning game one 6-2 and game two 6-4 at YP.com Softball Park today.

April 30, 2013
Amanda Fischer Named WIAC Athlete of the Week
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire softball player Amanda Fischer (So.-Wausau, Wis./West) has been named this week’s Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) position player of the week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

April 28, 2013
Blugolds Take Two From Pioneers at Home
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — The UW-Eau Claire softball team needed to sweep a doubleheader with UW-Platteville to keep their hopes alive for a WIAC regular season title and the chance to host the WIAC tournament next weekend.

April 27, 2013
Nationally-Ranked Blugolds and Warhawks Split in Whitewater
WHITEWATER, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The 23rd-ranked UW-Eau Claire softball team and 13th-ranked UW-Whitewater split wins today at van Steenderen Field with Eau Claire winning game one 2-0 and Whitewater winning game two 4-2.

April 26, 2013
Blugolds Split with Falcons in First Series at Home
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. That turned out to be true for both the UW-Eau Claire and UW-River Falls softball team’s Friday afternoon.

April 25, 2013
Blugolds Split Doubleheader with Blue Devils
MENOMONIE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — The horrid spring is finally starting to clear up and allow softball teams around the area to play their games. Considering the WIAC tournament is scheduled to start May 3, that’s definitely a good thing.

April 24, 2013
Softball Doubleheader against UW-River Falls Postponed to Friday
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-River Falls softball game, which was scheduled to be played today, has been postponed until Friday (April 26) due to wet field conditions.

April 21, 2013
Weather Forces another Postponement for Softball
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – After playing for the first time in nearly two weeks yesterday, the UW-Eau Claire softball team was forced to postpone its doubleheader against UW-Platteville due to snow in the La Crosse area today.

April 20, 2013
Softball Ties School Record Win Streak with Two Victories over Eagles
ONALASKA, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - After nearly two weeks off, the UW-Eau Claire softball team picked up two wins over UW-La Crosse to push its conference winning streak to 17 games, tying a school record, at the Omni Center today.

April 17, 2013
More Spring Sports Schedule Changes for the Blugolds
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The continued poor weather throughout the state of Wisconsin has once again affected schedules for five UW-Eau Claire Athletics teams.

April 12, 2013
Poor Weather Conditions Lead to Schedule Alterations for Blugolds
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – With the continued winter weather around Wisconsin, UW-Eau Claire Athletics has announced schedule changes for six teams for this weekend.

April 9, 2013
Softball Game at Stout Postponed, Rescheduled for April 18
MENOMONIE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire at UW-Stout softball game scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 in Menomonie has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 18. Game time will be 4 p.m. at Alumni Field.

April 7, 2013
Blugolds Push Conference Win Streak to 15 Games
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - Playing in Pioneer Stadium again at UW-Platteville, the UW-Eau Claire softball team squared off with UW-Stevens Point and UW-Superior for the second straight day. In the first game, the Blugolds defeated the Pointers 8-3 and in game two, they defeated the Yellowjackets 8-0, pushing their conference winning streak to 15-straight games.

April 6, 2013
Blugolds Defeat Pointers, Yellowjackets in WIAC Opener
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The spring weather has not been kind to many of the softball fields around the area. But on Saturday, many of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Association teams were able to open conference play at Pioneer Stadium in Platteville.

April 3, 2013
2013 UW-Eau Claire Softball Schedule Changes (April 4-7)
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Due to poor field conditions in the northern half of Wisconsin, the UW-Eau Claire softball team has announced schedule changes for April 4-7.

March 30, 2013
Blugolds Fall to Central, Rain Postpones Second Game
OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Blugolds.com) — Coming off a doubleheader split Friday afternoon, the UW-Eau Claire softball team was scheduled for another doubleheader starting Saturday morning.

March 29, 2013
Blugolds Improve to 12-2 After Doubleheader Split
INDIANOLA, Iowa (Blugolds.com) — Playing in their first games since returning from a successful spring break trip, the UW-Eau Claire softball team picked up a split in a doubleheader in Indianola, Iowa. The Blugolds defeated Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) 7-4 in the first game but fell to Simpson College (Iowa), the 14th-ranked team in the nation, 4-1 in the second game.

March 27, 2013
Sarah Fern Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA DIII National Player of Week
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Blugolds.com) - With 10 RBIs on 11 hits, three doubles, three runs scored and five walks drawn during the week, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (11-1) senior first baseman Sarah Fern (Brooklyn Center, Minn./Park Center) has earned Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Player of the Week honors for the period stretching from March 18 through March 25.

March 22, 2013
Softball on Spring Break - Blugolds Wrap up Spring Break Trip with Two More Wins
CLERMONT, Fla. (Blugolds.com) — The UW-Eau Claire softball team wrapped up a very successful spring break trip early Friday with another doubleheader sweep, this time defeating Allegheny (Pa.) 10-2 in the first game and Ramapo (N.J.) 3-2 in the second game.

March 21, 2013
Softball on Spring Break - Fern's Homer Lifts Blugolds Past Knights
CLERMONT, Fla. (Blugolds.com) — After a day off on their spring break trip, the UW-Eau Claire softball team was back in action Thursday for another doubleheader. In the first game, the Blugolds snuck past SUNY-Geneseo (N.Y.) 8-7, and in the second game, it was all Blugolds as they defeated Plymouth State (N.H.) 15-0 in five innings.

March 19, 2013
Softball on Spring Break - Blugolds Drop First Game of the Season, But Salvage Doubleheader Split
CLERMONT, Fla. (Blugolds.com) — The UW-Eau Claire softball team finally saw their undefeated start to the season come to an end, but they still managed to pick up a doubleheader split, with a 4-0 loss to Tufts University (Mass.) and a 4-0 win over the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

March 18, 2013
Softball on Spring Break - Blugolds Continue Undefeated Start to Season
CLERMONT, Fla. (Blugolds.com) — The UW-Eau Claire women’s softball team continued its hot start to the season with two more victories at the NTC Complex in Clermont, Fla.

March 17, 2013
Softball on Spring Break - Blugolds Picks up a Pair of Wins on Day One
CLERMONT, Fla. (Blugolds.com) — The UW-Eau Claire softball team kicked off its spring break trip with two convincing wins early Sunday in Clermont, Fla. at the NTC Complex. In game one they defeated Bethany College (W.V.) 8-1 and in game two, they defeated Oswego State (N.Y.) 15-1 in six innings.

March 14, 2013
WIAC Softball Preview: Blugolds Earn Six First-Place Votes; Picked to Finish Second
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is expected to win the 2013 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) softball championship, according to the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.

March 2, 2013
Softball Opens Season with Two Wins in Minnesota
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire softball team opened up the 2013 season on a high note, picking up two wins over the College of St. Benedict (Minn.) Saturday morning at the Irish Sports Dome. The Blugolds won 8-0 in the first game and 8-4 in the second matchup.

February 28, 2013
Softball Set to Open 2013 Saturday in Minnesota
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - Coming off its 2012 WIAC Championship season, the UW-Eau Claire softball team will open the 2013 season Saturday, March 2 against the College of Saint Benedict (Minn.) at the Irish Sports Dome in Rosemount, Minn.

January 28, 2013
Blugold Battery - January 28, 2013
Today (January 28, 2013) marks the first day of practice. The Blugolds are extremely anxious to get in the gym to see the results of all their hard work since last season and to bring another WIAC title to Eau Claire.

October 31, 2012
Blugold Softball Earns 2012 NFCA Top 10 All-Academic Honors
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Blugolds.com) – The 2011-12 UW-Eau Claire softball team was recently honored by being named to the top 10 of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Academic Team Rankings.

September 26, 2012
Upcoming Fall Events for Blugold Softball
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire softball team will hold two events this fall, its annual Alumnae game on Sept. 29 and a six-team Fall Classic on Oct. 6, both in Carson Park.

September 24, 2012
Blugold Student-Athletes to Participate in The Program's Judgment Day
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire student-athletes will participate in a special event called Judgment Day, a two-day activity developed by The Program, Tuesday and Wednesday this week.