2014 Softball News
April 15, 2014
Blugold Softball Schedule Change for April 16
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire softball's conference doubleheader at UW-River Falls, originally scheduled for April 3 and postponed to April 16, has been postponed again to April 21 because of poor weather.
April 13, 2014
Softball Drops Two in Final Day at Illinois Wesleyan Tournament
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (Blugolds.com) — The second day of the Illinois Wesleyan Tournament did not go as well as the first day for the UW-Eau Claire softball team. After picking up a pair of wins against the 25th and 21st-ranked teams in the nation, they were in for two more tough tests on Sunday. In a rematch with Washington University (Mo.), the Blugolds fell 4-2 in the first game of the day and against 19th-ranked host Illinois Wesleyan, they fell 6-0 in the second game of the day.
April 12, 2014
Softball Takes Down Two Ranked Teams at IWU Tournament
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (Blugolds.com) – Competing on the first day of the Illinois Wesleyan Tournament, the UW-Eau Claire softball team hit eight home runs and picked up two wins against nationally-ranked teams today. Against 25th-ranked Washington University (Mo.), the Blugolds won 8-0 in six innings while taking down 21st-ranked Anderson University (Ind.) 10-1 in five innings.
April 9, 2014
Softball Can't Avoid Sweep by Rival Stout
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — It’s been a long time since the UW-Eau Claire softball team has played a game at Gelein Field, their actual home field. Last season weather forced all of the home games to be played at Bollinger Field, and this spring, the weather has been rather unkind again, forcing the Blugolds back to Bollinger Field for their doubleheader matchup with UW-Stout. The Blugolds fell in a shootout in game one, 8-6, and in game two, it was the Blue Devils that were victorious again, this time in extra innings, with an 8-4 win.
April 8, 2014
Deanna Gilane Named WIAC Position Player of the Week
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire softball player Deanna Gilane (Jr.-South Milwaukee, Wis.) 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 6, 2014
Softball Sweeps Platteville to Pick up First Conference Wins
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — The UW-Eau Claire softball team opened conference play yesterday, but it was not the start they were looking for. UW-La Crosse handed the Blugolds a 5-4 loss and a 5-3 loss in the doubleheader. Sunday, the Blugolds had a chance to get back on track in WIAC play with a doubleheader against UW-Platteville. UW-Eau Claire took care of business with a 13-7 win in game one and a 13-3 win in game two to pick up the sweep.
April 5, 2014
Softball Drops Conference Opening Doubleheader at UW-La Crosse
LA CROSSE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Playing two close games at UW-La Crosse to open the 2014 conference schedule, the UW-Eau Claire softball team came up short in both at North Campus Field today. The Blugolds fell 5-3 in the first game and 5-4 in the second.
March 31, 2014
Softball Falls to 12th-Ranked Central in Doubleheader
PELLA, Iowa (Blugolds.com) — The UW-Eau Claire softball team squared off with Central College (Iowa), the 12th ranked team in the latest NFCA poll, for a doubleheader Monday afternoon. It was a tail of two games as the first one was a dramatic extra inning game, while the second game lacked any drama and ended early due to the eight-run rule. Despite the drastic differences in the games, there was one constant and that was Central coming out on top with a 9-8 win in eight innings in game one and an 8-0 victory in game two.
March 30, 2014
Fischer Helps Propel Softball to Doubleheader Sweep in Iowa
OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Blugolds.com) — After picking up a doubleheader split against Simpson College (Iowa) on Saturday, the UW-Eau Claire softball team was back in action Sunday afternoon for another twin bill. The Blugolds earned a sweep on Sunday with a 7-4 win over St. Scholastica (Minn.) and a 2-1 win over Dubuque (Iowa).
March 29, 2014
Softball Picks up Split with Simpson College in Iowa
INDIANOLA, Iowa (Blugolds.com) — The UW-Eau Claire softball team returned to action for the first time Saturday since their spring break trip in Tucson, Ariz. With snow still on the ground in Wisconsin, the Blugolds traveled to Iowa to take on Simpson College for a doubleheader. Simpson won the first game of the day 5-1, but the Blugolds earned the split with a 6-3 win in the second game.
March 25, 2014
Taylor Pierce Named WIAC Athlete of the Week
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire softball player Taylor Pierce (Jr.-Ashwaubenon, WIs.) has been named a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athlete of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.
March 21, 2014
Softball Splits on Final Day in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire softball team went 1-1 today, wrapping up its Spring Break trip at the Tucson Invitational Games with a 7-3 record. The Blugolds opened the day with a 5-2 loss to Chapman University (Calif.) and then bounced back to beat Whittier College (Calif.) 9-0 in five innings.
March 20, 2014
Softball Picks up Extra Inning Win Over Gustavus Adolphus, Falls to La Verne
TUCSON, Ariz. (Blugolds.com) — After dropping their first game of the spring break trip in Arizona on Tuesday in extra innings, the UW-Eau Claire softball team had the day off on Wednesday. They fell to the University of La Verne in the first game 8-4, but they rallied in the second game to defeat Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) in extra innings, 6-5.
March 18, 2014
Softball Splits on Third Day in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire softball team split on its third day on Spring Break at the Tucson Invitational Games, falling to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.) 7-4 in eight innings but bouncing back to beat Grinnell College (Iowa) 12-1 in five innings.
March 17, 2014
Softball on Spring Break - Blugolds Pick up Two More Wins in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (Blugolds.com) — With the snow returning in Wisconsin, the UW-Eau Claire softball team was enjoying a sunny day in Arizona on their second day of their spring break trip. Coming off two wins in their first action on Sunday, they picked up two more wins with an 11-2 win in five innings over Crown College (Minn.) and a 3-0 victory over Denison University (Ohio).
March 16, 2014
Softball Wins Two on First Day of Spring Break in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (Blugolds.com) – Taking on two opponents on the first day of its Spring Break trip at the Tucson Invitational Games, the UW-Eau Claire softball team won both games today, starting with an 18-10 win in six innings against Augsburg College (Minn.) and following with a 7-0 victory over Marian University.
March 14, 2014
WIAC Preview: UW-Eau Claire Picked To Win Softball Crown
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - Two-time defending champion University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is projected to claim the 2014 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) softball championship in a preseason poll conducted by the league's head coaches and sports information directors.
March 2, 2014
Two Extra Inning Games Lead to Split for Softball
ROCHESTER, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire softball team came from behind in both games at the Rochester Dome Tournament today, winning the first one while falling in the second. The Blugolds opened the day with a 7-6 win over St. Norbert College in eight innings and ended the day with an 8-7 loss to Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) in nine innings.
March 1, 2014
Softball Opens Season with Two Wins at Rochester Dome Tournament
ROCHESTER, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire softball team kicked off the new season with two wins at the Rochester Dome Tournament today. The Blugolds opened the day with a 10-6 victory over the College of St. Scholastica (Minn.) and followed with a 14-1 win in five innings over Loras College (Iowa) to close the day.
February 27, 2014
Blugold Softball Set to Open 2014 Saturday in Minnesota
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - Coming off its 2013 WIAC Championship season, the UW-Eau Claire softball team will open the 2014 season Saturday, March 1 against the College of St. Scholastica (Minn.) at the Rochester Dome Tournament in Rochester, Minn. The Blugolds will play four games during the opening weekend.
October 5, 2013
Blugold Softball to Host Fall Games - October 6
A full Sunday is planned for UW-Eau Claire softball as the team hosts eight teams at the Bollinger Fields for 13 games. Action will get underway at 9 a.m.