Blugold Softball Earns NFCA Academic HonorsLOUISVILLE, Ky. (Blugolds.com) – Eleven UW-Eau Claire softball players, along with the team, have earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) academic recognition for the 2013-14 season, NFCA officials recently announced.
Amanda Fischer Named NFCA All-AmericanLOUISVILLE, Ky. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire softball player Amanda Fischer (Jr.-Wausau, Wis./West) has been named a 2014 NFCA Division III Third Team All-American, the organization recently announced.
Five Blugold Softball Players Recognized by WIACMADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Five UW-Eau Claire softball players have been honored by the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) with the announcement of the All-WIAC team today.
Softball Falls Twice on Day Two of WIAC ChampionshipMENOMONIE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire softball team dropped two games on day two of the 2014 WIAC Championship to end its tournament run. The Blugolds fell 9-1 to UW-Whitewater in game one and then lost to UW-La Crosse 3-2.
Laura Raflik Named to Academic All-District Softball TeamEAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire softball player Laura Raflik (Jr.-Plover, Wis./Pacelli) has been selected to the 2014 Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-District Six Softball First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Blugold Softball Set for WIAC Championship, May 2-4EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire softball team is set to compete at the 2014 WIAC Championship at UW-Stout, May 2-4. The championship winner will be declared both the conference champion and the NCAA automatic qualifier.
Blugold Softball vs. UW-Whitewater CancelledEAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Due to rain Sunday and expected poor weather for the next few days, the UW-Eau Claire softball team's regular season finale against UW-Whitewater has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
Softball Splits Doubleheader with TitansEAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — As the end of the softball season approaches, every game holds more importance as the teams gear up for the WIAC tournament. With home field advantage and higher seeds still up for grabs, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Oshkosh squared off for a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Gelein Field in Carson Park. With the two teams matched up so closely in the conference, it was no surprise that they split the doubleheader, with the Titans taking game one, 7-5 and the Blugolds taking game two, 6-1.
Pierce, Blasczyk Help Lead Softball to Sweep of YellowjacketsEAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — The UW-Eau Claire softball team may have technically been the visitors on the scoreboard, but with poor field conditions in Superior, the Blugolds picked up two more home games, and they took advantage as they completed the doubleheader sweep over UW-Superior. UW-Eau Claire defeated the Yellowjackets 2-0 in the first game and 15-2 in five innings in the second game on a cloudy afternoon at Gelein Field in Carson Park.
Laura Raflik Named WIAC Softball Pitcher of the WeekMADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire softball pitcher Laura Raflik (Jr.-Plover, Wis./Pacelli) has been named this week's Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Pitcher of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.
Softball Survives Wild Second Game with Falcons to Pick up SweepRIVER FALLS, Wis. (Blugolds.com) — Coming off a doubleheader sweep of UW-Stevens Point, the UW-Eau Claire softball team is hitting the home stretch of their schedule. Today they traveled to River Falls for a WIAC doubleheader with the Falcons. The Blugolds came out strong and picked up another sweep with a 6-1 win in game one, and a wild, back-and-forth 11-6 win in game two.
Softball Wins Two over Pointers at Gelein FieldEAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Playing for the first time on its home field, Gelein Field, in 712 days, the UW-Eau Claire softball team picked up two conference wins over UW-Stevens Point today. The Blugolds opened the doubleheader with a 7-2 win and closed the day with an 8-0 victory in six innings.
Softball Drops Two in Final Day at Illinois Wesleyan TournamentBLOOMINGTON, 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.
Softball Takes Down Two Ranked Teams at IWU TournamentBLOOMINGTON, 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.
Softball Can't Avoid Sweep by Rival StoutEAU 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.
Deanna Gilane Named WIAC Position Player of the WeekMADISON, 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.
Softball Sweeps Platteville to Pick up First Conference WinsPLATTEVILLE, 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.
Softball Drops Conference Opening Doubleheader at UW-La CrosseLA 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.
Softball Falls to 12th-Ranked Central in DoubleheaderPELLA, 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.
Fischer Helps Propel Softball to Doubleheader Sweep in IowaOSKALOOSA, 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).
Softball Picks up Split with Simpson College in IowaINDIANOLA, 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.
Taylor Pierce Named WIAC Athlete of the WeekMADISON, 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.
Softball Splits on Final Day in TucsonTUCSON, 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.
Softball Picks up Extra Inning Win Over Gustavus Adolphus, Falls to La VerneTUCSON, 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.
Softball Splits on Third Day in TucsonTUCSON, 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.
Softball on Spring Break - Blugolds Pick up Two More Wins in TucsonTUCSON, 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).
Softball Wins Two on First Day of Spring Break in TucsonTUCSON, 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.
WIAC Preview: UW-Eau Claire Picked To Win Softball CrownMADISON, 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.
Two Extra Inning Games Lead to Split for SoftballROCHESTER, 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.
Softball Opens Season with Two Wins at Rochester Dome TournamentROCHESTER, 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.
Blugold Softball Set to Open 2014 Saturday in MinnesotaEAU 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.