2016-17 Softball News

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    March 22, 2017
    Combined no-hitter highlights UWEC Softball’s final day of spring trip CLERMONT, Fla. (blugolds.com) - The final day of competition from the PFX Games and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team’s spring break trip took place on Wednesday afternoon. The No. 8-ranked Blugolds faced Thomas College out of Waterville, Maine as well as The College of Wooster from Ohio to conclude their time in sunny Florida.
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    March 21, 2017
    Softball sweeps the day, defeating Chicago and Carthage CLERMONT, Fla. (blugolds.com) - Day two of the PFX Games for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team saw the Blugolds face two opponents from the midwest in a morning slate in Florida. They opened up with a hard-fought victory over the University of Chicago, and followed it with a 7-1 win over Carthage College.
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    March 20, 2017
    Blugolds fall late to Hope College, bounce back with win over Bowdoin College CLERMONT, Fla. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team shifted northwest from Kissimmee for the latter half of their 2017 Spring Break trip, partaking in the PFX Games over the course of the remaining three days of said trip. On Monday’s slate, the Blugolds took on Hope College and Bowdoin College.
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    March 18, 2017
    Softball doubles up on mercy rule wins to close out Rebel Spring Games KISSIMMEE, Fla. (blugolds.com) - Only ten full innings were needed for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team on Saturday, as they outscored their two opponents, Farmingdale State and Washington & Jefferson, by a combined score of 22-0, imposing the mercy rule in both games.
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    March 17, 2017
    Two More Spring Break Victories for Blugolds Softball KISSIMMEE, Fla. (blugolds.com) - On Friday, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team secured another pair of victories on the first half of their 2017 Spring Break trip in Florida. The Blugolds topped Illinois Wesleyan, a team receiving votes in the most recent NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) Poll, as well as Marietta College.
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    March 16, 2017
    Blugolds Softball Opens Spring Break Trip with Two Wins KISSIMMEE, Fla. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team began their 2017 Spring Break trip on Thursday with a pair of wins at the Rebel Games. They needed extras in their opener against Franklin & Marshall but were victorious over the Diplomats 1-0 in eight innings. Then, in the nightcap, the Blugolds defeated fellow Wisconsin opponent in Carroll University, topping the Pioneers 8-4.
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    March 10, 2017
    Wolff named to Schutt Sports/NFCA Top 50 List LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Blugolds.com) — The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced the fifty players chosen for the 2017 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year watch list, with Blugold Leah Wolff (Sr. Middleton, WI) earning a spot on the prestigious list.
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    March 07, 2017
    Wolff and Blasczyk WIAC Athletes of the Week MADISON,WIS.(Blugolds.com)-UW-Eau Claire softball players Leah Wolff and Lauren Blasczyk were both recognized as the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athletes of the Week, as announced by WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek earlier today.
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    March 04, 2017
    Blugolds Softball Splits with MIAC Opponents to Round out Rochester Dome Tournament ROCHESTER, Minn. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team picked up win number three on the season on Saturday afternoon, but in their second game of the day, they suffered their first defeat.
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    March 03, 2017
    Softball Starts Strong, Picks up Two Wins in Season Opening Tournament ROCHESTER, Minn. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team kicked off their 2017 season with wins over Gustavus Adolphus and Washington University in St. Louis. The pair of wins on Friday afternoon were an excellent way for the No. 14-ranked Blugolds to begin the Rochester Dome Tournament and season as a whole.
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    March 01, 2017
    Season Preview: Blugolds Softball Ready to 'Make It Count' in 2017 EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - This group wants to Make It Count. That’s the theme of the upcoming season for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team, as mentioned by Head Coach Leslie Huntington. The program’s winningest coach hit the 400-win mark last year en route to being named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Coach of the Year for her fifth time. Returning for her sixteenth season leading UW-Eau Claire, Huntington is excited for the year ahead.