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Freshman throws second no-hitter

Freshman pitcher Bella Matthias winds up for a pitch in a game earlier this year. Matthias threw her second no-hitter of the season in the 8-0 vs. the UW-Stout Blue Devils on April 29. Photo by Sierra High

Josh Sinclair, Senior Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

The UW-Whitewater softball team won the program’s 11th WIAC regular season championship and the third in the last four years. The nation’s No. 13 ranked team took all four games to finish the conference season perfect, becoming the first team to do so since 2010. The Warhawks went on the road...

‘Hawks win five out of six on the road

Senior first baseman Amy Ricci connects for a hit in a game earlier this season. Ricci hit an RBI single in the second game vs. Carroll University on April 20. Photo by Hannah Jewell

Tyler Job, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

The No. 13 UW-Whitewater softball team had another solid week by winning five of its six games against Illinois Wesleyan University, Carroll University, and UW-Oshkosh. The Warhawks split its doubleheader against Illinois Wesleyan with a 12-2 pounding, but fell the second game 14-9 April 19. In the...

Fear the freshman pitching phenom

Freshman softball pitcher Bella Matthias is all smiles in the Warhawk dugout and on the mound after being near the WIAC lead in every pitching category. Photo by Sierra High

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2017

Adjusting to the next level is one of the toughest things to do in sports. Countless athletes have been chewed up and swallowed because they weren’t able to perform. It’s tough enough to be able to perform at the next level for any team. It’s even tougher to make an immediate impact. It’s very...

Softball squad sweeps the week of competition

Tyler Job, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

The No. 15 UW-Whitewater softball team carried its momentum from the week before, going 4-0 on the week with sweeps against UW-Platteville April 12 and UW-Stevens Point April 14. The Warhawks clobbered UW-Platteville at home by a combined score of 13-0 in two games, my margins of five and eight, respectively. In...

Softball begins season 3-1 at home

Freshman pitcher Bella Matthias pitched a complete game shutout victory against UW-La Crosse on April 1. Matthias owns a 5-3 record with 50 strikeouts in 52.2 innings for a 1.99 ERA. Photo by Sierra High

Ben Lokken, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

The UW-Whitewater softball team emerged with a 3-1 record on the weekend after a pair of home doubleheaders.  The team started conference play with two games on April 1 against 22nd ranked UW-La Crosse.  The Warhawks won both games in close, hard fought fashion to start out 2-0 in the WIAC and at home, moving t...

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