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Softball team motivated by last season

March 21, 2012

The UW-Whitewater softball team will begin its season this week in Florida, where the team will play 12 games in six days. The ’Hawks’ junior catcher Emily Epifanio said the team’s spring break trip to Clermont, Fla., is really more of a business trip than a vacation. The team has double headers...

Outright title out of reach for ’Hawks

May 4, 2011

In a must-win situation, the softball team came up short against the UW-River Falls Falcons last weekend, dropping both games of a double header, 8-7 and 5-4. The losses allow the Warhawks (26-8, 11-5) to only garner a tie for first place in the WIAC at best, despite coming back with a two-game s...

Epifanio striking fear into hearts of opponents

April 27, 2011

When Emily Epifanio steps onto the softball field, she can’t stop smiling. She plays the game with a young girl’s enthusiasm that belies the seriousness of her game. “Actually one of the girls, Haley Kruger, told me that I need to be more intense  and stop smiling because I’m supposed to be...

’Hawks bringing the brooms out

April 20, 2011

When the Warhawks won a WIAC title in 2009, one of the strengths of the team was its ability to sweep doubleheaders. The ’Hawks swept 10 of the  11 doubleheaders they played against conference and non-conference foes that season. In 2011, taking both games of a doubleheader has been a problem for the ’Hawks. The team had split four of its s...

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