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Softball: Houda throws no-hitter in five

Softball: Houda throws no-hitter in five

April 30, 2014

  April 30, 2014 By Daniel Schoettler   The Warhawks softball team strengthened its case for postseason play by winning all four of its games this past week. The last game of the weekend was special for Bekka Houda, who threw the first no-hitter by a Warhawks pitcher since Katie...

Softball: Depth, experience key for 2014 season

Softball: Depth, experience key for 2014 season

April 2, 2014

    April 2, 2014 By Daniel Schoettler Last season, the Warhawks softball team finished with a 32-win season and a second-place finish in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Head coach Brenda Volk’s squad looks to build on a successful 2013 campaign in which...

Softball: ‘Hawks win WIAC tournament

UW-Whitewater softball team

May 7, 2013

  By Shawn Poole Pitching is always a key to success when it comes to softball. Tossing two four-hitters back-to-back is what Katie Boyle and Bekka Houda accomplished in Eau Claire at the WIAC Conference Tournament to clinch the automatic NCAA Tournament bid. The No. 14-ranked ’Hawks will host a NCAA III Regional this Thursday through Saturday. In ...

Softball: Krisch rides power surge

Junior first baseman Morgan Krisch

April 30, 2013

  By Zach Hicks Warhawks first baseman Morgan Krisch has always been a good hitter. In 23 at-bats as a freshman, Krisch hit .391 with a .500 on base percentage. Not too shabby for your first year of NCAA softball. It wasn’t until last season, her sophomore year, that Krisch became a regular...

Softball: ‘Hawks advance to 17-1 overall

April 10, 2013

  By Daniel Schoettler Early offense and clutch hitting helped the Warhawks Softball team keep its great start to the season going.  The Warhawks swept doubleheaders against Carroll University and St. Norbert College and they split a doubleheader against the University of Chicago. “It’s...

Softball team finishes second in WIAC

May 2, 2012

The softball team ended a busy conference week on a sour note, losing both games of a double-header against UW-Eau Claire on Sunday to finish second in the WIAC. The ’Hawks will take the field at noon on Friday in Eau Claire to start the WIAC Tournament. Both games against the Blugolds saw the...

Pitching trio leading the way

April 25, 2012

No player can be fully replaced. Those who come after are bound to play with their own style. The Warhawks could not replace All-American pitcher Jessica Stang with just one pitcher, but instead, rebuilt their rotation with three new pitchers: Katie Boyle, Amy Christopher and Bekka Houda. “We had...

Softball team stumbles

April 11, 2012

The Warhawks carried over their momentum from Florida sweeping UW-Stevens Point Thursday, but lost it when they fell to Illinois Wesleyan University twice in a doubleheader Friday. The ’Hawks are now 15-3 on the season and will play in a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. today against UW-Oshkosh at...

Softball team off to hot start, go 11-1 in Florida

April 4, 2012

The softball team may have spent spring break in Florida, but they took care of business on the field during their trip, winning 11 of their 12 games to start the year. Its 11-1 record marks the team’s best start under head coach Brenda Volk’s tenure here at UW-Whitewater, which dates back to 1999. “This...

Softball team already hot early on

March 30, 2011

The softball team gave a preview of things to come this season as they dominated in Florida over spring break, leaving with a 10-2 record. Led by senior pitcher Jessica Stang, the Warhawks obliterated their opponents, giving up a mere 25 runs in 12 games. “As a team, we felt that doing well in Flo...

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