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Warhawk utility player Brooke Mangler bats against UW-River Falls Apr. 9 2022.

Bright future for softball freshman

Mikey Rottier, Assistant Sports Editor May 1, 2022

Brooke Mangler made her debut with the UW-Whitewater softball team this season and has been exceeding expectations. The freshman is currently leading the team with 19 RBI, has the second best batting average...

UW-Whitewater pitcher Mallory Hollatz is seen here pitching against Carthage College at the Van Steenderen Complex Apr. 21 2022.

Softball homestand ends with walk off win

Mikey Rottier, Assistant Sports Editor April 24, 2022

The UW-Whitewater softball team played a pair of double headers at home this week and won three games with just one loss. The Warhawks started off the week strong by taking two games against UW-Stevens...

Sophomore utility Sophia Kinjerski takes a swing to try and earn a hit against the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh at the Van Steenderen Complex Apr. 15, 2022.

Softball falls short against Oshkosh rival

Parker Olsen, Sports Editor April 17, 2022

The UW-Whitewater softball team (10-12, 3-5 WIAC) hosted the No. 15 UW-Oshkosh Titans (20-4, 6-0 WIAC) at the Van Steenderen Complex in Whitewater on April 15. The Warhawks lost both games. Game one...

Warhawk shortstop Meghan Dunning bats against UW-River Falls Apr. 9 2022.

Softball finishes first week of conference play

Mikey Rottier, Assistant Sports Editor April 10, 2022

The UW-Whitewater softball team kicked off their conference slate with six games against WIAC opponents this week. Whitewater won three and lost three to keep their season record even at 10-10.  They...

Members of the UW-Whitewater softball team huddle at the pitchers mound before the start of an inning, during the Warhawks game against the University of Chicago Mar. 27, 2021.

Successful spring break trips for Warhawk Athletics

Parker Olsen, Sports Editor March 27, 2022

Over spring break many Warhawk teams kept busy and took trips south to compete against various teams from around the country. Warhawk baseball and softball spent time in Florida while both the men’s...

Members of the UW-Whitewater softball team huddle at the pitchers mound before the start of an inning, during the Warhawks game against the University of Chicago Mar. 27, 2021.

Warhawk softball remembers ‘why’

Mikey Rottier, Assistant Sports Editor February 20, 2022
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Vera Pflugradt (10) is a senior outfielder on the UW-Whitewater women’s softball team.

Standout senior cherishes time on the softball field

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor April 11, 2021

Senior outfielder Vera Pflugradt is taking in her last moments wearing the purple uniform as a Warhawk. Pflugradt has been playing for Whitewater ever since her freshman year and has enjoyed every moment...

Freshman shortstop and outfielder Meghan Dunning (Center) throws the softball towards first base while University of Chicago sophomore Lola Fisher (16) attempts to slide into second base. The Warhawks played The University of Chicago in a doubleheader Saturday March 27.

Softball brings home a week of wins

Nichole Learman, Journalist March 28, 2021

This week was a successful one for the UW-Whitewater softball team (10-4 overall) as they hit their stride bringing home wins in all games. “I think we have really been getting into a groove and I’m...

UW-Whitewater outfielder Caitlin Catino goes skyward to make a spectacular catch before the ball can go over the outfield fence during a regional championship game on Monday, May 14, 2018 against Coe (Iowa). The Warhawks won the game 3-2 to advance to the Super Regional.

Softball team finally sees the field

Jake Bessette, Journalist March 7, 2021

The UW-Whitewater softball team stepped out onto the field this past Thursday, Mar. 4 to play a scheduled game for the first time since 2019. They participated in the MMU Collegiate Slugger Series in Peoria,...

UWW Softball Pitcher Matthias Bella

Softball pitcher hopeful for season

Ben Yang, Journalist November 15, 2020

Senior pitcher of the UW-Whitewater Softball team Bella Matthias has had a very accomplishing career during her time playing for the team, earning multiple awards and recognitions while on the field. When...

Softball continues wave of momentum

Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor April 29, 2019

The UW-Whitewater softball team is continuing to close the regular season with serious momentum, by winning five of its six games throughout the week. The Warhawks played three doubleheaders in a row...

Softball sweeps Lake Forest

Ethan Maurice, Staff Reporter April 22, 2019

As the signs of spring become more vibrant and the threat of snow fades away, the UW-Whitewater softball team is getting to the business end of their season. Every game is important now due to the postseason...

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