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Softball: Depth, experience key for 2014 season

Softball: Depth, experience key for 2014 season

April 1, 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

Softball: ‘Hawks win WIAC tournament

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

Softball: Krisch rides power surge

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...

UW-W softball team finishes second in WIAC Tournament

May 9, 2012

The softball team had a chance to win the WIAC Tournament on Sunday and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, but fell short. Because it is a double-elimination tournament, the Warhawks needed one win over UW-River Falls but fell short twice. With the win in the first game of the tourna...

Softball team finishes second in WIAC

May 1, 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 bounces back during busy week

April 18, 2012

The softball team capped off a very busy week with a three-game winning streak. It finished 6-2 in four double-headers played in five days. Coach Brenda Volk said her team went through some highs and lows, but she was satisfied with the overall performance. “It was a long week, but I was happy with...

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 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...

UW-W baseball alumnus opens training facility

February 8, 2012

In today’s society, it’s not uncommon to see professional athletes who give back to the community. For UW-Whitewater alumni Greg Reinhard, that’s exactly what he did. Reinhard, who was a part of the 2005 National Champion UW-Whitewater baseball team, had a successful college career. He was...

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