The Badger softball team (5-1 Big Ten, 24-7 overall) began conference play this past week, taking on Big Ten opponents Illinois (1-5, 11-7) and Iowa (1-5, 20-13) in two separate away tournaments. Wisconsin was scheduled to play two same-day games at home against Northwestern (16-13, 2-3) March 27, but both were postponed due to poor weather conditions.
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The Wisconsin softball team (22-3 overall) will begin Big Ten play Friday as it travels to Champaign, Ill., to play three games in three days against conference foe Illinois. The Fighting Illini (10-12) carry a four-game wining streak into the weekend and look to knock off a Badger squad that is off to its best start in school history.
The Wisconsin softball team (22-3 overall) ended the non-conference schedule with a bang this weekend at the Louisville Classic. The Badgers won all four games they played, against North Carolina (18-8), Ball State (12-10) and Eastern Michigan (8-12) twice, after the final game against hometown Louisville was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
The Wisconsin softball team (18-3 overall) stuck to their winning ways this weekend as they swept the competition at the Saluki Invitational in Carbondale, Ill. The Badgers relied on strong pitching performances and clutch hitting as they recorded wins over Belmont, Southern Illinois, Illinois-Chicago, and Eastern Kentucky on Saturday and Sunday.
The Wisconsin softball team (14-3 overall) will return to the Midwest for the first time this season when the Badgers take on Belmont (6-7), Eastern Kentucky (9-5), Illinois-Chicago (3-12) and the host team, Southern Illinois (9-8), at the SalSaluki Invitational in Carbondale, Ill., this weekend.
The Badgers (14-3 overall) took home four wins in their six-game run this weekend at the Easton Invitational in Fullerton, Calif. Wisconsin took on Cal State Fullerton, No. 18 Stanford, No. 8 California, CSU Bakersfield and Cal Poly, playing Cal State Fullerton twice. UW picked up four wins over the weekend but lost games to Cal State Fullerton and California.
Senior first baseman Shannel Blackshear has drawn a team-high 7 walks through Wisconsin’s first 11 games this season.
After sweeping the competition last weekend in Orlando and getting off to the best start in school history, the Wisconsin softball team (10-1 overall) will travel to the Golden State looking to continue its success against some top-caliber competition. The Badgers open up Thursday with a game versus Cal State Fullerton before playing in the Easton Invitational over the weekend.
The Wisconsin softball team (4-1 overall) heads to Orlando this weekend to take part in the 2013 Citrus Classic, facing off against Georgia Southern (6-3) and Boston University.
The Wisconsin softball team travels to Charlotte, N.C., Friday, where it will participate in the First Pitch Classic to open up its season. The University of North Carolina-Charlotte will host the weekend’s festivities at D.L. Phillips Softball Complex.
Playing in its first exhibition game of the fall season, the Wisconsin softball team (2-0 overall) defeated visiting Kirkland Community College in a double header Sunday at Goodman Softball Complex, 4-0 and 11-2.
The Wisconsin softball team kicks off the fall season this Sunday in a double-header against Kirkwood Community College at the Goodman Diamond at 1 p.m and 3 p.m, respectively.
Melvin Gordon: Redshirt freshman running back
This weekend’s series with Nebraska is crucial for the NCAA Tournament hopes of Mary Massei and the Badgers.
Important wouldn’t really give credit to the magnitude of the situation. Epic wouldn’t really be a fair assessment either. Neither would crucial, which downplays the timeliness of the upcoming weekend.
Junior infielder/outfielder Whitney Massey’s improved play is a big reason why Wisconsin is in contention for an NCAA berth.
In its final conference series of the season, the Wisconsin softball team (12-8 Big Ten, 33-17 overall) will travel to Lincoln, Neb., for a three-game series against Nebraska, with the winner having the opportunity to seize sole possession of second place in the Big Ten conference standings.
Stephanie Peace's two-run home run in game two of the Badgers' doubleheader with Michigan gave Wisconsin its only lead of the series.
In its final home games of the season Saturday, the Wisconsin softball team (12-8 Big Ten, 33-17 overall) came up short in a pair of contests with No. 23 Michigan (15-5, 36-15), losing 5-1 and 7-5.
With apologies to Grantland Rice: