Strong pitching performances were the story yet again Wednesday afternoon at Goodman Diamond, as sophomore Cassandra Darrah and junior Meghan McIntosh helped extend the Wisconsin softball team’s (12-6 Big Ten, 33-15 overall) home winning streak to 13 games.
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Junior pitcher Meghan McIntosh threw a complete-game shutout against Bradley Tuesday. It was a great response to her previous start, where she was pulled in the first inning.
The Bradley softball team (9-14 Missouri Valley, 19-28 overall) stood no chance against junior pitcher Meghan McIntosh Tuesday night at Goodman Diamond in Madison. McIntosh’s performance propelled the Badgers (12-6 Big Ten, 31-15 overall) to a 2-0 win.
Fresh off starting a six-game home stand with a win against Bradley, the Wisconsin softball team (12-6 Big Ten, 31-15 overall) squares off against in-state rival Green Bay (10-11 Horizon League, 21-23 overall) for a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon. Wisconsin leads the all-time series 24-9-1, including 15-6-1 at Goodman Diamond.
Outfielder Mary Massei is batting .349 with four home runs and 29 RBIs in 44 games for the Badgers this season.
After a tough series in West Lafayette, Ind., against Purdue last weekend, the Wisconsin softball team (12-6 Big Ten, 30-15 overall) heads home to regroup and lick their wounds.
Sophomore pitcher Amanda Najdek (right) was also needed for early relief in game one Saturday.
Despite earning its school-record 12th Big Ten win of the season, the Wisconsin Badgers softball team (12-6 Big Ten, 30-15 overall) fell to the second-place Purdue Boilermakers (12-5 Big Ten, 30-17 overall) in a crucial series that carried a lot of weight in the Big Ten standings this past weekend.
Freshman center fielder Maria Van Abel was key Wednesday, going 3-for-3 with two runs in Wisconsin’s 9-7 victory.
The University of Wisconsin softball team (11-4 Big Ten, 29-13 overall) is on pace to have their best season in school history.
Meghan McIntosh pitched 7.1 innings with nine strikeouts in the doubleheader, earning the win in the nightcap.
The Wisconsin softball team (11-4 Big Ten, 29-13 overall) snuck away from Goodman Diamond Wednesday with a sweep over Indiana State (5-14 Missouri Valley, 18-29 overall).
The Wisconsin bats will be challenged Wednesday by Sycamore senior pitcher Lindsey Beisser and her 1.85 ERA.
Do not expect the Wisconsin softball team (11-4 Big Ten, 27-13 overall) to take the pedal off the metal now that they are in the final stretch of the season and have a quick break from the Big Ten schedule. The Badgers hope to keep their four-game winning streak alive when they host the Indiana State Sycamores (13-7 Missouri Valley, 18-26 overall) Wednesday afternoon at Goodman Diamond.
Wisconsin finished the Judi Garman Classic with a respectable 2-2 record.
As the wins are beginning to pile up and the Wisconsin softball team is emerging as a contender for the Big Ten title, it is impossible to overlook head coach Yvette Healy, who has been the key to the team’s success.
Mary Massei went 4-for-8 with four RBI against Penn State, including a walk-off hit in Wisconsin’s 8-0 win Saturday.
Just after having its school-record nine-game win streak snapped by Illinois last Sunday, the Wisconsin softball team (11-4 Big Ten, 27-13 overall) has already started another notable streak after sweeping Penn State to push its winning streak to four.
The Badgers will need another solid weekend from sophomore pitcher Cassandra Darrah to stop the surging Nittany Lions. Darrah took the loss in both of last year’s starts against Penn State.
Producing runs has not been a problem this year for the Wisconsin softball team (8-4 Big Ten, 24-13). Last weekend, in a 10-7 shootout win over the Fighting Illini of Illinois, the Badgers were able to generate offense on the back of a school-record six homeruns.