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Tuesday, April 23, 2024


Kaitlyn Menz has been a standout all season for UW.

Wisconsin clips Rutgers in Big Ten home opener

Weather was the main factor for the weekend series between the Wisconsin Badgers softball team (1-0 Big Ten, 14-11 overall) and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (0-1, 15-15) as temperatures hovered below 29 degrees on Friday, Saturday delaying the series first game until Sunday, when the weather took a fortuitous turn and peaked above the coveted 29-degree mark.

Brooke Wyderski, a former Loyola-Chicago softball player, is now helping to carry UW in her senior season. 

Against tough competition in Arizona, Wisconsin shows flashes of elite play

The Wisconsin Badgers’ (13-11) trip to Tuscon, Az. for the Wildcat Invitational was a microcosm of their season so far: flashes of elite play mixed in with stretches of costly mistakes as Wisconsin took on tough competition in Tuscon, leaving the tournament with two wins and three losses. Game one came against undefeated No. 24 USC Upstate (18-0). Wisconsin handed the Spartans their first loss of the year behind stellar pitching from sophomore Kaitlyn Menz.

Jordan Little and the Badgers couldn't slow down a high-powered Wolverine offense Saturday.

Wolverines overpower Wisconsin Badgers in five innings

After a thrilling finish Friday night that saw the Badgers walk off in extra innings, Wisconsin (7-9 Big Ten, 28-11 overall) struggled to keep up with No. 19 Michigan (13-3, 33-10-1) in game two of the weekend series, dropping the contest 10-2 in five innings. Wisconsin came out of the gate hot and put pressure on the Wolverines early.


Wisconsin Badgers win second conference series in a row

Wisconsin (6-6 Big Ten, 27-8 overall) continued its success away from home this season last weekend, taking two of three games from Purdue (6-8, 17-29) to reach .500 in the Big Ten.  The Badgers split the first two games before winning the rubber match Sunday, a template the team has followed in three of their four conference series this year.  Freshman Kaitlyn Menz led the way from the mound, allowing only four runs over 14 innings of work and extending her record to 18-5 on the season.


Wisconsin Badgers head to Purdue looking to get over .500 in Big Ten play

After an exciting finish to last weekend’s home series against Iowa, Wisconsin (4-5 Big Ten, 25-7 overall) will look to build on early Big Ten success and come away with a couple victories against Purdue (16-27, 5-6) in West Lafayette, Ind. The Badgers needed to win last weekend’s rubber match against Iowa to avoid dropping their first two Big Ten series of the year.

Sophomore first baseman Stephanie Lombardo provided the big blast in the 10th inning to give UW a crucial conference win. 

Wisconsin Badgers walk off in wild back-and-forth contest

To paraphrase Stefon from Saturday Night Live, this game had everything. The Wisconsin Badgers softball team (4-5 Big Ten, 25-7 overall) won an extra-inning thriller against the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-6, 9-23) by a score of 6-5 thanks to a walk-off RBI by junior shortstop Brooke Wyderski in the 10th inning.

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