2016-17 Softball News

  • Schaller and Blasczyk named to All-Region Team
    May 16, 2017
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (blugolds.com) - On Tuesday, two players from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team were recognized for their accomplishments this past season by being named to the 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-Region softball team.
  • Athletic Dept. Hosts 4th Annual Athletics Banquet
    May 11, 2017
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Intercollegiate Athletics held the fourth annual athletics banquet on Tuesday night, presented by Northwestern Mutual and Sudexo.
  • Six Blugolds receive All-WIAC softball recognition
    May 09, 2017
    MADISON, Wis. (blugolds.com) - On Tuesday, the 2017 All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Softball Team was announced, and six Blugolds received recognition for their efforts this season.
  • Blasczyk earns WIAC Scholar-Athlete Award
    May 09, 2017
    MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Lauren Blasczyk has been selected the recipient of the 2017 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Judy Kruckman Softball Scholar-Athlete Award. The award is sponsored by Badgerland Financial.
  • Early exit for Eau Claire softball in WIAC Tournament
    May 06, 2017
    WHITEWATER, Wis. (blugolds.com) - After a very successful regular season that saw the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team get ranked in the top-ten in the nation at one point, the team’s hopes for a bid in the NCAA tournament took a step in the wrong direction on Friday. While it is not out of the question that the Blugolds could still receive an at-large bid, the losses to UW-Stout and UW-Oshkosh quickly eliminated them from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) tournament and may make it tricky to get that bid.
  • Schaller and Women's 4X400 Relay Named WIAC Athletes of the Week
    May 02, 2017
    MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - UW-Eau Claire women's softball player Evie Schaller and women's out-door 4X400 meter relay team was named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athletes of the Week, Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.
  • Tuesday's softball doubleheader cancelled
    May 01, 2017
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Tuesday’s regular season finale for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team has been cancelled.
  • Blugolds dominate Pioneers
    April 29, 2017
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball swept UW-Platteville 7-0 and 10-0 Saturday, ending conference play with two wins on Alumni Day.
  • Heffel breaks season stolen base record in sweep of Blue Devils
    April 28, 2017
    MENOMONIE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – It was a record day on Friday for Rachel Heffel (Sr.-Racine, WI/Case) as the senior tallied five stolen bases to break the school record for steals in a season to lead the Blugolds in a sweep over UW-Stout.
  • Thursday's softball doubleheader postponed
    April 25, 2017
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team will now host Saint Mary's (Minn.) on Tuesday, May 2.
  • Blugolds Softball makes it four straight with sweep of St. Scholastica
    April 23, 2017
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team picked up two more wins on a beautiful afternoon on Sunday. They topped St. Scholastica by two in both games, winning 2-0 and 7-5.
  • Softball sweeps Stevens Point, 9-2 and 11-1
    April 22, 2017
    STEVENS POINT, Wis. (blugolds.com) - After losing six straight conference games, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team righted the ship for the time being in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) play. On Saturday, the Blugolds got the best of UW-Stevens Point on the road, sweeping them in dominant fashion.
  • Eagles take a pair of one-run wins over Blugolds softball
    April 21, 2017
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team’s woes in conference play for the 2017 season continued on Friday. The Blugolds dropped a pair of one-run games to UW-La Crosse, moving their record against Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) opponents to 2-6 on the season.
  • Tuesday's softball doubleheader postponed
    April 17, 2017
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team will now host UW-La Crosse on Friday, April 21.
  • Eau Claire softball gets pair of walk-off wins over St. Norbert
    April 13, 2017
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - After the past weekend’s four-game skid, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team received news that the doubleheader against St. Norbert slated for Saturday would be moved to Thursday evening with potential inclement weather ahead. The No. 17-ranked Blugolds earned a pair of walk-off victories of their own after falling victim to three losses of the variety last weekend.
  • Saturday's softball doubleheader moved to Thursday
    April 11, 2017
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team will now host St. Norbert College on Thursday, April 13.
  • Blugolds softball falls short twice against UW-Oshkosh
    April 09, 2017
    OSHKOSH, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The hits keep coming. Unfortunately, for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team, these hits are not the good kind. Following the two walk-off, one-run losses to UW-Whitewater on Saturday, the Blugolds fell short by a single run in consecutive games again on Sunday at the hands of UW-Oshkosh.
  • Warhawks top Blugolds softball with two walk-off wins
    April 08, 2017
    WHITEWATER, Wis. (blugolds.com) - Meeting each other for the first time since last year’s thrilling 13-inning Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and UW-Whitewater softball teams put together a pair of instant classics once again on Saturday afternoon.
  • Softball opens WIAC play with sweep of UW-River Falls
    April 05, 2017
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) portion of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team’s 2017 season officially began on Wednesday evening, and the Blugolds started conference play with two key wins. The two-time defending WIAC regular season champions defeated UW-River Falls in both games of their doubleheader, by scores of 7-4 and 4-3.
  • Peka Receives WIAC Athlete of the Week Honors
    April 04, 2017
    MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - UW-Eau Claire softball pitcher Sarah Peka (Chanhassen,Minn./Minnetonka) has been named a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athlete of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.
  • Blugolds split doubleheader with Central College
    April 02, 2017
    PELLA, Iowa (blugolds.com) – In a battle between two top-20 teams on Saturday, the No. 10-ranked University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team faced off against the No. 17-ranked Central College. The Blugolds were defeated on a two-run walk-off single in the first half of the doubleheader but bounced back to top the Dutch 4-2 in game two.
  • Friday's Softball doubleheader cancelled
    March 31, 2017
    INDIANOLA, Iowa – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball doubleheader with Simpson College on Friday, March 31 has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The games will not be re-scheduled.
  • Combined no-hitter highlights UWEC Softball’s final day of spring trip
    March 22, 2017
    CLERMONT, Fla. (blugolds.com) - The final day of competition from the PFX Games and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team’s spring break trip took place on Wednesday afternoon. The No. 8-ranked Blugolds faced Thomas College out of Waterville, Maine as well as The College of Wooster from Ohio to conclude their time in sunny Florida.
  • Softball sweeps the day, defeating Chicago and Carthage
    March 21, 2017
    CLERMONT, Fla. (blugolds.com) - Day two of the PFX Games for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team saw the Blugolds face two opponents from the midwest in a morning slate in Florida. They opened up with a hard-fought victory over the University of Chicago, and followed it with a 7-1 win over Carthage College.
  • Blugolds fall late to Hope College, bounce back with win over Bowdoin College
    March 20, 2017
    CLERMONT, Fla. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team shifted northwest from Kissimmee for the latter half of their 2017 Spring Break trip, partaking in the PFX Games over the course of the remaining three days of said trip. On Monday’s slate, the Blugolds took on Hope College and Bowdoin College.
  • Softball doubles up on mercy rule wins to close out Rebel Spring Games
    March 18, 2017
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (blugolds.com) - Only ten full innings were needed for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team on Saturday, as they outscored their two opponents, Farmingdale State and Washington & Jefferson, by a combined score of 22-0, imposing the mercy rule in both games.
  • Two More Spring Break Victories for Blugolds Softball
    March 17, 2017
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (blugolds.com) - On Friday, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team secured another pair of victories on the first half of their 2017 Spring Break trip in Florida. The Blugolds topped Illinois Wesleyan, a team receiving votes in the most recent NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) Poll, as well as Marietta College.
  • Blugolds Softball Opens Spring Break Trip with Two Wins
    March 16, 2017
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team began their 2017 Spring Break trip on Thursday with a pair of wins at the Rebel Games. They needed extras in their opener against Franklin & Marshall but were victorious over the Diplomats 1-0 in eight innings. Then, in the nightcap, the Blugolds defeated fellow Wisconsin opponent in Carroll University, topping the Pioneers 8-4.
  • Wolff named to Schutt Sports/NFCA Top 50 List
    March 10, 2017
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Blugolds.com) — The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced the fifty players chosen for the 2017 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year watch list, with Blugold Leah Wolff (Sr. Middleton, WI) earning a spot on the prestigious list.
  • Wolff and Blasczyk WIAC Athletes of the Week
    March 07, 2017
    MADISON,WIS.(Blugolds.com)-UW-Eau Claire softball players Leah Wolff and Lauren Blasczyk were both recognized as the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athletes of the Week, as announced by WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek earlier today.
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