2017-18 Softball News

  • Athletic Dept. Hosts 5th Annual Athletics Banquet
    May 10, 2018
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Intercollegiate Athletics held their fifth annual athletics banquet on Monday night, presented by Northwestern Mutual and Sodexo.
  • Five Blugolds named to All-WIAC Softball Team
    May 06, 2018
    MADISON, Wis. (blugolds.com) - On Tuesday, five members from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team were selected to the All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) team. The following players received All-WIAC honors: Mikayla McEnery (Fr.-Savage, MN/Prior Lake), Sarah Peka (So.-Chanhassen, MN/Minnetonka), Gretchen Arneson (So.-Chippewa Falls, WI/Chi-Hi), Stephanie Wilczynski (So.-Naperville, IL/Waubonsie Valley), and Allison Schultz (Jr.-Amery, WI).
  • Softball season ends vs. Stout at WIAC Tournament
    May 05, 2018
    WHITEWATER, Wis. (blugolds.com) - On day two of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship (presented by Culver’s), the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team’s season came to an end. The Blugolds were ousted by UW-Stout by a score of 4-3 to eliminate Eau Claire from the tournament.
  • Blugolds defeat Falcons, fall to Warhawks at WIAC tournament
    May 04, 2018
    WHITEWATER, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team defeated UW-River Falls 2-1 before falling to UW-Whitewater 7-0 in the first day of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship (presented by Culver’s).
  • Regular season finale ends in split with River Falls
    April 30, 2018
    RIVER FALLS, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The regular season finale for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team took place on Monday afternoon and ended in a split against UW-River Falls. The Blugolds won in extras, taking game one 6-5 in eight innings but dropped the second contest, 3-0.
  • Titans take two from Blugolds at Bollinger
    April 29, 2018
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - Hits were aplenty for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team on Sunday against UW-Oshkosh; however, the same could be said for the Titans, who outpaced the Blugolds with late scores in both games en route to 5-2 and 8-5 wins at Bollinger Field. Eau Claire out-hit Oshkosh nine to eight in the 5-2 defeat and ten to seven in the 8-5 loss, so timely hitting was the key for the Titans sweep.
  • Softball's regular-season finale moved to Monday
    April 29, 2018
    RIVER FALLS, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Due to rain in the forecast for Tuesday, the softball double header scheduled at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been moved up to Monday, April 30 with a 2 p.m. start. Follow the action on Blugold Game Day.
  • Blugolds shut out Warhawks 2-0, fall 6-2 in game two
    April 28, 2018
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - For the third series this week, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team took to Bollinger Field, and as with the previous two matchups, the Blugolds left with a split. On Saturday, Eau Claire got a dominant pitching performance out of Sarah Peka (So.-Chanhassen, MN/Minnetonka) in game one with a 2-0 shutout. Saturday’s opponent, UW-Whitewater, won game two by a score of 6-2.
  • War on I-94 ends in split at Bollinger Field
    April 25, 2018
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - For the second straight day, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team won game one of their doubleheader only to drop the second game to the opposition. On Wednesday, a complete game shutout from Sarah Peka (So.-Chanhassen, MN/Minnetonka) led to a 4-0 win for the Blugolds. UW-Stout responded with a 7-3 win in game two to split the "War on I-94."
  • Softball splits with Saint Mary’s
    April 24, 2018
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team welcomed Saint Mary’s (Minn.) to Bollinger Field for the team’s home opener on Tuesday. The Blugolds were victorious in game one by a score of 8-2, but the Cardinals secured a split with a 4-3 win over Eau Claire in the second game.
  • Eagles hand Blugolds first WIAC losses
    April 23, 2018
    LA CROSSE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - After a 4-0 start to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) season, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team was handed two losses at the hands of the UW-La Crosse Eagles on Monday. La Crosse cruised to an 8-0 win in only five innings in game one and followed that up with a closer 2-1 victory in the second game.
  • Blugolds sweep Pointers
    April 22, 2018
    MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team was finally back in action Sunday as they swept UW-Stevens Point by scores of 3-2 and 2-1.
  • Softball schedule changes announced
    April 18, 2018
    EAU CLAIRE (Blugolds.com) – Mother Nature has forced some additional changes to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball schedule.
  • Softball home opener postponed
    April 09, 2018
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - Thursday's home opener for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team has been postponed. 
  • Eau Claire opens conference play with sweep of UW-Platteville
    April 08, 2018
    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - With the weather finally cooperating, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team returned to the field on Sunday against the UW-Platteville Pioneers. The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) season could not have gotten to a better start for the Blugolds, as they took two from the Pioneers by scores of 7-2 and 5-1.
  • Blugolds and Green Knights Softball split doubleheader
    March 28, 2018
    DE PERE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team met the St. Norbert College Green Knights on Wednesday evening after impending inclement weather forced the games to be moved forward a few days. Each team earned a victory in the doubleheader, with the Green Knights putting together a late comeback in game one, 7-5; Eau Claire was then victorious by a 4-2 score in the second contest.
  • Yute and Wilczynski Named WIAC Athletes of the Week
    March 27, 2018
    MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - UW-Eau Claire softball pitcher Stephanie Wilczynski (Naperville, Ill./Waubonise Valley) and outfielder Katelyn Yute (North Prairie, Wis./Kettle Moraine) have each been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athlete of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.
  • Blugolds win close one over Calvin, dominate D’Youville
    March 23, 2018
    CLERMONT, Fla. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team closed out their 2018 Spring Break trip to Florida with two final wins in the PFX Games. On Friday morning, they took a close 5-4 win over the Calvin Knights to start the day and finished the Games with a dominant 16-0 victory over the D’Youville Spartans.
  • Another split for Blugolds Softball on Thursday
    March 22, 2018
    CLERMONT, Fla. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team earned a split at Legends Way Ballfields on Thursday, falling 2-1 to Williams College but then only needing six innings to defeat Lawrence University, 9-1.
  • Softball bounces back with victories over Buffalo State & Benedictine
    March 21, 2018
    CLERMONT, Fla. (blugolds.com) - On Wednesday, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team bounced back with a pair of victories over Buffalo State (N.Y.) and Benedictine (Ill.). Following four straight losses, a day off proved to be beneficial for the Blugolds to regroup and come back with two wins.
  • Midwest opponents top Blugolds on Monday in Florida
    March 19, 2018
    CLERMONT, Fla. (blugolds.com) - After winning three of their first four contests in the PFX Games, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team has since dropped four straight following defeats to a pair of opponents from the Midwest on Monday. The Blugolds fell 4-1 to Carleton (Minn.) and then 6-0 to Hope College (Mich.).
  • Late comebacks fall short as Blugolds fall to No. 14 Babson & Allegheny
    March 18, 2018
    CLERMONT, Fla. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team fell twice on Sunday at the PFX Games in Florida as the Blugolds lost to No .14 Babson 6-4 and to Allegheny 10-9 in eight innings.
  • Softball splits on day two of PFX Games
    March 17, 2018
    CLERMONT, Fla. (blugolds.com) - The PFX Games continued on Saturday for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team. The Blugolds suffered a heartbreaking, walk-off loss against Transylvania before inflicting the eight-run mercy rule over MCLA.
  • Blugolds kick off Spring Break trip with pair of victories
    March 16, 2018
    CLERMONT, Fla. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team kicked off their Spring Break trip to the Sunshine State with a pair of victories on Friday. In the trip’s PFX Games opener, the Blugolds topped Pomona-Pitzer, 6-4. They followed that up with a 5-0 shutout over Albright in the nightcap.
  • Peka Named WIAC Athlete of the Week
    February 27, 2018
    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.
  • Eau Claire splits with MIAC opponents in Rochester
    February 25, 2018
    ROCHESTER, Minn. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team closed out their annual trip to the RCTC Dome on Sunday with a split versus Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) opponents. In the morning contest, Eau Claire topped No. 8-ranked St. Catherine, 4-3. The College of Saint Benedict then handed the Blugolds their first loss on the season, 9-5.
  • Softball team opens season with two wins
    February 24, 2018
    ROCHESTER, Minn. (blugolds.com) - The 2018 season for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team is officially underway. The Blugolds opened the new campaign on Saturday with a pair of victories. In the season opener, Eau Claire defeated Nebraska Wesleyan, 9-2, and they followed that up with a 1-0 win over Coe College.
  • Softball releases 2018 schedule
    February 06, 2018
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team has released the 2017-18 schedule.  
  • Blugold Softball to host Fall Games
    October 05, 2017
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire softball team will host Viterbo University and UW-Stout on Sunday for their fall play date on Sunday at Bollinger Field.  
  • Schenck of Hitting Illustrated to lead clinics in September
    August 25, 2017
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugold.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Softball team will be hosting Mr. Richard Schenck, from Hitting Illustrated, on Friday and Saturday, September 15th and 16th.