softball

Badgers split games against Boilermakers

UW and Purdue will play for series win on Sunday

Despite resuming game one nearly 19 hours after it began, the Wisconsin softball team picked up a 5-2 win over Purdue in the first game of the series before falling, 5-4, to the Boilermakers in the second matchup of the day. After Friday's matchup was halted by lightning, the teams picked up in the top of the fifth inning with a 5-1 Wisconsin (26-8 overall, 5-6 Big Ten) lead.  Purdue (17-28, 6-7) scored the first run of the day in the sixth inning on an error and a double, but the Badger...

Badgers wrap up series against Iowa with a walk-off win

Brooke Wyderski hits RBI double for victory

The Wisconsin softball team (25-7 overall, 4-5 Big Ten) won its final game of the series against Iowa, (9-23, 3-6) 6-5, in a 10-inning thriller at Goodman Diamond on Sunday afternoon.

Badgers drop close game to Hawkeyes, 4-3

Jenkins goes yard to make it close game in 5th

The Wisconsin women's softball team was edged by the Iowa Hawkeyes, 4-3, in a game that came down to the wire at Goodman Diamond on Saturday afternoon.

Badgers fall to Huskers in series finale

Nebraska beats Wisconsin, 9-4

Defensive struggles plagued the No. 21 Wisconsin softball team (23-6 overall, 2-4 Big Ten) Sunday afternoon at Goodman Diamond as it dropped its third game of the weekend to Nebraska (11-20, 3-3), 9-4.

Badgers softball drops back-and-forth battle

Huskers best Wisconsin in home opener, 7-4

Despite a tough hitting battle, the Wisconsin softball team (23-4 overall, 2-2 Big Ten) dropped its home opener to Nebraska (9-20, 1-3) in extra innings at Goodman Diamond on Friday night.

Verona falls in Division One Quarterfinals

Hortonville defeats the Wildcats 5-1

Verona couldn't figure out Sammi Sullivan Thursday at Goodman Diamond. The Hortonville pitcher allowed just one run as the Polar Bears beat the Wildcats 5-1 in the WIAA Softball Division One Quarterfinals. 

Whitewater takes third in NCAA Championship

Season ends at the hands of Tuft

Whitewater Softball had a good run, but Tuft was too much to handle Sunday in Tyler, Texas. The Jumbos started out fast and never let up as they defeated the Warhawks 8-0. 

Oregon stops Wisconsin in NCAA Tournament

Ducks fly by the Badgers 6-0

Wisconsin came into the weekend's NCAA Eugene Regional 0-4 all-time against Oregon. After Sunday's season ending 6-0 loss, Wisconsin is now 0-6 versus Ducks in program history.

Monroe's Vetterli shocks Stoughton softball

7th inning home run wins game

Monroe's Kristin Vetterli hit a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to lead the Cheesemakers to a 2-1 win at Stoughton in a Badger South Conference girls softball game Thursday afternoon.

Michigan beats Badgers in Big Ten Semis

Blanchard walks-off in the seventh inning

Wisconsin softball thought they had it in the bag Saturday against Michigan. UW had played their way to a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning of their Big Ten Tournament semifinal contest. But it was not to be. Michigan rallied to score a 4-3 triumph and advance to the Big Ten Tournament final. 

Verona stops Middleton, 3-0

Wildcats' Emma Ray fires two-hitter

Emma Ray pitched a complete game two-hitter as the Verona Wildcats defeated the Middleton Cardinals in a girls softball game in Verona Monday night.

Wisconsin takes two of three from Michigan

Ends regular season on high note

Saturday in Ann Arbor, Wisconsin softball put an exclamation point at the end of their case for an NCAA Tournament bid when they beat Michigan 6-5 in nine innings. 

Michigan rolls over UW 10-1

Wolverines start and finish fast

As well as the Badgers softball team played Friday night, it didn't help them Saturday when Michigan started hot and never cooled off. The Wolverines thumped UW 10-1. 

Badgers make it 10 wins in a row

Sweep Nittany Lions

Badgers softball started the year so-so, but they've hit their stride the last couple weeks. With their 4-0 and 5-2 wins at Penn State Saturday, UW improved their winning streak to 10 straight.

Badgers softball scores 28 in doubleheader

Sweep North Dakota

Badger softball exploded Wednesday at Goodman Diamond. In a doubleheader against North Dakota, Wisconsin scored a combined 28 runs. UW won both games, 11-2 and 17-1. 

Mineral Point wins D3 State Championship

Defeats Kenosha St. Joseph's 7-2

Mineral Point softball had never won a game at state. The Pointers hadn't been to state in 30 years. It didn't matter once they took the field at Goodman Diamond. The Pointers rolled to a 7-2 victory over Kenosha St. Joseph's in the WIAA Division Three State Championship.