Blue Knight Softball
#24 Indy Survives Scares, Runs Winning Streak to 18
The Urbana University softball team delivered a pair of scares to #24 Indianapolis on Wednesday night, but the Blue Knights couldn’t deliver a win. The nationally ranked Greyhounds ran one of the longest winning streaks in the country to 18 straight with victories of 3-2 and 9-4 at Blue Knights Field.
In each of Indy’s last two trips to Urbana University, the nationally ranked Greyhounds left with a loss. Both times, Indy sported a top 15 ranking. The Greyhounds came into Wednesday’s doubleheader ranked 24th in the country on the strength of their 16-game winning streak.
Early on, Urbana went toe-to-toe with the 24th ranked team in the country and All-American pitcher Morgan Foley. Katelyn Edwards singled in Caitlyn Everhart to tie the game at a run apiece in the third inning. Read More
Tuesday Softball Snowed Out, Home Games Added WednesdayApr. 15th, 2014
Tuesday's spring snowstorm caused the postponement of Urbana University's home softball doubleheader vs. Cedarville University. The coaches are still working on a make-up date for that doubleheader.
In the meantime, Urbana University added a home doubleheader on Wednesday, April 16th, vs. nationally ranked Indianapolis. The Greyhounds won a school-record 54 games last season, advancing to the Super Regional Final. The team returned 7 starters, including two All-Americans, this season. They're out to a 29-7 start, ranking 29th in the latest NFCA poll. Wednesday's first pitch is set for 3:30 p.m. Urbana's 4 seniors will honor a Faculty or Staff member of their choice in between games. Read More
Senior Aces Shutout Cards on Senior DayApr. 13th, 2014
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Blue Knights Field, Urbana University senior pitchers Lauren Anderson (pictured) and Haley Kolmerten showed the biggest home crowd of the season why they are the top two pitchers in program history. Anderson overpowered Wheeling Jesuit University in an 8-0 Game 1 victory, and Kolmerten followed with a two-hit shutout in Urbana’s 1-0 win in Game 2. Anderson and Kolmerten’s performances were made even more special because it was Senior Day for the four-year standouts. Read More
Toppers Upset Urbana, Earn SplitApr. 12th, 2014
The West Liberty University softball team entered Saturday’s showdown at Urbana University on a 21-game losing streak. Losses #4 and #5 of that skid came on their home field to the Blue Knights back on March 21st. Another Urbana sweep seemed like a foregone conclusion until the visitors stunned the Blue Knights with a convincing 6-3 victory in Game 1. The Blue Knights bounced back to take Game 2 by a score of 5-3.
The Toppers’ win was their first in Mountain East Conference play. They moved to 8-29 overall and 1-15 in the MEC with the split. Urbana sits at 19-11 overall and 11-5 in the MEC. The Blue Knights are currently third in the league. WLU still sits in the cellar. Freshman Courtney Stewart was 3 for 3 with a 2-run triple, her 6th of the season, in the Game 2 win. Read More
Softball Swept for Just 2nd Time this SeasonApr. 10th, 2014
The Urbana University softball team suffered just its second sweep of the season on Thursday afternoon. The Blue Knights stepped out of conference and dropped both games of a doubleheader at Hillsdale College. The Chargers won a couple of close games by scores of 4-3 and 7-5.
Urbana falls to 2-6 in its last 8 contests after a 16-4 start. The Blue Knights are averaging under 3 runs a game during the slump. Hillsdale improved to 9-13 with the sweep. Freshman Caitlyn Everhart finished 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs batting leadoff for the first time this season in Game 2. Read More