Blue Knight Softball
#22 WVWC Takes Two from Softball
Nationally ranked West Virginia Wesleyan College swept visiting Urbana University 13-0 and 12-4 on Saturday morning in West Virginia. The Bobcats eliminated Urbana from contention in next week's MEC tournament while marching their way towards the #1 seed.
In Game 1, the Bobcats allowed just 1 Urbana hit, a Kimberly Corcoran leadoff single in the second, on their way to a 5-inning 13-0 victory. Urbana fell behind 10-0 in Game 2 before finally getting on the board in the 5th inning. There, Katelyn Edwards drove in the Blue Knights first run, then freshman Courtney Kennedy hit a bases loaded double, knocking in three runs to cut the deficit to 10-4. The Bobcats led off their half of the sixth inning with back-to-back solo home runs to end the game early due to the 8-run mercy rule. In all, the Bobcats clubbed 7 home runs in the Game 2 victory. Read More
Cedarville Completes Season Sweep of SoftballApr. 22nd, 2015
On a frigid Wednesday afternoon at Blue Knights Field, Cedarville University completed a four-game season sweep of their rivals from Urbana University. Cedarville won the first two matchups three weeks ago in Cedarville 5-2 and 13-1, and they finished the year undefeated against Urbana with wins of 12-5 and 11-3 on Wednesday.
The Blue Knights raced out to a 5-3 lead in Game 1 behind long balls from Margo Jackson and Sierra Cronkleton. Jackson’s home run was her fourth in the last two days and eighth of the season, breaking the UU freshman single season record. She's just 1 home run shy of the single season home run record, set by Linsey Manning in 2009. Read More
Jackson, Phillips Help UU Salvage Split at NDCApr. 21st, 2015
After dropping another close game in the opener of a Tuesday afternoon doubleheader, Urbana University freshman duo Margo Jackson and Madeline Phillips helped propel the Blue Knights to an 8-0 mercy-rule victory in Game 2 at Notre Dame College. The Falcons edged Urbana 11-9 in an offensive fueled Game 1.
Jackson’s day started with a 2 for 4 performance in Game 1. Nearly all of Urbana’s 8 runs in Game 2 were courtesy of their freshman catcher, Margo Jackson. Jackson added two more home runs to her total, including a third inning grand slam for the first runs of the game. She smashed a two-run home run over the center field fence in her next at-bat to give her 6 RBI’s for the game and 8 on the day. Jackson’s three home run day brings her rookie season total to 7, matching teammate Caitlyn Everhart’s single season freshman record, set last spring. She’s just two home runs shy of the single season record at UU. Read More
Softball Slips to 0-6 in Extra Innings After 2 Losses on SaturdayApr. 18th, 2015
Extra innings have been unkind to the Urbana University softball team this spring. The Blue Knights dropped a pair of extra-inning affairs on Saturday afternoon at home to the Yellow Jackets from West Virginia State University. The Yellow Jackets upended Urbana 6-4 in 9 innings in Game 1 before completing the sweep with a 5-1 win in 8 innings in the night cap. Urbana falls to 0-6 on the season in extra innings.
Down a run in the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 1, Blue Knight leadoff hitter Caitlyn Stoner sparked a comeback with a leadoff single and stolen base. She scored on Margo Jackson’s 1-out single up the middle. After another hit and an error, the Blue Knights had the bases loaded, but stranded the game-winning run at third base after an inning-ending groundout. Read More
Softball Swept by UC 6-5 and 5-1Apr. 17th, 2015
The Urbana University softball team dropped two more decisions on a picture-perfect Friday afternoon at Blue Knights Field on Friday afternoon. The University of Charleston edged Urbana 6-5 in 8 innings in the opener before finishing off the sweep with a 5-1 win in Game 2.
Margo Jackson jacked a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning of Game 1 to give her Blue Knights a 2-0 lead. Jackson followed her 2 for 2 performance in Game 1 with a 3 for 4 game at the plate in the night cap. Jackson had a double and a stolen base. Read More