Blue Knight Softball
Wednesday's Softball DH vs. NDC Postponed to Tuesday, 3/31
Wednesday’s softball doubleheader at Urbana University between the Blue Knights and MEC foe Notre Dame College has been called off due to inclement weather. The region received an inch or two of snow overnight and significant rain is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. A make-up date is still to be determined. [UPDATE: The teams will make up their doubleheader at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31st at Urbana University.]
Urbana University is scheduled to travel to the University of Virginia-Wise and Concord University this weekend for more MEC doubleheaders. Read More
Blue Knights Bounce Back, Sweep ToppersMar. 22nd, 2015
One day after being swept in its Mountain East Conference opener at home, the Urbana University softball team bounced back on Sunday afternoon at Blue Knights Field. Urbana edged the Hilltoppers from West Liberty University twice, 4-3 and 10-9, to snap a six game losing streak and even their record in league play.
Blue Knight freshman catcher Margo Jackson had a hand in the first four runs of Game 1. She drove in the first run of the game with a bases loaded single in the second. Then, with bases loaded again in the fourth, Jackson singled in two more runs. She scored Urbana’s fourth run of the game on a double steal attempt later in the inning. Read More
Softball Drops MEC Openers to WJUMar. 21st, 2015
The Urbana University softball team dropped their fifth and sixth straight contests on Saturday afternoon, falling 5-1 and 5-4 in ten inning thriller in a home doubleheader against Wheeling Jesuit University. The doubleheader was the Mountain East Conference opener for both squads.
Urbana’s offense couldn’t figure out Cardinal starting pitcher Mallory Chapman in Game 1. Chapman scattered five hits and one unearned run while whiffing ten Blue Knights in the complete game victory. Margo Jackson singled and later scored on a wild pitch for the home team’s lone run. Urbana only managed four more singles against Chapman. Read More
ODU Comeback, Darkness Leave Softball WinlessMar. 19th, 2015
A seventh inning stunner and darkness left the Urbana University softball team without a win on Thursday evening at Ohio Dominican University. The home Panthers scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning of a nearly 3-hour game to defeat UU 11-10 in Game 1. That left very little time to complete the second game before the sun set. Urbana led that game 8-5 in the third inning, but no result or stats will count and the non-conference contest will not be made up.
ODU outslugged Urbana in Game 1. Entering the final inning, the Panthers clung to an 8-7 advantage. Katelyn Edwards changed that with one swing of the bat in the top of the seventh. With two outs, she clubbed a 3-run home run to give her squad a 10-8 lead. In the bottom of the inning, ODU wasted very little time tying the game at 10. After a leadoff double, a two-run blast evened the score with nobody out. Blue Knight Cortney Moore recorded two outs without allowing the game-winning run to score, but a pair of Urbana errors proved costly, including an error on the final play of the game that allowed the 21st run of the contest to cross home plate and set off an ODU celebration. Read More
Softball Home Openers Go to #26 AshlandMar. 18th, 2015
The Urbana University opened their 2015 spring season on home soil on Wednesday afternoon. After a 5-7 start on spring break in the Sunshine State and a Tuesday postponement to allow more time for Blue Knights Field to dry, Urbana dropped a doubleheader to nationally ranked Ashland University. The visiting Eagles swept both games by scores of 9-7 and 9-2.
The Eagles scored three important insurance runs in the top of the seventh to take a 9-5 lead into the bottom of the seventh. Blue Knight Kim Corcoran (pictured) crushed a two-out, two-run home run in the final at-bat to draw bring the tying run to the on-deck circle, but Ashland recorded the final out and held on for the 9-7 victory. Read More