Blue Knight Softball
5 Home Runs Help UU Top & Tie NDC
The Urbana University softball team used the long ball to first defeat, then tie Mountain East Conference rival Notre Dame College on the road on Tuesday night. The Blue Knights hit four home runs in an 8-5 extra inning win in Game 1. A couple of solo home runs by both teams were the only runs scored in a 1-1 tie in the night cap. The game was called due to darkness after eight innings of play.
Urbana’s home run barrage began in the third inning of Game 1. Trailing 2-1 with a runner on second, senior catcher Ashley Skinner (pictured) smacked a Mackenzie Wallace offering over the fence in right-center to give Urbana its first lead of the afternoon. Two innings later, NDC had regained a 5-3 lead when Skinner stepped to the plate again. She clubbed her 21st career home run to draw the visitors within a run. Read More
Softball Splits on the Road for 2nd Straight DayApr. 19th, 2014
For the second straight day, the Urbana University softball team split a conference doubleheader on the road in Charleston, West Virginia. The Golden Eagles from the University of Charleston took the first game 4-2 before the Blue Knights bounced back with a 7-0 shutout victory in Game 2.
The Blue Knights have split their last 10, going 5-5 over that span. Urbana sits at 23-15 overall and 15-7 in the Mountain East Conference with three conference doubleheaders remaining in the regular season. The Blue Knights have clinched a winning record in the MEC and the program’s second straight winning season after suffering a drought of 13 years without a winning record. Senior pitcher Haley Kolmerten (pictured) started both games of the doubleheader. In the Game 2 win, she tied the school record with her 13th win of the year, and she added to her own school record with her 6th shutout of the season. Read More
Softball Splits at StateApr. 18th, 2014
Just two days after letting a couple of upset bids fall short against the #24 team in the country, the Urbana University softball team split a Friday doubleheader with conference foe West Virginia State University. The Blue Knights maintained their third place position in the Mountain East Conference after winning the first game 5-0 and falling 7-1 in Game 2.
Senior starting pitcher Haley Kolmerten cooled the Jacket bats over seven innings in Game 1 to earn her 12th win of the spring. Kolmerten struck out five and scattered four hits to pick up her fifth complete game shutout of the season. Read More
#24 Indy Survives Scares, Runs Winning Streak to 18Apr. 16th, 2014
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