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Softball Begins Preseason With Dominant Wins

Ismael Domin, Sports Editor September 27, 2023

On Sept. 16 the Billikens Softball team began their fall season with back to back wins against Washington University (WashU) in St Louis and John A. Logan College. The Billikens won the Atlantic 10 softball...

Pandemics and Profits

Pandemics and Profits

Jeremiah Kirsch, Staff Writer April 5, 2020

On March 11, the sports community was brought to an abrupt and unanticipated halt. The coronavirus pandemic had reached the U.S., and the sports world was one of the first industries impacted. First, games...

Photo Courtesy of Jack Connaghan

Softball Opens Season in Mississippi

Mishal Mustaque, Staff Writer February 6, 2020

Softball season kicks off for the Saint Louis University Billikens on Feb. 7 when they take on Mississippi Valley State in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. With a 19-33 record last year (12-10 in conference),...

Photo Courtesy of Jack Connaghan

Softball Racks up Academic Awards

Erin McClelland, Associate Sports Editor October 16, 2019

Not only does SLU’s softball team excel on the field during their season in the spring, they find time in their busy schedules to keep their GPA’s up pretty high. Sixth place in the nation high—and...

Softball goes into their final series of the regular season just one game above George Mason for the final spot in the A-10 Tournament. The Bills travel to New York to face St. Bonaventure to secure their spot in the championship field.

Softball Wins Five Consecutive, Hopes to Sneak Into A-10 Tournament

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor May 2, 2019

The SLU softball team is going into their final series of the regular season in Olean, N.Y. to take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies this weekend. The Bills have won five of their last seven games, all five...

Freshman Gabbie Kowalik smashes a home run in the Billikens conference win over UMass. The Bills travel to Washington, D.C. this weekend to take on George Washington. Photo Courtesy of Billiken Athletics

Softball ends UMass’ winning streak

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor April 4, 2019

After taking their first conference series win over La Salle, the Billiken softball team dropped a mid-week two-game series to Dayton followed by a split two-game series against conference favorite, UMass....

Freshman Kristi Stevenson was named Co-Rookie of the Week in the A-10 for the week of March 11. Softball opens conference play at home this weekend with a three-game series against La Salle.

Softball takes three wins, one loss to open home play

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor March 21, 2019

The Billikens softball team lost at Missouri State yesterday coming off of a loss and three home wins in the Billiken Spring Tournament last week. They have gotten off to a rocky start this year sitting...

The SLU softball team opens their season in Iowa on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa for the Dome Classic next Friday. The Bills will be traveling until their home opener on March 14.

Softball Prepares for Season Opener in Iowa

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor January 31, 2019

Shockingly, despite the temperatures in the negatives in St. Louis, spring sports are right around the corner. SLU softball opens up their season in Cedar Falls, Iowa against South Dakota State next Friday...

Despite the Billikens falling 10-0 and 4-0 to Massachusetts in an Atlantic 10 Conference doubleheader, Kat Lane enjoyed a three-hit afternoon for Saint Louis.

Softball Snaps Drought with Some Small Ball

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor April 19, 2018
SLU Softball has faced numerous opponents over the last two weeks. The Billikens swept SBU in a doubleheader and split another with Dayton, before losing a pair of games each to No. 19 Arkansas and UMass.
Senior pitcher Maddie Baalman throws in the circle. Baalman went the distanced in two games against St. Joseph, sitting down 14 batters across both games.

Softball Takes Two Out of Three Against Two A-10 Foes

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor April 7, 2018

SLU Softball played host to three foes and ended March at George Mason. Despite cold rainy weather, the Billikens beat St. Joseph’s 9-1 in five innings on Saturday, March 24. SLU got to work right...

Senior infielder Allie Macfarlane fields a ground ball against SIU. She hit her fifth career grand slam at the Rock Chalk Challenge.

Softball Rockets Through Tournament Play

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor March 22, 2018

Softball posted a 13-11 record in tournament play, before opening up play at the Billiken Sports Center against Murray State and Southern Illinois. SLU posted a 1-4 record in the Petersen Hotels Invitational,...

Freshman outfielder Sadie Wise watches a fly ball leave the bat against SIU.

Sadie Wise Wants To “Just Win”

Erin McClelland, Staff Writer March 22, 2018

“I don’t like to look at my own stats,” said freshman softball outfielder, Sadie Wise. “I don’t focus on numbers, I would rather go out there and just win.”   Her strategy must be working...

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