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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 were planned to proceed without fans, but the inevitable occured. The NCAA canceled its marquee M...

Softball Opens Season in Mississippi

Photo Courtesy of Jack Connaghan

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), Billikens softball shows plenty of room for improvement.    That is better said than done, however...

Softball Racks up Academic Awards

Photo Courtesy of Jack Connaghan

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 this was the third top-ten finish for the Billikens in the last four years..     13 of the 1...

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

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.

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 wins being against conference teams. The team is currently in sixth place in the conference, the la...

Softball ends UMass’ winning streak

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

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. The win over UMass ended the Minutewomen’s 25-game conference win streak dating back to their...

Softball takes three wins, one loss to open home play

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.

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 at 5-18 going into their conference season.   Last Friday, the Bills played a double-header at Billiken Sports...

Softball Prepares for Season Opener in Iowa

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.

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 in the UNI-Dome Classic. The tournament will feature Drake University, who finished at No. 31 in the R...

Softball Snaps Drought with Some Small Ball

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.

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.

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

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.

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 off the bat—of senior infielder Allie Macfarlane, who batted in freshman outfielder Kat Lane....

Softball Rockets Through Tournament Play

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

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, with the sole win coming against Miami (Ohio) on Friday, Feb. 9. SLU posted a 6-0 win, w...

Sadie Wise Wants To “Just Win”

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

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 because in her first 25 games as a Billiken, Sadie has broken the SLU record for most home runs hit ...

Softball in a Rut Early

Softball in a Rut Early

Erin McClelland, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

SLU softball began its fall ball schedule on the road at SIU Carbondale against the hosting Salukis and a neutral-state game against Murray State. Overall, the Billikens played good defense but lacked hitting in important situations.   Against SIU Carbondale, the Billikens started with a 2-0 lead go...

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