The Valparaiso University softball team jumped out to a lead against 2018 NCAA Tournament participant Middle Tennessee State in both teams’ tournament finale at the Bulldog Kickoff Classic in Starkville, Miss. on Sunday, but a four-run fifth inning gave MTSU the lead for good as Valpo fell by a 4-2 final.
The Valparaiso University softball team put together a seventh-inning rally at #24 Mississippi State early Saturday afternoon at the Bulldog Kickoff Classic in Starkville, Miss, but eventually fell by an 8-3 final. The two teams would match up again immediately in the first game of bracket play, and Mississippi State’s Alyssa Loza threw a five-inning perfect game in a 10-0 game.
The Valparaiso University softball team opened the 2019 campaign on Friday at the Bulldog Kickoff Classic in Starkville, Miss. Facing a pair of postseason teams from a year ago, Valpo fell in both games, dropping a 6-2 decision to Stephen F. Austin in the opener before taking Middle Tennessee State to extra innings in a 4-1, eight-inning loss.
The Valparaiso University softball team made its mark in its first season of Missouri Valley Conference play, finishing in fourth place and reaching the conference tournament semifinals in one of the nation’s top-10 conferences. Now, entering the 2019 campaign, Valpo returns a solid core of key contributors from last year’s squad and supplements that group with a large contingent of newcomers as it attempts to take another step forward in 2019.
Coming off of a fourth-place finish in its first season in the Missouri Valley Conference, the Valparaiso University softball team has been picked to finish in sixth place in the MVC in 2019 in preseason polling of the conference’s head coaches.
Emily Richardson threw the 10th no-hitter in the history of the Valparaiso University softball program, shutting down North Carolina Central in a 3-0 victory on Feb. 18, a performance which comes in eighth in our countdown of the Top 10 moments of the year in Valpo Athletics.
The Valparaiso softball program will be hosting a pair of camps for campers ages 8-21 this winter. The Crusaders will host a Pitching, Catching and Hitting Camp at the ARC on Saturday, January 12 and an All-Skills Camp at the ARC on Sunday, January 27.
Valparaiso University softball head coach Kate Stake announced today that the program has signed three players to National Letters of Intent. Lauren Kehlenbrink, Ryan Milkowski and Easton Seib will join the Valpo softball program as freshmen for the 2019-20 academic year.
The Valparaiso University softball program announced today its schedule for the upcoming spring 2019 season as Valpo prepares for its second year of competition in the Missouri Valley Conference.