Valpo Softball junior pitcher Jenna Edwards (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark [Chattanooga State C.C.]) has earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team following her pair of complete-game efforts in the circle at the tournament.
Valpo Softball saw its 2019 season come to a close on Thursday afternoon in the second round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in Peoria, Ill., as Illinois State downed the Brown and Gold by a 4-1 final to knock Valpo out of the single-elimination tournament.
Junior pitcher Jenna Edwards (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark [Chattanooga State C.C.]) threw a season-high 148 pitches to earn her first shutout win in a Valpo uniform, and the Brown and Gold - led by a four-hit effort from freshman Taylor Herschbach (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township) which tied an MVC Tournament record - banged out 10 hits and drew six walks in a 5-0 win in the tournament opener against Evansville Wednesday evening inside the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex Dome. With the win, Valpo advances to face Illinois State Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Valpo Softball freshman center fielder Peyton Moeder (Shawnee, Kan./Mill Valley) has been selected to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Defensive Team, as announced by the conference office Wednesday morning.
Valpo heads to the 2019 MVC Tournament this week in Peoria, Ill. As the tenth seed, Valpo opens tournament play against seventh-seeded Evansville on Wednesday evening. The Brown and Gold will have to win five games in a row in the single-elimination bracket to claim the tournament title.
Valpo Softball junior pitcher Jenna Edwards (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark [Chattanooga State C.C.]) has been named the final Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week of the 2019 regular season after two of her best performances of the season in the circle last weekend against Illinois State.
Valpo Softball will kick off action from the 2019 MVC Tournament on Wednesday evening at 6:32 p.m. against Evansville. The tournament, hosted by Bradley in Peoria, Ill., will run through Saturday.
Valpo Softball celebrated the careers of its two seniors – Carly Trepanier (Manteno, Ill./Manteno) and Jaymee Lawton (Goodyear, Ariz./Desert Edge [Utah Valley]) – prior to Saturday’s regular season-ending doubleheader against Illinois State. When the games got underway, the Redbirds earned a 6-4 win in the opener, and then in a near replica of Friday’s series opener, Illinois State edged the Brown and Gold in a pitcher’s duel, 1-0.
Valpo Softball starting pitcher Jenna Edwards (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark [Chattanooga State C.C.]) delivered perhaps her best performance of the season Friday in the series opener against Illinois State, but Redbird starter Morgan Day was just as strong, as Valpo came out on the short end of a 1-0 final score.