Valpo Softball head coach Amanda Eberhart announced today that Tatum Edwards has joined the program as associate head coach. An All-American during her collegiate playing career who went on to play three seasons of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), Edwards comes to Valpo from Concordia University Nebraska, where she was head coach in 2022.
Softball head coach Amanda Eberhart announced today that three more incoming freshmen have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Valpo softball program for the 2023 season.
The Valpo softball program had a pair of players recognized on Tuesday as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its softball Scholar-Athlete teams. Graduated seniors Peyton Moeder (Shawnee, Kan./Mill Valley) and Jaina Westphal (Waterford, Wis./Burlington) were both Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete selections.
Valpo softball senior shortstop Jaina Westphal (Waterford, Wis./Burlington) represented the Beacons on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team as the MVC Tournament concluded Saturday afternoon.
After falling behind by seven runs in its MVC Tournament opener against Indiana State Wednesday, the Valpo softball team put together a furious comeback effort, closing to within two runs before succumbing to the Sycamores by a 9-5 final in Springfield, Mo. Valpo’s four seniors all stood out in the final game of their careers, combining for seven of the Beacons’ 10 hits, three runs scored and four RBIs.
Valpo softball senior outfielder Peyton Moeder (Shawnee, Kan./Mill Valley) picked up a pair of awards on Wednesday morning as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its postseason award recipients. Moeder represented the Beacons on the Second Team All-MVC and on the All-Defensive Team.
Valpo softball junior pitcher Easton Seib (Blue Springs, Mo./Blue Springs South) was named MVC Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday after a pair of standout performances in the circle against Evansville in the final series of the regular season.
The Valpo softball team heads to the 2022 MVC Tournament this week in Springfield, Mo. As the tenth seed, Valpo opens tournament play against seventh-seeded Indiana State on Wednesday afternoon. The Beacons will have to win five games in a row in the single-elimination bracket to claim the tournament title.
It was a great all-around team effort for the Valpo softball team in its regular season finale against Evansville on Sunday, as the Beacons’ offense and pitching both enjoyed one of their best games of the season in a 10-0 run-rule victory over the Purple Aces to claim the series win.