The Valpo softball team continued action from the Thundering Herd Round Robin in Huntington, W.V. on Saturday, falling 9-1 to host Marshall. Junior Taylor Herschbach (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township) led the Valpo offense as she recorded a multi-hit day.
Valpo softball sophomore Ryan Milkowski (Olathe, Kan./Olathe West) connected on her first career home run to lead off the sixth inning Friday against Bowling Green in Huntington, W.V., but the Falcons came away with a 6-1 victory in both teams’ opener at the Thundering Herd Round Robin.
The Valpo softball team continues pre-conference action this weekend at the Thundering Herd Round Robin from Huntington, W.V. Valpo will play four games over a three-day span, facing Bowling Green and Saint Francis (Pa.) in addition to a pair of contests against host Marshall.
It was a multitudinous line of Valpo runners crossing the plate in its second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Belmont, as the softball team closed out the twinbill with a 9-1 run-rule win over the host Bruins. The day finished with a split, as the opener went the way of Belmont on a walk-off triple in the bottom of the seventh for a 2-1 final.
WKU and Valpo have announced that their Feb. 26 softball game in Bowling Green, Ky. has been canceled because of Valpo travel delays due to COVID testing and follow-up protocols. The game will not be made up.
After a weekend away from competition, the Valpo softball team returns to action with three games over two days this weekend. In place of the originally scheduled twinbill at Tennessee State, Valpo will play a single game at Western Kentucky on Friday evening before continuing on to Nashville for a doubleheader at Belmont Saturday afternoon.
The Valpo softball team jumped on top of Kansas City early Sunday in its tournament finale at The Dome in Rosemont, Ill. courtesy of Brittany Anderson’s (East Chicago, Ind./Bishop Noll) second home run in as many days, but the Roos came back to earn a 10-2 victory.
It was a dream debut for freshman pitcher Caitlyn Kowalski (Temperance, Mich./Notre Dame Academy), as in her first collegiate start, she tossed a one-hitter to lead Valpo to a 3-1 victory over Western Illinois in the first of two games for the Brown and Gold Saturday at the DePaul Dome Tournament in Rosemont, Ill. In its second game, Valpo dropped a 3-2 decision to Kansas City in the international tiebreak.
The Valpo softball team kicked off its 2021 season on Friday afternoon at The Dome in Rosemont, Ill., falling to tournament host DePaul by an 8-0 final.