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Softball loses three of four games in San Antonio

Sports Reporter

February 17, 2014

Filed under Softball, Sports

Wichita State softball travelled to the University of Texas (UT) at San Antonio this past weekend in hopes of continuing their winning streak. Unfortunately for the Shockers, they dropped three of their four games.Things were relati...

Shocker softball opens season in Louisiana

Sports Reporter

February 9, 2014

Filed under Softball, Sports

It is cold all over the U.S. these days, even down south in Louisiana, where the Shocker softball team played in the Lady Techster Invitational.The Shockers’ first scheduled game against Houston Baptist was cancelled due to the cold, but the ...

Shocker softball ends fall season undefeated

Sports Reporter Miri Gordon

October 16, 2013

Filed under Softball

Last Saturday, the Wichita State Shocker softball team played the Coffeyville Ravens and the Johnson County Cavaliers at Wilkins Stadium.Against the Ravens, the Shockers won with an 18-0 victory. Against the Cavaliers, the Shockers squeezed ...

Shocker Softball knocks down Gorillas, Lady Riders

Sports Reporter Miri Gordon

September 30, 2013

Filed under Softball

On Saturday, the Wichita State softball team played two games at Wilkins Stadium against the Crowder College Lady Riders and the Pittsburg State Gorillas.In game one, the Shockers got ahead early and came out with a 10-3 victory...

Softball dominates exhibition games

Sports Reporter

September 23, 2013

Filed under Softball

On Saturday, the Wichita State softball team opened the season with two exhibition games at Wilkins Stadium against Pratt Community College and Seminole College.In game one, the Shockers jumped on the Beavers of PCC early and oft...

Missouri Valley softball tournament starts today

Sports Reporter

May 9, 2013

Filed under Softball

The Wichita State softball team stepped up to the plate on Sunday with a win over Creighton, earning themselves a spot in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament this weekend. The tournament is hosted by number one seed Creighto...

Softball struggles in double header against UNI

Staff Reporter

April 15, 2013

Filed under Softball

Double header spells defeat for WSU, who has yet to win both games of a double header this season. Shocker Softball was in action on Saturday playing Northern Iowa University. The first of the two games was close until the very end...

Wichita State softball drops two of three games against Southern Illinois

Sports Reporter

April 8, 2013

Filed under Softball

The Wichita State softball team faced Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Ill., in a double header Saturday and a third game Sunday.  The Shockers fell behind quickly in Saturday’s first game, giving up a run in four consecutive innings. Mel...

Baseball vs. Softball: What’s the difference?

"Pitch Hitter"

March 13, 2013

Filed under Baseball, Softball

If you fall in line with the thinking that softball is just the girls’ version of baseball, then you’d be wrong. Although the games share a common ancestor and similar rules, there are a few major differences in the games...

Huskers shuck Shocker softball in doubleheader on Saturday

Sports Reporter Rick Buckle

March 11, 2013

Filed under Softball

After a rain delay of over three and a half hours, Wichita State dropped both games of a doubleheader at soggy Wilkins Stadium on Saturday against the No. 22 Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Shockers hung tough in the first match bu...