The Sunflower

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...

Wichita State softball season underway after Louisiana tournament

Sports Reporter Dylan Edelen

February 13, 2013

Filed under Softball

You win some; you lose some. The Wichita State softball team split the first two games of the Mardi Gras Classic in Monroe, La., dropping the first to the University of California-Santa Barbara and bouncing back to win decisive...

Shocker softball splits doubleheader with Butler

Sports Reporter

October 11, 2012

Filed under Softball

Katie Armagost managed to settle down and find her rhythm after allowing a single, hitting a batter, and then walking a batter to load the bases early in the game. Armagost went on to pitch six-consecutive shutout innings, strik...

Defensive struggles abound for Shockers

Sports Reporter

October 8, 2012

Filed under Softball

The way the Wichita State softball team struggled defensively Saturday night in its doubleheader served as a reminder that the team still has a lot of work to do before the regular season begins. Thanks to its offense, WSU won ...

Softball begins fall schedule by splitting games against Pitt. St, Johnson County


October 1, 2012

Filed under Softball

Wichita State softball coach Kristi Bredbenner knew it wasn’t going to be a quick fix. Her first season leading the Shockers netted only 15 wins to go along with 40 losses, but there is plenty of reason to believe year two is go...