UWS goes 1-2 at WIAC tourney; three teams advanceThe University of Wisconsin-Superior softball team ended its season Saturday with one win and a pair of losses in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. The Yellowjackets defeated UW-Stout in the elimination game, 2-0, and then went on to fall to UW-Whitewater and UW-Stevens Point.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior softball team ended its season Saturday with one win and a pair of losses in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.
The Yellowjackets defeated UW-Stout in the elimination game, 2-0, and then went on to fall to UW-Whitewater and UW-Stevens Point.
Against Stout, UWS had only three hits but made them count, scoring one run in the fourth inning and another in the fifth. Nichole Tessier pitched seven innings in the shutout, striking out six while walking three and giving up three hits.
In the second game, Whitewater scored six runs in the second inning and never surrendered the lead on its way to a 10-2 victory over the Yellowjackets. Jodi Redlich was 1-for-2 in the game with two RBIs for UWS.
The final game for UWS was against Stevens Point.
After one inning it was tied 1-1, but the Pointers scored three runs in both the third and fourth innings and five in the to end the game early with a 12-1 win.
UWS finished the season with a 14-23 overall record.
Three teams advance
For the second consecutive season, three WIAC schools will be represented in the NCAA Division III Women’s Softball Tournament.
UW-Eau Claire, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater have been selected to participate in the 59-team tournament field and will compete in regional action on May 8-12.
The Blugolds and Titans were joined by UW-Stevens Point in postseason action a year ago.
Oshkosh (28-9) earned an automatic bid into the national event by winning the WIAC Tournament, while Eau Claire (28-11) and Whitewater (30-8) claimed two of the 18 at-large bids.
The Blugolds and Titans will compete in a regional in Eau Claire, while the Warhawks will travel to Rock Island, Ill. Both regionals feature eight teams and are double-elimination format.
UWEC is making the program’s seventh appearance in the NCAA tournament, while Oshkosh is making its sixth trip and Whitewater a 13th showing.
Winners of the eight regionals from around the country will advance to the championship round on May 16-20 in Salem, Va.