The Daily Northwestern

Softball: NU trio brings variety, style to the mound

Nicholas Medline

April 4, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

Northwestern relies on three pitchers to carry the team's innings workload. With limited options in the circle, the small rotation understands its responsibility to give the Wildcats a lift. "There's a lot more pressure with ev...

Softball: Errors derail Wildcats against Notre Dame

Callie Counsellor

April 2, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcats picked the wrong time to commit errors against Notre Dame on Wednesday, and the Fighting Irish made them pay. Northwestern made two errors in both the first and fifth innings and was unable to overcome its four ...

Softball: Freshman is no Duehr in the headlights

Callie Counsellor

April 1, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

Athletes often use freshman year to mesh with the team, learn the ways of college athletics and develop their skills before playing a prominent role on the team. Northwestern's freshmen, however, have done anything but warm ...

Softball: Northwestern wins set against Wisconsin

Callie Counsellor

March 30, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

Northwestern faltered in its first game of the series against Wisconsin, but made up for it in grand fashion just hours later when it won the weekend series. Five Wildcat errors allowed the Badgers to plate seven unearned runs in a...

Softball: Northwestern looks to carry momentum into Big Ten play

Callie Counsellor

March 27, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Big Ten season has arrived and, after a tough non-conference schedule, Northwestern is ready for the challenge. In their first 25 games, the Wildcats (12-17, 0-3 Big Ten) faced 11 ranked opponents, including then-No. 1 Arizona...

Softball: Freshman hurler helps NU to win over UIC

Nicholas Medline

March 26, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

Until the offensive floodgates opened for Northwestern, the Wildcats relied on freshman pitcher Amy Letourneau to keep University of Illinois at Chicago off the scoreboard. Letourneau did just that, dodging trouble in the early ...

Softball: Meeting with Joe Girardi spurs Wildcats into Big Ten play

Nicholas Medline

March 25, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

Though Northwestern won just 11 of its first 28 games, the early season brought forth many pleasant surprises. Sophomore third baseman Marisa Bast has emerged as an offensive threat, hitting .434 including a team-high 7 home run...

Softball: Wildcats not focusing on past, only future

Josh Walfish

February 22, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

Northwestern is not worried about its past. "We're playing for 2012," junior pitcher Meghan Lamberth said. "We're focusing on the present, not the competing." The next two weekends will be a major test for NU, which is 1-3 against ranked compet...

Softball: Cats bounce back to split series with Spartans

Josh Walfish

April 12, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

For a second straight series Northwestern's resiliency was put to the test. NU (20-11, 2-4 Big Ten) responded to a 13-4 drubbing in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday to knock off Michigan State (21-18, 3-7) 4-2 in th...

Softball: Newcomers look to even out, focus NU’s performance

Colin Becht

February 23, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

Mari Majam comes from a softball family, one whose reputation might be a little daunting for the freshman outfielder. Her oldest sister Allison was a two-time All-Mountain West Conference team member at Colorado State, and her o...

Softball: Down and out: a look back at NU’s season

Colin Becht

May 19, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

Northwestern entered the 2010 season with the high expectations that accompany the No. 15 team in the nation. Having held a spot in the top 25 for 74 consecutive polls, such expectations were no surprise."Every team's goal is t...