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Softball’s offense stalls against Quincy

Softball’s offense stalls against Quincy

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Sports

No. 5 Southern Indiana lost its final home game of the season after losing game two of Monday’s doubleheader against Quincy. With the loss, the team sits at 2-2 in the last four games after entering its final series of home games on a seven game tear. Game one started with USI in a 4-1 hole as the bottom ...

Softball splits series on Senior Day

Softball splits series on Senior Day

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Sports

On softball’s senior day, No. 5 Southern Indiana split a pair of games against Truman State before the festivities could begin. The day started off promising with the team entering game one with its highest national ranking in program history and a seven-game win streak that stretched back to April 8....

Softball keeps winning as offense struggles

Softball keeps winning as offense struggles

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Sports

Sue Kunkle said the softball team is finding different ways to win during its seven game win streak. USI has been winning close games since there hasn’t been much breathing room created by the offense. Three of the last four games ended with the team up by one run. The offensive struggles stretch back e...

Softball fights back twice

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 16, 2017
Filed under Sports

No. 8 Southern Indiana (36-8) passed the 35-win mark for the third straight season and last season’s win total of 35 after sweeping Wisconsin-Parkside (13-23) in a GLVC doubleheader on Friday. The wins didn’t come easy for the Eagles, but USI’s head coach, Sue Kunkle, said the fact that they...

Softball sweeps Indy as Leonhardt earns 20th win

Softball sweeps Indy as Leonhardt earns 20th win

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Sports

After going 5-1 last week, including a doubleheader sweep of No. 14 University of Indianapolis, the No. 10 Southern Indiana softball team is one game away from matching last season’s win total. Four of the Eagles’ five wins came when freshman pitcher, Jennifer Leonhardt (20-1), stepped into the pitchi...

Consistency is Key: Softball team looks to promising season

Bradie Gray
January 13, 2015
Filed under Sports

The women’s softball team is ready to come back with a “loaded” team full of upperclassmen and experience. The key to this season is consistency. Coach Sue Kunkle said that inconsistency was the team’s main struggle last season. “We were an outstanding team on Saturday, but we struggled on Sunday. O...

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