2011 Softball News and Stories
2011 News and Headlines
Softball - NFCA Announces 2011 All-Academic Awards
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The Saint Mary's College softball program was recognized as an All-Academic Team while four members of the 2011 softball squad earned All-America Scholar Athlete recognition.
Softball - Enayati Named to All-MIAA First Team
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Saint Mary's junior outfielder Lauren Enayati was named to the 2011 All-MIAA First Team by the league's softball coaches on Monday.
Softball - Belles Sweep Season Finale
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Monica Palicki allowed just one run in 14 innings of work and Hayley Bojorquez hit a home run in her final game for the Belles as the Saint Mary's softball team swept Albion by 1-0 and 10-1 scores on Sunday.
Softball - Belles Sweep Knights
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Saint Mary's softball team swept a conference doubleheader against Calvin on Saturday by scores of 12-1 and 2-1.
Softball - Belles Split with Comets
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's softball team came back after a disappointing 5-4 loss in eight innings to defeat visiting Olivet 12-0 in five innings on Friday.
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Kelli Spurlock completed the Belles' come-from-behind win with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Saint Mary's softball team split with MIAA foe Hope, winning 5-4 in the opener before dropping the nightcap 6-0.
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Monica Palicki's birthday will likely be a memorable one as the junior pitcher matched an NCAA Division III record and earned a pair of wins as the Saint Mary's softball team swept Kalamazoo by 21-0 and 6-4 scores on Saturday.
Softball - Belles Split With Grizzlies
WHITELAND, Ind. - The Saint Mary's softball team bounced back from a 9-4 game one loss to shutout host Franklin 11-0 in five innings in game two on Tuesday.
Softball - Belles Drop Two to North Central
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's softball team fell in a non-conference doubleheader to North Central on Sunday afternoon, dropping 12-0 and 8-1 contests.
ADRIAN, Mich. - Thanks to the Saint Mary's softball team, there are no more undefeated teams in any level of collegiate softball. The Belles defeated #13 and previously undefeated Adrian 1-0 in the first game, but fell 11-2 in the nightcap of an MIAA doubleheader on Saturday. The Bulldogs had entered the day as the lone program in all of NCAA Division I, II, or III or NAIA without a loss.
Softball - Belles Downed by Thunder
ANGOLA, Ind. - The Saint Mary's softball team fell in both games of an MIAA doubleheader to Trine by 3-2 and 14-2 scores on Thursday.
Softball - Belles Tripped Up by Scots
ALMA, Mich. - The Saint Mary's softball team battled but came up short in their first MIAA doubleheader of the season as they suffered 10-6 and 7-1 losses to Alma on Saturday.
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Hayley Bojorquez wrapped up a comeback win in game one with a home run and Callie Selner added her first collegiate homer in game two as the Saint Mary's softball team swept Manchester by 10-5 and 12-4 scores on Tuesday.
Softball - Belles Fall to Pilots
MISHAWAKA, Ind. - Bethel pulled away with a four-run fifth inning as the host Pilots defeated the Saint Mary's softball team 8-0 in six innings on a chilly Monday afternoon.
Softball - Belles Split in Final Games in Florida
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Saint Mary's softball team concluded their spring break games with a win against St. Lawrence earlier in the evening followed by a loss to Washington (Md.) in the nightcap.
Softball - Belles Earn Two More Wins on Day Four
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Saint Mary's softball team earned wins over Heidelberg and St. Joseph's (NY) on their fourth day of play in Florida on Wednesday.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Monica Palicki and Callie Selner combined to notch 21 strikeouts while giving up just five hits as the Saint Mary's softball team defeated Curry and Salem State on Tuesday.
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Hayley Bojorquez, Morgan Bedan, and Lauren Enayati all hit home runs as the Saint Mary's softball team outscored the opposition 24-0 on Monday.
Softball - Belles Open Season With Split
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Saint Mary's softball team opened the 2011 campaign with a split on their spring break trip on Sunday.
Softball - Peterson Honored By Having Jersey Retired
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Last week, 2010 Saint Mary's College graduate and former softball player Ashley Peterson was recognized for her academic and athletic achievements while at the College.