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.

Softball - Belles Earn Dramatic Win in Game One, Fall in Nightcap to Hope

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.

Softball - Palicki Leads the Way as Belles Sweep Hornets

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.

Softball - Belles Knock Off Bulldogs In Game One, Fall in Nightcap

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.

Softball - Bojorquez, Selner Go Deep as Belles Sweep Spartans

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.

Softball - Palicki and Selner Shut Down Opposition as Belles Win Two

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.

Softball - Offense Erupts as Belles Sweep Day Two Games in Florida

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.