2012 Softball News

  • UCSB Softball Announces Summer Camp Dates
    June 13, 2012
    UCSB Softball Announces Summer Camp Dates The UCSB softball coaching staff has announced its 2012 summer camp dates. The program will be running multiple camps over the next three months, including the Advanced Overnight Summer Showcase and the Advanced Summer Showcases.
  • Future Gaucho Garners ESPN Cal-Hi Sports State Athlete of the Week Honors
    June 07, 2012
    Future Gaucho Garners ESPN Cal-Hi Sports State Athlete of the Week Honors MeShalon Moore, who will join the Gaucho softball team this fall, was named the ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports State Athlete of the Week on June 1 following a phenomenal stretch of games in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division I playoffs.
  • Wisdom and Galicinao Earn Major Big West Honors, Seven Players Garner Distinction
    May 16, 2012
    Wisdom and Galicinao Earn Major Big West Honors, Seven Players Garner Distinction Freshman pitcher Shelby Wisdom garnered Big West Freshman Field Player of the Year honors and Brie Galicinao was named the 2012 Coach of the Year it was announced Wednesday by the league office. A total of seven Gauchos garnered All-Big West distinction, marking the most since the 2008 season.
  • Wisdom Honored for Standout Weekend, Gauchos Earn College Sports Madness Accolades
    May 14, 2012
    Wisdom Honored for Standout Weekend, Gauchos Earn College Sports Madness Accolades Freshman pitcher Shelby Wisdom was honored with her second Big West Pitcher of the Week honor after a nearly flawless weekend in the circle.
  • Gauchos Complete Series Sweep, Finish Second in League
    May 12, 2012
    Gauchos Complete Series Sweep, Finish Second in League UC Santa Barbara finished its season by completing a series sweep of Cal State Northridge with a 4-1 victory at Matador Diamond on Saturday afternoon.
  • Wisdom’s No-No Highlights Doubleheader Sweep, Gauchos Keep Title Hopes Alive
    May 11, 2012
    Wisdom’s No-No Highlights Doubleheader Sweep, Gauchos Keep Title Hopes Alive Freshman pitcher Shelby Wisdom’s first career no-no highlighted UC Santa Barbara’s doubleheader sweep of Cal State Northridge on Friday afternoon at Matador Diamond. The Gauchos posted two shutout wins to stay in the hunt for their first Big West Conference title.
  • Perseverance at the Plate and Off the Field
    May 10, 2012
    Perseverance at the Plate and Off the Field By Mark Salay, Daily Nexus
  • With the Big West Title Still in its Sights, UCSB Rounds Out Regular Season in Northridge
    May 09, 2012
    With the Big West Title Still in its Sights, UCSB Rounds Out Regular Season in Northridge UC Santa Barbara, which is still in the hunt for its first Big West Conference title, will wrap-up the regular season this weekend at Cal State Northridge. The Gauchos and Matadors will play in a 1:30 pm doubleheader on Friday and conclude the series with a noon game on Saturday.
  • Jeppesen Named Big West Player of the Week
    May 07, 2012
    Jeppesen Named Big West Player of the Week Freshman infielder Jenessa Jeppesen was named the Big West Conference’s Player of the Week after a standout performance at the plate this past weekend. The El Dorado Hills, Calif. native helped lead the Gauchos to a series sweep of visiting Cal Poly.
  • Gauchos Complete Sweep on Senior Day with Mercy Win
    May 06, 2012
    Gauchos Complete Sweep on Senior Day with Mercy Win UC Santa Barbara celebrated its Senior Day in style as the Gauchos capped their series sweep over visiting Cal Poly with an 8-0 mercy win at Campus Diamond on Sunday afternoon.
  • Gauchos Go the Distance, Sweep Pair Against Cal Poly
    May 05, 2012
    Gauchos Go the Distance, Sweep Pair Against Cal Poly Trailing 4-3 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, it looked as though UC Santa Barbra was going to have to settle for a split during Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader against Cal Poly, but junior Keilani Jennings’ solo home run tied the game and Jenessa Jeppesen’s fifth hit of the day drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth as the Gauchos captured the sweep.
  • A Great Example: Krista Cobb
    May 04, 2012
    A Great Example: Krista Cobb Coming off one of her strongest pitching seasons in her collegiate softball career, senior Krista Cobb had boosted the expectations of herself and set even higher goals for her team. In the fall of 2011, it came as a devastating shock that Cobb’s senior year would not play out quite as she had planned.
  • Gauchos to Host Cal Poly in Final 2012 Home Series
    May 02, 2012
    Gauchos to Host Cal Poly in Final 2012 Home Series UC Santa Barbara will host its final 2012 home series this weekend against Central Coast rival Cal Poly. The three-game series will open with a noon doubleheader on Saturday, May 5 and conclude with a single game on Sunday at noon.
  • Wisdom Sets New School Wins Record with Complete Game Gem
    April 29, 2012
    Wisdom Sets New School Wins Record with Complete Game Gem Freshman pitcher Shelby Wisdom broke the UC Santa Barbara record for single season wins after tossing a complete game three-hitter against UC Davis on Sunday afternoon at the Aggies’ La Rue Field. The Gauchos defeated UC Davis, 2-1, to avoid the Big West series sweep.
  • UC Davis Edges Out Gauchos Twice in Twin Bill
    April 28, 2012
    UC Davis Edges Out Gauchos Twice in Twin Bill In a battle between a pair of Big West Conference leaders on Saturday, UC Davis came out on top with two narrow victories over visiting UC Santa Barbara at La Rue Field. The Aggies edged out UCSB, 4-2, in game one before topping the Gauchos, 4-3, in extra innings during the second game of the doubleheader.
  • UCSB Heads to UC Davis for a Showdown Between Two Big West Leaders
    April 26, 2012
    UCSB Heads to UC Davis for a Showdown Between Two Big West Leaders UCSB will play its three-game league series against UC Davis on Saturday and Sunday at La Rue Field as both teams battle to stay atop the conference leaderboard.
  • Offensive Explosion Guides UCSB to Series Win, Share of Big West Lead
    April 22, 2012
    Offensive Explosion Guides UCSB to Series Win, Share of Big West Lead Nine-run third inning buries the Tigers, who are now tied with the Gauchos for first place in the BIg West Conference
  • Gauchos Split Twinbill With First-Place Pacific
    April 21, 2012
    Gauchos Split Twinbill With First-Place Pacific Kathryn Pilpil's walk-off, two-out double in the bottom of the eighth inning scored Brooke Putich from second base to give UC Santa Barbara a 3-2 win in the first game of its Big West Conference doubleheader with the University of Pacific on Saturday. The Tigers came back to win the second game, 6-2, and remain one game ahead of the Gauchos in the league standings.
  • Gauchos Set to Battle League-Leader Pacific
    April 19, 2012
    Gauchos Set to Battle League-Leader Pacific UC Santa Barbara will look to extend its five-game winning streak this weekend as it returns to the friendly confines of Campus Diamond to host Pacific in a Big West Conference series.
  • Wisdom’s Five Wins Garner Her Pair of Weekly Honors
    April 16, 2012
    Wisdom’s Five Wins Garner Her Pair of Weekly Honors Freshman pitcher Shelby Wisdom has garnered Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week and College Sport Madness Softball Big West Player of the Week honors after an outstanding week in the circle for the Gauchos.
  • UCSB Completes Series Sweep with 3-1 Win Over Highlanders
    April 15, 2012
    UCSB Completes Series Sweep with 3-1 Win Over Highlanders The UC Santa Barbara softball team captured its first Big West Conference series sweep of the season after posting a 3-1 victory in game three against UC Riverside on Sunday afternoon at the Highlander’s Amy S. Harrison Field.
  • Gauchos Down Highlanders in Doubleheader
    April 14, 2012
    Gauchos Down Highlanders in Doubleheader UC Santa Barbara ensured itself the series win against UC Riverside on Saturday as it swept a doubleheader at the Highlander’s Amy S. Harrison Softball Field. The Gauchos posted a season-best in runs as they won the first game, 11-1, and then came from behind to take game two, 6-3.
  • UCSB Returns to the Road to Face Riverside
    April 12, 2012
    UCSB Returns to the Road to Face Riverside Coming off of a doubleheader sweep of Cal State Bakersfield in its final non-conference games of the 2012 regular season, UC Santa Barbara resumes Big West Conference play this weekend at UC Riverside.
  • UCSB Goes the Distance to Sweep Twin Bill with Bakersfield
    April 10, 2012
    UCSB Goes the Distance to Sweep Twin Bill with Bakersfield The UC Santa Barbara softball team defeated visiting Cal State Bakersfield in a pair of non-conference games on Tuesday afternoon at Campus Diamond. After posting a 3-1 victory in game two, the Gauchos used an extra inning to capture the game two win, 4-3.
  • Big Sixth Inning Propels Fullerton to Series Win Over Gauchos
    April 07, 2012
    Big Sixth Inning Propels Fullerton to Series Win Over Gauchos Cal State Fullerton came from behind on Saturday afternoon to defeat UC Santa Barbara, 5-4, and capture the weekend’s Big West Conference series at Anderson Family Field.
  • Gauchos and Titans Split Pair of One-Run Battles
    April 06, 2012
    Gauchos and Titans Split Pair of One-Run Battles UC Santa Barbara opened its Big West Conference series at Cal State Fullerton by splitting a pair of one-run affairs in front of a sold out crowd at Anderson Family Field on Friday evening. The Titans captured a 2-1 victory in game one before the Gauchos captured the nightcap with a 5-4 win.
  • Gauchos Head to Fullerton as Big West Play Continues
    April 04, 2012
    Gauchos Head to Fullerton as Big West Play Continues UC Santa Barbara will continue Big West Conference action this week when it travels to Cal State Fullerton for a three game series on Friday and Saturday.
  • Gauchos Capture Series Win Over Long Beach State
    April 01, 2012
    Gauchos Capture Series Win Over Long Beach State UC Santa Barbara won its Big West Conference opening series with a 3-1 win in Sunday afternoon’s rubber game against Long Beach State at Campus Diamond.
  • UCSB Defeats Long Beach State in Big West Opener, Second Game to be Completed Sunday
    March 31, 2012
    UCSB Defeats Long Beach State in Big West Opener, Second Game to be Completed Sunday UC Santa Barbara (14-22, 1-0) won its Big West Conference opener against Long Beach State (12-19, 0-1), 5-4, on Saturday afternoon at Campus Diamond. The Gauchos were trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning during game two when a rainstorm came charging through Santa Barbara. The game will resume at 11 a.m. on Sunday, prior to the final contest of the three-game series.
  • UCSB Opens Big West Play Against Long Beach State
    March 29, 2012
    UCSB Opens Big West Play Against Long Beach State UC Santa Barbara will open Big West Conference action this weekend as it plays host to Long Beach State for a three-game series on Saturday and Sunday at Campus Diamond.
  • No. 16 UCLA Prevails in Back and Forth Battle With Gauchos
    March 27, 2012
    No. 16 UCLA Prevails in Back and Forth Battle With Gauchos The UC Santa Barbara softball team put up a fight on Saturday as it took on No. 16 UCLA in a single game at Campus Diamond. The Gauchos battled back twice from multiple-run deficits before finally succumbing to the Bruins, 10-6.
  • Gauchos Edged Out by Fresno State
    March 27, 2012
    Gauchos Edged Out by Fresno State The Gauchos’ seventh inning rally came up short on Tuesday evening as UCSB (13-22) was edged out by Fresno State (22-13), 2-1, at Bulldog Diamond.
  • UCSB Splits Pair at Sacramento State
    March 26, 2012
    UCSB Splits Pair at Sacramento State The UC Santa Barbara (13-21) softball team had two strong defensive performances on Monday afternoon as it split a pair of games against Sacramento State (17-9) at Shea Stadium.
  • Gauchos to Get In Final Tune-Ups Before Big West Play
    March 23, 2012
    Gauchos to Get In Final Tune-Ups Before Big West Play With the stress of finals week dissipating, the UCSB softball team will once again take to the diamond as it plays its final four non-conference games of the season over the next several days.
  • Allison Taylor Garners Big West Player of the Week Honors
    March 19, 2012
    Allison Taylor Garners Big West Player of the Week Honors Wet weather may have dampened portions of this past weekend’s Gaucho Classic II, but it certainly did not dampen senior Allison Taylor’s play in the tournament. The UCSB player has garnered her first career Big West Player of the Week honor after a productive weekend at the plate.
  • UCSB Sweeps Pair with San Jose State on Final Day of Gaucho Classic II
    March 18, 2012
    UCSB Sweeps Pair with San Jose State on Final Day of Gaucho Classic II On an intermittently blustery and sunny day at Campus Diamond, UC Santa Barbara (12-19) closed out the Gaucho Classic II with a pair of wins over San Jose State (16-16) on Sunday.
  • Day Two of Gaucho Classic II Cancelled
    March 17, 2012
    Day Two of Gaucho Classic II Cancelled The second day of the Gaucho Classic II softball tournament has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • New Schedule for Day Three of Gaucho Classic II Set
    March 17, 2012
    New Schedule for Day Three of Gaucho Classic II Set After all four of Saturday's games at the Gaucho Classic II were called off due to heavy rain, a new schedule has been created for Sunday, the final day of the tournament.
  • Gauchos Struggle on Opening Day of Gaucho Classic II
    March 16, 2012
    Gauchos Struggle on Opening Day of Gaucho Classic II The UC Santa Barbara softball team’s return to Campus Diamond was not what it had hoped as the Gauchos stumbled in their two games on the opening day of the Gaucho Classic II. After falling 4-0 to Wisconsin in the opening game, UCSB dropped a 7-2 decision to Oklahoma State later in the day.
  • UCSB Returns Home to Host Gaucho Classic II
    March 14, 2012
    UCSB Returns Home to Host Gaucho Classic II This weekend, the Gauchos will host the Gaucho Classic II, a three-day tournament that will welcome Wisconsin, Oklahoma State and San Jose State to Campus Diamond, one of the hidden jewels of Santa Barbara.
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