UCSB Softball News

November 13, 2013
UCSB Announces Advanced Showcase Dates
The UC Santa Barbara Softball Staff will be hosting One-Day Advanced Showcases this upcoming winter. All camps are held on campus at Campus Diamond and instructed by Head Coach Brie Galicinao and Assistant Christine Ramos.

May 15, 2013
UCSB Freshmen Take Spotlight on Fox Sports West
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara softball program have two young players on the rise and Fox Sports West took notice. As freshman, both Pitcher Alex Pingree and outfielder Arianna Palomares had an immediate impact on the Gauchos’ lineup this season.

May 14, 2013
Five Gauchos Earn All-Big West Honors
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Five UC Santa Barbara softball players garnered All-Big West accolades it was announced by the conference on Tuesday afternoon.

May 11, 2013
Riverside Knocks Off Gauchos in Season Finale
In the final game of the season the Gauchos were unable to complete the sweep as UC Riverside's bats came alive late to trump UCSB 9-3. They finish the year at 31-24 and 12-12 in conference play while UC Riverside's first road victory of the year marks their final record at 19-35 and 3-20 in conference.

May 10, 2013
UCSB Take Both Games in Doubleheader, Limit Riverside to One Run
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara limited UC Riverside to just one run as they swept the doubleheader at Campus Diamond on Friday.

May 9, 2013
Gauchos End Regular Season at Home Against UC Riverside
Last weekend, the UCSB softball team wrapped up their 2013 road schedule with a visit to the University of Hawai’i. In the first game, the Gauchos played the Rainbow Wahine to nine innings before Sami Stark hit the game winning home run to give UCSB the 4-1 victory. Hawai’i won the series by taking both games of the doubleheader the following day.

May 5, 2013
Gauchos Fall, Jennings Makes History in Hawai'i Doubleheader
HONOLULU, Hawai’i – Keilani Jennings became UC Santa Barbara’s all-time home runs leader Saturday by knocking two homers in game one of the doubleheader at Hawai’i. The Gauchos dropped the first game 11-9 despite Jennings capturing history, and fell 8-0 in part two of the doubleheader.

May 4, 2013
Wisdom, Stark Elevate UCSB to 4-1 Win Over Hawai'i
Honolulu, Hawai’i. – UC Santa Barbara’s Shelby Wisdom outdueled Hawai’i’s Kaia Parnaby in a nine-inning marathon to help give the Gauchos the 4-1 win in Honolulu on Friday.

May 2, 2013
Gauchos Say Aloha to Hawai’i for Final Road Series
Last weekend, the UCSB softball team won their home series versus Cal State Northridge. The Gauchos mercy-ruled the Matadors 8-0 as Shelby Wisdom led the way with a two-hit shutout and a 1-3 performance at the plate that included a three RBI double. In the Sunday rubber match, UCSB clinched the series win thanks to Lauren Boser’s solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning that gave her team the 6-5 edge.

April 28, 2013
Gauchos Battle to a 6-5 Victory Over Northridge
After splitting the doubleheader yesterday, UC Santa Barbara was able to edge out a 6-5 victory to take the series from Cal State Northridge on Sunday afternoon at Campus Diamond. UCSB improves to 28-21 and evens up there conference record at 9-9, while CSUN falls to 21-29 and 7-11 in conference.

April 27, 2013
UCSB Split Doubleheader with CSUN
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge both took a game in Saturday’s doubleheader at Campus Diamond. The Gauchos lit up the scoreboard in the first game and downed the Matadors 8-0 in five innings, but CSUN struck back in game two with a close 3-0 victory.

April 24, 2013
Gauchos Lose Tough Battle with No.16 UCLA
Jessica Soria went 3-for-4 and Shelby Wisdom batted in three runs in UCSB’s losing effort on Wednesday at UCLA in a non-conference matchup. The Gauchos’ record stands at 26-20 after the 8-3 loss to No.16 UCLA, who improved to 31-15 with the win.

April 23, 2013
Gauchos Finish Road Trip at UCLA, Return Home for CSUN
Last week, the UCSB softball team could not complete a sweep over Cal Poly, and dropped two games in their weekend trip at Long Beach State. Despite the loss to the Mustangs, UCSB won the season series by taking both games in their douleheader on Apr. 10. The Gauchos’ victory over the 49ers on Sunday snapped a seven-game lossing streak at the 49er Softball Complex.

April 21, 2013
Gauchos Edge Long Beach State in Final Game of Series, 2-1
UC Santa Barbara ended a three-game skid and avoided a series sweep with a 2-1 victory against Long Beach State (30-19, 12-6) on Sunday afternoon. The Gauchos improve their record to 26-19 overall and 7-8 in conference.

April 21, 2013
Gauchos Drop Both Games of Doubleheader at Long Beach State
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Long Beach State’s big hits were enough to down UC Santa Barbara in both games of the doubleheader on Saturday. The Gauchos are now 25-19 overall and are 6-8 in conference.

April 17, 2013
UCSB Finishes Cal Poly Series with 3-1 Loss
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara fell 3-1 to finish their series with Cal Poly on Wednesday.

April 16, 2013
UCSB Hits the Road to Face Cal Poly, Long Beach State
Last week, the UCSB softball team swept their double header at San Luis Obispo and took two of three from UC Davis at Campus Diamond. The victories clinched UCSB its first two Big West series victories this season.

April 16, 2013
Andriana Collins: A Great Example
They have daily practices, grueling weight training sessions, long hours devoted to travel, and don’t forget about attending class. Every day, student-athletes are challenged to balance their demanding academic course load with commitments to their team. It takes a special type of student-athlete to not only find that balance, but also excel at it. Andriana Collins is one of those student-athletes.

April 15, 2013
Pingree's Three Shutouts Earn Her Big West Pitcher of the Week Honors
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – After recording three consecutive complete game shutouts, freshman Alex Pingree was named the Big West Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon. She started three of the Gauchos’ five games this past week, earning a pair of wins over UC Davis and another at Cal Poly.

April 14, 2013
Wisdom, Pingree Lead UCSB Over UC Davis, 1-0
Shelby Wisdom homered in the bottom of the 4th inning and Alex Pingree pitched a shutout to lead UC Santa Barbara over UC Davis, 1-0 on Sunday afternoon. UCSB takes two out of three in the series and improve their record to 25-16 while UC Davis falls to 17-21.

April 13, 2013
UCSB and UC Davis Exchange Shutouts in Doubleheader
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara split the doubleheader with UC Davis on Saturday at Campus Diamond, dropping the first game off a mercy rule 8-0 finish and shutting out the Aggies 1-0 to take the second.

April 10, 2013
Gauchos Sweep Doubleheader at Cal Poly
Alex Pingree outlasted Cal Poly's Jordan Yates in the pitcher's duel propelling UC Santa Barbara to a 1-0 victory over Cal Poly on Wednesday night at Bob Janssen Field. The victory secured the sweep of the double header and improved the Gauchos record to 23-15 while Cal Poly drops to 16-24.

April 9, 2013
UCSB Returns to Big West Action
Last week, the UCSB softball team dropped both their games at the University of Arizona of mercy rule decisions. Aside from the Gauchos’ Apr. 24th matchup at UCLA, UCSB’s will only be playing Big West teams for the rest of the regular season.

April 7, 2013
Gauchos Shutout 9-0 at Arizona
On the second consecutive day UC Santa Barbara was unable to get a runner home and they were shutout 9-0 against Arizona on Sunday afternoon. Arizona used a seven-run third inning to bury the Gauchos and force a mercy rule finish in the fifth inning.

April 7, 2013
Gauchos Fall 12-2 in Mercy Rule to Arizona
Arizona’s five-run first inning was too much for UC Santa Barbara to overcome as they fell to the Wildcats 11-2 on Saturday. UCSB falls to 21-14, while the Arizona improves its record to 25-13.

April 4, 2013
UCSB Heads to Arizona to Finish Road Trip
After opening going 1-4 in last week’s action, including a loss to St. Mary’s and a 1-3 series loss at Pacific, the UCSB softball team will conlcude their six-game road trip this weekend with a visit to the University of Arizona. UCSB’s two nonconference matchups with the Wildcats will bring the two programs together for the first time since the 1997 season.

March 30, 2013
UCSB Uses Two Homers to Top Pacific 5-3
Stockton, Calif. – It took 10 innings, but UCSB pulled off the hard fought 5-3 win to avoid the sweep against the University of the Pacific on Saturday.

March 29, 2013
UCSB Drops Both Games of Doubleheader at Pacific
Stockton, Calif. – The conference woes continue for UCSB as they dropped both games in their doubleheader against the University of the Pacific on Friday. With a 6-5 loss in the first game and a 3-2 defeat in the second, the Gauchos now fall to 20-13 on the season and are just 1-4 in Big West play. The losses also extend the team’s losing streak to four games.

March 27, 2013
Gauchos Shutout 2-0 at St. Mary's
Moraga, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara’s four-game road trip was met with a rocky start as the Gauchos were shut out by St. Mary’s 2-0 on Wednesday.

March 25, 2013
UCSB Continues Season with Northern California Road Trip
After opening their Big West schedule with a 1-2 series lost to Cal State Fullerton, the UCSB softball team will hit the road this weekend to visit St. Mary’s and Pacific. UCSB’s matchup will be a nonconference stop on Wednesday during their road swing. They will be back in Big West action this weekend in a three-game series with the Tigers.

March 24, 2013
UCSB Falls to Fullerton 3-0 in Series Finale
Santa Barbara, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara was shutout in the series rubber match against Cal State Fullerton 3-0 on Sunday at Campus Diamond. The Gauchos fall to 20-10 on the season and are now 1-2 in Big West action.

March 23, 2013
UCSB Splits Doubleheader in Big West Opening Day
Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Gauchos opened up the 2013 Big West season by splitting a doubleheader with Cal State Fullerton. UCSB’s overall record moves to 20-9 and are now 1-1 in conference play.

March 20, 2013
Gauchos Host Fullerton to Open Big West Play
UC Santa Barbara opens Big West Conference play this weekend with a three-game series against perennial conference power Cal State Fullerton. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday at UCSB’s Campus Diamond.

March 16, 2013
Offensive Outburst Propels Gauchos Past Santa Clara
In the second game of a three game series at Santa Clara, UC Santa Barbara poured on 12 hits en route to a 10-1 victory over Santa Clara on Saturday morning.

March 16, 2013
Gauchos Blank Broncos in Series Finale, 1-0
Keilani Jennings belted a solo home run in the top of the second inning and two UC Santa Barbara pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout as the Gauchos blanked Santa Clara in the final game of a three-game series on Saturday, 1-0.

March 14, 2013
UCSB Finishes Road Trip with Three Game Series at Santa Clara
Last weekend, the Gauchos finished Mayfair Invitational play in Long Beach with three wins and a pair of loses. Now, UCSB will finish their eight game road trip with a three game series against the Santa Clara Broncos.

March 10, 2013
Gauchos Finish Mayfair Tourney With 4-2 Win Over Weber State
UC Santa Barbara improved to 17-7 on the season as it wrapped-up play at the Mayfair Classic in Lakewood, Calif., with a 4-2 win over Weber State.

March 9, 2013
UCSB Falls to North Dakota State in First Game of Doubleheader
UCSB (15-7) struggled at the plate against North Dakota State’s Whitney Johnson, who got her 7th win on the season in the second game of the Long Beach State Invitational.

March 9, 2013
Wisdom Shines in 12-0 Rout of Charleston Southern at Mayfair Invitational
UC Santa Barbara finished Saturday’s doubleheader off with a bang by handing Charleston Southern University a 12-0 loss in five innings at the Long Beach State Mayfair Invitational.

March 8, 2013
Rain Cuts Rally Short as UCSB Falls to South Alabama
Just as UCSB loaded the bases with two outs in the 7th inning on Friday morning, the rain poured down and forced an early ending. The game would revert back to the 6th inning giving the Gauchos a 3-0 loss to South Alabama on the second day of the Mayfair Invitational in Long Beach.

March 8, 2013
UCSB Start off Mayfair Invitational Play with Win Over Weber State, 4-1
Long Beach, Calif.— The Gauchos extended their win streak to a season-high six games after downing Weber State 4-1 in their first matchup of the Mayfair Invitational in Long Beach.

March 6, 2013
UCSB Heads to Long Beach for the Mayfair Invitational
After sweeping their competition at the Gaucho Classic II, the UCSB softball team will hit the road this weekend to visit Long Beach for the Mayfair Invitational. UCSB will face Weber State, South Alabama, UNLV, North Dakota State, and Charleston Southern during the three-day tournament.

March 3, 2013
UCSB Sweeps Doubleheader to Complete Gaucho Classic II
UCSB swept tournament play with back-to-back wins in the final day of the Gaucho Classic II on Sunday at Campus Diamond. A full recap of today's doubleheader is soon to come.

March 2, 2013
UCSB Battles for Two Wins on Second Day of Gaucho Classic II
The UC Santa Barbara softball team picked up two victories on the second day of the Gaucho Classic II on Saturday at Campus Diamond. The Gauchos bested Seattle University, 6-4, in a battle that carried ten innings in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. Then picked up a win, 5-4, in a closely contested battle against South Dakota State.

March 1, 2013
Gauchos Rally in the Sixth to Beat Seattle
Sami Stark's two RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning propelled UC Santa Barbara (10-5) to victory, 3-2, over Seattle University (8-6) at Campus Diamond on the first day of the Gaucho Classic II.

February 28, 2013
UCSB Returns Home for Gaucho Classic II
After finishing 1-3 in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif., UCSB will return home to host the Gaucho Classic II. This weekend’s three-day tournament features seven games to be played between the Gauchos, Seattle, and South Dakota State.

February 24, 2013
Gauchos Drop Final Two Games of Mary Nutter Collegiate Tournament
UC Santa Barbara endured a tough ending to a gritty performance at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, losing to both Tennessee on Saturday night and Nevada on Sunday afternoon to split their tournament record at 2-2.

February 23, 2013
UCSB Survives Late Run to Beat Brigham Young
UC Santa Barbara improved to 9-3 as they outlasted Brigham Young University in eight innings to win 12-10 in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

February 22, 2013
Gauchos toppled by No. 1 Oklahoma
UC Santa Barbara suffered a tough 5-2 loss on Friday evening as they fell to No. 1 ranked Oklahoma in the kickoff game of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

February 21, 2013
Gauchos Travel to Cathedral City to Take On Nation's Best
The Gauchos (8-2) gear up to take on some of the nation's top teams at this weekend's Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, California.

February 17, 2013
Gauchos Go the Distance, End Gaucho Classic I with Victory Over San Diego
Freshman catcher Sami Stark hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the eighth inning, driving home junior Lauren Boser, to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 3-2 victory over San Diego in the final game of the Gaucho Classic I on Sunday afternoon at Campus Diamond.

February 16, 2013
Gauchos Capture 5-2 Victory Over Fresno State
UC Santa Barbara held Fresno State scoreless through five innings on Saturday morning on its way to 5-2 victory over the visiting Bulldogs on the second day of the Gaucho Classic I at Campus Diamond.

February 15, 2013
UCSB Splits on Opening Day of Gaucho Classic I
UC Santa Barbara (6-1) opened its 2013 home slate with a split on the opening day of the Gaucho Classic I. The Gauchos fell to No. 7 Mizzou (1-0), 11-3, before rebounding with a gritty 5-4 victory over San Diego (2-2) on Friday afternoon at Campus Diamond.

February 14, 2013
UCSB Opens 2013 Home Slate with Gaucho Classic I
After capturing the tournament title at the season-opening Mardi Gras Classic last weekend at Louisiana Monroe, UC Santa Barbara softball will open its 2013 home slate with the Gaucho Classic I this weekend at Campus Diamond. The three-day tournament features 10 games and will feature the Gauchos, No. 7/8 Missouri, Fresno State and San Diego.

February 11, 2013
Wisdom Captures Season-Opening Big West Player of the Week Honors
UC Santa Barbara sophomore Shelby Wisdom (Elk Grove, Calif./Elk Grove HS), the Most Valuable Player of the Mardi Gras Classic, captured Big West Softball Field Player of the Week honors for her solid performance at the plate in the Gauchos’ opening weekend.

February 10, 2013
Final Day of Mardi Gras Classic Cancelled, Gauchos Crowned Tournament Champions
The fourth and final day of the Mardi Gras Classic, which was being hosted this weekend by Louisiana Monroe, has been cacelled due to rain, including UC Santa Barbara's evening contest with Southeast Missouri State.

February 9, 2013
UCSB Captures Two More at Mardi Gras Classic
UC Santa Barbara continued its perfect start to its 2013 campaign on Saturday as it defeated Northwestern State, 5-0, and Mississippi Valley State, 6-3, on the third day of the Mardi Gras Classic.

February 8, 2013
UCSB Softball Wins Tournament Double Header
UC Santa Barbara (3-0) has started the season in fine form, taking both games of a double header on Friday against Wichita State (0-1) and Louisiana Monroe (1-1)

February 7, 2013
UCSB Softball Shuts Out Grambling State in Opener
UC Santa Barbara (1-0) came out of the gates hot on Thursday at the Mardi Gras Classic, shutting out Grambling State (0-1), 6-0 in its 2013 season opener.

February 6, 2013
2013 UCSB Softball: Season Preview
Following one of the best seasons in UC Santa Barbara softball history, the Gauchos kick off their 2013 campaign this Thursday with a trip to Louisiana for the Mardi Gras Classic.

January 7, 2013
Gaucho Softball to Host Two More Advanced Showcase Camps
The UC Santa Barbara softball program has two more winter camps on its schedule. The Gaucho coaches will hold an Advanced Winter Showcase camp on January 21 and will then host a camp on February 3 in honor of Girls and Women in Sports Day.

November 26, 2012
Gaucho Softball Announces Winter Camp Changes and Additions
The UC Santa Barbara softball program has made changes to its winter camp schedule, it has recently been announced. The Gaucho coaches will hold three Advanced Winter Showcase camps between December and January.

November 16, 2012
UCSB Softball Signs Five to National Letters of Intent
UC Santa Barbara head softball coach Brie Galicinao has signed five student-athletes to National Letters of Intent this week during the fall signing period, she announced on Friday.

August 31, 2012
Gaucho Softball Announces Winter Camp Dates, Tryout Date for 2012-13 Team
The UC Santa Barbara softball program has announced the dates of its Advanced Winter Showcase camps and its tryout for the 2012-13 team.

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Brie Galicinao, Simon Thibodeau Featured on Tuesday's Talk'n Gauchos
The penultimate edition of Talk'n Gauchos will feature softball and women's tennis.