2014 UCSB Softball News

  • Clark Makes History with All-Region Selection
    May 15, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Kristen Clark continues to reel in postseason hardware, as the freshman was named All-Pacific Region Third Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Thursday.
  • Clark Named Big West Freshman of the Year, Five Other Gauchos Earn All-Conference Honors
    May 13, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Led by Big West Freshman of the Year Kristen Clark, six Gauchos were named to the all-conference team, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.
  • UCSB Falls in 10-9 Thriller to Long Beach, Seniors Play in Final Home Game
    May 10, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Offense took center stage in the battle for the Big West Title, as UC Santa Barbara fell short in 10-9 extra innings thriller to Long Beach State.
  • Gauchos Split Doubleheader, Wisdom Sets All-Time Wins Record
    May 09, 2014
    On an eventful day at Campus Diamond, UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach State split the doubleheader setting up a showdown for the Big West title on Saturday afternoon. For UCSB they will be playing for the chance at their first ever title. Shelby Wisdom picked up a win in the second game of the day, giving her 63 for her career breaking the Gauchos all-time record.
  • Clark Can Hit the Ball a Smile
    May 09, 2014
    UCSB can be a scary place for an innocent like softball freshman Kristen Clark.
  • UCSB's Kind of Wisdom
    May 09, 2014
    Brie Galicinao claims that when she first saw a pink-haired sophomore at Elk Grove High School, she knew she needed her on the roster.
  • UCSB Takes On Long Beach State for Big West Crown
    May 08, 2014
    Last weekend, UCSB pulled off a sweep at UC Riverside and tied Long Beach State for first place in the Big West with a 13-5 record. The Gauchos made it look easy against the Highlanders, as Shelby Wisdom limited them to just four runs through the series, highlighted by a 3-0 shutout in game two. Offensively, UCSB saw three of its players hit .600 or better over the weekend, as Kathryn Pilpil led the team with a .625 mark (M. Moore, Wisdom both hit .600).
  • Moore and Wisdom Pick Up Player of the Week Awards
    May 05, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara’s battery combination of pitcher Shelby Wisdom and catcher MeShalon Moore each picked up weekly awards on Monday after a dominant 3-0 sweep at UC Riverside. Wisdom was named the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Player of the Week, while Moore was selected as the Big West Field Player of the Week.
  • UCSB Sweeps Riverside, Wisdom Ties Career Wins Record
    May 04, 2014
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Behind MeShalon Moore’s big hits and Shelby Wisdom’s performance in the circle, UC Santa Barbara completed the series sweep at UC Riverside with a 5-3 win on Sunday.
  • Gauchos Claim Both Wins in Doubleheader against Riverside
    May 03, 2014
    With dominant pitching, UC Santa Barbara (32-18, 12-5) cruised to two more victories in its doubleheader against fellow Big West opponent, UC Riverside (22-28, 3-14).
  • Gauchos Top Hawai'i 6-4, Clark Breaks Single Season Hits Record
    April 27, 2014
    UC Santa Barbara picked up their 30th win of the season with a 6-4 victory over Hawai'i in what was a historic game for freshman left fielder Kristen Clark. Coming into the game with 72 hits on the season, Clark would need four hits to pass current UCSB assistant coach Christine Ramos record of 75. Sure enough, Clark went 4-for-4 and her RBI single in the sixth inning gave her the record with hit number 76.
  • UCSB Splits Doubleheader with Hawai'i After Extra Inning Spectacles
    April 26, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – In a doubleheader highlighted by late game theatrics, UC Santa Barbara split a pair of high scoring decisions with Hawai’i at Campus Diamond.
  • UCSB Returns Home to Host Hawai’i
    April 23, 2014
    Last week, UCSB won its third consecutive conference series and second as the road team. After UC Davis dealt the Gauchos a decisive 5-2 loss in game one, UCSB responded with consecutive wins behind two outstanding pitching performances from Shelby Wisdom. The junior allowed just two earned runs in the second game and tossed a four-hit shutout in Saturday’s rubber game. Freshman Stacy Cavazos scored the game winning run to clinch the series, as Arianna Palomares drove her in on a sacrifice fly.
  • Palomares's Sacrifice Fly Lifts UCSB Over Davis 1-0
    April 19, 2014
    DAVIS, Calif. – Arianna Palomares’s sixth inning sacrifice fly was all UC Santa Barbara needed to clinch the series victory at UC Davis. The 1-0 game featured a pitcher’s duel between Shelby Wisdom and Dana Cruse who both put in complete game efforts.
  • Gauchos Split Opener at UC Davis
    April 18, 2014
    In the first game of a three game series at Big West foe UC Davis (15-25), UC Santa Barbara (26-17) was unable to produce much offensively, missing numerous scoring chances while falling 5-2. The loss ended a five game winning streak for the Gauchos, all in conference play.
  • UCSB Takes Five Game Winning Streak to Davis
    April 17, 2014
    Last week, UCSB made a jump in the conference standings after pulling off a series sweep at Cal State Northridge. Now with a 6-3 record, UCSB broke out of a three-way tie for fourth place last week and has elevated to the number two spot, as Long Beach State reamins atop the Big West at 9-0. The Gauchos have now taken four straight series victories from CSUN with two sweeps. UCSB has picked up five straight wins.
  • Kristen Clark Named Finalist for NFCA National Freshman of the Year
    April 17, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Kristen Clark was named a Top 25 Finalist for the National Freshman of the Year award it was announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Thursday. She is the first ever Gaucho to capture this honor.
  • Kathryn Pilpil Named Big West Field Player of the Week
    April 14, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Kathryn Pilpil was named the Big West Field Player of the Week after leading the Gauchos with a .600 batting average, five runs, and three RBI in the team’s sweep of Cal State Northridge.
  • Gauchos Complete Series Sweep of Matadors
    April 13, 2014
    UC Santa Barbara took care of business for the third straight game against Cal Stat Northridge, defeating them 6-2 on Sunday afternoon at Matador Diamond. The Gauchos improve their overall record to 26-16 and 6-3 in conference play.
  • UCSB Sweeps Doubleheader at Northridge
    April 12, 2014
    NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – Behind a seven doubles, UC Santa Barbara tallied 16 runs in sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader at Cal State Northridge.
  • UCSB Looks to Climb Big West Standings at Northridge
    April 09, 2014
    Last week, UCSB wrapped up its nonconference schedule with visits to No. 3 Oregon and Oregon State. The Gauchos dropped all three contests and were dealt a 14-1 loss in their conference home opener against Cal Poly, but the team bounced back with back-to-back wins to end the weekend. In clinching the series victory over the Mustangs, UCSB looked to Shelby Wisdom in the circle who allowed Cal Poly just one run in the final two games. With a 3-3 Big West record, the Gauchos find themselves in a three-way tie for fourth place with Cal State Northridge and Cal Poly.
  • Gauchos Take Series With 2-1 Victory Over Cal Poly
    April 06, 2014
    UC Santa Barbara topped Cal Poly 2-1 in the rubber match of the series on Sunday afternoon at Campus Diamond. The Gauchos improve their record to 23-16 and 3-3 in Big West play.
  • Gauchos Split Doubleheader with Cal Poly in Big West Home Opener
    April 05, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara split a doubleheader to open their three game series with Cal Poly at Campus Diamond on Saturday afternoon.
  • UCSB Dealt 8-1 Loss at Oregon State
    April 02, 2014
    Corvallis, Ore. – In concluding its nonconference schedule, UC Santa Barbara was dealt an 8-1 loss at Oregon State.
  • Gauchos Come Up Empty in Doubleheader Against Oregon
    April 01, 2014
    After kicking off Big West play this past weekend, UC Santa Barbara (21-13) fell in the first game of a nonconference doubleheader at No. 16 Oregon (31-4), losing 2-1 in extra innings. After the best start in school history, the Gauchos have now lost six of their last seven games.
  • UCSB Makes Oregon Road Swing, Hosts Cal Poly in Big West Home Opener
    March 31, 2014
    Last week, UCSB faced a loaded slate of road games with No. 1 UCLA and Cal State Fullerton in its Big West opening series. The Bruins downed the Gauchos convincinlgy in both games of their doubleheader as UCSB was held to a combined two runs. Against the Titans, Santa Barbara took the series opener with a 6-1 victory, but Fullerton took the series in winning the following two games. The Gauchos are now tied for fifth in the conference with Cal State Northridge.
  • UCSB Fall Short in High Scoring Bout with Fullerton
    March 30, 2014
    FULLERTON, Calif. – In a game that featured 18 runs and three grand slams, UC Santa Barbara fell short in the series rubber game with Cal State Fullerton, as the Titans outpaced the Gauchos on offense with an 11-7 victory. It was the highest scoring game the Gauchos have played in this season.
  • Gauchos Split First Conference Games with Fullerton
    March 30, 2014
    In their first two Big West conference games of the season, UC Santa Barbara (21-11) split their doubleheader against Cal State Fullerton (20-13-1), winning the first game 6-1 and falling in the second 10-0 in five innings.
  • UCSB Drops Both Games in Doubleheader at UCLA
    March 26, 2014
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – In a doubleheader with No. 6 UCLA, UC Santa Barbara dropped both road decisions to the Bruins.
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