2014 UCSB Softball News

  • Clark Makes History with All-Region Selection
    May 15, 2014
    Clark Makes History with All-Region Selection 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
    Clark Named Big West Freshman of the Year, Five Other Gauchos Earn All-Conference Honors 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
    UCSB Falls in 10-9 Thriller to Long Beach, Seniors Play in Final Home Game 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
    Gauchos Split Doubleheader, Wisdom Sets All-Time Wins Record 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
    Clark Can Hit the Ball a Smile UCSB can be a scary place for an innocent like softball freshman Kristen Clark.
  • UCSB's Kind of Wisdom
    May 09, 2014
    UCSB's Kind of Wisdom 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
    UCSB Takes On Long Beach State for Big West Crown 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
    Moore and Wisdom Pick Up Player of the Week Awards 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
    UCSB Sweeps Riverside, Wisdom Ties Career Wins Record 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
    Gauchos Claim Both Wins in Doubleheader against Riverside 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
    Gauchos Top Hawai'i 6-4, Clark Breaks Single Season Hits Record 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
    UCSB Splits Doubleheader with Hawai'i After Extra Inning Spectacles 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
    UCSB Returns Home to Host Hawai’i 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
    Palomares's Sacrifice Fly Lifts UCSB Over Davis 1-0 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
    Gauchos Split Opener at UC Davis 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
    UCSB Takes Five Game Winning Streak to Davis 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
    Kristen Clark Named Finalist for NFCA National Freshman of the Year 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
    Kathryn Pilpil Named Big West Field Player of the Week 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
    Gauchos Complete Series Sweep of Matadors 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
    UCSB Sweeps Doubleheader at Northridge 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
    UCSB Looks to Climb Big West Standings at Northridge 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
    Gauchos Take Series With 2-1 Victory Over Cal Poly 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
    Gauchos Split Doubleheader with Cal Poly in Big West Home Opener 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
    UCSB Dealt 8-1 Loss at Oregon State 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
    Gauchos Come Up Empty in Doubleheader Against Oregon 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
    UCSB Makes Oregon Road Swing, Hosts Cal Poly in Big West Home Opener 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
    UCSB Fall Short in High Scoring Bout with Fullerton 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
    Gauchos Split First Conference Games with Fullerton 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
    UCSB Drops Both Games in Doubleheader at UCLA LOS ANGELES, Calif. – In a doubleheader with No. 6 UCLA, UC Santa Barbara dropped both road decisions to the Bruins.
  • UCSB Faces UCLA, Opens Big West Play at Fullerton
    March 25, 2014
    UCSB Faces UCLA, Opens Big West Play at Fullerton In their final tournament of the season, the Gauchos finished with a 2-2 record over the weekend at the University of San Diego. UCSB swept the first day of the tournament with a pair of one-run victories against San Jose State and the Toreros. However, both teams evened the score on Sunday to put UCSB on a season-high two-game losing streak. Despite the losses, the Gauchos are still off to one of their best starts in program history at 20-8. The last time the team had as good a record through its first 28 games was in 2007, which was the last time UCSB competed in an NCAA Regional.
  • UCSB Drops Final Two Games of USD Tournament II
    March 23, 2014
    UCSB Drops Final Two Games of USD Tournament II SAN DIEGO, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara drops both games in the final day of the USD Tournament II with losses to San Jose State and host San Diego. Despite Sunday’s games, the Gauchos are off to one of their best starts in program history at 20-8. The team had an identical record through its first 28 games of the 2007 season, which was also the last time the Gauchos competed in an NCAA Regional.
  • Gauchos Open USD Tournament II With Two Victories
    March 23, 2014
    Gauchos Open USD Tournament II With Two Victories UC Santa Barbara (19-6) made use of another dominant pitching performance by Shelby Wisdom and a two run bomb by Emily Brucelas to defeat USD (14-13) by a score of 2-1 in the first game of the USD Tournament II. The Gauchos have now won eight of their last nine games.
  • UCSB Heads to San Diego for USD Tournament II
    March 19, 2014
    UCSB Heads to San Diego for USD Tournament II Last week, UCSB wrapped up its nonconference home schedule with the Gaucho Classic II. Santa Barbara outscored its first three opponents 27-5 and mercy ruled both Utah State and Portland State. Kathryn Pilpil led the Gauchos with both a .545 batting average and six runs. Behind her first triple of the season, Pilipil also led the team with a .909 slugging percentage.
  • Gauchos Fail to Sweep Gaucho Classic, Fall to Dartmouth
    March 17, 2014
    Gauchos Fail to Sweep Gaucho Classic, Fall to Dartmouth SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – On the final day of the second Gaucho Classic, UC Santa Barbara (18-6) came up short for the first time in their last eight games, losing to Dartmouth (6-8) 9-2. The Gauchos had won their previous three games in the Classic.
  • UCSB Off to Best Start in Program History, Crushes Portland State 13-2
    March 15, 2014
    UCSB Off to Best Start in Program History, Crushes Portland State 13-2 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Capped off by Lauren Boser’s towering grand slam, UC Santa Barbara blew away Portland State 13-2 in six innings at Campus Diamond for its seventh straight win.
  • UCSB Wins Sixth Straight, Rally Past Monmouth 6-3
    March 14, 2014
    UCSB Wins Sixth Straight, Rally Past Monmouth 6-3 UC Santa Barbara (17-5) put together a big sixth inning rally to come from behind and defeat Monmouth (4-6) by a score of 6-3 on the second day of the Gaucho Classic II.
  • UCSB Opens Gaucho Classic II in Dominant 8-0 Shutout Over Utah State
    March 13, 2014
    UCSB Opens Gaucho Classic II in Dominant 8-0 Shutout Over Utah State SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Behind dominant performances at the plate and in the circle, Shelby Wisdom led UC Santa Barbara to an 8-0 shutout over Utah State in the Gaucho Classic II opener.
  • UCSB Returns Home to Host Gaucho Classic II
    March 12, 2014
    UCSB Returns Home to Host Gaucho Classic II Last week, the Gauchos swept the competition at the Nevada Classic in picking up four wins. The Gauchos downed Nevada twice and scored 15 runs against the host team over the weekend., including a season-high nine-run performance in their second meeting. Against the Red Hawks, UCSB pulled off a pair of narrow two-run victories behind great starts in the circle from Andriana Collins. Santa Barbara has now won six of its past seven games.
  • UCSB Sweeps the Nevada Classic with 4-2 Win Over Seattle
    March 09, 2014
    UCSB Sweeps the Nevada Classic with 4-2 Win Over Seattle RENO, Calif. – With a pair of home runs, UC Santa Barbara completed the sweep at the Nevada Classic with a 4-2 win over Seattle.
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