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Softball looks to build on standard of success

Expectations for Western Softball are higher than ever after returning a strong majority of players who went 42-13 last season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.  Western has been to the tournament for six out of the last eight seasons. “It’s been a long-standing program expectation to finish in the top of the conference and make it to the NCAA... Read More

Western mourns the death of former student-athlete

Brittany Toshene Douglas, former griffon softball player from 2008-2011, died on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. She graduated from Missouri Western in the fall of 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in recreation sport management. Douglas was also active in the community as she was named the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s Volunteer of the Year for the 2010-2011 season and also served the... Read More

Roemmich’s right-field transition helps Griffs

Before the season even started, softball coach Jen Bagley made a bold move. She decided against having team captains. Bagley’s decision didn’t affect the team. She said by going with zero captains, it was a way to have the girls motivated individually, and that the girls would benefit from it in the end. It may have paid off. Missouri Western,... Read More

Western sweeps two from rivals

Despite losing nearly 50 percent of its home runs from last season, Missouri Western’s coach Jen Bagley isn’t too worried about her top-ten team. The Griffons are winning a different way than round trippers. No. 10 ranked Western continued its dominance in the circle behind 2011 MIAA Freshman of the Year Jackie Bishop, as it completed a two-game sweep against... Read More

Griffons split home-opener against Quincy

Western softball is off to a 15-4 start after splitting a double-header with Quincy University in its home-opener at the MWSU Spring Sports Complex. Jackie Bishop came into the first game with a record of 8-0 and held the Hawks scoreless in the first three innings including striking out the first four batters. Quincy’s Ashleigh Roscetti singled two runners home,... Read More