Villanova Softball Archives
The Villanova Wildcats (21-22, 8-7 BIG EAST) are gearing up for two separate doubleheaders this week against opponents in the Patriot League. The first one will come on Wednesday in Bethlehem, Pa. against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (30-6, 11-1 Patriot). The second one will be on Thursday in Easton, Pa. against the Lafayette Leopards (3-31, 1-14 Patriot).
Kate Poppe has been honored by the BIG EAST for her performance this past week, the conference announced Monday. It is the ninth time in her career and the third time this season Poppe has been named to the BIG EAST honor roll.
In the rubber match of their three-game weekend series against the Providence Friars (10-20, 4-9 BIG EAST), the Villanova Wildcats (21-22, 8-7 BIG EAST) came up with their second walk-off win of the week in front of the biggest crowd of the season. On Tuesday, Mackenzie Tilles hit a walk-off two run homer in the bottom of the 11th. Today, Lauren Herschberg grounded to second and Tianah Hathaway was able to scamper home before the tag could be applied.
In the second game of a doubleheader against the Providence Friars (10-19, 4-8 BIG EAST), the Villanova Wildcats (20-22, 7-7 BIG EAST) were victorious 5-4. The Wildcats used the sixth inning to break the tie and score what would be the game-winning run.
In the first game of their three game weekend series against the Providence Friars (10-19, 4-8 BIG EAST), the Villanova Wildcats (20-22, 7-7) were defeated by a score of 2-1 in 10 innings. Kate Poppe started the game with nine strikeouts to go to tie the all-time Villanova career strikeout record and she ended the game with 13 to tie and break the record.
The Villanova Wildcats (19-21, 6-6 BIG EAST) will come home this weekend to face the incoming Providence Friars (9-18, 3-7 BIG EAST). The Wildcats will go into the weekend after a 1-2 week. The Friars will be coming into the matchup after three straight games that have been decided in less than seven innings.
The Wildcats accumulated ten hits and four runs in game two of the Rutgers doubleheader but were unable to come away with the victory losing 10-4. The Wildcats record falls to 19-21, 6-6 BIG EAST while the Scarlet Knights improve to 23-12 (7-5 Big 10).
In game one of a mid-week doubleheader at Rutgers there were four solo home runs hit, one by the Wildcats and three by the Scarlet Knights. The Villanova Wildcats (19-20, 6-6 BIG EAST) were seeking their second straight victory in as many days over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (22-12, 7-5 Big 10). The final score of game one was 3-1 Scarlet Knights.