2012 Softball News
April 30, 2012
Poets land four on All-SCIAC Teams
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference team for softball this morning and Whittier landed Denisse Martinez on 1st Team and Jessica Rosnack, Nikki Mendoza, and Jordan Learn on 2nd Team.
April 28, 2012
Poets can’t hold lead; Fall in extras to No. 13 Redlands 6-5
The Whittier College softball team wrapped up their 2011-12 campaign with an extra inning loss to Redlands University Saturday morning closing out the season 24-17, 13-11 SCIAC.
April 27, 2012
Poets stay alive in SCIAC Championships; Upset No. 1 seed Redlands 5-1
For the first time in six appearances in the SCIAC Post Season Tournament the Whittier College softball team have now advanced to the second day of the tournament after knocking off the Bulldogs of the University of Redlands 5-1.
April 26, 2012
Softball returns to SCIAC Tournament for sixth straight time this weekend
The Whittier College Softball team will make its sixth straight SCIAC Tournament appearance when it travels to Redlands this weekend.
April 25, 2012
Emi Shimamoto named SCIAC Athlete of the Week
Whittier College softball utility player Emi Shimamoto was honored this morning as the SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week in the thirtieth week of voting making her the seventh Poet to win this honor this year and the second freshman to do so as well.
April 21, 2012
Poets sweep regular season finale over Occidental; Earn third straight SCIAC Post Season Berth
The Whittier College softball team and Head Coach Shelley Whitaker for the third straight year have made it to the SCIAC Post Season Berth thanks to a sweep of the Tigers of Occidental College Saturday afternoon on Senior Day.
April 20, 2012
Whittier finishes non-conference schedule with split against Chapman
The Whittier College softball team split its final non conference doubleheader with Chapman University Friday afternoon, falling short in a comeback attempt in a 4-3 game one loss before rebounding with a decisive 5-1 victory in game two.
April 15, 2012
Poets win fourth straight; Still in the hunt for SCIAC Post Season Contention
The Whittier College softball team after sweeping the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer came back yesterday afternoon to sweep the Regals of Cal Lutheran University 6-4, and 13-3 to win their fourth straight.
April 14, 2012
Poets and Sagehens combine to play 19 innings; Whittier grabs doubleheader sweep
The Whittier College Poets and the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens combined to play 19 innings on the afternoon but Whittier stole the show sweeping the doubleheader winning 9-8 and 5-4.
April 7, 2012
Whittier's playoff hopes remain alive with split against No. 15 Claremont-M-S
The Whittier College softball team kept their playoff hopes alive Saturday afternoon as they split with the Athena’s of Claremont-M-S earning a 2-0 victory in game one but falling 14-0 in game two.
April 2, 2012
Poets split with Leopards on Breast Cancer Awareness Day
The Whittier College softball team who is coming off of a 2-2 spring break trip up North returned to sunny southern California only to split with the Leopards of the University of La Verne Monday afternoon.
March 29, 2012
Poets complete spring break with doubleheader sweep over Menlo
The Whittier College softball team completed their spring break trip up to Northern California with a sweep over Menlo 6-0 and 4-1 to finish their trip 2-2.
March 27, 2012
Holy Names sweeps Poets in doubleheader
The Whittier College softball team opened up their spring break trip with two losses to the Hawks of Holy Names University dropping 5-1 and 4-2 decisions.
March 25, 2012
Poets split in final doubleheader with No. 9 Redlands before spring break starts
The Whittier College softball team split with No. 9 University of Redlands this afternoon who are atop the standings in SCIAC falling in game one 9-0 but coming back in game two to win 2-0.
March 24, 2012
Poets erupt for a combined 19 runs; Complete sweep of Occidental
The Whittier College softball team erupted for a combined 19 runs on 26 hits to sweep the Tigers of Occidental College Saturday afternoon to get back into the hunt for SCIAC Post Season contention.
March 17, 2012
Twin bill postposed against Redlands due to inclement weather
The Whittier College softball team’s twin bill today against the Bulldogs of the University of Redlands has been postponed due to inclement weather.
March 15, 2012
Softball completes home stand with split against Piper’s
The Whittier College softball team completed their ten game home stand with a split against Hamline University winning 5-2 in game one but falling in game two 5-3.
March 12, 2012
Long ball lifts Poets past Gorlocks in twin bill
The Whittier College softball team used the long ball to lift themselves in the twin bill over Webster University Monday afternoon with 7-4, and 10-2 victories.
March 10, 2012
Riley quiets Poet bats in doubleheader sweep for Sagehens
The Whittier College softball team was stunned by Sagehen pitcher Fiona Riley who quieted the Whittier bats in both games of the doubleheader picking up both wins in the 2-1 and 4-0 victories for Pomona Pitzer Saturday afternoon.
March 6, 2012
Poets extend win streak to four with wins over Staten Island and Concordia
The Whittier College softball extended their winning streak to four as they pulled off 12-4 and 7-6 victories over Staten Island and Concordia Tuesday afternoon.
March 3, 2012
Poets power past Regals in doubleheader sweep
The Whittier College softball team ended their 0-6 SCIAC slump with a twin bill sweep of the Regals of Cal Lutheran University Saturday afternoon earning 18-3 and 5-4 victories at Palmer Field.
February 25, 2012
Poets continue to seek first SCIAC victory; Drop two to Athena’s
The Whittier College softball team continues to search for their first SCIAC victory of 2012 but will have to wait till next Saturday to get it as they dropped a doubleheader 3-2 and 10-2 to the Athena’s of Claremont-M-S.
February 19, 2012
Poet bats silenced by Bulldogs pitching staff
The Whittier College softball team was unable to find their offense this afternoon as they lost their twin bill 19-2 and 8-0 to the hands of the Bulldogs of the University of Redlands.
February 11, 2012
Leopard offense too much for Poets in SCIAC opener
The Whittier College women’s softball team after winning their first two games 7-6 against Hope International opened up SCIAC play this afternoon against the University of La Verne and was unable to stop their bats dropping the twin bill 15-7 and 14-8.
February 8, 2012
Poets open up 2012 with nailbiting victories behind Gonzales' walk-off
The Whittier College women’s softball team started their 2012 season off right with an exciting double header, achieving two wins against Hope International University Wednesday afternoon claiming both by the score of 7-6.
February 7, 2012
Inclement weather postpones softball doubleheader
The Whittier College softball team’s home opener against Hope International that was scheduled for today at 1pm and 3pm has been postponed due to inclement weather.
January 20, 2012
Softball releases 2012 schedule
Head Whittier College softball coach Shelley Whitaker announced the 2012 schedule this morning as she looks to build upon four straight seasons of making it to the post season tournament along with posting four straight seasons with twenty wins.
December 14, 2011
Poets selected to travel to Italy for Softball Tour 2012
The Whittier College women’s softball team coming off of a strong 2011 season finishing 23-19 overall, and 11-13 in SCIAC play are excited to announce that seniors Nikki Mendoza, Denisse Martinez, and Janae Townsend have been selected to take part in the Italian Softball Tour 2012 this upcoming summer.