2019 Softball News

  • Saints Eliminated From NAIA Tournament After 6-3 Defeat Against Central Baptist
    May 14, 2019
    MARION, IND. -- The Siena Heights softball team was eliminated from the NAIA Tournament following a 6-3 loss to Central Baptist on day two of the Opening Round Marion Bracket. Racquel Ward drove in two RBIs on a 1-3 showing at the plate to lead the Saints in the losing eff
  • First Games at NAIA Softball Opening Round Tournament Marion Bracket Pushed Back
    May 13, 2019
    MARION, IND. -- The opening day games at the Marion Bracket of the 2019 NAIA Opening Round Tournament have been pushed back due to wet field conditions.
  • Three-Run 4th-Inning Dooms Saints in 4-1 Loss in NAIA Tournament Opening Round
    May 13, 2019
    MARION, IND. -- The Siena Heights softball team lost 4-1 to top-seeded Oregon Tech in game two of the Marion Bracket of the NAIA Opening Round Tournament. Ashley Helmink led the Saints offense with two hits in four at-bats in the losing effort.
  • Ashley Helmink and Kayla Boland Named to 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Team
    May 09, 2019
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the members of the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Softball team on Thursday afternoon. Siena Heights seniors Ashley Helmink and Kayla Boland were selected to the NAIA District 1 team.
  • Softball Heading to Marion, Indiana for 2019 NAIA Softball Opening Round
    May 07, 2019
    KANSAS CITY -- The Siena Heights softball team was selected to compete in the Marion, Indiana bracket of the 2019 NAIA Opening Round Tournament.
  • Saints Win WHAC Tournament to Qualify for NAIA Tournament
    May 06, 2019
    SYLVANIA, Ohio -- The Siena Heights softball team won three games in the one day, single-elimination Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) tournament. The Saints won 4-0 over Cleary in game one before earning a 5-3 victory over Indiana Tech before completing the trifecta with a 6-4 decision over Northwestern Ohio in the championship game.
  • Field Conditions move WHAC Softball Tournament to Monday
    May 03, 2019
    The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) softball tournament is once again postponed due to field conditions. The tournament will now take place on Monday, May 6. The format will now be a single elimination tournament with the first four games taking place at noon followed by the two semifinal contests at 2:30 p.m. and the championship game at 5 pm.
  • Ashley Helmink Gets Nod for WHAC Player of the Year to Highlight Saints Honored WIth WHAC Awards
    May 01, 2019
    The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) announced the 2019 WHAC Softball Awards on Wednesday afternoon. A total of nine Saint players were represented on the list and there was at least one SHU student-athlete represented in each award group.
  • Softball Ends Regular Season With Sweep Over Indiana Tech
    April 28, 2019
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- The Siena Heights softball team completed the regular season with a sweep over Indiana Tech. The Saints won the first game 6-5 in nine innings. The game was halted yesterday due to weather and completed today. Game two was an 8-4 decision for Siena to complete the sweep. Kelsey Uhl led the Saints with five hits in the two games.
  • Softball Splits With Madonna on Final Home Doubleheader of 2019
    April 24, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights softball team split with league-leading Madonna on Wednesday afternoon. The Saints dropped the first game 2-1 in nine innings before pulling out a 4-1 in the nightcap. Taylor Mowery led Siena to the 4-1 win in game two with two hits and an RBI...
  • Softball Lose Close Game on the Road Against Lawrence Tech
    April 23, 2019
    DETROIT -- The Siena Heights softball team lost 1-0 on the road against Lawrence Tech on Tuesday afternoon. Racquel Ward was a perfect 2-2 at the plate for the Saints in the losing effort.
  • Softball Doubleheader Against Indiana Tech Postponed
    April 19, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) doubleheader between Siena Heights and Indiana Tech has been postponed due to inclement weather in the forecast. The games have been rescheduled to take place next Saturday, April 27 starting at 1:00 p.m. As a result, the non-conference doubleheader between the Saints and Cardinal Stritch that was scheduled on the 27th has been canceled to make way for the conference matchup.
  • Softball Falls 4-3 at Lawrence Tech in 11 Innings
    April 17, 2019
    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- The Siena Heights softball team lost 4-3 on the road against Lawrence Tech in a game that went 11 innings. Game two was not played due to darkness. Racquel Ward led the Saints with two hits in the game.
  • Saints Split at Cincinnati Christian
    April 16, 2019
    CINCINNATI -- The Siena Heights softball team split with Cincinnati Christian in a non-conference road doubleheader on Tuesday evening. Lily Guerra led the Saints with a hit in each game as well as five RBIs in game two to lead SHU to the 10-1 victory.
  • Softball Earns Two More WHAC Victories
    April 13, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights softball team tallied two more wins in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) with 9-6 and 3-1 wins over Rochester on Saturday afternoon. Ashley Helmink led the Saints with four RBIs in the doubleheader.
  • Softball Splits With Cleary on a Chilly Afternoon
    April 11, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights softball team split with Cleary in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. The Saints pulled out a 4-1 win game one before losing 14-6 in game two. Jordan Bianchi totaled four hits, a run, and three RBIs to lead the Siena hitters.
  • Saints Split at Lourdes
    April 10, 2019
    SYLVANIA, Ohio -- The Siena Heights softball team split on the road against Lourdes in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) doubleheader. The Saints fell 6-5 in game one before routing the Gray Wolves 10-2 in five innings in game two. Sam Hill led the Saints with four hits and four RBIs on the day.
  • Ashley Helmink Adds Player of the Week Award to Record-Breaking Week
    April 08, 2019
    Siena Heights senior Ashley Helmink was tabbed the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) softball player of the week as announced by the league office.
  • Softball Suffers First Conference Setback After Splitting With Aquinas
    April 07, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights softball team split with Aquinas in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) doubleheader on Sunday afternoon. The SHU Saints won the first game 7-4 before falling to the visiting Saints 4-3 in game two. Ashley Helmink broke the single-season record for triples in game one when she hit her eighth of the year.
  • Softball Sweeps Cornerstone for 8-0 Mark in WHAC Play
    April 06, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights softball team earned two more wins in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) play with an 11-3 (5 innings) and a 4-2 win over Cornerstone on Saturday afternoon. Ashley Helmink continues to lead the Saints by extending her hitting streak to 22 games with a 2-for-3 showing in game one and a 1-for-3 outing in game two.
  • Saints Still Perfect in WHAC Play
    April 03, 2019
    LIMA, Ohio -- The Siena Heights softball team earned two more wins to remain unbeaten in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) play. The Saints defeated Northwestern Ohio 11-9 in game one and 5-3 in the second game for a 6-0 mark in the conference. Sam Hill was one of the best Saint hitters on the day going 5-for-8.
  • Softball Sweeps UM-Dearborn to Improve to 4-0 in Conference Play
    April 01, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights softball team recorded two wins over Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) foe Michigan-Dearborn on Monday afternoon. The Saints won game one 2-1 in a walk-off before finishing the day with a 15-8 win in the final game. Ashley Helmink recorded a hit in game one and three in game two to push her hit streak to 18 straight games.
  • Softball Reschedules Games Against Michigan-Dearborn and Madonna
    March 29, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The doubleheaders against Michigan-Dearborn and Madonna in softball that were scheduled for Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 have been rescheduled due to inclement weather.
  • Softball Loses Two Against Adrian
    March 28, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights softball team dropped two games to Adrian College on Thursday afternoon both games ended with a one-run difference. Despite the losses, Ashley Helmink extended her hit streak to 16 games including three hits in the first game against the Bulldogs.
  • Softball Receiving Votes in the Latest NAIA National Poll
    March 27, 2019
    The Siena Heights Softball Team is receiving votes in the latest NAIA National Poll.
  • Softball Starts WHAC Play 2-0
    March 27, 2019
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Siena Heights softball team swept the road doubleheader against Concordia (Mich.) on Wednesday afternoon. The Saints ended the first game in six innings with a 10-2 decision before winning the nightcap 3-2. Racquel Ward led the Saints with four RBIs on the day. She was also the starting pitcher in game one, earning the win with five strikeouts.
  • Saints Sweep WHAC Softball Weekly Awards
    March 25, 2019
    The Siena Heights softball team swept the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) weekly awards for the second time this season as freshman Kelsey Uhl was named WHAC pitcher of the week and senior Ashley Helmink was chosen the player of the week.
  • Softball Drops Two To Saginaw Valley State
    March 25, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights softball team lost both games in a doubleheader against NCAA Division II Saginaw Valley State on Monday afternoon. Ashley Helmink extended her current hitting streak to 12 games as she registered three hits in game one and a grand slam in game two.
  • Softball Wins Sixth Straight With Another Walk Off
    March 24, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights softball team won both games in the doubleheader against Calumet College Saint Joseph (Ind.) on Sunday afternoon. Racquel Ward led the Saints with five RBIs and five hits on the afternoon.
  • 7th-Inning Scores Propel Softball Past Point Park in Home Opening Doubleheader
    March 23, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights softball teams needed runs in the 7th-inning of both games to earn wins against Point Park in the home-opener on Saturday afternoon. The Saints edged the Pioneers 2-1 and 4-3 to improve to 13-3 on the season. Ashley Helmink was involved in three of the four Siena Heights runs in the 4-3 win in game two.
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