Softball Hits the Road
Facts on File
Series with DePaul: 0-36
Last time vs. DePaul: L, 12-3
Head Coach: Randy Schneider
USF (35-21, 12-6 C-
Series with DePaul: 8-18
Last time vs. DePaul: L, 4-3
Head Coach: Ken Eriksen
The Blue Demons took two of three from
The Blue Demons rode the wave of a nine games winning streak from March 26-April 10. DePaul, streak was broken by a 7-6, loss at
No Hit Huitink
Sophomore pitcher Megan Huitink threw her first career no-hitter against Florida Atlantic on February 26, while the Blue Demons were competing at the NFCA Classic. Huitink became only the sixth pitcher in the NFCA Classic’s ten year history to throw a no hitter. The sophomore struck out 12 of the 24 batters she faced.
Roberson Putting Out the Records
Senior All-American Saskia Roberson has her eyes on three DePaul career records, the record for putouts, RBI and doubles. The senior began the season with 878 putouts, 134 RBI and 31 doubles; needing 458 putouts and 44 RBI to take over the records and 13 doubles to enter the top-five. With 12 games left in the season, Roberson has registered 381 putouts, 31 RBI and nine doubles, pulling her within games of records. The senior already holds the school record for most career home runs, a record she broke as a junior. Roberson has 48 career home runs.
Sophomore Jessica Evans rode the wave of a nine game hitting streak, from March 26 - April 13 at
Seniors Saskia Robersoner and Houston’s Kristin Glowacz are locked in a pair of tight races to see who will finish their respective careers as Conference USA’s all-time home run and RBI leaders. Through games of April 24 both seniors have surpassed the previous home run mark of 38. Roberson currently has a four home run lead over Glowacz and trails her by one, in the RBI race.
Senior’s Seeing Double
Jenny Doezie and Saskia Roberson became members of the double-double club this season. The two seniors have recorded two doubles in one game. Doezie registered her first double-double game against
Adix in the Circle
Sophomore right handed pitcher Tracie Adix has be exceptional on the mound in her last 13 appearances, picking up the win in 10 of those games. The sophomore (17-5) has allowed just eight earned runs and has struck out 45 batters for a 0.74 ERA in 75.2 innings of work.
Freshman Sandy Vojik and junior Sara Bandauski each registered their first collegiate home run during the three-game Conference
Senior pitcher, Leslie Scott has been the Blue Demons closer this season. The senior has pitched the final inning five times this season, giving up no runs and five hits.
Returning to Wish
DePaul returns to Wish Field on May 5th to take on C-USA and future BIG EAST opponent
Roberson is the league’s top returning home run (13) and RBI (55) threat from a year ago and brings a lofty .340 career average into her final campaign with the Blue Demons. Roberson, who finished the 2004 season with the 46th best batting average in the country (.393) and the 40th highest slugging percentage, is the league’s only returning All-American.
2004 All C-
DePaul enters its final season in Conference
The Blue Demons participated in some of the nation’s best tournaments, the Clearwater Invitational, the Stanford Invitational, the NFCA Lead-Off Classic and the KIA KLASSIC. The Blue Demons faced eight ranked team in their first 18 games. They picked up a pair of wins over ranked teams, they defeated No. 4 Oklahoma, 4-1 at the Clearwater Invitational and they shutout No. 18 Nebraska, 2-0 at the KIA Klassic.
Two Blue Demons have birthdays in the month of April. Sophomore Megan Huitink will celebrate on the 14th while freshman Allie Mulligan is on the 30th.
The Blue Demons have five new faces in the dugout, freshmen Katie Hanson (
Becoming Cacciatore Stadium
DePaul will play their final season on Wish Field before the field is closed for improvements and will be renamed Cacciatore Stadium. The stadium will feature covered dugouts, enhanced batting cages and bullpen areas, permanent seating and a working press box.