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History was made on Tuesday in the first game of the doubleheader between the Rutgers softball team and Maryland. Senior left-hander Alyssa Landrith cemented herself as the Scarlet Knights' winningest pitcher with 66 career wins, surpassing Juliette Brooks (1996-99) for most all-time. But modeling her personality, she was selfless when talking about the record.“It’s a pretty good feeling to have that record after all my hard work but today I owe it all to my offense, they had my back,” Landrith said.
After dropping its second consecutive series in the Big Ten, the Rutgers softball team looks to regain momentum in conference play when it takes on the Maryland in a doubleheader on Tuesday.After entering the Michigan series in a tie for second place, the Scarlet Knights (24-14, 8-6) have dropped to sixth with two consecutive disappointing Big Ten series performances. “I think that Tuesday’s doubleheader is pivotal in our season,” said junior right-hander Dresden Maddox.
The Rutgers softball team needed to re-establish itself in Big Ten Conference play.After a sweep last weekend by then-No.
During its inaugural season into Big Ten Conference, Rutgers hasn't had the best of luck against Ohio State on almost any level of athletics. Whether it was the 56-17 shellacking in football, a 79-60 drubbing at the RAC in men’s basketball or an 85-68 road pounding in women’s basketball.Starting on Friday at 6 p.m., the Rutgers softball team looks to change the school’s luck against the Buckeyes in Columbus.“I have high expectations for us,” said junior right-hander Dresden Maddox.
In order to have a rivalry with another school, competition is expected to be present.But the rivalry between the Rutgers softball team and Seton Hall has been an exclusively one-sided series in recent years. On Tuesday, the Scarlet Knights charged up the Parkway to South Orange to take a 12-2 win in six innings for their 10th straight win over the Pirates.After being swept and dominated this past weekend by then-No.
Tuesday brings the chance for bragging rights, a chance to showoff to local recruits and a chance for Jay Nelson to earn a win over the program he once coached as an assistant.After sweeping Seton Hall last season in both games, the Rutgers softball team looks to keep the trend going by getting a much-needed rebound victory.The Scarlet Knights (20-12) have won the last eight games between the two dating back to the 2009 season and lead the all-time series, 45-21.After shellacking in a three-game sweep at the hands of No.
Rutgers (20-12) was cruising on a seven game win streak coming into the weekend series against No.
This weekend when Rutgers (20-9, 7-2 B1G) get set to take on the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines (34-6, 7-2 B1G), they’ll need to bring there “A” game to get a series win.It will be there toughest competition to date as they take on a team that is 9-4 this season against ranked teams, including two close losses to No.
While the Rutgers softball team accomplished a sweep on Sunday against Michigan State, the game that will resonate with fans the most will be the leg of the doubleheader—a thrilling 22-17 victory.It was a contest in which the team made history.The Scarlet Knights scored the most runs in a single ballgame in the program since 1977.
The Rutgers softball team is headed to Jamaica
The Michele Smith Spring Break Tournament in Florida on
March 13 marked a turning point for Rutgers (16-9, 4-2 B1G). Since then, it
looks like a totally different team, winning 10 of its last thirteen games.
Redemption was the storyline on Wednesday for both Shayla Sweeney and Dresden Maddox, who came out and pitched gems to secure the wins for their teams after struggling in the second game of the Purdue series, going a combined five innings and giving up eleven runs.Sweeney got the ball in the second game against Stony Brook and got off to a fast start for the Rutgers softball team, striking out the first three batters she faced.
On March 25th and 26th, the Rutgers Softball team had its two midweek games cancelled due to inclement weather, but this week on Wednesday against Stony Brook (9-8) , they’re hoping to get their first midweek series of the season in.It will be a doubleheader starting at 3:00 pm.
With the series on the line, having gone to extra innings, emotions were running high in the rubber game. It was a pitching duel throughout the entire game as the score was level, 1-1, heading into the top of the 10th.Then Rutgers finally got the spark they hoped for in the form of junior shortstop Melanie Slowinski who had previously struggled in the game and most of the weekend.
A strong offensive momentum propels the Rutgers softball team back to the midwest this weekend for another Big Ten series in Indiana, this time taking on the Purdue Boilermakers (22-9, 3-0).Last time out in Indiana, the Scarlet Knights (12-8, 2-1) took two of three games from the Indiana Hoosiers. If it weren’t for
Rutgers softball was one of the school’s last teams to compete in the Big Ten, waiting until this past weekend to make their debut when they took on Indiana.
As the phone rang she rushed to answer it anxiously while her stomach flipped, hoping to hear the news she had been eagerly awaiting.“When I got the call from [head coach] Phil [Spiniello], I screamed in excitement and called my family,” senior swimmer Greta Leberfinger said. “I still have butterflies.”The news--
After struggling at the plate in the last two tournaments, the Rutgers softball team (6-6) found their stride in the Lobo Classic, combining for 30 hits and 23 runs this weekend.“We did well and that throughout the whole weekend we really hit the ball well,” head coach Jay Nelson said.
While the Rutgers softball team ended its play in California last weekend, the trips out west continue.With the Lobo Classic awaiting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Friday, the Scarlet Knights (4-5) aim to catapult themselves over .500 on the season.This time around, they will only face two other teams in New Mexico (16-7) and CSU Bakersfield (6-10).
For the second time in a month, the Rutgers softball team (4-5) went out to California. And for the second time in a month, they underwhelmed and returned to the east coast with another inconsistent performance.In the last game of the tournament against Oregon State (15-5), Rutgers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead thanks to third baseman Jordan Whitley’s RBI single, scoring center fielder Jackie Bates.