Category Archives: Softball

WLU softball team is hopeful for turnaround season

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
The West Liberty University softball team will be in action for the first time of the 2018 season this weekend when they travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take on Johnson C. Smith University and Queens University of Charlotte. They will play each team once on Friday and then again on Saturday. 

Donation makes indoor facility possible for WLU

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On Oct. 25, Belmont Savings Bank donated $200,000 to West Liberty University to build a new indoor practice facility for the baseball and softball teams.

WLU senior outfielder to finish season with a smile

By Daniel Morgan, Editor
 
Softball outfielder Nicki Mihalik is wrapping up her final year at West Liberty University. She’s been through an exciting journey on the hilltop, and she’s learned to grow and discover her true potential while finding the humor in things each step of the way.   

Lady Toppers travel to Wesleyan and Glenville 

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty softball team is gearing up for two doubleheaders against West Virginia Wesleyan University and Glenville State College this Friday and Saturday, respectively. Friday’s doubleheader against Wesleyan starts at 12 p.m., and Saturday’s doubleheader against Glenville also starts at 12 p.m.

Lady Toppers set to host Concord and UVA-Wise 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

After a six-game stint on the road, the WLU Lady Toppers will be back on the hilltop to host two double-headers this weekend at the Hilltoppers Softball Complex.
 
Beginning on Saturday, April 8, the Toppers (11-15, 5-9 MEC) will welcome two Mountain East Conference matchups against the Concord University Mountain Lions (18-20, 7-7 MEC) and the University of Virginia College at Wise Cavaliers (17-13, 8-6 MEC).

Lady Hilltoppers hit the road for two doubleheaders

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

After a split decision in their first two games at home, the softball Lady Hilltoppers will hit the road again for two doubleheaders in Charleston and Institute, W.Va. 
 
Beginning on Saturday, March 25, the WLU Toppers (5-5, 1-1 MEC) are traveling to southern West Virginia to face two Mountain East Conference matchups against the University of Charleston Golden Eagles (10-7, 2-0 MEC) and the West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets (14-10, 0-2 MEC). 

Senior outfielder looking towards the future 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
Senior outfielder Kylee Ensign has a lot of history when it comes to softball. She’s been playing ball all her life; starting with t-ball when she was six-years-old and swinging a bat since she was one. Now, she’s wearing the number 15 and entering her final season here on the hilltop. 

West Liberty softball season starts on Spring Break trip

 By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 

After finishing last season on a sour note, the West Liberty University softball team is eager and excited to start the season. In 2016, the Toppers sported a record of 13-41 (6-26 MEC). 
 
The Toppers would have liked the season to end in a different fashion, but they hope to carry over the frustration from last year to begin this season on a good note. 

Playing for Credits

By Sarah Neavin, Contributing Writer

Being a college student and dealing with the daily stress that comes with it is a tough job. But being a student athlete adds another level of stress.