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NWC honors eight great Wildcats - April 28th 2016
Melanie Oord, Alissa Buss and Shelby Saylors headline a group of eight Linfielders named Northwest Conference all-star squad

'Cats take NWC by storm, earn NCAA berth - April 23rd 2016
Linfield erases a five-run hole to shock Whitworth, then steamrolls George Fox 12-2 to claim its 13th consecutive playoff invite Whitworth Box | George Fox Box | Tournament Website |

'Cats blank Bruins; second game suspended - April 22nd 2016
Jacinda Swiger has 3 hits and Shelby Saylors pitches a 2-hit shut as Linfield tops George Fox 9-0; lightning stalls Whitworth game George Fox Box Score | Tournament Website

'Cats, Pirates trade jabs in NWC preview - April 17th 2016
For the second day, Linfield and Whitworth both win big, providing a glimpse of the possible fireworks ahead at the NWC Tournament |

Wildcats run gamut of emotion in NWC split - April 16th 2016
The elation of drubbing NWC leader Whitworth turns to horror after Linfield surrenders a four-run lead late in Game 2 |

Saylors carries 'Cats, earns NWC award - April 12th 2016
Freshman right-hander Shelby Saylors earns four victories on the week to help put Linfield in position to host league tournament

Turning Frowns Upside Down - April 11th 2016
In addition to hitting home runs, nursing major Erin Tauscher’s specialty is sharing smiles with those around her

'Cats bounce UPS, clinch NWC playoff spot - April 10th 2016
Led by Alissa Buss, Jacinda Swiger and Melanie Oord, Linfield extends its win streak to seven, locking up one of four NWC berths | | NWC Standings |

Buss, Swiger run circles around Loggers - April 9th 2016
Alissa Buss and Jacinda Swinger combine for eight hits and five stolen bases as Linfield sweeps Puget Sound 3-0 and 9-1 |

Walk This Way - April 6th 2016
Linfield stuns Willamette twice in a pair of walk-off 3-2 victories, strengthening its grip on second place in the NWC |

Same song, new day: 'Cats, Lutes split DH - April 3rd 2016
Cheyenne Fletcher scores the game-winning run in the seventh, enabling Linfield to earn a series split at PLU | | Updated NWC Standings |

Oord, Saylors forge twinbill split at PLU - April 2nd 2016
Shelby Saylors throws a six-hit shutout and Melanie Oord has four RBIs in Game 2; a walk-off HR by PLU in the 8th decides Game 1 |

Balancing Act - March 28th 2016
Walking a tightrope between the classroom and the softball diamond, Kenzie Schmoll’s skilled mastery of time is a beauty to behold

Despite L&C split, Linfield rises in NWC - March 26th 2016
No. 25 Linfield moves within two games of front-running Whitworth as six teams chase four Northwest Conference playoff berths |

Opportunity knocks, Wildcats answer - March 25th 2016
Lewis & Clark matches Linfield hit-for-hit, but a litany of walks, passed balls and wild pitches enable the 'Cats to sweep the set |

'Cats, Boxers stalemate for second day - March 19th 2016
Maddy Dunn pitches a 2-0 shutout in Game 1 but Pacific thwarts a late Linfield rally with a clutch fielding play in Game 2's 7th |

Wildcats, Boxers split opening tussle - March 18th 2016
Pacific stymies Linfield in a 4-0 shutout in Game 1 before Mikaela Viloria drives in the winning run in a 2-1 win in the nightcap |

Saylors, Buss claim NWC honors for 'Cats - March 15th 2016
Pitcher Shelby Saylors and shortstop Alissa Buss are named NWC Student-Athletes of the Week for efforts at NFCA Leadoff Classic

Geography Lesson - March 13th 2016
At the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Georgia, Linfield learns about its strengths and weaknesses against teams from five states NFCA Leadoff Classic

Wildcats grind out wins over Thunder - March 10th 2016
Linfield saves its best for last, getting game-clinching hits from Danielle Duman and Darian Stedman to sweep Trine in Georgia | | NFCA Leadoff Classic |

Duman, Dunn shine in split with Willamette - March 5th 2016
Danielle Duman puts a hitting slump in the rearview mirror with a four-hit performance and Maddy Dunn raises her record to 3-0 |

First a walk off, then a walk over at GFU - February 28th 2016
George Fox gets a walk-off HR to end Game 1 in extra innings; Linfield counters with a 10-1 knockdown of the Bruins in Game 2 |

Home runs earn Bruins split with Wildcats - February 27th 2016
Fifth-ranked Linfield outhits George Fox 10-5 but two runs enable the Bruins to gain a split in the NWC twinbill in Newberg |

Oord tabbed as NWC performer of the week - February 24th 2016
Sophomore right fielder Melanie Oord is chosen as the NWC Softball Position Student-Athlete of the Week following a 3-for-4 effort

Heavy hitting Wildcats crown Regals - February 21st 2016
Melanie Oord, Paige Smotherman and Alissa Buss all put up big offensive numbers in a season-opening sweep of Cal Lutheran |

All-Skills Clinics coming in January - December 21st 2015
Linfield softball coaches and players are directing a comprehensive skills clinics Jan. 16 and 30 for girls ages 13-18 Registration Form

Advanced Skills Clinic sold out - July 14th 2015
Due to popular demand, available places the Aug. 8 Advanced Skills camp are no longer available Registration Form

Wildcats go down swinging to No. 1 Tufts - May 24th 2015
Montana McNealy strikes out nine but the Jumbos push across an unearned run in the sixth inning to prevail 1-0 to improve to 49-0 | Postgame Interview | Video Replay |

'Cats tame Tigers, reach NCAA semifinals - May 23rd 2015
Montana McNealy pitches a no-hitter and Erin Carson taps three hits to power Linfield past DePauw 8-0 in a loser-out game | Postgame Interview | Interactive Bracket |

Texas-Tyler one run better than Linfield - May 22nd 2015
Nearly pulling the game from the fire in the bottom of the seventh, the Wildcats fall 2-1 to the Patriots at the NCAA Finals | Postgame Interview | Interactive Bracket |

Runs aplenty for Linfield at NCAA Finals - May 21st 2015
Home runs by McKenna Spieth and Erin Tauscher spur the surging Wildcats to an exciting win on Day 1 of the championship tournament | Postgame Interview | Interactive Bracket |

Linfield battles Division III's best - May 20th 2015
A surprise entry to the NCAA Finals, the Wildcats can perform without the weight of expectations on the nation's biggest stage Watch Live (12:30 PDT approx.) | Interactive Bracket |

Elite 89 Award goes to Kenzie Schmoll - May 20th 2015
An impeccable academic record earns Linfield's sophomore second baseman an exclusive NCAA recognition

Super Champs! Linfield advances to Finals - May 16th 2015
Behind the pitching of Montana McNealy and Brooke Chapman, Linfield sweeps Central to earn its first trip to the Finals since 2012 | | Postgame Interview |

Five 'Cats named NFCA All-Region - May 15th 2015
Montana McNealy, Danielle Duman, Cheyenne Fletcher, Erin Kinney and Alissa Buss draw praise on the 2015 All-West Region team Complete All-Region Teams

Wildcats, Dutch halted by weather - May 15th 2015
Linfield goes up 4-0 on Danielle Duman's grand slam before Central rallies to tie in the 5th; game to be resumed Saturday at 8 PDT Partial Box Score | Watch Live (8 a.m. PDT) | Super Regional Website |

Super Duper: Tradition-rich powers collide - May 14th 2015
Softball heavyweights Linfield and Central pair up in the best-of-three NCAA Super Regionals with a spot in the Finals on the line Watch Live (2 p.m. PDT Friday) | Live Stats | Super Regional Website |

Regional Champions! 'Cats shock Norse - May 10th 2015
Stunning favored Luther twice on Mother's Day, Linfield takes the Decorah Regional and advances to the NCAA Super Regionals | | Postgame interview |

Survive & Advance: 'Cats win twice in Iowa - May 9th 2015
Rallying to knock of St. Scholastica then avenging a first-day loss to St. Thomas propels Linfield to Sunday's regional final CSS Box Score | UST Box Score | Postgame interview |

Valiant comeback attempt falls short, 2-1 - May 8th 2015
Held to two hits through five innings, Linfield nearly rallies to beat St. Thomas in the first round of the NCAA Decorah Regional | Watch Live (Sat., 11:30 PDT) | Follow the Decorah Regional |

Academic District team includes two 'Cats - May 8th 2015
In addition to strong play on the field, Danielle Duman and Kenzie Schmoll draw recognition for their sterling academic records Complete All-Academic Teams

NCAA Preview: Elevating Their Game - May 7th 2015
The stakes are now higher for the LInfield Wildcats, who enter this weekend's NCAA Decorah Regional with momentum on their side Watch Live | Follow the Decorah Regional | Follow all NCAA Regionals |

Wildcats heading to Iowa for NCAA Regional - May 4th 2015
Linfield faces St. Thomas in an opening round game Friday in Decorah, Iowa, part of a four-team regional hosted by Luther College Complete NCAA Bracket

Nine Wildcats chosen for NWC all-star cast - April 30th 2015
Pitcher Montana McNealy headlines a nine-member delegation on the 2015 Northwest Conference all-star team

Wildcats win, clinch NCAA playoff spot - April 25th 2015
Converting two miscues into key runs, Linfield beats George Fox 4-3 to claim the NWC Tournament title and NCAA playoff berth

Wildcats advance to championship game - April 24th 2015
Montana McNealy holds Whitworth and George Fox in check, helping Linfield advance to Saturday's title bout at the NWC Tournament Whitworth Stats | George Fox Stats

More to the catcher than meets the eye - April 22nd 2015
From her view behind home plate, Linfield senior McKenna Spieth relates well with teammates, coaches and umpires

McNealy, Duman honored with NWC awards - April 22nd 2015
Linfield stars Montana McNealy and Danielle Duman are chosen as the NWC Pitcher and Hitter of the Week, respectively Watch Live | Live Stats

'Cats head to NWC Tournament on a roll - April 19th 2015
Linfield trounces Willamette on Senior Day, outscoring the Bearcats 19-1 in a tuneup for the conference playoffs in Spokane |

Fletcher's bat keeps 'Cats in contention - April 18th 2015
Hitting a record three home runs and two doubles, Cheyenne Fletcher nearly single-handedly keeps Linfield in the NWC playoff hunt |

Strikeout ace McNealy earns NWC honor - April 14th 2015
After registering three wins and a save, Linfield's Montana McNealy is named the NWC's Student-Athlete Pitcher of the Week

Wildcats put the squeeze on Pirates - April 12th 2015
McKenna Spieth's suicide squeeze bunt nets the winning Game 1 run, but a four-run first inning lifts Whitworth to a win in Game 2 |

McNealy spins first career no-hitter - April 11th 2015
Montana McNealy strikes out 12 batters to earn her first collegiate no-hitter, but Whitworth bounces back with 12 hits in Game 2 |

Right field has international flavor - April 8th 2015
Trips to Argentina and China expand outfielder Erin Carson's worldly view

All about angles, rotation and speed - April 8th 2015
Mathematics mind Montana McNealy applies her knowledge inside pitching circle and inside the classroom

'Cats beat Loggers behind Buss, Fletcher - April 8th 2015
Alissa Buss has five hits, Cheyenne Fletcher blasts her second grand slam in five days and Linfield sweeps Puget Sound 8-1 and 7-3 |

Fletcher, Duman, Dunn push 'Cats by Lutes - April 4th 2015
Cheyenne Fletcher has 7 RBI, Danielle Duman hits her NWC-leading 11th homer, and Maddy Dunn earns a shutout as Linfield sweeps PLU |

Tauscher hits 2 homers, Linfield routs UPS - April 3rd 2015
Erin Tauscher blasts two home runs, Montana McNealy and Maddy Dunn earn pitching wins, and the 'Cats gain ground in the NWC race |

Duman named NWC Player of the Week - March 31st 2015
After hitting six home runs in eight games, sophomore slugger Danielle Duman is chosen as NWC Position Player of the Week

Safe to Say: Middelstadt on a Good Path - March 30th 2015
Base-stealing star and senior outfielder Grace Middelstadt has multiple career options after her time at Linfield comes to a close

Bruins walk on by Wildcats 10-2 and 6-5 - March 29th 2015
Eleven walks prove fatal for Linfield against opportunistic George Fox, which sweeps the Wildcats for the first time since 2001 |

Turnabout is Fair Play - March 28th 2015
Linfield and Pacific wage a pair of topsy-turvy battles in McMinnville as each team rallies from multi-run deficits to win |

Vaughan wins 500th, Wildcats pummel Poets - March 24th 2015
Coach Jackson Vaughan guides LInfield to a pair of lopsided wins over SCIAC leader Whittier, reaching the 500-victory plateau |

Hit Parade: 'Cats pile up 28 hits on 'Dogs - March 23rd 2015
Coming off a 3-hit outing, an angry Linfield team erupts for 28 hits, including 7 homers, in twin routs of NCAA rival Redlands |

Two Sides of the Coin - March 21st 2015
Linfield looks impressive in a dominating win over Claremont in Game 1, yet struggles in a three-hit shutout loss in Game 2 |

Rain scuttles NWC set at Puget Sound - March 15th 2015
Persistent wet weather forces the postponement of Sunday's Northwest Conference doubleheader in Tacoma, Wash.

Narrow loss follows lopsided win at PLU - March 14th 2015
An eight-run rule romp over the Lutes in the opener doesn't automatically translate into a sweep for the 'Cats in Parkland, Wash. |

Pacific erases years of frustration - March 8th 2015
The opportunistic Boxers get solid pitching and timely hitting to produce the first doubleheader sweep of the Wildcats since 1998 |

'Cats, Bruins each win once in McMinnville - March 7th 2015
Montana McNealy pitches a complete-game one-hit shutout in Game 1, but the Bruins build an early lead and hang on in the nightcap |

Say It Isn't So: Pioneers topple Wildcats - March 1st 2015
Lewis & Clark scores a major victory by taking Game 2 of the NWC twinbill, ending a string of 53 straight defeats to Linfield |

Linfield pounces on L&C for two wins - February 28th 2015
Alissa Buss has five hits and four RBI, Kenzie Scmoll goes 4-for-6, and Montana McNealy and Maddy Dunn collect pitching victories |

No Contest: Wildcats tame Tigers twice - February 22nd 2015
Alissa Buss has six hits and Montana McNealy piles up 10 strikeouts as Linfield twice thumps Occidental 9-0 in 5 innings |

Late-inning heroics keep 'Cats unbeaten - February 20th 2015
Home runs by McKenna Spieth and Cheyenne Fletcher give Linfield an extra-innings Game 2 win, capping a two-game sweep of Cal Lu |

Wildcats roll, then rally, past Leopards - February 19th 2015
Led by Montana McNealy's pitching and Danielle Duman's hitting, Linfield opens the 2015 season with a two-game sweep of La Verne |

All-Skills Clinics coming in January - December 21st 2014
Stressing skill development and fundamentals, two instructional clinics for girls ages 13-18 scheduled for Jan. 17 and Jan. 31 Registration Form

Garcia, Paavola named NFCA All-Americans - May 22nd 2014
Seniors Ashley Garcia and Karina Paavola receive national acclaim following strong seasons on the diamond Complete NFCA All-America Team | Linfield All-Americans

Biology, softball mix well for Yamamoto - May 20th 2014
Linfield's Lisa Yamamoto becomes just the fifth player in program history to be named to the Capital One Academic All-America Team Complete Academic All-America Team

NFCA picks six - May 11th 2014
In recognition of a dominating season, six Wildcats are named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association West Region all-star team Complete NFCA All-Region Teams

Wildcats ousted from NCAA Playoffs - May 9th 2014
Bookend one-run defeats to Claremont and Redlands leave Linfield on the outside looking in at the NCAA Redlands Regional CMS Box | Redlands Box | Postgame Press Conference |

NCAA sends Linfield to California - May 5th 2014
The Wildcats earn the No. 1 seed in a three-team regional that starts Friday at the University of Redlands Printable Tournament Bracket

Linfield duo strong in classroom, on field - May 4th 2014
Wildcats Lisa Yamamoto and Shelby VandeBergh add Capital One Academic All-District honors to their recent all-NWC recognition Complete All-District Teams

Nine is Fine - May 1st 2014
Nine Linfield Wildcats are named to the Northwest Conference all-star team, including Pitcher of the Year Karina Paavola | All-Time Linfield NWC All-Stars


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