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'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

Tournament Champs! Wildcats wax Boxers - April 19th 2014
Karina Paavola strikes out 11 Pacific batters and Grace Middelstadt goes 4-for-4 as Linfield clinches a trip to the NCAA Playoffs | | NWC Championship Website |

Making A Statement - April 18th 2014
Linfield belts five home runs in 10 innings to seize command on the first day of the Northwest Conference Tournament Willamette Box | Pacific Box | |

Linfield, Willamette trade beatdowns - April 13th 2014
The Wildcats pile up 16 hits in a runaway Game 1 but the Bearcats keep their NWC hopes alive with a 10-2 upset in the Game 2 | | NWC Tournament Website |

Close, but no cigar for Bearcats - April 12th 2014
Karina Paavola ties a Linfield record with her 71st pitching victory and the Wildcats prevail in a pair of tight NWC contests | | |

Title Town - April 6th 2014
A four-game sweep of Whitworth earns Linfield its 11th straight NWC championship, tying a conference record |

Lights-out pitching casts Pirates adrift - April 5th 2014
Linfield pitchers pile up 27 strikeouts, leaving Whitworth's hopes of supplanting the 10-time NWC champions on the rocks |

Linfield buzzsaw trims UPS down to size - March 31st 2014
Grace Middelstadt smacks four hits and scores four times and the Wildcats outscore the Loggers 22-0 in two five-inning games |

Scratch and Claw - March 30th 2014
Old NWC adversaries Linfield and PLU play a cat-and-mouse doubleheader with each team providing one big inning to secure a win |

Got the Tigers by the Tail - March 25th 2014
Linfield rolls up 25 hits while holding the Trinity Tigers to just three in a pair of shutouts in San Antonio, Texas |

One-run stunners - March 24th 2014
Unheralded Mary Hardin-Baylor knocks off 10th-ranked Linfield twice in the heart of Texas, 1-0 and 2-1 |

Wildcats fire opening salvo, Tigers answer - March 22nd 2014
In a potential NCAA playoff preview, No. 10 Linfield and No. 5 East Texas Baptist divide a midseason skirmish in Marshall, Texas |

Texas Turnabout - March 21st 2014
With both pitching staffs experiencing rough patches, Linfield and UT-Tyler each forge lopsided wins in a matchup of Top-10 teams |

'Cat bats tap 22 hits, sting Yellowjackets - March 20th 2014
Tenth-ranked Linfield bounces back from its only loss of the season with a dominating sweep of LeTourneau of Texas |

Brosig, Paavola top NWC voting - March 19th 2014
Seniors Katy Brosig and Karina Paavola turn in outstanding efforts to earn Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week honors NFCA Top 25 Poll

Bruins end 52-game losing skid to Wildcats - March 16th 2014
George Fox pitchers Allyssa DenDekker and Erin Hento hold Linfield scoreless in Game 2, ending a trail of futility dating to 2001 |

Big bursts batter Boxers - March 15th 2014
Fueled by McKenna Spieth and Erin Carson, No. 11 Linfield powers past Pacific; Sunday games move to 11 a.m. due to oncoming rain |

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb - March 12th 2014
Linfield beats sweeps Pacific, one of the Northwest Conference's hottest teams, in a pair of one-run games at Del Smith Stadium |

Loggers no match for unbeaten Wildcats - March 8th 2014
Linfield runs its series win streak over Puget Sound to 31 games, dealing the Loggers a pair of matching 9-1 defeats | | |

Six-run explosion keys NWC sweep - March 7th 2014
Ashley Garcia's 19th career home run ignites a two-game sweep of rival Pacific Lutheran; Saturday's games pushed ahead to 11 a.m. | | |

NWC honors Paavola - March 4th 2014
Tossing two pitching victories on the same day earns Karina Paavola Northwest Conference Student-Athlete Pitcher of the Week

Wildcats beat Bruins twice, 10-2 and 3-2 - March 1st 2014
Lisa Yamamoto goes 4-for-7 with three doubles and Karina Paavola earns two pitching wins for Linfield, which improves to 6-0 |

VandeBergh is NWC Pitcher of the Week - February 25th 2014
Shelby VandeBergh's third career no-hitter earns the senior Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Week honors

Series Shutout - February 23rd 2014
Linfield completes a four-game blanking of Lewis & Clark, outscoring the Pioneers 36-0, including 10-0 and 8-0 Sunday |

VandeBergh, Paavola blank L&C - February 22nd 2014
Senior pitchers Shelby VandeBergh and Karina Paavola combine to hold the Pioneers to one hit in two abbreviated NWC games |

No Surprise: Prestianni is Linfield's top female athlete - June 3rd 2013
Karleigh Prestianni is named Female Athlete of the Year after leading the softball team to a fourth straight conference crown and delivering career-highs for batting average, on-base percentage, doubles and RBI

Tenacity earns Paavola the Vern Marshall Award - May 30th 2013
Overcoming nagging injuries at the same time developing new wrinkles in her pitching arsenal, Karina Paavola's resilience on the softball diamond makes the junior pitcher a cut above

Three's Company - May 17th 2013
A trio of Wildcats - Karleigh Prestianni, Lisa Yamamoto and Erin Carson - are recognized for outstanding seasons with their selections to the NFCA All-America team Complete NFCA All-America Team | Linfield's Softball All-Americans

Texas Two-Step - May 11th 2013
Unable to find its offensive gear for a second straight day, Linfield sees its streak of appearances in the NCAA Finals come to an end | Tyler Regional Website

Super Six - May 10th 2013
Six Linfield Wildcats are named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association all-West Region teams Complete All-Region Teams

Rough Day at the Office - May 10th 2013
A series of miscues and mishaps prove costly as Redlands blanks Linfield 3-0, sending the Wildcats into an elimination game against powerhouse Texas-Tyler | Watch Live (9 a.m. PDT) | Tyler Regional Website |

Up for Grabs - May 9th 2013
With five Top 25 teams packed into the six-team Tyler Regional, it's anyone's guess which powerhouse program will emerge as victor and advance to next week's NCAA Finals Watch Live (4 p.m. PDT) | Tyler Regional Website

'Cats bound for Lone Star State - May 6th 2013
Linfield faces Redlands in a stacked six-team, double-elimination tournament at Tyler, Texas, to begin the NCAA Division III regional playoffs Regional Bracket (.pdf) | Tyler Regional Website

Playoff field due Monday - May 4th 2013
Linfield learns its playoff destination Monday at 7 a.m. PDT via the live internet selection show on Watch the Selection Show

Prestianni's legacy defines complete college experience - May 4th 2013
With her softball career rounding third base and heading for home, Karleigh Prestianni has quietly become a top-notch role model athletically and academically

Academic All-District honors go to VandeBergh - May 3rd 2013
Exceptional performance in the classroom as well as on the diamond earns junior Shelby VandeBergh a CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District citation Complete Academic All-District Teams

Dominating Dozen - May 2nd 2013
Twelve Wildcats draw praise with spots on the all-Northwest Conference teams, including Player of the Year Karleigh Prestianni and Pitcher of the Year Karina Paavola

Linfield pair sweep NWC awards - April 23rd 2013
Wildcats pitcher Karina Paavola receives Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Week honors and Ashley Garcia is the NWC Position Player of the Week


2014 NWC Tournament Highlights (4/19) 04/21/2014
Cat Chat with Haylie Watson 04/15/2014
Cat Chat with Katy Brosig 04/04/2014
Pacific Lutheran Game Highlights 03/07/2014