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Fletcher, Allen named to NFCA rosters - May 25th 2017
Two Wildcats named to the NFCA All-West Region teams, Fletcher, All-American NFCA All-American Rosters | NFCA All-Region Rosters

Wildcats denied NCAA playoff opportunity - May 8th 2017
Despite a solid 32-10 record, Linfield is passed over for a NCAA regional berth, breaking a 13-year streak of playoff appearances NCAA Tournament Bracket

Ten Wildcats receive all-NWC honors - May 6th 2017
Led by Player of the Year Cheyenne Fletcher, Linfield is well represented on the Northwest Conference all-star team

Too little, too late - April 22nd 2017
Linfield falls 2-0 to George Fox at the NWC Tournament, three times leaving the tying run in scoring position | Tournament Website

PLU silences Linfield bats at NWC Tourney - April 21st 2017
PLU outhits Linfield 14-3 in the opening round of the NWC Tournament, dropping the 'Cats into a loser-out game versus George Fox | Tournament Website

Linfield faces tall task at NWC Tournament - April 20th 2017
The 'Cats chase their fifth straight tournament crown this weekend in Spokane, but Whitworth, PLU and George Fox stand in the way Tournament Website | Watch Live | Live Stats |

Upward Trajectory - April 19th 2017
Two-time NWC all-star Cheyenne Fletcher is taking her game to new heights, combining hard work with a fresh mental approach

Pitching showcase goes both ways - April 15th 2017
All-stars Shelby Saylors of Linfield and Madi Perez battle one another with home-field advantage in the NWC Tournament on the line |

Linfield, Whitworth each win once - April 14th 2017
Showcasing pitching stars Shelby Saylors and Madi Perez, the long-awaited battle of NWC title contenders results in a stalemate |

Linfield inches closer to NWC title - April 11th 2017
A sweep of the Willamette Bearcats sets up a winner-take-all weekend series in McMinnville against defending champion Whitworth | | Updated NWC Standings |

Home runs aplenty in sweep of Loggers - April 9th 2017
Melanie Oord swats two grand slams in Game 1 and the Wildcats hit seven homers in all, keeping Linfield in the NWC title hunt | | Updated NWC Standings |

'Cats pounce on Loggers for 19 runs - April 8th 2017
Home runs by Cheyenne Fletcher and Danielle Duman, plus a 5-hit day by Melanie Oord, push Linfield past Puget Sound 11-1 and 8-1 |

Bats awaken, Linfield sweeps Willamette - April 5th 2017
The Wildcats pile up 24 hits to earn an important sweep of the Bearcats in Salem |

Born to Teach - April 3rd 2017
Danielle Duman loved school as a kid. Her love of the classroom has become a springboard to a career in education.

'Cats, Lutes knock off one another, again - April 2nd 2017
In a closely contested series at Del Smith Stadium, Linfield beats PLU 6-5 in Game 1, only to see the Lutes prevail 5-3 in Game 2 |

Linfield, PLU split key NWC two-fer - April 1st 2017
Shelby Saylors' seven strikeouts highlight Linfield's 5-1 Game 1 win; PLU keeps the 'Cats off the board in Game 2, winning 3-0. |

'Cats wriggle past Pioneers, 3-2 and 1-0 - March 30th 2017
Linfield gets an extra-innings base hit from Alex Andreotti and a solo home run from Danielle Duman to push past Lewis & Clark |

'Cats trade punches with Pioneers - March 27th 2017
Lewis & Clark surprises No. 11 Linfield 7-1 in the opener, before the Wildcats awaken for a 13-6 romp in the nightcap |

Fletcher picks up third NWC weekly award - March 15th 2017
Hitting .615 with 16 total bases, outfielder Cheyenne Fletcher resumes her torrid hitting pace on the way her third weekly honor

Buss Service - March 14th 2017
Feeling a deep-rooted calling to serve, Linfield senior Alissa Buss is considering a career helping others as a physical therapist

Boxers, Wildcats split Sunday twinbill - March 12th 2017
Pacific takes a 3-1 win in the opening game but home runs by Cheyenne Fletcher and Emily Allen lift the 'Cats past the Boxers 4-1 |

Linfield doubles up Pacific 8-0 and 4-1 - March 10th 2017
The eighth-ranked Wildcats run their record to 11-1 with a convincing sweep of the Boxers under the lights at Del Smith Stadium |

Wildcats, Bruins trade shutouts - March 2nd 2017
George Fox hands Linfield its first loss, 2-0 in 8 innings, but the Wildcats respond by blanking the Bruins 3-0 in the nightcap |

NWC honors Fletcher, again - March 2nd 2017
Wildcats centerfielder Cheyenne Fletcher repeats as the NWC position player Student-Athlete of the Week

Extra, Extra! Wildcats twice topple Bruins - February 25th 2017
Linfield and George Fox twice extend to extra innings where the Wildcats prevail with a key triple and bases-loaded hit-by-pitch |

Saylors, Fletcher honored by NWC - February 21st 2017
Leading Linfield to a 4-0 start in California, the NWC honors pitcher Shelby Saylors and outfielder Cheyenne Fletcher

Linfield sweeps Claremont and Whittier - February 19th 2017
After taking two games from No. 22 CMS, Linfield blasts six home runs and Brynn Lio pitches a no-hitter in a sweep of Whittier Updated Statistics

All-Skills Clinics coming in January - December 12th 2016
Linfield softball coaches and players are directing a comprehensive skills clinics Jan. 14 and 21 for girls ages 13-18 Registration Form

Softball staff adds Clark coach Mandy Hill - August 15th 2016
Former Portland State all-star and recent Clark College head coach joins the program as pitching coach and assistant head coach

Oord headlines list of NFCA all-stars - June 2nd 2016
Melanie Oord earns second team All-America honors while Erin Tauscher, Alissa Buss and Shelby Saylors are named all-West Region Complete All-America Team | Complete All-Region Teams

Schmoll reaps Academic All-America honor - May 27th 2016
A perfect 4.0 GPA combined with her finest season on the diamond earns Kenzie Schmoll a spot on the Academic All-America team | Complete Academic All-America Team

End of the Road - May 21st 2016
With UT-Tyler's Kelsey Batten spinning 10 strikeouts, the 'Cats are held without a run in a season-ending loss at Super Regionals | Postgame Interview

Patriots ground Wildcats, win opener 9-1 - May 20th 2016
UT-Tyler pounds 14 hits while Linfield struggles to gain its offensive groove, falling in Game 1 of the NCAA Tyler Super Regional | Postgame Interview

Playing with House Money - May 19th 2016
Riding momentum from their Spokane Regional triumph, the Linfield Wildcats head to Super Regionals with a nothing-to-lose attitude Watch Live | Live Stats | Super Regional Website |

Regional Champs! 'Cats outlast CMS 6-5 - May 15th 2016
Battling through an emotional day of softball, Linfield fights off Claremont-M-S in the title game of the Spokane Regional | | Press Conference |

One and Dunn! Senior saves 5-4 NCAA win - May 14th 2016
Maddy Dunn shows no rust from a one-month layoff, recording the final out as Linfield bumps off George Fox the Spokane Regional | Postgame Interview | Regional Website |

Five-run burst carries 'Cats past Pirates - May 13th 2016
Kenzie Schmoll has two of her four hits in the 5th and Danielle Duman homers in the 6th; Linfield tops Whitworth 6-0 at Regionals | Postgame Interview | Regional Website |

Momentum, history on Linfield's side - May 11th 2016
Entering this week's NCAA Spokane Regional on a roll, the Wildcats aim to maintain their amazing postseason success rate Watch Live | Live Stats | Regional Website |

'Cats draw Pirates in NCAA's opening round - May 9th 2016
Linfield heads to Spokane for a rematch with NWC champion Whitworth in a regional that includes George Fox and Claremont-M-S | Bracket

NCAA playoff field revealed Monday - May 8th 2016
Linfield awaits Monday's 10 o'clock announcement of its opening-round opponent in the upcoming NCAA Regional Playoffs Watch the Selection Show (10 a.m. PDT) | Regional Rankings

Schmoll tabbed for academic honor - May 6th 2016
Junior second baseman and computer science major Kenzie Schmoll is a repeat selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team Complete All-Academic Teams

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 |


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