As an athlete, transferring to a new college in a new state away from home can be challenging, but for Missouri Western State University senior softball LF Morgan Frost, it’s been a home run. Frost has made a major impact for the Griffons in her two seasons so far, both on the field and in […] READ MORE Frost on Fire

The season starts a week earlier, and they may have to practice indoors, but the Missouri Western softball team is making the most of every single practice moment.   Kenzie Hilzer, a junior pitcher out of Altoona, Iowa, talks about one of the main struggles of practicing indoors.   “The ball bounces different in here, […] READ MORE MWSU softball season begins

In another strong home showing in conference play, Missouri Western softball went 3-1 over the weekend, sweeping Fort Hays State and splitting with Nebraska-Kearney. Western started off the weekend by taking on the Tigers of Fort Hays State University. In game one, after failing to move anyone across the first inning, Western proceeded to score […] READ MORE Griffons stay on hot streak in MIAA

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The Missouri Western softball team saw their nine-game winning streak come to an end against Hawaii Pacific on Monday with a 5-4 loss in Kaneohe, Hawaii. The loss dropped the Griffons to 16-4 early in the season.  Western would begin this past Thursday with a doubleheader against Chaminade University. It was obvious that the Griffons […] READ MORE Griffons impressive in trip to Hawaii

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The story of the underdog has always been adored by the world and is constantly a major focus in Hollywood. Whether the underdog wins it all or falls short of the ultimate goal, the story becomes a legend. In 1982, Griffon softball wrote their own underdog story, eventually leading to a NAIA national championship victory. […] READ MORE Griffons relive a miracle

The No. 15 Griffons split the season series with rival Northwest Bearcats last week as they went 1-1 during the Thursday double-header. Head coach Jen Trotter knows that both teams have been equally matched this season. “Playing Northwest [shows] just how evenly matched our two teams are,” Trotter said. “We’ve faced each other four times […] READ MORE Griffons, Bearcats even in season series

The No. 18 Griffons captured sole possession of first place in the MIAA after they swept both Missouri Southern and Pittsburg State over the weekend. Western began their rise to first with two dominating wins over the Lions on Friday by a score of 10-2 and 10-1. In game one the Griffons sent the first […] READ MORE Griffons surge towards top of MIAA

The Griffons began their three-school six game road trip last Friday with a double header against the Lindenwood Lions, followed by a double header against the Lincoln Blue Tigers and ended Tuesday with a double header against the rival Northwest Bearcats. Head coach Jen Trotter felt confident about her team’s position going into the road […] READ MORE Griffons show power on road

To wrap up spring break the Griffons took five of six games during the Apple Market Softball Classic last weekend. Before the tournament even started head coach Jen Trotter was notified that star pitchers Janie Smith and Shyanne Saladino both came down with the flu. Both pitchers stuck it out and helped Western go 5-1 […] READ MORE Griffons take five of six

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Western wrapped up their last pre-conference tournament last weekend going 2-2 during the Teri-Mathis Zenner Memorial Tournament in Joplin, Mo. Game one against the Drury University Panthers was all about the Griffons. Western struck first in the first inning when designated hitter Taylor Hamilton drove in center fielder Morgan Rathmann off of a single. That […] READ MORE Western wraps up pre-conference play

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Head softball coach Jen Trotter made it to the 500 win milestone after the Griffons defeated McKendree University in the last game of the Teri-Mathis Zenner Memorial Tournament over the weekend. Trotter admits that the day meant a lot to her. “It’s been pretty neat, [Sunday] was a pretty special day,” Trotter said. “It’s fun […] READ MORE Trotter reaches 500 wins

Although half of the UAM 8-State Classic was cancelled, the Griffons found success in winning two of their three games. Head coach Jen Trotter believes the season will change once the team plays at a high level every game. “This last weekend, we were able to make some big plays and kind of play with […] READ MORE Defense assists Western in two wins