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Alyssa Fortik backhands a ground ball during UNKs series against Washburn. Photo by Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Lopers end nine game skid in win over Emporia State

Sam Herbek April 6, 2024

herbeks@lopers.unk.edu UNK softball got back on track Friday at Patriot Park, winning the second of two games against Emporia State. The 8-6 victory over the Hornets snapped a nine-game losing streak...

Loper Report: Mic’d up with Leah Jurgens

Antelope Staff February 26, 2024

This week's special edition of the Loper Report had UNK softball's Leah Jurgens mic'd up for a practice prior to their home opener against Briar Cliff. Filmed and edited by Traeton Harimon Visit...

Jeff Babl, center, and his team run a LoperVision broadcast at a UNK basketball game. Babl helps run the replay system for football, basketball and now adds softball to the list. Photo by Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Softball adding instant replay at home games

Alex Hammake February 9, 2024

hammekea@lopers.unk.edu Missed calls from umpires happen at any level of softball. Now, some select MIAA games will have instant replay. UNK home softball games will be part of the MIAA’s pilot...

Loper softball reloaded and ready for 2024

Traeton Harimon February 9, 2024

harimont@lopers.unk.edu After a MIAA tournament appearance during the 2022 season, Loper softball seemed primed to take the next step in their 2023 campaign. Which made the pain of a 16-34 season...

Avery Wood hit a RBI triple in game one vs No. 8 Rodgers State. Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Softball finishes long season with four home losses

Grant Tighe May 17, 2023

The Loper softball team honored their three seniors Avery Wood, Katie Gosker and Stacy Bott before Saturday’s doubleheader against Northeastern State. They would look to honor them even more with a victory...

Avery Wood went 2-2 against Pittsburg State and scored two runs in UNKs 3-0 victory. Leads the team hitting .362 this year. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Softball ends eight-game losing streak with weekend win

TRAETON HARIMON April 6, 2023

harimont@lopers.unk.edu Loper softball picked up a win in their final weekend contest, defeating Pittsburg State  2-0 to end an eight-game losing streak. Prior to the win, UNK scored only...

Softball star slugging through spectacular senior season

Softball star slugging through spectacular senior season

NATHAN LOWTHER March 23, 2023

lowthern@lopers.unk.edu  Katie Gosker is making her senior season of college softball count for the Lopers. Gosker has taken a leadership role as UNK has won five of their last seven games.  "As...

Coach Ackermann encourages the next batter as Sara Sempek on third for the Lopers

The journey home: Ackermann lands job as softball coach

October 10, 2019

ALEX ELLERellerag@lopers.unk.edu On Sept. 4 UNK athletic director Marc Bauer announced that Kearney-native Katie (Bolin) Ackermann would become the ninth head coach in the history of  UNK softball....

Kaitlyn Johnson looks to get a hit against Garden City CC. Photo by Kosuke Yoshii

First game of Loper softball season a success

October 10, 2019

JILL-SILLINA MEWSmewsj2@lopers.unk.edu  New season, new coach, new power: Head coach Katie Ackermann brings a breath of fresh air to UNK’s softball team. The Lopers played their first preseason...

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