Elaine Sortino, who was a pioneer in making UMass softball a national power and touched so many lives, died Sunday night after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. She was 64.
The Massachusetts softball team followed up a pair of St. Patrick’s Day weekend losses with a split in its Atlantic 10 opener against Dayton.
Although the Massachusetts softball team is on the verge of matching last season’s loss total through its first 10 games, the Minutewomen are confident they will rebound this weekend at the Buzz City Classic in Georgia.
Despite early season struggles, the Massachusetts softball team hopes to rebound from its four season losses against a weaker pool of opponents than the first two invitationals. The Minutewomen have six players batting above .3000.