Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Elaine Sortino inducted into UMass Athletic Hall of Fame

By Stephen Hewitt

October 15, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

During their weekly staff meetings behind closed doors in University of Massachusetts conference rooms, Elaine Sortino would typically sit to Athletic Director John McCutcheon's right, silent yet attentive to the topic being discu...

Former players, colleagues reflect on the life of Elaine Sortino

By Nick Canelas

September 3, 2013

Filed under Archives, Softball, Sports

It was May 4, 2012, and the Massachusetts softball team was in the midst of the longest game in team history. UMass and Fordham were tied 1-1 in the top of the 17th inning and the Minutewomen had a runner on third base with...

Legendary UMass softball coach Elaine Sortino dies after battle with cancer

By Nick Canelas

August 20, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, News, Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Elaine Sortino, the longtime head coach of the Massachusetts softball team, whose impact both on and off the field knew no bounds throughout her legendary career, died Sunday night after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. She...

UMass softball looks to get back in the win column against Rhode Island

By Joey Saade

April 30, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Riding a three-game losing streak, the Massachusetts softball team will look to regain some momentum in a doubleheader matchup at Rhode Island on Tuesday. After stringing together a season-high seven-game winning streak just two weeks ago, the Minutewomen (15-22, 9-7 Atlantic 10) hav...

Free passes proving costly for UMass softball

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

April 30, 2013

Filed under Archives, Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Instead of one, two, three strikes you’re out for the Massachusetts softball team’s pitchers, more often it’s been one, two, three, four balls and you get a walk. The Minutewomen’s (15-22, 9-7 Atlantic 10) pitching staff has give...

UMass softball tries to turn things around against strong opponents over the weekend

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

April 26, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team will face some of its toughest conference opponents yet for the first four games of a seven-game road trip over the weekend, as it tries to bounce back from a pair of tough losses this past weekend. UMass (14-19, 8-4 Atlantic 10) starts off the weeke...

Emma Mendoker returns to UMass rotation, Caroline Raymond remains fixture

By Kaitlin Boyer

April 23, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The strength of the Massachusetts softball pitching rotation was questionable in the beginning, but it is something that continues to ascend as the season progresses. And Caroline Raymond (11-8) has played a pivotal role in cleaning up a...

UMass softball’s Tuesday doubleheader at Rhode Island postponed

By Joey Saade

April 23, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Tuesday’s scheduled doubleheader between the Massachusetts softball team and Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I., has been postponed to April 30. The decision was made due to reports of impending inclement weather forecasts over the area. F...

UMass softball swept in home doubleheader, winning streak snapped

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

April 22, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team had its seven-game winning streak snapped on Sunday as it wound up with its first losing streak since March 23 after losing both games in a doubleheader against George Washington. The Co...

UMass softball wins 7th straight game with 8-0 mercy-rule win over Hartford

By Joey Saade

April 19, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team continued its winning ways on Thursday, picking up its season-high seventh straight victory with an 8-0 mercy-rule home win over Hartford in five innings. The Minutewomen (14-17) offense took over the game in the fourth inning with seven runs on five hits....