Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass shortstop pursues musical career

By Adam Miller

April 29, 2010

Filed under Softball

Before the first pitch of any Massachusetts softball home game, senior Whitney Williams gets what has become a rare opportunity to showcase her singing ability to the crowd of UMass fans. Video: UMass shortstop pursues music career Williams, a shortstop for the Minutewomen, originally wanted...

Minutewomen sweep URI in doubleheader

By Kara Deyermenjian

April 28, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team swept Rhode Island in yesterday’s double-header at the UMass Softball Complex, 9-2 in Game 1 and 3-1 in Game 2. The wins are number 30 and 31 for the Minutewomen, bringing them to 31-7-1 on the...

Plourde on pace to break Henderson’s strikeout mark

By Adam Miller

April 28, 2010

Filed under Softball

Ever since pitcher Sara Plourde became the NCAA leader in strikeouts, her name has been associated with Massachusetts softball alums Danielle Henderson and Brandice Balschmiter. During Game 1 of yesterday’s double-header...

UMass escape Billikens due to weather

By Adam Miller

April 25, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team was in danger of losing its first Atlantic 10 game this weekend to Saint Louis, but the combination of defense and bad weather made sure that wouldn’t happen. The No. 21 Minutewomen beat the Billikens in Game 1, 1-0, on Frid...

UMass hits the road with contests against SLU

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 21, 2010

Filed under Softball

For the Massachusetts softball team, playing teams at the bottom of the Atlantic 10 standings isn’t as easy as it seems. Those teams look at the opportunity to knock off the No. 22 team in the country as their biggest game...

Defense paying off for Minutewomen

By Geena Lombardi

April 21, 2010

Filed under Softball

Behind the dominating pitching of Sara Plourde and power hitting from the offense, there has been one component of the Massachusetts softball team that has been overshadowed this season: The defense. However, UMass’ defense...

Plourde gets fifth no-hitter of the year in Minutewomen victory.

By Kara Deyermenjian

April 21, 2010

Filed under Softball

Pitcher Sara Plourde and the Massachusetts softball team defeated Quinnipiac 6-0 Tuesday afternoon at home, after Plourde threw her fifth no-hitter of the season and sixth of her career. With the win, UMass increases its winning...

Depth for Minutewomen scoring runs, benefiting UM

By Adam Miller

April 21, 2010

Filed under Softball

Even when the hitting isn’t going well for the Massachusetts softball team, the offense finds a way to score runs. Quinnipiac threw two no-hit innings to start the game, but the Minutewomen still took a 2-0 lead to start...

Minutewomen trounce UConn before having doubleheader rained out

By Adam Miller

April 19, 2010

Filed under Softball

Before the second game against Boston University, the last team to put up more than three runs against the Massachusetts softball team was Kansas when it put up six against the Minutewomen on March 18. This weekend, the weather...

Minutewomen head to Storrs with non-conference game with UConn.

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 15, 2010

Filed under Softball

An 11-game winning streak while having one of the top pitchers in the country is never a good enough reason for the Massachusetts softball team to take an opponent lightly. Despite the Minutewomen (26-7, 8-0 Atlantic 10) traveling...

Big bats generating offense for the Minutewomen

By Geena Lombardi

April 15, 2010

Filed under Softball

Coming into Friday’s game, the Massachusetts’ softball team’s balanced offense will face off against two of the University of Connecticut’s strongest hitters. Since returning from the San Diego Classic II at the end...

Hitting leads UMass to 7-5 win over Terriers

By Geena Lombardi

April 13, 2010

Filed under Softball

BOSTON – The Massachusetts softball team defeated Boston University for the second time this season, 7-5, led by two home runs from senior Sarah Reeves. The game was a slugfest on both sides, with the Minutewomen (26-7, 8-0...