Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen face Hawks for 3rd time in A-10 tournament

By Adam Miller

May 12, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team couldn’t have asked for a better draw than playing a team it just beat in a double-header earlier this week, especially one it shut-out in both games. UMass (38-7-1, 17-0-1 Atlantic 10) will ...

Minutewomen clinch top spot in A-10 tournament

By Adam Miller

May 10, 2010

Filed under Softball

Through wind and high water, the Massachusetts softball team established itself as the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament with four wins over the weekend under tumultuous weather conditions. The Minutewomen blanked Saint Jo...

Plourde breaks UM strikeout record as Minutewomen defeat Boston College

By Geena Lombardi

May 6, 2010

Filed under Softball

Pitcher Sara Plourde, broke an 11-year-old school record for strikeouts during the Massachusetts softball team’s 3-1 victory over Boston College on Wednesday. The sophomore wasted no time earning the three strikeouts need...

Minutewomen host Boston College

By Geena Lombardi

May 4, 2010

Filed under Softball

For the second time this season, the No. 21 Massachusetts softball team will face Boston College on Wednesday night. In their first meeting on April 6, the Minutewomen (33-7-1, 13-0-1 Atlantic 10) shut out the Eagles, 6-0. Sta...

Bettencourt drives in four as UMass sweeps Dayton

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

May 2, 2010

Filed under Softball

As the Massachusetts softball team has learned, Atlantic 10 opponents always come prepared to play to defending conference champions. Dayton (17-35, 5-13 A-10) was no different, as it gave UMass trouble in its doubleheader on ...

Minutewomen take on Dayton in A-10 double-header

By Geena Lombardi

April 29, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team continues Atlantic 10 conference play as it faces Dayton in a double-header Sunday afternoon. UMass (31-7-1, 12-0 A-10) was originally scheduled to face off against Connecticut for the second time ...

Reeves no longer slumping, instead surging

By Geena Lombardi

April 29, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team’s first baseman Sarah Reeves is coming close to breaking school records, as she has recorded a hit in five back-to-back appearances at the plate twice this season. The senior, with a team-leading...

Rams shut out Gaels, 49ers end home schedule with victory

By David Martin

April 29, 2010

Filed under Softball

A combination of stellar Fordham offense and pitching helped the Rams shut out Iona, 6-0, for its fourth consecutive shutout on Tuesday afternoon. Fordham (40-8, 12-2 Atlantic 10) proved once again why it is one of the premier...

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...