Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Reeves putting hitting woes behind her in victory

By Adam Miller

April 13, 2010

Filed under Softball

BOSTON – Part of being a nationally ranked team means having people in the lineup who can step up, even when its best hitters are struggling. First baseman Sarah Reeves was that player for the Massachusetts softball team. Despite...

UMass and BU meet for second time this season

By Geena Lombardi

April 12, 2010

Filed under Softball

After shutting out Boston University in its home opener, the Massachusetts softball team will face the Terriers again tonight in their second match-up of the season. In the first meeting, UMass (25-7, 8-0 Atlantic 10) had a...

Timely hitting and strikeouts spurring Minutewomen

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 12, 2010

Filed under Softball

While at times the Massachusetts softball team did not look its best at the plate this past weekend against Charlotte, one thing stood out: When UMass got a hit, it strung together hits. Besides the first inning of Saturday’s...