Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen to face tough Atlantic 10 competition over weekend

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

April 5, 2013

The Massachusetts softball team is riding a four-game winning streak heading into a weekend of big conference games. The Minutewomen (6-16, 3-1 Atlantic 10) will take on Fordham on Friday at 3 p.m., and Saturday at noo...

Hot bats lead turnaround for UMass softball

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

April 2, 2013

The Massachusetts softball team’s bats have come alive since it started conference play against Dayton a couple weeks ago, helping the team to a 4-1 record over that span after starting the season 2-15. In the last five games, the Minu...

UMass shows composure, withstands BC rally

By Joey Saade

March 28, 2013

While enduring her team's early-season struggles, Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino preached the importance of patience and composure to her team. The Minutewomen used those traits to withstand a late Boston College rally i...

Errors hurting UMass softball early on

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

March 27, 2013

The Massachusetts softball team has struggled early on with an inexperienced pitching staff. And the play of the fielders hasn’t made the job any easier. The Minutewomen have committed 51 errors in the first 19 games, so...

UMass softball season gets underway at FAU Kick-Off Classic

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

February 15, 2013

The Massachusetts softball team’s 2013 season is set to begin this weekend with a five-game tournament slate at the annual FAU Kick-Off Classic, and the Minutewomen are looking to have another great year after winning their...

Sortino’s field of dreams

By Stephen Hewitt

October 9, 2012

Brandice Balschmiter couldn’t keep her emotions in check. After all, the former ace of the Massachusetts softball team’s pitching staff and current assistant coach has known UMass coach Elaine Sortino for most of her life. Fro...

UMass Softball Complex to be renamed after longtime coach Elaine Sortino

By Stephen Hewitt

October 3, 2012

Elaine Sortino has put together a legendary career in her time in Amherst, racking up win after win and championship after championship as she’s built the Massachusetts softball program into a perennial powerhouse. T...

A-10 champion Minutewomen fall short in NCAA Regional

By Nick Canelas

May 21, 2012

All season long, the Massachusetts softball team relied on the dominance of pitcher Sara Plourde to help carry the team to its 23rd Atlantic 10 title, oftentimes needing near-perfect performances in order to come away with ...

Kyllie Magill, Minutewomen walk off with A-10 title

By Nick Canelas

May 14, 2012

In a season filled with mercy rules and lopsided victories, the Massachusetts softball team opted to save the theatrics for the Atlantic 10 tournament. Just one day after Tiffany Meeks came through with a clutch, two-on, two-out single...

Minutewomen roll past Charlotte, run win streak to 14

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 29, 2012

During its now 14-game winning-streak, the Massachusetts softball team has gotten major contributions from a number of individual performers to win big games. On Sunday, the Minutewomen (30-11, 15-0 Atlantic 10) relied on team defense and timely hitting to spark a doublehea...

Softball looks to continue torrid streak against Fairfield

By Patrick Strohecker

April 26, 2012

The Massachusetts softball team looks to continue its winning ways today as it takes on Fairfield at the UMass Softball Complex. The Minutewomen (27-11, 13-0 Atlantic 10) head into today’s contest fresh off a double-header...

Minutewomen in control of A-10

By Nick Canelas

April 24, 2012

After failing to win the Atlantic 10 championship last season for the first time since 2004, the Massachusetts softball team has made it perfectly clear through its first 13 A-10 games that it has no intentions of coming up short for a secon...