Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Softball extends win streak to 9 games

By Patrick Strohecker

April 23, 2012

The Massachusetts softball team extended its winning streak to nine games this past weekend by winning all three of its games. The string of games played over the weekend was wrapped up with a 9-0 win over Atlantic 10 ri...

Minutewomen look to stay hot at BC

By Nick Canelas

April 17, 2012

After showing signs of inconsistency at the beginning of the season, the Massachusetts softball team appears to be getting hot at the right time. Through their first 21 games, the Minutewomen (21-11, 8-0 Atlantic 10) were sitting at a medi...

UMass looks to continue hot play as it heads to BU

By Patrick Strohecker

April 12, 2012

The Massachusetts softball team looks to continue its winning ways as it heads to Boston today to take on Boston University. The Terriers come into today’s meeting looking to avenge two close losses to the Minutewomen la...

UMass softball coach Elaine Sortino diagnosed with cancer

By Stephen Sellner

April 5, 2012

Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, according to a press release by UMass Athletics. Sortino informed her team of the news after its win over Boston College yesterday, acco...

Minutewomen fall short at UConn

By Stephen Hewitt

April 3, 2012

After a recent home stand served the Massachusetts softball team well, the Minutewomen couldn’t find the same success on a short road trip Tuesday afternoon. UMass (16-11, 4-0 Atlantic 10) couldn’t hold an early lead, a...

Plourde becomes 3rd Minutewoman to record 1,000 strikeouts

By Stephen Hewitt

April 27, 2011

With no outs and an 0-2 count on Christina Valdes in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s matchup with Boston University, Sara Plourde stared deep into the catcher’s mitt of Meghan Carta, aiming to place her name in the Ma...

Minutewomen win behind Plourde and Matthew

By Michael Wood

April 27, 2011

Massachusetts softball pitcher Sara Plourde struck out 14 Boston University hitters en route to the 1,000th strikeout of her career and Cyndil Matthew scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the T...

Plourde delivers gem to extend winning streak

By Stephen Hewitt

April 21, 2011

The weather wasn’t ideal, but the Massachusetts softball team yet again found a way to get the job done.          After concluding a two-game road trip with a 2-0 win over Connecticut on Wednesday, the Minutewom...

Winning streaks are the norm for Minutewomen

By Michael Wood

April 21, 2011

The Massachusetts softball team ended the 2010 season on a 23-game winning streak before losing in the playoffs, and it looks like things could be headed in a similar direction in 2011. With Thursday’s 1-0 victory over Fairfiel...

Minutewomen’s streak hits 9

By Steve Levine

April 20, 2011

The Massachusetts softball team just won’t stop winning. The Minutewomen extended their winning-streak to nine games on Wednesday, defeating non-conference opponent Connecticut, 2-0, behind Sara Plourde’s complete game...

Softball game rained out, UMass looks to the weekend

By Stephen Hewitt

April 13, 2011

For the second time in as many weeks, the Massachusetts softball team’s scheduled contest was rained out, as showers swept through Massachusetts to postpone the Minutewomen’s trip to Boston College on Wednesday afternoon...

Plourde strikes out 30 in Minutewomen victory

By Michael Wood

April 10, 2011

  Massachusetts pitcher Sara Plourde won back-to-back games and struck out 30 batters in 14 innings of work as the Minutewomen defeated St. Bonaventure, 1-0 and 7-1, respectively in Sunday’s doubleheader at the UMas...