Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Video: Plourde K’s 30 in Minutewomen winning weekend

By Stephen Sellner

April 10, 2011

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Minutewomen impressive at home, look towards practicing outdoors

By Steve Levine

April 10, 2011

Fourteen innings, 30 strikeouts, one no-hitter and two victories. It was just another day on the mound for the Massachusetts softball team’s ace, Sara Plourde. In UMass’ doubleheader against St. Bonaventure on Su...

Minutewomen go for 6th, 7th straight at home this weekend

By Pete Vasquez

April 7, 2011

On Sunday, the Massachusetts softball team will look to sweep its third-straight doubleheader as it hosts St. Bonaventure at the UMass Softball Complex. The Minutewomen (14-14, 5-3 Atlantic 10) are riding high on a five-game win streak, the last of which was a 3-2 win at Boston Universit...

Heavy rain dismisses UMass game; Plourde wins award

By Michael Wood

April 5, 2011

Two days of heavy rain washed out the Massachusetts softball team’s scheduled game against Connecticut on Tuesday and the game has not been rescheduled yet, according to UMass Athletics. The week was supposed to kickoff yesterd...

Minutewomen take on UConn, BU

By Steve Levine

April 5, 2011

After scuffling for over a month to start the season, the University of Massachusetts softball team has looked a lot like a Atlantic 10 Championship team again over the past two weeks. The Minutewomen will go for their fifth and sixth w...

Minutewomen offense progressing

By Pete Vasquez

April 5, 2011

Earlier in the season, Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino was looking for anybody and everybody to contribute offensively. Now, however, each player in the lineup is contributing in her own way as the Minutewomen have recently ...

After a no-hit performance, Billikens travel to Amherst Sunday for doubleheader

By Stephen Hewitt

March 31, 2011

The home-opening jitters are all but a memory for the Massachusetts softball team, as it will try to build off of its latest momentum when it welcomes Saint Louis to Amherst on Sunday for a doubleheader. The Minutewomen (11-14,...

Plourde throws a no-no as UMass sweep Big Green

By Stephen Hewitt

March 30, 2011

Ace pitcher Sara Plourde threw her first no-hitter of the season and seventh of her career to lead the Massachusetts softball team to a 1-0 victory in Game 1 of its home opening doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon against Dartmouth before winning a 6-2 decision in the s...

UM finding other ways besides long ball to generate offense, wins

By Michael Wood

March 30, 2011

Massachusetts freshman outfielder Lindsey Webster hit the first home run at the UMass Softball Complex this season, a 200-foot shot to left-center field in the Minutewomen’s 6-2 victory over Dartmouth in the second game of a double-header Thursday. There was no dou...

Podcast – Softball: Running the A-10

By Nick O'Malley

March 23, 2011

Mike Wood comes in as he and Nick O'Malley talk about the 2011 softball season. Elaine Sortino has over 1,100 wins and Sara Plourde is making fans forget about Brandice Balschmiter as the Minutewomen gear up for a regular season that's likely...

Minutewomen look to bounce back at Buzz City Classic

By Stephen Hewitt

March 2, 2011

Following a disappointing winless showing at the Cathedral City Classic last weekend in California, the Massachusetts softball team will try and reverse its fortunes this weekend when it travels to Woodstock, Ga. to play a f...

UMass meets national powerhouses this weekend

By Stephen Hewitt

February 24, 2011

Fresh off of its opening slate of games last weekend, the UMass softball team will continue to round the country this upcoming weekend as part of the Cathedral City Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. The Minutewomen are coming off a wee...