Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Plourde finally receives chance to show greatness in national tournament

By Adam Miller

May 20, 2010

Massachusetts softball was never supposed to be the same after losing its hard-throwing pitcher, Brandice Balschmiter, to graduation. Few pitchers dominated the game like she did with her sub-1.00 earned run average and...

UMass opens Amherst Regional against Long Island

By Adam Miller

May 20, 2010

Last year’s Amherst Regional not only produced the eventual NCAA champion, but also one of the most dramatic games in the NCAA tournament. The Massachusetts softball team played two games against Washington in the Regional Finals, and w...

Minutewomen topple state rival Terriers in home-opener, 3-0

By Adam Miller

April 7, 2010

Seven innings, two hits, 15 strikeouts. Not bad pitching by most standards, except for Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino. It was just another B- performance, because pitcher Sara Plourde allowed a hit to the nation’s...

Minutewomen head to USF for invitational

By Adam Miller

March 4, 2010

No matter how successful the Massachusetts softball team is, it tends to struggle the most at the beginning of the season. At the same time last year, the Minutewomen came out of their second invitational of the season 2-3, but...