Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Softball Podcast

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

March 28, 2013

Filed under Podcasts, Sports Multimedia, Sports Podcasts, Web-Exclusive

Jesse Mayfield-Sheehan, Joey Saade and Kaitlin Boyer discuss the softball team's season thus far, their recent home opening win over BC, and their upcoming doubleheader against St. Bonaventure. Softball Podcast Part 1 Softball...

UMass shows composure, withstands BC rally

By Joey Saade

March 28, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports

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...

Minutewomen snap 11-game skid against Dayton

By Jeffrey Okerman

March 26, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Sunday was a day of firsts for the Massachusetts softball team. After dropping their Atlantic 10 opener against Dayton (8-13, 2-1 A-10) on Saturday, the Minutewomen (3-16, 1-1 A-10) bounced back with a 14-12 win on Sunda...

UMass softball drops five straight over weekend

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

March 12, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team scored more runs than it had in any game so far this season, but it wasn’t enough, narrowly falling to Western Michigan, 12-10, on Sunday in the final game of the USF Under Armour Showcase this weekend. ...

UMass softball captures first two wins in NFCA Leadoff Classic

By Kaitlin Boyer

February 26, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

After going winless in the FAU Kick-Off Classic, the Massachusetts softball team bounced back with wins against Illinois State and Southern Illinois and finished with a 2-3 overall record in last weekend’s NFCA Leadoff Classic ...

UMass softball season gets underway at FAU Kick-Off Classic

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

February 15, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

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

Filed under Softball, Sports

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

Filed under Fall Sports, Softball, Sports

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...

Minutewomen conclude fall season with doubleheader split

By Patrick Strohecker

October 2, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team concluded its fall season on Sunday by splitting a doubleheader with American International College and UMass-Lowell. In the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, the Minutewomen turned to junior ...

Kyllie Magill, Minutewomen walk off with A-10 title

By Nick Canelas

May 14, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

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...

UMass softball advances to Atlantic 10 championship

By Stephen Hewitt

May 11, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

On a day when seniors were honored as part of undergraduate commencement ceremonies at the University of Massachusetts, it was a sophomore who came up with a big hit for the Massachusetts softball team. With runners on fir...

Minutewomen roll past Charlotte, run win streak to 14

By Staff

April 29, 2012

Filed under Softball

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...