Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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 DailyCollegian.com 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...

Softball looks to continue torrid streak against Fairfield

By Patrick Strohecker

April 26, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

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...

Meeks stepping up, tabbed A-10 Player of the Week

By Stephen Hewitt

April 24, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

There are many factors that can’t be ignored when figuring out what has made the Massachusetts softball team’s recent nine-game winning streak possible. Of course, there is the commanding presence of senior Sara Plourd...

Softball extends win streak to 9 games

By Patrick Strohecker

April 23, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

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...

Sara Plourde one-hits BC for 5-1 win

By Patrick Strohecker

April 19, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts softball team continued its winning ways yesterday, by defeating the Boston College on the road, 5-1. The win was the team’s sixth in a row and its second of the season over the Eagles, giving it a season sweep of B...

Plourde shuts down Colonials in doubleheader sweep

By Stephen Hewitt

April 16, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

Not even a week off from playing could slow down the Massachusetts softball team. In fact, it only helped it pick up more steam as the team continued its tear through Atlantic 10 play. After Tuesday’s game versus Connecticut was postponed due to schedul...