Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Special Issue: UMass Baseball and Softball Season Preview

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

March 27, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Softball

Baseball Minutemen roster filled with encouraging young future Heading into the 2012 baseball season, the Minutemen are relying on scrappy baseball and other techniques from their roster. UMass baseball looks to rebound from disappointin...

Plourde routinely dominates on mound for Minutewomen

By Stephen Hewitt

March 27, 2012

Filed under Softball

It was March 30 of last year when I watched my first live Massachusetts softball game. Under sunny skies and chilly temperatures, I took my media seat at the table to the left of the press box not knowing what to expect. I...

Minutewomen poised to return to A-10 glory

By David Martin

March 27, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

As the air warms and the sun shines a little brighter every day, it seems that spring has finally arrived, and with it comes the promise of home runs, strikeouts, and everything else that is the game of softball. For the Massachusetts...

Does Sortino belong in UMass Athletics Hall of Fame?

By Michael Wood

March 27, 2012

Filed under Softball

The University of Massachusetts softball team has only known four head coaches since its inception in 1975, and three of those came in the first five years of its existence. Jean Follansbee, Diane Thompson and Chet Gladchuck...

Bettencourt’s return adds offensive dynamic

By Stephen Hewitt

March 27, 2012

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team should understand as well as any team that a dominating pitching staff means nothing without run support behind it. Last season, UMass learned that lesson the hard way. A season after exploding...

Experience to charge Minutewomen in 2012

By Nick Canelas

March 26, 2012

Filed under Softball

Youth and inexperience was a contributing factor in a disappointing season for the Massachusetts softball team last year, which failed to win the Atlantic 10 title for the first time since 2004, and failed to reach the NCA...

Minutewomen go 2-2 in Tuscaloosa

By Nick Canelas

March 6, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

It was a weekend of highs and lows for the Massachusetts softball team, as it went 2-2 at the Easton Alabama Invite in Tuscaloosa, Ala. with three of the four games decided by eight runs or more. Senior pitcher Sara Plou...

Plourde, UMass top No. 12 Michigan, no-hit No. 17 Georgia Tech at NFCA Leadoff Classic

By Stephen Hewitt

February 28, 2012

Filed under Softball, Sports

A year ago, the Massachusetts softball team faced six ranked opponents as part of a grueling out of conference schedule to open the season. They came up short to all of them. This season, however, the Minutewomen (5-5) can...

Softball opens 2012 campaign, goes 3-2 at Combat Classic

By Stephen Hewitt

February 14, 2012

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team got its 2012 season underway this past weekend, as it picked up three wins and lost two at the FIU Combat Classic in Miami. On Sunday morning, the Minutewomen finished their five-game slat...

First-place Minutewomen take on BU, Rams over weekend

By Pete Vasquez

April 28, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

Amidst all the theatrics and milestones on Wednesday, the Massachusetts softball team jumped back on top of the Atlantic 10 standings. However, with four games in three days forecasted this weekend, a lot can change by the time Monday rolls ar...

Minutewomen rolling over competition

By Stephen Hewitt

April 28, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

It appears that the Massachusetts softball team has an extreme case of clutch, and the only prescription is more winning. Not only have the Minutewomen (23-15, 10-3 Atlantic 10) won 14 of their last 15 games to move into fir...

In-state rival Terriers on tap for Minutewomen

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 26, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team is beginning to look like its dominant self in the Atlantic 10 conference. After another successful home campaign this past weekend, the Minutewomen (21-15, 10-3 A-10) look to strengthen t...