Softball Set To Travel To Springfield College For NCAA Regional Action

Softball Set To Travel To Springfield College For NCAA Regional Action

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AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College softball team garnered an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship for the fourth time in program history and is set to travel to host Springfield College for Regional action this Friday-Sunday, May 12-14.

The Mammoths open the double-elimination tournament against UMass Boston on Friday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Potter Field.

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Amherst College vs. UMass Boston - 3:30 p.m.
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SCOUTING AMHERST
(28-10 overall, 10-2 NESCAC) – Schedule/Roster/Stats
The Mammoths finished as the runner-up in the NESCAC Championship tournament for the first time in program history after earning a NESCAC West Division's second seed for the second straight season. Amherst owns a 5-6 overall record in the NCAA tournament and made its last appearance in 2012 when Cortland defeated the Mammoths 4-1 in the Regional Championship. Looking for its first-ever Regional title, Amherst will face UMass Boston in its first game of the tournament.

Key Players

Batting Average  Kyra Naftel - .431   Lauren Tuiskula - .425   Andrea Sanders - .336 
On Base Percentage   Lauren Tuiskula - .478  Kyra Naftel - .457   Sammy Salustri - .413 
Slugging Percentage    Ally Kido - .500   Kate Kopatic - .500   Annie McClusky - .500 
RBI  Alena Marovitz - 35   Kate Kopatic - 25   Kyra Naftel - 25 
ERA  Gina Pagan - 1.43   Lorena Ukanwa - 3.11   Jackie Buechler - 4.37 


SCOUTING UMASS BOSTON
(28-11 overall, 8-6 LEC)  Schedule/Roster/Stats
The Beacons made history this season, claiming the program's first Little East Conference title after winning three-straight elimination games to earn an automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA tournament. Making their first appearance in the national tournament, UMass Boston won a program-best 28 games in 2017 and posted a 22-5 record away from home. 

Key Players

Batting Average  Roxanne Vento - .440   Kiera Prusmack - .409    Gia Raczkowski - .352 
On Base Percentage   Roxanne Vento - .493  Gia Raczkowski - .451 
 Kiera Prusmack - .432 
Slugging Percentage    Roxanne Vento - .632   Gia Raczkowski - .566   Ari Kilotta - .458 
RBI  Roxanne Vento - 39   Gia Raczkowski - 35   Ari Kilotta - 25 
ERA  Jess Greenspan – 2.32    Megan Hoben – 3.53    Annie Thomas – 3.90 


SCOUTING SPRINGFIELD 
(32-9 overall, 13-5 NEWMAC) - Schedule/Roster/Stats
Capturing their first at-large bid since the 1999 season, the Pride makes their sixth appearance in the NCAA tournament after posting 32 wins - the most single season wins for the program since 2003. The Pride fell to Babson College, 8-3, in the NEWMAC Championship contest last Saturday, May 6.

Key Players 

Batting Average  Carianna Gasdia - .453   Kristen Drobiak - .439    Allie Wheeler - .408 
On Base Percentage   Carianna Gasdia - .506  Kristen Drobiak - .497  Allie Wheeler - .441 
Slugging Percentage   Kristen Drobiak -  .734 
 Allie Wheeler - .640   Carianna Gasdia - .547 
RBI  Kristen Drobiak - 49   Allie Wheeler - 38   Talia Loda - 25 
ERA  Talia Loda - 1.34    Shelby Allen - 2.92    Marisa Valenti - 3.32 


SCOUTING SALVE REGINA
(25-11 overall, 16-2 CCC) - Schedule/Roster/Stats
The Seahawks earned an automatic qualifier into the national championship after winning the CCC title with a 3-0 victory over Roger Williams on Sunday, May 7. Also punching its ticket to the NCAA postseason in 2016, Salve Regina returns to the double-elimination tournament after falling to WPI, 4-3, in game one, knocking off Becker 5-0 in game two and being edged by Tufts, 4-1 last spring.

Key Players

Batting Average  Francesca Galeazzi - .443 
 Amanda Riley - .420    Emily Woznick - .395 
On Base Percentage   Francesca Galeazzi - .488  Amanda Riley - .468 
Emily Woznick - .433 
Slugging Percentage    Amanda Riley - .652   Emily Woznick - .630   Francesca Galeazzi - .487 
RBI  Emily Woznick – 32   Kristen Hickey – 21   Emily Lombardo - 21 
ERA  Kelsey Boarman – 1.72    Kaleigh Dwyer – 3.43    Lindsay DelGrego – 6.88

 

2017 NCAA Softbal Championship Schedule -  Potter Field, Springfield College
Friday, May 12
Game 1: Springfield College vs. Salve Regina - 1 p.m.
Game 2: Amherst College vs. UMass Boston - 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 13
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 - 11 a.m.
Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 - 1:30 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 4 vs. Loser of Game 3 - 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 14
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 5 - 12 p.m.
Game 7: (If necessary) - 2:30 p.m.