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.
(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.
|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.
|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|
(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.
|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.
|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.