AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College softball team will host Ramapo College in a 2017 NCAA Division III Championship Super Regional on Thursday and Friday, May 18-19 at the Amherst Softball Field.
Thursday's game one will take place at 4 p.m. with game two on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. If necessary, the teams will then play a third game beginning at approximately 3:30 p.m. Amherst will be the home team for game one, while Ramapo will be the home team for game two. A double coin flip will determine who bats as the home team for game three. Following the best-of-three Super Regional, the winner will advance to the 2017 NCAA Championship along with seven other squads to compete for the national title. The NCAA tournament is scheduled for May 25-30 at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Each of this week's NCAA Super Regional games will have live stats and live webcast courtesy of the Northeast Sports Network (NSN).
Friday, May 19 * 3:30 p.m. (if necessary)
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(31-10 overall, 10-2 NESCAC) – Schedule/Roster/Stats
Amherst punched its ticket to its first-ever NCAA Super Regional appearance after winning each of its three games in regional action last weekend at host Springfield College. The Mammoths defeated UMass Boston, 11-2 (5 innings) in game one, and the Salve Regina University, 2-0 in game two. The regional final then saw Amherst take down the Beacons, 6-2 as the program captured its first-ever NCAA regional title. The Mammoths, who are in the midst of their fourth NCAA tournament run (1998, 1999, 2012, 2017), currently stand at 31-10 overall in 2017, and are now 8-6 in national postseason games.
|Batting Average|| Kyra Naftel - .433
|| Lauren Tuiskula - .420
|| Andrea Sanders - .342
|On Base Percentage|| Lauren Tuiskula - .469
||Kyra Naftel - .456||Sammy Salustri - .412|
|Slugging Percentage||Kate Kopatic - .532||Ally Kido - .486
||Kyra Naftel - .482
|RBI||Alena Marovitz - 36||Kate Kopatic - 28|| Kyra Naftel - 26
|ERA||Gina Pagan - 1.31||Lorena Ukanwa - 3.11||Jackie Buechler - 4.51|
(32-9 overall, 17-1 NJAC) - Schedule/Roster/Stats
Ramapo (32-9) won three straight games at the Ithaca Regional over the weekend surrendering only three runs. They defeated Susquehanna University 4-1 to open regional play before they defeated host Ithaca College 3-0 on day two. After being down 2-0 to Ithaca heading into the sixth inning of the regional title game, the Roadrunners scored two runs to tie the game and held the Bombers in the top of the seventh setting up the comeback, 3-2 victory in the bottom of the seventh. Ramapo is making its second appearance in the NCAA Championship in the last three seasons and the seventh overall (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2017). The program has a 14-12 overall record in national tournament play.
|Batting Average|| Ally Spellman - .412
|| Nicole Mahoney - .387
||Jackie Howarth - .350|
|On Base Percentage|| Nicole Mahoney - .486
||Ally Spellman - .471
|| Jackie Howarth - .415
|Slugging Percentage|| Nicole Mahoney - .630
||Grace Brennan - .585||Harper Patsko - .571
|RBI||Nicole Mahoney - 37
||Harper Patsko - 30||Shannon Cox - 21
|ERA|| Christina Brizek - 1.70
|| Erin Fitzsimmons - 1.81
||Katrina Kuczkowski - 1.84