2018 Amherst Softball News

  • INVESTED: McCluskey Blazing a Trail for Women in Finance
    July 30, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College rising junior Annie McCluskey, an infielder on the Mammoth’s softball team, has a plan for her future, and it involves helping to break the mold in an industry currently dominated by men.
  • Amherst Finishes Ninth in 2018 Learfield Directors’ Cup
    May 31, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College athletic department has completed another outstanding season, finishing 9th in the nation in the final Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, which ranks schools who have reached the national level of competition in each NCAA sport.
  • Four Softball Stars Named NFCA All-Region
    May 21, 2018
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced 360 players chosen for the 2018 Division III All-Region Teams earlier this month, and four members of the Amherst College squad were recognized for their achievements on the field this year.
  • NESCAC Announces 2018 Spring All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship Honorees
    May 17, 2018
    107 Amherst College student-athletes were honored for excellence in the classroom when the NESCAC announced its 2018 spring All-Academic Team Wednesday afternoon, while nine others were named to the conference's All-Sportsmanship Team.
  • 2018 Season Comes to a Close for Mammoth Softball
    May 13, 2018
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – An exciting run in the 2018 NCAA Division III Softball tournament came to an end for Amherst College on Sunday at Cole Field.
  • Rainy Loss to Ephs Drops Mammoths to Elimination Round
    May 12, 2018
    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA — The Amherst College softball team were unable to cash in on early opportunities and then had to endure a 92 minute rain delay, eventually falling to Williams College 11-0 in the third game of the NCAA Div. III Tournament Williamstown regional at Cole Field Saturday. 
  • Ukanwa Fires 1-Hit Gem in NCAA Opener
    May 11, 2018
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Needing just eighty total pitchers and facing only 23 batters, Amherst College junior Lorena Ukanwa pitched the Mammoths to a 2-0 victory over Western New England University in the opening game of the 2018 NCAA Division III Softball Regional at Cole Field.
  • NCAA Preview: Amherst Softball Set for Regional Pod at Williams
    May 10, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. -- The Amherst College softball team garnered an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship for the fifth time in program history and is set to travel to host Williams College for Regional action this Friday-Sunday, May 11-13 at Cole Field.
  • Pitchers, Backstops Highlight Amherst Softball All-League Selections
    May 10, 2018
    HADLEY, Mass. – Four members of the Amherst College battery and a first year utility star were honored by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) on Thursday afternoon, as the All-NESCAC selections were announced by the league office. 
  • Bowdoin Slips Past Mammoths into NESCAC Championship
    May 05, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – Hosts Amherst College were unable to push the tying run across and fell to Bowdoin College 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the 2018 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament.
  • Hansen’s Grand Slam Sparks Mammoth Quarterfinals Win
    May 04, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – Audrey Hansen ’21 hit a grand slam during a six-run third inning as the Amherst College softball team defeated Bates College 9-0 in five innings to open the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament, hosted by the Mammoths.
  • Falasco Claims Second NESCAC Nod in Three Weeks
    April 30, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. -- For the second time this season, Amherst College first year Ronnie Falasco has been selected as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) softball Player of the Week.
  • 2018 NESCAC Softball Championship: Tournament Central
    April 30, 2018
    Amherst College softball will host the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) post season tournament this weekend. The first game will start at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Amherst Softball Field and the championship will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday May 6. The winner of the NESCAC tournament will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional tournament while the remaining NESCAC teams will be vying to prove their worth for an at large bid into Regionals.  
  • With Two More Comebacks, Softball Clinches NESCAC Top Seed
    April 28, 2018
    CLINTON, N.Y. – Amherst College will host the 2018 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) softball tournament next weekend after a pair of wins on Saturday afternoon at Hamilton College secured them the number one seed in the West Division.
  • No. 22 Amherst Scores Seven in Final Two Innings for Comeback Win
    April 27, 2018
    CLINTON, N.Y. -- The nationally ranked No. 22 Amherst College Mammoths scored all seven runs in the final two innings to complete a 7-5 comeback victory against the Hamilton College Continentals in the opening game of a NESCAC West Division series at Hamilton's Loop Road Softball/Baseball Complex on Friday evening.
  • No. 12 Mammoths Drop Non-Conference Doubleheader to Tufts
    April 21, 2018
    Facing off against Tufts University in a non-conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon at home on Pride Day, the 12th-ranked Amherst College softball team dropped both contests, 2-1 and 12-9. 
  • Kopatic & Kido's Three-Run Bombs Key Doubleheader Sweep
    April 18, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. - The Amherst College Softball team had a surprise home stand this week when games versus Keene State College were moved to Amherst due to field conditions. The Mammoths took advantage of the opportunity and downed the Owls 9-2 and then 10-4 in the non-conference doubleheader.
  • Walk-Off Hero Falasco Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    April 16, 2018
    HADLEY, Mass. -- First year RonnieMarie Falasco delivered arguably the biggest hit of the year for the Amherst College softball team on Saturday, and today she has been named the Player of the Week by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
  • No. 15 Amherst Bounces Back Against No. 13 Williams in Senior Day Sweep
    April 14, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass.- The Amherst College softball team celebrated Senior Day on Saturday afternoon in a rivalry matchup with Williams College, and the Mammoths bounced back from a first-game defeat to sweep the last two parts of the weekend series.
  • Kido Blasts Extra-Innings Homer; Mammoths & Ephs Suspended for Darkness
    April 13, 2018
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Amherst College senior Ally Kido hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth to break a 2-2 tie, but Williams College scored twice in the bottom of the inning and Friday's game between the two New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) softball heavyweights was suspended after nine innings due to darkness.
  • Amherst Softball Pounds Smith in Non-Conference Twin Bill
    April 11, 2018
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Amherst College didn’t allow a run while scoring 21 themselves as the No. 7 Mammoths swept a non-conference softball doubleheader at Smith College on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Mammoths Sweep Weekend Series with Panthers
    April 08, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass.- The Amherst College Softball team finished off a three game series by grabbing two more wins in a double header on Sunday afternoon against Middlebury College.
  • Home Opener Well Worth the Wait for Amherst College Softball
    April 07, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass.- It took until the 17th game of the year for the Amherst College softball team to finally be able to play their home opener, but the Mammoths took advantage of the opportunity by defeating Middlebury College 9-4 on Saturday afternoon.
  • NESCAC Leader Ukanwa Named Pitcher of the Week
    April 02, 2018
    HADLEY, Mass. – Leading the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in wins and earned run average, Lorena Ukanwa ’19 has been named the NESCAC Softball Pitcher of the Week by the conference office.
  • No. 12 Softball Sweeps Little Three Rival Wesleyan, 3-2 and 10-1
    March 31, 2018
    The No. 12-ranked Amherst College softball team swept Saturday’s doubleheader, clinching 3-2 and 10-1 victories over Little III rival Wesleyan.
  • Amherst College Softball Goes for the “Gold” in Lace Up Game
    March 28, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – Fans may notice a little extra shimmer at this Friday’s Amherst College softball game against Wesleyan University.
  • No. 12 Amherst Splits Doubleheader with Engineers
    March 28, 2018
    WORCESTER, Mass. – Amherst College salvaged a split of their non-conference doubleheader against WPI with an 11-3 victory after the Engineers dealt the No. 12 Mammoths just their second loss of the year on Wednesday afternoon at Rooftop Field.
  • Amherst Softball Sweeps Roller Coaster DH with Bantams
    March 24, 2018
    HARTFORD, Conn.- In their first games since Spring Break, Amherst College swept both ends of a double-header against Trinity College. Amherst held off the Bantams 9-6 in the opening game, and then got a dramatic 2-0 win in the second game thanks to a two-run single in the top of the seventh by Kate Kopatic ‘20.
  • From catcher’s glove to lab gloves: A former student-athlete reflects on her first year as a career scientist
    March 21, 2018
    My proudest scientific achievement is probably still this potato battery, but if you wanna hear about other science I do and why women in science are so important check out this q&a! - Annie Apffel
  • Softball Sweeps Final Day of Florida Trip, Moves to 9-1
    March 17, 2018
    CLERMONT, Fla. – No. 7 Amherst College will return from their Spring Break trip to Florida with a 9-1 record after two more wins on Saturday at the Spring Games.
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