Softball

2017 RECORD 34-12; NESCAC: 10-2; NR -- NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 4 NESCAC CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 6

NCAA Preview: Amherst Softball Set for Regional Pod at Williams

NCAA Preview: Amherst Softball Set for Regional Pod at Williams

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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.

The Mammoths will look to make a second straight trip to the NCAA Division III World Series in Oklahoma City. They will open the double-elimination tournament against Western New England on Friday, May 11 at 2:00 PM.

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Game 2 - Friday, May 11 
Amherst College vs. Western New England - 2:00 PM.
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Ticket prices per day are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and veterans and $5 for students and children. 

SCOUTING AMHERST

(27-6 overall, 10-1 NESCAC) – Schedule/Roster/Stats

The Mammoths earned the top seed in the West Division and hosting duties for the NESCAC championship, but stumbled in the semifinals with a 2-1 loss to Bowdoin. During regular season play, Amherst's only NESCAC loss came in an extra inning game against Williams played over the course of two days and at two different stadiums. After last year's run to the NCAA Championships, the Mammoths have an 11-7 record in NCAA play. They won their first regional title last year and then defeated Ramapo in a Super-Regional to book their ticket to Oklahoma City.

This year's team opened the season with six straight victories and returned from their spring break trip to Florida with a 9-1 mark. They rolled to another eight-game winning streak between the end of March and the middle of April and finished the season with a sweep of their series at Hamilton.

Key Players

   Batting Average  On-Base Percentage   Slugging Percentage  Runs RBI Homeruns Stolen Bases
Sammy Salustri .357 .426 .409 25 19 - 5
Andrea Sanders .396 .450 .525 39 10 - 12
Kate Kopatic .411 .482 .621 17 26 5 2
Audrey Hansen .380 .438 .610 31 32 4 3
Kyra Naftel .360 .390 .370 26 13 - 7
Ronnie Falasco .415 .500 .846 21 28 6 1
  Innings Pitched Record Strikeouts ERA      
Lorena Ukanwa 99.1 16-1 137 1.76      
Gina Pagan 108.1 11-5 100 2.07      


SCOUTING WESTERN NEW ENGLAND

(24-16, 12-6 CCC)  Schedule/Roster/Stats

The Golden Bears claimed their second CCC title on Saturday with an 8-4, comeback win over Endicott College to cap a 4-0 run through the CCC Tournament.

A seven-time conference champion (2x CCC, 5x GNAC), Western New England will be making its seventh all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Bears advanced all the way to the final eight in 2003 after winning the New England Regional Championship.

Key Players

   Batting Average  On-Base Percentage   Slugging Percentage  Runs RBI Homeruns Stolen Bases
Jenn Luba .347 .421 .621 36 32 7 1
Aimee Kistner .308 .422 .514 20 21 4 1
Sydney Pounds .339 .373 .339 9 3 - 7
Paige Uliase .247 .265 .284 1 17 - -
  Innings Pitched Record Strikeouts ERA      
Aimee Kistner 103.2 10-6 111 2.30      
Paige Uliase 135.1 13-8 97 1.66      

 

SCOUTING WILLIAMS

(35-6, 9-3 NESCAC) - Schedule/Roster/Stats

The Ephs needed a dramatic seventh-inning rally to defeat Bowdoin College 5-3 and capture their third consecutive NESCAC championship. Lexi Curt hit her team-leading 13th home-run, a three-run shot that gave the Ephs the lead after Bowdoin had taken a 3-0 lead into the fifth and a 3-1 lead into the final frame.

Key Players

   Batting Average  On-Base Percentage   Slugging Percentage  Runs RBI Homeruns Stolen Bases
Jessica Kim .361 .415 .571 42 25 4 9
Lexi Curt .427 .471 .915 38 45 13 -
Kirstin Mapes .369 .441 .730 27 40 10 3
Mackenzie Murphy .423 .455 .788 28 29 9 1
  Innings Pitched Record Strikeouts ERA      
Mackenzie Murphy 84.2 14-1 53 1.90      
Rebecca Duncan 114.0 15-3 121 1.72      

 

SCOUTING HUSSON

(21-13 overall, 6-2 NAC) - Schedule/Roster/Stats

Husson claimed its eighth North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Softball championship with a 4-1 win over New England College to earn the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. After falling 2-0 to Thomas in Game 1 of the NAC Championship, the Eagles allowed just two runs over four games to claim the crown. Husson has a 4-2 record against NESCAC teams this year, earning a sweep of Colby and splits with both Bowdoin and Bates.

Key Players

   Batting Average  On-Base Percentage   Slugging Percentage  Runs RBI Homeruns Stolen Bases
Olivia Smith .476 .500 .781 28 29 5 6
Bri Brochu .339 .362 .402 21 8 - 8
Morgan Coleman .316 .362 .526 17 25 4 -
Madelyn Fowler .359 .445 .565 25 20 3 -
  Innings Pitched Record Strikeouts ERA      
Jen Jones 160.1 16-7 160 2.44      
Olivia Smith 37.2 1-2 23 6.88      

 

2018 NCAA Softbal Championship Schedule -  Cole Field, Williams College
Friday, May 11
Game 1: Amherst College vs Western New England - 2:00 p.m.
Game 2: Williams College vs Husson University - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 12
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 13
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 5 - 12 p.m.
Game 7: (If necessary) - 2:30 p.m.

The regional round will be held May 11-13.  Four teams will compete at 14 regional sites and three teams will compete at two regional sites.  The team advancing from each regional will compete in the super regional round May 18 and 19.  The finals, hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City All-Sports Association, will be held May 24-29 at USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  All rounds will use a double-elimination format.