Amherst College 2019 Softball News

  • Amherst Tops 100 NESCAC All-Academic Selections, Boasts Two Triple-Honorees
    May 21, 2019
    HADLEY, Mass. – The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced the members of the 2019 All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship Teams and Amherst College saw 103 student-athletes honored for their work in the classroom.
  • Salustri, Trezza Garner NFCA All-Region Accolades
    May 16, 2019
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Amherst softball had two members voted to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region team with Sammy Salustri ’19 garnering First Team selection and Nicole Trezza ’21 landing on the Third Team, as announced by the NFCA Wednesday afternoon.
  • Salustri Recognized by CoSIDA as Academic All-District Honoree
    May 10, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College second baseman Sammy Salustri ’19 has been voted by College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District Softball Team.
  • Three Members of Amherst Softball Land All-NESCAC Honors
    May 09, 2019
    HADLEY, Mass. – Three members of the Amherst softball team landed conference honors as Sammy Salustri ’19 was selected All-NESCAC First Team while Nicole Trezza ’21 and Lorena Ukanwa ’19 earned Second Team accolades, as announced by the league office Thursday afternoon. 
  • Amherst Softball Halted in Second Round of NESCAC Championship
    May 04, 2019
    MEDFORD, Mass. – Amherst softball advanced to the second round of the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Softball Championship after shutting out Bowdoin, 4-0, but were edged in their second round match up against Williams, 5-4, on Saturday evening.
  • Softball NESCAC Preview: Amherst to Play Bowdoin in Opening Round
    May 02, 2019
    HADLEY, Mass. – The Amherst softball team claimed the third spot in the West Division and will clash with Bowdoin in their opening game of the 2019 NESCAC Softball Championship on Saturday, May 4th, with first pitch at 12:00 PM.
  • Ukanwa’s Role in Middlebury Sweep Garners NESCAC Award
    April 29, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College senior pitcher Lorena Ukanwa has been recognized as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Pitcher of the Week, announced by the league office Monday afternoon.
  • Seven Run Fifth Inning Leads Mammoths to Shutout Over Middlebury
    April 28, 2019
    MIDDLEBURY, Vermont – Amherst softball utilized a seven-run fifth inning on four singles and four doubles to help earn a 7-0 victory over Middlebury in their NESCAC West series finale at Kohn Field. The Mammoths complete the sweep following 4-1 and 12-4 victories on Saturday.
  • Emphatic Offense Leads Mammoths to Doubleheader Sweep over Middlebury
    April 27, 2019
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Kyra Naftel '19 and Audrey Hansen '21 notched three RBIs apiece in game two while Sammy Salustri '22 totaled out at six hits on the day to help guide the Amherst softball team to a doubleheader sweep in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) West Division play on Saturday afternoon.
  • Amherst Softball Falls to Ephs in West Division Doubleheader
    April 21, 2019
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Talia Bloxham ’22 held Williams to four hits in the opening game of their New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) West Division match up but Amherst women’s softball were edged 2-0 before the Ephs claimed game two with a 5-0 decision on Cole Field Sunday afternoon.
  • Rain Alters Schedules for Weekend Athletic Contests
    April 18, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. -- Forecasted rain this weekend has caused changes to the athletics calendar for this weekend at Amherst College.
  • Amherst Softball Falls to Williams in Game One, 5-3
    April 17, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Despite a late push in the seventh inning, the Amherst softball team fell to Williams by a score of 5-3 in the first game of their conference series on Wednesday evening at Amherst Softball Field.
  • Amherst Softball Halted by Continentals in Senior Day Doubleheader
    April 13, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. -- The Amherst softball team was halted in their New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) doubleheader against Hamilton on Saturday afternoon, dropping to the Continentals 3-2 in game one and 5-3 in game two at Amherst Softball Field on senior day. 
  • Amherst Softball Suffers Fifth Loss After Seventh Inning Thriller
    April 12, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – With the game tied at 2-2 heading into the final inning, Hamilton held on to thwart the Amherst softball team in game one of their series after posting four runs in the top of the seventh despite the Mammoths scoring three in their final at bat at Amherst Softball Field Friday evening.
  • Nine Run First Inning Leads Mammoths Past Smith, 12-4
    April 08, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Kate Kopatic ’20 led Amherst softball with two RBIs in the first inning as the Mammoths scored nine runs to help lift them over Smith College in a non-conference match up at Amherst Softball Field on Monday evening.
  • Ukanwa, Bloxham Hold Trinity to Three Hits in Saturday Sweep
    April 06, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – A six run first inning in the opening game of Amherst softball’s doubleheader against Trinity (Conn.) helped the Mammoths clinch game one by a score of 10-2 before shutting out the Bantams 7-0 in game two at Amherst Softball Field Saturday afternoon. Lorena Ukanwa '19 and Talia Bloxham '22 held Trinity to three hits combined between both competitions. 
  • Impending Weather Causes Schedule Changes
    April 04, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. -- Due to Friday's incoming weather, the following schedule changes have been made:
  • Amherst Softball Downs Springfield in Game Two, 2-0
    April 03, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – After a 4-3 eighth inning loss in game one, the Amherst College softball team posted a 2-0 win over Springfield College in game two of their non-conference doubleheader before the sun set on Potter Field Wednesday evening.  
  • Amherst Softball Shuts out Wesleyan to Notch Conference Sweep
    March 30, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. ? The Amherst College softball team improved to 12-3 on the season after they swept Wesleyan University in their three-game conference series after the Mammoths shut out the Cardinals 5-0 and 4-0 on Saturday afternoon at Amherst Softball Field.
  • Six Run Sixth Leads Mammoths to NESCAC Opener Win
    March 29, 2019
    MIDDLETWON, Conn. – The Amherst College softball team, who were down one heading into the sixth inning, erupted for six runs to help lift themselves over Wesleyan University, 8-5, in their New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) opening game on Friday evening.
  • Plaman, Falasco Last Inning Heroics Push Amherst Over WPI in Home Split
    March 27, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – In their home opener against Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the Amherst softball team fell by a 6-1 margin before the last inning heroics of Alyson Plaman ’21 solidified a 3-2 win over the Engineers in game two, marking their first win this season on their home field Wednesday evening.  
  • Spring Student-Athletes to Takeover @AmherstMammoths Instagram Throughout April
    March 25, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – In the month of April Amherst College spring teams will get the chance to take over the Amherst College Athletics Instagram. 
  • Amherst Softball Splits on Final Day of Florida Competition
    March 16, 2019
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Amherst softball team was edged in their opening match against Tufts University after the Jumbos three run rally later in the game sealed the 4-3 loss before the Mammoths scored nine to take down Marian (Wisc.) in their final spring break competition (9-6).
  • Hansen, Kopatic, Falasco Highlight Imposing Batting Efforts in Friday Competition   
    March 15, 2019
    CLERMONT, Fla. – Audrey Hansen ’21, Kate Kopatic ’20, and Ronnie Falasco ’21 each homered to lead the Amherst softball team as they claimed the first game of the day against Stockton University 4-2 before the Mammoths scored eight runs in a fifth inning explosion against Ohio Wesleyan in their second game, winning 11-6.
  • Amherst Softball Defeats Husson 8-5, Falls to No. 2 Illinios Wesleyan 8-0
    March 13, 2019
    CLERMONT, Fla. – An eight run third and fourth inning helped lift the Amherst softball team over Husson University (8-5) before they fell to No. 2 Illinois Wesleyan in their second match up in Clermont on Wednesday evening, moving to 5-1 on the season.
  • Kido Assumes New Role in Amherst Softball Program
    March 12, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. - Former Amherst softball standout Ally Kido '18 returned to the program in a new capacity as she was hired as an assistant coach in the fall of 2018, joining head coach Jessica Johnson and assistant coach Julie Bolduc as they embark on their 2019 campaign.
  • Early Scoring Leads Mammoths Past Lake Forest and Suffolk
    March 12, 2019
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Amherst softball team set the tone on day two as they scored early in both games on Tuesday evening to take down Lake Forest 9-3 before shutting out Suffolk University in five innings, 8-0, at Osceola Park.
  • Amherst Softball Sweeps Opening Day in Florida
    March 10, 2019
    ORLANDO, Fla. – The Amherst College softball team opened their 2019 campaign with a pair of wins, defeating Susquehanna (4-3) and Worcester State (6-3) on Sunday when they began their 10-game stint in Florida.
  • 2019 Amherst College Softball Season Preview
    March 07, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. — The Amherst Softball team return an experienced corps of 13 student-athletes, including five seniors, as they gear up for their 2019 campaign which commences on March 10th in Clermont, Florida while setting their sights on another New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship and NCAA appearance.
  • Ukanwa on Watch List for NFCA Division III Player of the Year
    February 11, 2019
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Amherst College senior pitcher Lorena Ukanwa is among 50 outstanding softball players who have been chosen for the 2019 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year watch list, which will be paired down in the coming months, until just one player remains at the conclusion of the season.
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