2016 Amherst Softball News

  • Naftel, Salustri, and Ukanwa Named All-NESCAC, Salustri Defensive POY
    May 10, 2016
    First-year’s Kyra Naftel and Sammy Salustri of the Amherst College softball team were named First Team All-NESCAC selections while classmate Lorena Ukanwa was named Second Team All-NESCAC Tuesday, as voted on by the conference coaches. Salustri was also crowned with the Defensive Player of the Year honor, the first-ever rookie in the NESCAC to receive this tribute.
  • Amherst Drops Game Two to Tufts 5-3 in the NESCAC Championship Tournament
    May 07, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team dropped their first game in the NESCAC double-elimination tournament Saturday morning to Tufts University, 5-3 after the game was suspended due to inclement weather on Friday evening at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.
  • Softball Finishes Third at the NESCAC Championship Tournament
    May 07, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team won its first game of the day against Trinity, 4-3 to hold onto a playoff spot before falling to Tufts, 3-1 in the NESCAC Championship double-elimination tournament.
  • Softball Gears Up for NESCAC Championship
    May 03, 2016
    Earning the No. 2 seed in the NESCAC West to advance to the conference postseason tournament for the first time since 2012, the Amherst College softball team will head to Williamstown, Mass. to face NESCAC East No. 1 seed Tufts University Friday, May 6 at 5 p.m. in day one action at the 2016 NESCAC Championship.
  • Summers Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    May 02, 2016
    Senior outfielder Taylor Summers of the Amherst College softball team has been named NESCAC Player of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday.
  • Softball Splits With Wesleyan, 3-1 and 9-7
    April 30, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team split with Wesleyan Saturday dropping game one, 1-3 before a 9-7 victory in 10 innings in game two and clinched the second seed in the NESCAC West for the first time since 2012.
  • Turner Notches Walk-Off Single in Amherst's 2-1 Victory over Wesleyan
    April 29, 2016
    Amherst College's Julia Turner '19 cracked a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Purple & White to a thrilling, 2-1 victory over NESCAC West and Little III rival Wesleyan University Friday afternoon at the Amherst Softball Field.
  • Softball Sweeps Doubleheader against WNEU, 9-6 (8 inn) and 11-2 (6 inn)
    April 27, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team swept its non-conference double header at Western New England University Wednesday afternoon with a 9-6 victory in eight innings before a six inning outing with a 11-2 win.
  • Softball Falls to Williams, 6-3
    April 24, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team dropped its single NESCAC West conference contest to Cole Field at Williams College this afternoon, 6-3.
  • Softball Splits Doubleheader With Williams, 7-6 and 3-7
    April 23, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team split its doubleheader with archrival Williams Saturday afternoon, earning a 7-6 win over the Ephs before falling in a 7-3 loss.
  • Softball Splits in Non-Conference Doubleheader at Keene State, 12-3 (5 inn), 1-0
    April 20, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team split its non-conference doubleheader at Keene State College Wednesday afternoon with a 12-3 victory in five innings before dropping game two to the Owls, 1-0.
  • Softball Notches 20 Strikeouts and Four Homeruns to Sweep Bates, 8-0 and 7-4
    April 16, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team run-ruled Bates College in game one of its non-conference twinbill Saturday afternoon with an 8-0 (5 innings) victory and a 7-4 win in game two.
  • Softball Sweeps Non-Conference Doubleheader With Smith
    April 13, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team swept Smith College in a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday with a 3-2 win in nine innings and a 5-3 win in six innings due to darkness to improve its overall record to 15-5.
  • Softball Splits Saturday Doubleheader With Hamilton
    April 09, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team split its NESCAC West doubleheader with Hamilton College Saturday afternoon, defeating the Continentals 11-2 (five innings) in game one before falling in game two, 9-5, at the Amherst Softball Field.
  • Softball Stays Perfect in the NESCAC, Downs Hamilton, 10-2
    April 08, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team extended its win streak to three after beating Hamilton College, 10-2 in game one of the three-game NESCAC West set Friday afternoon at the Amherst Softball Field.
  • Amherst Downs Middlebury, 7-4 in Opener, Second Game Suspended
    April 02, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team recorded a 7-4 win against Middlebury College in game one of a NESCAC doubleheader Saturday afternoon at the Amherst Softball Field, while game two was halted due to darkness and will be resumed at a date to be determined.
  • Cook Hits Walk Off Homerrun as Amherst Downs Middlebury, 5-3 (9 inn)
    April 01, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team used a two-run homer from senior Brianna Cook in the bottom of the ninth to steal the 5-3 conference win over Middlebury in game one of the three-game series.
  • Softball Splits Doubleheader with WPI
    March 30, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team split its home opening doubleheader with WPI Wednesday afternoon, winning game one 2-1 before dropping the second game 6-4 of its doubleheader.
  • Naftel Garners NESCAC Player of the Week Honors
    March 21, 2016
    First-year Kyra Naftel of the Amherst College softball team was named the NESCAC Player of the Week following her stellar play during the Purple & White’s Spring Break trip, as announced by the league office Monday.
  • Amherst Downs St. Scholastica, 4-1 to Conclude Spring Break Trip
    March 19, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team topped off their final day in Florida with a 4-1 win against St. Scholastica College, while the second game of its scheduled doubleheader against Salve Regina University was cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • Softball Drops Doubleheader to Endicott, TCNJ
    March 18, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team dropped its doubleheader Friday morning as it lost to Endicott College, 9-5 before falling to The College of New Jersey, 7-6 in extra innings during Spring Break trip action in Claremont, Fla.
  • Amherst Sweeps Agnes Scott, Fairleigh Dickinson
    March 16, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team used stellar pitching in both games to sweep its doubleheader Wednesday afternoon, defeating Agnes Scott 5-2, and Fairleigh Dickinson 5-1 in Claremont, Fla. during its Spring Break trip.
  • Amherst Splits Doubleheader With Framingham State, SUNY Geneseo
    March 15, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team cruised to a 15-3 victory over Framingham State University, before suffering its first setback of the 2016 season - 4-0 to SUNY Geneseo - in Tuesday's twinbill at the Foundation Academy in Winter Garden, Fla.
  • Amherst Downs Becker, University of New England
    March 13, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team earned a 5-2 win over Becker College, and posted a come-from-behind, 5-3 victory over the University of New England in Sunday's doubleheader at the Foundation Academy in Winter Garden, Fla.
  • The Purple & White Take Two in 2016 Season-Opener
    March 12, 2016
    The Amherst College softball team busted open the 2016 season with a 7-1 win over Babson College, and held on for a 5-3 victory over New England College in Saturday's season-opening doubleheader in Winter Garden, Fla.
  • Amherst Primed for Strong 2016 Campaign
    March 09, 2016
    The 2016 Amherst College softball team returns 12 players from last year’s squad, with four players in each of the returning classes, while adding seven strong newcomers.