Amherst College Baseball

Amherst Baseball Places Eight on NESCAC All-Academic, All-Sportsmanship Teams
June 2 - The NESCAC has announced its Spring All-Sportsmanship and All-Academic Teams for each sport sponsored by the conference. In addition to its eight All-Sportsmanship honorees, Amherst College placed a conference-high 67 student-athletes on the All-Academic squad. Full Story

Samela Earns NEIBA All-New England Third Team Honors
May 18 - Amherst College sophomore catcher Mike Samela has been named to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-New England Division III Baseball Third Team, the organization announced today. Full Story

Mike Samela '12, Bob Cook '13 Named to All-NESCAC Team
May 13 - The NESCAC announced its 2010 All-Conference Baseball honorees this afternoon, with Mike Samela '12 and Bob Cook '13 representing Amherst College by earning First and Second Team honors, respectively. Full Story

Amherst Rallies Against WPI for Season-High Fifth Straight Win
May 6 - The Amherst College baseball team erased a 9-7 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and never looked back, earning an 11-9 win over WPI to increase its winning streak to five games. Full Story

Thomas Wheeler '12 Named to Academic All-District Team
May 6 - Amherst College's Thomas Wheeler '12 has been named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Second Team for baseball, as announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Full Story

Amherst Sweeps Fitchburg State to Reach 20-Win Mark
May 2 - The Amherst College baseball team defeated Fitchburg State College twice Sunday afternoon to move to 20-11, avenging the 12-3 loss the Jeffs suffered to the Falcons early in the season. After taking the opener, 9-4, Amherst overcame a 4-0 deficit to win the nightcap, 7-5. Full Story

Jeffs Move to 18-11 with Pair of Wins at Middlebury
May 1 - The Amherst College baseball team improved to 18-11 with a pair of wins at Middlebury College. The Jeffs used a five-run final inning to take the opener, 8-6, before scoring early and often during an 8-2 nightcap victory. Full Story

Amherst Eliminated from Playoff Picture with 17-7 Loss at Middlebury
Apr. 30 - The Amherst College baseball team scored five runs in the first inning, but Middlebury used an eight-run eighth inning to eliminate the Lord Jeffs from NESCAC Championship contention with a 17-7 result. Full Story

Spring Teams' Playoff Fates to be Determined This Weekend
Apr. 29 - While Amherst's baseball and softball teams are still fighting for their playoff lives, the lacrosse teams will wrap up the regular season Friday and begin conference tournaments Sunday. The tennis teams, meanwhile, will take on Middlebury to determine their seeding in the NESCAC Championships. Full Story

Teddy Blank '10 Pitches Amherst to 7-3 Win Over Springfield
Apr. 28 - Senior co-captain Teddy Blank allowed only two hits and struck out six in six innings to lead the Amherst College baseball team to a 7-3 win over Springfield College.The Jeffs improve to 16-10 on the season. Full Story

Amherst Splits Inter-Division Doubleheader with No. 16 Trinity
Apr. 24 - After dropping a seven-inning nail-biter to 16th-ranked Trinity College, 3-2, the Amherst College baseball team rebounded by scoring 11 runs on 17 hits in the nightcap to improve to 15-10 on the season with the 11-3 win. Full Story

Eight-Run Seventh Lifts Amherst to 11-2 Win at Brandeis
Apr. 20 - The Amherst College baseball team did not take its first lead of the game until pouring on eight runs in the seventh inning, as the Lord Jeffs picked up their third consecutive win with an 11-2 result at Brandeis. Full Story

Amherst to Welcome Back Young Alumni for Weekend of Events
Apr. 16 - On Friday, Apr. 23, and Saturday, Apr. 24, the Amherst College baseball team will welcome back alumni from the classes of 2004 through 2009. Young alumni are invited back to their alma mater to catch up with old teammates and watch the current team’s home doubleheader against Trinity. Read More

Amherst Derails Castleton State With 6-3 Home Win
Apr. 13 - The Amherst College baseball team snapped visiting Castleton State College's 12-game winning streak this afternoon with a 6-3 victory over the Spartans at home. The Lord Jeffs improve to 13-9 with the result. Full Story

Healy, Lawton Lead Amherst to Pivotal 10-4 Win at Williams
Apr. 11 - The Amherst College baseball team earned a pivotal 10-4 win at Williams to improve to 12-9 overall and 5-4 in the NESCAC West. Ryan Healy '11 pitched 5.2 strong innings and Will Lawton '10 had four RBIs to lead the Jeffs. Full Story

Amherst Suffers Pair of Three-Run Losses to Archrival Williams
Apr. 10 - The Amherst College baseball team was dealt losses of 5-2 and 12-9 in the first two games of a pivotal NESCAC West series with Williams. The Jeffs and Ephs will wrap up the season series Sunday at 1 p.m. in Williamstown. Full Story

Wagner's Five RBIs Lead Amherst to Fourth Straight Win
Apr. 6 - Amherst College sophomore left fielder John Wagner '12 went 3-for-6 with five RBIs and the Lord Jeffs combined for 15 hits in Tuesday's 11-8 win over Keene State, marking the team's fourth consecutive victory. Full Story

Kevin Heller '12 Named NESCAC Baseball Player of the Week
Apr. 5 - Amherst College sophomore right fielder Kevin Heller has been named the NESCAC Baseball Player of the Week for the second time in his career, the conference announced today. Heller batted .600 and slugged 1.200 to help the Jeffs sweep Hamilton College in a pivotal three-game series. Full Story

Baseball Sweeps Hamilton in Three-Game NESCAC West Series
Apr. 3 - After winning the series opener 24-13 on Friday afternoon, the Amherst College baseball team completed a three-game sweep of Hamilton College with another pair of wins this afternoon. The Lord Jeffs won today's opener 8-4, before taking the nightcap 14-3. Full Story

Amherst Overpowers Hamilton in Slugfest, 24-13
Apr. 2 - The Amherst College baseball team had 11 players record an RBI during a 24-13 win over Hamilton College. Kevin Heller '12 went 6-for-7 with a pair of triples to help the Lord Jeffs mark their highest run total since 2006. Full Story

Amherst Drops a Pair at Wesleyan to Lose Season Series
Mar. 27 - The Amherst College baseball team fell to 7-7 on the year, and 1-2 in the NESCAC-West, with a pair of close losses at Wesleyan University this afternoon. The Jeffs lost the opener 8-6, and fell in the nightcap 6-3 against the Cardinals. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Win NESCAC-West Opener 6-3 Over Wesleyan on Late Rally
Mar. 26 - The Amherst College baseball team (7-5/1-0 NESCAC-West) won its conference opener 6-3 over Wesleyan University this afternoon. The Cardinals erased a three-run deficit in the middle of the game, before the Lord Jeffs score three runs in the bottom of the eighth for the win. Full Story

Amherst Falls to Westfield State, 24-5
Mar. 24 - The Amherst College baseball team (6-5) suffered a 24-5 loss to Westfield State (8-3) this afternoon. The Lord Jeffs had 10 hits in the game but could not slow down an impressive Westfield lineup. Full Story

Metz and Lawton Named NESCAC Baseball Pitcher and Player of the Week
Mar. 22 - This afternoon, the New England Small College Athletic Conference named Lord Jeffs  Hayden Metz and Will Lawton the first conference Pitcher and Players of the Week for 2010, for their play during Amherst's 6-4 Spring Break trip. Full Story

Jeffs Let One Slip Away in Final Day of Florida Trip
Mar. 21 - The Amherst College baseball team carried a 5-2 lead into the seventh inning of a rain-shortened game with Grinnell College, but the Lord Jeffs (6-4) surrendered seven more runs en route to a 9-5 loss. Full Story

Amherst Cruises Past Suffolk, 16-4, for Sixth Win
Mar. 20 - The Amherst College baseball team earned a 16-4 win over Suffolk University Saturday morning, marking the fifth time this season the Lord Jeffs (6-3) have scored at least 10 runs in a game. Full Story

Amherst Splits Doubleheader with Endicott; Jeffs Move to 5-3
Mar. 19 - The Amherst College baseball team suffered an 8-1 loss to Endicott College but rebounded with a convincing 13-2 win in the nightcap. Max McKenna '11 was the winning pitcher for the Jeffs, who moved to 5-3. Full Story

Jeffs Surrender Eight Unearned Runs in 12-3 Loss to Fitchburg
Mar. 18 - The Amherst College baseball team fell into a 6-1 hole after the first inning and could not recover, as four errors led to eight unearned runs during a 12-3 loss to Fitchburg State College Thursday morning. Full Story

Amherst Falls to Babson for First Loss of Season
Mar. 17 - The Amherst College baseball team continued to pile on the runs but could not pick up the program's first-ever win over Babson, as the Beavers earned a 17-8 win over the Lord Jeffs Wednesday afternoon. Full Story

Baseball Team Keeps Rolling with 10-7 Win Over UMass Boston
Mar. 15 - The Amherst College baseball team used a five-run seventh inning to pick up a 10-7 win over UMass Boston Monday Morning. Mike Samela '12 had a pair of RBI-triples for the Lord Jeffs, who improved to 4-0. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Sweep Roger Williams to Move to 3-0
Mar. 14 - The Amherst College baseball team defeated Roger Williams University by scores of 18-5 and 9-3 Sunday afternoon. The Lord Jeffs are 3-0 for the first time since the 2003 squad won its first four games of the season. Full Story

Amherst Opens Season with 12-8 Win Over Framingham State
Mar. 13 - The Amherst College baseball team opened its 2010 season with a 12-8 win over Framingham State in day one of the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational, marking the Lord Jeffs' first season-opening victory since 2005. Full Story

Baseball Team Carries New Look into 2010
With only three seniors and a smaller roster than in recent years, the Amherst baseball team enters the 2010 season with a number of question marks. The Jeffs are looking to return to the postseason after just missing out on the 2009 NESCAC Championship. Full Preview

Amherst's First Alumni Networking Night a Success
Jan. 25 - The Amherst College baseball team traveled to New York City on Friday, Jan. 22, for the school’s first Baseball Alumni Networking Night. Current players and coaches met with Amherst Baseball alumni at a club in Midtown Manhattan for an evening of conversation about career opportunities. Full Story

Amherst to Hold Alumni Networking Night in New York City
Jan. 6 - The Amherst College baseball team will travel to New York City on Friday, Jan. 22, to hold the first Amherst College Baseball Alumni Networking Night. The players and coaches hope to bring together different generations of the Amherst Baseball family to build on the program’s tradition of alumni success. Full Story

Amherst Baseball Creates Partnership with W.E.B. Du Bois Academy
Nov. 6 - On Saturday, Oct. 24, players and coaches from the Amherst College baseball team travelled to Springfield, Mass., to provide baseball instruction to inner-city youth. The team connected with the Springfield W.E.B. Du Bois Academy for a morning of hitting, fielding and throwing instruction. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Participate in Friends of Jaclyn Race/Walk
Nov. 3 - On Sunday, Oct. 7, the Lord Jeff baseball team participated in the annual Friends of Jaclyn 5k Race/Walk at Amherst College. The players joined more than 400 participants from Amherst and other New England colleges and universities to raise more than $6,500 for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Full Story

Amherst Names Assistant Coaches for 2010 Season
July 20 - The Amherst College baseball team's coaching staff has been set for the 2010 season. Returning as a Lord Jeff assistant for a second season will be Bryan Adamski, while Neal Allar '08 and Shaun McNamara join the staff to make their collegiate coaching debuts.