Amherst College Softball

Amherst Softball Places Six 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

Four Amherst Players Earn Academic All-District Honors
May 6 - Amherst College’s Alex Chang-Graham ’10, Emily Neill ’10, Jackie Tyler ’10 and Carly Dudzik ’12 have been named to the 2010 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Team for softball, with Chang-Graham highlighting the group by earning a spot on the First Team. Full Story

Amherst Honors Troy Cronin as Patient Ambassador for 2010 Walkathon
May 3 - This past weekend, the Amherst College softball and volleyball teams honored Troy Cronin with a plaque for being the Patient Ambassador for the 2010 Walkathon to Benefit the Springfield Shriners Hospital, which will take place this September in Amherst. Full Story

Amherst Ends Season with Pair of Losses to Williams
May 1 - The Amherst College softball team needed to sweep Williams to advance to the NESCAC Championship, but the Ephs came away with a pair of wins Saturday afternoon to end the Lord Jeffs' season at 18-16. Full Story

Clegg's 3-Run Homer Powers Amherst to 4-3 Win at Williams
Apr. 30 - Stephanie Clegg '12 belted a three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to lead the Amherst College softball team to a 4-3 come-from-behind win at Williams. The Lord Jeffs will need to sweep the Ephs in Saturday's doubleheader in order to qualify for the NESCAC Championship. 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

Amherst Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive with 9-0 Win at Hamilton
Apr. 28 - Needing a win over Hamilton to stay in the playoff hunt, the Amherst softball team took care of the Continentals in five innings, 9-0. The Jeffs have to sweep Williams this weekend to qualify for the NESCAC Championship. Full Story

Softball Drops Pair at NESCAC-West Foe Wesleyan
Apr. 24 - The Amherst College softball team dropped a pair of games to NESCAC-West and Little Three archrival Wesleyan University this afternoon. The Cardinals took the opener 9-4, before pulling out the nightcap 8-2. Full Story

Theresa Kelley '13 Carries Amherst to Pivotal 7-6 Win Over Wesleyan
Apr. 23 - Theresa Kelley '13 went 3-for-4, pitched 4.2 outstanding innings of relief and drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh, leading the Lord Jeffs to a crucial 7-6 come-from-behind win over Wesleyan. Full Story

Amherst Has Win Streak Snapped at Four; Jeffs Fall to Trinity, 6-4
Apr. 21 - The Amherst College softball team had its four-game winning streak snapped at the hands of Trinity College Wednesday afternoon, as the visiting Bantams handed the Lord Jeffs (15-12) a 6-4 loss. Full Story

Amherst Earns Pair of Crucial Conference Wins Against Hamilton
Apr. 20 - The Amherst College softball team picked up a pair of pivotal wins over Hamilton to improve to 3-2 in the NESCAC West. The Lord Jeffs earned a 5-1 win in the first game before winning the nightcap in extra frames, 4-2. Full Story

Theresa Kelley '13 Shines in Doubleheader Sweep at Smith
Apr. 14 - Theresa Kelley '13 threw a one-hitter and went 5-for-7 with seven RBIs Wednesday afternoon to lead the Amherst College softball team to wins of 13-0 and 14-2 at Smith College. The Lord Jeffs improve to 13-11. Full Story

Softball Falls to Clark Twice in Mid-Week Twin Bill
Apr. 13 - The Amherst College softball team dropped a pair of games to Clark University this afternoon, losing 8-0 and 7-0. The Lord Jeffs fall to 11-11 on the year with the losses. Full Story

Amherst Drops Two at Westfield State; Jeffs Drop to 11-9
Apr. 7 - The Amherst College softball team held an early lead against Westfield State in each of Wednesday's non-conference games, but the host Owls pulled ahead late to earn wins of 4-3 and 7-2. Full Story

Jeffs Pile on 28 Hits in Doubleheader Sweep of Keene State
Apr. 5 - The Amherst softball team's bats came alive Monday afternoon during a doubleheader against Keene State. After chalking up 12 hits in a 6-1 win over the Owls, the Lord Jeffs added another 16 to take the nightcap, 9-5. Full Story

Amherst Splits NESCAC West Doubleheader with Middlebury
Apr. 3 - The Amherst College softball team split a conference doubleheader with Middlebury College to move to 9-7 overall and 1-2 in NESCAC West play. After dropping the first game, 8-2, the Lord Jeffs used a stellar pitching performance from Alex Chang-Graham '10 to win the nightcap, 3-0. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Fall to Middlebury 4-0 in NESCAC West Opener
Apr. 2 - The Amherst College softball team fell to Middlebury College 4-0 this afternoon in the 2010 NESCAC West opener for both schools. The two teams will take the field in Amherst again tomorrow for a doubleheader at noon. Full Story

Amherst Defeats WNEC, 9-4, for Fifth Straight Win
Apr. 1 - The Amherst College softball team won its fifth straight game this afternoon, defeating Western New England College 9-4. Alex Chang-Graham '10 carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and held on for her fourth win of the season. Full Story

Emily Neill '10 Named NESCAC Softball Player of the Week
Mar. 29 - Amherst College's Emily Neill has been named the NESCAC Softball Player of the Week, the conference announced today. The senior tri-captain batted .833 and slugged 1.333 with a perfect fielding percentage to help the Lord Jeffs increase their winning streak to four games. Full Story

Neill's Two-Run Homer Leads Amherst to Fourth Straight Win
Mar. 25 - Senior tri-captain Emily Neill belted a two-run homer in the fourth inning to lead the Amherst College softball team to a 2-0 win over Springfield College. The Jeffs won their fourth straight to improve to 7-5. Full Story

Amherst Earns Impressive 4-3 Win Over WPI in Home Opener
Mar. 24 - The Amherst College softball team trailed 2-0 after two innings but came back to earn an impressive 4-3 win over WPI. The Lord Jeffs will host Springfield College Thursday at 4 p.m. Full Story

Chang-Graham Named First NESCAC Softball Pitcher of the Week for 2010
Mar. 22 - For her play during Amherst's 5-5 week during Spring Break, the NESCAC named Amherst College senior tri-captain Alex Chang-Graham the first Pitcher of the Week for 2010. Full Story

Softball Wraps up Florida Trip with Pair of Convincing Wins
Mar. 19 - The Amherst College softball team got back on track with a 14-0 win over Curry College and a 10-2 victory over Fitchburg State. The Lord Jeffs will head back to campus with a 5-5 record. Full Story

Amherst Drops Another Two; Jeffs to Wrap up Florida Trip Friday
Mar. 18 - The Amherst softball team suffered losses to Scranton and Brockport this morning to fall to 3-5 on the season. The Jeffs will wrap up their Florida trip with games against Curry and Fitchburg State Friday morning. Full Story

Amherst Splits Tuesday's Games to Move to 3-3
Mar. 16 - The Amherst College softball team suffered a 2-1 loss to SUNY Fredonia in eight innings Tuesday morning, but the Lord Jeffs rebounded with an 8-2 win over Polytechnic (NY) to move to 3-3 on the season. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Go 0-2 on Day Two of Spring Trip
Mar. 15 - The Amherst College softball team dropped a pair of games Monday evening to fall to 2-2 on the season. After scoring 21 runs on Sunday, the Jeffs' bats were silenced during a 3-1 loss to Wheaton and a 4-0 setback to Worcester State. Amherst will play another two games Tuesday morning. Full Story

Amherst Picks up Pair of Wins in Day One of Spring Trip
Mar. 14 - The Amherst College softball team kicked off its 2010 season with a pair of wins in Fort Myers, Florida. After defeating New Paltz State in nine innings, 17-13, the Lord Jeffs earned a 6-1 win over The College of Wooster. Full Story

Senior Class Ready to Lead Softball Back to Prominence
Ending a season with a loss to Williams is never easy. The Amherst softball team has learned that the hard way the past three years. But with one of the best senior classes in the NESCAC, 2010 could mark a return to the team’s glory days. Full Preview