Athletics

Amherst College Baseball

Amherst Places Fourth in Final Directors' Cup Standings
June 17 - After the most successful spring season in school history, Amherst College finished fourth in the final Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. This marks the fifth consecutive top-four finish for Amherst. Full Story

Healy Signs With Moncton Mets, Stellar in Debut
June 14 - Ryan Healy ’11, who recently signed a contract with the Moncton Mets of the NBSBL, made his professional debut this past Sunday, going toe-to-toe with former major leaguer Jason Dickson in a 4-1 extra-inning loss. Full Story

NESCAC Announces Spring All-Academic, All-Sportsmanship Teams
June 13 - Six members of the Amherst College baseball team were recognized today when the NESCAC announced its 2011 Spring All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship Teams. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Kick Off Summer League Action With NECBL Debuts
June 9 - After helping Amherst to a 25-10 overall mark and the program’s first NESCAC West Division title since 2005, members of the Amherst baseball team have returned to the diamond in summer leagues around the country. Full Story

Healy Impresses at 37th NEIBA All-Star Game
June 3 - Senior Ryan Healy of the Amherst College baseball team was impressive in his appearance at 37th Annual NEIBA All-Star Game, tossing a scoreless sixth inning. Full Story

Healy Invited to 37th NEIBA All-Star Game
May 31 - Amherst senior Ryan Healy has been chosen to represent the Lord Jeffs in the 37th New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star game on Thursday, June 2 at LeLacheur Park. Full Story

Amherst Racks up Postseason Honors from NESCAC, NEIBA
May 18 - Amherst College was well represented when the NESCAC Baseball All-Conference and New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-New England teams were announced today. Full Story

Baseball Splits to Close Out NESCAC Championship Run
May 14 - Baseball finished with a 1-2 mark at the NESCAC Championship, closing out its quest for a third league title. Amherst downed Middlebury 7-3 in today's opener before falling to Bowdoin 6-5 at Memorial Field. Full Story

Amherst Drops Postseason Opener to Bowdoin, 9-8
May 13 - The Amherst baseball team kicked off its NESCAC Championship run with a 9-8 loss to Bowdoin Friday afternoon. The Lord Jeffs will head to AIC Saturday morning to take on Middlebury in an elimination game. Full Story

Amherst Set to Host 2011 NESCAC Baseball Championship
May 12 - Fresh off its first NESCAC West Division title since 2005 and a 24-8 (10-2 NESCAC West) regular season, the Amherst baseball team will host to the 2011 NESCAC Baseball Championship on May 13-15. Full Story

Samela Named NESCAC Baseball Player of the Week
May 9 - Amherst College junior catcher Mike Samela has been named the NESCAC Baseball Player of the Week for posting a .538 batting average during the Lord Jeffs’ final weekend of their regular season. Full Story

Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Southern Maine and Bates
May 8 - The Amherst baseball team closed out its regular season by splitting a doubleheader with Southern Maine and Bates. The Lord Jeffs downed the Huskies 13-5 in game one before falling to the Bobcats in the nightcap. Full Story

Amherst Upsets 13th-Ranked Eastern Connecticut, 11-4
May 7 - The Amherst baseball team kicked off a big weekend with an 11-4 win at 13th-ranked Eastern Connecticut State University, as Max McKenna '11 and Hayden Metz '12 combined to keep the Warrior bats at bay. Full Story

McKenna, Merrigan Named Capital One Academic All-District
May 6 - Amherst College baseball seniors Max McKenna (Lexington, MA) and Brian Merrigan (Holbrook, MA) have been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Second Team. Full Story

Amherst Earns Thrilling 7-6 Walk-Off Win Over Brandeis
May 3 - The Amherst baseball team erased an early 5-2 deficit, securing a thrilling 7-6 come-from-behind victory over Brandeis at Memorial Field in Amherst, MA on senior Jose Espinosa's walk-off single. Full Story

Jeffs Sweep Twinbill With Wesleyan To Clinch NESCAC West Title
Apr. 30 - Amherst's Kevin Heller '12 went 3-for-6 with three RBI as baseball took two from visiting Wesleyan to improve to 21-7 overall on the season and 10-2 in league play, clinching the NESCAC West title for the first time since 2005. Full Story

Jeffs Stumble in Series Opener with Wesleyan, 8-3
Apr. 29 - The Amherst baseball team fell into an early 3-0 hole and never recovered during its series opener against Wesleyan, as the Lord Jeffs kicked off their weekend with an 8-3 loss to the Cardinals in NESCAC West play. Full Story

Amherst Set to Take on Wesleyan in Search of No. 1 Seed
Apr. 28 - The Amherst softball and baseball teams will wrap up their conference schedules this weekend, with the Lord Jeffs battling the Cardinals in search of the West Division's top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Baseball Championship. Full Story

Amherst Piles on 15 Hits, Allows Only Three in 10-0 Win at Springfield
Apr. 26 - The Amherst baseball team improved to 19-6 with an impressive 10-0 win at Springfield College, as the Lord Jeffs recorded 15 hits and allowed only three while providing the pitching staff with solid defense. Full Story

Amherst Sweeps Williams to Clinch First Playoff Berth Since 2008
Apr. 24 - The Amherst baseball team completed a series sweep of Williams with wins of 7-4 and 8-5 on Sunday, securing the Jeffs their first playoff berth since 2008 while eliminating the Ephs from postseason contention. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Fire on All Cylinders in 14-2 Win Over Williams
Apr. 22 - The Amherst baseball team played flawless defense, piled on 19 hits and got an outstanding pitching performance from Max McKenna '11 during a 14-2 win over Williams College to open a big NESCAC West series. Full Story

Amherst Falls to Keene State in 12 Innings, 5-4
Apr. 20 - The Amherst College baseball team carried a 4-2 lead into the top of the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game against Keene State College, but the Owls came from behind to earn a 5-4 victory in 12 innings. Full Story

Red-Hot Amherst Ready for Big Week
Apr. 18 - The Amherst baseball team is 9-1 in its past 10 games, but the Jeffs will need to stay sharp this week. After hosting non-conference games on Tuesday and Wednesday, Amherst and Williams will renew their rivalry this Friday. Full Story

Amherst Completes Series Sweep of Hamilton, Takes Over First Place
Apr. 16 - The Amherst baseball team completed a series sweep of Hamilton with wins of 15-8 and 5-3 on Saturday. The Jeffs are 9-1 in their past 10 games and now hold a comfortable lead in the NESCAC West standings. Full Story

McKenna, Wheeler Have Career Days in Amherst's Win at Hamilton
Apr. 15 - Max McKenna '11 threw a complete-game shutout and Thomas Wheeler '12 was 3-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs during the Amherst baseball team's 11-0 win at Hamilton College Friday afternoon. Full Story

Keenan, Cook Carry Amherst in 11-2 Win at Castleton State
Apr. 12 - Jeff Keenan '11 allowed only three hits in six innings and Bob Cook '13 belted a grand slam to lead the Amherst baseball team to an 11-2 win at Castleton State. The Lord Jeffs improve to 12-5 on the season. Full Story

Amherst Splits Doubleheader with Middlebury to Take Weekend Series
Apr. 9 - The Amherst College baseball team began Saturday's NESCAC West doubleheader with an 8-3 loss to Middlebury but rebounded by chalking up 18 hits during a 12-2 win in the nightcap. Full Story

Amherst Opens Big Series with Walk-Off Win Over Middlebury
Apr. 8 - Kevin Heller ’12 delivered a walk-off single to the gap in the ninth inning to lead the Amherst baseball team to a 7-6 win over Middlebury. The Jeffs and Panthers will begin a doubleheader Saturday at noon. Full Story

Spring Teams Ready for Pivotal NESCAC Weekend
Apr. 7 - With the Lord Jeffs taking on archrival Williams College in three sports and competing for first place in two others, Amherst fans will have plenty of scoreboard watching to do these next few days. Full Story

Bobby Valentine Coming to Amherst to Participate in Discussion of Baseball in Japan
Apr. 4 - ESPN analyst and former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine will join professor William Kelly '68 and former bench coach Frank Rammpen at Amherst in a discussion of baseball in Japan. Full Story

Fred Shepard '14 Named NESCAC Pitcher of the Week
Apr. 4 - Amherst College first-year Fred Shepard was named the NESCAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week today for leading the Lord Jeffs to an 8-1 win over Bowdoin College yesterday at Memorial Field. Full Story

Amherst Racks up 26 Hits in Doubleheader Sweep of Bowdoin
Apr. 3 - The Amherst baseball team put its offense on display during a doubleheader sweep of Bowdoin College, with senior co-captain Brian Merrigan leading the way by going 4-for-7 with four RBIs. Full Story

Amherst Rallies for 7-5 Win at Westfield State
Mar. 25 - The Amherst baseball team fell into an early 5-0 hole, but Alex Hero '14 went 3-for-5 and Mike Samela '12 delivered a timely two-RBI double to lead the Lord Jeffs to a 7-5, come-from-behind win over the Owls. Full Story

Amherst Closes Southern Swing with 14-12 Loss to Grinnell
Mar. 20 - With Sunday's 14-12 loss to Grinnell, the Amherst baseball team will return to campus with a 6-4 record. The Jeffs will kick off their northern schedule on Wednesday when they travel to take on Westfield State. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Come from Behind to Beat Southern Maine, 13-7
Mar. 19 - The Amherst baseball team improved to 6-3 with a 13-7, come-from-behind win over Southern Maine. Cam Windham '14 picked up the victory for the Jeffs, who will take on Grinnell Sunday morning. Full Story

AmherstTakes One of Two from Endicott
Mar. 18 - The Amherst baseball team dropped the first game of a doubleheader against Endicott, 7-3, but Max McKenna '11 fired a five-hit complete game to lead the Jeffs to an 8-0 win in the nightcap. Full Story

Amherst Comes Back to Defeat Oneonta in 12 Innings, 6-4
Mar. 17 - Mike Samela '12 went 3-for-5 and Nolan Stewart '13 delivered an RBI-single in the top of the 12th inning to lead the Amherst baseball team to a 6-4, come-from-behind win over Oneonta State Thursday morning. Full Story

Shepard Leads Jeffs to 8-0 Win Over Stevens
Mar. 15 - Behind seven shutout innings from first-year Fred Shepard, the Amherst College baseball team improved to 3-2 at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational with an 8-0 win over Stevens Institute of Technology. Full Story

Amherst Falls Just Short Against Babson, 7-6
Mar. 14 - A three-run homer by Thomas Wheeler '12 in the ninth inning made things interesting, but the Amherst baseball team dropped to 2-2 on the season with a 7-6 loss to Babson College on Monday. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Split Doubleheader with Worcester State
Mar. 13 - The Amherst baseball team suffered a 7-3 loss to Worcester State but rallied to win the nightcap, 6-3. Thomas Wheeler '12 and Scott Shaffer '11 each went 2-for-3 to lead the Jeffs to their second win. Full Story

Amherst Upsets No. 15 UMass Boston, 5-4
Mar. 12 - The Amherst College baseball team used strong pitching performances by Max McKenna '11 and Pat Harris '11 to open the 2011 season with a 5-4 win over nationally-ranked UMass Boston. Full Story

Amherst Looking to Build on Record-Breaking 2010 Season
Mar. 8 - Amherst brings a five-game winning streak into 2011, having closed out one of the best offensive seasons in program history with a 21-11 overall mark. The Lord Jeffs return a pair of All-NESCAC selections and lost only one starter to graduation, as they will hope to earn their first playoff berth since 2008. Preview

Recapping Amherst's Second Annual Networking Night
Jan. 24 - The Amherst baseball team participated in the Second Annual Networking Night in Boston last week, allowing players to befriend alumni and learn about their career paths and experiences after Amherst. Full Story

Major League Overhaul (By Roger M. Williams '56)
Dec. 10 - Three years ago, Neal Huntington ’91 took over as general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Losers now for 18 consecutive seasons, they show few signs of improvement. Can Huntington turn that around? Full Story

Amherst Baseball Alum Dave Jauss Profiled on ESPN.com
Nov. 5 - Amherst College baseball and basketball alum Dave Jauss, now the bench coach for the New York Mets, was profiled in the most recent posting by Mark Simon on ESPN.com. Full Story

Former Amherst Players Enjoying Internships with MLB Teams
Aug. 16 - John D'Angelo '10, Will Lawton '10 and Ryan Colby '11 have spent this summer interning with Major League Baseball teams with hopes of one day enjoying a career in professional sports. Full Story

Brian Hamm Named Next Head Coach of Amherst Baseball
July 9 - Following an extensive nationwide search, Amherst College has announced Brian Hamm as its baseball program’s next head coach. After spending four years as an assistant at Amherst, Hamm coached the Lord Jeffs on an interim basis in 2010, leading the team to a 21-11 (.656) record. Full Story