Amherst College Weekly Spring Sports Wrap-Up
Issue 3 for athletic events from April 7-13, 1998

 Baseball Posts 4-1 Week

Amherst baseball remained ranked No. 5 in New England after posting a 4-1 week to push the Jeffs' record to 15-4 overall, 14-3 against Division III competition. The team kicked off the week with a 12-9 win at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, formerly North Adams State. Sophomore Hugh Quattlebaum (Andover, MA) went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, his fifth home run of the season and four RBI, along with scoring four himself. Junior DH Greg Berchelmann (St. Louis, MO) also batted .800 for the game as he and classmate Michael St. Clair (East Longmeadow, MA) pounded in two more homers for the Jeffs. After trailing by as much as 6-3 early in the game, Amherst claimed its final lead with a three-run sixth inning as the Jeffs took 18 hits off Mohawk pitchers. Junior Graham Callaghan (Burlington, CT) claimed his first win of the season while senior Jon Cross (Chevy Chase, MD) earned the save by allowing only two hits and shutting out Mass College in the final four innings.

The following rainy day, Amherst claimed a 7-6 win at UMass-Dartmouth. Righthander Mike Sweeney (Keene, NH) pushed his record to 5-1 as the junior allowed only two runs in six innings of work, and Amherst took a 7-2 lead in the top of the seventh with a two-run double by senior Geoff Spies (Princeton, NJ). A three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh cut the Lord Jeff lead one, but Andy Ditchfield (Lebanon, NH) struck out two before the game was called because of rain.

Amherst returned home to split weekend doubleheader with Suffolk. St. Clair registered a two-run homer toward an 8-0 lead after four innings. Cross earned the win after striking out five in 6.2 innings of work as Callaghan picked up his second save of the season. In game two, however, the Rams jumped out to a 5-0 lead with one out in the first toward an 8-4 victory. Two runs on two hits by Berchelmann led Amherst, while Callaghan returned to the mound to strike out six in five innings.

On Monday Amherst hosted American International College in a slug-fest that totaled 33 hits and 29 runs. St. Clair, who has hit safely in 17 of his 19 games, including the last eight straight, tied the score at 2-2 with his seventh homer of the year and fourth in six games. The rightfielder went 5-for-6 with four runs and four RBI. Three runs in the second gave Amherst the lead for good, and the Jeffs led by as much as 12-6 after a six-run fourth. Quattlebaum posted four runs on two walks and two hits, and junior Spencer Christensen (Southboro, MA) went 3-for 6 from centerfield.

The team prepares for games against the top two teams in New England in the next five days. Amherst hosts second-ranked Eastern Connecticut State University (18-5) on Wednesday after being knocked out of the NCAA Regional by the Warriors, 16-12, last year. Including the 12-5 win during the regular season, the Jeffs pounded seven home runs off Warrior pitching, including a pair by senior leftfielder Josh Carroll (Winchester, MA). Berchelmann, Quattlebaum and senior co-captain Mike Sullivan (Andover, MA) also registered homers against the Warriors among 28 long-balls last season.

Amherst will then travel to top-ranked Brandeis for a Sunday game. The Jeffs defeated the Judges twice last year, once during the regular season to claim a No. 1 ranking in the region, and once during the NCAAs to upset the top-seed.


			Hitting: 28 or more at bats		Pitching Statistics
			AB	H	HR	RBI	BA	IP	H	K	ERA
Michael St. Clair '99	68	33	7	23	.485	
Whit Griffinger '00	32	13	2	9	.406	
Greg Berchelmann '99	65	25	2	13	.385	
Hugh Quattlebaum '00	72	27	5	16	.375	
Mike Sullivan '98	68	23	2	13	.338	
Josh Carroll '98	61	20	1	11	.328	
Mike Grant '99		47	15	0	9	.319	
Dan Blednick '98	44	14	0	14	.318	
Jordan Krall '01	53	16	0	13	.302	
Geoff Spies '98	30	9	0	8	.300	
Mike Sweeney '99						36.0	35	33	2.75
Jon Cross '98							27.0	26	22	3.33
George Gumpert '99						2.1	3	2	3.86
Kevin Downes '01	5	4	0	2	.800	15.1	17	13	5.28
Mike Spirito '98						5.0	4	4	5.40
Andy Ditchfield '99						26.2	31	25	5.74
Graham Callaghan '99						22.1	40	19	6.04
Dave Siegle '01							8.1	13	11	12.46
Team Totals		610	215	19	138	.352	143.1	169	129	4.90
Opponent Totals		597	169	13	83	.283	139.0	215	73	8.94

Current Record: 15-4, 14-3 v. Division III
Last Week:	at Mass College, W 12-9
		at UMass-Dartmouth, W 7-6
		Suffolk (2), W 9-6, L 4-8
		AIC, W 18-11
This Week:	Wed Apr 15 Eastern Connecticut, 3:30pm
		Sun Apr 19 at Brandeis, 1:00pm

 Softball Sweeps Three Doubleheaders

Softball extended its win streak to seven with a sweep of three doubleheaders to push the Jeffs' record to 18-4. The team kicked off the week with its fifth shutout of the year, a 5-0 blanking of Pioneer Valley rival Smith. Senior co-captain Sarah Rinaldi (Washington, DC) went 2-for-3 in game one with a pair of stolen bases, and she scored the game-winning run in game-two after tripling to lead off the sixth. An overthrow to third sent the rightfielder home and gave Amherst the 5-4 win.

Facing Norwich, Sandy Accordino (Closter, NJ) tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh with a single to score Darcy Sweeney (Keene, NH) and force the match into a tiebreaker. With Allison Schwarting (Los Angeles, CA) on second, junior Vicki Gonzalez (Miami, FL) pounded a double deep into left field for the game-winner and her third hit of the game. On the mound, Schwarting had struck out 10 and allowed only two hits.

Senior co-captain Jen Shea (Hatfield, MA) took the mound in game two and allowed one hit in five innings. The Jeffs took advantage of two Cadet errors in the third for six runs, includuing a three-run homer by sophomore Liza Feldman (Sudbury, MA). They added three more in the fourth for the team's eighth game called by the mercy rule.

Hosting Mass College on Monday, Amherst swept its fourth doubleheader of the year. Schwarting fanned 10 more batters in game one to push her record to 11-3 while allowing only two hits in a 4-1 win. The Jeffs took advantage of three Mohawk errors and scored on two of four walks. Six Mass College errors in game two helped Amherst to a 7-3 win, highlighted by a four-run fifth to secure the victory. Feldman pound her her third homer to close out Amherst scoring. Shea struck out four toward a 7-1 record for the season.

Neither Shea nor Schwarting have walked a batter in the last three games, and only four have gained a base on balls in the last six games while 36 have gone down swinging. In the same span, the Jeffs have drawn six walks and struck out only four times.


			Hitting: 33 or more at bats		Pitching Statistics
			AB	H	HR	RBI	BA	IP	H	K	ERA
Allison Schwarting '00	73	36	1	11	.493	88.0	63	73	1.75
Sarah Rinaldi '98	63	27	5	24	.429
Liza Feldman '00	51	18	3	11	.353
Victoria Gonzalez '99	62	21	0	8	.339
Meghan Nelson '01	55	18	0	10	.327
Melissa Roja '00	53	17	0	8	.321
Darcy Sweeney '00	59	16	0	11	.271
Jen Shea '98		5	0	0	0	.000	50.0	42	25	2.52
Team Totals		562	179	10	102	.319	138.0	105	98	2.03
Opponent Totals		541	105	1	33	.194	129.0	179	29	5.70

Current Record: 18-4, 18-3 v. Division III
Last Week: 	Smith (2), W 5-0, W 5-4
		Norwich (2), W 4-3 (8), W 9-0
		Mass College (2), W 4-1, W 7-3
This Week:	Fri Apr 17 Coast Guard (2), 3:30pm

Men's Lacrosse Falls to Middlebury Traveling to eighth-ranked Middlebury, Amherst suffered a 20-6 loss to the Panthers, who outshot the Jeffs 46-20 and led by as much as 14-1 early in the third quarter. Junior quad-captain Todd Nichols (Skaneateles, NY) returned from injury to score the Jeffs' lone goal of the opening half, and fellow captain Payson Bullard (Wilton, CT) stopped a 9-0 Panther run with his tally in the third. Amherst scored three of the final four goals of the game, while rookie Corey Simonson (Brookline, MA) made 12 saves. The Jeffs face fellow Snively league rivals Trinity and Wesleyan this week as Amherst kicks off Little III play.


No	Name			G	A	P
14	Sam Altman '00		19	12	31
10	Matt Roy '99		13	13	26
22	Jason Sowers '00	12	8	20
21	Kyle Bohannon '99	13	8	21
5	Payson Bullard '99	8	8	16
2	James DeLuca '99	10	5	15
1	Todd Nichols '99	10	3	13
15	Eric Edelson '01	4	3	7
36	Andy Neviaser '98	5	1	6
13	Robbie Gibson '01	4	2	6
9	Geoff Hengerer '99	4	1	5
33	John Laufer '99		2	3	5
23	Todd Robin '98		1	3	4
31	Eric Kahrl '00		3	0	3
34	David Pitney '01	3	0	3
12	Ben Beckman '98		2	1	3
27	J.P. Bruneau '01	2	0	2
Amherst Totals			125	71	196
Opponent Totals			99	37	136

Goalkeeping			GP	W	L	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%	GAA
7	Bryan Goldstein '99	8	5	3	351	65	46	.586	7.86
20	Corey Simonson '01	6	1	1	229	43	50	.462	13.10
8	Pat Korody '00		2	0	0	20	6	3	.667	9.00
Amherst Totals			10	6	4	600	114	99	.535	9.90
Opponent Totals			10	4	6	600	122	125	.494	12.50

Current Record: 6-4
Last Week: at Middlebury, L 6-20
This Week: 	Wed Apr 15 Trinity, 4:00pm
		Sat Apr 18 at Wesleyan, 2:30pm

 Women's Lacrosse Pounds Smith

Women's lacrosse extended its win streak to three with a 24-5 rout of Pioneer Valley rival Smith. Amherst took a 12-1 lead over Smith 16 minutes after the opening whistle toward a 15-3 lead at the break. Senior tri-captain Heather Kestner (Wilmington, DE) tallied a career-high six goals to push her career total to 96. Three players notched hat tricks as rookie Kristin Osborn (Morristown, NJ), sophomore Katherine Poulin (St. Davids, PA) and senior tri-captain Heidi Cline (Andover, MA) each notched three goals. Osborn added three assists as Amherst outshot the Pioneers 35-18 and had nine people tally points on offense. Rookie keeper Jess Thaxton (Wayland, MA) made six saves in her first collegiate start.

No.	Name			G	A	P
15	Heidi Cline '98		25	4	29
24	Heather Kestner '98	16	4	20
23	Jen Corso '99		12	6	18
17	Kristin Osborn '01	10	8	18
11	Alie Stechenberg '00	11	3	14
16	Katherine Poulin '00	6	3	9
12	Sarah Scheessele '01	4	2	6
10	Rachel Bernstein '00	5	1	6
4	Irene Permut '99	2	3	5
3	Julia Powell '01	1	0	1
19	Jess Flynn '98		0	1	1
20	Alexa Faigen '01	0	1	1
Amherst Totals			92	37	129
Opponent Totals			48	12	60

Goalkeeping		GP	W	L	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%	GAA
33  Sarah Evans '99	6	4	2	321	38	40	.487	7.48
32  Jess Thaxton '01	3	1	0	99	9	8	.529	4.85
Amherst Totals		7	5	2	360	47	48	.495	6.85
Opponent Totals		7	2	5	360	105	92	.533	13.14

Current Record: 5-2
Last Week:	at Smith, W 24-5
This Week: 	Wed Apr 15 Tufts, 4:00pm
		Sat Apr 18 at Wesleyan, 12:00pm

 Men's Tennis Wins Three

Men's tennis claimed three more wins as the second-best team in New England to push their record to 8-3 overall, 8-1 against Division III competition. Amherst started the week with a match at undefeated Trinity, who felt its first loss behind a trio of three-set matches. Senior Noah Lippe-Klein (Palo Alto, CA) claimed a win at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 7-5, 6-0, in his first three-setter of the season, and senior Adam Wolf (Roslyn Heights, NY) and rookie Reeve Segal (Newton, MA) claimed 6-1 victories in the third.

Kicking off Little III competition, the Jeffs swept the singles matches against Wesleyan and won two of three for the doubles point. The team of Ryan Cole (Pikesville, MD) and Matt Fox (Plano, TX) registered an 8-0 win over the Cardinals, while sophomore Scott Chase (North Andover, MA) posted a 6-1, 6-0 win to remain undefeated at No. 6 singles.

Top-flight Harlan Stock (West Hartford, CT) outlasted his Swarthmore opponent to post a 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 individual victory and a 4-3 team win over the third-best squad in the region. Stock and Lippe-Klein had teamed up for the decisive 9-7 win at No. 1 doubles which, combined with an 8-6 win by Chase-Segal at No. 2, gave Amherst a 1-0 lead heading into singles competition. Wolf registered his tenth win of the year as he is 10-1 overall and undefeated against Division III opponents.

Individual Match Records	Singles		Doubles
Harlan Stock '99		5-6		2-3
Ryan Cole '98			6-5		7-3
Adam Wolf '98			10-1		0-0
Reeve Segal '01 		6-5		7-3
Yo Kobayashi '99		2-3		2-2
Noah Lippe-Klein '98 		9-2		4-6
Scott Chase '00			5-1		7-3
Matt Fox '99			0-0		7-3
Addison West '01		0-0		0-1

Current Record: 8-3, 8-1 v. Division III
Last Week:	at Trinity, W 4-2
		Wesleyan, W 7-0
		Swarthmore, W 4-3
Up Next:	Wed Apr 8 at Trinity, 4:00pm
		Sat Apr 11 Wesleyan, 1:00pm

 Women's Tennis Sweeps Wellesley

Women's tennis pushed its overall record to 14-1 as the Jeffs swept Wellesley, 9-0. Junior Neely Steinberg (Concord, MA) remained undefeated this spring in both singles and doubles with partner Pam Diamond (Trumbull, CT) with a 6-0, 6-1 and 8-3 victory, respectively. Senior captain Sally Childs (Rye, NY) likewise dropped only one game at No. 5 singles, while No. 6 Patti Jo (Greensburg, PA) fought from being a set down to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win.
Individual Match Records	Singles		Doubles
Jamie Cohen '01			5-0		4-1
Pam Diamond '99			5-1		6-0
Neely Steinberg '99		6-0		6-0
Sam Toerge '99			3-3		2-1
Sally Childs '98		5-1		5-1
Carolyn Pastel '01		5-1		5-1
Patti Jo '01			1-0		4-0

Current Record: 5-1 spring, 14-1 overall
Last Week: at Wellesley, W 9-0
This Week: Sat Apr 18 New England Showcase at Wellesley

 Track and Field Races at the Springfield Invitational

Men's and women's track and field continues to register personal bests as the team competed at the Springfield Invitational. Sophomore sensation Nicole Campbell (Brooklyn, NY) re-set her own school record in the triple jump with a 37'2" performance to win the event by several feet. Classmate Susie Ng (Stoneham, MA) claimed fourth in the 800 with her best time of 2:27.58, and junior Anne Bertkau (Wilton, CT) ran a 65.58 in the 400 hurdles, a time just 0.03 seconds off her own school record and 0.44 off a national qualifying time.

Bruce Perlow (Hubbard Woods, IL) claimed second in the men's 800 with a 1:56.22 while classmate Steve Contreras (East Winthrop, ME) finished fourth in the javelin with a 158'09" throw. Stefan Carpenter (Temple Terrace, FL) and Jared Moshe (Chappaqua, NY) claimed fourth and sixth in the 400 with 51.75 and 51.92 clockings, respectively, and Moshe finished fourth in the 200 with a 22.71 for another personal best.

Last Week: at Springfield Invitational
This Week: Sat Apr 18 Little III at Williams

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