Amherst College Weekly Spring Sports Wrap-Up
Issue 4 for athletic events from April 14-19, 1998

 Baseball Battles Best in New England

Facing the top two teams in New England, fifth-ranked Amherst suffered two late-game losses to push the Jeffs' record to 15-6 with nine games to play. Hosting second-ranked Eastern Connecticut State University, Amherst fell behind 2-0 after an RBI single in the third and a solo homer in the fourth. But the Jeffs rallied after sophomore Hugh Quattlebaum (Andover, MA) reached 1st on the Warrior's lone error of the game. The third-baseman cut the lead to one on a long single by senior Josh Carroll (Winchester, MA), and the leftfielder would tie the match at 2-2 at the end of six. Rookie shortstop Jordan Krall (Encino, CA) tripled in the bottom of the seventh, and a sacrifice fly by senior co-captain Mike Sullivan (Andover, MA) gave Amherst its first lead of the game, 3-2. But the Warriors fought back in the top of the eighth, notching a pair of singles to lead off the inning. A three-run homer rounded out scoring as Eastern Connecticut took home a 5-3 victory.

Traveling to top-ranked Brandeis, the Jeffs twice fought back from one-run deficits before taking their first lead in the eighth. Junior Michael St. Clair (East Longmeadow, MA) singled to lead off the fourth for the tying run and to extend his hitting streak to ten games, as he has hit safely in all but two games this season. Carroll singled Krall home in the top of the seventh to re-tie the game at 2-2. Greg Berchelmann (St. Louis, MO) walked to lead off the eighth, and the DH rounded home plate for the lead after pinch hitter Tim Kepner (Gwynedd Valley, PA) pounded a long single to drive in the go-ahead run. But Brandeis tied the match in the bottom of the eighth and, after Amherst had stranded its lead-off man in the top of the ninth, the Judges held onto their No. 1 ranking with the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth.


			Hitting: 28 or more at bats		Pitching Statistics
			AB	H	HR	RBI	BA	IP	H	K	ERA
Michael St. Clair '99	77	36	7	23	.468	
Whit Griffinger '00	32	13	2	9	.406	
Hugh Quattlebaum '00	81	31	5	16	.383	
Greg Berchelmann '99	72	27	2	14	.375	
Josh Carroll '98	69	22	1	11	.319	
Mike Sullivan '98	76	24	2	14	.316	
Mike Grant '99		54	17	0	9	.315	
Jordan Krall '01	61	19	0	13	.311	
Dan Blednick '98	50	14	0	15	.289	
Geoff Spies '98		36	9	0	8	.250	
Mike Sweeney '99						42.0	39	38	2.57
George Gumpert '99						2.1	3	2	3.86
Jon Cross '98							34.1	39	27	4.19
Kevin Downes '01	5	4	0	2	.800	15.1	17	13	5.28
Mike Spirito '98						5.0	4	4	5.40
Graham Callaghan '99						26.1	43	22	5.47
Andy Ditchfield '99						26.2	31	25	5.74
Dave Siegle '01							8.2	13	11	12.46
Team Totals		679	233	19	144	.343	160.2	189	142	4.82
Opponent Totals		664	189	15	91	.285	157.0	233	85	8.20

Current Record: 15-6, 14-5 v. Division III
Last Week:	Eastern Connecticut, L 3-5
		at Brandeis, L 3-4
This Week:	Thu Apr 23 at Westfield State, 3:30pm
		Sat Apr 25 at Wesleyan (2), 1:00pm

 Softball:

Last Week:	Coast Guard rescheduled for Thu Apr 30, 3:30pm
This Week: 	Tue Apr 21 Clark, 3:30pm
		Thu Apr 30 at Westfield State, 3:00pm
		Sat-Sun Apr 25-26 at Tufts Tournament

 Men's Lacrosse Wins Two

Men's lacrosse used a pair of late-game runs to post two wins for the week over Snively League rivals Trinity and Wesleyan. The Bantams led throughout the first half, and Trinity extended its lead to as much as 6-3 midway through the third quarter. Amherst scored the next four goals to take the lead, 7-6, on a tally by junior Kyle Bohannon (Boca Raton, FL). While the Bantams evened the match at 7-7 two minutes later, but Amherst fired off the next three goals in a two-minute span toward a 10-8 victory. The Jeffs had outshot Trinity 46-19 and forced the Bantam goalie to make 16 saves.

Amherst and Wesleyan battled evenly through three quarters to kick off Little III competition. The Jeffs rattled off three goals in the second quarter to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead, and the rivals entered the final period deadlocked at 6-6. Junior quad-captain Payson Bullard (Wilton, CT) notched the third of his three goals just 14 seconds into the fourth quarter for a 7-6 lead, and classmate Matt Roy (Marblehead, MA) notched the game-winner with just under 10 minutes to play. Senior Andy Neviaser (Germantown, MD) posted the insurance goal in the 9-7 victory to round out his hat trick. Rookie keeper Corey Simonson (Brookline, MA) made 21 saves in net against 44 Cardinal shots for the win.


No	Name			G	A	P
14	Sam Altman '00		20	13	33
10	Matt Roy '99		14	16	30
21	Kyle Bohannon '99	15	12	27
5	Payson Bullard '99	14	8	22
22	Jason Sowers '00	12	9	21
1	Todd Nichols '99	13	3	16
2	James DeLuca '99	10	5	15
36	Andy Neviaser '98	9	1	10
13	Robbie Gibson '01	5	4	9
15	Eric Edelson '01	4	3	7
23	Todd Robin '98		2	4	6
9	Geoff Hengerer '99	4	1	5
33	John Laufer '99		2	3	5
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			134	83	217
Opponent Totals			114	43	157

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	8	3	1	349	73	65	.529	11.17
8	Pat Korody '00		2	0	0	20	6	3	.667	9.00
Amherst Totals			12	8	4	720	144	114	.558	9.50
Opponent Totals			12	4	8	720	153	134	.531	11.17

Current Record: 8-4
Last Week: 	Trinity, W 10-8
		at Wesleyan, W 9-7
This Week: 	Thu Apr 23 at Connecticut College, 4:00pm
		Sat Apr 25 at Bowdoin, 2:00pm

 Women's Lacrosse Posts Pair of Wins

Women's lacrosse posted a pair of victories last week to rise from No. 14 in the nation to No. 10 this week. The team claimed only their third-ever win over Tufts University with an 11-9 decision before claiming its first Little III win of the year with a 17-10 victory over Wesleyan. Senior tri-captain Heather Kestner (Wilmington, DE) tallied six goals during the week as she became the second player to break the 100 career-goal mark this season. Kestner currently has 102 goals and 32 assists at Amherst.

Amherst battled back from an early 3-1 deficit to Tufts to claim a 4-3 lead with just under eight minutes left in the first half. The teams flip-flopped leads until midway through the second half when Jen Corso (Collingswood, NJ) tied the game at 8-8 and sparked a three-goal rally by Amherst to take the lead for good. Corso posted three of those four goals as Amherst outshot Tufts 37-22, along with causing 17 of the Jumbos' 25 turnovers while making only 12 of its own.

The team led by as much as 14-5 midway through the second half at Wesleyan as Amherst used a pair of four-goal runs to pull away from the Cardinals. Kestner led the team with four goals, while senior tri-captain Heidi Cline (Andover, MA) and sophomores Alie Stechenberg (Longmeadow, MA) and Katherine Poulin (St. Davids, PA) each notched three a piece. Netminder Sarah Evans (Columbus, OH) made 10 saves in 46 minutes, followed by four by rookie Jess Thaxton (Wayland, MA) in the closing 14 minutes.


No.	Name			G	A	P
15	Heidi Cline '98		29	5	34
24	Heather Kestner '98	22	5	27
23	Jen Corso '99		16	7	23
17	Kristin Osborn '01	12	9	21
11	Alie Stechenberg '00	16	4	20
16	Katherine Poulin '00	10	3	13
10	Rachel Bernstein '00	7	1	8
12	Sarah Scheessele '01	5	2	7
4	Irene Permut '99	2	5	7
3	Julia Powell '01	1	0	1
19	Jess Flynn '98		0	1	1
20	Alexa Faigen '01	0	1	1
Amherst Totals			120	44	164
Opponent Totals			67	18	85

Goalkeeping		GP	W	L	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%	GAA
33  Sarah Evans '99	8	6	2	397	55	52	.514	7.86
32  Jess Thaxton '01	5	1	0	143	18	15	.545	6.29
Amherst Totals		9	7	2	540	73	67	.521	7.44
Opponent Totals		9	2	7	540	137	120	.533	13.33

Current Record: 7-2
Last Week:	Tufts, W 11-9
		at Wesleyan, W 17-10
This Week: 	Tue Apr 21 at Wellesley, 4:30pm
		Sat Apr 25 Trinity, 2:00pm

 Men's Tennis Wins Two

Men's tennis bettered its record to 10-3 overall, 10-1 against Division III competition with a 7-0 sweep of Coast Guard and a 5-2 win at Tufts. Hosting Coast Guard, senior co-captain Noah Lippe-Klein (Palo Alto, CA) and sophomore Scott Chase (North Andover, MA) each posted 6-0, 6-0 wins at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively. This is the third time in eight matches that Chase has completely blanked his opponent as he boasts a 7-1 individual record.

Adam Wolf (Roslyn Heights, NY) remained undefeated against Division III competition as he posted a 6-0, 6-4 win over Coast Guard and 6-0, 6-0 at Tufts. The senior is currently 12-1 for the season and has won his last 12 straight. Co-captain Ryan Cole (Pikesville, MD) outlasted his Jumbo opponent in three sets, claiming a pair of 6-3 wins after falling 6-0 in the first.

Individual Match Records	Singles		Doubles
Harlan Stock '99		6-7		3-4
Ryan Cole '98			8-5		9-3
Adam Wolf '98			12-1		0-0
Reeve Segal '01 		8-5		9-3
Yo Kobayashi '99		2-3		2-2
Noah Lippe-Klein '98 		10-3		5-7
Scott Chase '00			7-1		9-3
Matt Fox '99			0-0		9-3
Addison West '01		0-0		0-1

Current Record: 10-3, 10-1 v. Division III
Last Week:	Coast Guard, W 7-0
		at Tufts, W 5-2
Up Next:	Wed Apr 22 at Williams, 3:00pm (rescheduled from Sat Apr 18)
		Fri-Sun Apr 24-26 NESCACs at Middlebury
		Tue Apr 28 MIT, 3:00pm (rescheduled from Wed Apr 22)

 Women's Tennis Sweeps New England Showcase

Women's tennis swept all six draws at the New England Showcase as all six singles players earned No. 1 and 2 seeds. Rookie Jamie Cohen (Rye, NY) and junior Neely Steinberg (Concord, MA) remained undefeated as they posted three victories to win the Showcase and White Flights, respectively, and senior captain Sally Childs (Rye, NY) claimed top honors in the Blue Flight. Junior Pam Diamond (Trumbull, CT) and first-year Carolyn Pastel (Old Lyme, CT) had also reached the finals, but each defaulted to Cohen and Childs, respectively. The teams of Diamond-Steinberg, Cohen-Pastel and Childs-Sam Toerge (Potomac, MD) won all three doubles draws.

Warming up for the Showcase, women's tennis challenged the Harvard JV to a match and claimed a 6-3 victory over the Division I team. Cohen, Steinberg and Pastel registered both singles and doubles victories as all three doubles teams earned wins.

Individual Match Records	Singles		Doubles
Jamie Cohen '01			9-0		7-1
Pam Diamond '99			7-3		9-0
Neely Steinberg '99		10-0		9-0
Sam Toerge '99			4-5		5-1
Sally Childs '98		8-2		8-1
Carolyn Pastel '01		8-2		8-1
Patti Jo '01			1-0		4-0

Current Record: 6-1 spring, 15-1 overall
Last Week: 	Harvard JV, W 6-3
		New England Showcase at Wellesley
This Week: 	Thu Apr 23 at Smith, 4:00pm
		Sat Apr 25 at College of New Jersey, 1:00pm

 Track and Field Claims Second in Little III

Both men's and women's track and field earned a second place finish at the Little III Championships, held in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Junior Anne Bertkau (Wilton, CT) ran her first NCAA qualifying time, a 64.82 in the 400 hurdles, to shatter her own school record by almost a second and to win the event by several more. Kristie Ford (Worthington, OH) claimed second behind Bertkau in the 400 hurdles while winning the 100 in 16.2. Sophomore Nicole Campbell (Brooklyn, NY) added more distance to her school best, posting a 37'8" performance to win the triple jump in a strong headwind, along with claiming second in both the long jump and the 100. Senior co-captain Rachael Holloway (Lake Oswego, OR) posted a pair of wins, out running her competition in the 200 (26.18) and in the 400 (59.12). All four women teamed up for the Little III Championship in the 4x100 relay with a 50.62 clocking.

Jared Moshe (Chappaqua, NY) led the men to their second place finish with a pair of first-place finishes. The rookie won both the 200 and 400 with 22.62 and 50.48 finishes, respectively. Amherst also claimed 1-2 in the 800 as Indoor National Champion Rob Mitchell (Worcester, VT) returned to outdoor competition with a second place finish behind junior Bruce Perlow (Hubbard Woods, IL). Perlow also claimed first in the 1500 with a 4:01.40 finish.

Last Week: Little III at Williams	men: 2nd place (105 pts)	women: 2nd place (117 pts)
This Week: Sat-Sun Apr 25-26 NESCACs at Hamilton

 Golf Claims Two 5th Place Finishes

Men's golf kicked off its spring season with a fifth place finish, first in Division III, at the 24th Annual Lou Flumere Championship at Bentley. Senior co-captain Erik Hardenbergh (Wayland, MA) led the team with a fifth place finish, followed by fellow captain David Fiorentino (Winchester, MA) in 15th place. Bob Lutzker (Washington, DC) and Joe Graceffa (Augusta, ME) also scored for the Jeffs as all placed among the top half.

The women also claimed a fifth place finish at the Hartford Invitational, where Robbin Bubb (Houston, TX), (Leah Ricci (Brockton, MA), Elena Gadient (West Bend, WI) and Devon Biondi (Leeds, ME) claimed 22nd-25th place among 51 competitors. The team now prepares to host the Northeast Championship, scheduled for this weekend.

Last Week: 	men at Lou Flumere, 5th place
		women at Hartford Invitational, 5th place
This Week:	Thu Apr 23 men at Worcester State
		Fri Apr 24 women at Massachusetts State Championship
		Sat-Sun Apr 25-26 women's Northeast Championship at Amherst

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