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BREAKING NEWS: NCAA Coverage
Brandeis Defeats Amherst in Regional Finals,
Jeffs Sweep Trinity and Southern Maine
Southern Maine Comes From Behind, Beat Jeffs 10-6
Jeffs Brand the Ephs 11-4 in NCAA New England Regional, Take on Southern Maine Tonight
Jeffs Receive #3 Seed in NCAA New England Regional, Take on #4 Williams Thursday Afternoon at Southern Maine
Since 1973, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)
has sponsored a New England Division III Championship. Amherst
has been selected to a remarkable 19 of the 25 tournaments, seeded
No. 1 nine times, and hosted the tournament ten times. Amherst
has emerged as the ECAC Champion five times, in 1980, '81, '84,
'90 and '91.
The Amherst Program and coaching staff is structured and committed
to teaching and drilling individual techniques so that a player
may advance in baseball as far as his desire, potential and ability
permits. As with the students' academic endeavors, the goal is
excellence, in individual as well as team performance.
Of the nineteen Amherst players who have signed professional
contracts, only three had been previously drafted out of high
school. Two players, RHP Rich Thompson '80 and LHP John Cerutti
'82, were major league pitchers. Fourteen other former Amherst
players have been or are currently in the administrative or operational
sector of Major League Baseball, including a general manager,
club vice president, major league coach, minor league manager,
player development men, scouts, marketing and public relations
personnel. This record clearly demonstrates the Amherst players'
love, interest and respect for the game and the tradition of
excellence within the program.
To maintain a consistently competitive program, the coaching staff is committed to continuously searching for and recruiting top scholar-athletes who seek a rigorous academic education and a top-notch instructional and challenging baseball program. The primary goal of all Amherst student-athletes is to obtain a first-class academic education and degree.
* Amherst College won the first intercollegiate baseball game ever played when it defeated Williams College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts by a score of 73-32 in 1859 *
Check out the Sports Information Archives. Here you'll find past season updates and all-time records for Amherst athletic teams.
Trying to contact someone in the Amherst Athletic Department. Telephone or e-mail them here!
Check out Amherst's own sports magazine on-line, SportsAmherst.
Sports around the league: Amherst participates as an NCAA Division III institution in 27 varsity sports. The College on the Hill is affiliated with the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and is a charter member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Other members are: Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Middlebury College, Trinity College, Tufts University, Wesleyan University, Williams College
If you have any questions or comments about Amherst Athletics, please send them to Colin Barnacle '98, Sports Information Director.
Last Modified on July 14, 1998