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2002 Archived Softball Stories

Jeffs Sweep Doubleheader at Trinity
April 20 - The Amherst softball team swept a doubleheader at NESCAC East Division foe Trinity College on Saturday afternoon. The Jeffs took the opener tallying the game-winning run off a wild pitch by Bantam hurler Kate Hunter in extra innings. In the second game, the visitors received a strong pitching performance from junior Emily Melia, allowing just a pair of runs, as the Jeffs edged the hosts, 3-2. Full Story

Jeffs Split Doubleheader at Westfield
April 17 - The Amherst softball team split at doubleheader against non-league foe Westfield State College on Wednesday afternoon. The Jeffs held on to win the first game, 5-4, while Westfield took the nightcap in five innings, 9-1. Full Story

Softball Clinches NESCAC Tournament Berth with Doubleheader Sweep Over Hamilton
April 13 - The Amherst softball team improved to 6-0 in NESCAC West Division play with a doubleheader sweep against visiting Hamilton College on Saturday, winning the opener, 3-1, and the nightcap, 3-0. The Jeffs clinched a berth in the NESCAC Championship Tournament and their sixth consecutive postseason appearance with the pair of wins. Full Story

Jeffs Bow to Mt. Holyoke, 3-2
April 10 - Mt. Holyoke College scored a pair of runs on a sixth-inning two-run homer by first-year first-baseman Carrie Warner to upend host Amherst, 3-1, in a non-league softball matchup Wednesday afternoon at Hill Field. The loss dropped Amherst's record to 11-7, while Mt. Holyoke improved to 9-12. Full Story

Jeffs Sweep NESCAC Double-Dip at Wesleyan
April 6 - Senior co-captain Lauren Peloquin picked up a complete-game win in the opener, posted a save in the nightcap, and finished with two hits in each game to lead the Amherst softball team to a 4-3 and 7-4 doubleheader sweep at NESCAC West Division rival Wesleyan University on Saturday. Full Story

Jeffs Drop Non-League Tilt at Brandeis, 7-1
April 5 - Despite an 11-striketout, complete-game pitching performance by senior hurler Lauren Peloquin and a pair of hits by junior shortstop Missy Mordy, the Amherst College softball team fell at non-league foe Brandeis University, 7-1, on Friday. Full Story

Amherst Splits Non-League Twinbill with Smith
April 1 - The Amherst softball team split a non-league doubleheader with visiting Smith College on Monday, dropping the first game, 2-0, and rebounding for a dramatic 5-4 win in the nightcap. The split moved Amherst's overall record to 9-5, while Smith improved to 9-7. Full Story

Jeffs Take Pair from NESCAC-Rival Middlebury
March 30 - The Amherst softball team opened its 2002 NESCAC West Division slate with a doubleheader sweep over visiting Middlebury College on Saturday. Senior hurler Lauren Peloquin tossed a two-hit, complete-game shutout as the Jeffs claimed the opener, 3-0. Junior right fielder Tamara Baer then drove in the game-winning run with an eighth-inning RBI-single in the nightcap a 4-3 Amherst victory. Full Story

Honderd, Peloquin Lead Jeffs Past Clark, 5-2
March 28 - First-year first-baseman Katie Honderd doubled, drove in two runs and finished 2-for-4 to lead the Amherst softball team to a 5-2 win at non-league foe Clark University on Thursday. Amherst senior hurler Lauren Peloquin upped her record to 6-2 with a six-hit, complete-game pitching performance as the Jeffs improved to 6-4 overall with the win. Full Story

Jeffs Fall to Plymouth State, 4-0
March 22 - The Amherst softball team, fresh off a pair of wins over the University of Southern Maine and Framingham State College on Thursday, fell to Plymouth State College, 4-0, Friday morning in Fort Myers, Florida. The loss gave the Jeffs a 5-4 mark to finish their Florida swing, and improved Plymouth State's record to 6-1-2. Full Story

Softball Downs So. Maine, Framingham
March 21 - The Amherst softball team upped its record to 5-3 with wins over the University of Southern Maine and Framingham State College Thursday in Fort Myers, Florida. Senior hurler Lauren Peloquin rebounded from a knee laceration to toss a pair of complete-game victories, while junior outfielder Tamara Baer drove in the game-winning run in the opener and added two hits in the nightcap. Full Story

Jeffs Surrender Early Lead, Fall to Cazenovia, 7-5
March 20 - The Amherst softball team jumped out to an early 5-2 lead but couldn't hang on against Cazenovia College, falling to the Wildcats, 7-5, Wednesday afternoon in Fort Myers, Florida. Sophomore first baseman Gina Scribner the 2001 NESCAC Co-Rookie of the Year hit her second home run in as many game in defeat, after launching a grand slam in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Dickinson College. Full Story

Peloquin Pitches Jeffs Past Lasell, Dickinson
March 19 - Senior hurler Lauren Peloquin struck out a combined 19 batters in a pair of complete-game victories as the Amherst softball team downed Lasell College, 8-0, and Dickinson College, 5-1, Tuesday afternoon in Fort Myers, Florida. The Jeffs improved to 3-2 with the pair of wins. Full Story

Jeffs Down Bowdoin, Fall to St. Lawrence
March 18 - The Amherst softball team continued its spring swing in Fort Myers, Florida on Monday with a 6-5 non-league win over NESCAC-rival Bowdoin College and a 6-1 loss to St. Lawrence University. Senior hurler Lauren Peloquin tossed her second complete game in as many days to earn the win in the opener, evening her record at 1-1. Full Story

Jeffs Drop Season-Opener to Babson in Tiebreaker
March 17 - Despite a 13-strikeout performance by senior hurler Lauren Peloquin, the Amherst softball team dropped its season-opener in a tiebreaker, 2-1, to Babson College Sunday afternoon in Fort Myers, Florida. Full Story

Softball Poised for Sixth Straight Trip to Postseason
February 4 - After posting a 19-12 record and a fifth straight trip to the postseason in 2001, the Amherst softball team is poised for yet another run to the NESCAC Champioship Tournament with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament at stake. Get the scoop in this full season preview as head coach Sue Everden and Co. gear up for another exciting season on Hill Field. Full Story


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