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Baseball, Softball Players Earn ECAC Honors
June 4 - Amherst College baseball player Ryan Whitmarsh (Dalton, MA) and softball standout Lauren Peloquin (Berkley, MA) were named Second-Team Division III New England All-Stars by the Eastern College Athletic Conference, while fellow softball player Meg Nelson (Middletown, CT) was an honorable mention pick, as voted on by ECAC Division III New England region coaches. Full Story

Whitmarsh Picked for All-Star Game at Fenway
May 30 - Senior Amherst College baseball player Ryan Whitmarsh, who led the Jeffs in hitting with a .435 batting average this spring, will play third base for the College Division Team at the 27th annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game this Friday at noon at Fenway Park. Whitmarsh's College Division All-Stars - comprised of Division II and III standouts from across New England - will challenge a University Division Team made up of select Division I players. Full Story

Whitmarsh Tabbed ABCA Second-Team All-New England
May 21 - Senior Amherst College third baseman Ryan Whitmarsh, who led the Jeffs in hitting with a .435 batting average this spring, has been named Second-Team All-New England by the American Baseball Coaches Association. A First-Team All-NESCAC selection and Amherst's Most Valuable Player Award recipient, Whitmarsh was the NESCAC's second leading hitter on the strength of a school record 28-game hitting streak. Full Story

Whitmarsh, Siegle & Leduc Earn All-NESCAC Honors
May 17 - Amherst College senior third baseman Ryan Whitmarsh (Dalton, MA), senior outfielder Dave Siegle (Falmouth, ME) and junior pitcher Jeff Leduc (Pittsfield, MA) were named to the All-NESCAC baseball team on Thursday after leading the Jeffs to a 20-14 overall record and a berth in the conference's first-ever postseason championship tournament. Full Story

Krall Tabbed District I All-Academic
May 16 - Amherst College senior shortstop Jordan Krall (Encino, CA/Harvard-Westlake) was named one of four infielders on the Verizon Academic District I Baseball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America earlier this week. Krall will now move on to the national ballot as a candidate for the National Verizon Academic All-America team to be announced June 5. Full Story

Baseball Announces Captains, Postseason Awards
May 15 - After completing its 2001 season with a 20-14 record and a berth in the first-ever NESCAC Postseason Championship, Amherst College head baseball coach Bill Thurston announced team award winners and next season's co-captains on Monday. Leading the charge was senior third baseman Ryan Whitmarsh (Dalton, Mass.), who was named the team's MVP. Full Story

Baseball Bows to Tufts in NESCAC Losers' Bracket Final
May 12 - The Amherst College baseball team advanced to the losers' bracket final in the inaugural NESCAC Championship Tournament on Saturday, but fell to Tufts University, 7-3. The Jeffs - who finished their season at 20-14 - defeated Trinity College 4-1 earlier in the day to stay alive in the Tournament. Tufts went on to face host Williams College in the championship game on Sunday and - needing a pair of wins to claim the conference crown - fell 8-5 in the opener. Full Story

Jeffs Stay Alive With 4-1 Win Over Trinity
May 12 - The Amherst College baseball team used a three-run sixth-inning rally and 4.2 innings of shutout pitching by senior reliever Kevin Downes (Pound Ridge, NY) to outlast Trinity College 4-1 and stay alive in the first-ever NESCAC Championship Tournament Saturday afternoon at Williams College. With the win, Amherst improves to 20-13 and advances to play the loser of this afternoon's winners' bracket game between host Williams and Tufts University for a chance at the NESCAC Championship game on Sunday. Full Story

Jeffs Bow to Tufts in NESCAC First Round, 6-3
May 11 - The Amherst baseball team fell victim to an ill-timed injury against Tufts University in the opening round of the double-elimination NESCAC Championship Tournament Friday afternoon at Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, Mass. Ace starting pitcher and Pittsfield native Jeff Leduc - who entered the game with a team-leading 5-1 record and six complete games to his credit - left the game after facing just two batters in first inning due to a knee injury. The Jeffs went on to lose 6-3, sending them into a losers' bracket matchup against Trinity College - who lost to host Williams College, 9-3, in Friday's other first round game - Saturday morning at 11:00. Full Story

Jeffs Paste Hamilton, 10-1, in Regular-Season Finale
May 6 - First-year Amherst College pitcher Andy Kerns (Barrington, IL) scattered four hits and one earned run over eight innings, leading the Amherst baseball team to a 10-1 thrashing of Hamilton College in Sunday afternoon's regular-season finale, played at Utica College. With the win, the Jeffs improve to 19-12, heading into next weekend's NESCAC Baseball Championship at Williams College. Full Story

Baseball Clinches NESCAC Tournament Berth With Doubleheader Sweep of Middlebury
May 5 - The Amherst College baseball team earned one of four slots in the inaugural NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament with a doubleheader sweep of visiting West Division rival Middlebury College on Saturday. Three Amherst pitchers combined to top the Panthers 5-2 in the opener before sophomore right-hander Jonah Ansell tossed a complete-game two-hit shutout for a 9-0 win in the nightcap. Full Story

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