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Amherst Softball 2001 Archived Stories
Jeffs Sweep Pair of Extra-Inning Thrillers Against Trinity
April 13 - The red-hot Amherst College softball team extended its current winning streak to eight games with a pair of extra inning victories over visiting NESCAC rival Trinity College on Friday, upping its record to 14-4 on the season. The Jeffs took the opener 3-2 behind a 10th inning RBI single by senior left fielder Meg Nelson, while senior shortstop Shari Sakamoto used her third hit of the game-an RBI single in the eighth inning-to give the Jeffs a 5-4 win in the nightcap. Full Story

Peloquin Tosses Third Career No-Hitter as Jeffs Blank Brandeis, 8-0
April 10 - Junior pitcher Lauren Peloquin struck out 10 batters en route to her third career no-hitter, as the Jeffs' softball team blanked visiting Brandeis University 8-0 on Tuesday in a game that was called in the fifth inning due to the NCAA eight-run rule. Senior second baseman Carline Kelly (S. Dartmouth, MA) paced the Jeffs offensively with two hits on the afternoon, including a three-run triple in the fifth to ice the game. The Jeffs have now won six straight games, improving their record to 12-4 on the season. Full Story

Melia Untouchable as Jeffs Pound W.P.I., 7-0
April 7 - Sophomore Amherst College hurler Emily Melia threw just 60 pitches en route to a complete-game one-hit shutout, as the Jeffs pounded host Worcester Polytechnic Institute 7-0 on Saturday, improving to 11-4 overall with their fifth straight win. Amherst put the game away early with five runs in the first two innings, keyed by a double and an RBI triple by senior co-captain Carline Kelly. Full Story

Jeffs Win Fourth Straight, 2-0, Over Mt. Holyoke
April 4 - Senior left fielder Meg Nelson (Middletown, CT) knocked in the game-winning run with a fourth-inning RBI double, while junior starter Lauren Peloquin (Berkley, MA) tossed her sixth shutout of the season as the Amherst College softball team posted its fourth straight win, 2-0, over Mt. Holyoke College on Wednesday. Full Story

Peloquin Dominates as Jeffs Take Two from Smith
April 2 - Junior pitcher Lauren Peloquin tossed her fifth shutout of the season, picked up her second career save in the nightcap and finished with four hits on the afternoon as the Jeffs swept a softball double-header from visiting non-league foe Smith College, 1-0 and 8-5, on Monday. Full Story

Jeffs Use Third-Inning Rally to Edge Clark, 3-2
March 29 - Amherst scored three runs in the second inning--including what turned out to be the game-winner on an RBI single by sophomore right fielder Tamara Baer--to edge visiting Clark University 3-2 Thursday afternoon at Hill Field. Junior starter Lauren Peloquin went the distance for Amherst with 10 strikeouts to improve her record to 6-0. Full Story

Jeffs Finish Spring Trip With Win Over Hamline, Loss to Buffalo St.
March 23 - The Amherst softball team squeaked by Hamline University 1-0 and lost to Buffalo State College 3-2 on Friday to wrap up its spring slate in Fort Myers, Florida with a 6-4 record. Sophomore infielder Missy Mordy ignited the game-winning rally with a leadoff double in the third inning and scored on an RBI single by first-year Gina Scribner. Full Story

Jeffs Down Plymouth St., Fall to St. Ambrose
March 22 - Ace pitcher Lauren Peloquin allowed her first run of the season after shutout wins in her three previous outings, but held on for a complete game 2-1 victory over Plymouth State College on Thursday. Peloquin's 12-strikeout performance preceded another pitcher's duel later that afternoon which saw the Jeffs fall to St. Ambrose University, 1-0. Senior co-captain Meg Nelson drew first blood in the opener with her second home run of the season, while rookie first baseman Gina Scribner plated the second Amherst run with an RBI single. Full Story

Jeffs Split With Framingham, Mass-Dartmouth
March 21 - Junior starter Lauren Peloquin tossed her second straight one-hit shutout and drove in a run with a first-inning RBI single as the Jeffs' softball team downed Framingham State 3-0 in the first of two non-league games on Wednesday. Amherst also fell to U-Mass Dartmouth, 4-1, later that afternoon. The Jeffs pounded out 10 hits in the opener, including Peloquin's run-scoring single and an RBI double by senior co-captain Meg Nelson. Full Story

Jeffs Blank Bowdoin, Fall to Pine Manor
March 20 - Amherst College junior right-hander Lauren Peloquin (Berkeley, MA) tossed a one-hit shutout as the Jeffs remained unbeaten in conference play with a 3-0 win over NESCAC rival Bowdoin College in the first of two games in Fort Myers, Florida on Tuesday. Amherst then blew a 2-0 lead against non-league foe Pine Manor College in a 3-2 loss later in the afternoon. Full Story

Softball Opens with Doubleheader Sweep
March 18 - Behind stellar pitching in the first game and an offensive explosion in the nightcap, the Amherst College softball team opened its 2001 season on Sunday with a doubleheader sweep of Hamilton College. Junior pitcher Lauren Peloquin (Berkeley, MA) tossed a complete-game four-hit shutout in the Jeffs' 5-0 win in game one, adding 16 strikeouts to her school-record 41st-career win. Sophomore hurler Emily Melia (Hingham, MA) picked up the win in the second game, a 26-12 affair. Full Story

Jeffs Set for Return to Postseason
March 8 - Coming off of a 2000 season that left them with a final record of 22-8-1 and a berth in the ECAC Championship Tournament, the 2001 Amherst softball team will look to a stringent defense and a revamped offense to lead them back to the postseason. Co-captain Carline Kelly '01, along with Missy Mordy '03, should combine to form a powerful one-two punch at the top of the lineup, while pitchers Lauren Peloquin '02 and Emily Melia '03 anchor one of the strongest staffs in the NESCAC. Full Preview

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