HADLEY, Mass. - Tufts magical season came to a close over the weekend at the 2009 NCAA Softball Championship hosted by Montclair St. in Montclair, N.J. The 2009 NESCAC Softball Champion Jumbos went 2-2 at the event, earning wins over Cortland St. and Texas-Tyler.
HADLEY, Mass. - Tufts University went 4-0 over the weekend to claim the 2009 NCAA Softball New England Regional. The NESCAC Softball Champion Jumbos will now travel to Montclair, N.J. for the 2009 NCAA Softball Championship hosted by Montclair St. It is the second time in program history that Tufts has advanced to the championship round after last reaching it in 2000. The Jumbos will face Cortland St. (44-7) on Friday afternoon in the first game of the tournament.
HADLEY, Mass. - Tufts senior OF Laura Chapman (Seattle, Wash.) came away with NESCAC Player of the Week honors, while sophomore teammate Izzie Santone (Madison, Conn.) garnered NESCAC Pitcher of the Week for May 4, 2009. Chapman batted .700 (7-for-10) with an on-base percentage of .750 in helping the Jumbos record three victories and win the 2009 NESCAC Softball Championship over the weekend. ver 16 IP, Santone allowed 14 hits and two walks while holding opponents to a .233 average.
HADLEY, Mass. - Wesleyan sophomore 1B Talia Bernstein (Miami, Fla.) earned NESCAC Player of the Week for April 27, 2009, while Williams sophomore RHP Mary Beth Daub (Claremont, Calif.) garnered NESCAC Pitcher of the Week. Bernstein batted .636 (7-for-11) with a .667 on-base percentage and a .727 slugging mark for the Cardinals during a 3-0 sweep of Hamilton that put them into the NESCAC Softball Championship for the third-straight year. Daub went 2-1 with a save over four appearances, recording a 1.39 ERA while holding opposing batters to a .181 average and striking out 15.
HADLEY, Mass. - Colby sophomore DP Alyssa Lepore (Victor, N.Y.) was named NESCAC Player of the Week and Tufts senior LHP Lauren Gelmetti (Westfield, N.J.) claimed NESCAC Pitcher of the Week for April 20, 2009. Lepore batted .667 (12-for-18) during a 4-1 week for the Mules, collecting eight extra-base hits among her 12 with six doubles and two home runs. In three appearances for the Jumbos last week, Gelmetti went 2-0 with a save over 12.2 IP, holding opposing batters to a .091 average.
HADLEY, Mass. - Middlebury sophomore DP Emily Burbridge (Greenwich, R.I.) earned NESCAC Player of the Week for April 13, 2009, while junior RHP Alex Chang-Graham (San Carlos, Calif.) of Amherst was named NESCAC Pitcher of the Week. Burbridge batted .583 (7-for-12) with a .833 slugging mark during a three-game sweep of Hamilton over the weekend. Chang-Graham earned both wins during a 2-0 week for the Lord Jeffs, recording a 0.72 ERA while holding opposing batters to a .067 average.
HADLEY, Mass. - Bates senior 3B/DP Stacia Saniuk (Sharon, Mass.) was named NESCAC Player of the Week, while Tufts senior LHP Lauren Gelmetti (Westfield, N.J.) earned Pitcher of the Week honors for April 6, 2009. Saniuk batted .778 (7-for-9) and posted a 1.444 slugging percentage along with a .867 on-base percentage during a 3-1 week for the Bobcats. Gelmetti won starts against Springfield, Bridgewater St. and Trinity last week for the Jumbos, posting a 0.56 ERA over 16.0 IP and tossing two complete games.
HADLEY, Mass. - Williams senior SS Joey Lye (Toronto, Ontario) came away as NESCAC Player of the Week, while Colby senior RHP Randi Arsenault (South Paris, Maine) claimed NESCAC Pitcher of the Week for March 30, 2009. In a 4-3 week out West for the Ephs, Lye batted .600 (12-for-20) with a .667 on-base percentage and a .700 slugging percentage. In six appearances during the Mules 10-game spring break trip, Arsenault went 3-0 with two saves over 24.1 IP, holding opposing batters to a .169 average.
HADLEY, Mass. - Tufts senior RF Maya Ripecky (Chicago, Ill.) came away with NESCAC Player of the Week honors while sophomore teammate Izzie Santone (Madison, Conn.) was named Pitcher of the Week for March 23, 2009. During the Jumbos 12-0 week at the Sun West Tournament, Ripecky batted .525 (21-for-40) with a .525 OBP and a 1.000 slugging mark. Santone went 6-0 with one save as the Jumbos opened the season with a 12-0 record.