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Daily Collegian softball writer Jamie Cushman was in attendance at Sortino Field for both games of Thursday's doubleheader split with Marist. He has a recap and reaction from head coach Kristi Stefanoni and Whitney Cooper, who had a clutch 2-run single in the fifth inning of the 4-3 game 2 walk-off win.

Jamie Cushman of the Daily Collegian softball writing trio was at practice on Wednesday and spent some time with head coach Kristi Stefanoni as she put her team through a light workout leading up to Thursday's home doubleheader with Marist. They talked about the momentum that could come from Tuesday's impressive sweep at Rhode Island, and whet the second-year UMass coach expects out of the non-conference matchup with Marist.

Collegian: UMass baseball wins fifth straight

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The UMass baseball team picked up its fifth straight victory yesterday, defeating Hartford, 4-3, at Earl Lorden Field. Ross Gienieczko has a recap of the game in today's Daily Collegian.

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Collegian: UMass pitching staff lifts team

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Tyler Fiedler has a sidebar in today's Daily Collegian on the important role the pitching staff has played in UMass baseball's current five-game winning streak.

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Adam Aucoin of the Daily Collegian has a recap of yesterday's softball doubleheader sweep of Rhode Island. UMass hit 7 long balls, including 4 in the first game to tie the school record. Caroline Raymond threw her first career no-hitter and picked up the win in both games.

UMass returns home to face Marist on Thursday in a doubleheader, beginning at 2:30 p.m. at Sortino Field.

Today several men's and women's track and field athletes will begin competition in Holy Cross' Multi Meet down in Worcester, Mass. Nick Souza has coverage ahead of the event for the Daily Collegian.

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In today's Daily Collegian, Victor Pusateri has a recap of UMass baseball's 6-0 shutout victory over Central Connecticut yesterday, the fourth straight win for the Minutemen. UMass hosts Hartford this afternoon at 4 p.m. at Earl Lorden Field.

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VIDEO: Nominations For Annual @UMassAthletics SAMYS Awards

Blake Frohnapfel from football and Chanel Glasper from tennis introduce the nominees for several awards to presented at this year's SAMYS Award Show.

The second annual SAMYS is an opportunity for student-athletes, coaches, and staff to gather and celebrate the culmination of our year in UMass Athletics. A student-driven initiative, the SAMYS is planned by student-athletes and staff with the mission of allowing student-athletes to celebrate their peers', coaches', and teams' accomplishments through highlighting the most memorable 'Student-Athlete Moments of the Year.'

Philip Sanzo of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the tennis team's wins over Bryant and Sacred Heart over the weekend. He focuses on the importance of Chanel Glasper's role as team captain and what Senior Day on Sunday meant to her. Head coach Judy Dixon said the team is confident heading into the Atlantic 10 Championship tournament after the successful regular season.

Chanel Glasper vigorously volleys the ball. (Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story from spring football practice looking at the running back situation for the Minutemen entering the 2015 season. Vautour writes that head coach Mark Whipple hopes to increase the run game production this year and has a talented stable of running backs who can all help carry the load.