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Softball Shuts Out UConn On The Road, 2-0

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The Minutewomen travelled to Storrs, Conn. on Wednesday and shut out the Huskies, 2-0. Stephanie Mayne hit a two-run home run in the third inning to account for all the scoring, while Sara Plourde pitched her eighth shutout of the season with a three-hitter. Playing in her home state, she struck out 13 batters, including the final three of the game with two runners on base. Below are recaps of the game.

  • Minutewomen's Streak Hits 9, Steve Levine, Daily Collegian
  • Minutewomen Softball Blanks UConn, Hampshire Gazette
  • Bristol Pair Have UMass On Upswing (with video), Paul Angilly, Bristol Press
  • UMass Edges Huskies By A 2-0 Count, The Hour

    The Minutewomen return home to host Fairfield today at 5 p.m., kicking off a 12-game homestand at the UMass Softball Complex.

  • Collegian Wrap On Softball Victory

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    Pete Vasquez of the Daily Collegian has a recap of Friday's softball win at Dayton, 9-1. Sara Plourde struck out 17 in a three-hitter, and Meghan Carta and Stephanie Mayne hit back-to-back home runs, Carta's being her second grand slam of the season. The Minutewomen have won eight in a row.

    This week will be a busy one for the softball team. It travels to Storrs on Wednesday to face UConn before returning home for five-straight to close the week. On Thursday, The Minutewomen host Fairfield, on Friday it's a doubleheader against Syracuse, and on Sunday, George Washington comes to the UMass Softball Complex for an Atlantic 10 twinbill.

    Softball Coverage After Home-Opening Sweep

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    The UMass softball team opened up their home schedule in style on Wednesday, sweeping a doubleheader from Dartmouth, 1-0 and 6-2. Sara Plourde and Caroline Raymond combined to hold the Big Green hitless through the first 12 innings of play. Check out the coverage of the two wins below.

  • Plourde Pitches Not-Hitter, Leads Minutewomen To Doubleheader Sweep, Matt Vautour, Hampshire Gazette
  • Plourde Throws A No-No As UMass Sweeps Big Green, Stephen Hewitt, Daily Collegian
  • UM Finds Other Ways Besides Long Ball To Generate Offense, Michael Wood, Daily Collegian
  • UMass Softball Sweeps Dartmouth, WWLP.com
  • Softball Fails To Muster Offense In Doubleheader Loss At UMass, Olivia Durr, TheDartmouth.com
  • UMassAthletics.com Photo Gallery, Thom Kendall
  • MassLive.com Photo Gallery, J. Anthony Roberts

  • Happy Birthday: March 30 - Bank, Mayne, Sekurski

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    A trio of birthdays for UMass student-athletes on March 30: swimming senior Gillian Bank, softball junior Stephanie Mayne and swimming freshman Danielle Sekurski.

    Gillian Bank  Stephanie Mayne  Danielle Sekurski

    Minutewomen Shine For New England Firebirds

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    Three UMass softball players are making strong contributions at the plate for the New England Firebirds U23 summer ball team. The Eagle Tribune has coverage on junior Katie Bettencourt, junior Stephanie Mayne, and incoming freshman Candace Waldie helping lead the Firebirds to winning the Umpires Open in Leominster last weekend, going 6-0 in the 12-team tourney.

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