UMass Hosts Dayton On Youth Softball Day Saturday

April 4, 2014

Massachusetts (5-14, 0-2) vs. Dayton (14-19, 2-4)
 Date  Saturday, April 5 | DH at Noon & approx. 2:15 p.m.
 Location  Amherst, Mass. | Sortino Field
 Tickets  $8 Chairback, $5 Adult, $4 Senior & Staff, $3 Youth
 Video   Live Video
 Live Stats  gametracker GameTracker: Game One | Game Two
 Twitter Updates   @UMassAthletics | @UMassSoftball | JTAM News Blog
Game Notes

 UMass will play host to Dayton on Saturday in a doubleheader at Sortino Field. The first game is scheduled to begin at Noon.
 Live video and stats of every UMass home game are available online at Additionally, live stats and a live audio broadcast are available for every road game, including the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship.

Youth Softball Day
 Saturday will be Youth Softball Day at the UMass Softball Complex.
 All area softball teams are invited to attend and asked to wear their jerseys.

Scouting UMass
 UMass (5-14, 0-2) will play its first Atlantic 10 home games this weekend after having last weekend's series at George Washington rained out.
 The Minutewomen are hitting .251 on the year to rank seventh in the A-10. UMass has eight home runs, 23 doubles and four triples. The team is tied for third in the league with 10 double plays turned.
 Junior Quianna Diaz-Patterson leads the league with a .414 avg and is second with a .500 on-base pct. Senior Lindsey Webster is second in the A-10 with a .673 slugging pct.

Scouting Dayton
 Dayton (14-19, 2-4) enters the weekend having lost a pair to Saint Louis on Wednesday after a sweep of Detroit on Tuesday. The Flyers split with La Salle and Rhode Island in their previous A-10 matchups.
 The Flyers are hitting .295 which leads the A-10. Their 30 home runs are tops in the league and their 31 steals are second.

Series With Dayton
 The Minutewomen are 30-4 all-time against the Flyers, having won 18 of the last 19 games in the series. UMass has posted 13 shutouts and held Dayton hitless twice - Brandice Balschmiter had a perfect game in 2008 and Sara Plourde collected her first-career no-hitter in 2009.
 Last season the teams split the series in Ohio. Dayton won the Friday game, 9-4, before UMass claimed the Saturday contest, 14-12.



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