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Wednesday’s colleges: Amherst slugs Springfield, 20-5



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

After scoring eight runs in the first inning, the Amherst College baseball team cruised to a 20-5 win over Springfield at home on Wednesday.

Yanni Thanopoulos had two doubles and accounted for six RBIs for Amherst (5-4).

Chase Henley added two hits and four RBIs.

Zach Horwitz pitched three innings to pick up the win on the mound. He allowed two runs on five hits with five strikeouts.

Boston College 13, UMass 1 — The Minutemen (6-10) feel behind early and lost on the road in Northborough.

Mike Geannelis accounted for UMass’ only run with a homer in the sixth inning.

New England 6, Fitchburg State 5 (10) — Evan Delaney (Hadley) had a double and an RBI, while Jamie Carey (Amherst) added a hit and a walk as the Pilgrims (6-7) won at Franklin Pierce.

Softball

Amherst 7, WPI 5; WPI 8, Amherst 4 — In the first game of a doubleheader, Amherst scored three runs in the sixth inning to pull ahead and beat the Goats on the road.

Alena Marovitz had two hits with three RBIs in the win, while Gina Pagan won in the circle with eight strikeouts.

In game two, Amherst led 4-1 after an inning but couldn’t hold on.

Ally Kido hit a three-run homer for Amherst (9-6).

Springfield 12, Skidmore 1 — Brianna Weltlich (Hampshire Regional) had an RBI single for the 24th-ranked Pride (13-1).

Men’s lacrosse

Amherst 18, Springfield 14 — Jack Norton’s five goals led Amherst in a home win.

Max Keeley added three, while Borgan Mahon and Colin Minicus each had two goals for Amherst (5-2).

Cody Tranbarger made 12 saves in net.

Women’s lacrosse

Emerson 14, Mount Holyoke 11 — Leila Kouakou (Leeds) scored four goals but the Lyons (2-6 0-1 NEWMAC) lost on the road.

Charlotte Wagner and Kaitlin Braz both added three goals for Mount Holyoke.

Amherst 11, Babson 0 — Kyra Gardner made eight saves in the home shutout for Amherst.

Claire Cagnassola scored four goals to lead Amherst (4-3).

Hanna Krueger scored three and Mary Grace Cronin found the net twice.

Elms 17, Bay Path 2 — Jackie Soucia (Belchertown) had two goals for the Blazers (3-0) in the road win.