UMass baseball loses home finale in 15th inning
Fordham scored twice in the top of the 15th inning to finally upend the University of Massachusetts baseball team, 11-9, Sunday in the Minutemen’s final home game of the 2013 season.
Rich Graef (two runs, RBI) and Nik Campero (run, RBI) each had three hits for UMass (11-28, 4-14 Atlantic 10), which lost all three games to the Rams in the series.
Amherst College 5, Colby 1; Amherst 8, Colby 3 — The Lord Jeffs gave themselves momentum heading into Friday’s NESCAC tournament with a sweep on the road. Bob Cook was dominant in the first game, allowing one run on six hits and no walks, while striking out five.
Jonathan Ramirez was one of five players for Amherst (22-11) with two hits to go with his two RBIs and a run scored in game two.
Endicot 12, Western New England 3 — Kevin Dupras of Belchertown tossed four innings of shutout relief to earn the save in the CCC championship game in Sunday in Springfield.
Dupras allowed three hits and struck out two to earn his seventh save of the season as the Gulls (32-12) qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament.
Westfield State 2, Worcester State 1 — Jeremy Tanguay of Huntington had the game-winning double in the bottom of the ninth inning of Saturday’s MASCAC tournament quarterfinals in Salem.
Tanguay then had an RBI single and scored a run in the team’s 9-1 win over Framingham State in the semifinals.
The Owls (18-21) fell to Salem State 5-0 in the title game Sunday.
Women’s track & field
New England Division III Championship — Sarah Daly set a facility record in the 10,000 meters to lead the Amherst College to a ninth-place finish at Colby.
Mount Holyoke freshman Camille Coklow won the 100 in 12.47 as the Lyons finished 21st.
Atlantic 10 Championship meet e_SEmD UMass’ Rachelle Bourgue won her second consecutive A-10 javelin championship and broke her school record in the process with a throw of 143 feet, 1 inch.
Kesley Crawford won the heptathalon (4,685 points), while Becky Stoyle earned first in the triple jump (42-3.25).
Men’s track & field
Division III New England Championship Meet — Matt Melton finished third (48.63) in the 400 meters to lead Amherst to a 17th place finish.
Atlantic 10 Championship Meet — UMass freshman Michael Cyphers finished third in the pole vault clearing 15 feet, 9 inches.
CC Conference Championship Meet — Will Demakis of South Hadley was fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (57.70) for Gettysburg College in the conference meet in Collegeville, Pa., Sunday.
Middlebury 11, Colby 10 — Kate Pistel of Amherst had a goal and an assist, but the Mules (12-4) lost in the NESCAC semifinals in Hartford, Conn., Saturday.
Williams 5, Amherst 4 — In a match that came down to the No. 5 singles contest, the last pairing on the court, the Ephs (18-4) edged the Jeffs (27-8) in the NESCAC tournament finals in Amherst.
Alex Yaraghi (No. 3), Ben Fife (No. 4) and Justin Reindel (No. 6) won singles matches for Amherst.
The Lord Jeffs swept Bates, 5-0 in the semifinals.
Williams 5, Amherst College 2 — Despite wins by Gabby Devlin (No. 5 singles), Zoe Pangalos (No. 6 singles) and the No. 3 doubles team of Caroline Richman and Safi Aly, the top seeded Jeffs (17-2) fell to the rival Ephs, the No. 3 seed, in the championship of the NESCAC tournament.
Amherst beat Middlebury 5-4 in the seminfinals.
UMass’ weekend in New Jersey earned the Minutewomen a second-place finish in the A-10 Championships Saturday and 10th in the Eastern Sprints on Sunday.
The Mount Holyoke College completed its 2012-13 season with a fourth place finish at the IHSA National Championship Horse Show.
Junior Alexa Lohrer posted two top-five finishes in the Collegiate Cup events. She was third overall in the Open Flat, while taking fifth in the Open Fences competition.