Friday’s college recaps: Amherst College baseball wins fifth straight
The Amherst College baseball team stayed hot as it cruised to a 16-6 win at Williams on Friday.
The Lord Jeffs (13-3, 3-0) opened with five runs in the first and second innings to quickly jump ahead, 10-0. They added two in the fifth and four in the seventh for their fifth consecutive win.
Taiki Kasuga led the Jeffs, going 3 for 6 with three runs scored. Mike Odenwaelder went 2 for 6 with four RBIs and two runs scored.
Dylan Driscoll earned the win, allowing five earned runs on eight hits. He struck out seven and walked one in seven innings.
Dayton 6, UMass 5 — The Minutemen built an early lead, but a late Dayton rally cost them the game.
Kyle Adie went 3 for 5 with a run scored and Brandon Walsh finished 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored in the loss.
Conor LeBlanc took the loss, striking out three, walking two and giving up three earned runs on eight hits in seven innings of work.
Middlebury 1, Amherst 0 — A first-inning walk spoiled Middlebury’s Elizabeth Morris’ perfect game attempt before she even knew it.
The no-hitter snapped a five-game win streak for the Jeffs (11-3).
Jackie Buechler struck out six and allowed five hits for Amherst.
Springfield 4, Smith College 3; Springfield 4, Smith 1 (6) — Darkness caused the second game of a doubleheader to be called early on the road.
Natalie Burchat went 3 for 3 with one RBI and one run scored in Game 2 after being held hitless in the first game.
Ruth Zimmerman had three hits in Game 1, while Burchat had two.
Brielle Engelbrecht (Granby) had a combined two hits and two RBIs for the Pride.
UMass 19, La Salle 10 — The Minutewomen (10-1, 1-0 A-10) won their conference opener behind Sam Rush’s six goals.
Melissa Carelli and Tanner Guarino each added three goals as eight Minutewomen scored in the win.
UMass 6, St. Joseph’s 1 — The Minutewomen (9-7, 2-1 A-10) were tested in individual sets, as four went to tiebreakers, but came away with the home conference win.
Aarzoo Malik breezed through No. 3 singles 6-4, 6-1.