After dropping their series against Middlebury two games to one on April 7-8, Amherst baseball rebounded in a big way with a 4-1 week that featured a three-game sweep of archrival Williams.
The team defeated Eastern Connecticut State on Thursday before claiming the series against the Ephs. No. 21 Salve Regina then halted this winning streak with a 4-1 win over the Mammoths.
With these results, the team’s record now stands at 10-10 (4-2 NESCAC).
The Amherst men’s tennis team continued its season-long dominance, posting a perfect record against four opponents to stretch the team’s win streak to five games.
Coming off a win over Division I foe Bryant, the Mammoths’ strong play carried over to both matches of last Friday’s doubleheader. Given that both matches were away, Coach Todd Doebler elected to send his stronger team to Cambridge, Mass., to take on the 22nd-ranked Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while Amherst’s second squad faced off against NESCAC foe Connecticut College later in the evening.
Facing some tough opponents both in and out of conference, the Amherst baseball team went 1-4 this past week to bring their overall record to 6-9.
The Mammoths suffered a tough week on the diamond as they dropped two non-conference matchups before losing a NESCAC series to the Middlebury Panthers. Amherst kept it close with Midd, taking one of the three-game series before dropping the next two to the conference foes.
The women’s track and field team hosted the Amherst College Spring Fling on Saturday April 8 and finished fourth with a total of 53.50 points. Worchester Polytechnic Institutue won the meet with a score of 97.50, while Trinity followed in second with a score of 60 points. Wheaton College scored 54.50 points to finish third.
On the track, Rubii Tamen ’19 and Anna Buford ’20 each posted impressive showings in the 100-meter race, running 13.00 and 13.56 seconds to clinch the fourth and ninth spots, respectively.
The Amherst women’s lacrosse team dropped two NESCAC contests this past week against Wesleyan and Colby.
On Wednesday, April 5, the Mammoths traveled to Middletown, Conn. for a midweek conference match-up against Wesleyan. Despite a nine-save effort from goalie Kyra Gardner ’18, Amherst was unable to generate enough of an offensive presence to bring home a win on the road.
The Amherst men’s tennis team faced off against Bowdoin and Bryant University this past weekend, April 8-9.
On Saturday, April 8, the Polar Bears traveled to Amherst, defeating the Mammoths in a close 5-4 match.
On Sunday, the Mammoths returned ready to play and finished the weekend with a 5-2 win against Bryant. With the 1-1 split on the weekend, Amherst’s record sits at 13-3.
Saturday was Amherst’s second NESCAC match of the season, falling to 1-1 in conference play.
This past weekend, the Amherst men’s golf team traveled to North Dartmouth, Mass., for the team’s opening weekend of play at the Hampton Inn Invitational.
The Mammoths tied for third place out of seventeen teams at the meet, which was hosted by UMass Dartmouth. Amherst finished with a score of 640, 20 points behind first-place Tufts and 14 behind second-place Babson.
On the first day of play, Dan Langa ’18 carded a score of 79. First-year Nicholas Kumamoto finished one stroke behind, placing both him and Langa in the top-15 players for the day.