The Amherst baseball team faced a busy schedule last week, coming away with three wins and one loss. They started with a comeback win over Springfield College on Wednesday, March 30, 10-7.
Outfielder Anthony Spina ’17 was named NESCAC player of the week after going 7-for-14 from the plate along with .611 on-base percentage and a .786 slugging percentage. Spina also scored six runs to go along with three RBIs and three stolen bases for the week.

After months of training in the cage, the Amherst baseball team kicked off its season by traveling down to Fort Myers, Florida, for the annual spring break trip. They came away from the trip with a solid record of 8-1, only suffering a close 8-7 loss to Johns Hopkins University.

Last week, nine women and two men traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina, for the NCAA swimming championships. On the men’s side, Amherst placed 28th overall in the 57-team field with a total of 31 points. The women finished second among NESCAC teams and sixth overall with a final tally of 158 points.

The men’s swimming and diving team is now 6-2 following Saturday’s loss to MIT (72.5-240.5) and Sunday’s win against Springfield College (223-57). Over interterm, the team enjoyed a thrilling victory of 124-113 over Williams and subsequently traveled to sunny Puerto Rico for a 10-day training trip. Upon their return, the team suffered tough losses to Connecticut College (99-181) and MIT, but were able to bounce back with a decisive victory over Springfield.

After Saturday’s win over MIT (198-117) and Sunday’s defeat of Springfield College (202-95), the women’s swimming and diving team boasts a record of 7-1. They fell short against Williams with a score of 114-180 on Jan. 9, but after a 10-day training trip to Puerto Rico, the women bounced back with a 152.5-131.5 victory against Connecticut College.