Major League Baseball’s season had been under way for less than a week before two teams became mired in familiar debates about the sport’s “unwritten rules.”

The Minnesota Twins carried a 7-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth in their Sunday matchup against the Baltimore Orioles. This essentially meant that the game was over; Baseball Reference, an online trove of historical baseball statistics, calculated the Twins’ win probability to be 100 percent. It was only a matter of how the final three outs would be recorded.

The Amherst baseball team enjoyed several successful outings over the past week, going 3-0 against Brandeis University and Hamilton.

On Tuesday, Mar. 27, the Mammoths hosted the Brandeis Judges in a mid-week non-conference match-up.

Amherst dominated the visiting team, holding at least a three-run lead from the first inning onwards. In the 14-3 victory, the Mammoths totaled 16 hits including a homerun from senior leftfielder Ryan Hardin. Hardin had an overall stellar outing, going 2-2 with two runs scored and four RBIs.

This past Saturday, Amherst women’s track and field kicked off the outdoor season in Medford, Massachusetts at the Snowflake Classic, hosted by Tufts University.

The Mammoths battled on Tufts’ Clarence “Ding” Dussault Track to pick up an 11th-place finish in the 21-team meet, with impressive showings in the sprints and high jump.

The No. 7 Amherst women’s lacrosse team faced its first loss of the season this Saturday against NESCAC rivals Middlebury, currently ranked second in the nation.

Despite sophomore goalie Talia Land’s impressive 19-save effort and five goals from first-year Claire Dunbar, the Mammoths fell 11-9 at home on Pratt Field.

Amherst took the lead early when Dunbar scored her first two goals of the matchup, unassisted, within the first three minutes of play.

Amherst continued to dominate the NESCAC conference these past two weeks, taking down Hamilton in a blowout 25-5 victory last weekend, then racing past the Panthers of Middlebury in a big win this past Saturday. The Mammoths are now 4-0 in league play, and 8-1 overall.

Last Saturday, the Hamilton Continentals stepped on Pratt Field expecting a standard NESCAC contest: a close, competitive matchup. Nothing could have been further from the outcome.

The Mammoths began their spring break campaign in a NESCAC matchup with Bowdoin. The Mammoths were ranked just ahead of the Polar Bears, who sat at No. 21 in national polls.

Just three minutes into the start of the game, star attacker Julia Crerend ’18 handled a pass from linemate Claire Dunbar ’21, ducked her shoulder past a charging defender and buried a shot past the Bowdoin netminder. The Polar Bears responded quickly, winning and converting a free position shot to tie the score just moments later.

Over spring break, the Amherst softball team travelled to Clermont, Florida to compete in The Spring Games, the country’s largest college softball event.