NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A league-leading 64 athletes represented MIT on the 2012 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team. The Engineers finished the year with a conference-high 138 honors followed by WPI at 110.
Alpert Named to Capital One Academic All-District Softball TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT junior Leah Alpert (Needham, Mass.) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District One team for softball as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). With her selection to the first team all-district, Alpert will now be placed on the national ballot and will be eligible for selection to the Capital One Academic All-America team, to be announced later this month.
Softball Closes Out Season with Split Against Salve ReginaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT closed out its 2012 campaign with a split against non-conference opponent Salve Regina University on Thursday afternoon at Briggs Field. The Engineers received seven solid innings from freshman Ellie Fodor (Trenton, Mich.) and three RBI by freshman Sarah Van Belleghem (Los Gatos, Calif.) in game two, to win 3-0 and finish up at 12-21 overall. Salve Regina won the opener 6-2 and now stands at 22-14 on the year.
Fodor Named NEWMAC Pitcher of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Ellie Fodor (Trenton, Mich.) was rewarded for a pair of strong pitching performances last week, as she was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Pitcher of the Week on Monday. Fodor went 2-1 with a 1.22 ERA, 20 strikeouts and two complete games as MIT finished up its NEWMAC slate last week.
MIT Sweeps WPI to Finish up NEWMAC SlateCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT received strong pitching and a bit of timely hitting to win both games against visiting WPI in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Briggs Field. The host Engineers took game one, 4-2, in extra innings before winning the second, 1-0, behind seven shutout innings from freshman Ellie Fodor (Trenton, Mich.). With the wins, MIT improves to 11-20 overall and, at 7-9, post the second-highest conference win total in program history. WPI falls to 24-14 overall and 9-7 in league play. Worcester’s Engineers sit in a fourth-place tie with Wheaton College and will await their tournament fate, as announced by the conference later today.
MIT Eliminated from Postseason Contention with Losses at BabsonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT entered today’s doubleheader against Babson College trailing the Beavers by just one game for the sixth and final spot in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament but dropped a pair of games to the host Beavers to officially fall out of contention for a postseason berth on Friday afternoon. Tech fell 5-2 in game one before losing the nightcap, 10-6 to move to 9-20 overall and 5-9 in league play. Meanwhile, Babson clinched its spot in next week’s NEWMAC tournament, improving its ledger to 21-16 and 8-6 in conference.
Harrington's Game One Heroics Help MIT Sweep SmithCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Katie Harrington (Lexington, Ky.) delivered a walk-off single in game one and freshman Karly McLaughlin (Edwardsville, Ill.) had five hits on the day as MIT secured a two-game sweep of visiting Smith College in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball play on Tuesday afternoon. Harrington’s game-winner came in the bottom of the eighth to lift Tech to a come-from-behind, 3-2 win in the opener. The Engineers then took the nightcap, 9-1, in five innings to improve to 9-18 overall and 5-7 in the NEWMAC. With four games remaining, the Cardinal and Gray is within one game of sixth place in the league standings, with six teams qualifying for the conference tournament.
Softball Drops Two to Coast GuardNEW LONDON, Conn. – Freshman Ellie Fodor (Trenton, Mich.) hit her first career home run, but MIT was not able to overcome an early deficit falling, 7-4, to the Coast Guard Academy (18-12) in game one of a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers also dropped the nightcap, 12-1, to the two-time defending league champs to fall to 7-18 overall and 3-7 in league play.
Fodor Gets Second Straight Shutout as MIT Splits with ClarkCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Ellie Fodor (Trenton, Mich.) struck out six Clark batters to earn her second consecutive shutout win, as MIT secured a split with visiting Clark University at Briggs Field on Friday afternoon. The Engineers bounced back after an 8-4 setback in the opener to take the nightcap, 2-0 and improve to 7-16 on the season and 3-5 in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play. The Cougars move to 12-14 overall and are 3-9 in the conference.
Fodor's Gem Lifts MIT to Sweep over WentworthCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Ellie Fodor (Trenton, Mich.) tossed a one-hitter and set a new Institute record with 16 strikeouts in game one to help MIT secure a sweep over visiting Wentworth Institute of Technology in non-conference softball action on Wednesday afternoon. Tech won the first game 4-0 before coming back for a 10-2 victory in the nightcap. Fodor and fellow freshman Karly McLaughlin (Edwardsville, Ill.) combined for 25 strikeouts in the two wins as the Engineers improved to 6-15 on the season.
Springfield Takes a Pair from SoftballCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT softball fell to visiting Springfield College, 9-0 and 11-3, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Briggs Field. The Engineers were swept in a series for the first time in conference play and fell to 2-4 in the conference and 4-15 overall. Springfield improves to 13-8 overall and 6-2 in the NEWMAC.
MIT Takes Game One 4-2 en Route to Split with WheatonNORTON, Mass. – MIT scored four unanswered runs en route to a 4-2 win over host Wheaton College in game one of a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball doubleheader on Friday afternoon. The Engineers overcame an early 2-0 deficit to win their second straight conference game. The Lyons salvaged a split in game two as the Cardinal and Gray improved to 4-13 overall and 2-2 in conference play.
Game Two Rally Falls Short as MIT Drops a Pair to UMass-BostonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A game two comeback from MIT came up short, as the Cardinal and Gray dropped a pair of games to visiting UMass-Boston in non-conference softball action on Tuesday afternoon at Briggs Field. The two teams combined for 28 hits and 15 runs in the second game but the Engineers were unable to capitalize on a bases-loaded, two-out situation in the bottom of the sixth, falling, 9-6 to the Beacons to fall to 3-12 overall. UMass-Boston (10-7) took the opener, 6-1, behind seven solid innings by freshman pitcher Michelle Zullo (Everett, Mass.).
Van Belleghem's Walk-off Hit Gives MIT First-Ever Win against WellesleyCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After dropping game one, 13-4, MIT earned a walk-off, come-from-behind win over Wellesley College, 4-3, in the nightcap for the program’s first-ever win over the Blue in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball action on Friday afternoon. Freshman Sarah Van Belleghem (Los Gatos, Calif.) provided the heroics, with a two-out triple in the bottom of the seventh to score senior Nydia Ruleman (Germantown, Tenn.) and give the Engineers a 4-3 victory to improve to 3-10 overall and 1-1 in NEWMAC play. With the split, the Blue are now 4-10 overall and 1-1 in the NEWMAC.
Softball Finishes up Spring Trip with 6-5 Win over MiddleburyCLERMONT, Fla. – In its third matchup of the week against Middlebury College, the MIT softball team enacted a measure of revenge from its two earlier defeats, coming away with a 6-5 win to close out its annual spring break trip to Clermont, Fla. The win snapped an eight-game skid for the Engineers who improved to 2-9 overall as they prepare to enter New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Friday.
Tech Bats Come Alive in 7-6 Loss to Mount MercyCLERMONT, Fla. – MIT had its best offensive output of the season but could not hold onto an early lead, falling to Mount Mercy College, 7-6, in spring break softball action on Tuesday. The Engineers also suffered a 6-0 setback to No. 12 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater earlier in the day. With a pair of games remaining on their Florida trip, Tech’s ledger now stands at 1-8 overall.
Engineers Drop a Pair to NESCAC FoesCLERMONT, Fla. – MIT had seven hits, including a perfect 3-for-3 day from freshman Ellie Fodor (Trenton, Mich.), but could not come up with the timely knock necessary to push across a run during a 1-0 setback to Middlebury College in the second of two games on Monday in spring break softball action. The Cardinal and Gray fell to fellow New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) opponent, Williams College, 9-2, in the opener on Monday morning and now stand at 1-6 on the campaign.
MIT Opens Spring Trip with Win over Thomas CollegeCLERMONT, Fla. – The MIT softball team began its annual spring training trip at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla. with a pair of doubleheaders over the weekend. The Engineers opened the trip with a 3-0 win over Thomas College and finished the weekend with a 1-3 ledger. The Cardinal and Gray now stands at 1-4 on the season.
Softball Drops Season Opener to Simmons, 5-1CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT took an early 1-0 lead over Simmons College before the Sharks struck for two runs in the fourth inning and tacked on three more in the fifth to down the Engineers, 5-1, in non-conference softball action on Tuesday afternoon. The game was the season opener for Tech while Simmons improves to 4-7 with the win.
MIT Softball Releases Spring Break ScheduleCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT softball team will once again travel to the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla. for its annual spring break training trip during the week of March 24-30. While in Florida, the Engineers will play 10 games and get in one practice while escaping the harsh winter of New England for a more seasonable climate.
MIT Softball to Hold Inaugural Alumnae EventCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In conjunction with its home doubleheader against WPI on Saturday, April 21, the MIT softball team will hold the program’s inaugural alumnae day event. The event will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the softball program at MIT. Alumnae, parents and fans are invited to join us in Cambridge for this exciting occasion.
2012 MIT Softball Schedule AnnouncedCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT softball team will open its 2012 campaign at home on Briggs Field against Simmons College on March 14. The Engineers have faced the Sharks in their season opener in each of the past four seasons, winning twice.
MIT Softball Collects Additional Academic RecognitionCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second time in as many weeks, the MIT softball team received accolades from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for its academic success during the 2011 season. Following its distinction for the third-highest team grade point average, six individuals were recognized as All-America Scholar Athletes.
MIT Softball Cited for Academic SuccessCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT softball team was recognized recently by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for its academic success last season. The Engineers posted the third-highest cumulative grade point average among all Division III teams during the 2010-11 academic year and were fifth in the NCAA across all divisions.