Babson College softball sophomores Jackie Enos (Taunton, Mass.) and Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) garnered more postseason honors on Tuesday, as both were selected to the ECAC New England All-Star Second Team at their respective positions.
Babson College sophomores Jackie Enos (Taunton, Mass.) and Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) both received All-New England honors for the second straight season after guiding the Beavers' softball program to a 23-19 mark this spring. Enos was named First Team All-New England by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and Second Team All-Region by the New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association (NEISCA), while Funk garnered Second Team All-New England honors from the NFCA.
After leading the Babson College softball team to a 23-19 record this spring, sophomores Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) and Jackie Enos (Taunton, Mass.) and junior captain Nicole Latini (East Bridgewater, Mass.) were all selected to the New England Womens and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference Team on Tuesday. Funk and Enos both received First Team honors for the second straight season, while Latini garnered her second consecutive Second Team nod. In addition, sophomore Megan Brain (Pompton Plains, N.J.) received NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors for the first time in her career.
NEW LONDON, CONN. -- Sophomore Stacia Sarwinski’s first career home run, a two-run shot, highlighted a six-run fourth and junior All-American Hayley Feindel fired a two-hitter for her 50th career shutout as top-seeded Coast Guard earned an 8-0 five-inning win over fourth-seeded Babson in the losers’ bracket final of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball tournament on Monday.
Coast Guard moves on to the championship round, while Babson seeds its stellar 2011 campaign come to an end with a record of 23-19 - the Beavers' eighth consecutive season of 20 or more victories.
The fourth-seeded Babson College softball team won a pair of elimination games to stay alive in the 2011 NEWMAC Tournament hosted by Coast Guard on Friday. The Beavers began the day with a five-inning 10-0 victory over third-seeded Wellesley before topping sixth-seeded Clark by a score of 7-0. First-year Christina Miquel was sensational on the mound for the Beavers, pitching all 12 innings for her second and third shutouts of the season. She allowed only five hits and one walk while striking out four in the victory over Wellesley, and then gave up just six hits and two walks while fanning five in the win over Clark. The two victories improved her season record to 8-2.
The #4 seeded Babson College softball team suffered and 8-0 loss to #5 seeded Wheaton College in the first game of the 2011 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Softball Championship hosted by the #1 seeded United States Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday afternoon. Babson will now face the loser of the #3 Wellesley vs. #2 Springfield game at Coast Guard at 2pm on Friday afternoon.
The Babson College softball team concluded its 2011 regular season on Sunday afternoon, as the Beavers fell to Wellesley, 4-3, in a contest that was halted back on April 12. With the loss, Babson (21-17, 9-7 NEWMAC) will enter next week's conference tournament as the fourth seed and will play fifth-seeded Wheaton at Coast Guard on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The winner of that contest will play host Coast Guard later that afternoon.
The Springfield College softball team came back in game two to defeat Babson, 9-0, in five innings in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference doubleheader. By so doing, SC locked up the second sees in next week's NEWMAC Tournament. In game one, Babson won an exciting see-saw contest, 8-7, in eight innings. Now 21-16 overall, and 9-6 in the NEWMAC, the Beavers can finish no higher than third in the regular season standings and will head to either Springfield or Coast Guard for the opening round of the conference tourney.
The Endicott softball claimed a pair of wins over non-conference opponent Babson on Friday afternoon, winning 7-2 and 11-7 to improve their record to 23-5 on the season. Babson dropped to 20-15 following the losses. The Beavers were led by Jackie Enos who finished the day with four hits and two RBI.
The Babson College softball team earned a 12-2 win in game one of a NEWMAC doubleheader at Wellesley College on Tuesday. The Beavers trailed, 4-3, in game two but had the bases loaded with one out when the contest was halted due to darkness. No date has yet been announced for the completion of the contest. Nicole Latini highlighted the opener with a three-run triple, while Catie Funk notched a 1-2 performance with three runs and two RBI. Christina Miguel picked up the win, throwing four and two thirds of an inning, scattering nine hits with two earned runs.
The Babson College softball team swept Tufts University in a non-conference doubleheader on Monday afternoon, 12-6 and 4-3. The Beavers were led by junior Kayla Davis (Gardner, Mass.) who finished with a team-high five RBI and a grand slam home run in game one. With the win, Babson improves to 19-13 on the season and Tufts dips to 13-12.
After turning in the greatest six-game stretch of her young collegiate career, Babson College sophomore shortstop Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Softball Player of the Week on Monday. Funk batted .571 with 12 hits, five doubles, four home runs, a stolen base, 10 runs scored, 12 RBIs, and a 1.381 slugging percentage in a perfect 6-0 week for the Beavers.
First-year Sam Pilkington (Westborough, Mass.) went 5-for-5 with six RBIs and captain Jess Winer (Longmeadow, Mass.) celebrated Senior Day with five hits, three runs scored and two driven in as the Babson College softball team swept a doubleheader against New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Smith College at Babson’s Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers, who won by scores of 10-2 and 15-0, extended their winning streak to six games as they improved to 17-13 overall and 7-5 in the conference, while the Pioneers’ tough luck continued as they fell to 1-24 overall and 0-12 in the NEWMAC. Sophomore Megan Brain (Pompton Plains, N.J.) and first-year Tess Rubega (Norwich, Conn.) each earned complete-game victories on the mound for Babson. Brain (7-4) allowed two runs on five hits, walked two and struck out one in game one, while Rubega (4-7) fired a one-hit shutout with two walks and a strikeout in game two.
Visiting Babson College outscored host Brandeis University, 17-0, in a nonconference softball doubleheader today, as the Beavers won the opener, 11-0, in six innings, and took the nightcap, 6-0. Babson outhit the Judges, 28-6, getting 14 hits in each game. Brandeis falls to 13-14 with the losses, while Babson moves to 15-13.
The Babson College softball won a pair of New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) games, 5-3 and 6-1, over foe Wheaton College on Wednesday afternoon at Alumni Field. Babson junior captain Nicole Latini (East Bridgewater, Mass.) led all player with four hits including a walk-off two run homer to end game one. With the wins, Babson improves to 13-13 on the season and 5-5 in NEWMAC action while Wheaton dips to 13-2 on the season and 4-6 in the NEWMAC.
Clark University earned a key doubleheader sweep of Babson College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball action at Babson's Alumni Field on Sunday afternoon, as the Cougars won both games by a score of 4-3. With the sweep, Clark improves to 12-8 overall and 4-2 in conference play, while the Beavers drop to 11-13 overall and 3-5 in the NEWMAC. For the day, sophomore Jackie Enos led all players with six hits in eight at-bats, while juniro Kayla Davis added three hits for the Beavers.
The Babson College softball team came within one out of an impressive doubleheader sweep of host Bridgewater State University on Wednesday, but the Bears staged a seventh-inning rally to take game two and salvage a split of a non-conference doubleheader. Babson won game one, 9-1, but Bridgewater State claimed game two, 10-9. First-year Christina Miquel was brilliant in game one for the Beavers, pitching all seven innings and allowing only one run on six hits, walking four and striking out two. The win improved her record to 4-1 on the year. Offensively, Babson was led by junior Lisa Wojnar, who went 3-for-3 with her second homer of the season, three runs scored, and two driven in.
WPI junior Allie Hardy (West Townsend, Mass.) and Babson College sophomore Megan Brain (Pompton Plains, N.J.) exchanged brilliant pitching performances as the Engineers and Beavers split a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball double-header at Babson’s alumni field on Sunday afternoon. WPI (11-7, 2-2 NEWMAC) won game one, 3-1, while Babson (10-10, 3-3 NEWMAC) took game two, 8-0, in five innings. First-year Katie Guido (Middleton, Mass.) was the offensive hero in game two for the Beavers, going 2-for-2 with a triple and her first collegiate home run.
The Babson College softball team defeated MIT in a pair of New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference games on Friday afternoon, 10-4 and 12-3. With the win, the Beavers snap a four-game skid to improve to 9-9 overall and 2-2 in NEWMAC play. MIT is now 2-11 overall and 1-3 in the NEWMAC. The Beavers were led by junior Jess Pashos (Winchester, Mass.) who went six -of-seven from the plate, with three runs and three batted in. Babson hosts WPI in a NEWMAC doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 12pm.
United States Coast Guard Academy junior pitcher Hayley Feindel (River Ridge, La.) tossed a pair of shutouts to lead the 12th-ranked Bears to a double-header sweep of Babson College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball action on Sunday afternoon. Coast Guard (14-0, 2-0 NEWMAC) won by scores of 7-0 and 1-0 in the two contests, which were played on the campus of Wellesley College. Babson saw its record fall to 7-9 overall and 0-2 in the conference, with six of the team's losses coming against nationally-ranked opponents. Three of those contests have been decided by a single run.
The Babson College softball team wrapped up its spring break trip to Florida with a pair of tough losses to nationally-ranked opponents on Friday, as the Beavers fell to 13th-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1-0, and then lost 15-7 to 10th-ranked Ithaca. With the losses, Babson will return home with a record of 7-7. First-year Tess Rubega was magnificent in the opener for Babson, holding one of the nation's top teams to just one unearned run on four hits, walking one and striking out five in six innings of work. In game two, the Beavers' top highlight came courtsey of senior captain Jess Winer, who hit an inside-the-park grand slam in the seventh - the first home run of her collegiate career.
The Babson College softball team bounced back from a 3-1 loss to Plattsburgh State earlier in the day to blow out Franciscan University, 11-0, in five innings in Florida. With the split, the Beavers are now 7-5 on their spring break trip. Sophomore Megan Brain was stellar in defeat in game one, giving up three runs - two earned - on five hits, walking one and fanning eight in six innings of work. while junior Nicole Latini went 1-for 3 with 3 RBIs and her program-record 10th career triple in game two.
In just her third collegiate start, Babson College first-year Christina Miquel (Emerson, N.J.) tossed the first no-hitter of her young career in leading the Beavers to a 3-0 win over the College of St. Scholastica in Florida on Wednesday. With the win, Babson (6-4) salvaged a split after falling to Bowdoin by a score of 2-0 earlier in the day. After lasting only 2 1/3 innings in her previous start against SUNY Geneseo, Miquel rebounded in a big way on Wednesday, dazzling St. Scholastica for seven innings. The rookie righthander walked four and hit a batter but did not surrender a single hit in registering her first collegiate shutout. She struck out a season-high seven batters along the way as she evened her season record at 1-1.
The Babson College softball team received a pair of outstanding pitching performances on Monday, as the Beavers picked up two more victories on its spring break trip to Florida to improve to 5-3 overall. Babson topped Rhode Island College, 5-1, in its first game of the day and then beat Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham in game two, 6-1. First-year Tess Rubega was stellar on the mound for the Beavers against RIC, collecting her first collegiate victory after two tough-luck losses to start the year. The rookie righthander went seven strong innings, giving up just one unearned run on three hits, walking three and striking out one. Game two featured yet another strong pitching effort from sophomore Megan Brain, who gave up just one run on five hits, walked one and struck out nine in a complete game victory. The win was her third of the spring in as many decisions.
The Babson softball team bounced back from a 6-3 loss to UMass-Boston to defeat SUNY Geneseo, 19-11, in five innings on Sunday. With their third straight split, the Beavers moved to 3-3 on their spring break trip to Florida. First-year Tess Rubega was outstanding in defeat against the Beacons, giving up just one earned run on nint hits, walking two and striking out 10 in seven innings. Offensively, sophomore Catie Funk went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, while junior Nicole Latini went 2-for-2 with a double, a triple, and two RBIs. In their second game of the day, the Beavers trailed 7-3 after Geneseo plated four runs in the bottom of the third. However, Babson erupted for 16 runs in the next two innings to run away with the 19-11, five-inning victory.
For the second straight day, the Babson College softball team split a pair of contests on its spring break trip to Florida. On Saturday, the Beavers fell just short in a 5-4 loss to 23rd-ranked Moravian before routing Western New England College, 19-9. With the split, Babson is now 2-2 on the season. Junior Nicole Latini had a big day at the plate for the Beavers, going 4-for-8 with a double, two triples, a homer, three runs, and five RBIs, while sophomore Catie Funk also added four hits and drove in five.
The Babson College softball team opened its 2011 season with a split in Florida on Friday. The Beavers defeated Elizabethtown, 6-3, to start the day before falling to The College of New Jersey, 6-4. In the opener, sophomore righty Megan Brain tossed five scoreless innings to earn the win on the mound, giving up just two hits and one walk while striking out one. Junior Kayla Davis and senior Jess Winer led the Beavers at the plate, combining for four hits and three RBIs. Davis went 2-for-4 with one run and two driven in, while Winer went 2-for-3 with a run and one RBI.
With the majority of its roster returning this spring, the Babson College softball team should prove to be a strong contender for the program's third NEWMAC Championship and NCAA Tournament berth this season. Led by 12th-year head coach Dave Canan, Babson will feature a powerful lineup that scored 226 runs a year ago. Anchoring the offense will be the sophomore tandem of second baseman Jackie Enos (Taunton, Mass.) and shortstop Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine), who both received All-NEWMAC First Team and All-New England honors in their freshman campaigns.
The Babson softball program hosted its annual alumnae game as part of Back To Babson Weekend on Saturday, September 25. The current and former Beavers went head-to-head on Alumni Field, with the current squad coming away with the win after seven hard-fought innings. Alumnae participants included Andrea Cartullo Whitney '07, Alex Lazar '07, Darcy Lantz '07, Sarah Rubino '07, Jessica Cohen '08, Kaitlyn Clark '09, Kim D'Agostino '09, Courtney Thurston '09, Brittney Russo '10, and Danielle Liska '10.