2011 Softball News

  • The FAN -- The Farmington Athletics News
    August 15, 2011
    The FAN, the Farmington Athletic News, is an annual newsletter of the University of Maine at Farmington Athletics Department. The 2010-2011 edition is now available.
  • Mitchell leads three softball players earning All-NAC status
    May 02, 2011
    Three University of Maine at Farmington softball players were honored by the North Atlantic Conference today with all-conference distinction. Junior first baseman Shannon Mitchell (Portsmouth, N.H.) was named to the All-NAC First Team, while senior catcher/designated player McKell Barnes (Durham, Maine) and freshman third baseman Amy Jones (Augusta, Maine) were placed on the All-NAC Second Team
  • Softball advances to final, succumbs to Husson
    April 30, 2011
    The fifth-seeded University of Maine at Farmington's run in the North Atlantic Conference Softball Championship Round came to a close this afternoon as No. 1 Husson University shut out the Beavers 6-0 in the title game. The Beavers, who have reached the NAC title game three out of the last four seasons, finished their season at 12-19. The Eagles (24-15) won their third straight NAC crown and earn the conference automatic qualifier into the NCAA Division III Tournament.
  • Softball drops opener, ousts Maine Maritime in NAC finals
    April 29, 2011
    Fifth-seeded University of Maine at Farmington was stunned by a seventh-inning rally by No. 1 Husson University 4-3, but ousted No. 3 Maine Maritime Academy 9-3 to stay alive in the North Atlantic Conference Softball Championship Round. The Beavers (11-18) are scheduled to take the loser of No. 1 Husson/No. 2 Thomas on Saturday at Husson. Husson and Thomas were tied at 5-5 after eight innings before the game was called due to darkness. That game will be resumed at noon with UMF's contest to follow.
  • Barry, Barnes go back-to-back, softball wins quarterfinal
    April 26, 2011
    Lily Barry (Hermon, Maine) and McKell Barnes (Durham, Maine) hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning and Emma Vaillancourt (Saco, Maine) outdueled Taylor Lively (Greenfield, Mass.) in the pitching circle as fifth-seeded University of Maine at Farmington defeated fourth-seeded Castleton State College 3-1 in North Atlantic Conference softball quarterfinal action. Farmington improves to 10-17 on the season and advances to take on top-seeded Husson University in Bangor on Friday at 10 a.m.
  • Softball stumbles in regular-season finale
    April 24, 2011
    Husson University squeezed home the winning run in the eighth inning to lift the Eagles to a 6-5 win over the University of Maine at Farmington Sunday in North Atlantic Conference softball at Prescott Field. The win completed a sweep for Husson. Originally a doubleheader, the Eagles eked out an 11-10 victory over UMF Saturday, but game two was rained out.
  • Husson outlasts Beavers in softball
    April 23, 2011
    Dottie Cameron (South Plainfield, N.J.) scooted home on a wild pitch to give Husson University an 11-10 win over the University of Maine at Farmington in North Atlantic Conference softball today at Prescott Field. The game was called after five innings due to unplayable conditions. The second game of the doubleheader was postponed until Easter Sunday. The Beavers (9-16, 5-8) and Eagles (16-15, 9-2) are scheduled to meet at 3 p.m.
  • Softball set down by Mariners
    April 22, 2011
    Maine Maritime Academy topped the University of Maine at Farmington 5-3, 3-0 in North Atlantic Conference softball this evening. The Beavers (9-15, 5-7) are scheduled to host Husson University Saturday at 10 a.m. in a NAC twinbill to close out the regular season. The games were moved up in an attempt to stay ahead of tomorrow's wet weather.
  • Softball bested by Mules at Colby
    April 21, 2011
    The University of Maine at Farmington softball team was swept 1-0, 10-2 by Colby College in non-conference action this afternoon at Crafts Field. The Beavers slipped to 9-13 with a trip to Castine Friday to face Maine Maritime Academy in a North Atlantic Conference twinbill. The first game is set for a 4 p.m. start.
  • Beavers tumble at Thomas in softball
    April 19, 2011
    The University of Maine at Farmington softball team was dealt a pair of North Atlantic Conference losses (6-5, 5-0) by Thomas College this afternoon. The Beavers (9-11, 5-5) are scheduled to visit Colby College Thursday at 4 p.m.
  • Bartlett shines as softball takes two from Bates
    April 18, 2011
    Kaitlyn Bartlett (Chesterville, Maine) crushed a grand-slam home run in the opener and tossed a shutout in the nightcap as the University of Maine at Farmington softball team swept Bates College 8-5, 3-0 in non-conference action today. The Beavers (9-9) are scheduled to visit North Atlantic Conference rival Thomas College Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. for a doubleheader. The games were moved up a day due to Wednesday's impending rain.
  • Softball sweeps Green Mountain, swept by Castleton
    April 16, 2011
    After dropping a pair of games to Castleton State College (4-2, 6-1), the University of Maine at Farmington softball team rolled past Green Mountain College 8-3, 10-2 to split a four-game set of North Atlantic Conference games at Prescott Field today. The Beavers (7-9, 5-3) were scheduled to face Castleton (11-17, 5-5) Saturday and Green Mountain (3-13, 0-8) Sunday, but Sunday's dreary weather forecast added the Green Mountain contests to today's docket.
  • Softball walks off with sweep of UMPI
    April 11, 2011
    After the Beavers rolled 10-1 in the opener, Meaghan Donnell (Rochester, N.H.) and Casey Mull (Portland, Maine) each smacked an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally the University of Maine at Farmington to an 8-7 win in game two for a sweep of the University of Maine at Presque Isle in non-conference softball action today. The games were moved to Kents Hill School due to unplayable field conditions in Farmington.
  • Softball jolts Johnson State, sweeps twinbill
    April 10, 2011
    The University of Maine at Farmington softball team posted a pair of 13-1 victories over Johnson State College in North Atlantic Conference action today at Marshwood High School. The Beavers (3-7, 3-1) are slated to host University of Maine at Presque Isle Monday at 10 a.m. at the Kents Hill School due to unplayable conditions at Prescott Field.
  • Softball splits NAC opener with Lyndon
    April 09, 2011
    The University of Maine at Farmington softball team split with Lyndon State College in its North Atlantic Conference opener today at Marshwood High School with the Beavers winning the first game 9-5, but falling 13-12 in eight innings in game two. The Beavers (1-7, 1-1) are scheduled to face Johnson State College Sunday in NAC action at Marshwood. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 2 p.m.
  • Softball returns from layoff with two losses at Bowdoin
    April 07, 2011
    The University of Maine at Farmington softball team returned from a month-long break to fall to Bowdoin College 1-0 and 11-0 this afternoon in non-conference action at Pickard Field. The Beavers (0-6), who hadn't played since March 5, are scheduled to open North Atlantic Conference action against Lyndon State College Saturday at Marshwood High School in Eliot at 10 a.m. The games and Sunday's twinbill against Johnson State College were moved to Marshwood due to unplayable field conditions in Vermont.
  • Softball finishes Beach Blast with pair of defeats
    March 05, 2011
    The University of Maine at Farmington softball team fell to Franklin & Marshall College 10-2 and Virginia Wesleyan College 21-0 at the final day of the VWC Beach Blast today. Both games went five innings due to the eight-run rule.
  • Two losses for softball to open season
    March 04, 2011
    The University of Maine at Farmington softball team opened its season today at the Virginia Wesleyan College Beach Blast with a 3-2 loss to Virginia Intermont College in eight innings and a 13-4 loss to Randolph College in five innings. The Beavers (0-2) are scheduled to be back in action Saturday at the VWC Beach Blast against Franklin & Marshall at 2 p.m. and host VWC at 4 p.m.
  • Softball travels to Virginia to open season
    March 03, 2011
    The University of Maine at Farmington softball team is scheduled to open its season this weekend as the Beavers will travel to Virginia to take part in the Virginia Wesleyan College Beach Blast. Farmington -- headed on its first-ever trip to warmer climates for the season start -- is scheduled to face Virginia Intermont (2 p.m.) and Randolph (4 p.m.) Friday and Franklin & Marshall (2 p.m.) and Virginia Wesleyan (4 p.m.) at the VWC Beach Blast.
  • Softball pegged for fifth in NAC preseason poll
    February 17, 2011
    The University of Maine at Farmington softball team was chosen fifth in the North Atlantic Conference preseason poll as selected by NAC coaches. In 2010, the Beavers went 14-14 overall and placed third in the NAC with a 9-5 record. Farmington reached the NAC championship round for the fourth straight season.