SoftballMay 15, 2016 NCAA Regional: WPI Hands Tufts 4-2 Loss Kristin Gallagher hit a pair of clutch, two-out, two-run singles as the WPI softball team won an NCAA Regional title with a 4-2 victory against host...
SoftballMay 14, 2016 NCAA Regional: Tufts Defeats Salve Regina, 4-1 Cassie Ruscz drove in four runs, including a three-run home run, as the Tufts University softball team defeated Salve Regina University 4-1 in game...
SoftballMay 14, 2016 NCAA Regional: Williams Defeats Johnson & Wales, 6-1 Williams advanced to Sunday's Regional Championship following a 6-1 win over Johnson & Wales on Saturday.
SoftballMay 14, 2016 NCAA Regional: Williams Stays Alive with 9-0 Win The Williams College Ephs (33-10) shut out the Western Connecticut State University Colonials (23-18) 9-0 in Game 4 of the NCAA regional tournament.
SoftballMay 14, 2016 NCAA Regional: Tufts Loses in Extra Innings to WPI Lindsay Gurska sent an RBI single through the right side in the bottom of the eighth as WPI edged Tufts, 3-2, in eight innings at the 2016 NCAA...
SoftballMay 13, 2016 NCAA Regional: Williams Falls to Johnson & Wales, 9-0 (5 inn.) In the first round of NCAA Regionals, Johnson & Wales pitcher Jennifer Corona threw a two-hitter against Williams College to lead her team to a...
SoftballMay 13, 2016 NCAA Regional: Tufts Shuts Out Becker, 2-0 Erica County threw a six-hit shutout and Cassie Ruscz had both RBIs as the Tufts softball team opened 2016 NCAA play with a 2-0 win over Becker...
SoftballMay 10, 2016 NESCAC Softball All-Conference Teams Released Williams senior Erica Li and Tufts junior Cassie Ruscz have been selected as the NESCAC Co-Players of the Year as voted upon by the conference...
SoftballMay 9, 2016 Softball Weekly Release #8 Tufts junior Cassie Ruscz and Williams first-year Mackenzie Murphy have been selected as the NESCAC Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectiv...
SoftballMay 9, 2016 Tufts and Williams Receive NCAA Softball Tournament Bids Tufts and Williams will represent the NESCAC in the 2016 NCAA Softball Tournament when regional action gets underway on Friday. Both institutions will...
May 9, 2016
Cassie Ruscz

Cassie Ruscz
Tufts University
Junior • Designated Player • Wolcott, Conn.

Ruscz set tournament records for home runs with four and runs batted in with 12 as Tufts advanced to the championship round. Her grand slam punctuated an 11-run first inning in game six against Williams as Tufts forced a deciding game seven with a 13-6 win. She then hit a two-run home run in the first inning of game seven to give Tufts a 2-0 lead. In the Jumbos’ first game of the weekend against Amherst, Ruscz’s two-run single highlighted a four-run fifth inning as Tufts came from behind for a 5-3 win in a game started on Friday and continued Saturday. She finished the weekend with a 1.056 slugging percentage, and scored five runs to have a hand in 17 of the Jumbos’ 28 total runs.

Mackenzie Murphy

Mackenzie Murphy
Williams College
First Year • Diablo, Calif.

Murphy picked up two of the three Williams wins, as the Ephs claimed their first  NESCAC championship since 2006. She walked three and struck out four over 12 innings, while giving up 19 hits in two wins over Tufts. She also batted .500 for the tournament (6-for-12) with two doubles and 5 RBIs.

Performer of the Week Archive

2016 East

School Conf Overall
Tufts 12-0 30-12
Trinity 6-6 18-14
Bowdoin 6-6 21-15-2
Colby 6-6 15-15
Bates 0-12 5-32

2016 West

School Conf Overall
Williams 10-2 35-11
Amherst 7-5 24-12
Wesleyan 5-7 21-14
Middlebury 5-7 21-11
Hamilton 3-9 12-24
Sun, May 15, 2016 Final
3 at Williams
Sun, May 15, 2016 Final
4 at Williams
Sun, May 15, 2016 Final
2 at Tufts
Sat, May 14, 2016 Final
1 Salve Regina
4 at Tufts
Sat, May 14, 2016 Final
6 Williams
1 at Johnson & Wales
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