Under new leadership, Softball starts season with spring break trip

The Jumbos begin their season this week under the new leadership of interim head coach Lauren Ebstein. While the late-winter snow continues to thaw here in Massachusetts, the team travels to Clermont, Kissimmee and Winter Haven, Fla. for their annual season-opening spring break trip. Cheryl Milligan, the winningest coach in terms of total games and win percentage, […]

Jumbos return to splendid form in 2018

Following a disappointing 2017 campaign, the Tufts softball team got back on track in 2018, finishing the regular season with a 28–7 record en route to reclaiming its spot among Div. III’s upper echelon. Despite losing 5–1 to the Williams Ephs in the NESCAC semifinals, the Jumbos earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the final game of the Northeast Regional against […]

Tufts posts wins over Colby, Babson to maintain strong NESCAC position

The Tufts softball team (19–6, 7–2 NESCAC) was victorious in all three of its games against Colby over the weekend, as well as in its lone completed match against Babson on Tuesday. The Jumbos hosted the Beavers (20–10) for a scheduled doubleheader on Tuesday. In the early game, the visitors took the lead on a two-run home run from senior designated player Erica Pavlo […]

Tufts takes two of three in weekend series with Bowdoin

The Tufts softball team played a trio of crucial games last weekend — its first series against a NESCAC opponent in the 2018 season. In a three-game homestand against the Bowdoin Polar Bears (14–5), the Jumbos were able to pick up wins in two of the three games. After two victories for Tufts that featured strong pitching […]

Tufts reinvigorated following disappointing 2017 season

After an unsatisfactory end to last year’s campaign, the Tufts softball team is back with a score to settle. Tufts coach Cheryl Milligan described the team’s 2017 season as one of their worst in its recent history: the Jumbos’ 65-game unbeaten streak in the NESCAC East Division was snapped by the Trinity Bantams, and the Jumbos missed out […]

Jumbos take two out-of-three from Polar Bears

The Jumbos (18-12) concluded their 12-game road trip this weekend by traveling to Pickard Field in Brunswick, Maine for a three-game swing against their NESCAC East rivals, the Bowdoin Polar Bears (24-8). Although the Polar Bears entered the series on a 12-game winning streak, the Jumbos won two out of three games to keep their […]

Jumbos 5-1 in April games, face three-game series at Trinity

After wet weather washed out a week of games, the Jumbos (14-6) returned to the diamond eager to extend their four-game winning streak that began during spring break. The team played six games in four days, starting with home contests against the Colby Mules (7-12) and the Bates Bobcats (5-7) before traveling to face the […]

Softball unable to extend NESCAC and NCAA title streaks

Tufts softball’s season ended on May 15, with a 4-2 loss to WPI in the NCAA tournament’s regional championship round. After three consecutive NCAA titles, the early exit was disappointing for coach Cheryl Milligan’s talent-packed team. Tufts also fell to Williams in the final game of the NESCAC championship tournament over the weekend of May 6-8. […]