2013 Softball News

  • Softball Players Earn Academic Honors
    September 30, 2013
    Eight members of the Middlebury College softball team earned academic honors when the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) announced its scholar athletes. Each honoree must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher through the spring season. 
  • Hoffman & Poracky Named To All-Region Team
    May 16, 2013
    Middlebury College softball players Jessa Hoffman (Golden, Colo.) and Jessica Poracky (Ramsey, N.J.) have earned All-New England Region honors by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Hoffman is a four-time All-NESCAC selection, while Poracky is now a three-time second-team All-Region honoree.
  • Hoffman Earns Academic Honor
    May 14, 2013
    Middlebury College softball player Jessa Hoffman (Golden, Colo.) has been named a District I First-Team Academic All-American by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). The senior shortstop is a molecular biology/biochemistry major at Middlebury, who will graduate later this month.
  • Three Softball Players Earn NESCAC Honors
    May 09, 2013
    Three members of the Middlebury College softball team were honored when the NESCAC announced its all-league teams. Senior Jessa Hoffman (Golden, Colo.) and junior Elizabeth Morris (Kenilworth, Ill.) both were named to the first team, while senior Jessica Poracky (Ramsey, N.J.) earned second-team honors.
  • Softball Eliminated From NESCAC Tournament
    May 04, 2013
    Middlebury fell to Tufts 1-0 in the winners bracket before being eliminated 5-1 by Bowdoin at the 2013 NESCAC Softball Championship. The victory put the Polar Bears into the finals on Sunday where they fell to Tufts. The Panthers end their season with a record of 26-11.
  • Softball Advances In NESCAC Tourney
    May 03, 2013
    Elizabeth Morris fired a three-hit shutout and Jessica Poracky drove home all three runs as Middlebury won 3-0 over Bowdoin in game two of the NESCAC Softball Championship at Tufts University's Spicer Field on Friday. The Panthers (26-9) advance in the winner's bracket and will play host Tufts in game four of the tournament on Saturday at 12:30 pm.
  • Softball Headed To NESCAC Championship Weekend
    May 02, 2013
    Middlebury will look for its second NESCAC Championship this weekend when they travel to Tufts for the 2013 tournament. Game one gets underway in Medford, Mass. on Friday with the host Jumbos taking on Wesleyan at 2:30 p.m. The Polar Bears and the Panthers will clash in the nightcap beginning at 5 p.m. Action continues on Saturday, May 4, and concludes on Sunday, May 5.
  • Softball Takes Two From Johnson State
    April 30, 2013
    The Middlebury softball team picked up a pair of non-league wins at Johnson State on Tuesday. The Panthers (25-9) earned a 17-0 win in game one, picking up a 3-2 victory in an eight-inning night cap. The Badgers end their season with an 8-19 mark. Middlebury returns to action on Friday at the NESCAC Tournament hosted by Tufts.
  • Softball Sweeps Wesleyan, Earns NESCAC West Top Seed
    April 27, 2013
    Middlebury swept Wesleyan in a double-header at Wesleyan to wrap-up the top seed in the NESCAC West standings with a 10-2 conference mark while improving to 23-9 overall.   Middlebury will play Bowdoin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3rd  to start the double-elimination tournament hosted by NESCAC East top-seed Tufts.
  • Softball Wins At Wesleyan - Clinches Tourney Bid
    April 26, 2013
    Middlebury took game one of a three game NESCAC West series at Wesleyan, clinching a spot in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament. The Panthers let a 4-0 lead get away in the fifth but rallied to retake the lead with a three-run homer by Kimber Sable in the sixth for the 8-7 win.
  • Softball Drops A Pair At Keene State
    April 23, 2013
    Middlebury dropped a pair of non-league games on Tuesday afternoon at Keene State. The Owls scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning and held on for a 4-3 win in the opener. Katie Newell was the story in the second game, pitching a complete game two hitter with five strikeouts and a walk in a 2-0 shutout victory.
  • Hoffman Becomes New All-Time Hits Leader In Split With Williams
    April 20, 2013
    Jessa Hoffman became Middlebury’s all-time hits leader with 177 as the Panthers (20-7, 7-2) split a twin-bill with Williams (12-18, 5-4) in NESCAC West action. The hosts dropped the opener 4-1, ending a 14-game winning streak, but took the night-cap 10-2 in six innings.
  • Softball Win Streak Moved to 14 With Win Over Williams
    April 19, 2013
    Middlebury topped Williams 3-0 in the first game of a three-game series against the NESCAC West rival. The 14th win in a row moves the Panthers to 19-6, overall and 6-1 in the NESCAC West. The Middlebury streak is its longest since the Panthers notched 17 consecutive wins back in 2010.
  • Softball Wins Twinbill Against Plymouth State
    April 17, 2013
    Middlebury swept Plymouth State in a home series 4-2 and 6-1 respectively, pushing Middlebury’s winning streak to 13 in a row. Jessica Poracky owns a personal streak for Middlebury, hitting safely in 12 straight games, as Middlebury (18-6) wraps up their home schedule with a pivotal three-game NESCAC West series against Williams beginning on Friday.
  • Poracky Earns NESCAC Player Of The Week Honors
    April 15, 2013
    Middlebury College softball player Jessica Poracky (Ramsey, N.J.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The senior hit .667 last week as Middlebury earned a perfect 5-0 mark. She ended the week with two doubles, two triples, 13 RBI, while scoring five runs.
  • Win Streak Hits 11 For Softball
    April 14, 2013
    Middlebury scored three runs in the top of the eighth, breaking open a 7-7 game en route to a 10-8 win over the Continentals, sweeping the three-game NESCAC West series. The teams combined for 26 hits as a total of 10 different players had two hits in the contest. With the win, the Panthers’ win streak hits 11 in a row (16-6, 5-1), while Hamilton, who has yet to play at home this season, drops to 7-18 overall and 1-8 in NESCAC West action.
  • Softball Takes First Two From Hamilton
    April 13, 2013
    Middlebury (15-6, 4-1) swept a pair from NESCAC West rival Hamilton, taking game one 4-2, while topping the Continentals 10-1 in six innings in game two. Although the games were at Middlebury, the Panthers were the visiting team as the series was moved from Hamilton (7-17, 1-7) due to poor field conditions. The teams return to action playing the final game of their three-game series at 11 A.M.
  • Softball Series Moved To Middlebury
    April 12, 2013
    Due to impending weather and field conditions, the Middlebury @ Hamilton softball series scheduled for Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th has been moved to Middlebury. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 3:30 p.m., with a single game on Sunday at 11:00.
  • Softball Dominates Skidmore In Double-Header Sweep
    April 10, 2013
    Middlebury swept a double-header against visiting Skidmore, winning both games in inning-shortened fashion. The Panthers (13-6) won the opener 9-0 in six innings and took the night-cap 8-0 in five innings. For the twin-bill, Middlebury collected 22 hits and scored 17 runs in only 11 innings, while holding the Thoroughbred to five hits.
  • Hoffman Ties School Mark As Softball Takes Two At Union
    April 04, 2013
    The Middlebury softball team moved to 11-6 on the year with a two-game sweep at Union. The Panthers picked up a 7-1 win in game two, before needing just six innings to pick up a 10-2 victory in the second game. Jessa Hoffman tied the school record with two homers in game one, finishing the day 5-7 with a double, five RBI and four runs scored.
  • Softball Takes Two At Castleton
    April 02, 2013
    Middlebury outscored Castleton 18-2 en route to a sweep of a doubleheader Tuesday at Spartan Field.  The Panthers earned a 10-2 win in five innings for a game one victory, picking up a 7-0 win in the nightcap.
  • Hoffman Earns NESCAC Player Of The Week Honors
    April 01, 2013
    Middlebury College softball player Jessa Hoffman (Golden, Colo.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Hoffman had a huge week for the Panthers, hitting .696 over seven games, including an on-base percentage of .741. The senior shortstop belted two doubles, scored 10 runs and drove in eight.
  • Softball Takes Two From Amherst
    March 30, 2013
    Middlebury scored 21 runs on 23 hits on its way to a two-game sweep of Amherst (12-5, 1-2) in a NESCAC West twinbill on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers took game one 10-4, before earning an 11-3 walk-off win in the bottom of the sixth in game two. Middlebury (7-6, 2-1) takes the three-game series 2-1 after falling 4-3 in game one on Friday.
  • Late Rally Falls Short As Softball Drops Home-Opener To Amherst
    March 29, 2013
    Trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the seventh against Amherst, Middlebury (5-6, 0-1) rallied to score three runs, but stranded the tying runner on third in a 4-3 home-opening loss. The two teams are scheduled to complete their three-game NESCAC West series with a twin-bill tomorrow at noon.
  • Softball Ends Spring Trip
    March 27, 2013
    Middlebury got off to a great start on part two of its spring break trip, taking a 6-5 win over Colby and an 8-4 win over sixth-ranked Eastern Connecticut. The Panthers exploded for six runs in the third against Colby, holding off a five-run charge in the sixth by the Mules to secure the win.
  • Softball Opens Season In Florida
    March 25, 2013
    The Middlebury softball team opened up its season with a 12-3 win over Western Connecticut in a game played in Clermont, Florida. The Panthers struck for six runs in the first inning and added four in the fourth on their way to the win.