Softball

Ashley Waters' team won its first home game of the year, largely thanks to Heinen's contributions. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Alex Heinen thrives in softball’s home opener vs. Providence

Seeing pitch after pitch and hitting foul ball after foul ball, Boston University first baseman Alex Heinen was locked in a third-inning battle with Providence College pitcher Christina Ramirez. By about the third foul ball in a row, Heinen, at the plate with the bases loaded and two outs, didn’t stray away from her normal strategy. Instead, the freshman looked […]

by Andrew Battifarano· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Lauren Hynes was strong on the mound, giving BU's offense a chance to get hot. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Softball surges past Providence College in home opener

A bases-clearing double from freshman first baseman Alex Heinen was the difference in Wednesday’s game, as the Boston University softball team was able to fend off Providence College in a 10-2 game that lasted five innings due to mercy rule. Coming into Wednesday’s game against the Friars (10-11), the Terriers (9-11) were looking to continue the success they had over […]

by Joe Calabrese· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Lauren Hynes was recently named the Patriot League Pitcher of the Week. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

Softball readies for home opener vs. Providence College

It took 19 games, four tournaments and multiple plane trips, but the Boston University softball team is back home. For the first time this season, BU (8-11) will play a game on campus, taking on Providence College Wednesday at 4 p.m. They might be trading the warm days in California for partly cloudy, mid-50s weather in Boston, but the Terriers […]

by Andrew Battifarano· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Brittany Younan leads BU with 24 hits on the year. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

Softball finishes California trip strongly, sweeps Mizuno Invitational

While it’s only the middle of March, the Boston University softball team has already competed in nearly 20 games, and that’s largely because of the 10 games it played over spring break in California. The Terriers (8-11) saw action in the San Diego Classic, Mizuno Invitational and three non-tournament games, earning five wins and five losses in total. Results were […]

by Jonathan Sigal· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Emma Wong is one of many Terrier players who will return home to California this weekend. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

San Diego Classic, California homecoming await BU softball

After beginning its season with two East Coast Tournaments, the Boston University softball team will head out to California to partake in the San Diego Classic. BU’s (3-6) roster is laden with players who call California home, making the five games from Friday morning to Sunday evening a homecoming of sorts for veterans and newcomers alike. The Terriers will face […]

by James Mattone· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Lauren Hynes has emerged as BU's "ace" pitcher. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

Softball Notebook: Ashley Waters shares on Heinen, Younan and more

Alex Heinen making immediate impact The Boston University softball team encountered mixed results in season-opening games at the Charleston Southern University Tournament and the Florida Atlantic University Invitational, and one bright spot emerged from the two trips. Freshman catcher Alex Heinen, who came to BU (3-6) as a two-year captain of her high school team, has thrived under the tutelage […]

by Jonathan Sigal· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Brittany Younan enjoyed a strong weekend for BU while down in Florida. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

Softball encounters mixed results at FAU Invitational

After opening its season in South Carolina, the Boston University softball team went down to the Sunshine State to partake in the Florida Atlantic University Invitational, earning mixed results along the way. With five contests occurring from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon, the Terriers (3-6) won two contests and dropped three, with all but one game being decided by more […]

by Jonathan Sigal· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports, Uncategorized
The BU softball team will try and build upon its 1-3 start to the year. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

FAU Tournament awaits BU softball

Coming off what Boston University head coach Ashley Waters described as “a really great week of practice,” the BU softball team will partake in a five-game tournament hosted by Florida Atlantic University. Starting Friday morning and carrying through Sunday afternoon, the Terriers (1-3) will take on teams from all over the country. Columbia University and the University of Maryland await […]

by Joe Calabrese· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Despite finishing 1-3 on the weekend, Ashley Waters assured there were positives elements. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

Softball encounters mixed results at CSU Tournament

With expectations to win each game of its opening tournaments, a 1-3 start to the season was not the one the Boston University softball team hoped for. But in the larger picture, the four-game Charlestown Southern University Tournament arguably meant more than just wins and losses. It represented one of the first times BU (1-3) could trade the confines of […]

by Andrew Battifarano· · 1 comment · Softball, Sports
Sophomore Emma Wong was named to the Patriot League All-Conference Second Team last year. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

Softball readies for opening weekend, trip to Charleston

After spending much of the school year practicing indoors, the Boston University softball team will open the 2016 season this weekend in the Charleston Southern University Tournament. The Terriers (0-0) will kick off the year with a set of double-headers as they matchup with Western Carolina University and Charleston Southern (3-0) Friday, then square off against Western Carolina (4-1) and […]

by Nick Frazier· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports