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Turf, locker rooms upgraded at Rotch Field

The softball diamond on Rotch Field now has dugouts for both teams. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff.

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

September 6, 2018

Rotch Field—Emerson’s home venue for soccer, lacrosse, and softball—underwent renovations to improve the facility over the summer. The renovations include a replacement of the field’s turf surface, the addition of dugouts for softball games, more bleachers for spectators, and new locker room...

Softball secures first NEWMAC playoff spot

Senior Molly Goldstein fields a ground ball. Courtesy of Jillian Gearin.

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

April 22, 2018

Emerson’s softball team will face Babson College Beavers in the first round of the playoffs for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference after clinching the program’s first playoff appearance since joining the conference in 2013. The Lions clinched a 4-3 victory over Wheaton College in extra i...

Outstanding pitcher claims Beacon Women’s Lion of the Year

Neely Eddleston (center) is tied for second in the NEWMAC in wins. Courtesy of Jillian Gearin.

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

April 19, 2018

With the spring season winding down, and commencement just a few weeks away, we are pleased to announce our Lions of the Year. Our staff selected one outstanding male and one outstanding female athlete who consistently performed at a high level throughout a given season. Emerson’s softball t...

Softball to host sexual assault awareness game

At last year's event, the softball team raised $1,000 for RAINN. Courtesy of Jillian Gearin

By Dylan Rossiter, Operations Managing Editor

April 12, 2018

During Jillian Gearin’s junior year, a discussion about Colin Kaepernick and other sports figures using their platforms to promote social causes came up in her sports reporting class. The conversation got the infielder thinking about what Emerson's softball team could do to help the college communit...

Lions aim for playoff spot after hot start

Jillian Gearin, who is batting .290 with 10 RBI, steps up to the plate. Courtesy of Jillian Gearin

By Dylan Rossiter, Operations Managing Editor

April 12, 2018

Emerson softball is poised to make the playoffs for the first time since joining the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference in 2014. The Lions, 15-9 (3-7 NEWMAC), were picked to finish in last place in the conference's preseason coaches' poll. However, with six games left in NEWMAC pl...

Freshman pitcher dominates NEWMAC

Eddleston traveled to Italy in high school to promote the return of softball to the Olympics. Photo: Zivah Solomon/Beacon Correspondent

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

April 12, 2018

Freshman pitcher Neely Eddleston did not expect to play a big role going into her first season at Emerson. However, in the second week of the season, she was named pitcher of the week for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. The West Wareham, Massachusetts native is tied for first in the ...

Softball: Lions split doubleheader to open conference play

The Lions won the first game over WPI 9-8, before losing the second 9-5. Photo: Max Wildstein/Beacon Correspondent

By Max Wildstein

March 26, 2018

Emerson softball continued its hot start to the season against Worcester Polytechnic Institute in a Saturday afternoon conference doubleheader at home. The Lions took the first game, 9-8, before falling to the Engineers 9-5 in the second. Starting off, the odds were not in the Lions’ favor in the Ne...