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Emerson College's student newspaper

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The Emerson softball team (courtesy of Claire Overton)

Emerson softball dazzles in spring break play, looks ahead to season

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
March 22, 2023

After a promising start to their season in Florida over spring break, the Emerson softball team is looking to build off of their success in the Sunshine State with 26 more games until a potential postseason. The...

Emerson Basbeball. (Photo Credit: Anna Schoenmann Courtesy of Matt Horan)

Baseball and softball teams start fall ball

By Abigail Lott
October 12, 2022

Emerson’s baseball and softball teams returned to the field three weeks ago, well ahead of the ordinary start date. The softball team finished its non-traditional season last week, practicing four...

The softball team are 13-15 in 2022 with eight games left to play.

Softball hosts annual sexual assault awareness games

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
April 21, 2022

The softball team hosted its fifth annual Sexual Assault Awareness game in a doubleheader against Babson College on Friday. The initiative was started years ago by a former member of the team, according...

First-year utility Sam Zannotti went 3-5 over the doubleheader against Lesley College scoring three times while driving in two.

Shutout and shutdown: softball doubles down on victory against Lesley

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
March 30, 2022

Emerson’s softball team triumphed in a doubleheader against Lesley College on Sunday, winning both games to bring the season record to 12-4. The string of victories is only the latest in a strong...

Lowe has recorded a team-best .337 batting average and 52 runs batted in during her career so far.

Senior Spotlight: Softball team celebrates Lindsey Lowe’s career ahead of final season

By José Ríos
March 10, 2021

Over her three-year career at Emerson, senior Lindsey Lowe established herself as the best hitter on the softball team.  In her time as a Lion, Lowe amassed a .337 batting average and 52 runs batted...

The season will consist of conference play only and official competitions will begin on March 13.

Coaches plan to adjust scouting processes amid pandemic

By Kayla Buck
April 20, 2020

Emerson coaches are taking a new approach to scouting this spring after high schools decided to cancel their sports seasons in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The National Collegiate Athletic...

Courtesy of Kate Foultz

Softball looks to reach new heights as season nears

By Megan Maclaren
February 26, 2020

The softball team ranked fifth in the NEWMAC conference in 2019. This season, with nine players entering their sophomore season, the team is aiming to not only return to the playoffs but climb higher in...

Senior catcher Kallista Leonardos played in every game so far this season and totals 33 hits. Photo by Aaron J. Miller / Beacon Staff

Senior enters professional draft after softball senior day

By Andrew Lin
April 19, 2019

Senior catcher Kallista Leonardos announced her intention to enter the American Softball Association draft on Friday at the softball team’s senior day. “I’ll be entering [the draft] and hopefully...

Freshman Lexi Semanchik plays first-base and hit one home run this season. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Softball one spot shy of playoffs with two doubleheaders remaining

By Peirce Eldredge
April 17, 2019

As the softball team heads into its final weekend in the conference regular season, the Lions have a chance to make the playoffs with two doubleheader games remaining. The Lions hold a conference record...

The Lions defeated Coast Guard 9-0 in the first match of their doubleheader.  Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Softball goes 1-1 in third annual Sexual Assault Awareness doubleheader

By Andrew Lin
April 6, 2019

The softball team went 1-1 in a doubleheader against the United States Coast Guard Academy for its third annual Sexual Assault Awareness games on Saturday afternoon. As part of the tradition of the...

Softball head coach Phil McElroy (center) is one of many coaches who developed an online recruiting approach.

Softball adds nine new players to build on last year’s success

By Andrew Lin
March 10, 2019

The softball coaching staff revamped the team’s roster from last season and added nine new players in hopes of making a second consecutive conference playoff appearance. Last year, the softball team...

Jill Gearin 18 played softball at Emerson for four years. Photo Courtesy of Jill Gearin

Alumna becomes third female broadcaster in Minor League Baseball history

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
November 12, 2018

Jill Gearin ‘18 will become the third female broadcaster in Minor League Baseball history as she joins the Visalia Rawhide as a radio play-by-play commentator in January. Gearin—who majored in...

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

Lions aim for playoff spot after hot start

By Dylan Rossiter, Emerson '21
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...

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

Freshman pitcher dominates NEWMAC

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...

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