Amherst's Mendoker to transfer to UMass

Former Massachusetts Gatorade softball Player of the Year award winner and Amherst-Pelham standout Emma Mendoker is returning home, the Daily Hampshire Gazette's Jim Pignatiello reports today.

After an injury-shortened freshman year at East Carolina, the hurler plans to transfer to UMass-Amherst.

Menoker is recovering from surgery on her pitching arm, after suffering a torn biceps tendon at the start of the season. She will join former Amherst teammate and fellow ESPN Boston All-Stater Quianna Diaz-Patterson (who was recently named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year) with the Minutemen.