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  • Southern Maine Earns 2013 NCAA Baseball Runner Up Honors
    May 28, 2013
    APPLETON, Wis. -- The University of Southern Maine Huskies' record-breaking season came to an end Tuesday as Linfield College sophomore right-hander Chris Haddeland (McMinnville, Ore.) held them to one run on eight hits as the Wildcats defeated the Huskies, 4-1, to win the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament played at Fox Cities Stadium.
  • Game 12: Leavitt Hurls Southern Maine Past Wis-Stevens Point
    May 27, 2013
    APPLETON, Wis. -- Freshman left-hander Tyler Leavitt (North Andover, Mass.) hurled a complete-game four-hitter as the University of Southern Maine Huskies defeated the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Pointers, 8-1, in an elimination game of the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament being played at Fox Cities Stadium.
  • GAME 9: Southern Maine Eliminates Webster, 7-2
    May 26, 2013
    APPLETON, Wis. -- Junior John Carey (South Portland, Maine) hit his second home run of the season leading off the sixth inning to snap a 2-2 tie and the University of Southern Maine Huskies went on to defeat the Webster (Mo.) University Gorloks 7-2 Sunday afternoon in an elimination game of the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament being played at Fox Cities Stadium.
  • GAME 1: Southern Maine Edges Millsaps In 10 Innings, 2-1
    May 24, 2013
    APPLETON, Wis. -- Junior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) grounded a bases-loaded single through the right side of a drawn-in infield to score sophomore Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.) in the top of the 10th inning as the University of Southern Maine Huskies defeated the Millsaps College Majors, 2-1, in the opening game of the 2013 NCAA Division III College World Series being played at Fox Cities Stadium.
  • Southern Maine Sweeps D3Baseball.com All-New England Honors
    May 20, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The University of Southern Maine swept the D3Baseball.com All-New England major awards this afternoon, when the national publication released its annual All-Region teams.
  • Southern Maine Captures NCAA New England Championship
    May 19, 2013
    HARWICH, Mass. -- Junior left-hander Logan Carman (Newfields, N.H.) spun his second career shutout in five days as the University of Southern Maine Huskies blanked the Endicott College Gulls, 9-0, Sunday afternoon to win the 2013 NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament played at Whitehouse Field.
  • Dexter Powers Southern Maine Past Endicott, 5-2
    May 18, 2013
    HARWICH, Mass. -- Freshman Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine) hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to snap a 2-2 tie as the University of Southern Maine came from behind to defeat Endicott College 5-2 in Game 14 of the NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament at Whitehouse Field. The Huskies' victory forces the "if necessary" game Sunday (12 p.m.) with the winner gaining a berth in the NCAA Division III National Championship next week in Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Richards Pitches Southern Maine Into NCAA Regional Final
    May 18, 2013
    HARWICH, Mass. -- Sophomore right-hander Andrew Richards (South Portland, Maine) made his first start of the season a memorable one pitching a five-hit shutout as the top-seeded University of Southern Maine defeated fourth-seeded Western New England University 7-0 in Game 13 of the 2013 NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament being played at Whitehouse Field.
  • Southern Maine Rallies Past Western New England
    May 16, 2013
    HARWICH, Mass. -- Down 5-0 after five innings, the top-seeded University of Southern Maine baseball team rallied for four runs in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh to defeat fourth-seeded Western New England University, 6-5, in Game Seven of the NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament being played at Whitehouse Field.
  • Carman Spins 3-Hitter As Southern Maine Blanks Daniel Webster
    May 15, 2013
    HARWICH, Mass. -- Junior left-hander Logan Carman (Newfields, N.H.) spun a three-hitter en route to his first career shutout as the top-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies opened play in the 2013 NCAA New England Regional Tournament by blanking the eighth-seeded Daniel Webster College Eagles, 5-0, at Whitehouse Field.
  • Little East Announces 2013 Baseball Awards Program
    May 14, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Southern Maine became just the second institution in conference history to earn at least a share of each of the four major honors, when the Little East announced its 2013 baseball awards program this afternoon. In addition to the major awards program, the eight conference coaches honored 26 student-athletes on the All-Little East teams. The top team was comprised of 12 players, while 14 student-athletes were recognized on the second squad.
  • 2013 Little East Baseball Report #10
    May 13, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine senior Nick Grady (Whitefield, N.H.) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Little East Baseball Championship this past weekend.
  • Southern Maine Earns No. 1 Seed In New England Region
    May 13, 2013
    GORHAM, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine baseball team, champions of the Little East Conference, has received the top seed in the NCAA Division III New Regional Tournament that begins Wednesday at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, Mass.
  • UMass Dartmouth Advances To Championship Round
    May 11, 2013
    GORHAM, Maine -- The fifth-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs built an early six-run lead, then held off the second-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors, 7-6, in an elimination game of the 2013 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament Saturday morning at the USM Baseball Stadium.
  • Southern Maine Captures 4th Baseball Championship
    May 11, 2013
    GORHAM, Maine -- For the second straight year, the University of Southern Maine baseball team has won the Little East Conference championship. The top-seeded Huskies defeated the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs, 4-2, Saturday afternoon to capture the title.
  • GAME 6: Balanced Offense Carrys Eastern Past UMass Boston
    May 10, 2013
    GORHAM, Maine -- Junior Nik Vervaris (Plainfield, Conn.) went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a game-high three RBI to lead four players with multiple hits as the Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors baseball team defeated the University of Massachusetts Boston Beacons 9-1 in Game Six of the Little East Conference Tournament at USM Baseball Stadium Friday morning.
  • GAME 7: Chadwick Leads USM Into Championship Round
    May 10, 2013
    ORHAM, Maine -- The top-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies pounded out 25 hits en route to a 22-9 victory over the second-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors Friday afternoon in Game Seven of the Little East Conference Championship Tournament being played at the USM Baseball Stadium.
  • GAME 4: Boff, UMass Dartmouth Eliminate Western Connecticut
    May 09, 2013
    ORHAM, Maine -- Junior right-hander Karney Boff (Dighton, Mass.) pitched eight innings of two-hit ball while striking out a season-high nine to lead the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs past the Western Connecticut State University Colonials, 2-1, in an elimination game of the Little East Conference Tournament at USM Baseball Stadium Thursday morning.
  • GAME 5: Yates Pitches Southern Maine Past Keene State, 4-0
    May 09, 2013
    GORHAM, Maine -- Senior right-hander Ryan Yates (Norway, Maine) tossed 7.2 innings of three-hit shutout ball while striking out four to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies baseball team past the Keene State College Owls 4-0 in Game Five of the Little East Conference Tournament at USM Baseball Stadium Thursday afternoon.
  • GAME 1: Southern Maine Powers Past Western Connecticut, 13-2
    May 08, 2013
    GORHAM, Maine -- Senior Tucker White (Deerfield, N.H.) went 3 for 3 with four runs scored and two RBI as the top-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies defeated the sixth-seeded Western Connecticut State University Colonials 13-2 in the opening game of the 2013 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament being played at the USM Baseball Stadium.
  • GAME 2: Eastern Edges UMass Dartmouth, 10-9
    May 08, 2013
    GORHAM, Maine -- The Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors baseball team scored four runs in the final two innings to take a one-run lead and hung on to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs 10-9 in Game Two of the Little East Conference Baseball Tournament at USM Baseball Stadium Wednesday afternoon.
  • GAME 3: Pena, UMass Boston Push Past Keene State
    May 08, 2013
    GORHAM, Maine -- The fourth-seeded University of Massachusetts Boston Beacons pounded out 17 hits en route to a 12-9 victory over the third-seeded Keene State College Owls in the third game of the opening day in the six-team, double-elimination Little East Conference Baseball Tournament being played at the USM Baseball Stadium.
  • 2013 Little East Baseball Championship Bracket
    May 06, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – For the second-straight season, University of Southern Maine has captured the regular-season crown and earned the right to host the Little East Baseball Championship. The Huskies will serve as host for the sixth time in the 17-year history of the tournament at the Southern Maine Baseball Stadium in Gorham, Maine.
  • 2013 Little East Baseball Report #9
    May 06, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine senior Tucker White (Deerfield, N.H.) was named the Little East Baseball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Alberto Becomes Western All-Time Hits Leader
    April 30, 2013
    DANBURY, Conn. - Western Connecticut State University senior Chris Alberto (Trumbull, Conn.) had three hits in Tuesday's 8-7 victory over 19th ranked Ramapo College and became the Colonials' all-time hit leader.
  • 2013 Little East Baseball Report #8
    April 29, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. --University of Massachusetts Boston junior Lucas Ilges (Gloucester, Mass.) was named the Little East Baseball Pitcher of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Baseball Report #7
    April 22, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth sophomore Alex Newton (Saco, Maine) was named the Little East Baseball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Howe Reaches 500-Win Milestone
    April 18, 2013
    KEENE, N.H. — The Keene State College baseball team made sure Coach Ken Howe would get his 500th career victory, pounding out 13 hits on the way to posting a 15-5 non-conference win over Fitchburg State University at Owl Athletic Complex on Thursday.
  • 2013 Little East Baseball Report #6
    April 16, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior Tom Darby (Middletown, R.I.) was selected as the Little East Baseball Pitcher of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • White Named To D3Baseball.com Team of the Week
    April 16, 2013
    GORHAM, Maine -- For the second straight week, University of Southern Maine senior outfielder Tucker White (Deerfield, N.H.) was among the 13 players named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week released Tuesday afternoon (April 16) covering the week of April 8-14.
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2012 Little East Baseball News


  • 2012 Little East Spring All-Academic Teams Announced
    July 05, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office announced its 2012 Spring All-Academic Teams this afternoon. The conference honored a total of 148 student-athletes in its seven spring championship sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's lacrosse, softball, men's tennis, and men's and women's outdoor track and field.
  • Keene State Holds Off Bridgewater State, 3-2
    May 17, 2012
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Don't put the bats and balls away just yet. Keene State College extended its season at least for another day with a 3-2 victory over Bridgewater State University at the NCAA Division III Regional Baseball Tournament at the Eastern Baseball Stadium in Mansfield, Conn. on Thursday morning.
  • Bierfeldt Headlines NEIBA All-New England Teams
    May 16, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University junior outfielder Conor Bierfeldt (Torrington, Conn.) was named the 2012 New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Division III Player of the Year this morning.
  • 2012 All-Little East Baseball Teams Announced
    May 15, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Rhode Island College senior shortstop Kyle Allaire (Uxbridge, Mass.) and Western Connecticut State University junior outfielder Conor Bierfeldt (Torrington, Conn.) were selected as the Little East Co-Players of the Year this afternoon when the conference office announced its annual major awards programs and All-Little East Baseball Teams.
  • 2012 Little East Baseball Report #10
    May 14, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine senior pitcher Ben Ives (Portland, Maine) was selected as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 Little East Baseball Championship.
  • Keene State, Southern Maine Earn NCAA Bids
    May 14, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The 2012 NCAA Division III Selection Committee announced the 56-team NCAA Division III Baseball Championship field this morning.
  • Southern Maine Wins 2012 Little East Baseball Title
    May 13, 2012
    GORHAM, Maine -- Needing two victories on the final day of the 2012 Little East Conference Baseball Championship to take the title, the top-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies defeated the second-seeded Keene State College Owls 2-1 on an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning by sophomore Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine), then ended the sixth-seeded Plymouth State University Panthers improbable run in the tournament by beating the Panthers 6-1 in the championship game.
  • Southern Maine Outslugs Rhode Island College
    May 12, 2012
    GORHAM, Maine -- Sophomores John Carey (South Portland, Maine) and Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine) each had four RBI as the University of Southern Maine pounded out 18 hits en route to a 15-4 victory over the Rhode Island College Anchormen in an elimination game of the 2012 Little East Conference Baseball Championship Tournament being played at the USM Baseball Stadium.
  • Vitta Lifts Keene State To 12th Inning Victory Over Eastern
    May 11, 2012
    GORHAM, Maine – Sophomore second baseman Nick Vitta (Spofford, N.H.) hit a seeing-eye single up the middle to drive in the decisive run in the top of the 12th inning as second-seeded Keene State edged fourth-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University 4-3 in Game 6 of the 2012 Little East Baseball Championship this afternoon on the campus of the University of Southern Maine.
  • Grasso, Anchormen Avoid Elimination With 10-5 Victory
    May 10, 2012
    Gorham, Maine—Freshman right fielder Dean Grasso (Cranston, R.I.) had a single, triple and home run, scored three times and knocked in three runs as third-seeded Rhode Island College downed sixth-seeded Plymouth State, 10-5, in game five of the 2012 Little East Conference Tournament played at the University of Southern Maine Baseball Stadium on Thursday afternoon.
  • 2012 Little East Baseball Tournament Schedule Changes
    May 10, 2012
    GORHAM, Maine -- Due to inclement weather in the Gorham area, the 2012 Little East Baseball Championship is currently in a rain delay. The rain is expected to subside around 11:30 a.m. and the tournament will tentatively restart at 1 p.m.
  • Douglass Powers Southern Maine Past UMass Boston
    May 10, 2012
    GORHAM, Maine -- Junior left-hander Nick Douglass (Poland, Maine) struck out a season-high 10 batters in 4.2 innings of shutout relief work as the top-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies came from behind to defeat the fifth-seeded University of Massachusetts Boston Beacons 5-2 in an elimination game of the 2012 Little East Conference Baseball Championship Tournament being played at the USM Baseball Stadium.
  • 2012 Little East Baseball Report #8
    April 30, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston freshman Kyle Szatrowski (Agawam, Mass.) was named the Little East Pitcher and Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Szatrowski Throws UMass Boston's 1st No-Hitter
    April 26, 2012
    WALTHAM, Mass. - Freshman Kyle Szatrowski (Agawam, Mass.) took the mound Wednesday night against the Wentworth Institute of Technology looking to earn his first collegiate victory and gain some confidence.
  • 2012 Little East Baseball Report #7
    April 23, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College junior David Hoey (Lincoln, R.I.) was named the Little East Baseball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Kyle Allaire New Rhode Island College Hit King
    April 21, 2012
    Willimantic, Conn. - Senior shortstop Kyle Allaire (Uxbridge, Mass.) tied the Rhode Island College record with two hits in a 12-7 game one victory, then led off the top of the sixth in game two with a single to take sole possession of the milestone in an 8-0 shutout, as the Anchormen swept Eastern Connecticut in Little East Conference baseball action played at Eastern Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
  • 2012 Little East Baseball Report #6
    April 16, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College junior Chris Crutcher (Londonderry, N.H.) was named the Little East Baseball Pitcher of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Baseball Report #5
    April 09, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston junior Mike Consiglio Southbury, Conn.) was named the Little East Baseball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Bergstrom Named To D3Baseball.com Team of the Week
    April 03, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College senior Erik Bergstrom (Enfield, Conn.) was selected to the latest edition of the D3Baseball.com Team of the Week this morning.
  • 2012 Little East Baseball Report #4
    April 02, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior Evan Chamberlain (Amston, Conn.) was named the Little East Baseball Pitcher of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Baseball Report #3
    March 26, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College sophomore C.J. Tsoumakas (Hope, R.I.) was named the Little East Pitcher of the Week this afternoon.
  • 2012 Little East Baseball Report #2
    March 19, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. --Keene State College senior Erik Bergstrom (Enfield, Conn.) was selected as the Little East Player of the Week this afternoon for his performance during the Owls' Spring Break trip to Florida this past week.
  • 2012 Little East Baseball Report #1
    March 12, 2012
    NORT DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College senior Tim Thiesing (South Grafton, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Baseball Pitcher of the Week this afternoon after striking out a career-high 13 hitters against Husson.
  • Father & Son Face Off As Whitman Hosts Eastern Baseball
    February 20, 2012
    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Head coach Jared Holowaty and his Whitman College Missionaries are the underdogs -- no doubt about it -- as they prep for this weekend's East vs. West baseball battle against coach Bill Holowaty and his Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors.
  • Eastern Connecticut Predicted To Capture 2012 Baseball Title
    January 31, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University has been chosen as the favorite to capture the 2012 Little East baseball regular-season championship, according the annual coaches’ preseason poll released this afternoon by the conference office. The Warriors secured the top spot for the second time in the past three seasons after earning four first-place votes and 58 total points. Keene State College garnered a first place tally on one coaches’ ballot and received 55 total points to debut at No. 2 for the third consecutive preseason survey.
  • Eastern Connecticut, Southern Maine Ranked In Preseason Poll
    January 04, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Southern Maine are each ranked in the annual American Baseball Coaches Association Division III Baseball Preseason Poll.
  • Prince Appointed UMass Dartmouth Baseball Coach
    August 29, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - An eight-year veteran of the coaching staff of one of the top NCAA Division III baseball programs in the nation has been named head baseball coach at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.


2011 Little East Baseball News

  • Testo Named NECBL Manager of the Year
    August 16, 2011
    KEENE, N.H. – Keene Swamp Bats manager Marty Testo has earned New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) Manager of the Year honors from the NECBL and its coaches, it was announced earlier today.
  • Walsh, Schult Headline All-ECAC New England Teams
    July 26, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts graduate Ryan Walsh (Newton, Mass.) and Eastern Connecticut State University graduate Jim Schult (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) recently each earned a major award when the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its annual All-New England baseball teams for the 2011 campaign..
  • Walsh Signs Pro Contract With Newark Bears
    July 08, 2011
    NEWARK, N.J. - Former University of Massachusetts Boston baseball player Ryan Walsh (Newton, Mass.) has signed a professional baseball contract with the historic Newark Bears franchise of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball League.
  • Keene State's Vogt Selected By Red Sox In MLB Draft
    June 08, 2011
    KEENE, N.H. – Before working out for the Red Sox at Fenway Park last week, Keene State College’s Corey Vogt jokingly told the teams’ general manager, Theo Epstein, that “you better draft me if I’m doing this for you.”
  • Schult Headlines ABCA NCAA Division III All-America Awards
    May 29, 2011
    GRAND CHUTE, Wis. - Eastern Connecticut State University senior baseball tri-captain Jim Schult (Wappingers Falls, NY) dedicated his final season to leading his senior class to its first regional championship. The Warriors' 13th trip to an NCAA Division III national tournament never did materialize - the club sustaining elimination in the fourth round of the Auburn, N.Y. Regional nine days ago.
  • Schult Named N.E. Player of the Year; 11 Little East Players Honored
    May 23, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University utility player Jim Schult (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) was selected as the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Division III Player of the Year when the organization released its annual All-New England teams.
  • Warriors Open With NCAA Win Over Golden Eagles, 2-0
    May 18, 2011
    AUBURN, N.Y. - Senior right-hander Jim Schult (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) tossed his first career shutout and senior outfielder Shane Kingsley (Beacon Falls, Conn.) drove in the only two runs of the game with an eighth-inning single as the Eastern Connecticut State University baseball team defeated the College of Brockport Wednesday morning in the opening round of the 2011 NCAA Division III Auburn, NY Regional at Falcon Park.
  • Anchormen Earn 1st NCAA Win In 31 Years Over MIT
    May 18, 2011
    HARWICH, Mass.-Junior third baseman J.P. Stone (Narragansett, R.I.) went 4-for-4 with four RBI to help lead the Rhode Island College Anchormen to a 12-2 victory over MIT in the opening game of the 2011 NCAA Division III New England Regional Baseball Championship played at Whitehouse Field on Wednesday morning.
  • 2011 All-Little East Baseball Teams Announced
    May 17, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –The Little East office announced its annual baseball all-conference and major award winners this afternoon following a vote by each of the coaches in the league. University of Massachusetts Boston senior second baseman Ryan Walsh (Newton, Mass.) was selected as the Player of the Year, while Eastern Connecticut State University senior Jim Schult (Wappingers Fall, N.Y.) was chosen as the Pitcher of the Year. University of Southern Maine freshman third baseman Forrest Chadwick (Brunswick, Maine) was selected as the Rookie of the Year, and Bill Holowaty was tabbed as Coach of the Year. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth earned the Team Sportsmanship Award for the second straight season.
  • Little East Earns A Pair of 2011 NCAA Baseball Berths
    May 16, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University and Rhode Island College each earned a berth into the 2011 NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament after the NCAA Division III Baseball Selection Committee announced the participants for the eight-region, 55-team field. The Anchormen secured an automatic invitation based on winning the Little East Baseball Championship this past weekend, while the Warriors received one of 15 at-large bids.
  • 2011 Little East Baseball Report #9
    May 16, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College senior designated hitter and pitcher Gary Levesque (East Providence, R.I.) was named the Most Outstanding Player this past weekend when he led the Anchormen to the Little East Baseball Championship.
  • Rhode Island Captures Baseball Championship
    May 14, 2011
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Sophomore No. 9 hitter Kevin Carey (Wakefield, R.I.) tripled in the tying run and junior shortstop and leadoff hitter Kyle Allaire (Uxbridge, Mass.) plated the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in a two-run fifth inning as Rhode Island College became the first sixth seed to win the Little East Conference Baseball Tournament with a 7-5 win over top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University Saturday afternoon at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.
  • Schult Powers Eastern Conn. Into Baseball Championship Round
    May 13, 2011
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Senior righfielder Jim Schult (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) drove in seven runs for the second time this year – plating six with two home runs – to spark top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University to a 15-8 victory over fourth-seeded Keene State College in an elimination game of the 2011 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament Friday night at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex.
  • Eastern Connecticut Remains Alive In Baseball Championship
    May 13, 2011
    MANSFIELD, Conn. -- Top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University used a four-run fourth inning to move out to a five-run lead and held on to eliminate fourth-seeded University of Southern Maine, 6-5, on the third day of the 2011 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament Friday afternoon at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.
  • Anchormen Advance To Baseball Championship Round
    May 13, 2011
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Junior third baseman J.P. Stone (Narragansett, RI) scored the decisive run on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning as sixth-seeded Rhode Island College edged fourth-seeded Keene State College 3-2 this afternoon in Game 7 of the 2011 Little East Baseball Championship at the Eastern Baseball Stadium. Junior relief pitcher Eric Blanchard (Warwick, RI) retired the Owls in order to record his first save of the campaign and book the Anchormen’s first appearance in the championship round since 2005.
  • Schult, Eastern Connecticut Eliminate UMass Boston
    May 12, 2011
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Senior pitcher Jim Schult (Wappingers Fall, NY) hurled his third complete-game and drove in the game-winning run to lift top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University to an 8-4 victory over second-seeded University of Massachusetts Boston this afternoon in Game 4 of the 2011 Little East Baseball Championship at the Eastern Baseball Stadium. With the victory, the Warriors reach the 30-win plateau for the 11th consecutive season.
  • Early Offense Leads Keene State Past Southern Maine
    May 12, 2011
    MANSFIELD, Conn. - Junior righty Jeff Pelkey (Fitzwilliam, N.H.) allowed only one run in five innings as the fourth-seeded Keene State College scored five runs in its first two at-bats in a 9-3 win over fifth-seeded University of Southern Maine Thursday night at the Eastern Baseball Stadium
  • Levesque, Hopkins Lift Rhode Island College Past UMass Dartmouth
    May 12, 2011
    MANFIELD, Conn. – Senior Gary Levesque (East Providence, R.I.) pitched his second complete game in 11 starts and junior Dan Hopkins (Cranston, R.I.) and junior Kyle Allaire (Uxbridge, Mass.) drove in runs as sixth-seeded Rhode Island College eliminated third-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2-1, Thursday afternoon on the second day of the 2011 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament at the Eastern Baseball Complex.
  • Thiesing, Keene State Shut Down UMass Dartmouth, 12-0
    May 11, 2011
    MANSFIELD, Conn. –Junior Tim Thiesing (South Grafton, MA) recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts to stymie the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth attack and lead Keene State College to a 12-0 victory this evening in Game 3 of the 2011 Little East Baseball Championship Tournament at the Eastern Baseball Stadium in Mansfield, Conn. The Owls earned just their fourth shutout in conference tournament history, and second against the Corsairs.
  • Anchormen Upset Top-Seeded Warriors, 6-4
    May 11, 2011
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Mike Giustino (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) snapped a tie with a two-run single in the top of the 12th inning as sixth-seeded Rhode Island College upended top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University, 6-4 in the opening round of the 2011 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.
  • Grady Powers Southern Maine Past UMass Boston, 9-4
    May 11, 2011
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Sophomore cleanup hitter Nick Grady (Whitefield, ME) drove in three runs with a solo home run and two-run triple to help lift fifth-seeded University of Southern Maine to a 9-4 victory over second-seeded and defending tournament champion University of Massachusetts Boston Wednesday on the opening day of the 2011 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.
  • 2011 Little East Baseball Championship Pairings Announced
    May 10, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – For the second straight season, Eastern Connecticut State University has captured the regular-season crown and earned the right to host the Little East Baseball Championship. The Warriors will serve as host for the ninth time in the 15-year history of the tournament at the Eastern Baseball Stadium in Mansfield, Conn.
  • 2011 Little East Baseball Report #8
    May 09, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine freshman third baseman Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) was recently named the Little East Rookie of the Week this afternoon when the conference announced its latest award winners.
  • 2011 Little East Baseball Report #7
    May 02, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College senior outfielder Bobby Doyon (Keene, N.H.) was selected as the Little East Baseball Player of the Week this afternoon when the conference office announced the latest edition of the weekly awards program.
  • Howe Earns 450th Win; Doyon Ties Steal Record in Owls 13-3 Win Over Chargers
    April 28, 2011
    KEENE, N.H. – Keene State College baseball coach Ken Howe earned his 450th career victory in the Owl's 13-3 win over the Colby Sawyer Chargers on Wednesday afternoon at Owl Athletic Complex.
  • 2011 Little East Baseball Report #6
    April 25, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston senior second baseman Ryan Walsh (Newton, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Baseball Player of the Week after leading the Beacons to a 4-1 mark.
  • 2011 Little East Baseball Report #5
    April 18, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine senior first baseman Mike Eaton was selected as the Little East Baseball Player of the Week this afternoon, when the conference office announced its latest weekly report.
  • 2011 Little East Baseball Report #4
    April 11, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office honored four student-athletes in the sport of baseball this afternoon.
  • 2011 Little East Baseball Report #3
    April 04, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office honored three student-athletes in the sport of baseball this afternoon as part of the weekly awards program.
  • 2011 Little East Baseball Report #2
    March 28, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office honored four student-athletes in the sport of baseball this afternoon as part of the weekly awards program.
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2010 Little East Baseball News

  • 2010 Little East Spring All-Academic Teams
    July 12, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –The Little East Conference office announced its annual Little East Spring All-Academic teams, honoring student-athletes in the sports of baseball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball, men’s tennis, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. To earn a spot on the all-academic teams a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore academically and athletically, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3, and be a full-time member of a varsity team.
  • 3 Little East Baseball Players Selected To NEIBA All-Star Game
    May 30, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Eastern Connecticut State University senior middle infielders Travis Bass (West Hartford, Conn.) and John Parke (Middlefield, Conn.), as well as, University of Massachusetts Boston left fielder Drew Tambling (Sterling, Mass.) are expected to compete as members of the College Division baseball team Sunday, June 6 at the 36th Annual New England College All-Star Game at Fenway Park in Boston. The College Division all-star team is comprised of 16 Division III seniors and 15 Division II players and will face a team of University (Division I) all-stars Sunday at 3 p.m. NCAA regulations prevent Division III underclassmen from competing in all-star games.
  • Dalton, Walsh Named To ABCA All-America Teams
    May 28, 2010
    APPLETON, Wis.- University of Massachusetts Boston baseball players James Dalton (Apopka, Fla.) and Ryan Walsh (Newton, Mass.) were both named to the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-America Third Team it was announced this evening at the 2010 Baseball Championship Division III Banquet in Appleton, Wis., the site of the Division III College World Series. The pair become the third and fourth UMass Boston athletes this year to earn All-America status, joining volleyball players, Kate McWhorter (Bakersfield, Calif.) and Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.).
  • Beacons Advance To NCAA Division III Baseball Championship Round
    May 22, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. –The University of Massachusetts Boston locked up a trip to Appleton, Wisc. for the NCAA Division III World Series, which starts Friday, May 28, by defeating top-seeded Tufts University for a second time in the New England Regional hosted by Eastern Connecticut State University, 12-6, here today. The seventh-seeded Beacons, who made the regional tournament field by winning the Little East tournament, will make their first excursion to the World Series in their first-ever appearance in the NCAAs. UMB will face the winner of the West Regional, either Linfield College or Mississippi College, in the first round on Friday.
  • UMass Boston Advances To Championship Game With 9th Inning Heroics
    May 21, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Paired up as the 2-0 squads in the 2010 NCAA Division III regional here today, the University of Massachusetts Boston continued its improbable march to the NCAA Division III World Series as the seventh-seeded Beacons erased a 2-0 deficit and scored two runs in the bottom of the 9th to pull out a 3-2 victory over top-seeded Tufts University. With the win, UMB is in the championship round Saturday at 5 p.m., and will face the winner of the Tufts vs. either Wheaton College or St. Joseph’s College (Me.) contest, which takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday. Wheaton and St. Joe’s finish the activity Friday night with the day’s final elimination game.
  • Beacons' Rally Past Golden Bears, 6-4
    May 21, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Meeting for the first time in history, the University of Massachusetts Boston and Western New England College squared off as a pair of 1-0 squads in the NCAA Division III regional here today. UMB rallied from a 4-0 deficit to capture a 6-4 victory behind a three-run outpouring in the bottom of the 7th. As a result, UMB, now 2-0 in the tournament, takes on Tufts University in a winner’s bracket game Friday at 4:30 p.m. WNEC faces elimination in a 1:15p.m matchup with St. Joseph’s College (Me.). Trailing 4-2 heading into the 7th, UMB took the lead for the first time in the contest when senior designated hitter Jeff Outzen (San Mateo, Calif.) sent a screaming liner past starting WNEC hurler freshman Kevin Jefferis (Cheshire, Conn.) and into center field to knock in the tying and go-ahead runs.
  • Lyons Roar Past Warriors With 7-Run 7th
    May 21, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Second-ranked Wheaton College wiped out a two-run deficit in a seven-run seven inning as the Lyons survived an elimination game for the second straight day with a 9-4 victory over fourth-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University Friday as the Warriors made their earliest departure in the NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament since 1980.
  • Beacons Earn 1st NCAA Tournament Victory
    May 20, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – The University of Massachusetts Boston, playing in its first-ever NCAA tournament, scored runs in four consecutive innings beginning with the 4th to pull away from second-seeded Wheaton College (MA) en route to a comfortable 12-3 win in the only upset of the day during the opening round of the NCAA Division III tournament regional here today. The Beacons, seeded seventh as a surprise national qualifier with their Little East playoff title, scored eight runs between the 4th and 7th innings to move out to a 10-3 lead. UMass now faces Western New England College in a winner’s bracket game Thursday at 7:45 p.m. while Wheaton takes on Westfield State College in an elimination game Thursday at 1:15 p.m.
  • Miller Stymies Eastern Connecticut, 3-0
    May 20, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Playing in the first meeting of 1-0 teams during the NCAA Division III regional here today, Tufts University got a combined eight-hit shutout performance from junior starter Derek Miller (Whitman, Mass.) and ace reliever sophomore Chris DeGoti (Miami, Fla.) as the top-seeded Jumbos knocked off fourth-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University, 3-0, to improve to 2-0 in the tournament. Tufts will face the winner of the Western New England College vs. University of Massachusetts Boston game in the winner’s bracket Friday at 4:30 p.m. Eastern now plays Wheaton College in an elimination game Friday at 10 a.m.
  • Eastern Connecticut Advances To NCAA Second Round
    May 19, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. -- Eastern Connecticut State University, as an at-large entry and tournament host playing in its fifth straight NCAA tournament, got a combined six hits, four runs and five RBI from senior shortstop Travis Bass (West Hartford, Conn.) and junior right fielder Jim Schult (Wappinger Falls, N.Y.) to power past MASCAC champion Worcester State College, 10-4, in the opening game of the eight-team NCAA Division III regional tournament here today. The win puts the Warriors in a winner’s bracket game Thursday at 4:30 p.m against the winner of the Tufts University vs. St. Joseph’s College (Me.) contest. The Lancers face the loser of the Tufts/St. Joe’s game in the first elimination contest Thursday at 10 a.m.
  • 14 Little East Players Selected To All-NEIBA Teams
    May 18, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- For the fifth straight season, the Little East Conference reached double figures in selections to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Division III All-New England Teams. The Little East led all New England conference's with 14 honorees, including 13 on the top-two teams. The NEIBA honored 52 players and 26 New England institutions on the top-three teams. The University of Massachusetts Boston paced the conference with five selections, Eastern Connecticut State University was just one off the lead. The University of Southern Maine had three honorees, while Keene State College and Rhode Island College each had one representative.
  • 2010 All-Little East Baseball Teams Announced
    May 18, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference office released its annual baseball all-conference teams and end of the season awards this afternoon after a vote by each of the conference coaches. Keene State College junior outfielder Bobby Doyon (Keene, N.H.) was named the Player of the Year, while University of Massachusetts Boston sophomore James Dalton (Apopka, Fla.) was selected as the Pitcher of the Year. University of Southern Maine freshman infielder John Carey (South Portland, Maine) was awarded Rookie of the Year honors. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth collected the final two major awards as Bob Curran was tabbed Coach of the Year and the Corsairs earned the inaugural team sportsmanship award.
  • Eastern Connecticut and Little East Co-Host NCAA New England Baseballl Regional
    May 17, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University and the Little East Conference will co-host the 2010 NCAA Division III Baseball New England Regional Championship at the Eastern Connecticut Baseball Stadium beginning Wednesday and running through Sunday. The eight-team, double-elimination tournament will feature six conference champions and two at-large selections from the 55-team national field.
  • Keene State Earns At-Large Berth In NCAA Baseball Tournament
    May 17, 2010
    KEENE, N.H. – The text message from senior catcher Anthony Cipolla to Keene State Associate Baseball Coach Marty Testo came at 5:53 a.m. Monday morning: “We live to play another day.” Like the Phoenix arising from the ashes, the Keene State baseball team awoke Monday to the news that their season isn’t over just yet. Despite an early exit from the Little East Championship, the Owls have earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Division III tournament.
  • UMass Boston Captures 1st Little East Baseball Championship
    May 15, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Sophomore center fielder Mark McCormack (Shelton, Conn.) hit a grand slam home run that proved to be the difference to lead the fourth-seeded University of Massachusetts Boston baseball team over number six seed University of Southern Maine, 7-3,this afternoon in the 2010 Little East Conference Baseball Championship Game hosted by Eastern Connecticut State at ECSU Baseball Stadium in Mansfield, Conn. The Beacons improve to 28-15 on the season and earn an automatic bid to the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament, which begins on Wednesday, May 19. The Huskies fall to 22-21-1.
  • Beacons Advance To Championship Round In Little East Baseball Championship
    May 14, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Senior southpaw Michael Andriano (Massapequa, N.Y.) hurled eight-plus innings to earn his first career playoff victory and lead No. 4 seed University of Massachusetts Boston over top-seeded and defending champion Eastern Connecticut State University, 5-2, Friday night in the winners’ bracket final of the 2010 Little East Conference baseball tournament at the Eastern Baseball Stadium. By avenging two regular-season losses at the hands of Eastern (30-12) on this field, UMass (27-15) moves into the tournament’s championship round for the first time, receiving two chances to win one game.
  • Parke Paces Eastern Connecticut Past Rhode Island College
    May 14, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. -- John Parke (Middlefield, Conn.) hit a three-run home run to highlight a five-run fifth inning that snapped a tie and sparked top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University to a 9-3 victory that eliminated third-seeded Rhode Island College from the 2010 Little East Conference baseball tournament Friday morning at the Eastern Baseball Stadium. Rhode Island (21-18) ends its season with losses in 11 of its last 15 games while defending tournament champion Eastern (30-11-1) moved into a winners bracket game at 8:30 p.m. Friday night against fourth-seeded UMass Boston.
  • Fernandes Lifts Southern Maine Past Keene State, 14-6
    May 14, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn.. – Sophomore catcher Zach Fernandes (Eliot, Maine) hit a grand slam and added a fifth run batted in to power the University of Southern Maine baseball team over Keene State College, 14-6, in an elimination game of the 2010 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament hosted by top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University at ECSU Baseball Stadium in Mansfield, Conn. The Huskies improve to 21-20 and will play the loser of the match-up between Eastern Connecticut State and number four seed University of Massachusetts Boston tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. in Mansfield, Conn.
  • Thomson Powers Warriors Past Huskies, 10-2
    May 13, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. -- Chris Thomson (Montville, Conn.) triple and homered and drove in four runs to highlight a 15-hit attack as No. 1-seeded and defending champion Eastern Connecticut State University downed No. 6 University of Southern Maine, 10-2, in the opening game of the 2010 Little East Conference baseball tournament Thursday at the Eastern Baseball Stadium. Ranked 16th nationally, Eastern (29-11) scored four times in the bottom of the first inning and after Southern Maine (19-20-1), then tacked on four more in the eighth to break the game open.
  • Huskies Starts Strong, Hold Off Corsairs
    May 13, 2010
    Five different batters combined to drive in six runs to spark the University of Southern Maine to an early lead, the Nick Hahn (Guilford, Conn.) pitched 5 2/3 innings of stellar relief to preserve the lead and give the sixth-seeded Huskies a 9-7 win that eliminated fifth-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth from the 2010 Little East Conference baseball tournament Thursday night at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.
  • Owls' Relievers Excel As No. 2 Keene State Advances
    May 13, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. -- Three Keene State College pitchers combined for three innings of scoreless, one-hit relief to help lift the Owls to a 6-1 win over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Little East Conference baseball tournament at the Eastern Baseball Stadium. By defeating fifth-seeded UMass Dartmuoth (20-18) for the sixth time in the tournament without a loss all-time and extending its current hitting streak to 10, second-seeded Keene State (26-13-1) remains in the winners’ bracket of the six-team, double-elimination tournament and will play Friday at 1:15 p.m. against the winner of Thursday’s third game between No. 3 seed Rhode Island College and No. 4 Massachusetts Boston.
  • McCormick, Dalton Lead Beacons Past Anchormen, 11-0
    May 13, 2010
    MANSFIELD, CONN. – Sophomore center fielder Mark McCormack (Shelton, Conn.) drove in a career-high matching five runs and sophomore southpaw James Dalton (Apopka, Fla.) won his seventh straight decision with his third shutout of the season to lead the fourth-seeded University of Massachusetts Boston baseball team over No. 3 seed Rhode Island College, 11-0, in the opening round of the 2010 Little East Conference Tournament in Mansfield, Conn.. The LEC Tournament is being hosted by top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University. The Beacons improve to 25-15 and will play second-seeded Keene State College, a 6-1 winner over No. 5 seed University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, tomorrow in Mansfield at 1:15 p.m.
  • 2010 Little East Baseball Championship Field Announced
    May 10, 2010
    Eastern Connecticut State University earned the top seed and right to host the 2010 Little East Baseball Championship Tournament by virtue of winning the tie-breaker over Keene State College. The Warriors will host the six-team, double elimination field from Thursday, May 13 to Saturday, May 15.
  • Henry Named To Academic All-District Team
    May 07, 2010
    For the second straight year, University of Southern Maine senior designated hitter-pitcher Collin Henry (Penobscot, Maine) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District One baseball first team for the College Division.
  • Susi Earns 300th Career Victory
    May 07, 2010
    Freshman Rew Wilson (Niantic, Conn.) hit a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday afternoon to lead Plymouth State University to a 16-6 victory over Western Connecticut State University in the second game of a Little East Conference doubleheader at Panther Park, wrapping up the season for both schools.
  • Eygabroat Earns 100th Win As Beacons Sweep Colonials
    April 10, 2010
    Sophomore southpaw James Dalton (Apopka, Fla.) hurled a complete game four-hitter and junior first baseman Connor Reinfurt (Manchester, N.H.) collected three hits in each game, including a double and a home run to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston baseball team to a Little East Conference doubleheader sweep over host Western Connecticut State University, 9-0, 15-11, today in Danbury. The Beacons win their third straight to improve to 12-9 overall, including 2-2 in LEC play. Head Coach Brendan Eygabroat became the first UMass Boston skipper to reach 100 career victories with the game one triumph. The Colonials fall to 8-10 and 2-3.
  • Levesque Earns ECAC Division III New England Award
    April 06, 2010
    Rhode Island College senior third baseman Gary Levesque (East Providence, R.I.) earned his second weekly award in the past 24 hours, when the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) named him the New England Co-Player of the Week. Levesque shared the regional award with Wheaton College's (Mass.) freshman designated hitter Sean Ryan (Norton, Mass.).
  • Holowaty Earns 1300th Victory
    April 03, 2010
    The Eastern Connecticut baseball team handed Head Coach Bill Holowaty his 1,300th victory of his 42-year career this afternoon to complete a Little East Conference sweep of UMass Boston. Senior Melvin Castillo (Danbury, Conn.), classmate John Parke (Middlefield, Conn.) and junior Shane Kingsley (Beacon Falls, Conn.) combined for 12 hits, nine RBI and seven runs in a 10-5 victory.
  • Ken Howe Earns 400th Win
    March 14, 2010
    The Keene State College baseball team swept a doubleheader, 10-6 and 9-2, against Simpson (Iowa) College at Gene Autry Field in Mesa, Arizona and presented their coach a milestone victory on Sunday.
  • Eastern Connecticut Projected As Little East Baseball Favorite
    February 04, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University has been predicted to capture the 2010 Little East baseball regular-season championship, according to a vote by the league’s coaches. The Warriors received seven first place votes and 63 total points to begin the campaign as the preseason favorite for the fourth time in the 10-year history of the survey. Keene State College earned the remaining first-place tally to earn the second place ranking with 54 points, outdistancing themselves from the University of Southern Maine by six markers.


2009 Little East Baseball News

  • Virgulak Named Rhode Island College Head Baseball Coach
    September 16, 2009
    Rhode Island College has named Scott Virgulak as its new head baseball coach. He takes over for previous Head Coach Jay Grenier who resigned earlier this week. Virgulak spent 2004-09 as an assistant coach at RIC. He primarily worked with the squad’s position players, while serving as the third base coach during games.
  • Macchi Making The Most Of Opportunity
    July 28, 2009
    NEW BEDFORD -- Gene Conley. Dave DeBusschere. Jeff Macchi? Macchi played his college baseball four miles away from Dr. Paul Walsh Field at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus, and, despite hitting .375 his junior year, baseball may not even be his best sport. Conley won a World Series with the Milwaukee (yes, they used to play there, too, after Boston and before Atlanta) Braves in 1957 and three titles backing up Bill Russell at center for the Boston Celtics from 1958-1961. He also pitched for the Red Sox in 1961-1963, was the losing pitcher in the 1954 All-Star Game and is the only athlete to win championships in two pro sports.
  • Chris Burleson Picked by Cincinnati Reds in 36th Round
    June 11, 2009
    GORHAM, Maine -- University of Southern Maine senior shortstop Chris Burleson (Portland, Maine) was drafted today by the Cincinnati Reds in the 36th round of the annual Major League Baseball first-year player draft. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Burleson is the first USM player to be selected in the MLB draft since Tip Fairchild was tabbed by the Houston Astros in the 12th round of the 2005 draft.
  • 2009 NEIBA College Baseball All-Star Game Rosters Released
    June 02, 2009
    MEDFORD, Mass. – Four Little East Conference student-athletes have earned a roster spot on the 35th Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) New England College Baseball All-Star Game scheduled for 7 p.m. on June 4 at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Mass. Shawn Gilblair of Eastern Connecticut State University while be joined by his University of Southern Maine peers Chris Burleson, Anthony D'Alfonso, and Tim Therrian to represent the Little East Conference.
  • Nick Conway Makes Professional Debut
    June 01, 2009
    QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC - Former University of Massachusetts Boston pitcher Nick Conway (Methuen, Mass.) made his professional debut on May 28 when he entered the eighth inning in relief for the Worcester Tornadoes. The right-hander did not allow a baserunner vs. the Quebec Capitales and struck out his first batter as a professional in a 3-1 loss in Quebec City, Quebec.
  • Southern Maine D'Alfonso Named ECAC Division III New England Player of the Year; KSC's Callahan Rookie
    May 27, 2009
    The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced today that University of Southern Maine senior outfielder Anthony D'Alfonso (Westbrook, Maine) has been selected as the 2009 ECAC Division III New England Player of the Year following a vote by the region's head coaches.
  • Hobbes Earns ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Honors
    May 26, 2009
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Eastern Connecticut State University senior baseball player Tristan Hobbes (Utica, N.Y.) has been recognized for four years of academic and athletic success by becoming the institution’s first-ever ESPN The Magazine/College Division Academic All-America, announced today. Hobbes was a first-team choice to the team, which is co-sponsored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Flaherty Earns ABCA New England Coach of the Year; D'Alfonso Named All-American
    May 22, 2009
    GORHAM, Maine -- For the second straight year, University of Southern Maine outfielder Anthony D’Alfonso (Westbrook, Maine) has been named to the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) Rawlings® NCAA Division III All-American teams that were released Friday. In addition to the ABCA All-America teams and awards, it was announced the Southern Maine head coach Ed Flaherty had been named ABCA Rawlings® NCAA Division III Regional Coach of the Year.
  • Bobby Doyon Named ABCA All-American
    May 22, 2009
    KEENE, N.H. - Keene State's Bobby Doyon hit another home run on Friday. The sophomore outfielder from Keene, N.H. was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Division III All-America team. Doyon becomes the first Keene State player to receive the honor. Earlier in the week, he was named to the D3Baseball.com All-America team.
  • Shawn Gilblair Named ABCA Co-Player of the Year
    May 22, 2009
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Senior Shawn Gilblair (Windham, Conn.) has been named NCAA Division III Player-of-the-Year by the American Baseball Coaches’ Association (ABCA) for the second time in his career, in the process becoming the first player in Eastern Connecticut State University history to be named to the All-America first team as many as three times. Gilblair, a left-handed pitcher and lefty-swinging, designated hitter, first baseman, and outfielder, shared the Player-of-the-Year Award for the second time, this year with Pomona-Pitzer Colleges senior first baseman Drew Hedman.
  • Hobbes Named Academic All-District For 3rd Time
    May 20, 2009
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – For the third straight year, Eastern Connecticut State University senior baseball player Tristan Hobbes (Utica, N.Y.) has been recognized for his academic and athletic successes by earning a spot on the ESPN The Magazine/College Division District I Academic All-District Team, sponsored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Ryan Pike and Colin Henry Named To Academic All-District 1st Team
    May 20, 2009
    GORHAM, Maine -- Two members of the University of Southern Maine baseball team, junior designated hitter-pitcher Collin Henry (Penobscot, Maine) and senior outfielder Ryan Pike (Saco, Maine), have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District One baseball first team for the College Division.
  • Warriors' Walk-Off Win Sends Eastern Conn. Into New England Regional Finals
    May 16, 2009
    Mansfield, Conn. - Top-seeded Eastern Connecticut scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to erase a two-run defict and fend off elimination as the Warriors edged fourth-seeded WPI, 6-5, to advance to the championship round of the NCAA Division III New England Regional tomorrow afternoon against third-seeded Trinity College (Conn.). Senior designated hitter Tristan Hobbes (Utica, N.Y.) singled through the right side of the infield to drive in ...
  • Gilblair Guides Eastern Conn. Past Southern Maine, 7-2
    May 15, 2009
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Senior left-handed pitcher Shawn Gilblair (Windham, Conn.) limited second-seeded University of Southern Maine to five hits and struck out 14 in seven innings and the Huskies commited five costly errors as top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University posted a 7-2 win in an elimination game of the 2009 NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament Friday evening at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.
  • Shawn Gilblair, Ed Flaherty Earn NEIBA All-Region Awards; 19 Little East Players Honored
    May 14, 2009
    MEDFORD, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior utility player Shawn Gilblair (Windham, Conn.) and University of Southern Maine Head Coach Ed Flaherty were named the player and coach of the year, respectively, after the 2009 New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) major awards winners and all-region teams were announced this afternoon.
  • Musson Hurls Complete-Game Win In NCAA Tournament
    May 14, 2009
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Will Musson (Wethersfield, Conn.) pitched a complete-game seven-hitter with a career-high 13 strikeouts and John Parke (Middlefield, Conn.) and Travis Bass (West Hartford, Conn.) combined for nine hits to power the top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University baseball team to a 13-2 victory over fifth-seeded Suffolk University Thursday morning in an elimination game of the 2009 NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.
  • Easton Lifts Southern Maine Past Husson, 5-4
    May 13, 2009
    MANSFIELD, Conn. - Mike Eaton (Sabattus, Maine) pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to gain the win on the mound and drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the tenth inning to lift second-seeded University of Southern Maine to a 5-4 win over in-state foe Husson University Wednesday night in the opening round of the NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.
  • 2009 Little East Baseball All-Conference Teams
    May 12, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Southern Maine earned three of the four major awards this afternoon when the 2009 Little East baseball all-conference teams were announced by the conference office after a vote by each of the eight head coaches. Senior outfielder Anthony D’Alfonso (Westbrook, Maine) was named the player of the year, while classmate Tim Therrian (New Portland, Maine) was honored as the pitcher of the year.
  • 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship Field Set
    May 11, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The NCAA Division III Selection Committee has selected the Eastern Connecticut Baseball Stadium as the site for the 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball New England Regional Tournament, co-hosted by Eastern Connecticut State University and the Little East Conference between May 13 –17. The five-day, double-elimination tournament is just one of the three eight-team sites in the 54-team tournament field.
  • Warriors' Capture 7th Little East Baseball Crown
    May 09, 2009
    GORHAM, Maine -- Junior Melvin Castillo (Danbury, Conn.) cranked out three hits, including a pair of home runs, and drove in five runs to lead the nationally-ranked Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors to a 14-5 victory of the Keene State College Owls in the championship game of the 2009 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament Saturday afternoon at the USM Baseball Stadium.
  • Southern Maine Hosts 2009 Little East Baseball Championship
    May 05, 2009
    The Little East Baseball Championship has wrapped up Day 2 from the USM Baseball Stadium. Second-seeded Eastern Connecticut advanced to the championship game with a victory over top-seeded Southern Maine, 14-6. The Huskies and third-seeded Keene State College will play in the consolation finals tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. with the winner advancing to Championship Game 1 against the Warriors.
  • Southern Maine Enjoys Highest Ranking; Pike Earns ECAC Award
    April 21, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -Riding the momentum of a 16-game win streak, the University of Southern Maine earned the program's highest ranking this morning in two of the premier national baseball polls. The Huskies sit atop the latest edition of the D3Baseball.com Top 25 poll, while vaulting up 17 spots in the American Baseball Coaches Association survey to No. 3. Senior outfielder Ryan Pike (Saco, Maine) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Player of the Week.
  • Eastern Connecticut, Little East Co-Host 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball New England Regional
    April 20, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee has chosen Eastern Connecticut State University and the Little East Conference to co-host the New England Region of the 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament. The Eastern Baseball Stadium in Mansfield, Conn. is just one of eight pre-determined sites for the national tournament field. "The conference office is looking forward to assisting Eastern Connecticut in hosting the NCAA Division III Baseball New England Region, “Commissioner Jonathan C. Harper said.
  • Plymouth State's McManus Earns 400th Win
    April 19, 2009
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior Marc McGinnis (Hanover, Mass.) delivered a walk-off single to right field in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday afternoon to help Plymouth State University clinch game two and a doubleheader sweep over Southern Vermont College in non-conference baseball action at Panther Park. The Panthers captured the first game, 9-5, and took the nightcap, 6-5 in eight innings. The two wins for PSU mark career victories No. 399 and 400 for Panther head coach Dennis McManus.
  • D'Alfonso Named ECAC Player of the Week; Southern Maine Moves Up To No. 5
    April 16, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –University of Southern Maine senior outfielder Anthony D’Alfonso (Westbrook, Maine) was named the Eastern College Athletic Association (ECAC) Division III New England Player of the Week after leading the Huskies to a 6-0 record. Southern Maine climbed three spots in the D3Baseball.com Top 25 national poll to No. 5, marking its highest ranking of the season.
  • Keene State's Chevalier Presented with Gold Glove Award
    April 15, 2009
    Keene State's Jamie Chevalier was presented with his Gold Glove, emblematic for being the top fielding second baseman in Division III prior to the Owls game against Plymouth State last week. Chevalier was one of nine Division III players named to the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove team last season. The junior second baseman from Amherst, N.H. posted a fine .980 fielding percentage making just five errors in 256 opportunities...
  • Warriors Ranked No. 1 In The Nation; Huskies 8th
    April 08, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – For the third consecutive week, the Eastern Connecticut State University baseball team is ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to the latest edition of the D3Baseball.com Top 25 poll. The Warriors also sit atop the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Top 30 rankings for the second straight time. The University of Southern Maine—winners of 13 of its past 15 games—remain eighth in the D3Baseball.com poll for the second week in succession. The Huskies also moved up three spots to No. 20 in the ABCA survey.
  • Gilblair Honored As ECAC New England Co-Player of the Week
    April 07, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Eastern Connecticut State University senior designated hitter/pitcher Shawn Gilblair (Windham, Conn.) was selected the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Co-Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office. Gilblair shared the weekly regional award with Nick Arthers (Belfast, Maine) of Husson University.
  • #8 Southern Maine Defeats #2 Wheaton, 14-3
    April 05, 2009
    NORTON, Mass. -- Sophomore Jordan Berthiaume (Berlin, Conn.) went 4 for 5 and drove in three runs as the University of Southern Maine defeated Wheaton College, 14-3, in a non-conference game between two top ten ranked teams at Sidell Stadium in Norton, Mass. The win was the second straight for the Huskies, ranked eighth in the latest D3baseball.com poll and improves their overall record to 14-3. The Lyons, ranked second, had their three-game winning streak stopped and fall to 20-3. The two sides will play again April 19 at Southern Maine.
  • Corsairs Upset No. 1 Eastern Connecticut, 4-3
    April 04, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.-Sophomore shortstop Ryan McDermott (Pembroke, Mass.) singled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning and sophomore reliever Kyle Merrill (Dennis, Mass.) grabbed a line drive off the bat of junior left fielder Mike Palo (Brookfield, Conn.) and turned it into a game-ending double play in the top of the ninth inning as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's baseball team knocked off the number one team in the nation Saturday. The Corsairs edged top-ranked Eastern Connecticut State, 4-3, in a Little East Conference game at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex.
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2008 Little East Baseball News

  • Greg Ford Signs With Nashua Pride
    August 02, 2008
    NASHUA, N.H.- Nashua Pride officials have announced the signing of former Owl right handed pitcher and outfielder Greg Ford. Ford, a Nashua native, joins the Pride after completing his senior year at Keene State College where he was named an honorable mention All-American by D3Baseball.com. Ford batted .333 with 13 home runs and a school record 58 RBIs. He completed his career as Keene State's all-time leader in home runs (27) and RBIs (149).
  • Doyon named ECAC N.E. Rookie of the Year
    June 18, 2008
    KEENE, N.H. – Keene State’s Bobby Doyon has been named ECAC Division III New England Baseball Rookie of the Year. He was among five Owls selected to Spring All-ECAC teams on Wednesday. Doyon, a freshman outfielder from Keene, had an outstanding first season for the Owls. He batted a team high .408 with six home runs and 55 RBIs. “It’s a nice honor,’ said Doyon, who also named to the ECAC second team. “I had a good idea what to expect during my first season, but I exceeded my expectations.”
  • Chevalier Named To Gold Glove Team
    June 10, 2008
    KEENE, N.H. – Keene State College’s Jamie Chevalier was one of nine Division III players named to the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove team announced on Tuesday. The junior second baseman from Amherst, N.H. posted a fine .980 fielding percentage making just five errors in 256 opportunities while helping the Owls turn a program high 49 double plays this past season. It’s quite an honor,” said Chevalier, the first Owls to receive the award. “I’ve always taken a lot of pride in my defense.”
  • Little East Sends 3 To NEIBA All-Star Game
    June 04, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Three Little East Conference student-athletes earned the opportunity to play at historic Fenway Park, host of the 2008 New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association’s (NEIBA) College All-Star Game on Saturday, June 14. Keene State College seniors Jamie Morin (Goffstown, N.H.) and Joe Rousseau (Nashua, N.H.) will join Western Connecticut State University senior catcher Matt Gardiner (Teryville, Conn.) on the 29-man Division II-III roster.
  • RIC Baseball Sends 3 To Prominent Summer Leagues
    June 04, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Three members of the Rhode Island College baseball team will see action in several prestigious leagues this summer. Juniors Eric Fama (Wappinger Falls, N.Y.), Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, Mass.), and Chris O'Connors (North Kingstown, R.I.) will represent the Anchormen in three of the nation's premier leagues.
  • Burleson, D'Alfonso Named to ABCA Division III All-America Team
    May 22, 2008
    GORHAM, Maine -- Two members of the University of Southern Maine baseball team have been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Division III All-America team that was announced Thursday evening at the pre-tournament banquet for NCAA Division III Championship Finals being played in Grand Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Ford Named To D3Baseball.com All-America Team
    May 21, 2008
    KEENE, N.H. – Greg Ford has the distinction of becoming Keene State College’s first baseball All-America. On Wednesday, the senior outfielder/reliever from Nashua, N.H. was named to the 2008 D3Baseball.com All-America team.
  • 6 Players Earn Regional All-Tournament Honors
    May 19, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference placed six student-athletes on the 2008 NCAA Division III Baseball Regional All-Tournament teams, highlighted by the University of Southern Maine’s three selections. Eastern Connecticut State University was represented with a pair of picks, while Keene State College had a lone honoree.
  • 5 Owls to face Pride in N.H. All-Star Game
    May 19, 2008
    KEENE, N.H. – Just back from the NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament, five senior members of the Keene State College baseball team will be back on the diamond on Tuesday in Nashua. Pitchers Jamie Morin (Goffstown, N.H.) and Phil Mabey (Williamstown, Mass.), third baseman Joe Rousseau (Nashua, N.H.) , shortstop Ryan Jones (Nashua, N.H.), and outfielder/closer Greg Ford (Nashua, N.H.). will join a group of New Hampshire College All-Stars that will face the Nashua Pride in a game scheduled for 7:05 at Holman Stadium.
  • Burleson Named New England Baseball Player of the Year
    May 15, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - University of Southern Maine junior shortstop Chris Burleson (Portland, Maine) was named the New England Baseball Division III Player of the Year this afternoon. The Little East Conference earned 14 all-regional selections.
  • Burleson Headlines Little East Baseball Awards
    May 14, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference office announced its 2008 Little East Baseball All-Conference teams and end of the season awards this afternoon after a vote by the eight head coaches. University of Southern Maine junior shortstop Chris Burleson (Portland, Maine) earned Player of the Year honors, while UMass Boston senior Nick Conway (Methuen, Mass.) was selected Pitcher of the Year. The Huskies’ freshman catcher Jordan Berthiaume (Berlin, Conn.) and Keene State College freshman outfielder Bobby Doyon (Keene, N.H.) shared Rookie of the Year recognition, while Owls’ skipper Ken Howe was tabbed Coach of the Year.
  • Hobbes, Church Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    May 13, 2008
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Junior baseball player Tristan Hobbes (Utica, NY) and sophomore softball player Kim Church (Farmington) have been recognized for their academic and athletic successes this year by earning spots on the ESPN The Magazine/College Division District I Academic All-District Team, as voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • KSC, USM and ECSU to Represent LEC in NCAA Baseball Regionals
    May 12, 2008
    The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee has announced the 54 teams that will compete in the 2008 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship. Six teams will compete at five first-round sites; eight teams will compete at three first-round sites. All first rounds will use a double-elimination format. Thirty-four conference champions qualified automatically.
  • Keene State Captures Baseball Tournament
    May 10, 2008
    KEENE, N.H.– Needing two wins to capture their first-ever Little East Conference baseball championship, top seed Keene State did just that on Saturday at Owl Athletic Complex, defeating third seed University of Southern Maine 21-2 and 14-5 to win its first ever Little East Conference crown. Keene State (33-9), which set a program record for wins with its second game victory, earns the conferences' automatic berth to the NCAA tournament which begins Wednesday in Harwich, Mass.
  • Keene State earns top seed in baseball tournament
    May 04, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –Keene State College clinched the program’s first outright Little East Conference Regular Season Championship this afternoon, earning the top seed and right to host the 2008 Little East Conference Baseball Championship Tournament. The Owls will host the six team, double elimination tournament at the Owl Athletic Complex, beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2008.
  • Little East Represented In NEIBA Poll
    April 23, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The representation of Little East Conference members remains strong in the latest edition of the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association Division III poll. Keene State College, Eastern Connecticut State University, and the University of Southern Maine each made progress in the fourth rankings of the season. The Owls sit in the second position, while the Warriors and Huskies are ranked fifth and seventh, respectively.
  • Owls sweep Corsairs to set consecutive wins mark
    April 20, 2008
    KEENE, N.H. - Keene State swept a Little East Conference doubleheader against UMass-Dartmouth at Owl Athletic Complex on Sunday. KSC collected 16 hits in a 14-2 win in the opener. Senior Greg Ford (Nashua, N.H.) made a run-saving catch and then picked the save in a come-from-behind 5-4 victory in the nightcap. Winners of 11 straight, the #19 ranked Owls (24-5, 10-1 LEC) set a record for consecutive wins, breaking the previous mark (10) set last season. UMass-Dartmouth falls to 3-25 (1-9 LEC).
  • Keene State College highlights NEIBA Division III Poll
    April 15, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference place a conference-best three institutions on the latest edition of the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association Division III Poll, highlighted by Keene State College’s third place ranking. The Owls are joined by No. 6 Rhode Island College and No. 8 University of Southern Maine.
  • Kevin Levandowski and Matt Fontaine earn ECAC weekly praise
    April 10, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.- For the first time on the campaign, two student-athletes from the Little East Conference were selected to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Division III weekly awards program. Plymouth State junior Kevin Levandowski (Derry, N.H.) and Eastern Connecticut State University sophomore Matt Fontaine (Cranston, R.I.) were named Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
  • Fontaine fans 17 in Eastern Connecticut win
    April 05, 2008
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Sophomore right-handed pitcher Matt Fontaine (Cranston, RI) equalled his season total with 17 strikeouts in throwing the first complete game and first shutout of his career as the Eastern Connecticut State University baseball team shut out Western Connecticut State University, 5-0, Saturday afternoon at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.
  • Anthony D'Alfonso earns ECAC weekly praise
    April 02, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - For the second straight week, a student-athlete from a Little East Conference institution has been selected the Eastern College Athletic Association (ECAC) New England Division III Player of the Week. Southern Maine junior outfielder Anthony D'Alfonso (Westbrook, Maine) earned the weekly accolade after leading the Huskies to an 8-1 mark for the week ending March 30.
  • Little East Conference tops NEIBA Poll
    April 02, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference placed a conference-best three institutions on the latest edition of the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) regional poll, recently released by the NEIBA conference office. Keene State College highlighted the Little East Conference contingent at No. 3, while the University of Southern Maine and Eastern Connecticut State University were ranked sixth and seventh, respectively.
  • Tupman Makes Kansas City Royals Opening Day Roster
    March 31, 2008
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – For the first time in history, a former Plymouth State University baseball player has made a Major League Baseball roster. Former Panther catcher Matt Tupman (Concord, N.H.), who played his freshman season at Plymouth State in 2000 before transferring to the University of Massachusetts Lowell, made the 2008 opening day roster for the Kansas City Royals.
  • Keene State's Ford Sets Owls' Career Home Run Mark
    March 30, 2008
    MANSFIELD, CONN. - In a re-match of the championship round of last year's Little East Conference and NCAA Division III New England regional tournaments, Keene State and Eastern Conn. State split a Little East Conference doubleheader in Mansfield, Conn. on Sunday. The Warriors came from behind to hand the Owls a 7-4 loss in the opener. KSC came back to take the second game 4-3.
  • Shawn Gilblair named ECAC New England Player of the Week
    March 24, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. Eastern Connecticut starting pitcher Shawn Gilbair was recently named the ECAC New England Division III Player of the Week for his performance on the baseball diamond.
  • Ross, Skeffington named Southern Maine captains
    March 19, 2008
    GORHAM Maine -- University of Southern Maine seniors Adam Ross (Spruce Head, Maine/Rockland) and Eddie Skeffington (Everett, Mass.) have been named captains of the Huskies' baseball team which opens its 2008 season tomorrow in Arizona. Ross and Skeffington are the only seniors on the 32-player roster announced recently by veteran head coach Ed Flaherty. The Huskies will play 12 games in Chandler, Arizona, before returning to New England for their Little East Conference opening doubleheader at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on March 30. The team's home opener is scheduled for April 1 against Bowdoin College.
  • Gilblair stymies Steven's for 20th career win
    March 05, 2008
    HOBOKEN, N.J. – Junior left-handed pitcher Shawn Gilblair (Windham) pitched six shutout innings in a starting role to achieve his 20th career victory in Eastern Connecticut State University’s 9-1 baseball win over Stevens Tech Wednesday afternoon at Dobbelaar Field.
  • Warriors picked as Little East Conference favorite
    February 27, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The Eastern Connecticut State University baseball team was recently unanimously selected to repeat as the 2008 Little East Conference Champions after the eight head coaches voted in the annual preseason coaches’ poll released by the conference office this afternoon.
  • Keene State College ranked 25th in national baseball poll
    January 23, 2008
    KEENE, N.H. - Set to begin its indoor spring practice in a few weeks, the Keene State College baseball team has been ranked 25th in the inaugural 2008 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)-D3baseball.com preseason Division III Poll, announced on Wednesday.
  • Eastern Connecticut ranked No. 6
    December 28, 2007
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – The Eastern Connecticut State University baseball team is ranked sixth nationally in the 2008 Collegiate Baseball/NCAA Division III National Pre-Season Baseball Poll, released Wednesday.

2007 Little East Baseball News

  • Mike Naylor earns ECAC recognition
    July 27, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island College senior right fielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, R.I.) was named Second Team All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) for his performance in baseball this past spring.
  • 3 Southern Maine players picked for NEIBA All-Star game
    July 18, 2007
    GORHAM, Maine -- Three members of the University of Southern Maine baseball team have selected to participate in the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association's (NEIBA) 33rd Annual College Baseball All-Star Game this Sunday (July 22) at Fenway Park in Boston.
  • Matt Cooney catches on with Red Sox
    July 01, 2007
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Catcher Matt Cooney (Arlington, MA) is expected to sign a free agent baseball contract with the Boston Red Sox Monday after being assigned to the club’s Gulf Coast League (rookie) affiliate at Fort Myers, Fla.
  • LaVorgna tabbed by Mets in first-year draft
    June 11, 2007
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Right-handed pitcher Jason LaVorgna (North Haven, CT/Avon Old Farms) was drafted by the New York Mets in the 35th round of major league baseball’s First-Year Player Draft Friday following his junior season.
  • Josh Cardoso signs with Orleans Cardinals
    June 08, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island College sophomore shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, Mass.) has signed a temporary contract with the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He is the first RIC baseball player to see action in the storied summer league in over 20 years.
  • Chevalier, Marbey join collegiate baseball teams
    May 30, 2007
    KEENE, N.H., 5/30/07 - Two members of Keene State's NCAA Tournament baseball team will be playing in collegiate leagues this summer.
  • Eastern Connecticut wins 5th NCAA Regional Championship this decade
    May 20, 2007
    HARWICH, Mass. – Sophomore first baseman Tristan Hobbes (Utica, NY) hit a first-inning grand slam to break an 0-for-13 slump and baseball scored four runs in the middle innings to pull away for an 18-3 win over Keene State College Sunday and win the NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament at Whitehouse Field.
  • Keene State earns 1st-ever NCAA Tournament bid
    May 14, 2007
    KEENE, N.H. 5/14/07 - The Keene State baseball team is on its way to Cape Cod. The Owls won't be on vacation, but making their first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Jamie Aceto named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team
    May 10, 2007
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – One of the senior captains on the Plymouth State University baseball team has been honored for his successful accomplishments in the classroom as well as on the baseball diamond.
  • It's a wrap for Warriors' perfect Little East season
    May 05, 2007
    KEENE, N.H. – Sophomore All-America lefty Shawn Gilblair (Windham, Conn.) pitched eight innings to win the opener, then drove in the go-ahead run with a tenth-inning pinch double in the nightcap as baseball became the first team to post a perfect regular-season Little East Conference record with a sweep of second-place Keene State College Saturday afternoon at Owl Athletic Complex.
  • Warriors win 6th Little East Conference Tournament title
    May 05, 2007
    MANSFIELD, Conn. – Tournament Most Outstanding Player Shawn Gilblair (WINDHAM, Conn.) had a two-out walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the top-seeded and No. 11 nationally-ranked Warriors won their sixth Little East Conference Baseball Tournament championship by defeating second-seeded Keene State College 4-3 Saturday night at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.
  • Josh Cardoso recognized by NCBWA
    April 13, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island College sophomore shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, Mass.) was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division III Baseball Hitter of the Week for the week ending April 15. Earlier in the week, he was selected as the Little East Conference Player of the Week after leading the Anchormen to a 3-0 mark in the conference circuit with a .714 (10-for-14) batting average, seven RBIs, six runs scored, a pair of home runs, a triple and a 1.214 slugging percentage.
  • Rick Stromgren named ECAC Pitcher of the Week
    April 11, 2007
    KEENE, N.H. 4/11/07 - Keene State College's Rick Stromgren has benn named ECAC Division III New England Pitcher of the Week.