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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.