The University of Massachusetts Boston Beacons baseball team received championship rings in a ceremony on October 25, capping off the team’s best season in university history.
The Beacons captured the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship in May, beating Tufts University, 12-6, and earned their first-ever appearance in the Division III College World Series. The team finished its season ranked ninth in the ABCA/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper national poll and 12th in the NCBWA/d3baseball.com national poll with a record of 32-17, while breaking nearly every team record in school history.
“I not only see you working hard in the gym, but outside as well,” Chancellor J. Keith Motley told the team. “You always carry yourselves with dignity. I want to thank you for being the kind of representatives in this university that you are. Congratulations to you.”
The Beacons’ success in 2010 was achieved despite a lack of resources enjoyed by most other teams they played, including such basics as a home field on campus (they used neighboring Boston College High School’s field for practice and traveled to Yetten Field in Waltham for their home games).
“The work these guys put into overcoming odds and facility limitations— that was huge,” said Beacons Head Coach Brendan Eygabroat.
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