Baseball Wins LEC Title, Third Straight Trip to NCAA Tournament

Colleen Locke | May 14, 2018
Baseball Wins LEC Title, Third Straight Trip to NCAA Tournament

DIII Regional Starts Thursday in Harwich

UMass Boston’s baseball team is heading back to the NCAA tournament. The Beacons earned the automatic bid by winning the Little East Conference tournament at Monan Park on Saturday. The Beacons shut out Eastern Connecticut State University 13-0.

“I am really happy for my guys,” Head Coach Brendan Eygabroat said. “They have played great the entire season with a huge bullseye on our back. My seniors have really led the team and have raised the bar here during their four years. It was great to win the championship on our own field in front of our fans. We hope to continue to play well in Cape Cod starting this Thursday and will try to defend our NE Regional title.”

The Beacons (34-8) found out Monday morning they have drawn the No. 1 seed and will face Penn State Berks (25-10) on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Whitehouse Field in Harwich. The Beacons beat the Nittany Lions in the 2017 NCAA Tournament by a score of 8-7 on their way to a College World Series appearance.

The Beacons, who were 4-0 in this weekend’s conference tournament, have now won three Little East Conference championships since 2010. Chris Fowler, a senior infielder from Barnstable, was named the LEC tournament MVP with five runs scored, four RBI, and three extra base hits.

Softball Falls Short in NCAA Tournament

UMass Boston’s softball team (17-25) was knocked out of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, with an 8-1 loss to Framingham State University. Junior Alyssa Tulley of Lowell led the Beacons with a team-high two RBI and a double.

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