No. 4 UMass Boston to Take on No. 3 UMass Dartmouth Wednesday at 6 p.m.
UMass Boston’s baseball team will take on UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the opening round of the Little East Conference Tournament. The game will take place at Eastern Connecticut State University in Mansfield, Connecticut.
The Beacons (17-22) locked up the No. 4 seed with a sweep of Rhode Island College Friday afternoon. On Monday, freshman infielder Daniel Mantoni of Northbridge was named the conference’s Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. Mantoni recorded a combined 10 hits, seven RBI, and three runs scored.
Track and Field
The Beacons put together one of their best showings in program history at the 2014 NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship meet on Saturday. Senior Renee O’Brien of Stoneham broke the program high jump record with a leap of 5-06.00 feet. Her third place-finish propelled the women’s team to a best-ever eighth-place finish.
On the men’s side, junior Carl Joseph of Brockton came in first place in the high jump with a leap of 6-09.75 feet. The men’s team finished in 19th place. Both O’Brien and Joseph were named the LEC Field Athletes of the Week. Sophomore sprinter Hulerie McGuffie of Lynn was named the Track Athlete of the Week for her second place-finishes in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. The Beacons will compete in the NEICAAA Championship at Westfield State University this weekend.
Men’s tennis finished their season with a 9-9 record. The Beacons failed in their bid to repeat as conference champions, losing the championship match 5-1 to the University of Southern Maine on Saturday.
Despite a career-high 17 saves from sophomore goalie Craig Frehill of Norwell, the Beacons (8-10) lost 6-5 to UMass Dartmouth in the opening round of the LEC tournament on Tuesday. The Beacons had their most successful season this year under Tyler Low, in his fourth year as head coach.
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