LEC Champion Beacons to Face Penn State Berks in NCAA Baseball Tourney

Colleen Locke | May 15, 2017
The Beacons won their second Little East Conference Tournament title on Saturday. The last time the Beacons won the tournament was 2010.

The Beacons won their second Little East Conference Tournament title on Saturday. The last time the Beacons won the tournament was 2010.
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UMass Boston Beats UMass Dartmouth to Earn Second LEC Tournament Title

UMass Boston’s baseball team is back in the NCAA Tournament after winning their second Little East Conference Tournament on Saturday. The No. 2 Beacons beat the No. 3 UMass Dartmouth Corsairs 8-6 in the tournament final.

Pitcher Bryan Kaufman was named tournament MVP. In relief, the junior from Farmingdale, New York struck out a career-high 12 batters.

The Beacons (33-10) will face Penn State Berks on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Harwich. UMass Boston’s 33 wins is the highest total in program history, edging out the 2010 team that won UMass Boston’s first LEC title and the NCAA Regional Championship.

Softball Earns First NCAA Tournament Wins, Falls Short in NCAA Regional Final

In their first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament, UMass Boston’s softball team fell just short in the NCAA Regional Championship. After going 2-1 in the tournament’s first double-elimination round, the Beacons lost 6-2 to Amherst College on Sunday.

The Beacons had their best season in program history, with 30 wins and their first NCAA Tournament appearance.

About UMass Boston
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