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ACC Recap for 4/16


Miami (FL) 12 FAU 10

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Junior first baseman Yonder Alonso blasted a two-out two-run ninth inning home run and No. 1 Miami overcame a seven-run deficit to rally past Florida Atlantic, 12-10, Wednesday night at FAU Stadium in front of 2,348 fans. Junior closer Carlos Gutierrez (2-1) picked up his second win for the Hurricanes (31-3), who won the season series over the Owls (21-13). Continue reading

UMass wins the Beanpot; Northeastern wins Third-Place Game


UMass 4 BC 3

BOSTON, Mass. – For the first time since 2000, UMass (11-14) won the Beanpot Championship by defeating the Boston College Eagles (18-18), 4-3, behind a fantastic pitching performance from Mike DiCato (Winthrop, Mass.) on Tuesday afternoon at Fenway Park. DiCato took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before allowing a bloop single with no outs. The Eagles looked to make a comeback in the bottom of the ninth, but Mitchell Eilenberg (Brooklyn, N.Y.) shut down the Eagle’s offense by retiring the final two batters of the game for his second save of the season. BC’s starter, Kevin Moran, struggled in the top of the first, allowing three runs to give UMass a 3-0 lead. Brian Baudinet (Watertown, Conn.) and Jim Macdonald (Cheshire, Conn.) each finished with two hits for UMass. Continue reading

UMass knocks off Harvard in Beanpot set to take on Eagles in Final

LYNN, Mass. – Mike DiCato (Winthrop, Mass.) and Nathan Monroy (Flemington, N.J.) combined on a four-hit shutout to defeat Harvard, 3-0, in the opening round of the Beanpot at Fraser Field on Wednesday night. DiCato (1-1) hurled 6 2/3 shutout innings, allowing only three hits while striking out five to earn his first victory of the season. Monroy surrendered only one hit in 2 1/3 innings to pick up his second save of the year. Continue reading

UMass powers by Holy Cross 16-9

AMHERST, Mass. – After spotting visiting Holy Cross an early 7-0 lead, the UMass bats came alive as the Minutemen (6-10) pounded out 16 hits, including four home runs, to defeat the Crusaders (8-14), 16-9, on Tuesday afternoon at Earl Lorden Field. Brian Baudinet (Watertown, Conn.) hit a pair of solo shots, his third and fourth of the season. Mike Donato (East Hartford, Conn.) dealt the biggest blow, a fourth inning two-out grand slam, in what turned out to be a seven run inning for the Minutemen. Adam Tempesta (Brockton, Mass.) also went deep for UMass. Freshman Garrett Butt (Marlboro, Mass.) (1-0) pitched four innings of relief to earn his first-career victory. Aaron Smith (Westfield, Mass.) tossed three shutout innings to close the game and earn his first save of the 2008 campaign. Continue reading

Army slides by UMass

TAMPA, Fla. – Junior right-hander Tyler Anderegg struck out Mike Donato with the potential go-ahead runs on base to end the game and Army fought back from an early seven-run deficit to stun Massachusetts 12-11, Monday afternoon at the New York Yankees minor league complex.

Leading 2-1 entering the third inning, Massachusetts reached Army starter Cole White for six runs on just two hits, benefiting from four walks, a hit batsman and a fielding error. Brian Baudinet slapped a two-run single and White suffered an uncharacteristic wild streak as the senior right-hander forced in three Minuteman runs with bases-loaded walks. Continue reading

Five schools release 2008 Schedules

We continue to get schedules in from around the country almost daily as many schools are finalizing the 2008 slate. We have linked below the schools that have put out their 2008 schedule recently.

George Washington
Texas Pan-American

Photo is the courtesy of Samford University

The CBB checks out UMass-Richmond

The College Baseball Blog made the trek out to Amherst to check out the Richmond Spiders and UMass Minutemen in Atlantic 10 action. Richmond jumped all over Minuteman starter Tim Comisky for three runs in the first two innings but Comisky used an appeal play on a sacrifice fly to pick up the third out in the second inning in which Richmond head coach Ron Atkins was ejected for arguing with home plate umpire Steve Drescher. Richmond tacked on a run in the sixth inning on a Alex Wotring solo homer and two runs in the seventh to get a 6-0 lead. UMass bats finally came to life in the bottom of seventh when the Minutemen put together four hits and took advantage of an error to scratch across four runs. The Spiders brought in closer Brian Alas who shut the door in his 2.1 innings to pick up the victory.

Richmond Recap

UMass Recap
Daily Collegian Recap from Eli Rosenswaike

UMass takes Game 1

The UMass Minutemen took Game 1 of their series with Richmond 5-4 on Friday afternoon in Amherst MA. Travis Munsey drove in Bill Rankin from second base in the bottom of the tenth to pick up a key Atlantic 10 victory. The Spiders and the Minutemen will continue the series at Noon on Saturday. The College Baseball Blog will be heading out to Amherst on Sunday for the series finale.

UMass Recap
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