Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Torres takes the hill Friday as UMass looks to stay hot

By Scott Cournoyer

April 12, 2012

Filed under Baseball

Dennis Torres has helped carry the Massachusetts baseball team all spring. The junior will be at it again Friday when he takes the mound for UMass (10-10, 5-1 Atlantic 10), as the Minutemen open a three-game set at Saint Joseph’s t...

LeBlanc goes 7.2 strong as UMass advances in Beanpot

By Scott Cournoyer

April 10, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports

The recipe for success in baseball is starting pitching – deep starting pitching. With only a handful of viable options at the top of the staff for the Massachusetts baseball team, that means more spots are up for gr...

Rich Graef walks-off twice as Minutemen slide into first place

By Taylor C. Snow

April 10, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts baseball team finished off its first three-game sweep of the year on Saturday, as it beat La Salle and moved into first place in the Atlantic 10 conference. Most recently, UMass (9-10, 5-1 A-10) defeated t...

Dennis Torres, Anthony Serino heating things up for Minutemen

By Scott Cournoyer

April 10, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

As of late, the Massachusetts baseball team has pitched its way to wins. Considering that at the beginning of the season there was no sure-fire ace, no player has helped the rotation more than junior Dennis Torres, who...

Small-ball big factor for thriving Minutemen

By Taylor C. Snow

April 6, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Sometimes a team doesn’t need a powerful bat to win baseball games. That’s been the case so far in the 2012 campaign for the Massachusetts baseball team, as the Minutemen have just one lone home run on the year yet still...

Ryan Cusick bright spot at top of struggling Minutemen lineup

By Chris Corso

April 5, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

At the top of the Massachusetts baseball team’s lineup is scrappy red shirt sophomore Ryan Cusick. The pesky Minutemen designated hitter and second basemen has a knack for getting on base and leads his team in multip...

Huskies pounce on UMass

By Scott Cournoyer

April 3, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Connecticut baseball team used a nine-run seventh inning to down the Massachusetts baseball team, 12-5, at Earl Lorden Field on Monday afternoon. UMass (6-10, 2-1 Atlantic 10) dropped its eighth straight contest aga...

Starting pitching developing well for UMass

By Scott Cournoyer

April 3, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The name of the game in baseball is starting pitching. It was three games, three starters and three quality outings for the Massachusetts baseball team this weekend, as it took two out of three games against Albany on Saturday...

UMass hosts Albany in weekend series

By Chris Corso

March 29, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Massachusetts baseball team will host a weekend series against Albany, beginning with a doubleheader at noon on Saturday at Earl Lorden Field. The Minutemen (4-8) come off of a heartbreaking loss in their home opener against...

Young arms contributing early

By Taylor C. Snow

March 29, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

With seven of the 15 pitchers on the staff freshmen, the Massachusetts baseball team is an undeniably youthful group of ballplayers. A pitching staff primarily made up of freshmen could be considered problematic – espe...

Baseball downed, 4-3, by Holy Cross

By Scott Cournoyer

March 28, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports

After the first inning – and a combined four runs scored by both sides – it seemed that the Massachusetts baseball team was going to make yesterday’s game against Holy Cross a high-scoring affair. By game’s end, the ba...

Minutemen roster filled with encouraging young future

By Chris Corso

March 27, 2012

Filed under Baseball

After months of preparation for the 2012 season, the Massachusetts baseball team, which features a mix of young talented players and experienced veterans, is ready to compete for the Atlantic 10 title. And for UMass coach Mike...