Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass holds on to early lead for Beanpot title

By Chris Corso

April 19, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

The Massachusetts baseball team held on for an 8-7 victory following a furious Harvard rally yesterday in the team’s first trip to the Beanpot title game since 2009. The Minutemen (12-13, 6-3 Atlantic 10) seemed to h...

Minutemen drop 2-of-3 at St. Joes

By Chris Corso

April 16, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Massachusetts baseball team grabbed a win in the finale of a three-game series with Saint Joseph’s to avoid a sweep this weekend in Philadelphia. Minutemen (11-12, 6-3 Atlantic 10) senior pitcher Joe Popielarczyk dazzled...

1st place Minutemen starting off well against A-10 foes

By Taylor C. Snow

April 13, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports

It has been 11 years since the Massachusetts baseball team won the Atlantic 10 regular season title, but its headed in the right direction starting off the season with a 5-1 conference record. Having won their first two...

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...

Minutemen baseball taking 2-1 nail-biter

By Chris Corso

April 6, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports

When Leif Sorenson finished the game, he finished in style. In the opener of a three-game series with La Salle, the Massachusetts baseball team grabbed a 2-1 victory on Thursday, when closer Sorenson struck out pinch-hitter Kevin Conroy, ultima...

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...

UMass begins three-game series against A-10 foe La Salle

By Scott Cournoyer

April 5, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

This is where it counts. The Massachusetts baseball team hosts a three-game set against conference rival La Salle beginning tomorrow at Earl Lorden Field. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m. UMass (6-10, 2-1 Atlantic 1...

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 takes 2 of 3 from Albany

By Taylor C. Snow

April 2, 2012

Filed under Baseball

In its first home series of the year, the Massachusetts baseball team shined, taking two out of three from Albany. The third game of the series – played on the back end of a doubleheader on Sunday – was a dreary game, both...