Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Popielarczyk emerging as team ace

By Chris Corso

April 1, 2012

Filed under Baseball

The Massachusetts baseball team’s star on the hill so far this season has clearly been senior right-hander Joe Popielarczyk. Announced Monday of last week, Popielarcyzk was honored as the Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week,...

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...

McLam, Conley leading the charge

By Scott Cournoyer

March 29, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Being a sophomore often means going through “growing pains.” In the case of Rob McLam, however, little traces of hardship are apparent whenever he steps to the plate for the Massachusetts baseball team. McLam has burst onto the college sce...

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...

Special Issue: UMass Baseball and Softball Season Preview

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

March 27, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Softball

Baseball Minutemen roster filled with encouraging young future Heading into the 2012 baseball season, the Minutemen are relying on scrappy baseball and other techniques from their roster. UMass baseball looks to rebound from disappointin...

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...