Beacons Win Unprecedented Third Straight Little East Conference Tournament Title; UMass Boston to Host NCAA Regional

Colleen Locke | Mon May 13, 2019

NCAA Regional Starts Friday

The UMass Boston Beacons baseball team has done something no other Little East Conference team has done before: earned their third straight LEC Tournament title. With yesterday’s 8-2 win over UMass Dartmouth, the Beacons get an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Beacons (29-11) will be playing Baruch College (17-18) at Monan Park, on Friday at 11 a.m.

“Every game, we just put our hearts on the line, and just did our best every single game,” senior Kyle Boudrias of Medford said after the game.

This past weekend, the Beacons set three LEC Tournament records. In addition to becoming the first team to win three straight tournaments, they are also the first team to ever win back-to-back titles without losing a game. The Beacons have won 11 consecutive LEC Tournament games, which is also a new LEC Tournament record. The tournament MVP, junior Danny Brown of Hudson, New Hampshire, had two key hits, over the weekend.

“I just wanted to do anything I could for the team,” Brown said.

Boudrias had four hits, including two triples, on Sunday and became the second player in program history to reach 250 career hits. He sits just 16 hits shy of Ryan Walsh ’10’s program record of 266.

“Every game I just went out there and did what I could do and just hit the balls as well as I could all the time. That’s it,” Boudrias said.

Tickets for Friday’s noon match-up are $5. Baruch College is one of ten senior colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Men’s Tennis Falls in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament

UMass Boston men’s tennis put up a strong fight at all three doubles matches before eventually seeing their season end on Friday. The Beacons lost 5-0 to Stevens Institute of Technology. The Beacons (13-6) went 7-0 in Little East Conference play this year and set a new program record by winning 90.4 percent of their conference matches.

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