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Beacon Update 4/5/2013


5-13 (0-2 LEC)


The ladies started off this most recent stretch very well when they swept a doubleheader against Salve Regina, 9-2 and 4-2, on the 24th. Afterwards, they traveled to Bridgewater State on the 26th, where they split, including an 11-3 win in seven. Unfortunately, it’s gone south from there. The Beacons haven’t won since, and are currently on a six-game skid. The closest they’ve come to a victory was a 9-8 loss in the 2nd game of a doubleheader at Wheaton. The ladies led 8-2 in the bottom of the sixth before Wheaton tied it up in the sixth and walked off in the bottom of the seventh. Junior 3rd Baseman Erika Vecchiet has really come into her own this year, batting .440 with a .520 slugging percentage. On the mound, freshman Emily Gray has been a pleasant surprise, with a 3.08 ERA in 59 innings pitched. The Beacons’ schedule is packed in the coming weeks so don’t be shocked if they manage to go on a run and climb back into the LEC race.



6-8 (2-0 LEC)


The guys have looked pretty good since returning from Florida. This very young team seems to be picking up the nuances of college baseball and it looks like they’re turning a corner. They started off their home schedule at Campanelli Stadium on the 28th with a 9-1 shelling of Worcester State behind a masterfully pitched game from Will Barrack, who allowed one earned run and K’d eight in his complete game. They then squeaked by with back-to-back one-run wins on the road over UMass Dartmouth in a doubleheader on the 30th.  They have dropped their last 2, but there is a lot to be hopeful about with this team. Kyle Szatrowski has had a fantastic start, with a 3-0 record and a 2.14 ERA. At the plate, Kurtis White is leading the way with 10 RBIs, while freshman Nick Brothers leads the team in batting with a .400 average. Look for huge improvements from the guys in the coming weeks if the lineup stays consistent and the rotation continues to perform at the level they’re at now.



Men’s Tennis

4-3 (1-0 LEC)


The guys played one last match in Orlando before returning home to Boston, where they lost to Hope College, 8-1. After their match on the 28th against Eastern Nazarene was postponed, they defeated Southern Maine on the road, 7-2, on the 30th. They closed out this stretch by defeating Suffolk, 8-1, at Curry College on the 4th. The last two victories may be indicators that we have a very strong team on our hands in Beaconville, but they will need to put in a more complete body of work before we pass judgment.




2-8 (0-1 LEC)


It has been pretty tough going for the guys lately. They haven’t won since March 14th, and are yet to play a match on their home turf due to construction. They traveled to Maryland to play a couple of matches, which they lost, to Hood College (10-7) and Catholic University (10-4). When they returned to New England, they suffered defeats at the hands of Plymouth State (15-4) and MIT (17-6). Although they’ve lost their last six, there are some bright spots. Sophomore Donny Delpha is on pace for a career year with 17 goals and seven assists, and Junior Pete McNichols has been fantastic as well with 13 goals and 4 assists. The guys will start to get into the grind of conference play next week, so that will be their last chance to salvage the season and make a run at the playoffs.