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Beacon Update 4/18/2015

Lacrosse
4-9 (0-5 LEC)
The Beacons have had a very difficult stretch since they turned heads with their fast start in March. They’ve lost their last six matches and haven’t tasted victory since March 28. They lost to Western Connecticut State on April 11, 16-11. Nick Tangherlini and Noah Ellis both scored three times for the Beacons but it wouldn’t be enough as they surrendered seven second quarter goals. They followed up the tough loss with another loss on April 15 at Keene State, 22-8. The Beacons were outdone from the opening gun, having been outscored 10-2 in the first quarter. Donny Delpha and Michael Kennedy each scored three goals in the defeat, but it was a difficult day for the guys. They closed out this recent stretch with a 12-8 loss at Plymouth State on April 18. Ellis, a junior attacker, leads the Beacons with 27 goals on the season, and has kicked in nine assists. Delpha leads the Beacons in assists with 12.
Baseball
12-11 (5-4 LEC)
The Beacons have been a little shaky lately but have managed to pull out a 3-3 record over their last six games. They played a double header at home on April 12 against Eastern Connecticut State and split with them. They won the first game 7-5 behind a clutch Daniel Mantoni double in the bottom of the eighth that plated what would be the winning runs. This game was especially significant for the Beacons because it was manager Brendan Eygabroat’s 200th career victory. They lost the second game, 12-5, despite a home run from Ezequiel Sanchez. They lost their next matchup against the University of Southern Maine, 6-1, on April 14 and the next day, they lost 6-1 to Roger Williams University. Most recently, they swept a doubleheader at Keene State on April 18. The guys scored two runs in the top of the 12th to take a long game against the Owls, in which they gave up five runs in the bottom of the ninth to allow the game to get to extras. Josh Cummiskey got the win after throwing tow and a third shutout innings in relief. Trevor Bouvier homered in the matchup for the Beacons. In game two, the Beacons won easily, 8-2, with MVP Daniel Mantoni leading the way from the mound with seven innings pitched and one earned run, and he went 3-5 from the dish.
Men’s Tennis
3-10 (2-2 LEC)
The Beacons started out this stretch with a win over Bridgewater State, 7-2, on April 11. It was a special day for senior Charles Lai, who got wins in both singles and doubles action, giving him 87 total career wins, good enough for the all time program record. Greg Fleming, Austin DeLasse, Jack Wang, and Vlad Leopard also tallied singles wins for the Beacons. The Beacons couldn’t ride that momentum into their next few matches. They lost to Eastern Nazarene, 9-0, on April 14 and 8-1 to Gordon College on April 16. They closed out this stretch on April 18 with a 6-3 loss at the hands of UMass Dartmouth. There is still time for a potential turnaround but the Beacons will have to be nearly flawless in the remainder of their matches to qualify for the LEC Tournament.
Softball
4-20 (1-7 LEC)
The Beacons haven’t won since March 13, it’s been a challenging year to say the least. They were swept in recent doubleheaders by Rhode Island College on April 1, MIT on April 13, and Keene State on April 14. They almost broke through against Brandeis on April 17, but lost 10-9 in eight innings and 10-6 in the next matchup. They closed out this stretch by getting blanked by Plymouth State, 6-0 and 8-0. There haven’t been many highlights for the Beacons this year, but senior catcher/utility player Samantha Hemstock has been one of them. She’s hit .377 this season four homers and 15 RBIs. Kirsten Morrison, who already has great volleyball and basketball careers under their belt, has decided to give softball a try and she’s been very productive with a .354 average, eight RBIs, and two homers.