The men of UMASH Boston would be the first to tell you that a successful regular season means nothing if you aren't stacking hardware in the end. Today they checked the first block as they wiped out Eastern Connecticut State University in a no doubter to claim the Little East Conference crown.
Kicking off the scoring in the 2nd inning, UMASH never looked back in route to a 13-0 spanking of the Warriors. While the bats were electric, highlighted by a perfect 4-4 performance at the dish from Ryan McCormick and a two run tater by Eddie Riley, the pitching was even better.
Tylor Arruda spun 5.0 IP of 1 hit ball for UMASH, along with 5 Ks. The bullpen would mop up the last two innings, and preserve the 1 hitter in the conference championship. If anything, this conference tournament UMASH showed they can get it done not only with the bats but with their stud arms as well.
The Little East Conference has always been one of the premier Division 3 conferences in the Universe, and claiming the title is a great accomplishment however this is UMASH Boston, a team with unfinished business. Hungry off of their 2017 season, they understand that the LEC may be sweet for the moment but the stakes are about to get much higher. This isn't a team built to just win conference championships, it's a team striving to be the best in the country and hoist a national championship banner on the wall at Monan Park.
UMASH Boston is a great program but now they are transitioning into the team they beat today in Eastern and what that team was in the past; a true powerhouse that stacked National Championships and National Players of the Year. The Beacons are hungry and the time is now. Seniors are feeling the once forever internal clock dwindling down, and minutes are turning into seconds. These are the best days of their lives, but you never know how good it really is until the end is creeping in. It's go time. It's time to take dry hacks in the mirror and imagine the walk off in the biggest game of your career because it's now a reality.
The stage is set and the men are ready for war. It's time to represent where you came from, your little league organizations, your high schools and most importantly the name on the front of the jersey you are currently rocking. While the hourglass is thinning on the senior class the stage has never been bigger....time is everything but for now there is only time for one thing, to become legends.