THREE BASEBALL PLAYERS OFF TO GOOD STARTS IN SUMMER LEAGUES

BOSTON, MA - Three players from the University of Massachusetts Boston baseball team are currently playing summer ball in prestigious leagues around the country. Sophomore pitcher Daniel Heefner (Tracy, CA), sophomore pitcher Tom Cole (Mattapoisett, MA) and freshman pitcher Gabe May (Portsmouth, NH) are all representing the Beacons well in their respective leagues.

Heefner , pitching for the Terre Haute Rex in the Prospect League out of Terre Haute, IN, currently boasts a team-low 1.29 ERA with three strikeouts over 7.0 innings of work.

Cole, pitching for the Monmouth Monarchs of the Atlantic Baseball Confederation out of New Jersey, currently boasts a 1-0 record with a team-low 0.00 ERA to also rank tied for the league lead. He's recorded eight strikeouts over 5.2 innings of work.

May will pitch for the NJ Marlins of the Atlantic Baseball Confederation out of New Jersey when the team begins its summer schedule later this week.

UMass Boston wrapped up the 2011 season with an 18-22 overall record, ending their reign as the 2010 New England Regional Champions. The Beacons matched their highest in-conference win total, posting an 8-6 mark in the LEC to earn a #2 seed in the Little East Conference Tournament, their highest seed ever.