Mantoni Earns Second Little East Rookie of the Week Honor

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – For the second time this season freshman infielder Daniel Mantoni (Northbridge, Mass.) was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week.  The honor comes just two days before the Beacons travel to Eastern Connecticut State University for the 2014 LEC Tournament.

Last week, Mantoni recorded a combined 10 hits, seven RBI, and three runs scored.  He also picked-up a double and a triple in the game-one win over Rhode Island College on Friday.  In the sweep over the Anchormen, Mantoni produced four hits and drove in three runs for the Beacons.  He then closed out his first regular season with UMass Boston with a combined four hits, one of which was a double, and had two RBI against 28th ranked Amherst College.

At Endicott College, he went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the tough one-run loss to the Gulls.  Against Wheaton College (Mass.), the Beacons second of four regionally-ranked opponents they faced last week, he produced one hit and one RBI.

The Beacons will begin their run to a conference tournament on Wednesday at 6 p.m. when they face UMass Dartmouth at the ECSU Baseball Stadium in Mansfield, Connecticut.