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In today's Daily Collegian, Victor Pusateri has a recap of UMass baseball's 6-0 shutout victory over Central Connecticut yesterday, the fourth straight win for the Minutemen. UMass hosts Hartford this afternoon at 4 p.m. at Earl Lorden Field.

Read: UMass baseball blanks Central Connecticut State for fourth consecutive win

VIDEO: Nominations For Annual @UMassAthletics SAMYS Awards

Blake Frohnapfel from football and Chanel Glasper from tennis introduce the nominees for several awards to presented at this year's SAMYS Award Show.

The second annual SAMYS is an opportunity for student-athletes, coaches, and staff to gather and celebrate the culmination of our year in UMass Athletics. A student-driven initiative, the SAMYS is planned by student-athletes and staff with the mission of allowing student-athletes to celebrate their peers', coaches', and teams' accomplishments through highlighting the most memorable 'Student-Athlete Moments of the Year.'

Philip Sanzo of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the tennis team's wins over Bryant and Sacred Heart over the weekend. He focuses on the importance of Chanel Glasper's role as team captain and what Senior Day on Sunday meant to her. Head coach Judy Dixon said the team is confident heading into the Atlantic 10 Championship tournament after the successful regular season.

Chanel Glasper vigorously volleys the ball. (Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story from spring football practice looking at the running back situation for the Minutemen entering the 2015 season. Vautour writes that head coach Mark Whipple hopes to increase the run game production this year and has a talented stable of running backs who can all help carry the load.

Andrew Cyr of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the UMass women's lacrosse team's 19-4 win at Davidson on Sunday. Over the last four games, the Minutewomen have been averaging 17.5 points per game as they enter the home stretch of the regular-season with four games left on the docket.

Kate Farnham outruns her competition. (Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

2013 University of Massachusetts graduates Will Manny and Ryan Hollenbaugh helped facilitate the Boston Cannon's 16-13 victory over the Denver Outlaws in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse season-opener Saturday evening. Manny had a pair of goals with a groundball and Hollenbaugh saw time on defense.

Box Score: Boston 16, Denver 13
Cannons Earn Opening Win at Gillette | Inside Lacrosse
Photos: Cannons Down Defending Champs in Opener | Bill Danielewski, Lacrosse Magazine

More on the Cannons and Major League Lacrosse is available through MLL's official website. Keep up with the Minutemen on

In today's Daily Collegian, Tyler Fiedler has a preview of UMass baseball's Tuesday afternoon tilt at Central Connecticut. The Minutemen, currently riding a three-game winning streak, will look to continue that this afternoon in New Britain, Conn.

Read: UMass baseball takes winning streak on the road to face CCSU

In today's Daily Collegian, Nick Souza has a recap of the men's and women's track and field teams' home meet last Saturday, the Minuteman Invitational. The day's action saw the men take second of nine and the women place third among nine squads.

Read: UMass men's track and field finishes second, women finish third at Minuteman Invitational

Collegian: @UMassSoftball hopes to avoid trap game against URI

The UMass softball team will play a doubleheader at rival Rhode Island Tuesday, in a game that both teams need to start their path to get back in the A-10 Tournament picture. Tom Mulherin of the Daily Collegian has a preview of the doubleheader, which gets underway at 3 p.m. at the URI Softball Complex.

In the Daily Collegian today, Ross Gienieczko has a piece on how UMass baseball has excelled hitting in clutch situations and how that has led to wins for the Minutemen in 2015.

Read: Clutch hitting leads UMass baseball to wins early in season