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Copa Off To Hot Start As A Pro

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In limited action since signing a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last month, UMass baseball alum Peter Copa has hit safely in all three games he has appeared in with the Arizona League Angels.

This past Sunday against the Rangers, he had his first career multi-hit game as a pro, going 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, a stolen base and a run scored.

Copa is currently hitting .364 (4-for-11) wth an RBI and three runs scored.
The 37th Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star Game was held Thursday night at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass. UMass' Peter Copa was instrumental in helping the University Division come back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth, 3-3. The game ended in a tie after the scheduled nine innings were completed.

Copa entered in the sixth inning, replacing Rhode Island's Tom Coulombe at first base and was 2-for-2 with a double. Part of the University Division's two-run rally in the eighth, Copa's double moved Garret Smith of Boston College to third, setting up a sacrifice fly by Quinnipiac's Kyle Nisson. Copa then came home for the game-tying third run on an RBI double by URI's Greg Annarummo.

Matt Gedman started for the University Division team at third base and was 0-for-2 with a walk.
Seniors Peter Copa and Matt Gedman will be representing UMass in the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association's (NEIBA) 37th annual All-Star Game tonight at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass., at 7 p.m.

Division I players from across the region will make up the University Division Team, while The College Division Team is made up of 13 Division II standouts and 16 Division III seniors all-stars.

Tickets will cost $5 and can be purchased when the gates open at 6 p.m.