The Suffolk University baseball team won the 2014 ECAC Division III New England Championship, defeating host and top-seed Roger Williams University 8-1 on Sunday afternoon.
Freshman Matt Brenner was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. He went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI in Sunday's victory and finished the three game tournament hitting .538 with five RBI, two doubles and three runs scored.
Senior Devan Jones set a career milestone on Sunday as he recorded his 200th career hit in the fourth inning with a single up the middle. He later added a double as part of a 2-for-5 day, with a pair of runs scored. Jones is the fourth player in Rams baseball history to make the 200-hit mark.
Freshman Tim Conroy went the first seven innings on the mound for Suffolk, as he improved his season record to 4-3 on the year. Conroy scattered seven hits and allowed just one run in his outing, while striking out three.
Senior Jhonneris Mendez closed out the Suffolk victory for the second day in a row. Mendez pitched two scoreless innings while striking out a pair.
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The ECAC Championship is the second in 12 appearances for Suffolk. The Rams last won the tournament championship in 2000.
The win improves Suffolk to a 26-14-1 overall record on the season. After starting the year 0-5, Suffolk turned things around and enjoyed a 10-game winning streak midway through the year. The team finished with the best regular-season Great Northeast Athletic Conference record at 12-2, while also reaching the 20-win plateau for the 17th straight season. Suffolk advanced to the GNAC championship game for the eighth consecutive year before falling to St. Joseph's College 2-0. Suffolk finished the regular season winning six of its last seven games, including three straight to take the ECAC Tournament.