The University of Massachusetts Amherst Minutemen Baseball Showcase is open to all rising grade 9 to grade 12 male baseball players. It will run from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM on the 26th of August. It is going to take place at the state of the art Earl Lorden Field which is on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. Furthermore, this summer baseball showcase a unique opportunity for players to showcase and learn baseball skills. The training program also emphasizes improvement in hitting, pitching, throwing, and base running skills. In addition, this event will be under the supervision of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Minutemen baseball coaching staff. Every participant is required to bring their own baseball bat, pants, hat, helmet, cleats, and sneakers.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst, originally Massachusetts Agricultural College, is a public, coeducational, land-grant university in Amherst, Massachusetts. It is the flagship university of the University of Massachusetts system. Additionally, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Five College Consortium. The university is also part of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Currently, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is serving around 23,400 undergraduate students. 51 percent of this undergraduate population are male students and 49 percent are female students. This undergraduate population is through a selective enrollment acceptance rate of 60 percent. Correspondingly, the university’s student to faculty ratio is 18:1. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a top-tier academic institution. As a matter of fact, it is 75th in the National Universities category of the 2018 edition of the US News and World Reports Best Colleges rankings. The university is also 38th in the Best Colleges for Veterans rankings and 84th in the Best Value Schools rankings. In athletics, the University of Massachusetts Amherst features 21 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. They are the Minutemen and Minutewomen and their official colors are maroon, black, and white.
University of Massachusetts Amherst Minutemen Baseball Showcase Organizers
Leading the University of Massachusetts Amherst Minutemen baseball team is Head Coach Matt Reynolds, a native of South Boston, Massachusetts. He is a bachelor’s degree in communication graduate and a master’s degree in education technology graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Coach Matt Reynolds is in his first year at the helm of the Minutemen baseball program. Additionally, Coach Reynolds is the former Washington College head baseball coach. At the same time, Coach Matt Reynolds is a Commissioned Officer and Physical Education Instructor at the Naval Academy. The Minutemen baseball assistant coaches are Nate Cole and Mark Royer. Coach Nate Cole, a native of Wrentham, Massachusetts, is now entering his third season with the coaching staff. He is a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice graduate from Central Connecticut State University. He is the former Southern Connecticut assistant baseball coach. Then, Coach Mark Royer who hails from Fairfax, Virginia is in his first year with the coaching staff. He is a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication studies graduate from Eastern University. Coach Royer is the former Swarthmore College assistant coach and the former University of Pennsylvania volunteer assistant coach. Finally, Kyle Decker is the Minutemen baseball volunteer assistant coach.