BROOKLINE, Mass. -- If any of Friedman Diamond’s neighbors noticed projectiles flying through the Brookline air in recent weeks, there’s a good chance that Jared Dupere was involved.
Hopefully no local windows were harmed, but seventh-year head coach Mike Glavine and his surging Northeastern Huskies have surely been pleased to see an awfully special display of power out of their redshirt sophomore right fielder from Amesbury this spring.
Nobody in the Colonial Athletic Association has hit more home runs than Dupere’s 15, which are five more than any other Division 1 player in New England this season and put him in a tie for second in program history after passing former MLB veteran Carlos Pena and his coach during last weekend’s four-game sweep of North Division rival Hofstra.
“He’s a way better hitter and a way better player than I ever was,” joked Glavine, whose team is 28-6, boasts the longest active winning streak in the nation at 18 games and has started conference play with a 16-0 mark. The best start to a CAA season in history continued with Wednesday’s 10-3 win, the Huskies’ eighth in as many games against the Pride this season.