Picard tastes Boston Beanpot

EHS grad to play at Fenway

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Adam Picard will play at Fenway Park on April 29 with the UMass Amherst baseball team during the Boston Beanpot. Photo Contributed

Adam Picard will play at Fenway Park on April 29 with the UMass Amherst baseball team during the Boston Beanpot.
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Adam Picard, 23, of Essex Junction, was part of the Hornets’ 2008 and 2010 state championship baseball teams. As a pitcher and outfielder, he was named Vermont Gatorade Player of the Year in 2010 and DI Metro Player of the Year. On April 29, the UMass Amherst red-shirt senior will step into the Red Sox outfield, batter’s box and dugout during the 2015 Boston Beanpot tournament final.

In the tournament opener, UMass Amherst shared the diamond with Harvard. The booming three-run HR knocked out by Picard elated the Minutemen. UMass Amherst went on to take a 6-5 win over Harvard.

Picard and the UMass Amherst baseball team will face the Boston College Eagles in the Beanpot final.

— Joe Cardello