Winthrop native and Bentley University baseball coach Bob DeFelice is retiring after 54 seasons at the helm as the only baseball coach in the school’s history. (Item File Photo)
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Winthrop’s Bob DeFelice coaches final game with Bentley University baseball

Following more than a half-century at the helm and well over 1,800 games, legendary Bentley University baseball coach and Winthrop native Bob DeFelice coached his final game Sunday afternoon at Stonehill College’s Lou Gorman Field.

While the finale of his 54-year career was a 4-1 Northeast-10 Conference loss to the Skyhawks (18-29, 7-17 NE10), DeFelice saw his team take three of four from Stonehill  in the season-ending series and win 12 of its final 20 under his direction.

Bentley’s bats were quiet as Stonehill sophomore lefty Jonathan Rice (Hopedale) authored a complete game two-hitter. He walked five and struck out seven while blanking the Falcons after the first inning.

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