UMass Amherst students celebrate Red Sox victory peacefully

Hampshire County

There were plenty of celebrations Sunday night after the Red Sox won the World Series. 

The celebrations were much more subdued than previous times at UMass and students say it’s because of better precautionary measures put in place.

Hundreds of UMass students celebrated the Red Sox world series win in the Southwest residential complex Sunday night.

This marked the team’s 4th championship in the last 15 years. 

UMass Amherst Sophmore Jacob Weinstein told 22News, “It’s a sense of community to Boston, to UMass, we are all here just coming together. It’s really a great time for Halloweekend too.”

UMass Spokeswoman Mary Dettloff told 22News that campus police had increased the number of officers on duty, and added extra staff to the dorms in preparation of a possible Red Sox victory. 

Earlier this year, seven UMass Amherst students were arrested after the New England Patriots lost the the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl. Sunday’s celebrations were much different: no arrests, and no one hurt.

UMass Amherst Junior Jaylen Franklin told 22News, “Just a lot of happiness, a lot of yelling and screaming, chanting. A lot of people were just really excited that the Red Sox won. But there wasn’t too much craziness.”

“It was a lot happier than usual. I was here last year, I was a freshman last year and I saw the Patriots riot and that was an angry riot. This was more of a happy riot,” said UMass Amherst Sophomore Michael Katinas.

UMass officials tell me they had no major problems or damage to the campus. 

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