BOSTON, Mass. – Highlighted by a career-first no-hitter by sophomore pitcher Tyler Kane (Wilbraham, Mass.), members of the UMass Boston baseball team are staying extremely busy this summer. Almost every player from this year's roster is playing on various summer league teams all over the country.
Kane's no-no, which he threw earlier this month, shows that the Beacons are working harder than ever to get ready for the upcoming season. As a member of the Wilbraham Funeral Home team of the Tri-County League, Kane allowed just one walk and one hit batter, and also struck out six in the process to bump his record to 2-0. Following that showing, Kane had allowed just one hit in 12 complete innings of work.
"Summer ball is where players develop and get better. Teams that plan on competing for championships use summer ball as a stepping stone towards a title. The main goal over the summer is getting quality reps in and getting physically stronger as a team. I am excited with the number of quality leagues UMass Boston Baseball is represented in across the country. So far most of the players are off to a great start," said UMass Boston head coach Brendan Eygabroat.
Here is a complete list of the Beacons that are playing in the various summer leagues.
Futures Collegiate Baseball League
Jeff Thomas – Pittsfield Suns
Daniel Heefner –Terre Haute Rex
Myrtle Beach Collegiate
Matt Consiglio –Ghost Crabs
Hawaiian Collegiate League
Tyler Kirwan – Syracuse Salt Cats
Patrick Noble – Alabrandies
Greg Dubela – Stoneham Sabres
CT Tri State League
Bryan Failla – Torrington Rebels
North Shore League
Lucas Ilges - Beverly