Baseball Taking the Next Step in the Off Season

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. 

Valley League
Jamill Moquette – Winchester Royals
Will Barrack – Winchester Royals 

Futures Collegiate Baseball League
Jeff Thomas – Pittsfield Suns 

Prospect League
Daniel Heefner –Terre Haute Rex 

Myrtle Beach Collegiate
Matt Consiglio –Ghost Crabs 

Hawaiian Collegiate League
Tom Cole 

Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League
Michael Boughton
Tyler Kapushinski –Tobacco Valley Renegades 

NYCBL
Tyler Kirwan – Syracuse Salt Cats 

Intercity League
Ryan Augustine – Watertown Reds
Kyle Thebado – Watertown Reds
Ryan Manning – Watertown Reds
Patrick Noble – Medford Americans 

Park League
Taylor Kapulka – ADSL
Charles LaPaglia – Grossman 

Yawkey League
Patrick Noble – Alabrandies
Greg Dubela – Stoneham Sabres 

American Legion
Patrick Austin – Torrington
Steve Roche – Worcester
Mike Capobianco
Harlan Zeerip –New Milford 

Tri-County League
Tyler Kane -Wilbraham
Todd Ezold
Kyle Szatrowski
Matt Dziok 

CT Tri State League
Bryan Failla – Torrington Rebels 

North Shore League
Lucas Ilges - Beverly 

Travel Ball
Luke Fischetti – CNY Thunder
Tomas Martinez – Miami Chiefs
Patrick Murphy