March 7, 2014

Baseball Capsule: 2014 Season Preview

2014 Little East Conference Preseason Poll

Five Things to Know About Your Beacons...

1. UMass Boston features three players who were named to the top Division III players to watch for in 2014 in seniors Jamill Moquete (Boston, Mass.) and Lucas Ilges (Gloucester, Mass.) and junior Kyle Szatrowski (Agawam, Mass.).  The three players named to the list mark the most ever under head coach Brendan Eygabroat. 

2. The Beacons will begin their 2014 season in Fort Myers, Florida as part of the Gene Cusic Classic.  They will face first time opponents University of Wisconsin-Stout, St. Joseph's College (L.I.), Johns Hopkins University, Bethel University (Minn.), and University of Dubuque (Iowa).

3. In 2014 the Beacons will play all of their home games with the exception of one at a newly renovated Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Massachusetts.  It will mark the second straight season that the Beacons will play in the home of the minor league ball club the Brockton Rox.

4. Moquete became the first player in program history to be named a Top-5 Division III Prospect by Baseball America on February 12.

5. The Beacons were picked to finish third in the Little East Conference this season, marking the second highest ranking on the coaches' preseason poll since the 2011 season, when they were picked to repeat as tournament champions.  It was also in 2011 when they earned a total of six first place votes, making it the most ever since the conference started it's preseason poll.

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Meet the 2014 UMass Boston Baseball Team

#1 Kyle Thebado  
#2 Andy Bukuras
#3 Bryan Failla
#4 Charles LaPaglia
#6 Alex Webb
#7 Jose Pena
#8 Adam Gutierrez
#9 Daniel Heefner
#10 Kyle Szatrowski
#11 Patrick Murphy
#12 Tom Cole
#13 Jamill Moquete
#14 Matt Dziok
#15 Lucas Ilges
#16 Karl Poss  
#17 Devin Kelly
#18 Nick Brothers
#19 Steve Roche
#20 Anthony Gomes-Sirianni
#21 Will Barrack
#22 Bryan Dupre
#23 Todd Ezold
#24 Tyler Johnson
#25 Jason Cholish
#26 Zach Angelo
#30 Michael Courtney
#31 Josh Cummiskey
#32 Chris Adams
#34 Daniel Mantoni
#35 Harlan Zeerip
#36 Zack Cartwright
#37 Ryan Augustine  
#38 Gabe May  
#39 Anthony Searles
#40 Mark Ney