Senior Strikes Out Two in First Game of Little East Conference Tournament
Senior marketing major Kyle Szatrowski is ending his Beacons career the same way he started it – in record-setting fashion. Szatrowski was named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week for striking out a career-best nine batters in a 16-7 win over Western Connecticut State.
The Agawam native vaulted into the Beacon records books his freshman year, when he threw a no-hitter against Wentworth Institute of Technology in just his third start as a collegiate pitcher. Szatrowski was the first Beacon to throw a no-hitter as a freshman, and was UMass Boston’s first National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division III Pitcher of the Week as a result.
“Seeing the reaction on the seniors’ faces, it was something that was a lot of fun to be a part of,” Szatrowski said later.
On Wednesday, Szatrowski struck out two to help the No. 4 Beacons’ to a 11-5 win in the opening round of the Little East Conference Tournament over No. 3 Rhode Island College.
Szatrowski ends his college career with a 14-9 record, and he’s also found success in the batter’s box. During the 2014 season, he had 26 hits, including two triples.
After graduation, Szatrowski hopes to get into sports marketing and go to graduate school. He has some advice for high-school players looking for a college home: “The LEC is probably the best division in college D3 baseball in the country. [We] play against the top competition every year, so if you want to play and compete for championship every year, UMass Boston is definitely a good place to come look at.”
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