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True Dominance


Kyle threw his no hitter on April 25th against Wentworth. Photo courtesy of Beacons Athletics




The Beacons have been playing baseball since 1982, and for the first time since the program began, a pitcher has thrown a no-hitter. The no-no came from freshman Kyle Szatrowski in a 5-0 win over Wentworth. As you could imagine, the dominant performance sent waves rippling through the athletic department.

Szatrowski truly had his best stuff  all day. He threw 126 pitches with four walks, and he punched out seven batters. He had some solid defense behind him as well. Bryan Failla started a critical double play with a diving stop in the sixth inning.

Kyle was understandably thrilled with his performance. He said, “It was an awesome feeling knowing that I would be in the history books forever,” and added, “I threw a couple of no-hitters in 8th grade junior league.” Szatrowski may have experience with no hitters, but the Beacons sure don’t. The club has had some excellent pitchers over the years, but the no-no has eluded the guys until now.

Until his no-no, Szatrowski was struggling this season. He was 0-2 in his first six starts before his marathon effort against Wentworth. According to Szatrowski, he was completely unaware of the history he was making until more than halfway through the game. He said “I realized I had [the no- hitter] in the fifth inning. The only reason I realized it was to see if we were winning, and then saw that I hadn’t give up a hit.”

After the game, Szatrowski was quick to heap praise on to his teammates. He said, “Jack DeBiase was great behind the plate, always giving me a good target and getting calls for me that could go either way. He’s always keeping me up and keeping me in the game.”  He added, “I wouldn’t say anyone made any great plays, but they made ALL the plays and that’s what matters. I had great defense behind me all night and that’s what really got me the no-hitter.”

The freshman knows he still has many more pages to write in the Beacon history books. He said “Have I left my legacy already? No, I wouldn’t say I have. In order to leave a legacy, I have a lot of work to do here.” He’s well on his way. He’s pitching a 3.16 ERA with 21 Ks this season, and will only improve in years to come. It appears that Coach Eygabroat has found a winner, and he should be a staple for the Beacons over the next three seasons.