TUCSON, Ariz. – With the 2014 baseball season quickly approaching Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has released the 2014 Top NCAA Division III Baseball Players to watch for list. The list which features the best-of-the-best in the country featured three from UMass Boston in senior outfielder Jamill Moquete (Boston, Mass.), senior righty Lucas Ilges (Gloucester, Mass.), and junior left Kyle Szatrowski (Agawam, Mass.).
Moquete enters the 2014 season coming off of dominant showing in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL). The All-League selection ripped the cover off the ball during the summer months and was tied for league lead with seven homers. He posted a .350 average in 41 games for the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs and had 33 runs batted in and 37 runs scored. The outfielder also posted a 1.036 on-base percentage. With the Beacons the All-Little East Conference selection finished second on the team with a .319 average and posted 20 stolen bases. He combined for 43 hits, seven doubles, one triple, and four home runs. He also recorded a team-best .474 slugging percentage and had 16 RBI.
Also named an All-Little East Conference selection in 2013, Szatrowski comes into his junior season as one of the top starters in the conference. Last season, the Agawam native recorded a team-best 2.65 ERA and 5-2 record. In a total of 57.2 innings of work, Szatrowski held opponents to a .262 average and totaled 26 strikeouts. He went the distance for three complete games, which included a win over nationally ranked St. Joseph's College (Maine) in his first start of the season.
For Ilges, his junior season was just as impressive as he posted a 3-4 record and a 3.72 ERA in 12 total appearances. In 55.2 innings, he combined for a team-best 42 strikeouts and allowed just 11 walks. His most dominating performance came against conference rival and national runner-up Southern Maine when he held the Huskies scoreless in a complete game victory. The righty allowed just three hits and struckout six while only walking one against the Huskies.