Fermi baseball team is games away from qualifying for state tournament

By Calla Vassilopoulos - ReminderNews
Enfield - posted Wed., May. 8, 2013
Enrico Fermi High School baseball players get ready for their game against Tolland on May 6. Photos by Calla Vassilopoulos.
Enrico Fermi High School baseball players get ready for their game against Tolland on May 6. Photos by Calla Vassilopoulos.

The season is coming to an end for Enrico Fermi High School baseball, with the state tournament just around the corner. The Falcons are only games away from continuing on to states or ending their season.

“I think we’re playing some pretty good baseball. With any luck, our record could be a little better than what it is right now, but we are playing good solid baseball. I’m happy with our pitching and our defense,” said coach Bob Cressotti.

The team suffered a few difficult losses throughout the season that were hard to come back from, including a 10-inning game against Rocky Hill Terriers and a 1-0 loss to the RHAM Sachems. “But we had a nice win against Rockville and put our spirits in good shape,” said Cressotti.

The biggest challenge for the Falcons right now is the outfield, which has some very inexperienced players, according to Cressotti. The team will have to step up in these next few weeks to keep its playing consistent and get the wins needed for states. All non-conference games are over and the Falcons are fighting for wins amongst the other teams in the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC).

The team will be losing nearly half the team at the end of the season due to graduation. The two captains, seniors Dan Brunetti and Alex Zachary, have been with the program for three years as starting players for the team. This will be a significant loss for the Falcons, along with the other four graduating seniors.

“It’s going to be an opportunity for younger players to step up next year and take their positions just like any graduating class we have,” said Cressotti.


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