The 2017 New Haven Register All-Area Baseball Team. Compiled and written by Dave Borges. Cover Photo by John Nash. Portraits by Peter Hvizdak except where noted. Designed by Sean Patrick Bowley.
Stats: Went 9-2 with a 1.02 ERA, 93 strikeouts in 70 innings. Posted a 19-2 mark with 155 strikeouts in 129 innings over junior, senior years. At the plate, hit .417 with four homers, 37 RBI and 13 doubles.
Honors: SCC Player of the Year, All-State selection and Amity team MVP.
Off the field: Academic All-State team, captain for Relay for Life team, BBYO treasurer.
Up next: Will play baseball at West Point.
Stats: After a 1-11 start to the season, guided Lions to remarkable run to Class L state championship. Foran won 11 of its last 12 games, including an 8-2 win over North Haven in championship game. It was Foran’s first state baseball title in school history.
Honors: His father, Ken Walker, was Register Coach of the Year in 2011. Garrett took over reins in 2012 after his father’s death.
Off the field: A four-year starter at Foran under his father before graduating in 2003.
Stats: Hit .500 with .635 on-base percentage, 10 RBIs, eight doubles, two triples and 20 runs scored. Only pitched second half of season and went 3-2 with a 1.68 ERA and a save.
Honors: First team All-State and All-SCC selection.
Off the field: Caption of baseball and basketball teams junior and senior years. Student council member and honor student.
Up next: Will play baseball at Endicott.
Stats: Led team with .424 average and 18 runs scored. Hit .727 with runners in scoring position and drove in 16 runs. Posted a 3.50 ERA with 20 strikeouts on the mound.
Honors: All-SCC Oronoque Division, team MVP and voted baseball captain for next season.
Off the field: SCC All-Academic team and member of Spanish Honor Society.
Up next: Being recruited by several high-level programs.
Stats: Went 9-2 with a 1.91 ERA and notched three saves. A dominant force in postseason where he won four games. At the plate, hit .391 with 22 runs scored, four doubles and 20 RBI.
Honors: All-State, All-Conference and Senior All-Star Game selection. Named North team MVP.
Off the field: Special Olympics volunteer and participated in Best Buddies and Project W.I.N. programs.
Up next: Will walk on at Quinnipiac.
Stats: Hit .442 with five homers, 20 RBI, 20 runs scored, 10 doubles and three triples. Won four games with a 3.17 ERA on the mound.
Honors: All-State and two-time All-SCC pick. Chosen to play in Junior Select All-Star Game.
Off the field: Member of National Honor Society and Superintendent’s Council Representative.
Up next: Has verbally committed to play baseball at Southern Connecticut State.
Stats: Hit .530 (26-for-49) with four homers, 18 RBI and 19 runs scored.
Honors: All-Fairchester Athletic Association selection.
Up next: Will do a post-grad year at Hotchkiss.
Stats: Posted a 2.05 ERA with 58 strikeouts and earned four wins on the mound. Hit .387 with six doubles, two triples and 12 RBIs.
Honors: All-SCC pick, chosen to play in Junior Select All-Star Game.
Off the field: Coaches CYO basketball at St. Colman’s Notre Dame.
Up next: Has committed to play baseball at Bryant.
Stats: Hit .370 with two homers, 21 RBI and 20 runs scored. Belted walk-off homer in SCC tournament game. On mound, went 5-2 with a 1.36 ERA.
Honors: Two-time All-SCC selection.
Off the field: Honor student throughout high school career.
Up next: Will play baseball at Eastern Connecticut State next season.
Stats: Finished 5-3 with three saves, an 0.89 ERA, a .695 WHIP and 74 strikeouts and five walks in 54.2 innings.
Honors: All-SCC and First Team coaches all-state selection.
Off the field: Member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honors Society and the Math Honors Society.
Stats: Big-game hurler went 6-1 with a 1.82 ERA, with 36 strikeouts and seven walks in 42.1 innings.
Honors: Three-time All-SCC selection.
Off the field: Participates in “Choices” program.
Up next: Being recruited by Sacred Heart and Fairfield, among others.
Stats: Five-tool player hit .420 with four homers and 20 RBIs in 14 games before suffering season-ending torn labrum injury.
Honors: Coaches all-state and All-SCC selection.
Off the field: Member of the honor roll.
Up next: Was being recruited by UCF and other programs.
Stats: Finished 9-1, including six shutouts, with a 0.74 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 66 innings pitched for the Huskies.
Honors: Shoreline Conference Pitcher of the Year. First Team All-Shoreline and coaches all-state selection.
Up next: Will play baseball at Sacred Heart next season.
Stats: Hit .324 with eight RBIs and team-leading 14 runs scored. Did not commit an error all season.
Honors: Set school long jump record in indoor track at 21 feet, 3 inches.
Off the field: Member of National Honor Society and volunteers at Connecticut Food Bank.
Stats: Hit .512 with five home runs, 38 RBI, 27 runs scored, 11 doubles, four triples and 43 hits (one shy of the school’s single-season record). Posted a .598 on-base percentage and .917 slugging percentage. As a catcher, threw out all but two would-be base-stealers.
Honors: Two-time Class LL All-State and SCC All Hammonasset Division. SCC tournament MVP. Selected for Junior Select All-Star Game and a National High School Coaches Association All-Northeast States team selection.
Off the field: National Honor Society member, Milford Hospital summer volunteer, St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church camp counselor, Relay for Life volunteer.
Up next: Has committed to play baseball at UConn.
Stats: Hit .448 with three homers, 32 RBI, 22 runs scored, seven doubles and a 1.139 OPS.
Honors: All-State and All-SCC pick in first season of varsity baseball.
Off the field: Two-time All-State hockey player as well.
Up next: Will attend Gateway Community College and play Junior Hockey.