Conor Bierfeldt signs with Torrington Titans. Will play at Fuessenich Park in 2012. All-State for Raiders in 2012.
TORRINGTON: Junior year is an important one for any college baseball player looking to play ball at the next level.
That’s what makes playing summer baseball so important and in the summer of 2012, a local ballplayer will ply his trade on a field he knows very well in hopes of getting himself noticed by decision makers that could determine his future on the diamond.
Former Torrington High School graduate and current Western Connecticut State University junior, Conor Bierfeldt, has signed a contract to play for the Torrington Titans of the Collegiate Baseball League in 2012.
Bierfeldt has been on some kind of a roll on the diamond for Western, he crushed the ball to the tune of a .435 batting average as a sophomore and was named to the 2011 Second Team Division III All-New England Team for his efforts.
His Raiders manager, Gerry Carbone, saw this coming and thinks the best is yet to come for his former player.
“He has just scratched the surface.” Carbone said. “Conor has is an easy kid to coach, has tremendous power and is a great teammate.”
Bierfeldt was an All-State player for the Raiders in his senior year were he played wherever Carbone needed him, including time on the mound.
“He doesn’t say much off the field,” Carbone said, “But you get him out between the lines and he is as tough a competitor as there is out there.”
In a game against Sacred Heart in 2009, Bierfeldt showed his metal by pitched 10 innings, even though he got off to a shaky start.
In 2011 for Western, the hard hitting Bierfeldt added five home runs with 41 RBI’s.
A .750 slugging percentage rounded out a terrific season.
His experience with wooden bats while playing American Legion baseball is another plus for the T-Town native who won’t have to make the adjustment from the aluminum stick to the wood.
For his part, Bierfeldt is looking forward to coming home to play at Fuessenich Park.“It’s going to be great playing in front of my hometown fans,” Bierfeldt said, “I look forward to working hard this summer and helping the Titans win.”
Having a hometown kid to root for at the park is always a plus for Titans fans; watch out for this young man, he may be one to remember.