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Six Titans make FCBL All-Star team. Game in Brockton, Thursday, July 25.

POSTED July 19, 2014
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


TORRINGTON: Six members of the Torrington Titans have been selected to play in the 20-14 Futures Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game on Thursday, July 25 in Brockton, home of the Rox.

Four position players, Jack St. Clair (Holy Cross), Matt Batten (Quinnipiac), Mike Odenwaelder (Amherst College) and Langston Calhoun (Bryan) will be joined by pitchers Kevein Connolly (CCSU) and Kevin Lund (Rogers Williams University).

St Clair has been the ultimate leadoff hitter so far this season, reaching base in 34 of the 35 games he has played in. His stats are remarkable.

A team leading .362 batting average includes a four hit game and six 3-hit games. A pair of home runs, 11 driven in with 47 hits (second in the FCBL) and 33 runs for good measure. His on-base percentage combined with his slugging add up to a tremendous .931 OPS.

Odenwaelder is having the kind of summer players dream about and locals who have watched the former Wamogo Warrior graduate are not surprised about.

He leads the league with 40 RBI’s (nine more than the second place hitter), has launched six home runs while batting .357.

His OPS is a staggering .991. His 50 hits lead the team and the league.

Batten has played a solid shortstop for the team, batting .303 with a home run and 19 RBI’s. He has a grand slam to his credit this year and had a walk off two-run single on July 11 versus the Worcester Bravehearts.

He also drove in five runs against Pittsfield on July 10.

Calhoun joined the team a week into the season and has batted a solid .322 with a home run and 18 RBI’s in his 25 games.

Connolly has appeared in 10 games out of the bullpen so far and has posted a 1-2 record with a 3.90 ERA in 25.1 innings in which he has struck out 30.

Lund (he has been suffering from mono) posted a 2-1 record that featured a 2.25 ERA with 24 K’s in just 20 innings.

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