The 2012 Torrington Titans. Day 1. Conor Bierfeldt. Junior, OF, Western CT State.
We were in Danbury on Wednesday afternoon to see former Torrington Red Raider, Conor Bierfeldt who has had a monster year for the Western CT State Colonials. The leftfielder was hitting .438 with 9 HR's, 48 RBI's with 45 runs scored as of Tuesday.
The 2012 Torrington Titans
1. Conor Bierfeldt: Junior, Western CT State. Outfield. Bats Right, Throws Right
To say Torrington native Conor Bierfeldt had a pretty good spring would be a drastic understatement.
Playing for the Division III Colonials in the Little East Conference, the former Torrington High School star dominated at the plate and in the field in the spring of 2012.
The statistics jump off the page, just like the ball did off the leftfielders bat all season.
Batting average: .430 in 37 games. He slammed 61 hits in 142 at-bats, had 16 doubles, six triples, 10 homeruns and 50 RBI’s.
Enough? Not yet.
That calculates out to a .838 slugging percentage. Add 6 sacrifice flies and 7 of 9 steal attempts and you can see why Bierfeldt was named Little East Player of the Week twice this spring.
Can he play defense? Yes on that one as well. His 9 assists are testimony to that.
Coming back to a place were he spent many a day shagging flies in the outfield at Fuessenich Park suits Bierfeldt just fine.
“It will be great to play in my home town,” Bierfeldt said. “I’m real excited to join the Titans and the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. This league is growing fast and I’m glad I’m going to get a chance to show what I can do.”
Does coming back to play in Torrington put any extra pressure on the former Raider?
“I don’t think so.” Bierfeldt said. “I’m just going to do whatever I can to help the team win and learn as much as I can.”
The newly expanded FCBL will give players like Bierfeldt a chance to do get what all juniors want: exposure.
If he can come anywhere close to that average this summer in Torrington, look out FCBL teams and hello pro scouts.
The Titans should start arriving in Torrington on June 1 and start the season on Thursday, June 6 against the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Fuessenich Park.