The 2019 THS Hall of Fame Inductee: Scott Barnsby.
Scott Barnsby was a two-sport athlete during his time at Torrington High School. He played quarterback for the football team, but gained most of his notoriety as a member of the THS baseball team. During his Junior season Scott had an ERA of 1.90 and a record of 11 wins, 2 losses, and 1 save. Scott still holds the school record for single season pitching wins (11). Scott could impact the game from the batter’s box as well, with his .375 batting average and 21 runs scored that same season. His talent was rewarded by area coaches when he was named to the 1997 All-NVL and All-State baseball teams. For his senior year, Scott attended The Taft School where he continued to play football and baseball.
After Taft, Scott attended the University of Massachusetts where he majored in Sports Management and continued to find success on the mound. On April 22, 1997 Scott broke a forty-year drought for the Minutemen and threw a no-hitter against Northeastern at Fenway Park. Scott was named to the All-Atlantic Ten team in 1997. Scott returned home to Torrington as a member of the Torrington Twisters organization, where he is credited with helping them earn a Division Championship in 1997.
In 1998, Scott was drafted in the 25th round by the LA Dodgers. He was assigned to the Yakima Bears, where he made numerous pitching appearances, and then moved to the Vero Beach Dodgers. After his professional baseball career, Scott continued to work within the sport as a scout for the Cleveland Indians. He has since been promoted to become the team’s Director of Amateur Scouting.
Scott, when he is not on the road scouting, resides in Huntsville, Alabama with his wife, Kristen, and their two sons, Andrew and Matthew.