Titans bring back six players from 2011 team.
TORRINGTON: Familiar faces will be making their way back to Fuessenich Park this June as a half a dozen players from the 2011 squad will be back either as players or in one case, a coach.
Ryan Plourde (Fairfield University, Holy Cross HS, Waterbury) and Rich Graef (Umass, Amherst, Simsbury HS) will be joined by three others who saw time with the team a year ago when the team made it all the way to the Futures Collegiate Baseball League Championship Series.
Kyle Murphy (Manhattan College, Holy Cross HS, Waterbury) has agreed to bring his talents back to Torrington for another summer.
Murphy came on strong in the second half last summer and ended the year tied for the team lead in RBI’s with 18.Down the stretch, Murphy was clutch and played some outstanding third base for Torrington.
In his last 10 games, he produced seven hits and six RBI’s to go along with four walks.
Murphy appeared in 40 games for the Titans in ‘11.Another Titan who saw limited action last season due a higher commitment will also be returning on a limited basis for the 2012 campaign.
Nick Dignacco, a tall left-handed pitcher who also attends West Point, will be with the team when the season starts and ends.
In the middle though, Dignacco will return to his post at West Point for additional training.
A Housatonic Mountaineer in high school, Dignacco pitched well in his limited time last summer in Torrington including seven innings of one-run ball against Seacoast in a 3-2 Titans victory on June 18 at Fuessenich Park.
Jordan Scheiner (Colby-Sawyer College), a right handed pitcher who also filled in in the field towards the end of the 2011 season, returns to Fuessenich Park this summer for another stint in the FCBL.
Scheiner appeared in seven games a year ago and logged 15 innings with a 4.20 ERA.
Four of his seven appearances where scoreless efforts and he is working this spring on his pitch of choice, the knuckleball.
He’s getting some big league help as well this spring with sessions scheduled with New York Mets knuckle-baller RA Dickie.
Bobby Chatfield (Plymouth State, Housatonic HS, Falls Village) will take on a new job with the team in 2012.Chatfield will become the Titans pitching coach under manager Misha Dworken.