Amidst today’s transfer-heavy climate, the Blue Devils have maintained strong roster consistency and return plenty of pieces from the team that won the program’s third out of the last four Northeast Conference championships.
The likes of senior shortstop Elliot Good (Meriden, Conn.), infielder/outfielder Hunter Pasqualini (South Windsor, Conn.) and sixth-year outfielder Michael Torniero (East Haven, Conn.) have been key cogs throughout that stretch, which included tied for the second-winningest season in program history in 2023.
“(All coaches) say the same thing in terms of the rosters changing, and they’ll continue to change, but I’d like to think that we have some stability from the standpoint of veteran kids that have stayed in the program,” said Central Connecticut State coach Charlie Hickey said. “It’s nice to hang your hat on that. … They’ve been to regionals, they know how to conduct themselves and go about their business.”
Following a fall used to develop depth and versatility, Hickey believes that other veterans are ready to make the next step. That is the case both in the field and on the mound, where former conference Rookies of the Year Vincent Spizzoucco (Southington, Conn.) and Jake Neuman (Southington, Conn.) are poised to lead the rotation.