Editor's note: This is the first in a series of spotlights featuring some of the larger travel programs around New England.
Baseball U CT cemented its case as one of New England's top college development programs on National Letter of Intent Signing Day, when the club announced 22 college commitments for players in the Class of 2022. The large class of college commits is no fluke either. A total of 286 Baseball U CT players have made college commitments over the last 13 years -- good for an average of 22 per graduating class.
Finding college homes for high school players has always been the priority for Baseball U CT Founder Pat Vigilio, who has experience coaching college baseball at University of New Haven as well as Norwalk Community College. Vigilio also currently serves as an associate scout for the New York Mets.
"For us, it's about development; it's not about chasing trophies," Vigilio said. "We don't recruit kids or look at the Area Code Games lists and start calling kids to play for us. These kids who committed have been with us."