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My name is Kevin D. Roberts and I am the Assistant Sports Editor at The Register Citizen. This is my blog, about anything I can find, or hear about, from our local sports scene. Much of what I write about will be about athletes who have moved on to play in college, but I welcome anyone to send along information about someone that they feel would make a compelling story.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Finally getting back into writing about how our local athletes are doing after they left high school. I will look to provide more updates on our area athletes as I can. If you ever have any suggestions, please feel free to e-mail me at, call me at 860-489-3121, extension 327, or Tweet at me @kroberts023.
Two former Berkshire League standouts are leading their respective Division I baseball programs into the NCAA Tournament later this week.
Former Housatonic standout Nick Dignacco is a 6-3, 185-pound sophomore left-handed pitcher for Army (41-13), which opens play Friday in the Charlottesville Regional against Virginia (38-17-1), the top seed in that regional. Game time is 7 p.m.
Former Shepaug star Troy Scribner is a 6-1, 165-pound junior right-handed pitcher for Sacred Heart (25-30), which starts play Friday at 7 in the Raleigh Regional against North Carolina State (39-17), which is the top seed in that regional. The Pioneers made the NCAA tournament by winning the Northeast Conference tournament title.
Here's a little more on each player:

Dignacco has pitched in 13 games for Army this season, including nine starts, according to stats posted on Army's baseball web site. He has a 7-2 record with a 3.38 ERA. He has given up 62 hits in 66.2 innings and struck out 58 while walking just 18. Batters hit just .248 off of him and had only three home runs against him.
Dignacco threw six innings, gave up four runs, and got a no-decision in the Patriot League championship-clinching win over Holy Cross. The Black Knights won that game 8-4.
Dignacco is slated to pitch for the Torrington Titans of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League this summer.

It may have been an up-and-down season overall for Sacred Heart, but the Pioneers were able to make it to the NCAA tournament by wrapping up the NEC tournament title.
Scribner has been a part of the success of Sacred Heart, both with his arm and his bat. In the Pioneers' 3-2 win over Central Connecticut State at the NEC tournament, Scribner fired a complete game, giving up two runs on seven hits. He struck out nine and walked one while throwing 86 strikes out of 114 pitches.
Scribner went 1-for-4 with a run batted in during Sacred Heart's 5-1 win over Monmouth in the NEC final.
In 13 games on the mound this season, all starts, Scribner is 7-5 with a 4.04 ERA and six complete games. In 84.2 innings, he gave up 88 hits, struck out 65 while walking just 17. Scribner did hit 16 batters.
At the plate, Scribner hit .247 and drove in 11 runs in 97 plate appearances. 


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