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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, June 12, 2012

Feature on Conor Bierfeldt

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Here's my feature on Torrington Titans outfielder Conor Bierfeldt, a Torrington native who is off to a solid start in his first season in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. Here's my blog post about Bierfeldt and the Titans.
You may recall that Bierfeldt lit up Little East Conference pitching all spring. Here are his numbers: led the LEC in batting average (.430), slugging percentage (.838) and home runs (10);l Second in RBI (50), second in total bases (119), second in sacrifice flies (6), tied for third in doubles (16), tied for fourth in triples (6), tied for fourth in runs scored (48), seventh in on-base percentage (.470), and tied for eighth in hits (61). 
Bierfeldt may not have gone in Major League Baseball's first-year draft, but a summer wood-bat college league is a good place to get noticed. If Bierfeldt keeps putting up good numbers, he should get noticed. Torrington manager Misha Dworken said that happened to another Division III player from Connecticut, Chris Denofria, who's now a part of the San Diego Padres organization. Denofria played for Wheaton.
"It happens," Dworken said Tuesday after practice at Canton's Valley Sports Center. "You just got to battle your way through."
Bierfeldt has been doing that since he played for Torrington High School. Torrington fans have seen Bierfeldt continue to improve while playing summer baseball for the P38s in American Legion's tough Zone 1. Bierfeldt said he was able to become a more complete hitter at WCSU this season because he looked to hit the ball to the opposite field.
If Bierfeldt becomes any more of a complete hitter, pitchers in the FCBL, LEC, and other leagues even higher up could be in for trouble.


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