Baseball was in the air Thursday, Sept. 5th in Storrs, CT as the 2013-2014 Huskies took the field as part of their annual scout day. This day allows all of the players to showcase their talents in front of Major League scouts and try to open a few eyes in the process. After going 31-27-1 last season, the Huskies hope that their talented underclass, as well as their experienced veterans will be able to pull together a championship season.
#12 Tom Verdi- Junior infielder from Warwick, R.I
Standing at 6’2” and weighing in at 185lbs. this slick handed middleman has a great infielder body with room to still fill out naturally. His plus arm and quick feet allow him to make tough plays both on the backhand and forehand. Verdi has solid infield actions and a great approach at the plate with the ability to drive the baseball to all gaps. His smooth swing and quiet stance allows him to square up the ball consistently.
#4 Jack Sundberg- Freshman outfielder from Mansfield, CT
Standing at 5’11” and weighing in at 175 this quick outfielder shows great range and a plus arm. Sundberg has great carry to his throws and is very accurate from right field to third base. At the plate he has good patience and a smooth looking swing. He showed great gap to gap power and his speed will allow him to turn singles into doubles and doubles into triples.
#2 Max Mcdowell- Freshman catcher from North Huntington, P.A
Standing at 6’2” and weighing in at 194lbs. This young catcher has already been able to open some eyes as a new Husky. Great catchers build with a best pop time of 1.89. Shows good command and confidence behind the plate and shows the same attributes while up to bat. Mcdowell has Level line drive swing with gap to gap power and his quiet approach allows him to track the ball and put a good swing on it.
#39 Anthony Marzi- Junior LHP from Berlin, CT
At 6’1” 190 Marzi is looking to duplicate his performance from last year and it looks like he has put in a lot of work over the offseason. This lefty has power stuff which includes a fastball in the high 80’s and devastating breaking pitches. He is able to work both sides of the plate and his 3/4 arm slot allows great whip and enables him to get movement on his fastball. Marzi shows great mound presence and is confident throwing any of his pitches.
#29 Christian Colletti- Freshman LHP from Rockville Centre, NY
Standing at 6’2” and weighing in at 195 Colletti is looking to make an impact on the pitching staff. His tall frame allows him to get on top of his pitches and command both sides of the plate with great accuracy. Looks very confident on the mound despite his young age. Colletti has pop with his fastball and is able to use his secondary pitches without much change in arm motion. With some work this fall, Colletti will be ready to take the mound for the Huskies in the spring.