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WestConn finishes strong winning 3 of the last 5

Exciting walk off against S. Maine in bottom of the 9th

Freshman 1B man Thomas Keough hit a bases loaded single to give the Wolves a walk off victory over S. Maime (4-3) in the LEC finale. Senior pitcher Connor Gannon threw a complete game only allowing 1 ER, 9 Ks with no walks for the victory.
One day later WestConn split a DH with Albertus Magnus. Junior catcher Nick Moeller needed 4 hits on the day for career hit 100. After collecting 2 in game one, he added 2 more in game two, including a dramatic two out bottom of the 6th double to achieve the milestone.

Moeller collects 100th career hit on final AB of the season

Senior RHP Connor Gannon gets 100th career strike out

vs Castleton 4/20; 8-IP, 7-H, 3-ER, 6-K

Wolves currently (4-20) as youth movement continues to gain experience

8 Freshmen setting foundation for future success

The 2024 Wolves record may not be impressive, but the youth movement is. There are 8 freshmen getting a lot of experience this year in the Wolves line up.
Freshman starting SS Bryan Birkl (pictured above)has been outstanding playing in 23 of the 24 contests, hitting .292 and playing very strong defense.
Outfielders Luke Dawson, Jayson Hannah and Rich Salonia have played in 13,15 and 12 games respectively. Dawson has shown power at the plate, Hannah roams a strong CF with great speed, and Salonia is hitting .280. 
First baseman Tommy Keough has played outstanding defense, showing both power and discipline at the plate with a .371 OB%.
2B man Ryan Vallie is hitting .333 in 9 games, with a 5 for 5 performance in the win over Purchase College.
Catcher Anthony Marsala has played in 8 games, showing good defensive skills handeling conference starters.
Freshman P Brian Masnfield has pitched 15 innings striking out 17, limiting batters to a .210 average against.
Next year's incoming class has a very large pool of talented players. The future holds high hopes for the WestConn Wolves.

WestConn drops opening LEC DH to Boston (3-8;2-7)

Freshmen and sophomores compete well for Wolves

Game #1 Saw Connor Gannon pitch well for 7 innings striking out 6 but taking the loss (1-2). Freshmen SS Bryan Birkl and CF Jayson Hannah had 2 hits each. Sophomore RF Peter Coniglio added 2 as well.
Game #2 Saw Sophomore Zach Barry pitch 5 innings striking out 5 for his first loss of the season (1-1). Birkl and Coniglio each had another hit, and freshman LF Luke Dawson went 1-3 with a walk.

Wolves go (2-7) on Florida trip

(5-1) win over Univ. of Northwestern
(7-3) win over Washington College
Jesse Dunn; .375 (12/32), 6-R, 3-SB
Spencer Barnett; .345, 1-HR , 10-RBI
Nick Moeller; .290, 3-2B, 8-RBI
Connor Gannon (1-1) 3.60, 1-BB, 13-K
Zach Barry (1-0) 4.50, 10-K
Max Grewal (11) IP, 15-K

Team Grey takes rubber game to win series

Team Grey wins (11-7) with 7th inning comeback

Team Grey Coached by assistant coach Chris Ehlers won the Fall World Series (2-1) with 6 run outburst in 7th. Stanley Roman drove in two to give team Grey the lead and Brady McGuire followed up with another run scoring hit solidifying the win. Connor Gannon pitched a scoreless 7th to close out the win. Andrew Kugler, Will Whitcomb and McGuire all had two hits.
Anthony Cusimano had two hits for team Orange. Jimmy Muthersbaugh pitched 3 strong innings for team Orange, Brain Mansfield pitched a scoreless inning.
Team Grey starter Luke Pliego pitched three innings for team grey and Jon Beato pitched another scoreless inning.
In the series for team Grey, Stanley Roman, Connor Gannon and Will Whitcomb had 4 hits each. Team Orange was lead by Jayson Hannah who had 4 hits, and Ryan Vallie who had 3.
This concluded WestConn's 6 week non traditional workout season.

Team Orange evened the series at one game a piece with a (10-3) win in game two. They were lead by Zack Barry's 4 strong innings on the mound. Ryan Valie had 2 hits and including a triple, and Anthony Piazza had 2 SF and 2 RBIs. 
Team Grey was lead by Stanley Roman who had 2 doubles and Connor Gannon who had 2 hits including a triple. Zack Kugler pitched well for team Grey.
Jonathan Beato, Zach Ruta and Ken Firlings all pitched scoreless innings.
The deciding game three will be played tomorrow at 9am.

Conor Bierfeldt Named To D3baseball.com All-Decade Team

Following the unexpected end to the 2020 season, it was time for the second All-Decade team of the century. Three teams and honorable mentions were assembled from the list of All-Americans, All-Region and record setting players who played at least two years in the decade. Following the blueprint in compiling the previous All-Decade team, eighty-two players were selected for the 2010's All-Decade team.

Western Connecticut State University Hall of Famer Conor Bierfeldt was honored on the Honorable Mention Team after a stellar career in a Colonials' uniform.  The multi-category program record holder batted .412 with 24 home runs, 47 doubles, 13 triples, 148 runs batted in and scored 126 runs from 2010-13 as an outfielder, catcher and right-handed pitcher.  Bierfeldt was also a perfect 19-of-19 in stolen-base attempts during his career in Danbury, Conn.

He was named in both 2012 and 2013 as Baseball Player of the Year in the LEC, and also earned New England Player of the Year honors from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the American Baseball Coaches Association. Other honors included selections for three years to All-LEC and All-New England teams, and for two years to All-American collegiate squads.

The 2018 WCSU Hall of Fame inductee was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Biefeldt has played professional baseball with the Aberdeen IronBirds, Delmarva Shorebirds, Frederick Keys, Bowie Baysox, New Britain Bees and Rockland Boulders.

Michael "Diesel" Deangelo

In the short time you were with us, you touched every one of us with your laughter and love of life. We will never forget you, and you will be with us forever.

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