A Derby High School graduate hopes to help lead his college team to a national baseball championship beginning Friday.
Sal Frosceno Jr., who graduated from Derby High in 2014, is currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where he is a communications major.
He’s also a three-year starter as a center fielder on the Beacons baseball team, which amassed a school-record 37 wins this year en route to winning the Little East Conference and New England regional tournament.
It was a ceremony that inspired emotions ranging from goose bumps, tears and joy as more than 100 people gathered at Matthew “Pop” Shortell Field at Nolan Field on Wednesday afternoon for a moving tribute honoring longtime Ansonia High School baseball coach Mike Vacca on his recent 500th win.
The event preceded Ansonia’s scheduled baseball game versus Oxford.
The 56th anniversary of the Casey-O’Brien New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete dinner will be held on Friday, April 8 at Fantasia, 404 Washington Ave., North Haven.