Troy Scocca Named To ABCA/Rawlings All-Regional Second Team
June 16, 2017
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Heading into his final season donning the Fairfield jersey, Troy Scocca made it his goal to take the next step and improve himself even more as a hitter. The hard work resulted into an accomplishment that only three other Stags in program history have accomplished. The Fairfield University baseball graduate was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Regional Second Team after leading the team in five different offensive categories as the team's cleanup hitter.
“Earning an All-Regional selection is a true honor,” Scocca said. “It's fantastic to be recognized alongside some of the best prospects that the region has to offer. It's an incredible feeling being able to represent Fairfield and see that the years of hard work in the gym and in the cage have paid off.”
Scocca set career-highs in nearly every offensive category during his senior year where he became one of the top sluggers in the conference. The designated hitter led the Stags in homers (seven), RBI (46), doubles (18), total bases (110), and slugging percentage (.542). His 46 RBI was the most by any Stag in seven years and the fourth most in single season program history. For his efforts, Scocca was named to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Second Team as well as the All-MAAC Second Team.
Scocca becomes the first Stag since Ryan Plourde also earned a Second Team honor. Scocca joins Plourde, Peter Allen (2007), and Dan Krines (2000) as the only other Stag to make the list.
The success has been gradual and steady for Scocca, who has improved every season with the Stags. Scocca was also named a NECBL All-Star during the summer 2016 and hit the first cycle in Vermont Mountaineer history during that year. He was also chosen to participate in the NECBL Home Run Derby.
“I've definitely grown as a player throughout my four-year stay at Fairfield,” Scocca said. “From having better pitch selection to understanding the game and developing a higher baseball IQ. There were many changes made to the way that I played and approached the game of baseball. It was an incredible four years at Fairfield and I thank every coach and teammate I had along the way. I can't wait to see what the future holds.”