June 10, 2009
FAIRFIELD, CT - Sacred Heart baseball coach Nick Giaquinto signed three more players to National Letters of Intent for the 2010 season. The Pioneers have added right handed hurlers John Hermanson (Milford, CT) and Troy Scribner (Washington, CT), and lefty thrower Dave Boisture (Cornwall, NY) for next season. They join previouly signed pitcher and shortstop John Murphy (Seymore, CT).
Hermanson was 10-0 for Jonathan Law High School this season and helped his team to its first Southern Connecticut Conference championship and a 20-5 record. He struck out 73 batters in 64 innings pitched and threw a one-hitter early in season against North Haven. He served as team captain his junior and senior years and his junior year helped Law to the CIAC Class L State title.
Scribner is still in action, helping Shepaug Valley High School to the CIAC Class S semi-finals. He is currently 9-2 with an 0.92 ERA. In 83 2/3 innings pitched he has struck out an amazing 111 and walked just 16! He tossed a no-hitter against Northwest Catholic in a CIAC quarter-final game last week. His brother, Evan, is a former standout at Central Connecticut State and is currently pitching in the minor leagues system of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
A two-sport athlete (football and baseball), Boisture is currently attending Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ, after an outstanding career at Cornwall High School. His senior year at Cornwall, Boisture was 8-0 with a 2.24 ERA. He also played in the outfield and hit a cool .482 with five homers and 27 RBI.
The trio joins Seymour High School's John Murphy, who signed with the Pioneers earlier. He played both short and pitcher for Seymour this year and helped them to a 22-2 record. He was 4-1 on the hill and hit .387 with three homers and 22 RBI. He was also a perfect 11-11 in stolen bases.
His junior year, he hit an impressive .506 with 44 hits, three homers and 26 RBI. He was named second team All-State and was invited to the CT State Junior All-Star Game. He also played American Legion baseball during the summer and was selected for that all-star game as well.
As a sophomore he helped lead Seymour to the Class M State Championship. Murphy made the All-Valley Team and hit .316 with 32 hits, three home runs, and an on base percentage of .435.
An excellent all-around athlete, Murphy has also played three years of varsity basketball for Seymour.