Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Fitch's Hill announces he'll play at UConn

By Ned Griffen

Publication: The Day

Published 11/21/2012 12:00 AM
Updated 11/21/2012 12:13 PM
All-state infielder receives scholarship from Huskies

Aaron Hill has put in the work both in the classroom and on the baseball field.

Hill's work has paid off in the form of a partial scholarship to play baseball at UConn. The Fitch High School shortstop signed his letter of intent Tuesday.

"I like the academics a lot," said Hill, a National Honor Society member. "It has a good school of business. Everyone always has good things to say about Coach (Jim) Penders. He's a great guy. The team chemistry is good. They really have a good team over there."

Hill was a first-team pick to The Day's All-Area baseball team last spring and was also a New Haven Register All-State selection. He batted .345 with 21 RBI, 21 runs, 11 stolen bases and 11 walks as he helped the Falcons to the CIAC Class L championship.

UConn finished 31-27-1 last season and advanced as far as the Big East semifinals. It played in the NCAA Super Regionals during the 2011 season.

"He's one of the few who jumps right into a varsity program as a freshman," Fitch coach Marc Peluso said. "To see him grow and develop as a player from freshman to junior year last year, as a coach, that's what you hope for. He's a kid who buys in. He's a 'yes, coach, no, coach' kind of guy.

"As I said today at our press conference, he just gets it done. He knows what's expected of him and he performs. If he keeps doing that, keeps working at it at that level, he has a chance to do something special, and that's all you can ask for from baseball at that level."

n.griffen@theday.com

Town News

Visit Zip06
Submit Your:  Submit Your News Submit Your Photos Submit Your Events
Most Recent Poll
How far from home will you travel for Thanksgiving this year?
I'm just driving five to 10 minutes down the road to a relative's home.
30%
I've got a little bit of a drive but I should be able to do it in less than an hour.
23%
I'm leaving the state, but will make the trip by car.
16%
I've got to fly to get where I'm going.
2%
I'm shunning my family and friends and staying home this year.
29%
Number of votes: 893

No current items found