Cromwell High star to play baseball at UNH

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - FRONT PAGE - Jim Brans­field

CROMWELL — Cromwell High baseball and bas­ket­ball player Noah Budzik signed a Na­tional Let­ter of In­tent to play baseball at the Univer­sity of New Haven in a cer­e­mony held in the Cromwell High School Li­brary/Me­dia Cen­ter Thurs­day morn­ing.

“I felt re­ally com­fort­able at New Haven,” said Budzik, who plans to ma­jor in busi­ness. “I liked the coaches, the play­ers I met and the cam­pus. I’m close to home, too, and while that wasn’t a pri­or­ity, I’m glad it worked out that way. I’m ex­cited.”

Budzik made three vis­its to UNH, meet­ing with coaches one time and spend­ing time with play­ers on an­other.

He has played both baseball and bas­ket­ball all four years at CHS, but con­fessed that he liked baseball best. An Honor Roll stu­dent, he said his big­gest thrill was win­ning the Amer­i­can Le­gion Baseball State Cham­pi­onship as a mem­ber of the RCP pro­gram in 2016 and go­ing to the fi­nals of the North­east Re­gional at Muzzy Field in Bris­tol.

In high school, he said win­ning back-to-back Shore­line Con­fer­ence ti­tles the past two sea­sons was his top high school ac­com­plish­ment. He plans to play bas­ket­ball this sea­son and both high school and Le­gion ball in 2018.

Budzik, a short­stop, said that he was told that he will be given a shot to start at short­stop for the Charg­ers. He has also played sec­ond base, a lit­tle out­field and pitched both in high school and in Le­gion.

His par­ents Michele and Tony Budzik, his grand­par­ents Betty Ann and John Hart, his coaches, AD Kelly Ma­her and build­ing and district ad­min­is­tra­tors at­tended the sign­ing cer­e­mony.

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Cromwell’s Noah Budzik re­cently signed a Na­tional Let­ter of In­tent to play baseball at the Univer­sity of New Haven.

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