BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- A number of Bloomfield High senior baseball players have made commitments to play on the collegiate level, beginning this fall, while pursuing a degree and others will move on to college for academics.
Bloomfield High baseball coach Mike Policastro announced the intentions of his senior players.
Team captain Vincent Torrisi, a four-year varsity starter at shortstop, will play at William Paterson University.
"Vincent is a tremendous fielder and player for us," the coach said, "He was an excellent leader for the underclassmen and helped groom some of our young infielders last year to get ready for this season."
Hilbert Nina DeLeon, a one-year varsity player, is possibly headed to Lincoln University, in Pennsylvania.
"He has tons of potential," said Policastro of Nina DeLeon. "Hilbert has explosive bat speed, sheer power and an electric arm, which tops out at 88 mph."
Jordan Mosley, who played two years of varsity baseball, will attend Rochester Institute of Technology, in upstate New York.
"Jordan is one of the fastest players I've coached at Bloomfield," said Policastro. "He plays a lot of positions, which makes him very valuable and hits to all fields."
A two-year varsity player, Jason Torres would probably have been Bloomfield's number one pitcher in 2020.
"He (also) played some corner infield for us," said Policastro. "Jason is waiting to see if he's been accepted to Rutgers University, in Newark. If he gets in, that is where he will be attending, both academically and baseball wise. If he's not accepted there, then he will be attending Union County College and play baseball."
Joe Czerepeusko, a one-year varsity player, will continue his baseball career and education at Caldwell University.
"Joe would have been in our (pitching) rotation this season, and played some outfield for us," said Policastro. "He is being given the opportunity to walk on at Caldwell and continue his baseball career.
Rounding out the senior class of BHS baseball players, Christian Parisi is considering playing at Union County College, or could attend trade school. Brandon Estelle and Evan Carr will attend Montclair State University and Stockton University, respectively, where they will focus on academics.