Tino Gagliardi, a 2021 graduate from Cromwell High School, will continue his athletic and academic journey at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts.
Gagliardi was rock at first base and stud at the plate for Panthers baseball, making All-State last season after leading the team in hits, RBIs, doubles, and home runs. He was also a first-team All-Conference selection and was selected All-Academic, making the honor roll in each quarter.
“There is no doubt that Tino is ready to make an immediate impact in a college lineup. The presence he has at the plate, along with his approach and mental makeup is something that I have only seen at the collegiate level,” said CHS head coach Christian Budzik, “Tino is a player and person that you build a program around. There are not enough positive things I can say about Tino as a person and a player, as he is the type of kid who makes every coach look like a genius. Our program will miss Tino greatly next season but the impact that he had on our returning players will be the reason we continue to be successful.”
At Curry College, Gagliardi will study finance as he joins a baseball team that is on the rise.
“I chose Curry because it seemed like the best fit for me. I loved the campus and I loved everything I heard about the coach, and the sports and baseball program,” said Gagliardi, “I’m excited to learn more and become an even better player at the next level.”
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