(Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)
One of the story lines that slipped through the cracks in Suffolk County Class A was the terrific season by Rocky Point in 2017. They began the season 13-1 and finished with an overall record of 17-5. Their team was led by James Weisman, Joe Grillo, Brian Forbes, Rob Milopsky among others. Grillo, a University of Bridgeport-commit, will be back this year and is setting his sights set high.
He batted .411 (30-for-73) with 3 HR, 20 RBI, 21 runs, .500 OBP and 1.158 OPS at the plate. On the mound, he was 4-1 with a 2.22 ERA and 35 K over 34.2 IP.
He didn’t mince words when he discussed his goals for 2018 with Vinny Messana.
Here’s what he had to say:
Talk a little about your experience with the college recruiting process and how you decided to commit to Bridgeport.
During the winter, my travel coach would always have college coaches come down to help us, and I caught the eye of Coach Parrow, the assistant coach of Bridgeport. They wasted no time to get me into their school.
Do you come from an athletic family ?
Yes I come from an athletic family; my cousins were All- County wrestling champions, my mom had a full scholarship for track and my uncle was an All-County running back
Who are some people that have had positive influences on your baseball career ?