By PAUL GOTHAM
Hitting .344 for the Orleans Firebirds with nine RBI and nine runs scored, Troiani ranks in the top five of the league. The centerfielder has 15 walks and an on-base percentage of .431.
Over his last eight games, Troiani is hitting at a .423 (11-for-26) pace.
A second team All-State performer his senior year at Mendon, Troiani was twice named All-County and earned Monroe County Division II Player of the Year in 2016.
This past spring, Troiani earned NCBWA National Player of the Week when he homered five times in three games for the Bentley Falcons. Troiani finished the week hitting 7-for-13 with eight RBI and five runs scored. He had 23 total bases.
New York Yankees scout Matt Hyde recommended Troiani to Orleans coach Kelly Nicholson. Originally, the Firebirds offered Troiani a two-week contract intended to help the squad fill out its roster while the College World Series took place. Troiani has since proven worthy of a full-season roster spot.
Troiani played for the Lake Monsters of the Interstate Collegiate Baseball League in 2018.
Fellow Section V alum, Ernie Clement (Brighton) played in the 2016 Cape League All-Star Game. Clement, a fourth-round selection of the Cleveland Indians in the 2017 MLB Draft. Currently Clement is a member of the Akron RubberDucks in the Double-A Eastern League.
The Cape League All-Star Game will be televised on Fox College Sports. A 6:05 PM first pitch is scheduled from Eldredge Park in Orleans, MA.