Connaughton Stays True To His Two Sports

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Another Irish baseball player from the Boston area is in the news today. Lenny Megliola of The Boston Globe profiles two-sport freshman star Pat Connaughton. Here's an excerpt.

When Pat Connaughton was a junior at St. John's Prep in Danvers, Boston College baseball coach Mik Aoki offered the tall, fireballing righthander a scholarship.

But Aoki knew that there was more than baseball on Connaughton's mind.

"He was pretty much committed to playing basketball at BC,'' said Aoki. "I was trying to make the point that his future was in baseball.''

Connaughton however, wound up in Irish blue & gold, and not just a basketball uniform as it may have originally seemed. He pitched 2.2 innings in relief on Sunday, and picked up his first collegiate victory in Notre Dame's 7-5 win over Pittsburgh. Check out Megliola's full article on The Boston Globe website.

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