WINDSOR (WBNG) - Windsor senior Tim Buchek realized a dream of his Wednesday afternoon signing his letter of intent to play baseball at Division-I Central Connecticut State. The Black Knight standout made 1st-Team All-State as a junior pitcher and shortstop. He set the school record for home runs with nine last season, including three in one game. Buchek also struck out 106 batters, while issuing just six walks.
Buchek joins a Blue Devils team that won 36 games last season, winning the Northeast conference and advancing into the NCAA Tournament where they fell in regionals.
Buchek will be a rare two-way player at Central Connecticut State.
"It's been my dream since I don't know when, and just playing at the highest level of college baseball is going to be an unbelievable experience," said Windsor senior pitcher Tim Buchek. "Hopefully, maybe go on from there."
On why he chose Central Connecticut State:
"The coaches, and just the fact that they believe in me (being) a two-way player," said Buchek. "Their program is just great."
"It's almost unheard of at the Division-I level to be a two-way player," said Windsor head baseball coach Joel Bennett. "Just his competitive nature. Obviously the skills the kid has, he throws really hard and (has) good stuff, but the bat speed and power he generates is very uncommon."