Braintree's Gino LaRossa commits to UMass

Braintree High senior catcher Gino LaRossa has verbally committed to UMass, he announced tonight on Twitter.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound LaRossa was an honorable mention Bay State Conference All-Star this year for the Wamps, who captured their fourth straight Carey Division title before bowing out to eventual state champion Bridgewater-Raynham in the MIAA Division 1 South quarterfinals. On the season, LaRossa batted .295 with 19 RBI and a home run in the nine-inning, wood bat-only Bay State Conference.

Behind the plate, LaRossa demonstrates above-average arm strength. According to Wamps head coach Bill O'Connell, LaRossa has recorded a pop time as low as the 1.8 second range.