Braintree baseball head coach Bill O'Connell tells ESPN Boston that rising senior third baseman Connor Columbus has given a verbal commitment to UMass-Amherst, becoming the second Wamps player in a week to commit to a Division 1 school.
Per head coach Bill O'Connell, Braintree rising senior 3B Connor Columbus has committed to UMass. 2014 ESPN Boston Super Team selection.
— Brendan C. Hall (@BHallESPN) August 1, 2014
“Connor is a rare commodity as a high school player in which he has power to all fields with also the ability to maintain a high batting average and on-base percentage. Connor is a hard-nosed player and a natural third baseman.”
An ESPN Boston All-State selection, Columbus hit .398 on the season with 35 RBI. He also led the Super 8 tournament with eight RBI. Columbus also hit two runs as the Wamps made a run to the Division 1A final.