The Berlin High School Hall of Fame Class of 2019 is: Edwa rd Magruda (Class of 1937), Kenneth Burt (Class of 1957), Sean Garrison (Class of 1990), Joy Cooper (Class of 1992), Bill Robinson (Class of 1999), Kyle Zarotney (Class of 2006), and the 2006 CIAC Division III state championship boys basketball team.Sean Garrison, Class of 1990
Sean Garrison played varsity soccer and baseball for four years. In soccer, he was co-captain during his senior year and was selected as a member of the Northwest All-Conference team.
Baseball was where Garrison really excelled. He was a Northwest All-Conference selection in 1989-90, CHSCA All-State selection in 1989-90 as a pitcher and first baseman, 1990 New Haven Register State Player of the Year, 1990 ABCA All-District Player of the Year and 1990 Gatorade Circle of Champions Connecticut Player of the Year. He was also the recipient of the BHS Outstanding Achievement Award and the 1989 Coaches Award for baseball.
Garrison had a career pitching record of 21-1 with his only loss coming in the state semifinals during his sophomore year.
The BHS baseball team was a two-time state champion (1989 and 1990) during his time at Berlin.
In the 1990 Senior All-Star game, he hit a grand slam and had five RBI to lead the CT All-Stars in a 10-8 win over Massachusetts.
Garrison was considered by baseball scouts as one of the top three pitching prospects in the state. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1990 draft but chose to attend Central Connecticut State University with both an athletic scholarship and academic scholarship.
In 1992, he signed to play with the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod League.
Garrison went on to own Wais Sales and Service in Wallingford for 20 years and currently works for Northeast Laboratories and resides in Berlin.
The Berlin Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 3:30 p.m., at the Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. For ticket information, contact Diane Egazarian at 860-828-0635 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit bhshallof.org.
Read more articles like this and help support local journalism by subscribing to the Record Journal.
Unlimited Digital Access just 99¢
Read more articles like this by subscribing to the Record Journal.
Unlimited Digital Access for just 99¢