A pair of local right-handed pitchers made their college plans official by signing a National Letter of Intent on Monday.
Carson Coon of Platt inked with Fairfield University. Ben DeLaubell of Cheshire signed with West Point. Both had made previous verbal commitments to those institutions.
Coon was also considering the University of Rhode Island and Hoftstra before giving Fairfield his commitment to accept a partial athletic scholarship. He went 5-3 this past spring for Platt with a 1.57 ERA. In 53 2/3 innings, he allowed 39 hits and 21 walks while striking out 73. He was 3-1 with a 1.28 ERA in five starts for Meriden’s American Legion team over the summer.
DeLaubell was the No. 1 pitcher on a deep Cheshire High staff during the 2017 season. He went 4-1 with a 3.30 ERA in seven appearances. He yielded 24 hits and nine walks in 29 2/3 innings while striking out 28. Also a good hitter, DeLaubell batted .297 with eight extra-base hits and 17 RBI.