Baseball: Jeremiah Bravo's next stop Salve Regina

Jonathan Law senior Jeremiah Bravo will be heading to Newport, Rhode Island in the fall to pitch collegiate baseball for the 2017 Commonwealth Coast Conference champion Salve Regina Seahawks.

“Jeremiah has been a main contributor on the mound and a presence in the middle of our lineup,” said Law head coach Greg Simler. “This season in particular, Jeremiah has put up good offensive numbers.

“He is a true competitor and thrives in situations where he is challenged. That’s why I feel that he will continue to improve and be able to compete at the collegiate level.”

“I was recruited by three other schools Keene State, Western New England and Nichols College,” said Bravo. “Salve Regina was the first one I visited and the coaches and team made me feel so welcome. Besides, the area and the whole city was hard to pass up.”

Bravo, a 2017 All-SCC pitcher, finished up the season at 1-2 on the year, while sporting a .328 average with three home runs and 14 RBIs. In a 9-5 Senior Night win over Career Magnet, Bravo pitched into the seventh inning for the victory and belted a home run to help his cause.

Bravo had his work cut out for him as he began the season with an injury. It took a while to get into the flow of things but once he was at 100 percent things began to come together.

“It has been a lot of fun playing for Law,” said Bravo, who is a four year basketball and baseball player for the Lawmen. “We’ve had our ups and downs, but the coaches were great and I had some of the best teammates anyone could ever ask for.

“Playing for Law was like having an extended family. That’s how close we became during the season. Last summer I played for Legion coach Cliff Bugyi and we had a lot of fun competing for Post 196.”

Bravo has a solid background, having played for the Milford Muscle, the Connecticut Clippers and the Connecticut Gators as well as Milford Post 196.

The Salve Regina Seahawks will lose four seniors this season including three pitchers and that opens up a door of opportunity for Bravo in his first year.

“Coach Eric Cirella said that he wants to use me out of the bullpen,” said Bravo. “He did say that I could get a few starts every once in awhile. I’m looking forward to the challenge of college ball.”