05.09.13: The CCRI Knights baseball team has already signed their first prized recruit for the upcoming 2014 season. On Tuesday the Knights signed TJ Boyajian from Warwick Veterans High School in Warwick. Boyajian was a two-sport star at Vets where he was a running back on the football team and played infield on the Hurricanes baseball team. In 2012 Boyajian earned Second Team All-State honors in baseball for Vets as an infielder.
Boyajian fits the mold of a CCRI baseball player with his versatility and will probably slot into the top part of the line-up with his speed and athleticism. Head Coach Ken Hopkins commented on his signing: "TJ is a fantastic athlete and student. He fits the profile of the players we want in our program. He is a great student, with great character, and athletic ability to play many positions. His heart is the size of a lion and he plays like Dustin Pedroia. We are very lucky to have him join our CCRI baseball family."
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.