ROCKFORD, Ill. - Rockford University All-Region second baseman Hunter Fiorito (Batavia, Ill.) has signed to play with the Rockford Rivets of the Northwoods League. Fiorito becomes the second Regent to sign with the Rivets this summer, joining his college teammate Zack Jones.
Hunter Fiorito joins the Rivets organization after being named Third Team All-Midwest Region and First Team All-Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference this past spring at Rockford University. Fiorito did an excellent job at the top of the order throughout the season, setting the table for the Rockford offense. He finished the regular season fifth in the NACC in batting average (.389) and tied for sixth in stolen bases (21). He also led the Regents in runs scored (32), hits (56), on-base percentage (.425) and slugging percentage (.500) and finished tied for the team lead in doubles (9) and triples (2). Fiorito proved to be a tremendous asset defensively as well, starting games at four different positions (second base, shortstop, third base and designated hitter).
The Rockford Rivets continue their current homestand on Monday, July 22 against Kalamazoo. For more information about the Rivets, including their full 2019 schedule, please visit their official website. To purchase tickets to any Rivets home game please click here.
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 200 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.