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2020 Scout Day Spotlight: Trumbull Travel Baseball

Bruce Hefflinger
PBR New England Senior Writer

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2020 Scout Day Spotlight: Trumbull Travel Baseball

This is part of a series of stories on summer baseball organizations that "partner" with Prep Baseball Report. The PBR Scout Day is scheduled for Feb. 29.

Organization Name: Trumbull Travel Baseball & Trumbull American Legion
Year organization started:
Trumbull Travel 2005 and Trumbull Legion 1970
How many current teams and what levels (15u, 16u, etc): We have 12 teams ranging from 8U through 19U. All 10 of our 8U-14U teams fall under Trumbull Travel and then we have a Senior Legion 19U and a Junior Legion 17U team.
Influential coaches past and present: We have a strong group of the best coaches in the area coaching/training our boys. Our coaches include Kevin Murray, Sr. Legion head coach; Jack McFarland, Staples High head coach; Mike Scott, Darien High head coach; Ralph Colon; Matt Renzoni; Nick Moreira; Jeff John; and Mike Buswell, Trumbull Travel Director and Legion General Manager.

Top Prospects 

  • Kevin Bruggeman, Hofstra University
  • Matt Massaro, Roger Williams
  • Dan Massaro, Roger Williams
  • Chris Brown, University of Connecticut
  • Luke Masiuk, Northeastern University
  • Bryan Kraus, Uncommitted, Jr. Pitcher
  • Andrew Harvey, Uncommitted, Jr. Pitcher
  • Matt Delaney, Uncommitted, Sr.

Notable Alumni 

  • Craig Breslow, Yale/Boston Red Sox
  • Jamie D’Antona, Wake Forest/Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Simon Whiteman, Yale/San Francisco Giants
  • Colin Keyes, U. New Haven
  • Stan Wolpiuk, Central Connecticut
  • Tony Socci, Fairleigh Dickinson
  • Dustin Siqueira, Salve Regina
  • Joe Nemchek, Southern Connecticut
  • Andrew Lojko, Western Connecticut
  • Brian Hnatuk, Eastern Connecticut
  • Jack Lynch, Ithaca College
  • Alex Rauso, University of Bridgeport
  • Vinny Derubeis, University of Bridgeport


To provide a top-notch affordable program for all Trumbull residents. To preach the team first mentality and have our players playing and practicing together on a year-round basis. We love partnering with people like PBR to give our players the best exposure possible. We pride ourselves on placing kids in college at a fraction of the cost of other travel programs.

How has the program grown?

We have produced well in excess of 100 players who went on to play college baseball over the past 25 years. We are thrilled to be adding Kevin Murray as our Sr. Legion head coach this season. Kevin has led Stamford Legion over the past 10 years and has won multiple state titles while sending over 40 players onto college for baseball. We are excited about Kevin mirroring that same success in Trumbull and providing a successful avenue to team success and putting our players in the best possible position to play in college.

How has PBR been helpful?

We have had many players utilize the tools that PBR provides. Our players have praised PBR in assisting them in accomplishing their goals of getting on college coaches radars and playing at the next level.

Plans ahead 

We play in the East Shore Elite Travel League as well as the American Legion Zone. We often play in tournaments around the northeast to face top-notch competition and to provide exposure to our players.