Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Scott Gentile

Scott Gentile graduated from Berlin High in 1989. During his time at Berlin he was a four year starting third baseman on the baseball team and a three year starter on the varsity football team. He played in three State Championship games. He started both on offense and defense in the football team’s State final game in 1988 and was the part of the 1989 State Championship baseball team. He received All-State honorable mention as a linebacker in 1989 and the combined record of his two sports was 82-13.

  Scott went to Western Connecticut State University where he played football and also baseball where he credits coach Ken Capodice for having the courage to put him on the pitcher’s mound at Western. He went on to become among the NCAA leaders in ERA and broke the school record for saves and ended up striking out 130 in his 83 innings of pitching. He was invited to play in the prestigious Cape Cod baseball league for the Falmouth Commodores. While there he broke the record for saves, was a Cape All-Star, and team MVP. He was in the top 100 MLB baseball prospects in the country and was invited to try out for the USA Olympic baseball team.

  In 1992 he was selected in the 4th round, 99th pick, by the Montreal Expos and played seven pro seasons also with the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles. While with Montreal he made it to the Double A level and a spot on the 40 man roster where he was a top 10 prospect in their organization.

  Scott was inducted into the Western Connecticut State University Hall of Fame in 2004 and is currently the highest draft pick from Berlin High and the only player invited to try out for the Olympic team. He is married to Christianne Gentile and they have a daughter, Hannah. He works for Takeo Pharmaceuticals America as a Senior Sales Professional and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his family, going to the beach, golf, and attending University of Miami football games. 


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