Steinert’s Carli Backlund signs to Central Connecticut

After helping Steinert’s softball team to a state title and a state final in the past two seasons, Carli Backlund has proved her worth enough to play Division 1 softball next year. Backlund signed a Letter of Intent earlier this week to play for Central Connecticut in the fall of 2018. Carli is flanked by her parents, Jeff and Jackie, on the left, and her grandfather, George Przecha, on the right. In the back (from left) are softball coach Jean Ruppert, Principal Nate Webber and brother Matt.

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Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.