Former Watertown High School baseball player Austin Farry has continued his career on the diamond at nearby Bentley University.
While at Watertown High School he also played football and hockey, and served as captain for all three sports his senior year. He was a member of the 2015 State Championship winning hockey team and played in the Shriner’s Football Game and Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association all-star game.
After not getting much time on the field in his freshman year, Farry — an outfielder for the Falcons — has seen a lot of playing time in his junior year and has a career batting average of over .260.
This season, through 24 games, Farry has a .256 batting average, 22 hits (including two doubles), 15 runs, and eight RBIs.
Watertown News caught up with Farry to see how life is at Bentley.
How is it going playing for Bentley?
AF: Playing at Bentley is an awesome experience which I’m really enjoying and trying to make the most of. It’s such a privilege to be able to play a sport you love at the collegiate level so I’m trying to live in the moment and take everything in.
Is it a lot different from high school and American Legion ball?
AF: College ball is different than high school ball in a couple ways. First, playing at the college level is kind of like a second job (other than school). We only play one sport so we are down at the field or in the batting cage for about eight of the nine months we are at school. Second, the competition is a couple steps higher than high school ball. I was fortunate enough to play against some good players in high school and Legion, however, every player in college is like the best player on a high school team. The one thing that is similar between the two is the friendships, the laughs, the bus rides, and the love for the game that you get to share with teammates.
Do you ever get to play your former WHS teammates on other teams?
AF: I have never got to play against any former WHS teammates, however, one of my good friends from Watertown, Paul Frisoli, is currently on the Bentley team with me. He decided to go to Arlington Catholic High School, but Paul and I have been playing baseball together since we were four which is pretty special to me.
Have you chosen a major?
AF: I’m currently a finance major.