CHESHIRE - The 2021 CIAC State Baseball Tournament has been dedicated in the memory of George Synnott, who’s close ties to St. Paul and Berlin High School make the weekend extra special for both sides.
St. Paul will start play in the Class S final against Coginchaug, Friday night at 7 p.m. Berlin will play Saturday, in the Class L final, against Daniel Hand at 7 p.m. Both games are played at Palmer Field.
Synnott, a Social Studies Department Chairman for the school, was a baseball and basketball coach for the Falcons as well.
During his time at St. Paul the Falcons won two state baseball titles, in 1971 and in 1972. His teams were also runner-ups twice. He coached the Bristol American Legion team to multiple zone titles and won a 1974 New England championship. His team also appeared in the American Legion World Series.
Synnott left St. Paul to go to Berlin, becoming a Department Chairman, Vice Principal and Principal of Berlin High School. In 2010 he joined the Unified Sports staff for the Connecticut Association of Schools, helping the programs become recognized on a national scale for their excellence.
Synnott passed in July of 2019. He was 73.
“It gives the CIAC state baseball committee great pride in dedicating this year's tournament to the memory of George Synnott,” said a press release issued by the CIAC Friday afternoon.