Huge CONGRATS to Nokona 2023 RHP Dante Pavone of Dexter Southfield High School on his commitment to continue his academic and baseball career at Bucknell University! A Nokona-lifer, Dante has been in our program since he was 9 years old, and we have had the honor of watching him grow into wonderful young man he is now — on and off the field. The Hopkinton native has been dedicated to becoming the best baseball player he could be from a young age and has spent countless hours working on his game. He dedicated time to his mechanics, the weight room, his diet and most importantly in the classroom, where he is also an excellent student. There isn’t anyone that has met Dante that hasn’t seen his ever-engaging smile and been treated to his warm and caring demeanor. He is a friend to all and a true gentleman. Coming from a tremendous family, Dante carries himself with great class and treats everyone around him with great respect. On the field, Dante will be bringing a plus-fastball, excellent breaking ball and filthy change-up to the Patriot League. He was absolutely lights out for the Chiefs this summer, posting a number of excellent outings. It has been a pleasure watching him grow as a competitor on the mound, and we know his best days are still ahead of him on the hill. We can’t thank Dante enough for the type of teammate he is and the character he brings to our organization. We have been very fortunate to have coached you for so many years. Congrats Dante, we are proud of you!