Former Middletown South and Rutgers Baseball Star Darren Fenster Returns Home
Former Middletown South and Rutgers University star Darren Fenster was back at the Shore over the weekend at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood as the manager of the low Class A Greenville (S.C.) Drive, a Boston Red Sox affiliate.
This is Fenster's second season as the team's manager after previously managing the Red Sox' rookie Gulf Coast League affiliate. The Drive took two out of three games from the Lakewood BlueClaws in a series over the weekend.
A 1996 Middletown South graduate who is in the school's athletic Hall of Fame, Fenster was the Big East Player of the Year at Rutgers during his senior season in 2000. He was drafted in the 12th round by the Kansas City Royals that same year and played five professional seasons before injuries put an end to his playing career.
Fenster was one of the attractions over the weekend for the Drive, who also feature one of the most high-profile minor-league prospects of any team in Yoan Moncada. The 20-year-old Cuban infielder signed a $31.5 million deal with the Red Sox this spring.