Neal Packanik ( Director of Baseball Operations )
Neal Packanik-Director of Baseball Ops(Hitting and Defense)
Played Collegiately at Ohio University
Owned and Operated ACE Baseball in Cleveland, OH
Involved in Youth Development programs since 2000
Associate Scout for Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians
Created Cleveland Indians Youth Baseball Programs
Chris Valentine ( Director of Business Development Baseball )
Extensive experience in coaching,
Currently the Executive Director of Prep Baseball Report for Ohio, Michigan, Ontario, and New England.
Co-founded the Ohio Elite Baseball program, which has had 300 college commitments and eight players drafted since 2011.
Associate scout for the Colorado Rockies.
Brandon Szink ( Assistant Director of Baseball Operations )
Hitting and Fielding
Played Collegiately at Notre Dame College (OH)
General Manager of ACE Baseball for 4 years
Cleveland Indians Youth Baseball Instructor for 3years
Jordan Chiero ( Hitting )
Played at Tiffin University
Current Scouting Director PBR Ohio
Current Hitting Consultant to NCAA programs
Former NCAA D1 Assistant Coach at Wright State University
Former Professional Baseball Player
John LaCorte ( Pitching )Played at Otterbein Univerity (2008-2011)Pitching Coach at Otterbein 7 seasons (2012-2018)A part of 3 straight OAC Championships (2016-2018)16 All-Conference Pitchers in 7 seasonsFinalist for 2017 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Pitching Coach of the Year
Mark Walton ( Catching & Hitting )
Played collegiately at Otterbein University. Was first team All-OAC his senior year.
Former graduate assistant at Muskingum University
Former assistant coach at Marietta College
Christian Chiero ( Hitting & Infield )Played high school baseball locally at Gahanna LincolnPlayed collegiately at Otterbein University, 2014-2017All conference team, 2016All tournament team, 2016
Zarley Zalewski ( Hitting and Infield )
Drafted in the 40th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates
Played collegiately at Kent State University 2013-2016
Four-year Varsity Baseball Letterman
3-time All-Mid-American Conference First-Team
2-time All-Region First-Team
Played professionally with the Joliet Slammers
Cameron Comer ( Catching & Hitting )
– Played collegiately at the University of Virginia
– Named OHSAA Division I State Player of Year his senior year at Olentangy Liberty High School
– Earned Rawlings National High School Gold Glove Award as a senior
– Prep Baseball Report (PBR) Position Player of Year
Malik Jones ( Outfield & Hitting )
Played collegiately at Ohio State University.
Scholar Athlete at OSU (2018)
Three-time all-district selection and two-time gold glove award winner at Pearce High School (TX)
JT Brubaker ( Pitching )
A 2012 graduate of Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle, OH, where he earned three varsity letters in baseball and was also a two-time first-team All-Central Buckeye Conference and All-Springfield News selection.
Pitched collegiately at the University of Akron.
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015.
Named the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Minor League Pitcher-of-the-Year in 2018.
Vinnie Pestano ( Pitching )
Played collegiately at Cal State Fullerton, 2004-2006
Drafted in the 20th Round by the Cleveland Indians
11 years professional baseball experience including 6 MLB seasons with the Cleveland Indians & Los Angeles Angels
Dr. James Onate ( Hitting and Fielding )
PhD, ATC, FNATA joined The Ohio State University faculty in January 2010
Coach Onate was a four-year varsity baseball letterman at Rensselaer High School
Selected as Rookie of the Year in the Liberty Conference
Dr. Onate has coached several youth travel baseball teams
Currently is an Assistant Coach in the Olentangy Liberty High School baseball program
Fellow, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 2012
PhD. in Human Movement Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002
M.A. in Exercise & Sport Science (Athletic Training),University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
B.Ed. in Exercise & Sport Science, University of Florida, 1994
Thomas "Woody" Wallace ( Catching and Hitting )
Four Year Letter Winner at University of Cincinnati
Team Captain 2016
Two Time Johnny Bench Award Watch List
Patrick Lavelle ( Pitching )
Played high school ball locally at Hilliard Davidson High School
Pitched collegiately at Heidelberg University
Zach Weatherford ( Hitting, Outfield and Baserunning )Attended Northmont High school in Dayton, OhioPlayed college baseball at Wright State University 2015-2019 where he was a 3 time conference champ and made 3 regional appearancesSigned to the Cleveland Indians in 2019Named Rawlings Gold Glover in 2019Hold the single season stolen Base record at Wright State (36 bags in 2018)Was named First Team All-Conference Horizon league in 2019
Tyler Miller ( Pitching )
Played 4 years of high school baseball locally at Central Crossing High School & Jonathan Alder High School
Won a state championship while at Jonathan Alder where he also achieved First Team All-State honors
Played 4 years collegiately at the University of Evansville
Part of the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Championship team at Evansville
Cameron Hobson ( Pitching )
Five years of Professional Baseball experience as a pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization.
Member of Crawfordsville 2008 Indiana High School 3A State Championship Team
Played collegiately at the University of Dayton
Graduated from the University of Dayton with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering
Kevin Boswick ( Pitching )
Pitched collegiately at Lehigh University, where he served as a team captain
Earned 2nd-team All-Patriot league as a relief pitcher in 2016
Coached in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL)
Ryan Clark ( Pitching )
Played Collegiately at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro
All SoCon Pitcher in college
2015 Atlanta Braves 5th Round draft pick
2015 Danville Braves Pitcher of the Year
Current player in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization
Eric Stamets ( Hitting/Infield )
Graduated from Dublin Scioto High School in 2009 where he played baseball, basketball and football.
Attended the University of Evansville
Starting shortstop for three years before being drafted by the Angels in the 6th round in 2012.
In 2015 was traded to the Cleveland Indians and has spent some time at their AAA affiliate the Columbus Clippers.
Brandon Riley ( Hitting & Catching )
Played Collegiality at Defiance College
Part of 2013 Defiance team that made first ever trip to HCAC Tournament
Coached from 2015-2017 in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area for the Midwest Prospects
Jacob Chrysler ( Pitching, Hitting and Defense )
Played for years of high school baseball locally at Hilliard Davidson (2010-2013), where he received all-league honors at shortstop.
Played collegiately at Mount Vernon Nazarene Baseball (2014-2017), as a two-way player
Two-time Crossroads League Champion & NAIA Regional Championships Participant at Mount Vernon Nazarene
Great Lakes Baseball League, 2nd Team all-league as Setup-Man/Closer for the Xenia Scouts (2016)
Michael O'Neill ( Hitting and Outfield )
Olentangy Liberty HS 2006-2010- First team all state 2010
University of Michigan 2011-2013- 2x All American
Current player in Texas Rangers organization
Drafted in the 3rd round in 2013 by the New York Yankees. Nephew of former MLB baseball player Paul O’Neill