Baseball Staff

  • Neal Packanik ( General Manager )

    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

  • Brandon Szink ( Director of Baseball Operations & Player Development )

    Played Collegiately at Notre Dame College

    Former Program Director and General Manager for ACE Baseball

    Former Cleveland Indians Youth Baseball Development Instructor

    Tampa Bay Rays Player Development Intern, 2020

    Former Assistant/Infield Coach at St. Petersburg College (FL)

    Rapsodo Hitting Certified

  • 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.

  • Jordan Chiero ( Hitting Coordinator )

    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

  • Conor Crotty ( Pitching Coordinator )

    Pitched Collegiately at Otterbein University

    Current Assistant Pitching Coach at Otterbein University

    2-Time OAC Champion

    Played for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in the Northwoods League

  • 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 seasons
    Finalist for 2017 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Pitching Coach of the Year
  • Zach Sterry ( Hitting )

    Played collegiately at Oakland University

    Was the 2016 Valley League MVP

    Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 8th round of the 2017 MLB Draft

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Roger Danison ( Hitting/Outfield )

    Played collegiately at Xavier University and Ohio Dominican University

    Four-time BIG EAST All-Academic selection with Xavier University

    Played High school locally at Bloom Carroll, where he was a part of the 2014 Division II State Championship team

    2015 Eagle-Gazette Player of the Year

    First Team All-Mid-State League-Buckeye Division, First Team All-District & First Team All-Ohio during his time at Bloom Carroll

  • Brandon Riley ( Catching & Hitting )

    Played 3 years at Defiance College as a catcher

    Catching and hitting instructor for the Midwest Prospects prior to becoming an instructor and coach with Bo Jackson Elite

  • Genesis Hillard ( Hitting & Outfield )

    Played collegiately at Ohio Dominican University

    GMAC First Team All-Conference, 2019

    2-Time GMAC Player of the Week

    Current Director of Operations, PBR Ohio

  • Stephan Hernon ( Catching & Hitting )

    Played collegiately at Otterbein University 2014-2017

    2x OAC Champion (2016, 2017)

    First Team All-OAC, 2017

    OAC All-Tournament Team, 2017

    OAC Record holder for RBI’s in a game (10)

  • Adam Madias ( Catching & Hitting )

    Graduated with Honors from St.Edward High School in Cleveland, Ohio (2013)

    Played Collegiately at Muskingum University

    Led Muskingum in home runs in 2015

  • Mitchell Bault ( Pitching )

    Graduated from Moeller High School, 2015

    Played Collegiately at Ohio Dominican University (2016-2019)

    Second Team All-GMAC, 2019

  • John Kopicky ( Pitching )

    Pitched Collegiately at Otterbein University

    Pitched Professionally in the Pecos League in 2019 with the High Desert Yard Birds, appearing in 19 games with a 6-2 record totaling 66 innings and posting a 3.37 ERA

    Nominated to the 2019 Pecos League All-Star Team

    Pitched in the Yinzer Baseball League in 2020 with the Road Warrior Black Sox in Washington, PA

  • Patrick Ranalli ( Hitting & Outfield )

    Played Collegiately at Ohio Dominican University, 1998-2002, where he was a 4-year started in centerfield

    Three-time First Team All Conference & one-time Second-Team All Conference

    1999 ABCA/Rawlings Honorable Mention All-American

    2002 AMC Player of the Year

    2002 ABCA Rawlings First Team All American

  • Chris Follina ( Hitting & Outfield )

    Played collegiately at West Liberty University

    Attended High School at Holy Name in Parma Heights, Ohio

    Named Second-Team All-Ohio Division-II as an Outfielder in High school

  • Shayne Lyons ( Hitting & Infield (1B) )

    Played high school locally at Reynoldsburg High School

    Played Collegiately at Capital University

    3 year starter at 1B for Capital

    Second Team All-OAC

    Finished collegiate career with a .386 average