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Baseball Staff

  • 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 seasons
    Finalist 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 Lincoln
    Played collegiately at Otterbein University, 2014-2017
    All conference team, 2016
    All 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

  • 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

  • Jacob Bosiokovic ( Hitting and Infield )

    Played collegiately at the Ohio State University

    Drafted in the 19th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies

  • 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

  • Tyler Johnson ( Pitching )

    Played high school locally at Olentangy Orange

    Played collegiately at Gardner-Webb University

    Drafted in the 30th round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees

  • 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