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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.

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jared Yoakam ( Pitching )

    Former pitcher at the University of Cincinnati 2015-2018.

    Four year letter winner at Marysville High School. First team All-Ohio selection.

     

  • 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.