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MEET OUR TEAM!
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Pat Lennon - Baseball - Hitting (Elite)
  • Lennon was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 1986 Major League Baseball Draft 

  • From 1991-1999 Lennon played for the Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays

  • From 2002-2005 Lennon played for the Long Island Ducks of the Independent Atlantic League

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Tom Caputo - Baseball - Hitting & Fielding (Elite)

  • Graduate from the Hofstra Baseball team

  • Former Long Island Duck

  • Former Head Coach for the Dowling Men’s College team

  • Current Head coach for St. Josephs College

  • Caputo has a tremendous amount of insight on what it takes to develop the college player

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Cesar Ramos- Baseball - Hitting & Fielding (Elite)
  • Signed with the Cleveland Guardians as a free agent right out of High School.
  • Played for the Cleveland Guardians for 5 years where he was a 2x world champion in the rookie league and eventually made his way up to the high level Double A league.
  • Signed with Hiroshima Toyo Carp, a professional Doubl A and Triple A organization in Tokyo in 1998.
  • Worked with the Cleveland Guardians as an instructor for the rookie league for 2 years.
  • Currently the assistant varsity coach at Brentwood High School.
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Jay Loviglio - Baseball - Hitting & Fielding (Tier 2)  
  • Over 30 years of professional experience
  • Loviglio began his playing career with the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization, climbing up to the Majors in 1980. He spent time playing with the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs organizations as well

  • In 1986 Loviglio started his coaching career throughout the minor leagues as a Manager, Hitting Coach, Infield Coordinator, and Baserunning Coordinator within the Pirates, Rockies & Cubs. He spent two seasons as the Long Island Ducks hitting coach

  • Forrner Head Coach for Islip High School’s Varsity Baseball

  • Jay has enjoyed his transition from the professional level back to young players since it allows him to do what he does best, grow an athlete

Kevin Baez - Baseball – Hitting, Pitching & Fielding - Seasonal  (Tier 2)

 

  • Current Manager for the Rockland Boulders
  • Former manager for the Long Island Ducks and a former Major League Baseball player
  • Kevin enjoyed a 17-year professional playing career prior to becoming a full-time coach in 2005

  • The Brooklyn native was named to three Atlantic League All-Star teams during his playing career and has now served as a manager at two midsummer classics. 2017 was Kevin’s 15th season as a member of the Ducks organization and 7th year as manager.  In his six seasons as manager, the former Duck and Major League infielder has guided Long Island to five half-season Liberty Division titles, four Liberty Division championships and two Atlantic League championships.

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Manny Gomez - Baseball – Hitting, Pitching & Fielding - (Tier 2)

 

  • Played at NJCAA At Connors State College
  • Played in the Empire League
  • Has coaching experience from multiple different organizations on Long Island from all ages and levels
  • Experience working with groups on pitching and fielding
  • Specializes in hitting instruction
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Adam Capodieci - Baseball & Softball - Catching & Hitting (Tier 2)

- Adam is a S.M.A.R.T certified personal trainer, former colligate baseball coach, director of CatcherMtrx Softball and runs his own fastpitch catchers camp.

- Adam founded AC Athletics, Inc in 2014 to offer programs for athletes to be trained at a high level of intensity while pushing all of his players through motivation and daily goals.

- Leadership, positivity and confidence are some of the key points in his training while skill and physical strength and endurance are being achieved.

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Jon Kaese - Baseball - Pitching, Fielding & Hitting (Tier 1)
  • Jon started his career at West Islip High School where he received the Golden Glove Award and led the Varsity Team in Homeruns and RBI's for 2 straight years
  • While playing in Junior College, Jon was aggressively scouted by the NY Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers, but decided to pursue a 5 year career in the US Coast Guard.
  • Jon has been coaching baseball teams and giving private lessons since 2013
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Cameron Lopez - Baseball - Pitching, Fielding, Catching & Hitting (Tier 1)
  • Current coach of the LI Jr Ducks 10u and 12u South Teams

  • Homewtown: Patchogue-Medford

  • After High School, Cameron went to the Dominican Republic for the Jose Offerman Baseball Academy to play with professional players. 

  • At Suffolk Community College his team won two regional championships in 2018 and 2019.

  • He is currently a physical education/health teacher. 

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Rob Machado - Baseball - Hitting, Fielding, & Pitching (Tier 1)
  • 3 Years Coaching Experience

  • Current Assistant coach for the 11u Jr Ducks

  • Played travel ball for 16u Diamond Spikes and 18u Ramos baseball academy and Varsity baseball at Brentwood high school as 1B, Pitcher, and RF

  • Focuses on development and mechanics in young athletes

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Roberto Valdes - Baseball - Hitting & Fielding (Tier 1)
  • 10+ Years of Coaching Experience for Multiple Teams across Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens.

  • 15+ Years of Instructional Training Experience

  • Queens College Baseball Team Graduate

  • Independent League Baseball Player

  • Training in Hitting, Infield, Outfield, and Speed & Agility

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Adrian Batista - Baseball - Hitting, Pitching & Fielding (Intro)
  • Current student athlete at Farmingdale State College

  • Previously a Division I player at Juco Monroe College

  • Currently Coaching the 15U Long Island Jr Ducks Travel Team

  • Attended a Catholic High School in the Bronx and played baseball throughout his time there

  • Specializes on infield and pitching

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Adrian Batista - Baseball - Hitting, Pitching & Fielding (Intro)
  • Current student athlete at Farmingdale State College

  • Previously a Division I player at Juco Monroe College

  • Currently Coaching the 15U Long Island Jr Ducks Travel Team

  • Attended a Catholic High School in the Bronx and played baseball throughout his time there

  • Specializes on infield and pitching

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Shari Edwards - Pitching (Elite) 
  •  3 year All-County Pitcher for Smithtown East. Inducted into the Smithtown Hall of Fame

  •  D1 Softball Player at Northern Illinois University

  • All-Conference Honors at NIU and INDUCTED into the NIU Hall of Fame with the 1988 College World Series Team

  • Hofstra University Softball Pitching Coach from 1990-1993

  • Shari has trained over 150 girls who now play at some level of college softball

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Melyssa Renalds - Softball Director - Hitting & Fielding (Tier 1) 
  • Pro Game Softball Director
  • Former SUNY New Paltz Softball Player - 2010 Graduate

  • 3-time All-SUNYAC Selection & Northeast Region Third Team Award

  • Former 12u Travel Softball Coach & Walt Whitman Varsity Softball Coach

  • Current Assistant Softball Coach for St. Joseph’s College

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Level 1 Certified Cross Fit Coach

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Olivia Verderosa - Softball Instructor - Pitching, Hitting, Fielding (Tier 1)
  • 2017 Islip High School Graduate, 6 years Varsity Experience

  • Awards: Coaches Association MVP, All-Conference, All-League, All-State and MVP in the 2017 Exceptional Seniors Game

  • Current softball player at Farmingdale State College

  • Majoring in Sport Management

  • Coach for LI Surge 10U and 12U teams

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