MEET OUR TEAM!
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

Tom Caputo - Baseball - Hitting & Fielding (Tier 2)
  • As the Director of Program Development, Tom is an asset to the Pro Game Athletics Staff
  • Graduate from the Hofstra Baseball team

  • Former Long Island Duck

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

  • Current Assistant coach for St. Josephs College

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

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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Mike Rizzitello - Baseball - Catching & Hitting - Seasonal (Tier 2)
  • 2012 Connetquot High School Graduate - All League, All County, First Team All Long Island and Catcher of the Year

  • 2016 Dowling College Graduate – 4 year starting catcher, First Team All Conference, Second  Team All East Region and Team MVP (Played under our own Tommy Caputo for 4 years)

  • Rizzitello started his professional career with the San Rafael Pacifics in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball. That season Michael won Rookie of the Year in the Pacific Association.

  • In his 2nd year Rizzitello signed with the Evansville Otters in the Frontier League where he finished with the highest caught stealing percentage in the league, throwing out 40% of runners and was recognized as a 2018 Frontier League All Star.

Ryan Lynch - Baseball - Hitting & Fielding (Tier 1)
  • 2006 JUCO All-American with 1.81 ERA at Cecil Community College in Maryland

  • 2009 First Team All-NEC outfielder for D1 Sacred Heart University

  • 6 year Varsity Coach at West Babylon and Connetquot

  • Top 5 Long Island Overall Athletes - Newsday 2005

  • All-County baseball, basketball and football player in high school

  • Gold Glove Runner-Up Shortstop in 2005 

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
Mike Mescia - Baseball - Catching, Fielding & Hitting (Intro)
  • 2016 Graduate from West Babylon High school

  • 3 Years of Travel Baseball Coaching Experience

  • Former Student Assistant At Queensborough Community College

  • 2018 CUNYAC Champion at Queensborough Community College

  • Currently on the John Jay Baseball Team as a Senior

  • Focus on INFIELD, Outfield, Catching, Hitting, & Base running

Brandon Ruland- Baseball - Hitting, Catching, Fielding & Pitching (Intro)
  • 2018 Islip High School Graduate - 3 year varsity starter, earned an all-league selection in 2018

  • Played for the Long Island Junior Ducks for 6 years

  • Current Varsity Assistant Coach for Kings Park High School

  • Current Manager of the 11u Jr Ducks

  • Has been coaching baseball teams since 2014

  • Co-founder of Yeti Baseball

  • Currently attends LIU POST majoring in physical education and health education

Rob Machado - Baseball - Hitting, Fielding, & Pitching (Intro)
  • 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

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

Shari Edwards - Pitching (Tier 2) 
  •  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

Jose Burgos - Softball Instructor - Hitting & Fielding (Tier 1) 
  • Former Jv Softball Coach for Central Islip High School 

  • Former Jv Softball Coach for Holy Trinity  

  • Former Long Island Panthers 16u Travel Softball 

  • Currently Head Varsity Coach for The Calhoun School 

  • Currently Coaching Pro Game Fury 16u tournament team

Erik Palacios - Softball Instructor and Pro Game Fury Recruiter 
Pitching, Catching, Hitting & Fielding (Tier 1) 
  • 10 years coaching experience

  • Former Head Coach of Nighthawks 12u, Mayhem 14u, and LI Aftershock 14u travel teams

  • Former Assistant Director of LI Aftershock

  • Current Head Coach of Pro Game Fury 12u and 16u

Julia Palopoli - Softball Instructor - Pitching (Tier 1)
  • 2017 Hauppauge HS Graduate - 4 Year Varsity experience

  • 2017 All-League Pitcher

  • Played for Long Island Surge

  • Coach TLI 18u

  • Currently attending SUNY Brockport - majoring in Sports Management with a Coaching Minor

Jennifer Corona - Softball Instructor - Pitching (Tier 1)
  • 2014 Graduated from Longwood High School

  • 2018 Graduated from Johnson and Wales University (4 year starter), Degree in Culinary and Food Service Management

  • Won Conference Championship 4 years straight

  • Conference MVP 2015, 2016, 2018

  • GNAC Pitcher of the Year 2017, 2018

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

Julianna Prescia - Softball Instructor - Hitting & Fielding (Tier 1)
  • 2018 Connetquot HS Graduate. 5 year Varsity Experience

  • 2016 All-Division, 2017 All-League, 2018 All-County

  • Played for LI Surge Travel Organization

  • Current Coach LI Surge 12U

  • Currently attending SUNY Farmingdale. 2019 Skyline First Team All Conference

Brianna Musco - Softball Instructor - Hitting & Fielding (Intro)
  • Starting player for Pro Game Fury 18u

  • Varsity Softball player at Brentwood High School

  • Current Coach for Pro Game Fury 12u

  • Focuses on development in young athletes

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