I grew up in Burlington, CT attended Avon Old Farms school, and proceeded on to Boston College playing there for 4 years. My collegiate summer ball experience consisted of the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks and the Winnipesaukee, Muskrats in the NECBL, as well as the Edenton, Steamers of the Coastal Plain’s League where I set the all time stolen base record without getting caught going 32-32. After college, I played and coached in Perth, Western Australia for a season of winter ball before playing professional baseball for the Evansville, Otters in the Frontier League and the Birmingham, Beavers in the USPBL. I will continue playing this upcoming 2020 season for the Florence, Freedom of the Frontier League.
I have played shortstop throughout my entire life, and would love to pass on what I have learned both defensively and offensively on a daily basis.
Brian Hunter played 4 years at the University of Hartford where he played 3rd base, 1st, base, catcher, and ultimately ended up pitching. Finished tied for 2nd in career strikeouts. America East All-Conference 2nd team selection in 2014. Drafted in the 9th round of 2014 MLB draft by the Cincinnati Reds. Posted a 1.95 ERA in 27.2 innings with 31 K’s in his first season for the Billings Mustangs. Posted a 2.20 ERA in 32.2 innings with 41 K’s in his second season for the Dayton Dragons before undergoing Tommy John surgery. Named to the Midwest League All Star team. Returned for 2017 and posted a combined 2.51 ERA in 28.2 innings with 37 K’s across two levels.
Studied Physical Therapy at UHart and despite having not completed the 7 year program he still carries his biomechanical knowledge and background over to the baseball world. He puts a heavy emphasis on injury prevention, proper warm up/post throwing routine, suitable strength/conditioning, and nutrition. Available for pitching, hitting, and fielding lessons.
Danny Angelillo played collegiate baseball at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. He was a Captain of the 2006 Wethersfield High School team, where he was elected to the All Conference team 3 years in a row. Danny has coached in the CT Capitals Organization for 7 years and coached the 11u and 15u teams this previous Spring/Summer season.
Tommie was a two sport athlete at St. Joseph’s High School in Trumbull, CT. He was the Cadets starting QB and MLB on the football team and was a starting catcher and pitched for the cadets baseball team. After high school Tommie attended Milford Academy for a post-graduate year where he served as the Falcons starting catcher and as a pitcher lead the team in wins and ERA. Tommie played his college ball at Western CT State University where he finished with a career .368 batting average. Tommie has spent the last 17 years as a full time instructor and travel baseball coach. He started his coaching career with the CT Dawgs travel baseball program serving as their 12U head coach. In 2002 Tommie was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals AA affiliate The New Haven Ravens as Director of Baseball Programs and Instruction. From 2007-2014 Tommie was the lead Instructor for Extra Innings in Agawam, MA. While at Extra Innings Tommie founded the Western Mass Storm a highly successful travel baseball program. As an instructor Tommie has had numerous students go on to successful pro and college careers. As a head coach he has lead his teams to a Ripken National Championship, 2X AAU National Championship finalist, Triple Crown World Series Finalist, and 8 Regional Tournament Championships. Tommie resides in Manchester with his wife Heather and sons TJ and Brady.
Ryan Costello is a current member of the Fort Myers Miracle of the Florida State League, where he wrapped up his first full season of Minor League Baseball by hitting a go ahead 3-run Home Run in the championship game to lead his team to victory. His final numbers were .258/.353/.459 with 20 home runs and 79 RBIs across both A and A+. He was an All-Star for the Clinton LumberKings prior to being involved in a deadline swap where he was sent from the Mariners to the Twins. Ryan also lead the Arizona Fall League with an OPS of 1.064 after being drafted in the 31st round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. In 2017 he closed out his career at Central Connecticut State University by earning All-Northeast Conference First Team and New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-New England Second Team honors. He tied a CCSU single-season record with 22 doubles, hit a league-leading nine home runs, accounted for a team-high 52 runs scored and 52 runs batted in. His final numbers of .296 with 32 extra-base hits and a .532 slugging percentage were boosted thanks to Ryan going 3-for-3 with three runs scored against Dallas Baptist in the NCAA Tournament on June 4 while compiling 18 multi-hit games and 14 multi-RBI games over the course of the season.