I’m Ben Rossi. I have been playing baseball since I was 4 and loved it all my life. In my years of playing baseball, I have had many great experiences including getting a chance to play in 7 different states and even against foreign countries.
One memorable experience was at the Cal Ripken 12u Major 70’s World Series in Branson, Missouri. At the World Series, I was chosen by my team to be the representative for a Buddy Ball game where I met an amazing person. It was then I realized I had a passion to help others, so I am here trying to help kids who need books. Best of all, I get to do it in a way I love, through baseball.
We’d like to give a huge thank you to our volunteer instructors.
During his career as a professional baseball scout and coach, Guy Hansen helped sign an impressive roster of future big leaguers, including Bret Saberhagen, Cecil Fielder, Kevin Appier, and Jeff Conine, and coached dozens of the game’s best pitchers.
Hansen coached for both the Royals and Braves organizations during his career, including the Royals pitching coach from 1991 to 1993 and again in 2005.
A VCU graduate, Scott Sizemore has played for the Tigers, A’s, Yankees, Marlins, and Nationals during is 11 year professional career.
Sizemore, 2009 Detroit Tigers Minor League Player of the Year, has coached in the area and provides instruction to local area players since 2016. You can learn more about Sizemore at SizemoreBaseball.com.
Coach Tyler LeClair comes to us from northern New York. He played at the State University of New York College at Brockport as a catcher. He was the catching coach at Freeman High School from 2010-2015. You can learn more about Coach LeClair at IYG Baseball.
Eliezer Zambrano has been in the San Francisco Giants organization for 13 years, the first 12 as a player. He has been with the Richmond Flying Squirrels since 2010 and transitioned from player to coach in 2018 when he became the Squirrels bullpen coach and catching instructor.
A VCU graduate, ML Morgan is currently a coach at VCU.
Morgan was part of two conference championships and two NCAA regional appearances as an outfielder. Morgan received his Master of Education in Sports Leadership from VCU in 2014.