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Chris graduated from Canon McMillan in 2001 and from Marietta College in 2005 with a sports management degree.  He was an All-American in both baseball and football during his tenure.  While at school, he was coached by Hall of Fame Coach Don Schaly, Brian Brewer, and Mike Deagon.  After graduation, Chris signed with the Washington Wild Things and developed his game by being managed by John Mazzerelli, Mark Mason, Gregg Jelks, Darin Everson, and Bob Buzzotto.  He set nearly every offensive Frontier League record and was named top 10 Minor League Prospect by Baseball America in 2006. Chris began C-Side in his parents detached garage in a 10'x15' space in the summer of 2005.  Since then, he has expanded through 5 buildings finding a home at 11 Line Drive Lane, Washington PA 15301.  His efforts were noticed by the Small Business Development Center and the US Congress, as they awarded him the Eastern US Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011

Hector roa: HITTING, Infield, Outfield

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Hector completed freshman year of high school at Camden Catholic High School in Berry Hill , New Jersey. At the age of 15 he went to Dominican Republic to sign as a free agent with an Mlb affiliate team while finishing 3 years of high school at Villas De Mar International High School. At age 17 Hector signed his first contract with the Houston Astros in 2012.  Career stats with the Astros was AB:988-AVG:244-2B:49-3B:14-HR:35-RBI:122. He currently plays for the Washington Wildthings where he posted 2017 stats of 247/15/62 and in 2018 finished hitting 308/12/69.   His father played 9 seasons with the Braves, and Hector has been around organized baseball his entire life.  We are super excited to bring his background to our staff.


Roger Marino: Speed & Strength

Roger grew up in nearby Bethel Park where he excelled in basketball and baseball for the Blackhawks. After high school he continued as a scholar athlete for Wake Forest University’s men’s baseball team. Roger played for the Demon Deacons from ‘93-‘95. He turned his attention towards finishing his degree in Health and Exercise Science and is a member of the ‘98 graduating class. He then went on to earn his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Chatham University in 2000. He is currently the Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitation for Washington Health System. He has extensive experience in spinal manipulation through The American Academy of Manipulative Therapy and NAIOMT as well as movement assessment including a SFMA Level 1 certification through Functional Movement Systems. He is a Certified Speed and Agility Coach through the National Sports Performance Association. He has dedicated his near 20 years of experience to orthopedics and sports rehabilitation for both pediatric and adult clients. This clientele includes both current and former college and professional athletes. Roger's goal is to combine his experience as a former athlete with movement assessment, speed, and agility training to help you, the athlete improve your performance and reduce injury risk.


Cory is a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) endorsed pitching coach, a College Sports Evaluation (CSE) pitching evaluator, & is the pitching coach at Washington & Jefferson College. She holds the Pitt Softball record for career ERA (2.03), single season ERA (1.72), & is in the top 5 for Pitt career complete games (62), shutouts (13), innings pitched (632.2), wins (49), & strikeouts (414). She led the Panthers to wins over No. 17 Georgia Tech, No.23 Maryland, and No. 25 Missouri, earning Pitt Softball their first-ever wins over nationally ranked teams & for the first time in program history, votes in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll. Cory earned Big East All-Conference, 2-time Big East Pitcher of the Week, 4-time Big East Weekly Honor Roll, was one of 10 Senior Athlete of Distinction Award winners, & was a 2-year team captain. She ranked in the Top 100 of all NCAA D1 pitchers for ERA (56th), saves (61st), & walks per seven innings (20th). Cory gives private lessons at Cside seven days a week, check her out at for more info.


VINCE CAPOZZA:  pitching

With over 30 years of experience & the past decade as Director or Pitching Development at C-Side, Vince’s baseball pedigree is rich. After capturing the most wins as head coach at Chartiers Houston High School, he switches roles and took on the Varsity Assistant/Pitching Coach for Peters Township High School while still managing his dominate Pittsburgh Outlaws 17u Showcase Team.  Vince earned his certification in strength and conditioning during his ownership at Athletic Training Center in Gaithersburg, MD.  Vince played collegiately at Alleghany College of Maryland and West Virginia Wesleyan College where he majored in Computer Information Systems.  His NHFS, Driveline, Rapsoda, Driveline foundation of hitting, and Driveline foundation of pitching certifications further advance his knowledge and show his continued desire to learn about the game.  Vince currently works for The Bank of New York Mellon. 


As Program Coordinator of the Pittsburgh Outlaws, Ron brings over 30 years of youth coaching experience. Ron has coached at every level of youth baseball including High School. Ron has attended over 15 baseball coaching clinics through the years and has been influenced and mentored by some of the finest baseball minds in the world. Ron has been a professional baseball hitting and pitching instructor at various schools and clinics for over 10 years. He has been asked to present at numerous area coaches clinics with particular focus on running effective practices.

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Mike Marcischak: Hitting, Pitching, Infield

Michael Marcischak is a graduate of Chartiers Houston High School.  He attended Potomac State Junior College where he accepted a baseball scholarship and played for current NJCAA Hall of Fame coach Doug Little.  Michael played in two NJCAA World Series where he was named Region XX MVP, leading the Catamounts to the series in 1993 and 1994.  Michael went on to finish his college career at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina where he accepted another athletic scholarship.  During that time he was awarded CVAC all-conference honors, hitting .417 for now Atlanta Braves bullpen coach Marty Reed.  Currently, Michael is a registered PIAA baseball, football, and softball official.  He also coaches a youth travel softball team.  In 2011, Michael was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Washington Greene County Hall of Fame. 

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Ben Miller:  Hitting, Catching

Ben grew up in Columbia, MD and attended Hammond High School where he was a two-time First-Team All-County selection and an All-Region 5 catcher. He later attended Waynesburg University and served as a two-year captain and three-year starter behind the plate. After graduating in 2017, Ben continued his education at Waynesburg and received his Masters degree in Counseling. In the summer of 2019, he managed the team from Washington County, PA in the Pony League World Series, where they beat a team from California and the United Kingdom before losing in the quarterfinals.


Katyln Pavlick:  Hitting, Infield 

Katlyn grew up in South Park, PA and graduated from South Park High School in 2018. Throughout her high school career, she batted .625 with 170 hits, 40 doubles, 16 triples, 38 home runs, and 160 RBI’s. She also led her team to a PIAA AAA State Championship in 2017. Katlyn went on to play at the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a starting spot as lead off batter and left fielder as a freshman. She was a 4- year starter at Pitt and was even featured on SC Top 10 with her sliding catch double play coming in at #7 on the week back in May 2022. Katlyn transferred to NC State University for her fifth and final year of college softball where she led the team with 13 home runs, 29 RBI’s, and 29 walks on the season. She helped her team take down No.8 Clemson 7-5 with a 3-run home run to center field on 4/16. She finished up her college career in May 2023 playing in her final game against Pitt where her last college at bat was a solo home run. Katlyn graduated from Pitt in 2021 with her bachelors in marketing and will be graduating from Pitt with her MBA this upcoming December.


Ashley parello:  Hitting, Fielding

Ashley is a 2011 graduate of Peters Township High School where she lettered in both softball and basketball. Ashley continued her education at Case Western Reserve University where she graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. She was a two-time All University Athletic Association (UAA) Second Team selection and NFCA All-Region Third Team selection. In Ashley's junior season, she homered in 3 consecutive at-bats, finishing the day with 4 home runs and 9 RBIs, helping the Spartans capture a UAA Championship. She was later named Most Valuable Player of the UAA Championships in 2014. Currently, Ashley is in her 6th season as an assistant coach at Case Western Reserve University. In her time on the coaching staff, CWRU made their first NCAA Regional Appearance since 2001. After winning their Regional and Super Regional sites, CWRU advanced to the 2018 NCAA Championship (World Series) held in Oklahoma City, OK where they finished a University best 5th Place in the country. The Coaching Staff was given the honor of UAA Coaching Staff of the Year and NFCA DIII Regional Coaching Staff of the Year. Ashley is also an assistant coach for the South Park High School softball team. Ashley is currently employed in the Pittsburgh area as a civil engineer.


Ian Hess: Hitting, 1st Base

Ian graduated from Canon-McMillan high school in 2018. While there he was a team captain, leading the Big Macs to a 2018 WPIAL and State championship. After his time at Canon McMillan, Ian attended Gannon university which is a member of the PSAC. At Gannon, Ian is top 10 in nearly every  offensive categories: He is the programs all-time HOME RUN LEADER,, 2nd in RBI’s, 3rd in slugging, 5th most hits, 7th most doubles, and 10th most walks. To go along with that, Ian is the only player in program history to record back-to-back .1000% fielding percentage seasons. He left as a 2x team MVP and a 3x all conference player. Ian is pursuing his Professional baseball career as he hopes to get signed this upcoming season.  


Derek Reddy: Hitting, Infield, Outfield

Derek graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School in 2011 in Westwood, MA and attended Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH graduating in 2016 with a Sports Management degree. While at Franklin Pierce, Derek was a 2-sport athlete, playing both baseball and football. After graduating, he signed an independent league contract with the Puerto Rico Islanders in the Empire League and was later traded from the Islanders to the Sullivan Explorers. In 2018, Derek signed with Ruidoso Osos in the PECOS League where he batted .338, had a .461 obp, and had 32 stolen bases. In 2019, he was named MVP of the PECOS League with the High Desert Yardbirds after batting .342, with a .516 obp, and going 50-51 in the stolen base department. He also led the league in runs scored with 95, 18 more than the second most. Derek was later promoted to the Milwaukee Milkmen in the American Association, where he was the leadoff, everyday centerfielder. In 2020, he spent the COVID year playing in the Yinzer Baseball Confederacy for the Road Warrior Black Sox, with a perfect 15-15 in stolen bases and a .427 obp. Derek signed with the Washington Wild Things for the 2021 season. He started the season with them before quickly being asked to sign with the Milwaukee Milkmen again in the American Association. He later went on to finish the season with the Lexington Legends in the Atlantic league, which is widely regarded as the best independent league in the country. Derek retired in 2022 after 5 very successful full seasons in independent baseball. 

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saige jenco: Hitting, Outfield

Saige graduated from State College Area High Shool in 2012 and went on to play for Virginia Tech in the ACC.  He was a 3 year starter and lead off hitter while roaming center field.  Maintaining a .325 BA throughout college earned him All-ACC and a spot on the All-Virginia Team.  He also led the ACC in hitting, stolen bases and OBP in 2 of those 3 seaons.  Saige was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2015 then again by the LA Dodgers in 2016.  He finished his career with the Washington Wild Things and currenlty persuing a music career.  


tyler Reis: Hitting, Infield

Tyler Reis is a Pittsburgh native who just finished his first professional season as an infielder for both the New Jersey Jackals and the Washington Wild Things. Tyler was a 4 year starter at Waynesburg University graduating in 2019 as well as a 4 year starter at Penn Hills high school graduating in 2015.  He manages his brand Fearless Ambition which is a motivational apparel company that follows his journey of becoming a professional athlete.  Tyler has been on our staff for two years and developing into a lead trainer while his clientele continues to grow.  


JAke Pilarski:  Pitching, Hitting

Jake graduated from Fox Chapel Area High School in 2016.  Following high school, he attended Virginia Wesleyan University and graduated in 2020 with a degree in mathematics and engineering.  He continued his education at The Citadel and in 2021 received a graduate certificate in leadership.  While playing baseball at both Virginia Wesleyan and The Citadel, Jake accumulated a 24-10 record, 4.45 ERA, 313.2 IP, 302 K, in 44 starts.  He also had a .313 BA, .424 OBP, 92 H, 23 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 58 RBI’s in 294 AB.  Jake was an All-American during his sophomore year in 2018.  Following college, Jake signed in 2021 with the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League.  In his first professional season, he posted a 3-4 record, 5.31 ERA, 66 IP, 66K, in 14 starts. Jake topped out at 97mph this summer! Jake has just recently signed with MLB LA Dodgers!


Brandon Kline:  Hitting, Outfield, Infield

Brandon Kline (BK) grew up in Canonsburg and has had an extensive baseball career. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Outlaws organization throughout all of his youth travel baseball years. BK played three years of varsity baseball for Canon Mac High School where he helped lead the high school baseball team to a state championship win during his senior year in 2018. Upon graduation in 2018, BK continued his baseball career at Seton Hill University, a highly regarded Division II school in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). BK studied Data Analytics and was a four-year starter on the baseball team at Seton Hill University as a right fielder. During his time at Seton Hill, the team received 2 bids for the national tournament and won the Atlantic Regional Championship to compete in the DII College World Series. Since graduating from college in 2022. 


Dylan Procopio: Hitting, Infield

Dylan was born and raised in Pittsburgh.  He played nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Outlaws Travel team while training under Chris Sidick since 8 years old.  He graduated from Keystone Oaks High School as a four year starter and team captain.  Dylan went on to play at Wilson College again, being a four year starter and captain.  He currently just finished his first Pro season with Black Sox Baseball Organization.  He is an ultimate utility player with extensive experience.  With his tools and versatility, Dylan is looking to move further along in Professional baseball.  

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