trainer bios

CHRIS SIDICK: HITTING, OUTFIELD,Infield

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

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Hector roa: HITTING, Infield, Outfield

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.

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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 BERLINER: FAST-PITCH PITCHING

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 www.coachcoryfastpitch.com for more info.

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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. 

RON WUENSTEL: HITTING, PITCHING, INFIELD, CATCHING

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.

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Katyln Pavlick:  Hitting

Katlyn graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2021 with a bachelors degree in business
administration. She is currently pursuing her MBA and will be transferring for her 5th year. As a
freshman at Pitt, Katlyn made her debut in the opening game of the season as the leadoff hitter and
starting left fielder. In her first collegiate at bat, she led off the game with a homerun against Purdue.
She started off hot in her sophomore season batting .293 in 20 games with 17 hits, 2 triples, and 4
homeruns. In February 2020, Katlyn went 2/3 against UCLA, the reigning national champs. In her 2022
season, she helped lead Pitt to their highest ranked win in program history by launching a 2 run
homerun which gave Pitt the lead beating No. 3 Florida State 7-5. Katlyn also showed out in left field in
her 2022 season where she was featured on SC Top 10 with her sliding catch double play coming in at #7
for the week. Katlyn is a Pittsburgh native as she graduated from South Park High School in 2018. In her
four years at South Park she batted .625 with 160 RBI’s!  During that span, she had a total of 170 hits
with 40 doubles, 16 triples, and 38 homeruns. She is a 2x PIAA AAA Player of the year along with helping
lead her team to win the PIAA AAA State Championship in 2017. After many hitting lessons and learning
from Chris over the past years, Katlyn has decided to work as an instructor herself during the summer
months while she is home from college.

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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.

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mason miller:  Pitching

Mason is a Bethel Park native who is currently a minor league player in the Oakland Athletics organization. He made his AAA debut this past season after being drafted in the 3rd round of the 2021 MLB draft. Mason finished the 2022 season as one of the players to represent the Athletics in the Arizona Fall League. His fastball has regularly reached 100 mph, topping at 102 in the Fall League. Prior to his selection, he pitched for Waynesburg University before earning the opportunity to compete for Gardner-Webb University in the 2021 season. Mason received his undergraduate degree in finance from Waynesburg in 2020 and completed his MBA with Gardner-Webb in 2021. 

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Enrique (KIKI) Aparicio:  Pitching

Enrique Aparicio was born and raised in Miami Florida where he attended Southwest Miami Highschool and then later graduated from South Miami Highschool where he competed in in two of the most difficult districts in Miami – Dade County. He sported a career ERA of 2.3 over 119 innings with 160 career strike outs to 60 walks through his 3 years. Thanks to that earning him the accolades of 2018 First Team All-American UTL, 2018 9A-14 Player of the Year, 2018 9A-14 All-District Team UTL, 2018 Senior All-Star Public Team P, 2017 9A-15 All-District Team P. He then committed to play baseball at division 2 Limestone University in Gaffney South Carolina. Enrique has also been a high school baseball coach at Coral Gables Senior High for the past 3 years as well has been Head of Administration for Elite Performance Baseball for 4 years.

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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.  

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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.  

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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!