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
saige jenco: HITTING, outfield, Infield
Saige graduated from State College Area High School 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 (Sound Familiar? hint, Chris Sidick!) Maintaining a .325 batting average 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 three seasons!!. He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2015 then again by the LA Dodgers in 2016. He is currently playing in the Dodgers organization, waiting for his big break to get to the MLB. But while he waits for the call, he'll be giving lessons at C-Side!
ALEX HERRNBERGER: HITTING, CATCHING, PITCHING, INFIELD
Alex has been on our Pro-Staff the longest, joining in 2006. He has been splitting time between C-Side and running the hitting video analysis program for the Arizona Diamondbacks minor league affiliates. Alex graduated from Canon McMillan High School in 2005 then went on to catch for Allegheny College. He signed professionally with the San Angelo Colts in the United League, and was called up to the Arizona D-Backs on July 18th, 2009. During his D-Backs stint, he played as high as AAA.
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.
CORY BERLINER: FAST-PITCH PITCHING
Cory earned a full D1 athletic scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh & is the record holder for lowest career ERA (2.03). She ranks in the top 5 for Pitt Softball career complete games (62), shutouts (13), innings pitched (632.2), wins (49), & strikeouts (414). Her senior year she became the "winningest pitcher" with 49 wins & led the Panthers to the current program's highest single season win percentage at .667 (34-17). Cory led the Panthers to wins over No.25 Maryland, No. 23 Missouri, and No.17 Georgia Tech, earning them their first-ever wins over nationally ranked teams & for the first time in program history, votes in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll. She set the single season win & rookie win records her freshman year (16), 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, and was a two year team captain. Before Pitt, Cory graduated in 2007 from Rocky Mountain High School located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Cory dominated her senior year with a record of (18-1) in 127 innings compiling a ERA of 0.165 and strikeouts/walks ratio of 217/7. She was the 2005-2006 Gatorade Colorado Softball Player of the Year, 2-time Front Range Player of the Year, 2-time All-Colorado Player of the Year, and 3-time All-State/All-Conference/All-League honoree. Her senior year she led RMHS to their first and only 5A State Championship title. Cory played travel ball for the Fort Collins Buckaroos where in her final 3 years she had a record of (95-8) in 605.66 innings compiling an ERA of 0.46 and strikeouts/walks ratio of 660/69. She was a 3-time USSSA All-Star, USSSA All Tournament Player, & USSSA Outstanding Pitcher Award winner. She led the Buckaroos to 9 Colorado State Championship titles, 2 Triple Crown World Series Championship titles, and a USSSA World Series title. They also placed 9th in the 2006 18U ASA Nationals. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Cory went on to receive her Master's in Public Health from The Ohio State University. She currently manages the Anytime Fitness in McMurray, is the pitching coach for Peter's Township High School softball, and handles weekend C-Side softball pitching instruction.
Justin Edwards: Pitching
Wheeling WV native and Wheeling Central Graduate, Justin Edwards heads the Baseball Academt here at Total Athlete.He is a former professional baseball player and pitching coach at West Liberty University in West Virginia, as well as a graduate assistant at Wheeling Jesuit University. His 5-year playing career included stints with the York Revolution (PA) of the Atlantic League, the Lincoln Saltdogs (NE) of the American Association, and the Washington (PA) Wild Things of the Frontier League. He also spent the summer of 2008 in Worcester, Mass as a member of the Tornadoes. His best season was 2011 when he went 5-3 with a 2.16 ERA in Washington and was invited to the Independent Leagues All-Star Game. Edwards became Manager of the Worcester Bravehearts of the Futures Collegiate League after taking over for Alex Trezza in June, 2014.Edwards led the Bravehearts to the 2014 & 2015 FCBL championships with his exceptional leadership on and off the field. He has coached 9 draft picks, as well as high school All-Americans, and Division 1 players from Hawaii, U Maine, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Elon, LIU Brooklyn, UConn, and Boston College to name a few.
Mark MAson: PITCHING
carly konopka: fast-pitch pitching
Carly graduated from Peters Township High School in 2015 where she was a three-year varsity lettermen. Her sophomore year she led the team in all pitching and hitting categories. This year was the farthest that Peters Township Softball has ever advances in their high school playoff history. Carly went on to receive a scholarship from Mercyhurst University where she started 7 games with 13 more appearances from the bullpen of their 36-game season. She then transferred to California University of PA where she is currently starting her junior season. Carly is studying Sports Management with a minor in Communications. She hopes to one day work in sports and continue to coach softball.
MIKE MCCARTHY: HITTING, PITCHING, INFIELD
Mike McCarthy, a 2009 graduate of Seton Hill University, completed one of the most decorated playing careers in the programs history. McCarthy started four years (06-09) and sits atop the Griffin record books for career average (.384), stolen bases (131), runs (218), hit-by-pitch (84), doubles (52) and career hits (250). McCarthy stands as the only SHU player to earn 1st Team All-Conference accolades all four seasons, and also earned All-American Honorable Mention status as a true freshman. His resume includes two 1st Team All-District selections, as well as four stints on the All-Region Team.
McCarthy served as an assistant coach at Baldwin High School in 2010. Following the High School season, McCarthy was then hired as an assistant coach at Seton Hill University. During his coaching career at Seton Hill (2010-2012), McCarthy served as the Griffins primary hitting instructor, infield coach, and recruiting coordinator. For the past two summers, (2013-2014) McCarthy has been serving as an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Minors in the WPEBL.
addison domingo, pitching, hitting, infield, outfield
Addison Domingo graduated from Carlsbad High School in 2012. His career started as a pitcher at Cal State San Marcos (2013-15), and led Point Park University’s staff while playing some second base (2017 & 2018). He also led the Coastal Plains League in ERA for the summer of 2018, playing for the Martinsville Mustangs, with a 1.59 ERA. Though pitching is his primary, he is also well-versed in hitting, outfield, and infield. He was able to branch into softball by working extensively with Amanda Domingo who plays softball at /Long Island University in Brooklyn. With the opportunity to learn under Ric Sudcliffe, David Wells, and his main mentor Dom Johnson, Domingo is looking to continue his baseball career professionally in the independent leagues or overseas internationally. In the meantime, he has been coaching and offering lessons while he trains and prepares for the next baseball journey.
VINCE CAPOZZA: pitching
Vince attended and played at Allegany College of Maryland and West Virginia Wesleyan. He coached and played in the AAABA on LS Fiore Baseball Club. He also participated in the Maryland Industrial and Virginia Woodbat Leagues. He most recently has been a trainer with C-Side since 2010, while also taking on the role of Head Coach at Chartiers Houston High School and Pittsburgh Outlaws Black U18 Head Coach.
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.
roger marino: speed, strength, arm maintenance
Roger graduated from Bethel Park High School In 1993. He went on to attend Wake Forest University and played baseball for the Demon Deacons from 93-95. Roger graduated with his degree in Health and Exercise Science in 98. He received his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham University in 2000. He has spent the majority of his career in outpatient orthopedics working with high school, collegiate, and current/former professional athletes. He is a Certified Speed and Agility Coach through the National Sports Performance Association and is excited to be working with the athletes at C-Side.
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.
katie tarr: pitching, hitting
Katie Tarr gaduated from Burgettstown High School in 2016 and currently attend Point Park University. At BHS, Katie's batting average was .400 with a .800 slugging percentage while being a 3 year starter as pitcher. Within those years she earned 3 All-Sections, 3 All-Districts and 2 All-State titles and broke the school record for Most Homeruns hit in a Career. Currently at Point Park, Katie is a 2 year starter and has a total of 350 strikeouts for the 3 years while earning 2 First Team All- Conference titles and the Pitcher of the Year for 2019.
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.