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
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.
Clay martin: pitching
Clay Martin graduated from Canon-McMillan in 2015 and Washington & Jefferson College in 2019 with a B.A. in Neuroscience. During his four-year playing career at Washington and Jefferson College, Martin appeared in 52 total games for the Presidents, and currently holds the school record for career saves and saves in a season. Martin was a two-time Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Honorable Mention, and was named Team Captain during his senior season. In Martin's junior season, he compiled a 0.98 earned run average, giving up only three earned runs in 27.2 innings pitched while striking out 29 batters. During Martin's career, Washington and Jefferson were two-time PAC Champions, made two NCAA Division III College World Series appearances and were the NCAA Division III College World Series runner-up in 2017. Martin is currently the Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Westminster College as well as the Assistant Director of Pitching and 14U assistant coach in the Pittsburgh Outlaws Travel Baseball Program. He is also working on his MBA at Westminster College.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Katlyn is currently a junior at the University of Pittsburgh. She is enrolled in the College of Business Administration studying marketing and supply chain while playing on scholarship for the softball team. As a freshman, 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. She also helped lead Pitt to win their first ACC game of the season against UNC by going 2/4 with a triple, a homerun, and 2 RBI’s. So far in her career, she has 10 multi-hit games and 10 homeruns. 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