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Shawn Alazaus - Director of Pitching

Shawn Alazaus is a former minor league baseball pitcher who played in the New York Yankees farm system in 1993 and 1995. Originally drafted by the Yankees in the 13th round of the 1993 amateur draft, he pitched for the Oneonta Yankees in his first professional season, going 2-1 with an 0.93 ERA in 28 games in relief. He also struck out 37 batters in 38 2/3 innings.

Coach Alazaus served as the pitching coach for the Mount Union College baseball team in 2003. He also served as the baseball coach for Columbiana High School and Alliance High School . He is currently a math teacher at West Branch High School where he is a coach for both the baseball and football teams.

Randy Rundgren - Infield and Hitting

2021 will be year 9 with OEB for Coach Rundgren.  Easily one of the best coaches in Ohio, players of all ages love playing for Coach Rundgren.  He is fun, passionate and really relates with today's student-athletes.  He has coached our high level fall teams the last few years, and families are constantly impressed by his approach and coaching style.  Randy grew up in Hawaii and California.  He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2004 MLB draft.  In addition to his OEB responsibilities, Randy is also the head baseball coach at Trinity High School.  He is available for lessons on the west side and can be reached at 808-651-5872.

Mike Byrne - Hitting and Catching

Coach Byrne will be back with OEB for  his 5th season in 2021.  After seeing the 2020 graduating class from their 15u season through 18u, he is excited to cycle back down and work with another talented group of young men.  Mike played JUCO baseball for two years before an injury ended his career.  He has coached high school baseball for several years in NE Ohio.  He is a teacher at Strongsville High School.   He is available for lessons out of Pinnacle in Medina, and can be reached at 440-465-7231.

Chad Sedio - Hitting

Chad joined OEB in 2019 as a guest instructor and worked with all age groups.  Born in Cleveland, Chad played at Miami of Ohio before being drafted in 2016 by the Detroit Tigers.  During the 2019 season he played 94 games across three levels of the minors, and finished the year with the Toledo MudHens (AAA).  Chad is available for lessons this off-season in the Strongsville area.  Contact him at 216-870-1681. 

Doug Sanders - Hitting/Infield

Coach Sanders came to OEB with vast playing/coaching experience.  He was an all conference player at Kent State and led the team in hits in 2008.  He began his college coaching career with the Golden Flashes two years later.  He then coached at Malone for one year before moving on to Central Michigan.  He spent four years at CMU as the recruiting coordinator.  He joined OEB in 2019 and served as our 16u head coach and the organizations college guidance officer.  He is available for lessons in Hudson on Monday's, Wednesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's.  He can be reached at 989-330-5076.

Zach Santoro - Hitting/Outfield

Coach Santoro is no stranger to the OEB family.  Zach played 3 years for OEB before committing to Appalachian State.  He spent one year in North Carolina before transferring home to Ohio and finished his career at Notre Dame College.  A two time all-conference tournament selection, Zach finished his Falcon playing career with 154 hits, 96 runs and 77 RBI in 152 games.  In 2020 he returned to OEB as an assistant coach on the first OEB 22u team.   He also is currently on the Notre Dame College coaching staff. Zach is available for hitting and outfield lessons Monday through Friday out of the T3 facility in Avon, OH.  He can be reached at 937-477-3131.

Josh Hurford - Pitching

The 2020 season will be Josh's third with OEB.  An all conference pitcher at Malone, Josh now serves as the Pitching Coach for the Pioneers.  Coach Hurford has directed our arm care program the last two years.  He is available for pitching lessons in the Alliance area on Monday's, Tuesday's, Thursday's and Friday's after 5:00 p.m.  Contact Josh if interested.  Individual and group pricing is available.  He can be reached at: 330-248-3540.

Nico Marchetti - Hitting

Nico played at California University (PA) from 2016-2019.  The Laurel, MD native hit .290 in his 4 years for the Vulcans, amassing over 100 hits and 40 extra base hits.  He currently works out of the Massillon/Canton area and spends a lot of time with the Jackson High School team.  Coach Gamble is one of the best baseball coaches in the state so if he trusts his guys with Nico, that is enough confidence for me!  If interested, reach out to Nico at 443-962-3597 to discuss pricing and availability.