On the weekend of Friday, December 19, the 3-day long Turtle Thomas Baseball camp was held at our Glaciers Dome facility and was an overall success with a great turn out. Turtle Thomas has been an assistant coach for two College World Series champions and began his career in 1977 at T. Wingate Andrews High School. He was also assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Georgia Tech in 1986 and '87. Thomas became assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Miami in 1988, helping the team to nine College World Series trips in 12 years!
Thomas had 19 straight recruiting classes in Collegiate Baseball’s top 10 from 1988-2006. No other recruiting coordinator in the country had the #1 class four times, as he did. During his years as a recruiter, Thomas brought over 60 major leaguers to his schools, including Charles Johnson, Pat Burrell, Alex Fernandez, Danny Graves, Aubrey Huff, Aaron Hill and Brad Hawpe. He became a head coach for the first time in 2007, when he took over the helm at Florida International University.
Local Ohio Glaciers 16U Baseball Team Chosen to Play in Perfect Game National Championship in Georgia
Ohio Glaciers 16U
The Ohio Glaciers 16U team will compete this weekend against other top teams in the country in the Perfect Game National Championship in Emerson, Georgia. The Glaciers were selected among many team applicants to participate in this tournament based upon their past baseball performance.
The Glaciers head into the Perfect Game tournament with a record of 15-4 and are riding a 4 game winning streak. The Glaciers just finished the Beast of the East tournament with a record of 6-1; their most impressive tournament performance this summer. The glaciers also finished in 2nd place in the Buckeye Classic and have participated in the Battle of the Border in Youngstown and the Black Swamp in Bowling Green, Ohio.
The Glaciers’ coaching staff consists of Jim Zerilla, former head coach for Louisville, Brett Pitzulo, former coach for Boardman High School, Pat O’Brien, former Youngstown State University Pitcher, and Ryan Rovnak, former Ohio Dominican University player. Zerilla also serves as the Glaciers’ college recruiting specialist, responsible for giving advice to players and families on earning baseball scholarships from colleges and universities.
The roster for the 16U Ohio Glaciers consists of players from across Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, including:
Joe DeLucia, Canfield HS
The Ohio Glaciers currently manage an indoor dome, indoor batting facility, and 10 outdoor fields.
The Glaciers fall ball season starts the 3rd week of August and ends the last week of September. The organization has teams from 8u thru 18u. Players interested in participating in the 2015 fall ball season can go to www.ohioglaciers.com for more information and to complete the registration form.
Perfect Game is devoted to furthering the development and careers of talented high school baseball players. To that end, Perfect Game produces the very highest level national individual player showcases and team tournaments throughout the United States. These events have proven invaluable to the college coaching community and major league baseball as they can scout a large population of talented ball players all in one location.
Glacier Sports, Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on helping each player optimize his baseball development. We are committed to providing each player with the highest level of coaching and training possible, while at the same time trying to minimize the financial expenses, mainly through corporate sponsorships and fundraising activities.
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Our 12 Team is looking for 1 player. If interested, please call Tom McCleery at 330-647-4774 to set up a workout.
Our 14U Team is looking for potential spring players. If interested, please call Nick DiNello at 330-559-9933
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