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Howard Receives All-State Honors in Arkansas
dustin howardCoast to Coast alum (Puerto Rico - 2006), Dustin Howard was recently named to the Arkansas All-State team. The shortstop finished out an outstanding prep career by hitting .462 with 37 hits, 30 RBI, and 20 stolen bases in 32 games for Camden Fairview High School. Howard recently made a verbal commitment to Ouachita Baptist University (NCAA DII) where he will play alongside another Coast to Coast alum (Brock McCorkle - Europe trip - 2002).
Coast to Coast Alum Signs With NCAA Powerhouse Rice University
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Zackary Harwood of Groves, Texas recently signed a letter of intent to attend former NCAA DI World Series champ Rice University where the righthander will pitch for the Owls. During his junior campaign at Port Neches-Groves High School, Harwood posted a 1.86 ERA averaging 7.7 strikeouts per game. Also an outstanding student, Zack is currently ranked 7th in a class of 365 with a 4.40 grade point average (4.50 scale). A veteran of Coast to Coast trips to Australia and Puerto Rico, Harwood is currently looking forward to his senior season at the high school level and possibly the June MLB draft.
Former Coast to Coast Star Signs to
Play With The Cardinals!
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Bryan Anderson (CA) - A member of the 2002 Coast to Coast Baseball program to Australia, Bryan was selected in the 4th round of the MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. Anderson led the Coast to Coast club in hitting while in Australia. Despite receiving offers from several top college programs, Anderson signed with St. Louis and will report to the Johnson City Cardinals for the 2005 Appalachian League season.


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Jon Conklin
Sunrise, FL

Jon Conklin (FL) - A 2002 member of the Coast to Coast Baseball program to Puerto Rico, Jon was recently named as a 2005 PUMA Pre-Season All-American. As a top college prospect, Conklin was invited to participate in Junior Day activities at the University of Central Florida, Stetson University and the University of Virginia. He has also received notice from the University of Florida and Vanderbilt University. Consistently throwing in the high 80's Jon topped out at 92 during his junior year in high school. Weighing in at 185 and standing 6'4 he's got a "pitcher's body." We'll certainly keep watch of Jon's status during the 2006 MLB Draft.


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Graham Harrison
Tulare, CA
selected by...Oakland Athletics

June, 2003-19th round

Congratulations To the Following Players!

Ben Jeffers (OH) - After leading his New Albany HS team to the 2004 Ohio State Championship, Jeffers has gone on to star at NCAA DIII Centre College (KY). As a freshman second baseman, he was awarded the Freshman-of-the-Year award after starting all 36 games this season. The frosh led the team in runs scored (35) and walks (21) and finished second in batting average (.397), hits (48), slugging percentage (.488) and on-base percentage (.483). Jeffers also had two home runs and 27 runs batted and was named to the All-SCAC 1st Team


Ben Jeffers in early 2006 season action

Grant Berkovitz (WI) - As a Freshman, Berkovitz hit .283 and played in 40 games for the NCAA DI University of Wisconsin @ Milwaukee Panthers. In 2001, the Sheboygan (WI) native starred for Coast to Coast Baseball both on the mound and at shortstop during his trip to Australia.

Michael Bresett (NY) – As a freshman at Clarkson University in Potsdam (NY), Bresett started all 35 games in the infield. He was an All-Conference selection after posting a .314 batting average with 6 doubles, 3 triples, and 22 RBI. Michael traveled with Coast to Coast Baseball to Puerto Rico in 2003.

Billy Brown (IN) – A native of Monticello (IN), Billy traveled with Coast to Coast to Australia in 2001. During the trip he earned notice for his heavy hitting and strong defensive play. Brown played college ball at Kankakee College (IL). He now owns his own insurance company and is a real estate salesman.

Calvin Brutus (FL) – During 2006 the freshman earned the third spot in the starting rotation at South Florida Community College where he is on full scholarship. Academically, he finished he first year with a 3.5 GPA in the Athletic Training and Physics programs.

Brian Bullock (DC) - A veteran of 60 games played during his first two seasons at NCAA DI Coppin State University, Bullock played infield on the 2002 Coast to Coast Baseball trip to Australia. Hailing from Washington, DC Brian starred in baseball while attending the prestigious Field School.

Jason Dunfee (OH) – A veteran of two Coast to Coast trips to Europe (2001 & 2003), Jason is currently playing baseball at Tiffin University in northern Ohio. An infielder for Coast to Coast, Dunfee is pitching at the college level where he is coming back from shoulder surgery after his freshman year. The Hospitality and Tourism Management major expects to be ready to take the mound again this fall.

Ethan Gentry (CA) - Attended Puerto Rico Verano Super Series with Coast to Coast in 2004. Ethan was a three-year varsity letterman at Buena HS (Ventura, CA) and Liberty HS (Bakersfield, CA). He was a member of the 2003 CIF Valley Champions and a 2003-2005 member of the South-East Yosemite League Champions. Gentry also served as a team captain and was named a "Defensive Specialist." He has participated as a middle infielder/pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinal Scout Baseball Program for the past three seasons. A 4.0 honors student in Foreign Language (Spanish), Ethan has also received California Scholarship Federation (CSF) honors. Gentry will enter Vanguard University (NAIA) as a scholarship player this fall where he expects to study Sports Medicine.

Matt Hunter (OH) – Matt is currently playing baseball at Lorain County Community College in Elyria (OH). He is an alum of the Coast to Coast Baseball trip to Puerto Rico in 2004.

Zachary Hoffman (OH) – A standout shortstop on the Coast to Coast Baseball trip to Australia in 2001, Zach is now playing 3B at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea (OH) where he received the Coaches Award for Most Improved Player 2006.

Christian Jarboe (KY) – An alumni of the Puerto Rico (2004) trip, Christian went on to play at Campbellsville University in 2005 and Indiana University Southeast in 2006. He is currently enrolled at the University of Louisville, coaching at the high school level and working on getting a real estate license.

Michael Koons (CO) - Highly-recruited pitcher who comes to San Diego State after one season at Arizona...Played for the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod League during summer 2005...Played in the Connie Mack World Series...Named to the all-tournament team...Was the winning pitcher in the Cherry Creek Classic Championship game...Named MVP of the 2004 Pueblo Invitational. Played as a true freshman at the University of Arizona for a Wildcat team that advanced to the NCAA Regional...Made 14 appearances, all in relief...Picked up win vs. Arizona State , striking out three (a season high) over three innings...Longest outing was 3.2 innings vs. Mississippi State.

Darren Lawless (TX) – A native of Levelland (TX), Darren traveled to Australia with Coast to Coast Baseball in 2003. The freshman right-hander was selected Academic Player of the Year at Howard College in Big Spring (TX).

Chris Lyons (OH) – After a standout high school career and trip to Australia with Coast to Coast in 2001, Chris completed a B.S. in Nursing and us currently working as an R.N. in the emergency department at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg, WV

Jose Macias (TX) – Jose was recently named Defensive Player of the Year of Mountain View College in Texas where he is also the team captain. An alumni of a 2004 Coast to Coast trip to Puerto Rico, he is currently considering four-year schools.

Brock McCorkle (AR) - A native of Hope (AR) and an alumni of the Coast to Coast Baseball trip to Europe in 2002, Brock started at shortstop for NCAA DII Ouachita Baptist University in 2005. McCorkle turned in a solid year at the plate hitting .281-2-17. In the field he turned 23 double plays for the Tigers. As a junior, he figures prominently in the teams plans for 2006.

Mike Monfredi (OH) – Mike participated in the 2001 Coast to Coast trip to Australia and then went on to play NCAA DI football at Kent State University. While at KSU, Monfredi was the recipient of numerous academic honors.

Dane Orders (MS) – In 2006, Dane was the only freshman starter on the Copiah-Lincoln Community College team that was ranked as high as #4 in the national JUCO rankings. As a standout second baseman, Orders hit near the .300 mark the entire year. He credits his Coast to Coast experience in Puerto Rico with preparing him to excel at the college level.

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Ryan Powell (MI) - Caught for Head Coach Scott Dickey at Canton High School in Canton, Michigan…Two-year letterwinner and started the 2003 season when the team finished 21-11 to win Western Lakes Athletic Association conference championship. Named a Baseball Factory All-American in 2003 and played for Coast to Coast Baseball team Europe in 2002, playing in the Apeldoorn Baseball Series. While in Europe, Ryan hit .375 for the series against European national teams from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Russia. Powell is currently in his sophomore campaign at Coppin State University in Maryland.

Derek Ranck (MI) – A veteran of the 2001 Coast to Coast Baseball trip to Puerto Rico, Derek just finished his sophomore season (2006) at NCAA DII Wayne State University where he was name Honorable Mention All-Conference. Ranck hit .328 while playing in 47 games. Additionally, he hit 2 homeruns, stole 9 bases and fielded a very respectable .983 in the outfield.

Drew Roberts (OH) - As a sophomore on the NCAA DI 2005 Xavier University squad, Drew played in 31 games and hit .233. In the field, his play was stellar with a .993 fielding percentage. Roberts traveled to Puerto Rico with Coast to Coast Baseball in February, 2002.

Robert Sandstrom (UT) – Robert was selected a USCAA/NAIA All-American during his freshman campaign at Southern Virginia University. The firstbaseman/pitcher hit an astounding .468 with 31 RBI in 29 games. Sandstrom traveled with Coast to Coast Baseball to Puerto Rico in 2001.

Jeremy Uhl (NM) - Chosen Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the 2004 NJCAA DI World Series, Jeremy was a standout for National Champion Dixie College in St. George, UT. Uhl starred for Coast to Coast in the 2003 Adelaide Friendship Series in Adelaide, Australia.

Joseph Wolfers (CO) – A First Team All-State selection his senior year at Community Christian HS in Thornton (CO), Joe is currently playing at LeTourneau University in Longview (TX). As a freshman he hit .237 in 19 games at 1B. On the mound, he pitched a total of 62 innings in 12 games. Joe traveled with Coast to Coast Baseball to Australia in 2001



Below is a  partial list of those schools and universities
where Coast to Coast athletes have gone on to play:

Arizona Western College AZ
Baldwin-Wallace College OH
Benedictine University IL
Bowling Green University OH
Campbellsville University KY
Capital University OH
Catholic University DC
Central Michigan University MI
Centre College KY
Clarkson University NY
Cleveland State University OH
College of The Desert, Palm Desert CA
Cornell College
Copiah-Lincoln Community College MS
Coppin State University MD
Denison University OH
Dixie State Community College GA
Enterprise Ozark State CC AL
Georgetown College KY
Guilford College NC
Hill College TX

Howard College

Illinois State University IL
Indiana University Southeast IN
Indiana University-Purdue IN
Juniata College PA
Kankakee College IL
Keystone College PA
Loras College IA
Laredo Community College TX

LeTourneau University


Lorain County Community College

Macomb Community College MI
Marietta College OH
Menlo University CA
Mesabi Range Community Coll. VA
Mount Vernon Nazarene College OH
Mountain View College TX
Mt. Union College OH
Muhlenberg College PA
Muskingum College OH
New Hampshire Technical Institute NH
Ohio Northern University OH
Ouachita Baptist University AR
Paine College     GA
Roanoke College VA
Robert Morris University PA
San Diego State University CA

South Florida Community College


Southern Virginia University

Southern Virginia University VA
Spalding University KY
Texas Tech University TX
Texas Wesleyan University TX
Thomas More College KY
Tippin University OH
University of Arizona AZ
University of Detroit MI
University of Findlay OH
University of Tennessee TN
University of Wisconsin @ Milwaukee WI
Wayland Baptist University TX

Wayne State University

Wayne State University MI
Western Michigan University MI
Western Texas College TX
Wheeling Jesuit University VA
Wilmington College OH
Xavier University OH

"I wanted my son to play baseball to learn healthy competition, teamwork, sportsmanship and fellowship. When his high school failed miserably at this task......I looked throughout the country for an opportunity to teach my son these important lessons in life and to reinforce our family values. Coast to Coast met our needs. They provided real tryouts, opportunities to play for pro-scouts, college coaches, and other staff who really enjoyed working with teens, providing appropriate discipline, direction and supervision. My son traveled to Puerto Rico , Europe and Australia . His baseball skills improved dramatically and so did his self-esteem. Coast to Coast is a wonderful opportunity for teens!"

Dr. Lois Lee
Encino , CA

"The overseas experience contributed greatly to my son's success."

Mike Ranck
Father of Derek, now playing at the DII level
Clarkston , MI

"Coast to Coast offers top-notch instruction on phenomenal trips."

Caryn Young
Mother of Eddie, now playing at the DIII level
Crest Hill , IL

"The Coast to Coast program opened up tremendous opportunities for baseball as well as my son's education."

Jerry Bullock
Father of Brian, now playing at the DIII level
Washing ton , DC

"Coast to Coast has been the platform that Ryan has used to obtain his dream of playing college baseball."

Terry Powell
Father of Ryan, now playing at the NCAAJC DI level
Canton , MI

"The educational seminars were extremely beneficial to me......and the coaches were very informative."

Jeremey Uhl
Now playing at the NCAAJC DI level
Farmington , NM

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