Coaching Staff

Directors:

Joe Hruska:

 

Joe Hruska played his high school career at Linesville High School where he was an integral part of the 1999 State Runner up team which finished the season an impressive 26-1.  From there, he went on to become a four year starter at second base for DII Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia.  During his college career he was chosen to play on a team representing the USA in the Flanders International Tournament in Belgium where he was offered a contract as a Player/Coach for the Brasschaat Braves. 

After graduating he stayed on at Davis and Elkins as an assistant coach with a focus on infield play and hitting.  That year Davis and Elkins broke school records for fielding percentage and wins in a single season, as well as producing its only MLB draft pick.  Hruska coached High School and American Legion Baseball in West Virginia and Northwest PA for over a decade before moving to Eastern Pennsylvania.  Joe now shares his knowledge as a private instructor at the Keystone State Baseball Academy and is also currently an Area Scout with Prep Baseball Report and an Associate Scout with the Boston Red Sox.

Joe can be reached by call or text at (814) 282-9329.

 

 

Shaun Vernesoni:

Coach Vernesoni has been the Director of the Keystone State Bombers for the past five years, heading up the 17u National Team and establishing what is now well known as the Bombers flagship program.  Shaun finished his college playing days in 2012 at Fairmont State University where he led catchers in all divisions of NCAA baseball in throwing efficiency for that season. He had 35 assists on the season and threw out an impressive 21-of-32 runners trying to steal. He acted as the Team Captain at Fairmont State in each of his last two years and was named Team MVP following the 2012 season. Vernesoni also played at one of the premier junior colleges in the country (Calhoun Community College - Decatur, AL) as well as at West Virginia State University where he was a part of the 2009 WVIAC Championship team. Vernesoni is now one of the top private baseball instructors in the area as well as an area scout for Prep Baseball Report and an Associate Scout with the San Diego Padres.

He played his high school baseball in Northwestern Pennsylvania at Meadville High School and was a member of two District 10 championship teams while being coached by Greg Williams.

Shaun can be reached by call or text at (814) 282-6691.

 

Coaches:

 

Rico Carrasco (9 and 10u):

Rico Carrasco played for the Atlanta Braves organization from 1995-1997 and with the Kansas City Royals from 1998-1999.  He led the Braves Rookie team with 12 Home Runs and 56 RBIs in 1997, earned a Gold Glove playing first base and was selected to the All-Star game.  In 1999 he played briefly with the Massachusetts Mad Dogs in the Northern League.

Rico is currently a resident of Manheim Township in Lancaster, PA where he lives with his wife and 3 kids.  He also coaches the Manheim Township Baseball 10u travel team.

 

 

Adam Leed (11u): 

Coach Leed enters his second season in the Bombers organization and is the Head Coach of the Bombers 11u.  Adam is a Manheim Township High School native where he was named to the All Lancaster-Lebanon League Team and the All Section Team as a center fielder.  After high school, Adam advanced his athletic and academic carreers at Virginia Weslyan College in Norfolk, VA.  As a 4 year starter in centerfield there, Leed was named to the ODAC All Conference Team and the South All Region Team as his teams won two Conference Championships and made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

Coach Leed's career didn't end there however.  After college Adam signed with the Texas Rangers out of the 1999 Amateur Baseball Draft and spent three and a half seasons playing in their minor league system. He also continued on to get his Masters Degree from Penn State University.  He now resides in Lancaster with his wife Heidi and his son Braden.

 

Tylor Bair (14u Local):

Tylor played his high school baseball locally at Hempfield High School.  After graduating from Hempfield, Coach Bair chose to further his academic and athletic career at Penn State Berks where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology.  He was named team captain his senior season for the Penn State Berks baseball team where he excelled as a pitcher.

 

 

 

 

John Rivera (14u Local Assistant): 

Coach Rivera began his collegiate baseball career at Salem International University  in West Virginia before transferring to Mansfield University where he studied Business Administration and caught for the Mountaineers for two years.  An unfortunate car accident suspended his baseball career and John transfered once again to Penn State Berks to finish his baseball career graduating with an Associates Degree in Communications.  Rivera also represented Puerto Rico on their National Team in the National Collegiate World Series in Wichita Kansas two consecutive years.

After his baseball career, Coach Rivera returned to school to pursue his current career as a Surgical Technologist in an effort to be able to help the people who helped him in the Operating Room.  Coach Rivera still plays competitive baseball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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