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2017 Baseball Schedule and Roster



2017 Basesball Roster


No. Name
CL. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown
1 Matt Jefferson FR OF/P 5-8 140 Deptord, NJ
2 David Alvarez
SO P 5-8 150 Las Piedras, PR
3 Ryan Glasthal
SO INF 5-9 165 Orlando, FL
4 Wyatt Thomas
FR C 5-10 160 Mystic Island, NJ
5 Brandon Buckley
FR INF 5-9 140 Woodbury, NJ
7 John Lindeborn
SO INF 5-10 175 Gloucherster City, NJ
8 Tyler Ronayne SO P 6-1 200 Maple Shade, NJ
9 Jason West SO OF 5-10 165 Woolwich. NJ
11 Hunter Brelsford FR OF 5-10 190 Pittsgrove, NJ
12 Eric Mastran FR P 6-1 175 Washington Twp, NJ
13 Dominick Lopez
SO INF 6-0 190 Williamstown, NJ
14 Matthew Pallotta FR P 6-3 165 Audobon, NJ
15 Ethan Mesey SO P 5-10 195 Marlton, NJ
16 Jacob Gramkowski
SO P 6-0 180 Collingswood, NJ
17 Elijah Birriel
SO INF 5-10 175 Williamstown, NJ
18 Philip Cardella
FR 3-B 5-8 170 Philadelphia, PA
19 Mario Cabrera
SO P 5-10 220 Bronx, NY
20 Dean D'Angelo
FR C 5-11 180 Philadelphia, PA
21 Dan Healey
SO 1B/OF
5-10 175 West Chester, PA
22 William Kazura
SO P 6-7 240 Mays Landing, NJ
23 Nick Ezzi
SO 1B/DH
5-9 190 Hammonton, NJ
24 Peter Berenato
FR P 6-3 200 Hammonton, NJ
25 Mark Kearney
FR 1B/OF
6-1 190 Mount Ephram, NJ
26 Robert Girgenti
FR P 6-0 235 Gloucester City, NJ
28 Christopher Caprio
SO P/DH
6-1 220 Hammonton, NJ
29 Zack Joseph
FR P 6-0 245 Pemberton, NJ
30 Michael Rice
FR P 6-3 265 Mullica HIll, NJ
33 Isaiah Morales
SO P 5-10 220 Blackwood, NJ


Meet the Coaches


Merkh

John Merkh, Head Coach

(609) 851-3262
johnmerkh@yahoo.com

Coach Merkh enters his second season as the head baseball coach at Camden County College. Merkh was hired by Camden County College in June of 2012 to serve as an assistant coach. Since his hire, Merkh has moved up the coaching latter becoming the recruiting coordinator for the Cougars in 2013 and becoming the Associate Head Coach in 2014. In the summer of 2016, Merkh was named the head baseball coach and has kept the Cougars winning tradition.

In 2016, Merkh's first year as head coach, he took the Cougars to a 28-23 record.The Cougars qualified for the Region XIX playoffs for the 14th straight season.In 2016 the Cougars also broke the school home runs record hitting 24 shattering the previous record.The Cougars pitching staff also broke the school strikeouts record fanning 362 batters.

Merkh, a New Jersey native, was a two year varsity letter winner at Winslow township high school, NJ in 2006 and 2007. He finished his career 2nd all-time in strikeouts per 7 innings. Following high school, Merkh continued his academic and athletic career at Camden County College from 2009 to 2011. During his career at CCC the Cougars were ranked as high as 4th in the nation in the NJCAA DIII Top 10 poll. Merkh graduated from Camden County College with a degree in Business Administration.

After Camden County College, Merkh became a member of the Penn State- Abington baseball team. His career was ultimately cut short due to injury which led him to begin his coaching career as a pitching coach at Camden County College.

Merkh has helped more than a dozens of student athlete's move onto 4 year baseball programs in the NCAA and NAIA level. He has also assisted in getting former players into professional baseball. John is also a member of the University of Pennsylvania Throwers Lab Steering Committee. Today, Coach Merkh resides in Clementon with his wife Brittany.




Frank Angeloni, Associate Head Coach


Frank Angeloni returns to Camden County College as the Associate Head Coach for the Cougars after coaching at University of Sciences and Valley Forge Military College. Frank was an Assistant for Camden County College from 1997- 1998 and then took over as the Head Coach from 1998 – 2004. Coach Angeloni has over 30 years of coaching experience at all levels of baseball.

1982 – 1986: Volunteer Assistant Coach Drexel University
1990 - 1996: Assistant Coach St. Augustine Prep
1997 – 1998: Assistant Coach Camden County College
1998 – 2004: Head Coach Camden County College
2004 – 2014: Head Coach University of Sciences
2014 – 2015: Assistant Coach Valley Forge Military College
2015 – 2016 Associate Head Coach Valley Forge Military College


Coach Angeloni’s Accomplishments:


Winning Best Baseball Coach in University of Sciences History

  • 2011 CACC Coach of the Year (University of Sciences)
  • Coached the 2011 University of Sciences Baseball Team to the programs 1st ever playoff appearance, 1st playoff win and conference

Final Four Appearance

  • Coached the 2013 University of Sciences Baseball Team to its 1st ever National Ranking in school history
  • Sportsmanship Award 2009 and 2010
  • At University of Sciences, coached 2 NCAA All-Americans and 6 All Region Players, 16 All Conference Players, 13 CACC All-Academic Team Players and 6 players named to the All-Philadelphia Area Academic Team
  • At Valley Forge in the 2nd year of the program helped lead them to the NJCAA DII Region XIX Final Four



Cesar Garcia, Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach


Cesar Garcia returns to Camden County College for the 2017 season as an Assistant Coach and Pitching Coach. Coach Garcia was a former Camden County College Baseball player from 1998-1999 and became an Assistant Coach in 2004 for Former Head Coach Frank Angeloni who is the current Associate Head Coach for the Cougars.




CCC Baseball Players in Professional Baseball

Nate Coronado - Camden River Sharks/Colorado Rockies
Rick Stronski- Newark Bears
DJ Stinsman- Roswell Invaders
Bobby Gooch- Roswell Invaders
Alexi Still- New York Yankees
Ray Hastings- Texarkana Gunslingers/ Lewisville Lizards




CCC Baseball Players who've moved on to 4-Year Colleges and Universities


Class of 2017

Isaiah Morales - Neumann University
John Lindeborn - Cabrini University
Will Kazura - Felician University
Jason West - Mitchell College
David Alvarez - Neumann University
Tyler Ronayne - Cabrini University
Ethan Mesey - Shenandoah University
Dan Healey - Felician University
Ryan Glasthal - Southeastern University
Eli Birriel - LeTourneau University


Class of 2016

Brandon Sanchez – Schreiner University
John Franchi - Utica College
Kyle Harris - Bluefield College
Brett Kuchera - Rutgers-Camden/Cabrini University
Frank Angeloni - Neumann Univeristy
L.T. Struble - Coastal Carolina University/Felican University


Class of 2015

Nelson Coronado - Rutgers Camden
Daniel Reese: Rutgers-Camden


Class of 2014

Cory Kreamer: Rutgers-Camden


Class of 2013

Billy Jackson - Rutgers-Camden
Ryan Pavlik - Rowan University
Nick Juliano - Rowan University
Ryan Martin - Rutgers-Camden
James Schramm - Stockton
Blaze Gaspari – Stockton


Class of 2012

Brendon Stout- Stockton
Adrian Gonzalez- Rutgers-Camden
Ryan Farabella- Rugers-Camden
Steven Gallagher- Eastern University
Luke Root- Stockton


Class of 2011

Chris Bechter- Oklahoma Panhandle State
Art Knapp- Oklahoma Panhandle State
Adam Satanoff- Winston Salem State/Rutgers-Camden
Anthony Kelly- Widener University
Luis Maldonado- Rutgers-Camden
John Merkh- Penn State Abington
Joe Miller- Rutgers-Camden


Class of 2010

Rob Wilgus- Rowan University
Billy Parave- Penn State Abington
Shaun Collins- Rutgers-Camden
Zack Duffy- Keystone College
Marco Carolla- Ramapo College
Clark Hoffman- Wilmington College


Class of 2009

Mike Tobia- Seton Hall University
Scott Windsor- St. Thomas University
John Ryan- Mt. Olive
Bobby Gooch - Mt. Olive
Mike Cantwell- St. Andrews University
Mike Mandarino- Cumberland University
Greg Himes- Rutgers-Camden
DJ Stinsman- St. Andrews/ Felician


Class of 2008

Jay Gallen- Rowan University
Rich DeMonte- Rowan University


Class of 2007

Matt Healey- Barton College
Ryan McAvenue- Emory Riddle College


Class of 2005

Alexi Still – Rowan University