All instructors at Extra Innings Baltimore come with an extensive baseball or softball background. Whether they are former or current professional players, college all-stars, or high school or college coaches, Extra Innings Baltimore offers serious professional instruction!
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Stephen A. Markey, III - Owner/Instructor
Steve has over 25 years of experience as a player, coach and manager for baseball and softball. He has coached girls' softball and boys' baseball, and has been a player and a coach on various mens' softball teams. Steve has also coached soccer and basketball and has run strength and conditioning clinics. Steve also has experience running numerous baseball camps. Steve has provided instruction for players from T-Ball to high school, including Rec ball, Travel, and Metro. Steve has represented and currently represents numerous professional baseball players. Steve's day job consists of practicing law and running the Law Offices of Stephen A. Markey, III. P.C.
Adrian Parkes, CSCS - Manager/Director of Next Level Sports Performance
Ade has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Wesley College and is pursuing his Masters of Science degree in Human Movement, concentrating in Sports Conditioning. He was the conditioning and fitness coach for Walsall Professional Soccer team in Walsall, England and was a strength and conditioning coach for Wesley College Women's Soccer team. Ade has run the fitness programs for soccer camps at Wesley College and Gettysburg College. Ade played four (4) years for the Mens' Soccer team and three years for the mens' Tennis team at Wesley College. Ade is an NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and is CPR/AED certified. Ade is available for one on one training, group training and team training.
Sam Snider - Guest Instructor
Sam spent 28 years with the Baltimore Orioles Organization. He was hired in 1980 as a batting practice pitcher. He moved to full time status for Cal Ripken Sr. as a bullpen catcher in 1987. He spent 21 years as bullpen catcher and acting bullpen coach. He has caught such greats as Mike Mussina, Tippy Martinez and Mike Flanagan. Sam spent 2008 and 2009 with the York Revolution of the Atlantic Independant League as the hitting/third base coach. Additionally, he was interim manager of the team during the 2009 season. Sam is available for hitting, pitching, catching & fielding lessons.
Nick Cicio - Extra Innings Instructor
Nick Cicio is a local player who grew up in the Rosedale, Maryland area. He followed his passion for baseball to the collegiate level; he first attended CCBC Catonsville for his freshman and sophomore years. His sophomore year he was named First Team All-American and was listed in the top eight pitchers for ERA. After his sophomore year, Nick pursued his baseball career at the University of Central Florida. He played two years in the Conference USA with 10 starts and 46 apperances while striking out 112 in 119 innings. During his senior year Nick lead the team in appearances and ERA and held his opponents to a .234 batting average. He also helped the Knights get back to the NCAA tournament for the first time in seven years. After his senior season Nick signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Twins. He completed his first summer of Pro Baseball in the Gulf Coast league in Fort Myers, FL with a 1.78 ERA, 20 strikeouts, and only 2 walks in twenty innings. Nick is available for baseball lessons during the
Cassey Rogers - CCBC Catonsville Softball Instructor, Windmill Specialist
Cassey Rogers has been playing softball for 14 years. She has played club softball since she was 10 years old. Cassey attended the Institute of Notre Dame High School in Baltimore, Maryland, and was a member of the softball team all four years. Her freshman year she was the Junior Varsity Captain, and won the M.V.P. award. During Cassey's senior year, she was the Captain of the Varsity team and received Best Offensive Player Award. She currently attends the Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville, where she pitches and plays 3rd base. After completion of her freshman year, Cassey was awarded All-Tournament Team Region XX, All Maryland Juco Second Team, and First Team All-Eastern Region as a Pitcher.
Andrew Sacks - Baseball Instructor, Sports Performance Coach
Andrew graduated in 2009 from Frostburg State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise Science and Psychology. He is also a certified trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). While at Frostburg, Andrew played on two conference championship teams) 2006, 2007) as a catcher. A Bel Air native, Andrew played high school baseball for John Carroll where he earned all-conference and all-county honors. Andrew comes to Extra Innings from the Bel Air Athletic Club, where he has been training a wide range of youth, high school, college, and professional athletes since 2007. Andrew has also worked at Union Memorial Sports Medicine in Bel Air, assisting with injury rehabilitation. Andrew has coached youth baseball players in multiple clinics and camps. He is available for one-on-one and group training, in addition to hitting, catching, and fielding lessons, and velocity development.
Jeffrey Darrion Siler II - Director of Baseball & Softball Operations
Assistant Coach to Portuguese National Baseball Team (Junior and Senior levels) - UConn and European Baseball Coaches Association (EBCA) Exchange Program Coach: internship with University of Connecticut under Coach Jim Penders. http://ebcaexchangeprogram.blogspot.com - “Best Pitcher Award” 2012 European Cup Qualifier in Namur, Belgium - 3-time Portuguese Cy Young winner - 2-time Cy Young winner Merchtem Cats, Belgium - Team America selection, playing and coaching: Prague Baseball Week, Italian Baseball Week 18U through Caliendo Sports International - Level I + Level II Coaches’ Certification Program in coordination with FPBS and MLB International - International All-stars selection, winning pitcher against Belgian National Team 2008, Swedish National Team 2012.
Ron Schreurs - Extra Innings Instructor
Went to Freedom High School, Orlando. Drafted in 43rd round by the Blue Jays in 2010. Played college baseball in Florida for 2 years. Picked up by the Baltimore Orioles in 2012. Played winter ball in Venezuela in the 2012-2013 season for Navegantes del Magallanes. In 2014 played in the ULB for the Brownsville Charros.
Ryan Rivers - Extra Innings Instructor
Ryan Rivers is a professional baseball instructor that specializes in pitching, hitting, and fielding. Ryan was a part of two state championship baseball teams and one 2nd place team during his time at Eastern Technical High School. Upon high school graduation in 2007, Ryan was recruited to play NCAA Division I baseball at UNC Charlotte. At Charlotte, Ryan competed as a starting and closing pitcher, DH, and first baseman. During his time at Charlotte, Ryan hit 31 homeruns in just two seasons of hitting for the Niners (freshman year Ryan was strictly a pitcher). Ryan was also an ESPN first team Academic All-American finalist in 2009. At the close of Ryan’s junior year at Charlotte, he was selected as a first baseman in the in the 2010 MLB draft by the LA Angels. Ryan competed in the Angels’ minor league system for two seasons before being returning to UNC Charlotte to finish his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ryan currently resides in Baltimore and is working as a private baseball instructor to help children reach the next level on and off the field.
Bryan Owens - Extra Innings Instructor
Bryan has over 20 years of baseball experience as a college player, high school and semi pro coach, professional instructor, and umpire. He has mentored more than 4,500 players in private/group lessons, clinics, and camp settings. Many of his clients have enjoyed successful careers at the college and semi-pro levels. In high school, Bryan was selected to the Roberto Clemente All American team in Puerto Rico. He also starred as the starting catcher for the North squad in the prestigious Frank Robinson High School Crown All-Star game at Camden Yards (featuring the top-30 high school players in the state). Bryan was awarded a full baseball scholarship to Jefferson Davis, former national junior college champions. He earned collegiate all conference awards in 2001 and 2002, and starred as the starting second baseman in the 2002 Maryland Junior College All Star game at Frederick Keys Stadium. Bryan finished his sophomore year of college in the nation's top 50 for highest averages in Division II junior college baseball, batting an impressive clip of .402 with 17 doubles. He served as a utility player at Division 1 - University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and has been a standout player in both the Baltimore baseball and Susquehanna semi-pro leagues (1998-2014), where he has earned numerous awards, appeared in multiple all-star games, and batted .400+ several seasons, often leading the league in most offensive categories. Bryan also holds a master's degree in education.
Al Bumbry - Camp Instructor, Extra Innings Baseball Advisor and Former Baltimore Oriole
Dave Johnson - Camp Instructor and Baseball Advisor