Ruffnecks Alumni

Adam Ravenelle Closes Vandy’s Title in 2014

Since our founding in 2003 The Ruffnecks baseball program has grown into a nationally recognized College Development Program.  Building our reputation has taken considerable time and is a result of the efforts of many talented and committed ballplayers.  This Alumni page recognizes those players who have “graduated” from the Ruffnecks and gone on to play college or professional baseball.  All were distinguished high school players, many captains of their HS teams.  This page celebrates players who have gone on to Division I, II, and III college programs as well as to professional baseball.  As we update this page, we intend to be as inclusive as possible of those players who have gone through our program and played at least some college baseball.

In 2019, our first alumnus, Isan Diaz, reached the Major Leagues with the Miami Marlins.  He homered in his first MLB game.

Our listings are organized chronologically beginning with those who played on our first nationally recognized College Prospect Team in 2006.  The ‘06 and ‘07 teams helped to pioneer the program.  13 of those players have played  in college; 9 of them at the Division I level; 2 professionally.  We are proud of these early Ruffnecks.  Our listings after the initial group is by class and alphabetical order.  If we have lost someone, we ask that our omission be communicated to us.  We have also asterisked and listed players in the high school class of 2014 who recently finished their final season with the Ruffnecks and have committed to a Division I school or been accepted to a D-II or III school with the intent to play.  There are many other players who have played in the Ruffnecks program who have gone on to college to play baseball.  Unlike many team websites that list every player who has ever participated (even briefly) we list those players who remained a part of our program through their college decision making process.  There are others for whom the program has contributed much to their development.  We acknowledge their success as well as the many coaches who have done so much.  Even some of the coaches have gone on to higher levels, including long-time pitching coach Matt Blake, currently the Major League Pitching Coach for the New York Yankees.

Ruffnecks Alumni Who Went on to Play at the Next Level – (Alphabetical by years with Ruffnecks since 2003)

Player Home Town Ruffneck Years College/Pro Team(s) Notes
George Agostini Rehoboth, MA 2005-2007 (1st Class) Marist
Sam August Needham, MA 2003-2008 (1st Class) Penn State Academic All Big-10
(3 Times)
Matt Drew Waltham, MA 2004-2007 (1st Class) Curry College Captain
Tucker Healy Needham, MA 2003-2007 (1st Class) Ithaca College All-American
Signed 23rd Round Pick Oakland A’s
John Pedrotty Portsmouth, RI 2006-2007 (1st Class) Holy Cross
Arizona Diamondbacks
13th Round Pick Diamonbacks
Signed 2011
Sean Reilly Westwood, MA 2003-2007 (1st Class) Florida Int’l/Rollins Captain at Rollins
Harrison Slutsky Canton, MA 2003-2007 (1st Class) Columbia University
Graham Tyler Cranston, RI 2003-2008 (1st Class) Brown University Captain at Brown
Ryan Westmoreland Portsmouth, RI 2006-2007 (1st Class) Vanderbilt
Boston Red Sox
6th Round Pick
Signed 2008
Garrett Horan Providence, RI 2007 Dickinson College
Kevin Johnson Peabody, MA 2007 Georgetown University
Chris Munnelly Winston-Salem, NC 2007 North Carolina Signed Houston Astros 2013
Corey Shea Hanson, MA 2007 Lafayette Captain at Lafayette
Andrew Bishop Westwood, MA 2008 Williams College
Sahil Bloom Weston, MA 2008 Stanford University
Jack Colton Milton, MA 2008-2009 Harvard University
Travis Dean Newton, MA 2008-2009 Kennesaw State Drafted NY Yankees 14th Rnd ’10
Drafted Texas 22nd Rnd ’12
Dan Findley Duxbury, MA 2008 Bowdoin College Captain at Bowdoin
Bryan Ginsberg Westwood, MA 2008 Trinity College
Vaughn Hayward Glendale, RI 2008-2009 Holy Cross/Bryant Signed LA Dodgers
TJ Larivee Swampscott, MA 2008 UMass-Lowell
Derek Lowe Sudbury, MA 2008 William & Mary
Lorenzo Papa Stoneham, MA 2008-2009 *Univ. of Rhode Island Transfer
Justin Quinn Sudbury, MA 2008 Rollins/*UMass-Amherst Transfer
Steve Rogers Watertown, MA 2008 Trinity College All Conference
Ronnie Wallace Tewksbury, MA 2008 UMass-Amherst
Nelfi Zapata Dorchester, MA 2008 New York Mets Drafted NY Mets 19th Rnd
Signed 2009
Bill Bereszniewicz Sudbury, MA 2009 Binghamton University Freshman All American
28th Round LA Dodgers (2014)
Mike Dodakian Walpole, MA 2009 Dartmouth College
Kevin Dufault Shrewsbury, MA 2009 Northeastern University
Luke Geoghegan Boston, MA 2009 Colby College
Garrett Hayward Glendale, RI 2009 Duke University
Jamill Moquette Boston, MA 2008-2009 UMass Boston 32nd Round Baltimore Orioles (2014)
Jake Northrup Acton, MA 2009 Endicott College
Peter Parella Cranston, RI 2009 Southern New Hampshire
Fred Shepard Pelham, MA 2009 Amherst College
Dan Ubele Tyngsboro, MA 2009 Worcester State
Carl Anderson Sudbury, MA 2009-2010 Bryant University 19th Round Pittsburgh Pirates (2014)
Zach Bardwell N. Andover, MA 2010 Brandeis University
Jordan Cote Sanbornton, NH 2010 Coastal Carolina
New York Yankees
3rd Round Pick Yankees
Signed 2011
John Gorman Norwood, MA 2009-2010 Boston College Drafted Boston Red Sox 2011-unsigned
31st Round in 2015 – Oakland
Matt Green Newton, MA 2007-2010 Williams College
Dan Mael Newton, MA 2010 Washington U. St. Louis
Adam Ravenelle Sudbury, MA 2006-2010 Vanderbilt University 4th Round Detroit Tigers
Bobby Sabatino Waltham, MA 2009-2010 John Carroll University
David St. Lawrence Thompson, CT 2008-2010 Brown University
Matt Walsh Plymouth, MA 2010 Franklin Pierce Drafted NY Mets
Matt Cahill Sudbury, MA 2010 Tufts University
Riley Cox Westford, MA 2010 St. Joseph’s
Thomas Crispi Needham, MA 2010-2011 Columbia University
Tim Duggan Norwood, MA 2011 Fairfield University
Dan Dymecki Wellesley, MA 2006-2011 Lafayette
Brooks English Milton, MA 2011 Vassar
Kevin Godin Canton, MA 2009-2011 Tufts University
Jordan Jenkins Norwell, MA 2009 – 2011 Wheaton College
Davy Kussell Needham, MA 2007-2011 UPenn
Jake Levine Newton, MA 2007-2011 Brown University
Chris Nadeau Norfolk, MA 2007-2011 Bowdoin College
Curtiss Pomeroy Shrewsbury, MA 2010-2011 Georgetown Univ. Signed NY Yankees
Conor Reenstierna Lincoln, MA 2008-2011 Bates College
Max Tishman Wellesley, MA 2006-2011 Wake Forest University
AJ Zarozny Shrewsbury, MA 2010-2011 Bryant University All American 2013
Ryan Baldwin Fairhaven, MA 2012 Barry University
Harry Brown Beverly, MA 2011-2012 Tufts University
Woody Bryson Cambridge, MA 2011-2012 Villanova University Signed NY Yankees
Michael Courtney Newton, MA 2008-2012 UMass Boston
Josh Ellis Milton, MA 2012 Harvard University Captain/Harvard
Jake Friar Westport, MA 2011-2012 Sacred Heart Univ.
Mike Geannelis Bennington, VT 2011-2012 UMass Amherst
Reed May Newton, MA 2008-2012 Siena University
Ryan McCarthy Plaistow, NH 2011-2012 Bates College
David McCullough Sudbury, MA 2011-2012 Yale University
Will O’Sullivan Needham, MA 2010-2012 Wesleyan University
Keelan Smithers Framingham, MA 2012 Princeton University NY Mets – Free Agent
Tim Superko Wellesley, MA 2011-2012 Tufts University
Alex Toomey Beverly, MA 2011-2012 Salem State
Jessey Valdez Boston, MA 2011-2012 Maryland-Eastern Shore
Rory Ziomek Pelham, MA 2012 Tufts University
Paul Campbell Revere, MA 2011-2013 Clemson University MLB – Miami Marlins 2021
Isan Diaz Springfield, MA 2012-2013 Drafted out of HS 2nd Round (70th Overall Pick-Diamondbacks)
MLB – Miami Marlins 2019 to 2021 – SF Giants 2022
Wills Montgomerie Lakeville, CT 2013 UConn 6th Round LA Dodgers
Nick Neshe Waltham, MA 2011-2013 Bentley University
Mitchell Page Uxbridge, MA 2013 UMass Amherst
Mike Samko Arlington, MA 2009-2013 Bentley University
Ricky Smith Weymouth, MA 2013 Merrimack College
Kevin Superko Wellesley, MA 2011-2013 Georgetown University
John Thomas Campton, NH 2012-2013 St. Leo’s (FL)
Will Toffey Barnstable, MA 2013 Vanderbilt University 4th Round Oakland A’s
Traded NY Mets
Sid Warrenbrand Sudbury, MA 2011-2013 Tufts University
Josh Wong Arlington, MA 2011-2013 Tufts University
RJ Hall Cohasset, MA 2013-2104 Tufts University
George Hewitt Brooklyn, NY 2014 University of Michigan
Matt Hosman Peabody, MA 2014 UMass Amherst
Jacob Lamb Salisbury, CT 2014 University of Richmond
Matt Messier North Troy, VT 2014 St. John’s University
Jake Nelson Hopkinton, NH 2012-2014 Univ. of Pennsylvania
Texas A&M
Brooks Parker Weston, MA 2011-2014 Colby College
Kendall Pomeroy Shrewsbury, MA 2011-2014 UMass Lowell
Will Shackelford Nauset, MA 2014 Tufts University
Peter Stabnick Wellesley, MA 2011-2014 Tufts University
Jacob Stevens Darien, CT 2014 Boston College 21st Round – Arizona
Cameron Walsh Duxbury, MA 2013-2014 Northeastern Univ.
Colin Ward Medfield, MA 2012-2014 Tufts University
Sam Zager Sudbury, MA 2011-2014 Univ. of Chicago
Ted Beaudet Franklin, NH 2014-2016 Northeastern Univ.
Ryan Berardino Sudbury, MA 2015 Bentley University
Chris Galland Sudbury, MA 2011-2016 Boston College
Scott Holzwasser Sudbury, MA 2011-2015 Northeastern Univ.
Zack Horwitz Chestnut Hill, MA 2011-2015 Amherst College
J.P. Knight S. Boston, MA 2015 Tufts University
Connor Lee Bedford, NH 2014-2015 Bowdoin College
Brad Marchetti Wellesley, MA 2011-2015 Tufts University
Morgan McSweeney Hudson, MA 2014-2015 Wake Forest Signed Tampa Rays
John Simourian Andover, MA 2010-2015 Georgetown Univ.
Joe Walsh Plymouth, MA 2012-2015 Boston College
Holden White Wallingford, CT 2015 Wake Forest
Spencer Yee Needham, MA 2011-2015 Bentley University
Owen Batchelder Amherst, NH 2012-2016 Northeastern
Taylor Beckett Wellesley, MA 2012-2016 Princeton
Tyler Cedeno Maynard, MA 2015-2016 Roger Williams
Robby Cerulle Wellesley, MA 2012-2016 Univ. of Pennsylvania
Robbie Cronin Wellesley, MA 2012-2016 Trinity College
Henry Ennen Dorchester, MA 2013-2016 Northeastern
Cam Garfield Wellesley, MA 2012-2016 Colby College
Chris Galland Sudbury, MA 2011-2016 Boston College
Eric Pappas Providence, RI 2015-2016 Williams College
Dylan Presnal Ludlow, MA 2015-2016 Bentley University
Bryce Reagan Amherst, NH 2013-2017 University of Texas
Tommy Seidl Wellesley, MA 2011-2016 Harvard University
Will Simeone Milton, MA 2014-2016 Trinity College
Dario Tarquinio Southbridge, MA 2016-2017 Nichols College
Christian Allaire Sandown, NH 2015-2017 Endicott College
Rory Bordiuk Sudbury, MA 2014-2017 Middlebury College
Connor Bowman Wellesley, MA 2013-2017 Tufts University
Brodie Carey Attleboro, MA 2013-2017 University of Maine
Landon Dombrowski Chestnut Hill, MA 2016-2017 Wake Forest University
Will Fletcher Sudbury, MA 2016-2017 St. Anselm College
Devin Gates Nashua, NH 2016-2017 UMass-Lowell
Jamie Hauswirth Boxborough, MA 2013-2017 Hamilton College
Kai Marcos Beverly, MA 2013-2017 Wesleyan University
Jake Miller Waltham, MA 2013-2017 Franklin Pierce
Jack Pawloski Lexington, MA 2017 UMass-Amherst
Anthony Redfern Easthampton, MA 2013-2017 Georgetown Univ.
Liam Rohan Wrentham, MA 2014-2017 Wesleyan University
Mitchell Schroeder Brookline, MA 2014-2017 Middlebury
Joe Simourian Andover, MA 2013-2017 U.S. Naval Academy
Spenser Smith Wellesley, MA 2013-2017 Northeastern Univ.
Christian Walsh Sterling, MA 2014-2017 UMass-Amherst
Danny Cooke Westwood, MA 2013 -2018 Roger Williams
James Dillon Sudbury, MA 2014-2018 Tufts University
Jackson Emus Clinton, MA 2014-2018 Princeton University
Jack Flynn Woburn, MA 2014-2018 Holy Cross
Will Greer Scituate, MA 2017-2018 Bucknell University
Jake McOsker Acton, MA 2013-2018 Holy Cross
J.P. Olson Stoughton, MA 2014-2018 Northeastern Univ.
Billy Seidl Wellesley, MA 2013-2018 Duke University Signed White Sox 15th Round
Evan Sleight Framingham, MA 2014-2018 Rutgers University Transfer from Virginia
Seamus Barrett Arlington, MA 2013-2019 Loyola Marymount Transfer from Louisville
Jack Beverly Framingham, MA 2016-2019 Lincoln Trail JC