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Games Cancelled

The varsity and JV games vs. North Hills scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 are cancelled due to field conditions.


WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association Showcase

Registration for the 2019 WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association Showcase is now open. The showcase will take place on June 1, 2019 beginning at 9:00 am at Burkett Field in Robinson Township. The showcase is for 2020 graduates only. Please distribute both the attached information sheet and registration form to your best juniors. This is the 15th annual showcase and we have sold out every year, so please encourage your players to register early. The showcase is typically attended by about 60 college coaches (all levels). A list of the colleges that attended last year is shown at www.wpabaseball.com.

Also, please remember that we are updating our player data base in mid-March for 2019-2022 graduates. This data base is sent to over 300 college coaches and, based on our survey, they do find the data base useful in their recruiting efforts. So please take a few minutes to update, add or delete players from the data base. I previously sent out a list of the players in the data base. Let me know if you need another copy. It is not necessary to respond if you have already sent us player information.

 

 

 -Tony Villiotti


Registration Begins for the 7th Annual Big 26 Baseball Classic

Registration is now open for tryout sites in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Tryouts are open to any high school player (in PA/MD) graduating in 2020 or 2021. College Coaches and Pro Scouts are invited to each tryout event. 

As you begin your high school seasons, we hope you'll share this opportunity with your players. Information packets were sent out to coaches last month that contained some event information and tearaway cards that can be distributed to interested players. 

The 2019 Big 26 Baseball Classic® will be played July 25-28 at FNB Field in Harrisburg, PA. The Buddy Picnic and Challenger Game are scheduled for July 25, with the 3-game series for Pennsylvania vs Maryland following on July 26, 27 & 28.   

For full details, Visit the Big 26 Baseball Classic Web site >>

 


Physicals and Recertification Forms

Physicals / re-certifications are due to Regis before tryouts on March 3rd and 4th. 


PISA Workouts Cancelled 2/1/2019

Because of weather conditions, baseball workouts at PISA are cancelled for Friday 2/1. We will make up some time in February


Night at the Races: Volunteer Sign Up

Please sign up for at least one time slot during the evening of Night at the Races. The event is a working fundraiser for all baseball families.  

Sign up online now >

SETUP:  ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Thursday evening, Jan. 17 and Friday afternoon, Jan. 18:  The tables & chairs in the cafeteria will need moved to set up the room.

CLEAN UP:  ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Friday night, Jan. 18:  At the end of the evening we have to put all tables and chairs back into their original positions.

Questions/Tickets:  contact Heather Chirumbolo - heatherchirumbolo@gmail.com or 412-853-4857

Location: Central Catholic Dining Hall

 

 


PISA Indoor Workouts Begin Monday, Jan 7th

 

Indoor workouts at PISA will be held every Monday and Friday from 3:30 - 5:30, beginning on Monday January 7th.

 

The address for PISA is: 
22 Rich Hill Road, Cheswick, PA 15024


Sign up for Winter Workouts at PISA

Sign up for Winter Workouts at PISA. Workouts start Monday, January 7th at 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and continue every Monday and Friday at that time. The cost is $150.00 per player. Please register by Friday, December 21st.

2019 CCHS PISA Winter Workouts »


Night at the Races Scheduled

Night at the Races, Friday, January 18th at 7pm. Cost is $25.00 per person. Horses are $10.00. Located at the Cafeteria at Central Catholic.

To receive additional tickets, contact Heather Chirumbolo at 412 853-4857.

We are in need of items for a Chinese Auction, food donations, and of course monetary contributions. When seeking donations from business, please use the attached form.  


Apparel Store Open Until 11/16

Visit our new apparel store »

Please Note: The store will close November 16. 

You may also view the attached flyer for additional information.


October Booster Meeting & Baseball 101

The October Baseball Boosters meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

 

At the same time, Coach is having a mandatory Baseball 101 class in room #101 for all players that are planning to play in the Spring. That is Freshman - Senior.

 

We will also be giving out Lottery tickets to every player or family as our first fund raiser that will be sold in November and run in December. Everyone is expected to receive and sell tickets.


NEXT LEVEL D3 Baseball Prospect Showcase

 

Please Note: No Offseason is offering a team discount. If three of more players from Central participate, it will be $199 per player.  E-mail stacey@nooffseasonbaseball.com. We will send  an invoice to register them outside of the normal process. This is limited to 60 players and we expect to sell it out.  

 

NEXT LEVEL D3 Baseball Prospect Showcase 
No Offseason Baseball 

Saturday, October 20, 2018. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This program is limited to a maximum of 60 players.  We are looking for uncommitted juniors and seniors who want to play at the NEXT LEVEL - especially at the Division III level.

Come meet 10 to 15 D3 Coaches.  After registration, we will send you an e-mail with the list of colleges who will be in attendance. Players should research the schools and send e-mails and videos to the coaches in advance of the Showcase. Player lists also will be provided to coaches in advance of the Showcase.  There will be time for players and coaches to network with one another.  

 

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

8 am to 9 am: Registration/Individual Stretching and Warm Ups/Meet and Greet with College Coaches

9 am to 11:30 am Workouts by Primary Positions with College Coaches

11:30 am to 1 pm: Lunch will be provided.  There will be a group recruiting discussion for prospects and their parents with the D3 College Coaches and current college players.

1 pm to 5 pm: Game situations.  Players will play their primary position and their secondary position.  All players will get 2 at bats.  Pitchers will throw approximately 30 pitches.


2018 Fall Baseball Schedules

August 16, 2018

Fall baseball schedules are available. Please watch for remind messages for times, details and any updates.


Updated REMIND Message Service Info

August 16, 2018

 

Please note there is an updated code for remind messages from the Booster. Please subscribe to @1819boos in the remind app

 

2018-2019 Class Codes for REMIND

  • Boosters: @1819boos
  • Varsity:@ 8 k 2 h 7 3
  • Jr Varsity:@ g g 4 f 7 f
  • Freshmen:@ c c v 9 t h
  • Freshmen Ride Share: @ f r e s h m a n r i


We are no longer managing email lists or publishing newsletters.  Our primary method for all team and booster communication is via REMIND.  REMIND is a message service that works via text or smartphone app.

RemindDon't want the app or don't have a smartphone?  No problem. Simply text the class code listed below for the group you want to join to 8 1 0 1 0.

Want the free app? It provides additional options for your REMIND message delivery like via email or adding other family members.  Click the appropriate button below to download the app.

 2018 Class Codes for REMIND

  • Boosters: @1819boos
  • Varsity: @ 8 k 2 h 7 3
  • Jr Varsity: @ g g 4 f 7 f
  • Freshmen: @ c c v 9 t h
  • Freshmen Ride Share:  @ f r e s h m a n r i

All families need to opt in to both the Booster group and their Team group to assure they receive all pertinent information. While we have other outlets to relay information, the REMIND messages will be the most up to date for critical info.



Booster Meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 15

The booster meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

AGENDA

  • Welcome
  • Meet the New Board Members
    • President: Scott Pieto
    • Vice President: Paul Castelnovo
    • Treasurer: Chris Vigliotti
    • Secretary: LuAnne Szczypinski
  • Meeting attendance and participation
  • Committees (Photographer, Fund Raising, Apparel, Etc)
  • Class Representatives, Communication
  • Introduce Varsity Coach (Pat Walsh)
  • Fall Ball
  • Spring Trip
  • Fund Raising
  • Uniforms and Apparel
  • Communication (Remind App)
  • Baseball Demo Day (Wilson Sporting Goods)
  • Open Forum (Questions and Answers)

2018 Fall Registration Open

Fall baseball is just a few weeks away. The varsity fall league will begin on August 25. JV will begin on September 8. Please register now and watch for Remind messages with additional details.

Register now for the 2018 CCHS Fall League »


Program: Congratulations 2018 All-Section Players

May 6, 2018


Coach Walsh announced our All-Section players today - congratulations Vikings!


Marshall McGraw '18
1st Team All Section Pitcher

Vinnie Rauso '18
1st Team All Section Catcher

Andrew Walker '18
1st Team All Section Outfield
 
       

Brandon Boyce '18
2nd Team All Section Outfield

Max Cebulak '18
2nd Team All Section Infield

Tyler Casciato '21
Honorable Mention Infield

Brandon Gelpi '20
Honorable Mention Outfield


Program: Congrats Varsity - 6A Section 1 Champs!

May 2, 2018


Congratulations 2018 Central Varsity on winning Section 1 - 6A.  We lost section games 2 and 3, then went on to win 7 straight section games to finish the season 8-2 in section play with season sweeps of Seneca Valley, Butler and North Alegheny.  The playoff schedule will be released Friday May 11th with playoff games starting May 14th - stay tuned!



Honor Roll: 2018 Q3 Players

April 12, 2018


We would like to recognize & congratulate our team members on their academic achievements during the 3rd grading period. Roll Vikes - in the classroom! 

VARSITY

 JUNIOR VARSITY

FRESHMAN

High Honors

Honors

High Honors

Honors

High Honors

Honors

Max Cebulak

Conor Deasy

Josh Egan

Brandon Gelpi

Jordan Nutter

Jacob Rush

Andrew Walker

Severiano Balog

Brandon Boyce

Michael Chirumbolo

Max Daley

Robert DePasquale

Greg Johnson

Marshall McGraw

O'Shea Sulinski

John Szczypinski

Ryan Cooper

Brian Dzuban

Nick Giannetta

Jake Manalo

Chris Samek

Chris Wilkinson

 

Dom Bonacci

Mark Castelnovo

Jack Cerra

Jack Lowman

Ryan O'Connor

Matt Ray

Will Ray

Michael Sewecke

Patrick DeLuca

Sean Farrell

Fulton Fontana

Ross Gardner

Declan Love

Patrick McGinley

Jack Pitcher

Peter Tadic

Anthony DeRiso


Program: Central Catholic Baseball Twitter Feed (@baseball_vikes)

April 19, 2018


Program: Listen to Live Game Broadcasts on Trib Live HSSN

April 25, 2018


Trib Live HSSNSome of our Central Catholic Varsity games are broadcast live on the Trib Live HSSN website. 

You can listen to the games live on your computer, tablet or smartphone.  They keep the game recordings so you can go back to listen to archived games also.

Go to the Trib HSSN Broadcast Calendar here, find the game date in the calendar and click the link.  A list of available games will appear below the calendar.  Click the Central broadcast link and an audio broadcast window will appear.  Click the play button and cheer on the Vikes!



Program: Can't make it to the game? Try the Game Changer App!

April 12, 2018

One of the best ways to be part of the live action of Central Catholic Baseball when you can't attend a game is to use Game Changer.

Game Changer is a service that lets our coaches broadcast live play by play action. 

To follow the action, create a free account on the Game Changer Website or Game Changer App, select your Central Catholic team and follow as a Fan.

The Boosters have purchased the Community Plus subscription which gives our fans an enhanced experience including Box Scores and Game Recaps, so there is nothing our fans have to buy. 

You can download the free app by clicking one of the icons below.



Boosters: Mark your calendars for 2018-19 Booster meetings

June 16, 2017


The following dates have been set for this year's booster meetings.  These meetings are open to all parents of players and parents of prospective players.  Meetings are held at the school typically on the second Wednesday of each month August through April at 7:00pm.

Wednesday August 8, 2018 (Rm 106)
Wednesday September 12, 2018 (Cafeteria)
Tuesday October 10, 2018 (Rm 106)
Wednesday November 14, 2018 (Rm 106)
Wednesday December 12, 2018 (Rm 106)
Wednesday January 9, 2019 (Rm 106)
Monday February 13, 2019 (Rm 106)
Wednesday March 13, 2019 (Cafeteria)
Wednesday April 10, 2019 (Rm 106)



Boosters: 2018-19 Newly Elected Board

April 12, 2018


CONGRATULATIONS !!  Please join us as we welcome the newly elected 2018-19 Baseball Boosters Board

    President Scott Pieto
  Vice President Paul Castelnovo
  Treasurer Chris Vigliotti
  Secretary Luanne Szczypinski


Notice: 8th Grade Students Interested in Central Catholic Baseball


Middle school students planning to attend Central Catholic High School and interested in playing baseball are asked to please fill out the 8th Grade Student interest form.  Students and Parents will receive e-mail communications on opportunities to participate in fall, winter and summer baseball.  Complete this form:  8th Grade Students Interested in Central Catholic Baseball.


Upcoming Games (next 3 games)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Central Catholic Freshmen @ Seneca Valley
4:15pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Canon-MacMillan @ Central Catholic Junior Varsity
3:30pm
Central Catholic Varsity @ Canon-McMillan
4:00pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Pine-Richland @ Central Catholic Freshmen
3:30pm
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