Baseball: Varsity

# Name Class Position Hometown
1 Jacob Presnal 2018 2B/SS Ludlow, MA
2 Chad Cramer 2016 1B Scottsdale, AZ
3 Sameer Sharma 2018 OF Ashland, MA
4 Javier Irizarry 2019 3B Amherst, MA
5 Sammy St. Jean 2018 SS/P West Springfield, MA
6 Charlie Carpenter* 2016 P/1B Bedford, NY
7 Drew Rapoza* 2016 OF/P Somerset, MA
8 Dylan Presnal* 2017 P/SS Ludlow, MA
9 Jared Pantalony 2018 P/OF Brooklyn, NY
10 Will Suter 2017 P Lake Forest, IL
11 Owen MacPhee 2018 C/OF Royalston, MA
12 Griffin McDowell 2018 P/OF Vienna, VA
13 Jack Kilgallon 2016 2B Bedford Hills, NY
14 Nick Solberg 2018 P Santa Monica, CA
15 John Esposito 2017 C Greenwich, CT
16 Colman Shea 2018 3B/P Boston, MA
17 Cameron Snow 2018 1B Winchester, MA
21 Brian Persons 2016 C South Deerfield, MA
22 Rory Flaherty 2016 OF Saratoga Springs, NY
24 Beau Dana 2017 P/OF Marblehead, MA
Helen Hicks 2018 Manager Jacksonville, FL
Amelia Evans 2018 Manager Laguna Niguel, CA
*Denotes captain
  • Steve August has worked in baseball since 1990. He served the Boston Red Sox as Traveling Secretary from 1990 to 1995 and as Assistant General Manager through 1998.  He worked with players and coaches at all levels, traveled with the team, and managed baseball operations. Prior to his career in baseball, Steve taught English and coached at independent schools until 1985.  He earned his B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, and a Masters from Harvard University.

    From 2000-2001 Steve co-directed Wolfe Associates, a baseball and hockey agency.  In 2003 Steve founded the New England Baseball Club, (The Ruffnecks).  The Ruffnecks have earned a reputation as a nationally recognized College Development Baseball Program.  In 2010 Steve was awarded the John Mocny Award for Distinguished Service by the Continental Amateur Baseball Association.  In 2011 the Ruffnecks were named National Program of the Year.  Steve was also honored by the Massachusetts High School Baseball Coaches Association in 2012.  He serves the baseball community as an advocate for players in the college recruiting process, working with student-athletes who aspire to play in college.  Steve spearheaded the construction and was the CEO of the New England Baseball Complex, the only turfed baseball facility of its kind in the Northeast. 


    He and his wife, Anne, have two children, Sam and Jennifer, and a grandson, Niko.  

  • Dr. Lopez grew up playing baseball in Puerto Rico and Florida. He played high school baseball as a catcher. While pursuing his doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley, he played in San Francisco’s Adult Hardball League. Moreover, while finishing his dissertation at Columbia University, he played in New York City’s Men’s Adult Baseball League. During this time, he also coached baseball youth leagues. In essence, Dr. Lopez has never not played ball. In 2006, Dr. Lopez began grappling, training in the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Jiu-jitsu mixes wrestling, judo, and ground grappling techniques to submit an opponent and winning a match by getting them to “tap out.” Dr. Lopez received his black belt from America Top Team mixed martial arts after ten years of continuous training. He has been teaching jiu-jitsu for the past four years. Dr. Lopez is looking forward to assisting the baseball and wrestling teams at Deerfield Academy.