Congratulations to Gianpaul Gonzalez as 
   he begins his professional baseball career
   in the Cleveland Indians organization

       Class of 2014 college commitments

Conner Coward  RHP/INF  Virginia Tech University  (D1)  Virginia Tech Hokies (1983 - Pres)

Ben Vey  INF/RHP  University of Buffalo  (D1)  Buffalo Bulls (2007 - Pres)

Jamie Switalski  INF/RHP  Univ of MD Baltimore Co  (D1) 

Luca Fuscardo  OF  Kent State University   (D1) Kent State Golden Flashes (2000 - Pres)

Mitchell Machi  OF/RHP  University of Buffalo  (D1)
Buffalo Bulls (2007 - Pres)

Josh Lapiana  LHP  University of Akron

                Taylor Mantick  RHP  Lehigh University  (D1)

                    Andrew Chuba  INF/OF  Calhoun College (Alabama)  (JUCO D1)

                    Eddie Edwards III   OF   University of Buffalo (D1)    


                    Gianpaul Gonzalez   C   Miami Dade College  (Fla)  (JUCCO D1)  

                     Nathan Furl   RHP   California University of PA  (D2)  

                     Tyler Saundry   RHP   Niagara University (D1) 

                    Brian Penz   INF   Ashland University (D2) 

                  Alec Palmer   RHP   Baldwin Wallace College (D3)

                   Jimmy Fiel   OF   Waynesburg University (D3)

                   Steve Dayton   1B   Case Western Reserve (D3)

                  David Cricks   RHP   Gannon University  (D2) 







    The Pittsburgh Diamond Dawgs are Western Pa.'s premiere travel baseball organization. The Diamond Dawgs were created by professional baseball instructors to give the serious player a forum to improve their skills and play baseball at a more competitive level.

Dawgs Philosophy

    The Pittsburgh Diamond Dawgs were created by the areas most successful professional baseball instructors. The emphasis of Diamond Dawg Baseball is on individual player development. By incorporating the same philosophies and teaching methods that we have used  to create the areas best baseball players and applying that to the team concept, allows Diamond Dawgs players to maximize their ability and reach their full potential.


The Diamond Dawgs field teams in the 8u through 19u ( Palomino) age groups. Most age groups have multiple teams. The goal each year is for every single player in the organization to improve their skills and become better players. We achieve this goal by providing the areas BEST coaching staff to each of our players. Our staff includes 8 players with professional baseball experience, 15 with college experience, multiple high school coaches and two college coaches. We understand that players grow and develop at different rates. The players that are superstars at 11 and 12 are very often not the top players on the team at 17. Our program is dedicated to creating the best 16, 17 and 18 year old players around. By introducing solid fundamentals at a young age, and repeating these fundamentals through a players  progression through the age groups, we create the areas most talented players. 


For players that want to play Baseball beyond high school things really start to matter at age 16 and 17. These are the ages that colleges start looking for players that can contribute to their programs. Diamond Dawgs players are prepared and ready for the recruiting process. Our experience and reputation among college coaches and pro scouts is unmatched. Our history of producing scholarship players and MLB draft pics gives us the clout to bring schools in to see our teams. Our showcase teams are the most scouted teams in the area. 

Coaches from William and Mary, Virginia Tech, Rider, Monmouth, Nyack, and Cornell
watch the Dawgs play in New Jersey

2013 17 Gold Showcase team: 5th place out of 60 teams in the Impact World Series Raleigh/Durham NC

List of 45 plus schools that have come to see the 16 and 17 Gold teams this summer

Virginia Tech, Radford, VMI, William and Mary, ODU, Wofford, Pitt, Malone,
U of Buffalo, Monmouth, Cornell, Columbia, Rider, Akron, WVU, Seton Hill,
California, IUP, PS Greater Allegheny, Walsh University, Nyack, Mt Union,
Heidelberg University, Lake Erie College, Rutgers, Duke, NC State, North Carolina,
UNC Wilmington, UNC Charlotte, Univ of Charlotte, Campbell University,
Loiusburg College,
West Virginia, Univerity of Richmond, George Mason, Wake Tech, Longwood University,
Lawson State (AL), Univerity of Montevallo, Slippery Rock, Appalachian State,
Towsen State,
UNC Ashville, USC-Upstate, USC-Aiken, Mercyhurst, Lafayette

College Commitment update  (2013)

Class of 2013

Anthony Malky    RHP    
University of Akron
Sam Fragale    INF    
Va Tech University
Andy Grace    C/P    
California university of PA
Matt Eperesi    C   
Indiana University of PA
Nick Yobbi    RHP    
University of South Carolina-Aiken
Josh Miller    INF    California University of PA
Jack Hudak   
INF/P      Nyack (NY) College
David Bednar     RHP     
Lafayette COllege
Patrick Jobes     C     
Allegany College (MD)
Christopher Winkler     INF       St Vincent College
Adam Ferita     OF     Seton Hill
Brandon Marsonek     LHP     Calhoun College (Alabama)
Matt Callaway     RHP     Pitt Greensburg   
Jake Horew     INF     Point Park University
Dom Francia     C/P     Univ of Buffalo

Class of 2012

Ben Hartz    LHP    University of Buffalo
Joey Monico    INF/P    Concord University
Zarley Zalewski     INF    Kent State Univ
Greg Schneider    RHP    Univeristy of Pittsburgh
Stephen McCaw    C    Mercyhurst
Logan Brown    RHP/INF    Youngstown State
Anthony Monico    INF    Alderson Braudus
Patrick Kennedy    INF/P    Point Park Unversity
Trevor Williams    RHP    Johns Hopkins
Mike Mack    RHP    VMI
Austin Stephan      Baldwin Wallace
Andrew Erenberg     (football)    Fordham University








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