DeMarini is proud to announce that Shane Mills ( 2014 Richards High School) has signed a early commitment letter of intent to play baseball for coach Bill Storrs Jr. at Prairie State College. The Pioneers are getting a player that has played SS/3B for the last 4 years for Coach Dallio. He has lead the team in RBI the last 4 summers. When Shane starts his studies, he has chosen  Criminology as his major.

Coach Dallio said that "Shane is a valuable part of his lineup, a very consistent run producer , he puts the barrel on the ball".  We at DeMarini wish Shane all the luck and good fortune in the years to come
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Team DeMarini announced today that 14 year MLB player and World Series Champion Charlie Hayes will be training out of Chicago this winter. Coach Hayes is our DeMarini 17U coach which heads up our National Team representing six states and Puerto Rico.
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He will be in town during the winetr to work with our DeMarini teams and their coaches during our Sunday practices at the Rosemont Dome. In addition to coaching at team practices, coach Hayes will be doing individual hitting and fielding workouts on Friday's by appointment and hitting and fielding clinics on Saturday's. The Saturday clinics will be advanced work and limited to only 15 players.

"I have been coaching kids from the Midwest for the past 3 years now and they have a great work ethic here. They want to learn and get better and they are passing players from other regions" said coach Hayes. "To many kids just want to play, play, play and I think training is the way to go. I think with the number of years I played in the major leagues, the coaches and players I played with in my career, my real life experience in pro baseball gives me much more to offer young players and prospects" added coach Hayes.



 
 
January 12, 2014 will mark the 2nd Annual Team DeMarini College & Pro Camp Showcase featuring over 14 college coaches and area scouts from eight major league teams. For the second year Team DeMarini will hold this camp showcase which is open to all players at "The Dome At The Ballpark" in Rosemont, IL.

If you are uncommitted or committed this camp showcase has something to offer everyone. "There are a lot of camps running this weekend and our camp is just another option for local area players. We feature a number of different colleges in attendance at our camp as well as local area schools in our region. We are getting continued interest from other college coaches in the area that weekend and expect our number of coaches to grow before the event" said coach Jared Koutnik.

Already Committed? We have you covered! We have area scouts from eight MLB teams coming and a few more teams interested. There is interest in a large number of 2014 players in the Midwest area and this opportunity will provide those players the opportunity to gain additional exposure infront of these pro scouts. For the 2015 committed players they will get a head start for the 2015 draft. 

Making another appearance at this years camp to work on hitting and fielding is Team DeMarini Coach Charlie Hayes. Coach has brings his 14 years of MLB experience and knowledge to the Chicago area players. His 14 years experience allows him to provide what many others can not.

Registration is now open so be sure to register now!
 
 
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With every MLB team scout and College coaches in attendance at the WWBA World Championships, Team DeMarini Jason Sullivan (2015) SS/P will take his uncommitted talents to Jupiter.

The two way versatile player at St. Francis High School in Wheaton, IL will be playing on the Perfect Game White team. Perfect Game White is in the same pool as the Ohio Warhawks so Jason will have an opportunity to play against DeMarini teammates Tyler Halas, Ke'Bryan Hayes and Blake Chisolm.

 
 
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Also making the trip to Jupiter this week is Team DeMarini Hayes Northwestern commit Justin Yoss. The 6'4" RHP committed to his dream school this past July and now is fine tuning his game for the next level.

Justin is playing with Team Elite from Georgia with DeMarini teammates Papierski, Troop and Eustace. We will keep you posted on Justin's performance in Jupiter

 
 
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The next DeMarini Team Hayes player to commit is Blake Chisolm 6'5" RHP/1B from Friendswood, Texas. The first baseman at Clear Springs High School drew major interest when he sat 88-90 on the mound this season.

The first baseman in high school threw hardly any innings this season and we are still scratching our heads at that one. With an outstanding outing in every event this summer, Blake settled at Furman to be a two way player.

Blake joins team Hayes teammates Ke'Bryan Hayes and Tyler Halas this weekend in Jupiter. They are playing for the National Power Ohio Warhawks. Best of luck this weekend

 
 
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With a list of choices to choose from Alex Troop of Batavia, Illinois made Michigan State his school of choice. The 6'5" LHP/1B proved that his Bat is good enough to be in the line up on daily basis making him a two way prospect in college.

With that being said his future is one of those that is still not determined. The young LHP is drawing a lot of attention with his easy 88-90 mph fastball. What set him apart is the major league breaking ball he possesses as a secondary pitch.

Although he likes to play the field and hit, the 1 on 1 work with Tampa Rays AA pitching coach RC Lichtenstein since the age of 10 is paying huge right now for Alex.

He will put his game on display in Jupiter with Team Elite Georgia starting Thursday. He joins DeMarini teammates; Mike Papierski, Laren Eustace and Justin Yoss. Good luck and give them what you got!  

 
 
Also heading to Jupiter, Florida this week is Team DeMarini Koutnik Indiana commit Laren Eustace (2014) OF from Batavia, IL. The 6.5 runner is ranked #133 nationally by Perfect Game, #22 in Illinois, #3 OF in Illinois and has a handful of professional scouts on his tail.

Laren will be playing in Jupiter this week with team Elite, Georgia with teammates Mike Papierski, Alex Troop and Justin Yoss.
 
 
The 4th DeMarini commit this past year is Evan Skoug (2014) catcher from Libertyville High School. Evan has made a big name for himself this season helping to lead his Libertyville High School team to the class 4A state championship game where they finished second to Mount Carmel from Chicago, IL.

The TCU commit had a fine junior year receiving All-Conference, All-Area and All-State honors. Skoug is currently ranked by Perfect Game as the 36th best catcher nationally and #3 catcher in Illinois 8th overall in Illinois. The Catcher has grown some pro interest as he plays this fall for the Midwest Reds Scout team coached by Reds scout Andy Stack.

Evan is the 4th player in Jupiter this week as he plays with the Reds Scout Team. Team DeMarini wishes Evan and the Reds Scout Team good luck!

We will be by to check you guys out.
 
 
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Not exactly sure wether Ke'Bryan's commitment to Tennessee came after or before Tyler Halas commitment but within a 24 hour period Ke'Bryan Hayes, son of MLB player Charlie Hayes made his official commitment to Tennessee as well.

The (2015) 6'1" 3B/P from Tomball, Texas plays for his Concordia Lutheran High School team and during the summer his fathers Team DeMarini. 

"I was on campus at Tennessee in September of 2012 and had great conversations with coach Serrano during our scrimmage games. He made me feel wanted and I am excited about the opportunity to play for him and his experience to get us to Omaha. He has been there before and I think he will get Tennessee there again".

Ke'Bryan a Junior made a huge impact this fall at the Area Code games where he played on the Texas Rangers team and will be in Jupiter this week with the Ohio Warhawks. This will be Key's 2nd trip to Jupiter as he played last year for the Atlanta Blue Jays.