INFORMATION

MANAGERS

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Chris Scarcella

DIRECTOR AND MANAGER

Chris was a 4 year Letterman at Clear Creek High School, playing on 3 District Championship teams and a State Semi Finalist team.  He was a Baseball America top prospect in the 1997 MLB draft but decided to attend Texas A&M University on a baseball scholarship where he was part of 2 Big 12 Championships and earned a trip to the College World Series in 1999.  A Pitcher and 3 year Letterman at A&M, Chris was a GTE Academic Award Winner, Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, and selected to the Big 12 All Tournament team in 1998 as a Freshman.  He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics after his Junior season in the 2000 MLB draft.  Chris was named Rookie pitcher of the year in his first professional season and named by Baseball America as one of the hardest throwing prospects in the Oakland system in 2001.

MANNY SANCHEZ

MANAGER

 

Manny attended Monache High School in Porterville, CA where he was a two time all conference Shortstop, hitting.379 as a Junior and .405 as a Senior.

 

He received a scholarship to play JUCO at Porterville College where he was an All Conference OF, hitting .341 as a Freshman and .365 as a Sophmore.

 

Manny then went to Becker College where he was an All Conference Selection and hit .339 with 2 HRs and 40 RBIs.  He transferred to La Sierra University his Senior year and hit .301 and played Centerfield.  

 

Manny decided to get back into baseball in 2017 and did private instruction in Martinez, CA at the Universal Sports Academy focusing on pitching, defense and hitting.  One year later, he was asked to be part of the coaching staff for the Martinez Diablos, a well respected select organization in Northern California for ages 8-12.  

 

Manny attributes his knowledge to all of his great previous coaches he has been able to learn from.  

PAUL MUCKELROY

MANAGER

Paul Muckelroy was born and raised in Missouri City,Tx.

 

He attended Elkins High school and received a Division 1 scholarship to Southern University where he was part of two SWAC conference championships.

 

After an injury, he finished his undergraduate degree at Texas Southern University in 2015. 

 

Paul is currently pursuing his master’s at Houston Baptist University and has been coaching youth baseball with another Houston area baseball select organization over the past year.  

JOHN SCHESCHUK

John Scheschuk '99 played first base and was a four-year Letterman for the Texas A&M baseball team from 1996-99. He earned All-Big 12 honors twice, 1998 and 1999, and was selected the Marion Pugh Most Valuable Player following his senior season. During Scheschuk's tenure, the Aggie baseball team won two conference championships, 1998 and 1999, and advanced to the 1999 College World Series. He holds the single-season school record for most walks (57) and games played (70). For his career, Scheschuk ranks in the Texas A&M top 10 in putouts (1,210), batting average (.352), walks (107) and home runs (28).  He was drafted by the San Diego Padres and played 3 professional seasons before retiring.  

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JARON ROBLYER

MANAGER

Jaron attended Pearland High School where he was a three year Letterman. He graduated in 2016 and received All-Houston Honorable Mention and was Second-Team All-District.  He was also a member of the 2010 Pearland Little League World Series team.

 

He began college career at Wharton County Junior College where he was selected to the TX/NM JuCo All-Star Game. At WCJC in 2017, he led the team in saves, strikeouts per 9 (10.45), and fewest runs allowed per 9. In 2018, he was third on the team in innings (59.1), and strikeouts per 9 (8.19).

 

In the Fall of 2018, he transferred to Houston Baptist University where he took a medical redshirt his first year there. After recovering, Roblyer pitched in the Spring of 2020 and is currently still attending Houston Baptist University and will graduate with a Marketing Major from HBU in May of 2021.

JIM SARAFIN

Jim grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York near Cooperstown, home to the iconic Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

He earned a degree from the State University of New York at Morrisville where he majored in automotive technology. Jim moved to Houston in 1994 and has a 24+ year career with NASA directly supporting and training astronauts for space missions at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. 

 

He has loved the game of baseball since he was a kid and enjoys memories of cheering on the Yankees with his dad and now his own children. He has been fortunate to help coach youth baseball for the past few years and pass on his love for the game!

HUNTER VANSAU
MANAGER

Hunter was a 4 year varsity letterman at Crawford High School in Crawford, TX. 

 

He began his college career at Dallas Baptist Univeristy where he redshirted and was encouraged to transfer to a junior college by his DBU coaches after that season. 

 

In 2016 he played his Redshirt Freshman season at Northeast Texas Community College. During that season, Hunter led the team in five offensive categories including batting average (.378), doubles (11), hits (62), on-base percentage (.488) and runs (40).

 

After his RS Freshman Season, Hunter received an offer from Mississippi State to continue his playing career. In his sophomore season,  he helped lead the 15th ranked Bulldogs to a Regional Championship, and eventually lost to LSU in the Super Regional to go to Omaha.

 

During his RS Junior Season, Hunter was a captain for the No. 8 ranked Bulldogs where they won the Tallahassee Regional, the Vanderbilt Super Regional, and eventually finished 3rd in the College World Series.

 

He returned to DBU where he completed his Master's Degree in Sports Management. 

MAX MCELLIGOTT

Max McElligott was a two year Letterman at Clear Springs High School in League City before continuing his baseball career at Rice University, where he played under legendary coach Wayne Graham as well as Lance Berkman before suffering career ending injuries.

During his Senior year at Clear Springs, he amassed 87 strikeouts in just 53 innings while maintaining a 2.72 ERA and 5-4 record.  A few accolades include helping the Chargers go 20-11 and reaching the Region III bi-district playoffs as the 2013 District 24-5A co-champions, 1st Team All District 24-5A, Honorable Mention Rawlings/Perfect Game All Texas High School Senior Team, honorable mention all-Houston team by Houston5ABaseball.com, second team all-Galveston County and Houston 5ABaseball.com Pitcher of the Week on March 26, 2013 after throwing a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts vs Dickinson.

Max was named to the 2012 Perfect Game WWBA South Qualifier All-Tournament Team and 2011 Under Armour National Team.

Brodie Brown was homeschooled from 4th grade forward and played his high school ball at HCYA (Houston Christian Youth Association).

 

He was a Homeschool All American in ‘06, ‘07, and ‘09 (missed entire junior season due to Tommy John surgery). 

 

Brodie was a starter for Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, Texas where he pitched two years for the Bears.

 

He has coached in two other organizations around the Houston area and has over 4 years of select baseball coaching experience. 

BRODIE BROWN

ASSISTANT COACH

Kevin Alaniz 

Manager

Kevin was born and raised in Pasadena, Texas where he attended Sam Rayburn High School, lettering in golf all four years.

 

After earning a business degree, he entered the Insurance industry where, to this date, he operates his independent agency of 20 plus years.

 

He is in his second year of coaching baseball to little humans and enjoys the opportunity to help okay become good and good to become great!!

CONTACT

Questions‭? ‬Feel free to reach out to Chris Scarcella‭.‬

Tel: 281.222.7511    Email: cscarcella@texasforcebaseball.com