Battleground Baseball prides itself on a fresh approach to training. We focus on preparing players for the necessary elements of the game, versus training in predictable, calculated environments. We bring together a blend of technique, technology and mental strength to replicate real-game situations. Because we believe true success comes from experience in battle.
The hitting staff is led by Chase Rowe, along with Sean Lubin, Tyler Jeske(Angels), Cam Balego (Cubs) and Joey Professori.
Chase Rowe, Owner
Chase Rowe’s career in baseball took off after playing competitively in college. He played one season at Golf Coast Community College under Coach Darren Mazeroski, son of Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski, and three seasons at Slippery Rock University under legendary head coach Jeff Messer.
In the fall of fall of 2006, at the age of 23, Chase took over the La Roche University Baseball program, making him one of the youngest head coaches in the NCAA. Under his leadership, the program has been 340-180-1, a .654 winning percentage in the past twelve seasons. Coming out of his program, he’s had:
35 All-Region selections
89 players named to the AMCC All-Conference Team
79 players named to the AMCC All-Academic Team
5 players that have signed professional contracts
Chase is a 8-time AMCC Baseball Coach of the Year.
Previously, Chase held several roles in pro baseball, including MiLB Hitting Coach for the Detroit Tigers organization, and scouting for the Florida Marlins and the Colorado Rockies. Currently holds certifications in FMS, OnbaseU, Kvest, Bertec, Driveline Youth, and Rapsodo hitting/pitching.
In addition to Battleground Baseball Group, Chase is also the owner of Respect The Game LLC and the Pittsburgh Spikes Baseball Club.
Coach Sean Lubin currently serves as the Associate Head Coach at La Roche University. Sean is a 2010 graduate of South Fayette High School, where he was an all-section infielder and part of a team that was runner up in states in 2009. After high school, Sean went on to play baseball at La Roche for four season. During his college baseball career, he was a three-year all conference player who started every game and helped lead his team to two Conference Championships (2012, 2014). When he finished his final season, he was the La Roche College leader in career hits.
As Assistant Coach at La Roche, he also serves as recruiting coordinator and hitting coach. Under his term to date, the program has had six conference championships, a regional championship, and a final four finish at the College World Series in 2016.
Coach Joe Professori CSCS is currently an Assistant Baseball Coach at La Roche University. He is a 2015 graduate from Pine Richland High school, while there he played three years of varsity baseball before going on to play in college for La Roche. During his college baseball career, he helped his team to four conference championships (2016, 2107, 2018, 2019) as well as a regional championship in 2016. Joey ended his college career as a four-year all conference player, AMCC conference player of the year and1st team All-American in 2019. He holds the title of La Roche University’s all-time leader in both career hits and RBI’s.
Joe is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and also certified in K-Vest technology and specializes functional movement literacy for baseball and softball athletes and also does youth training for hitting and catching.