EST Baseball

Due to the various tools needed to be successful in baseball, our instructors (while well-rounded in baseball knowledge) specialize in various areas of the game.  This, along with the training to work effectively with young players, helps us to meet all of our players' needs. Throughout the camp, our players not only have fun, they also walk away with a better overall understanding of baseball skills and game play situations. 

 

What the EST Team excels in is the ability to "teach" the skills of the game.  Sometimes instructors, while having the knowledge and personal skill set, lack the ability to convey concepts and skills to their audience.  EST instuctors not only possess the knowledge to help your player develop, but have the training to help your player understand how to develop... this is when results happen.  The benefit of having baseball educated instructors with teaching backgrounds is that we understand that there is not only ONE way to get a player to learn and develop.

The EST Team

Rit Lacomis - Director / Head Instructor

Email: lacomis@estbaseball.com

 

Rit Lacomis has been actively involved in the baseball community for numerous years, both playing and coaching.  He earned All-FCIAC Honorable Mention recognition at Brien McMahon High School during his senior year ('95).  He then went on to play baseball at Southern Connecticut State University while earning his degree in Exercise Science - Teacher Certification. While at SCSU, Rit became the ace of the Owls pitching staff during his Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years being appointed Captain in his Senior year. Upon graduating, Rit held University records for Most Wins in a Career (21), Most Complete Games in a Season (11), and Most Complete Games in a Career (25).  He still holds both complete game records and is currently 4th on the Owl's "all-time" career wins list.

 

Rit is currently the Physical Education and Health Department Head at Stamford High School, a certified CPR and First Aid instructor, certified personal trainer and the Head Varsity Baseball Coach for the Black Knights.

Steve Buckett - Instuctor

Email - info@estbaseball.com

Attn: Buckett

 

Steve played baseball at Brien McMahon High School graduating in 2007.  He was a model of consistent play and hard work while he managed the Senators pitching staff as their starting catcher.  Steve brings a lot of baseball knowledge, dedication and intensity to the EST Baseball Team.  Post high school, he attended Southern Connecticut State University and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science - Teacher Certification.  He currently teaches Physical Education and Health at Stamford High School.  Aside from teaching, Steve is also the assistant varsity baseball coach at SHS.  He has worked with many athletes from little league to college, both on baseball and personal fitness. 

Adrian Arango - Instuctor

Email - info@estbaseball.com

Attn: Arango

 

Adrian played baseball at Stamford High School graduating in 2000. He was a two year starter and a captain for the Black Knights in his Senior year earning All-FCIAC West honors as a pitcher. Adrian graduated in 2004 from UCONN Storrs with a degree in Political Science. He is currently an assistant varsity baseball coach at Stamford High School, as well as an assistant coach for the Stamford Junior Legion team. Adrian is a 5th grade teacher at Scofield Magnet in Stamford and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Physical Education.

Mike Buzzeo - Instructor

Email - info@estbaseball.com

Attn: Buzz

 

Mike Buzzeo played baseball at Stamford High School graduating in 2010. "Buzz" played numerous positions for the Black Knights platooning at 1B, outfield, and pitcher. He was always a model of hard work and sportsmanship, continuously earning the respect of his teammates and coaches.  He now attends UCONN Stamford and is pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in History.

Derek Kronkowski - Instructor

Email - info@estbaseball.com

Attn: Kronk

 

Derek Kronkowski played baseball at Stamford High School graduating in 2014.  Derek earned the spot as the ace of the Black Knight's staff in his junior year and was elected captain in his senior year.  Unfortunately Derek's promising senior year as being one of the FCIAC's top pitchers was damaged by a torn labrum in his pitching shoulder.  Half way through his senior year Derek, through hard work and determination, was able to earn a starting role in the Black Knight lineup as a first baseman.  Derek displays all the characteristics that we at EST Baseball try to pass on to the players we work with.  His leadership, hard work, dedication and sportsmanship is second to none.

Mike Nunziante - Instructor

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