Extra Innings - Where the Game Never Ends

    Baseball Instructors

    Angel L. Lugo
    Director of Player & Instructor Development

    Coach Lugo was drafted in 1988 by the Minnesota Twins as a shortstop, later transitioning to a pitcher with the Marlins and the Blue Jays. He played for Grady High School in Brooklyn and was a three year consecutive All-C..

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    Chris Hayes
    Lead Hitting Instructor

    Chris Hayes is one of Extra Innings most sought after instructors with 15 years of playing and training experience. He played baseball at Roy C. Ketcham High School where he earned All League, All County and Poughkeepsie ..

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    Elias Beato
    Lead Strength & Agility Coach

    Elias is an Athletics and Fitness Association of America Certified Personal Trainer with 7 years of coaching and training experience. His areas of expertise include certifications in Mechanics of Injury Prevention, Group ..

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    Steve Elting
    Hitting & Pitching Instructor

    Steve attended nearby John Jay Senior HS in East Fishkill, where he earned the team’s Most Improved Player award, helping the Patriots to secure the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Sectio..

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    Tony Dinardi
    Instructor

    Tony’s expertise as an instructor at Extra Innings comes from over 30 years of experience as a player and coach. He is currently the Modified Baseball coach at Van Wyck Junior High School and is working alongside the staf..

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    Tony Romanelli
    Baseball Instructor

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    Diego Gonzalez
    Baseball Instructor

    Diego led the Baruch College Campus HS Blue Devils (New York, NY) to its first playoff appearance in school history during his sophomore season before transferring to Benjamin N. Cardozo HS in Queens, where he captained t..

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    Elan Trischitta
    Baseball Instructor

    Hailing from Saugerties, Elan attended Saugerties Senior HS, where he patrolled the outfield for the Sawyers, sparking the team to a Final Four appearance in the 2011 New York State Public High School Athletic Association..

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    Jimmy Fillingeri
    Baseball Instructor

    Jimmy brings 30 years of coaching experience to Extra Innings - Wappinger, spread out over all levels between T-ball and high school varsity baseball. Jimmy now coaches for the Cadets Baseball Academy, while also ser..

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    Dan Schweitzer
    Baseball Instructor

    A native of Poughquag, Dan played for the Arlington HS Admirals in LaGrangeville, serving as the team captain for the school’s baseball and basketball teams. He continued to pursue his athletic career in both sports at SU..

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    Matt Guarnaccia
    Baseball Instructor

    Matt hails from Poughkeepsie, where he attended Poughkeepsie High School and was an Honorable Mention for the Poughkeepsie Journal All-Star Team. Matt went on to play collegiately at Dutchess Community College, highlighte..

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    Jason Hobson
    Baseball Instructor

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    Reinaldo Lopez
    Baseball Instructor

    Reinaldo Lopez is one of Extra Innings’ newest instructors. Reinaldo has played eight years with the Tampa Bay Rays up to double A and three years playing independent ball. Throughout his career, he has received pitcher o..

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    Matt Forlow
    Baseball Instructor

    Matt Forlow is Extra Inning’s newest instructor with advanced knowledge of infield work, catching and hitting. Forlow attended Haldane High School where he played 5 years of varsity baseball. In that time he earned All-Se..

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    Jonathan Brezac
    Baseball Instructor

    Jonathan pitched for the John Jay Senior HS Patriots before enrolling at Dutchess Community College where he studied exercise science. He joins the staff at Extra Innings - Wappinger as an alumni of the Cadets Baseball Ac..

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    Nelson Munoz
    Baseball Instructor

    A native of Puerto Rico, Nelson comes to Extra Innings - Wappinger after a professional playing career for his hometown of Humacao. Nelson started his career off with a bang for the Orientales de Humacao, leading La Liga ..

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    Oscar Colon
    Baseball Instructor

    Originally from Brooklyn, Oscar played for Wallkill Senior HS, where he pitched, played shortstop, and earned team MVP honors during his sophomore season. Oscar later enrolled at SUNY Delhi, where he helped organize the s..

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