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Tuscalooosa Post 34 19U 17U 15U Baseball
Post 34 welcomes Head coach of the varsity Post 34 team. I'm 23 years old and from Tuscaloosa. Coach Langston lettered all 4 years of high school baseball and graduated from Northridge High School in 2014. he is now currently enrolled at the University of Alabama finishing up his final semester in Math Education this fall. Matt played 2 years of American Legion baseball with Post 34 in 2012 and 2013. In those 2 years the teams managed to finish in the top 3 in the state both years.Coach Langston on his philosophy, " American Legion baseball is really a great experience because you get to play with guys from other schools and make strong bonds with others and I look forward to the opportunity to work with these guys and having a successful season this summer."
Coach Picucci hails from Naples, Fl where he was a first team all-conference pitcher at perennial 7a powerhouse Gulf Coast High and ranked the 163rd left-handed pitcher nationally in the 2011 draft class by Perfect Game and the 23rd in the state of Florida, respectfully . Coach Picucci was named a 2011 Rawlings preseason Florida All-region honorable mention in the lead up to his senior season in 2011. In 2012 coach Picucci headed to Hillsborough CC in Tampa, Fl where he played for legendary coach Gary Calhoun, where he would spend two seasons, earning Academic All-American honors in 2013. In 2014 Picucci attended Division 1 Florida Atlantic University where he would spend the fall before transferring to Division 2 Sunshine State Conference member Palm Beach Atlantic where he would play for former Major Leaguer of 8 seasons and 1999 National League All-star Kent Bottenfield. After college Coach Picucci began his professional career which spanned across four levels of professional baseball posting a career 2.69 ERA, with his best year coming at a stop in Old Orchard Beach Maine where he posted a 1.80 ERA and 6-0 record and was named an Empire League All-star before having his contract purchased by the Cornbelter’s of the Frontier league where Picucci would wrap up his playing career. Coach Picucci points to former Major Leaguer Sterling Hitchcock as his youth pitching coach and mentor in the game of baseball. Picucci hopes to bring his knowledge and professional experience to the Post 34 pitching staff in 2019 while hoping to help each player reach their full potential. Very impressive turnout for the SR team tryouts. Saw lots of athleticism and baseball specific skills.
Coach Beck joins the staff this after finishing his sophmore year at Marion Military where he lettered the past 2 years as a catcher on the baseball team