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A native of Baltimore, MD, Josh Bieneman played 4 years of collegiate baseball at
Baltimore City Community College, Georgia College & State University and Notre
Dame College. During his collegiate career Josh was named to the All-Conference team
3 out of his 4 years as a Catcher. He was also selected to play 2 summers in the highly
competitive Shenandoah Valley League, in Virginia. After a brief experience in
professional baseball with Chillicothe Paints in 2008, Josh decided to put all focus and
efforts in the coaching and development of younger athletes.
From 2008 through the summer of 2012 Josh coached Club Travel Teams at numerous
age groups. He also provided Hitting, Pitching, Catching, Defensive and Speed & Agility
instruction for players from ages 6-18. In 2010 and 2011, Josh was the Head Coach USA
Baseball 15U NTIS Regional Team, which featured some of the best young players from
Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan. Josh is also a Varsity Baseball Coach at
St. Ignatius High School, where he has worked with the Catchers and Hitters since 2010.
Force Baseball Assistant Director
15u Force Ohio
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Larry grew up in South Euclid where he played 3yrs of Varsity baseball at Brush High-
school. In those 3yrs Larry was voted 1st team All- WRC, Plain Dealer Honorable
mention, WRC most improved in addition to Team Captain.
Larry started his College career at Lakeland Community where he played under Howie
Krause for 2yrs and earned All- Conference Honorable Mention both years while leading
the team in doubles and home runs his last year.
After a short stint playing at Coker College, Larry began his coaching career at his Alma
mater Brush High school coaching the freshman team to a 15-15 record. Currently, Larry
is the Head Coach for the 2015 15u Force Ohio team. In his two seasons with the team,
they have had a combined record of 110-16, while winning 10 Tournament and Runner’s
Up in 3.
A native of Stittsville, Ontario, Canada, Ryan Virtue graduated from Niagara University
with a bachelor of science in sports management in May of 2007. Virtue’s playing career
at NU as a left-handed pitcher saw him performing in a variety of roles. He had been a
conference starter, mid-week starter, and held a number of different relieving
responsibilities. He currently ranks 2nd in career appearances at Niagara University with
76 and tied for 5th in career wins (12). For single season pitching records he is 5th in
appearances (22), and tied for 5th in wins (6).
Over the course of his career, Virtue has taken various aspects of a number of techniques
from a number of coaches, and has combined these techniques in creating his own
coaching philosophy. He has been a private pitching instructor for over 6 years and has
coached a number of teams at the youth, high school, and collegiate level.
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14u Force Ohio
Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 34th round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft. After
declining. Robert attended Ohio University and was later selected by the Cincinnati Reds
in the 18th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Ohio University. He is
entering his second year at Force and will be the Head Coach of 14u Force Ohio in 2015.
Alex Lavisky is a professional baseball player for the Cleveland Indians. He grew up in
the greater Cleveland area, and currently lives in Lakewood, Ohio. Alex was a four year
starter at St. Edward high school, winning two baseball state championships in 2008 and
2010 earning first team All-American honors in both his junior and senior year seasons.
He was committed to play baseball at Georgia Tech, but forwent his scholarship when he
was drafted in the 8th round of the 2010 MLB first year player draft by the Cleveland
Indians. Alex has spent the last 3 seasons catching for the Indians Minor League
Affiliates the Lake County Captains, Carolina Mudcats, and now the Akron Aeros, while
spending his off-seasons giving catching and hitting lessons at Diamond Indoor
Force Westlake/Force Northfield
15u Force Ohio
Steve grew up in Sheffield Lake Ohio and graduated from Brookside high school in
2005. After High School, he played baseball for three years at Mercyhurst College. He
was drafted in 2009 by the Chicago Cubs where he played two seasons in their Minor
league system. After his time with the Cubs, Steve continued his playing career in the
Frontier League for two seasons with the Washington Wild Things and Southern Illinois
Miners. In the off seasons during his professional playing career, Steve volunteered his
time with programs in the area and was the pitching coach at Mercyhurst College for
their 2011-2012 season.
13u Force Ohio
Cody Dearth, graduated from Bellevue High School in 2007 where he played 4 years of
varsity baseball and was a 3 time all league Pitcher/First Basemen and a district 9 All
Star. He also played 4 years of Varsity baseball at Youngstown State University. Former
Coach for Bellevue High Schools summer travel team. Cody is entering his second year
with Force and will coach 13u Force Ohio.
Force Eastlake/Force Northfield
18u Force Ohio -Goodrum
Catcher- Mentor High School 1989-91
Earned All-Conference Honors 1991
Catcher and Outfielder- Lakeland 91-93
Earned All-Conference Honors 1993
Outfielder- Coker College, SC. 1994
NAIA College World Series 1994
Inducted in Coker Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
Worked at Coker College summer camps while playing.
Head Coach Force Ohio
Instructor Force Baseball Academy
Mark is a former Collegiate Infielder who played both Basketball and Baseball at
Wittenberg University. He is currently beginning his 14th Season as a Coach at St.
Ignatius High School.
Paul Roskos is from Timberlake, OH, where he attended Eastlake North
High School and graduated as part of the class of 2005. Paul
participated in Varsity Golf and Baseball at North. Paul then
continued his athletic playing career at Lake Erie College in
Painesville, OH, for 4 years in both Golf and Baseball. Paul graduated
with a Degree in Business Administration and Sport Management in May
of 2009. Mr. Roskos joined the Force Sports Coaching Staff part-time
in September of 2012. He was the Head Coach of the 13u Blue Sox (2013) and 10u Blue
Paul primarily played OF throughout his playing career until college
where he pitched full-time and offers well-rounded instruction for
each position. Paul currently resides in Eastlake with his wife
Kimberly and 3 children Jackson, Elliana, and Milo.
Force Northfield & Westlake
16u Force Ohio
Jake is currently a Collegiate Baseball player at John Carroll University. Beginning his
second year with the Force Baseball program, Jake will be giving instruction at Force
Northfield and Westlake during the winter months.
Born is Corning, NY, Jeff played his College Baseball as a Shortstop at Eastern
Michigan. He was Selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 20th round (No. 617 overall)
of the 2007 MLB Draft. Jeff played with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Lake
Jonathan, a Graduate from Claymont high school, was named all-conference for
the E.C.O.L. Jonathan attended Cleveland State University as a relief/ closing pitcher for
the Vikings. During his 4 yrs. at Cleveland State, Jonathan obtained a B.A. in Psychology
with the concentration on the mental aspect of sports in Psychology with a minor in
Communication. Post-graduation, Jonathan was 11th pick overall in the Frontier League.
He now currently works at the VA Medical Center as a Therapist for long term
rehabilitation and to head back to school for his PhD in Psychology.
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