Prep Baseball Report

2020 Scout Day Spotlight: Noreasters

Bruce Hefflinger
PBR New England Senior Writer

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2020 Scout Day Spotlight: Noreasters

This is part of a series of stories on summer baseball organizations that "partner" with Prep Baseball Report. The PBR Scout Day is scheduled for Feb. 9.

Organization Name: New England Nor'Easters
Year organization started: 2005
How many current teams and what levels (15u, 16u, etc):
15u 4, 16u 5, 17 2 (1 national team, 1 new England team and local teams based off location) (Facilities in Woburn, Tewksbury and Fitchburg)
Influential coaches past and present: Rick Petersen, Steve Peterson, Tim Daneau , Kevin Barnaby (UML), Randy Ortiz (Fitchburg State), Brendan Cutler (Assumption College), Vin Redmond (Elon). Coaches this year (Tim Daneau, Brendan Cutler , Brandan McAlary)

Top Prospects 

  • Phil DiBlasi - BC High  2021, Northeastern
  • Evan Blanco - Austin Prep  2022, Virgina
  • Raymond Velazquez - Lowell High School 2021, Going to reclassify and will then announce commitment
  • Jonathan Santucci - Philips Andover 2021, Duke
  • Jack Beauchense - Milton Academy 2022, Northeastern
  • Jack Penney - Philips Andover 2021, Notre Dame
  • Josh (LJ) Keevan - Philips Andover 2021, Uncommitted
  • Matthew Sapienza - Philips Andover 2021, Uncommitted
  • Trevor Crosby - North Andover 2022, Uncommitted
  • Kyler MacDonald - Billerica High School 2022, Uncommitted
  • Ronan Noke - 2022 Austin Prep High School, Uncommitted
  • Tyler Normandie - 2023 Central Catholic, Uncommitted
  • Jeremy Delacruz - 2023 Central Catholic, Uncommitted
  • Maverick Bordeau - 2023 Shawsheen Tech, Uncommitted 
  • Ryan Cloutier - Central Catholic 2022, Uncommitted

Notable Alumni 

  • Jackson Gillis - Vanderbilt, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Leon Paulino - FIU (Drafted by Red Sox and signed)
  • PJ Poulin - UConn, Rockies
  • Kyle Murphy - Northeastern
  • Chris Murphy - Maine/SNU (Drafted by BlueJays)


Our goal is to prepare our players to play at the highest level while focusing on the correct academic fit.

How has the program grown?

When we first started, we focused on the development of our players from ages 9-14. We started our older age groups (15+) in 2015. Since then we have continued to focus on developing the mental/physical game of baseball. We have won Perfect Game Nationals, been nationally ranked and, most importantly, seen a high commitment level for our players. 

How has PBR been helpful?

PBR has been another resource for our players. Dennis Healy has been outstanding to work with and our players have benefited from the relationship.

Plans ahead 

We will play in:Perfect Game 15u, 16u, 17u; WWBA in Georgia; PG BCS in Fort Myers, Fla; Triple Crown Nationals in Myrtle Beach; Firecracker in Hershey, Pa.; Boston Open; PBC tournaments; and other local college showcase events.