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RUSTY TUCKER

RUSTY TUCKER

MANAGER

Phone: 978-985-7973

MIKE  COSTANTINO

MIKE COSTANTINO

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Phone: 603-944-2478

TEAM NEWS

HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR THE 11U PROSPECTS IN 2017!

01/19/2017, 3:00pm EST
By LEGENDS

Playing for Legends Baseball brings pressure and high expectations every year and that will be no different for the 11U Prospect Team in 2017. With 8 of the core players coming back from last years 31 win team and the addition of 4 strong players makes this team an early favorite in the New England Elite Baseball League for the 2017 season.  This team will have a very tough schedule in 2017 competing in 7 tournaments across the country and this team will play between 50-60 games. They have been invited to play in the Perfect Game BCS National Championship Tournament in Ft. Myers, Florida which is an invite tournament for a select few top notch programs from across the country. They will also be participating in the New England Super 25 Regional Tournament, Diamond Nation in New Jersey, Ripken Complex in Aberdeen Maryland and the Summer Series at the New England Baseball Complex along with a few other local tournaments. 

Cole Mascott (Newburyport, Ma), Troy Flood (Manchester, Ma) and Cameron LaGrassa (Middleton, Ma) are 3 returning players that put up big offensive numbers last year and are projected to be middle of the line-up guys again this season.  Cole is a big strong kid 5'4 and 140 pounds who can play 1st, 3rd and pitch.  He hit .480 last year with hits (49), doubles (10) and (33) RBI's. Troy is another big strong kid who can play infield and outfield and will once again be counted on to be a top of the rotation pitcher. 

Last year he hit .372 with (15) doubles and (31) RBI's and won 5 games on the mound.  Cameron will play shortstop, 3rd base, 2nd base and some outfield and will also be counted on to be one of the aces of the staff again.  "Cam can do it all, he can hit the ball very hard, he can play any position on the field which makes him very valuable and he is very consistent on the mound.  I'm excited to see his growth and how good he will be this year," says Coach Rusty Tucker. 

Will Cooke (Wenham, Ma), Tyler Feldberg (Middleton, Ma) and Ryder Florence (Middleton Ma) are three very similar players who are all very athletic and can play any infield or outfield positions and can all pitch. Will had a tremendous 2016 season leading the team in average (.509), hits (55) and stolen bases (59). He is a great contact hitter and can be very disruptive on the bases. Tyler can play any position on the field which makes him a very valuable player.  He can be a very effective pitcher because he throws strikes and hits his spots and he also batted .328 last year with (19) hits.  Ryder is a very good defensive shortstop/2nd baseman who can cover a lot of ground.  He throws very hard off the mound (probably the hardest on the team) and can be very dominant when he's on.  Ryder is also a very solid line drive hitter who can be a top of the line-up guy or a bottom of the order guy who can also cause havoc on the bases.

Alex Cianciaruso (North Andover, Ma) and Jaylon Richardson (Boxford, Ma) are two returning players from last years team who are going to be counted on to be very productive again in 2017.  Alex won 7 games on the mound last year and was counted on to pitch in all the big games.  In 48 innings Alex only walked 15 batters while striking out 49 so he will be counted on once again to be a top of the rotation starter.  Jaylon has looked tremendous so far during the winter workouts so the expectations for him this year are very high.  He is hitting balls very hard during practices and looks very consistent with his bat control so he might be a great lead-off hitter or a table setter for the top of the order. Jaylon is the fastest kid on the team so we are expecting a lot of stolen bases this year from him along with some great defense in the outfield.

The new comers this year are Benjamin Thompson (Winchendon, Ma), Jaiden LeDuc (Lowell, Ma), Zack Webber (South Hamilton, Ma) and Dylan Cole (Middleton, Ma).  "Picking up Ben and Jaiden were so big for this team, this team needed a strong catcher and we got lucky and picked up two very good catchers who can hit the ball a long way.  These two guys are huge impact players who love the game and are going to be a huge part of this team offensively and defensively. They hammer balls so adding them to the mix puts this team over the top. I can not wait to watch these two guys play this spring it's going to be great to see them on our team this year" says Coach Rusty.  Zack is a big kid who has made the most improvements on this team so far this winter.  He can hit the ball a mile and is a hard throwing righty who is going to be exciting to watch play and grow throughout the year. We are very high on him and we hope he turns into the player we know he can be. Dylan is a small scrappy player who has great bat speed and will be one of the dirt dogs on this team. We expect him to be the spark plug in the field and on the bases, he can play any position and he has great bat control so he will be a pest with the bat.

Rusty Tucker will be the head coach for the 11U Prospect Team in 2017. Rusty played 9 years of Professional Baseball with 5 different organizations and has a career 151-33 record with Legends Baseball.  Ryan Florence will be the assistant coach for the 2nd year in a row with this team. 


MANAGER

Coaching Experience

Legends Baseball

  • Entering his 6th season as Legends Coach
  • 2014 EBL 11U Division I Champs
  • 2013 EBL 10U & 18U Division I Champs
  • 2013 EBL 18U Division I Champs
  • 2012 EBL 10U Division I Champs
  • Career Legends Record 151 Wins & 33 Loses

New Jersey Jackals

  • 2009 Served as Pitching Coach (Professional Independent)


Playing Experience

Professional Baseball

  • Played for a total of 9 years with 5 different organizations
  • 01 - 05 San Diego Padres
  • 05 - 06 Chicago White Sox
  • 06 - 07 Boston Red Sox
  • 07 - 08 Milwaukee Brewers
  • 08 - 09 New Jersey Jackals (Professional Independent)

University of Maine 1998 - 2001

  • 2001 Drafted in the 21st round by the San Diego Padres
  • 2001 America East Conference Pitcher of the Year
  • 1999 - 2000 Played in the Cape Cod Summer League

Gloucester High School 1994 - 1998

  • 1998 Northeast Conference MVP
  • 1998 Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team East Conference

Recent Legends Prospects News

HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR THE 11U PROSPECTS IN 2017!

01/19/2017, 3:00pm EST
By LEGENDS

Playing for Legends Baseball brings pressure and high expectations every year and that will be no different for the 11U Prospect Team in 2017. With 8 of the core players coming back from last years 31 win team and the addition of 4 strong players makes this team an early favorite in the New England Elite Baseball League for the 2017 season.  This team will have a very tough schedule in 2017 competing in 7 tournaments across the country and this team will play between 50-60 games. They have been invited to play in the Perfect Game BCS National Championship Tournament in Ft. Myers, Florida which is an invite tournament for a select few top notch programs from across the country. They will also be participating in the New England Super 25 Regional Tournament, Diamond Nation in New Jersey, Ripken Complex in Aberdeen Maryland and the Summer Series at the New England Baseball Complex along with a few other local tournaments. 

Cole Mascott (Newburyport, Ma), Troy Flood (Manchester, Ma) and Cameron LaGrassa (Middleton, Ma) are 3 returning players that put up big offensive numbers last year and are projected to be middle of the line-up guys again this season.  Cole is a big strong kid 5'4 and 140 pounds who can play 1st, 3rd and pitch.  He hit .480 last year with hits (49), doubles (10) and (33) RBI's. Troy is another big strong kid who can play infield and outfield and will once again be counted on to be a top of the rotation pitcher. 

Last year he hit .372 with (15) doubles and (31) RBI's and won 5 games on the mound.  Cameron will play shortstop, 3rd base, 2nd base and some outfield and will also be counted on to be one of the aces of the staff again.  "Cam can do it all, he can hit the ball very hard, he can play any position on the field which makes him very valuable and he is very consistent on the mound.  I'm excited to see his growth and how good he will be this year," says Coach Rusty Tucker. 

Will Cooke (Wenham, Ma), Tyler Feldberg (Middleton, Ma) and Ryder Florence (Middleton Ma) are three very similar players who are all very athletic and can play any infield or outfield positions and can all pitch. Will had a tremendous 2016 season leading the team in average (.509), hits (55) and stolen bases (59). He is a great contact hitter and can be very disruptive on the bases. Tyler can play any position on the field which makes him a very valuable player.  He can be a very effective pitcher because he throws strikes and hits his spots and he also batted .328 last year with (19) hits.  Ryder is a very good defensive shortstop/2nd baseman who can cover a lot of ground.  He throws very hard off the mound (probably the hardest on the team) and can be very dominant when he's on.  Ryder is also a very solid line drive hitter who can be a top of the line-up guy or a bottom of the order guy who can also cause havoc on the bases.

Alex Cianciaruso (North Andover, Ma) and Jaylon Richardson (Boxford, Ma) are two returning players from last years team who are going to be counted on to be very productive again in 2017.  Alex won 7 games on the mound last year and was counted on to pitch in all the big games.  In 48 innings Alex only walked 15 batters while striking out 49 so he will be counted on once again to be a top of the rotation starter.  Jaylon has looked tremendous so far during the winter workouts so the expectations for him this year are very high.  He is hitting balls very hard during practices and looks very consistent with his bat control so he might be a great lead-off hitter or a table setter for the top of the order. Jaylon is the fastest kid on the team so we are expecting a lot of stolen bases this year from him along with some great defense in the outfield.

The new comers this year are Benjamin Thompson (Winchendon, Ma), Jaiden LeDuc (Lowell, Ma), Zack Webber (South Hamilton, Ma) and Dylan Cole (Middleton, Ma).  "Picking up Ben and Jaiden were so big for this team, this team needed a strong catcher and we got lucky and picked up two very good catchers who can hit the ball a long way.  These two guys are huge impact players who love the game and are going to be a huge part of this team offensively and defensively. They hammer balls so adding them to the mix puts this team over the top. I can not wait to watch these two guys play this spring it's going to be great to see them on our team this year" says Coach Rusty.  Zack is a big kid who has made the most improvements on this team so far this winter.  He can hit the ball a mile and is a hard throwing righty who is going to be exciting to watch play and grow throughout the year. We are very high on him and we hope he turns into the player we know he can be. Dylan is a small scrappy player who has great bat speed and will be one of the dirt dogs on this team. We expect him to be the spark plug in the field and on the bases, he can play any position and he has great bat control so he will be a pest with the bat.

Rusty Tucker will be the head coach for the 11U Prospect Team in 2017. Rusty played 9 years of Professional Baseball with 5 different organizations and has a career 151-33 record with Legends Baseball.  Ryan Florence will be the assistant coach for the 2nd year in a row with this team.