Staff

Meet our specialized staff here at Carmen Fusco Pro Baseball. Each one of our staff members has extensive experience. Carmen Fusco Pro Baseball and Softball Academy provides an unparalleled opportunity for players to develop and maximize their potential. Individual instruction is tailored to the players’ needs with the purpose of developing their mental and physical skills. Training takes place in a professional, competitive learning environment with qualified instructors. The challenge for the player is to bring a confident and aggressive attitude, along with a solid work ethic.

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

LISA SANTONE BAKER
LISA SANTONE BAKER
CARMEN FUSCO
CARMEN FUSCO
HUNTER BREON
HUNTER BREON
JARED SHOWALTER
JARED SHOWALTER
LISA SANTONE BAKER
LISA SANTONE BAKER

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LISA SANTONE BAKER

Since 2017 Lisa has been the Owner and Operator of the Carmen Fusco Pro Baseball Softball Academy.  In addition to running the facility Lisa gives all the softball pitching lessons and works the camps and clinics.
Lisa grew up in Philadelphia where she started playing softball at the age of 4 for the Crispin Gardens recreational league and by the age of 7 began taking private fastpitch pitching lessons from William Gerstadt.

She attended Maternity BVM Grade School where she played on the softball team and then moved on to Archbishop Ryan High School. At 13 years of age while in high school, Lisa began playing for the Philadelphia Spirit, a travel tournament softball team. The team traveled up and down the east coast from Canada to Florida playing softball.

Throughout high school, in between playing on three softball teams, Lisa found time to give back to her grade school and to coach the team. At this time she also began giving fastpitch pitching lessons with her mentor, William Gerstadt.

From 1997-2001, Lisa attended Dickinson College and was recruited as the starting pitcher on the softball team. During her tenure she set numerous individual and team school records, was constantly part of the all-conference team, and was ranked 5th in the nation in 1997. Some of her individual records in 1997 include:

  • Best ERA, Season – 0.68
  • Most Strikeouts, Game – 14
  • Best Strikeouts per 7 Innings Pitched – 7.68
  • Lowest Hits Per 7 Innings Pitched – 3.84

Some of the team records for the 1997 season include:

  • Best Team ERA
  • Lowest opponent’s batting average
  • Lowest walks per 7 innings ratio
  • Lowest hits per 7 innings ratio

While at Dickinson College, in 2000 Lisa was one of fourteen in the nation selected to play for USA Athletes International. She spent two weeks traveling through Belgium and Holland playing softball. The competition included local teams to the best competition of the Belgium National team.

In 2006 Lisa was one of sixteen selected to play for World Sport International. This time she spent three weeks traveling through Germany, Belgium, Holland, France and England playing softball.

Lisa has coached every level of softball from college, high school, tournament and recreation. Today, Lisa has an M.Ed. in Sports Management from Millersville University. In her spare time, when she is not coaching, Lisa spends time with her nine year old twin boys and traveling to their sporting events.

CARMEN FUSCO
CARMEN FUSCO
CARMEN FUSCO

Carmen Fusco is the founder of the Carmen Fusco Pro Baseball Softball Academy in New Cumberland, PA.

Coach Fusco has over 40 years of experience in baseball as a coach and player scout. He began as a coach for Austin Peay State University in 1975, moving to Middle Tennessee State in 1976.

While coaching at the college level, Carmen also worked as a scout for three major league teams; the San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, and St. Louis Cardinals. In 1980, he earned the position of regional supervisor for the New York Mets where he had a ten year career in scouting. While servicing as an Advanced Scout, he received his World Series Championship ring in 1986 after the Mets overcame the Boston Red Sox in a 4-3 series.

In 1990, Carmen moved to work with the San Diego Padres as the Special Assistant to the General Manager. In 1993, Carmen returned to the Mets as their Special Assistant to the General Manager. He then became the Director of Pro Scouting in 1994. The team added Assistant General Manager to Carmen’s scouting duties in 1995. During this same time, 1995-2002, Carmen also consulted with the Chiba Lotte Mariners, a Japanese Major League team.

Carmen’s second ring came in 2000 after winning the National League Championship while serving as the Assistant General Manager for the Mets. He left the Met in 2005 after spending a year as their Assistant General Manager/Director of Scouting Development to open the Carmen Fusco Pro Baseball Softball Academy.

While operating the Academy, Carmen was also scouting players for the Milwaukee Brewers and Montreal Expos, which became the Washington Nationals for the 2005 season. In 2008, he left the day-to-day operations of the Academy to serve as Director of Professional Scouting for the Seattle Mariners until the end of the 2010 season. Since then, Carmen has returned to the Academy and served as a Special Assignment Scout with the San Diego Padres.

HUNTER BREON
HUNTER BREON

Baseball Experience:

High School Records;

  • Season Average .438
  • Career Average .361
  • Season Hits 28
  • Career Hits 84
  • Season Doubles 7
  • Career Doubles 13
  • Career Runs 44
  • Career Walks 25
  • Season Stolen Bases 17
  • Career Stolen Bases 33

2016 All-Sentinel MVP

Travel Baseball;

  • GoWags Baseball for 5 years
  • MidPenn Panthers for 1 year
  • Harrisburg RBI Baseball for 2 years

 Career Records

  • 8th in SB% (39-44) 2017-21
  • 7th in Most GP 153
  • 7th in Doubles 34
  • 6th in Hits 178
  • 5th in Runs scored 131
  • 5th in ABs 549
  • 5th in Games started 153
  • 5th in Ws 65
  • 8th in RBIs 101
  • 3rd in SB 39
  • 5th in Saves 4
  • 1st in Assists 389

Season Records

  • 1st in SB% (100%) 19-19 in 2019
  • 9th in GP 44 (2019)
  • 10th in Runs Scored 42 (2019)
  • 8th in ABs 157 (2019)
  • 8th in Games started 44 (2019)
  • 6th in Walks 25 (2019)
  • 5th in SB 19 (2019)
  • 5th in Saves 3 (2017)

Game Records

  • 7th in Most runs scored 4 (2018)
  • 8th in Most Hs 4 (2017,2017,2018,2019)
  • 1st in Most Doubles 3 (2017)
  • 5th in Most TB 10 (2017)
  • 5th in Most Ws 3 (2021)
  • 1st in Most SB 3 (2019)
  • 4th in Most Assists 8 (2017,2019)
HUNTER BREON

Born in Newport, NC but raised in Boiling Springs, PA. Started playing baseball at age 5 and continued through college. 3 sport athlete at Boiling Springs HS (baseball, basketball and football), graduated in 2016. Attended and graduated from Penn State – Altoona with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Science. While competing in baseball as a 5 year starter, taking courses directed around exercise and specific body movements really helped me learn more about baseball. I wanted to focus on the proper and most efficient ways to move on the baseball field. After graduation I worked with the Phillies Baseball Academy instructing young baseball athletes on fundamentals and game-like scenarios.

College Baseball;

2021: *Statistics not updated*
*2020: Played in and started eight games as a senior with the Penn State Altoona baseball program…hit .182 (4-for-22) with four walks, two runs scored, one double, one run batted in, and one stolen base…posted a .933 fielding percentage while recording 14 putouts, 14 assists, and three double plays turned.

*2020: Season was cut short after nine games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019: Played in 44 of Penn State Altoona’s 45 games in his junior campaign with the team, starting all 44 of them…in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, ranked second in stolen bases (19), sixth in hits (54) and sacrifice hits (6), eighth in runs scored (42) and walks (25), 13th in runs batted in (35) and sacrifice flies (3), 14th in total bases (72), 17th in batting average (.344), 18th in home runs (3), 20th in doubles (9), 23rd in on-base percentage (.430), and 28th in slugging percentage (.459)…among AMCC fielders, ranked second in assists (114) and 15th in double plays turned (14)…made one appearance on the mound, pitching a scoreless 1/3 inning and recording a save.

2018: Was a third team All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference selection after his second season with the Penn State Altoona baseball program…played in all 38 games as a sophomore, starting all of them…batted .313 (42-for-134) with 36 runs scored, 29 runs batted in, 17 walks, 11 doubles, and two triples…tied for the team lead in triples while finishing tied for second on the squad in RBI and sacrifice bunts (3), third in hits and walks, tied for third in runs scored, and fifth in doubles and total bases (57)…in the AMCC, ranked 14th in runs scored and triples, 17th in doubles, 21st in RBI, 23rd in walks, 27th in hits, and 30th in total bases…in the field, led his team in assists (90) and was second in double plays turned (20), ranking seventh and third in the AMCC in those stats…made six appearances on the mound, including starting four games…tied for the team-lead in wins, posting a 3-1 record…threw 27 1/3 innings and struck out 15 batters…during the season, took one AMCC Player of the Week award, one AMCC Pitcher of the Week honor, and one Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Region Player of the Week recognition.

2017: Was voted the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s Division III South Region Rookie of the Year…was selected the AMCC’s Newcomer of the Year while also being voted to the second team of the All-AMCC squad…named the Penn State Altoona baseball team’s Most Valuable Player…was the only player on the roster to appear in all 40 games for the Lions, starting all 40 of them in his freshman campaign…in the AMCC, finished the season ranked eighth in stolen bases (10), 12th in hits (51), 16th in total bases (71), 17th in home runs (3), 19th in runs scored (30) and doubles (11), 24th in batting average (.338) and runs batted in (25), and 27th in slugging percentage (.470)…led Penn State Altoona in batting average, slugging percentage, runs scored, hits, RBI, doubles, total bases, and stolen bases…as a fielder, ranked second among all AMCC players in assists (117) and 12th in double plays turned (15)…also made six appearances on the mound, posting a 1-0 record and 3.86 earned run average while recording a team-high three saves.

JARED SHOWALTER
JARED SHOWALTER
JARED SHOWALTER

Jared Showalter, born in Huntingdon, PA in 1999, is a remarkable individual whose journey in baseball began in the scenic town where he attended Huntingdon Area High School.  Growing up in Huntingdon, Showalter honed his skills and developed a deep love for the game.

After graduating from Huntingdon Area High School, Showalter continued his academic and athletic pursuits, starting his collegiate baseball career at Shippensburg University.  His talent quickly became evident, leading to a successful two-year stint at Shippensburg before transferring to Paul D Camp Community College for an additional year.

Jared’s journey reached its pinnacle at Savanna State university, where he not only earned a degree ion biology but also left an indelible mark on the baseball program.  In his inaugural season with the Savannah State Tigers, Showalter recorded a remarkable 9-1 record, showcasing an impressive 2.49 ERA in 65 innings pitched and tallying an outstanding 67 strikeouts.  This exceptional performance not only contributed significantly to the team’s success but also earned Showalter well-deserved recognition in the competitive world of collegiate baseball.  His achievements included being named Second Team Starting Pitcher and earning Second Team All-South honors during his debut season in the SIAC.

Leading into his second season, Showalter’s outstanding abilities were further acknowledged as he was awarded Division II Preseason All-South Region First Team, showcasing the anticipation and high expectations surrounding his continued excellence on the field.

Undeterred by the high standards he set in his first season, Showalter continued to shine in his second year with Savannah State.  A dominant force on the mound, de secured an outstanding 10-2 record with a 3.97 ERA in 68 innings pitched.  His ability to maintain a high level of performance was further highlighted by an impressive 69 strikeouts.  Showalter’s consistent excellence led to him being recognized as Second Team Starting Pitcher for the second consecutive season.

Beyond the confines of regular college play, Showalter’s passion for the game extended to various collegiate summer leagues, including The Valley League, The Coastal Plains League, and the North Woods League.  These experiences showcased his adaptability and skill on different stages, contributing to his well-rounded baseball expertise.

Jared Showalter’s journey from his hometown in Huntingdon, PA to the collegiate baseball arena, underlines not only his athletic prowess but also his commitment to academy and athletic excellence.  His story serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes, demonstrating the rewards that come with dedication, hard work, and a love for the game.

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