Justin Campbell was part of the 2017 Bishop Foley state championship team. He went on to play at the collegiate level for 4 years at Tulane University and 1 year at Trevecca Nazarene University. He was First-Team All-Conference and tied the school season win record during his season at Trevecca.
Hitting, Fielding, and Catching Instructors:
Sammy Palace Sammy has most recently served as a bullpen catcher for the Detroit Tigers. He worked with the Tigers pitching staff and relievers, before and during the game as well as assisting with batting practice. Sammy held the same role with the Washington Nationals in 2014 and 2015. Before becoming the Nationals bullpen catcher, Palace caught 5 seasons in their minor league system, reaching Triple A. Prior to professional baseball, he attended Kent State University before transferring to Florida Tech. From 2007-2009 at Florida Tech, Palace appeared in 127 games, posting a .288 batting average, while totaling 18 home runs and 88 RBIs. Sammy is a graduate of Clarkston High School, where he was a member of the All State Dream Team in 2004.
Greg Fettes a Madison Heights native, was drafted as a Catcher out of high school by the Detroit Tigers in 2011, but opted to go to college at the University of Kentucky. As a Redshirt Freshmen, Fettes earned All-SEC Freshmen team honors. Out of college, Fettes was drafted by the Oakland A’s as a Pitcher, where he spent time in minors for a few years.
After his playing career, Fettes came back to Oakland County where he became the Head Coach at Bishop Foley High School, where he led the Ventures to a State Championship in 2017.
Since 2017, Fettes has become an owner of the South Oakland A’s travel Baseball organization. South Oakland A’s fields teams from 8u to 18u.
Keith Lelli was an all-state high school baseball player at Madison Heights Lamphere before playing collegiately for Madonna University. He has 13 years of coaching experience at both the high school level and for the A’s. A number of players from his teams have gone on to play at the collegiate and professional level.
Spencer Baldwin played for 4 years and Kalamazoo College. He served as Captain of the team and was named First-team All MIAA(1B), NCAA III Regional All-Tournament Team, holds the school record for BA, led his team in doubles, and tied the school record for home runs in his senior season.
Spencer will join our training staff providing hitting, fielding, and catching instruction.