Mike Serbalik played Division I baseball for 3 years at Siena College where he was an All-State shortstop, Honorable Mention All-America and ranked as one of the top 20 players in the country at his position by Baseball America Magazine. He was then drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1992 June amateur draft. Mike also spent a season playing in Europe for good of the Italian Baseball League. When he retired from the Albany Twilight League, he had been named to 10 All-Star teams and was voted league MVP for three consecutive years. Mike was inducted into the Twilight League Hall of fame in 2008 as a Shortstop and Pitcher. Mike is currently an associate scout for the Houston Astros.
Leo took our son from a average Babe Ruth player to the next level of power hitting and playing. He made him feel like he could do it. But the most important thing he has instilled in our son is competitive drive and confidence in playing the game. Along with mechanics comes strong communication on strength training, nutrition, healing soreness and most important what his attitude should be on the field. Great advice like DWAB - don't waste an at bat. And as my husband has said "he went from a whiffer to wacker with Leo."