Big 26 Classic

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Big 26 Baseball Classic will be postponed until 2018. Our Executive Director, Dave Trimbur, passed away in December of 2016. He was the vision and leader of this great event. After his passing, the Board of Directors for the Big 33 (and Big 26) decided to dissolve the Big 33 organization. We have been searching for a new organization to adopt the Big 26, however with time constraints, we are now limited on the ability to make this the premier baseball event for 2017. We do not want to compromise the integrity and prestige of this game. Therefore, we have decided to postpone the Big 26 until 2018, so that the game will continue to be an outstanding experience for all involved. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Did you know?

  • The Big 26 Baseball Classic is entering its 6th year in 2018.
  • High school juniors and sophomores from both Pennsylvania and Maryland attend a tryout to be selected to the Big 26 Baseball Classic.
  • Each player is paired with a “Big 26 Buddy”.  Big 26 Buddies are kids with special needs with many different disabilities.  The player and buddy participate in a challenger baseball game together to kick-off the series.  The Big 26 Challenger game is the highlight of the weekend!
  • Many Major League Baseball scouts as well as college scouts from all over the county attend the Big 26 Baseball Classic games to evaluate potential players for their teams.
  • As a result of participating in the Big 26 Baseball classic, many players have received scholarship offers since 2012.

Where are they now?

2012 Pennsylvania   

Parker Bean – Southwestern –  Liberty University
AJ Bogucki  – Boyertown Area – University of North Carolina
Brian Goodling – Carlisle – Penn State Harrisburg
Hunter Schryver – Cumberland Valley – Villanova
Andrew Shreiner –  Chambersburg  – Mt. Aloysius
Kevin Mohollen – Strath Haven – University of Delaware
Logan Mummert – Littlestown – Harford Community College
Shane Dressler – Red Land – West Chester University
Jamie Eshleman – Red Land – Lock Haven University
Taylor Hillson – Mansfield – West Virginia
Ryan McMillen – West Perry – Shippensburg University
John Reina – Daniel Boone – Tuscululm College
Nick  Yarnell – Hempfield  – University of Pittsburg/Drafted by LA Dodgers

2012 Maryland   

Troy Cavell – Walkersville – Troy University
Ryan Gough – DeMatha – Salisbury University
Brandon Humbertson – Walkersville – Montgomery College
Bradley Keith – Severna Park – University of Maryland
Ryan Selmer – Riverdale Baptist – University of Maryland
Auturo Archie – Glen Burnie – St. Augustine University
Devin Beverly – DeMatha – Delaware State
Connor Hax – Bishop McNamara – University of Maryland Baltimore County
Brady  Policelli -Walkersville – Towson University
Brian Baker – DeMatha – Lubbock Christian University
Kevin Fitzmaurice  -DeMatha  – Anne Arundel Community College
Nick  Tucker – Walkersville – Lebanon Valley College (football)

2013 Pennsylvania

Cole Bixler –  West York –  Misericordia University
Nate Dickey – Central Dauphin – IUP
Nick Distasio – Oley Valley – Penn State
Ben Dum – West Perry – Virginia Commonwealth 
David Gulati – Springford – Villanova University
Zach Guth – Franklin – University of Maryland
Kaylor Kulina – Lower Dauphin – University of Pittsburgh
Matthew Leon – Liberty – Seton Hall University
Sammy Miller – Susquehannock – Longwood University
Andrew Scarpelli – Trinity – Frederick Commnity College
Dan Sepic – Central York – IUP
Nick Spangler – Spring Grove Area – Shippensburg University
Deon Stafford – Lower Dauphin – St. Joseph’s University
Giovanni Torres – Susquehanna Twp. – Lock Haven University
Ted Williams – Meadville – Millersville University
Steven Zimmerman – Pine Grove – East Stroudsburg University

2013 Maryland

Michael Abbott – St. Mary’s – McDaniel
Brock Antognoni – Oakdale HS – Harford Community College
Kenny Armiger – St. Mary’s – Delaware Technical Community College
Isaiah Chambers – Bishop McNamara – Eastern Shore
Peter Crawford – Mt. Saint Joseph – Eastern University
Chase Gorski – St. Mary’s – Clarion University
Kevin Heiss – Archbishop Spalding – Rhode Island
Tyler Hoffman – Walkersville – Frostburg State University
Chase Hoffman – Middletown High – Shepherd University
Ryan Horseman – Hartford Technical – CCBC Dundalk
Brian MCCourt – Huntingtown High – Shepherd University
Ben  Prada – DeMatha – UMass Lowel

2014 Pennsylvania

Tommy Baggett – Loyalsock Township – Shippensburg University
Ben Burman – The Episcopal Academy – Susquehanna University
Julian Bury – Cedar Cliff – Columbia University
John Catchmark – Governor Mifflin – Alvernia College
Patrick Causa – Berks Catholic – Mount St. Mary’s
Marcus Gray – Bishop McDevitt – Bloomsburg University
William Krull – Montour – Canisius College
Dustin Lander – South Side – Charlestown Southern University
Collin  Liberatore – Greensburg Central Catholic – University of Pittsburgh
Jared Melone – North Penn – LaSalle University
Tanner Miller – Upper Dauphin – Kutztown University
Erik Mock – Governor Mifflin – Penn State University
Nathan Ocker – Middletown Area HS – Charleston
Jon  Peterson – Hempfield – Longwood University
Zachary Sczepkowski – Central Mountain – George Mason University
Connor Wilson – Radnor – University of Dayton
Eric Dressler – Red Land – Frederick Community College

2014 Maryland

Trevor Brookhart – Liberty HS – CCBC Essex – (Soccer)
Nick Ford – North Harford – Westminster College
Kevin Heiss – Archbishop Spalding – Rhode Island
Colson Kirchner  -Middletown – Potomac State College
CJ Mackinson – Century – Frederick Community College
Devin Patrick – St. Mary’s – Southern Wesleyan
Damien Price – Bishop McNamara – Wheeling Jesuit University
Chandler Redmond – Georgetown Prep – Gardner-Webb
Bryce Rogers – Black Northern – Radford University
Grant Waxter – Linganore – William & Mary College

2015 Pennsylvania

AJ Alexy – Twin Valley – Drafted by LA Dodgers
Chris Ciotti – Susquehanna Twp.-  LaSalle University
Toner Corl – Central Mountain – Lock Haven University
Bryant Holtzapple – Dallastown – George Washington University
Earl Kochel – Governor Mifflin – Alderson Broaddus University
Danny Long – Pennridge – Monmouth
Mason Nadeau – North Penn – Penn State University
Joseph Nahas – Marian Catholic – University of MD Baltimore County
Hunter Reeser – Governor Mifflin – Farleigh Dickinson
Kody Reeser – Northeastern – Towson University
Zach Schultz – Indiana Area – Kent State
Hayden Seig – Mechanicsburg – St. Joseph’s University
Matt Silay – McDowell – Mercyhurst University
Jake Sniegocki – McDowell – Lafayette
Casey Vincent – Eisenhower – St. Bonaventure University

2015 Maryland

Jaret Bennett –  Colonel Richardson – Charleston Southern University
Anthony Felitti – Gaithersburg – George Mason University
Billy Godrick – Archbishop Spalding – Fordham
DaVonn Griffin – Hammond – James Madison University
Max Hammond – St. Mary’s – Washington College
David Harding – Archbishop Spalding – Princeton
LaVale Hodges – Archbishop Spalding – University of South Carolina – Aiken
Spencer Horwitz – St. Paul’s – Radford University
Brandon Martin – Westminster – Fordham
Brady O’Neil – St. Mary’s – University of South Carolina – Aiken
Nick Pantos – Gaithersburg – University of MD 
Carter Sears – Archbishop Spalding – James Madison University
Barrett Smith – Archbishop Spalding – University of Maryland
Dalton Stewart – Boonsboro – University of Maryland – Baltimore
Nehemiah Wright – Riverdale – Lander University
Elliot  Zoellner – St. Mary’s – University of Maryland

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