Major League Baseball and the Williamsport Crosscutters have announced the coaching staff that will join second year manager Jesse Litsch in the dugout in 2023.
Returning to the staff as hitting coach will be Ron Perodin. In 2022 he served as outfield and base running coach for Williamsport. Perodin currently serves on the coaching staff at Cerritos College (CA) under head coach Vic Buttler who played for Williamsport in 2000. A former outfielder, he was a 27th round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2002 and spent 4 seasons in the Twins organization (2002-2005) followed by 5 seasons playing professionally in Independent Leagues (2007-2011). Perodin stole 161 bases in his pro career while batting .277.
Joining the club as pitching coach is Williamsport native Anthony Markle. A 2005 graduate of Williamsport Area High School, Markle spent 4 years on Williamsport’s varsity squad. He went on to play college baseball at Allegany Community College (MD) helping the team to a Division II JUCO World Series appearance in 2006. He served as the bullpen catcher for the Crosscutters during the 2008 and 2009 seasons and has been an assistant baseball coach at Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater, Florida since 2017. Last summer, he served as the hitting and defensive coach for the Empire State Greys of the Frontier League.
Rounding out Litsch’s staff will be coach Andy Hurtado. Hurtado, a former pitcher, currently serves on the coaching staff at Cerritos College after playing college baseball at Rio Honda, Cal Poly Pamona and Cerritos Colleges in California.
The Williamsport Crosscutters open their 25th anniversary season on June 1 hosting the State College Spikes at Muncy Bank Ballpark. MVP Club Season Ticket Plans and Bonus Book Mini-Plans are now available online by CLICKING HERE or by calling the Cutters Hotline at (570) 326-3389.