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MELVIN DORTA

Owner, Director of MAD Baseball Player Development, Instructor

Melvin A. Dorta was signed as a free agent in 1999, by the Boston Red Sox, at the age of 16 out of Venezuela. In 2001 he led the Gulf Coast League with a .408 batting average before being promoted to the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets.  Dorta was an Eastern League All-Star in 2005 and 2006 for the AA Harrisburg Senators. He was then promoted from the Senators to the Washington Nationals MLB in 2006.  At the time of his promotion, he was batting .277 with 15 doubles, three triples, four home runs, and 24 RBI in 85 games.  He left Harrisburg ranking fourth in the league with an organization-best and a career-high of 36 stolen bases. 

In 2007 Dorta played for AAA Columbus Clippers, the AA Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008, and the   AA-AAA Baltimore Orioles in 2009.  In 2010 Dorta finished his career playing for AA-AAA Philadelphia Phillies.   

Following his playing career, Dorta moved into coaching and coached with the Harrisburg Senators from 2013-2014 (AA of the Washington Nationals).

Dorta later started MAD Baseball and Softball Academy out of Pennsylvania in 2015, where he continues to run several travel teams and offer private instruction.  

Dorta specializes in hitting and infield defense instruction but has a well-rounded background instructing all areas of the game.

Dorta now brings his passion for the game to CNY where he will continue to offer professional-level baseball training to the younger generation.

Private Lesson Rates

1/2hr Session: $50
1Hr Session: $85

Small Group Rates

1hr Session: $130 (2 players)
1Hr Session: $190 (3 players

Package Rates

5 x 1/2hr Session: $235
5 x 1hr Session: $415
10 x 1/2hr Session: $450
10 x 1hr Session: $800

Faith Cain

Instructor

Faith Cain, a professional and college softball player, has experience in the infield, specifically first base, and a power hitter. She also has experience as a pitcher. Cain played at the JUCO, Division I, and the Professional level.

A standout at Highland Community College, Faith led with a batting average of .397, 101 hits, and 21 home runs. Cain earned First and Second Team honors in the All-Kansas Jayhawk Conference, and All-NJCAA Region VI honors.

Cain moved onto Syracuse University and held a career .291 batting average with 6 home-runs. She was honored as ACC player of the week after batting .526 with two home runs on a five-game road sweep for the Orange.

Faith was professionally drafted as the number 1 pick in the 10th round of the inaugural ASBA professional softball league. After playing just one season, she was selected as the All-star team and honored with 2nd team all-ASBA.

Prior to her college and pro career, Faith played both pitcher and first base for Millard West High School in Nebraska. She was named the Freshman Player of the Year in 2010 after recording (0.18) ERA, which ranks fourth in Nebraska managing a .418 career batting average with 18 home runs. Cain was named to the NCA All-Star team and earned First Team All-State. She was also ranked as the 54th prospect in the country, according to FLOSoftball.com

Faith has a passion for working with young hardworking softball players to help carve their own winning softball career paths.

Private Lesson Rates

1/2hr Session: $40
1Hr Session: $70

Small Group Rates

1hr Session: $110 (2 players)

Package Rates

5 x 1/2hr Session: $165
5 x 1hr Session: $350

JOSE LOZADA

Instructor

Jose started his college career at Miami Dade Community College in 2005 making First Team All-Conference that year.  2006-07 he attended Benedictine College making 2006 Second Team All-Conference, 2007 First Team All-Conference, and 2007 NAIA First Team All-Region.  Jose finished his college career at Bethune Cookman in 2008 making First Team All-Conference, MEAC Player of the Year, and MEAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player.   

Jose was selected that same year by the Washington Nationals in the 17th round where he began his Minor League career for nine years, he was also part of the 2010 Hi A Championship team.  During his off-season Jose played winter baseball in Puerto Rico from 2012-2017, making All-Star Team in 2014, 2015, and 2016.  He played in the 2016 Caribbean World Series and 2016 Roberto Clemente Winter League championship.   

Jose ended his playing career with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in 2017 (Independent Baseball League) his highlights included hitting .298 with 442 at-bats in 102 games and 26 stolen bases. Jose has been coaching and providing private lessons since 2009. 

Private Lesson Rates

1/2hr Session: $50
1Hr Session: $85

Package Rates

5 x 1/2hr Session: $235
5 x 1hr Session: $415

Bobby Dorta

Instructor

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Bobby Dorta is a recent graduate of D2 College Millersville University. Career highlights: 
2017 
Totaled 22 2/3 innings pitched with a 1-0 record and .270 batting average against.
Totaled 4 1/3 shutout innings with six strikeouts against Pitt-Johnstown on Feb. 18.
Made first collegiate start on April 11 at USciences and tossed 4 1/3 innings.
Pitched six innings and gave up just one run and no walks in a start against Wilmington.

2018
Helped turn Millersville’s season by stepping out of the bullpen into a key role in the lineup in the wake of injuries to two starters.  Ranked second on the team in relief appearances (17) and led the team in relief innings pitched (28).  Tied for the team lead in saves (2).  Struck out 28 while walking just 12.  Had not swung a bat since high school but ended up starting 18 games in the lineup, producing a .266 (17 for 64) batting average with 13 RBIs and a .329 OBP.  Started 13 PSAC East games and played in 16 of 28.  Hit a game-winning home run in the top of the seventh of the series finale against Mansfield.  Went a perfect 18 for 18 in chances as the starting second baseman.  On the mound, he did not allow a run in 11 appearances.  Pitched more than an inning 10 times. Struck out six in 4 2/3 shutout innings against Kutztown, earning the win. Tossed eight consecutive shutout innings over four appearances from April 22-May 1.  Pitched a shutout eighth inning in the regional win over Shepherd.  Entered the game with two on, no outs and Millersville leading 2-1. Struck out two and got a groundout to preserve the lead and eventual Millersville win.  Earned a save in the regional elimination game against West Chester, getting a strikeout and double play to end the game.

2019
Totaled 20 innings in 12 appearances and two starts.  Posted a 1.35 ERA and struck out 16 compared to nine walks.  Did not allow a run in eight appearances
Earned a save, struck out six and allowed just one hit in 3 2/3 shutout innings against Le Moyne on March 17

2020
Totaled 7 2/3 innings (most of any reliever on the team) in five appearances.  The longest outing was on March 3 against Felician (three innings), allowing one earned run and striking out a season-high four batters. Finished the season with nine total strikeouts and one win (vs. Arkansas-Monticello at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas)

Private Lesson Rates

1/2hr Session: $40
1Hr Session: $70

Package Rates

5 x 1/2hr Session: $165
5 x 1hr Session: $350