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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

Alicia Hansen

Instructor

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Alicia Hansen is a Division 1 softball alumni out of Syracuse University. Throughout her time at Syracuse she played first base, second base, third base, shortstop, left field, right field, and center field. She now uses her knowledge and experiences to teach local athletes. Career statistics:

Notables: 2017 All-ACC First Team … 2017 NFCA Mid-Atlantic Second Team All-Region … Holds Syracuse sophomore single-season records in batting average (.376) and runs scored (48) … Is top-10 in 10 different career records at Syracuse including second in runs scored (135), third in hits (197), and fourth in triples (10) … her 67 hits in 2017 are tied for the second-most in a single season at Syracuse.

Senior Year (2019): Led Syracuse in batting average (.335), doubles (12), triples (4) and stolen bases (19) … One of two players to start all 53 games for the Orange … Record four RBIs with one hit against Penn State (2/16) … Was 3-for-4 against Illinois State (2/22) … Finished the day 2-for-3 at Florida (/24) with an RBI and a walk … Hit her first home run of the season during a 2-for-4 performance at Colorado State (3/9) … Recorded two hits in games against Louisville (3/17) and Boston College (3/22) … Was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored against Niagara (3/27) … Recorded three RBIs in a pair of games against Notre Dame (3/29, 3/30) … Went 3-for-3 against Binghamton (4/23) with three RBIs, three runs scored, a double and triple … Recorded two hits with a run scored in the ACC Tournament against NC State (5/8).

Junior Year (2018): One of three players who started all 50 games for the Orange … Led the team in runs scored (42), home runs (5) and total bases (88) … Her 49 hits ranked second on the team and she was third in RBIs (23) … Converted 9-of-10 stolen base attempts … Had two hits, including a triple, and scored twice when the Orange defeated Southern Miss (2/11) … Was 3-for-3 with two runs scored in a victory against Sacramento State (2/17) … Followed that up with two hits, three runs scored and an RBI when Syracuse beat Grand Canyon (2/18) … Had a season-high 12 putouts while manning first bases versus Grand Caynon … Recorded two doubles and two runs scored in a win against Yale (2/23) … Contributed a double and two runs scored the next time out against UT San Antonio (2/24) … Had three hits, three runs scored and two runs batted in when the Orange defeated Virginia Tech (3/9) … Just missed hitting for the cycle against the Hokies, tallying a single, double and triple … Drove in three runs in a 9-8, 11-inning loss to Virginia (3/17) … Drove in two runs with a home run against Louisville (4/13) … Helped Syracuse to a 7-1 victory against Niagara (4/18) with a two-run home run to open the game’s scoring … Hit solo home runs in the first and fourth innings against NC State (4/22) … Drove in both of Syracuse’s runs in a 2-0 triumph against Colgate (5/2) … Plated Syracuse’s only run in the ACC Tournament with a home run against Louisville (5/9).

Sophomore Year (2017): Led the team in runs (48) and doubles (12) … Hit two doubles and a single, recording four RBI against Georgia (2/10) … Had one hit and scored two runs against Winthrop (2/12) … Scored two runs against Savannah State (2/17) … Registered one hit and scored three runs against Toledo (2/18) … Had one hit, one RBI and one run scored against Lehigh (2/25) … Registered one hit and one RBI against Elon (2/26) … Hit an RBI double against Morgan State (2/26) … Hit a two-RBI single against Penn State (3/4) … Went 3-for-4 and scored three runs against NC State (3/10) … Singled twice and scored two runs against NC State (3/11) … Recorded three hits against Georgia Tech (3/17) … Hit two singles and scored two runs against Georgia Tech (3/19) … Went 4-for-4 with a double and two singles against Louisville (3/24) … Registered two hits, three putouts and three assists in game two against Boston College (4/2) … Hit a home run and two singles, scoring three runs and three RBI against Florida State (4/8) … Singled up the middle and scored one run in game one against Florida State (4/9) … Singled to right field and scored one run in game two against Florida State (4/9) … Hit an RBI double in game one against Canisius (4/12) … Went 3-for-4 with two singles and a double, scoring two runs in game two against Canisius (4/12) … Recorded one run, four hits and three putouts in game one against Pittsburgh (4/14) … Had one run, three hits and one RBI in game two against Pittsburgh (4/14) … Registered two runs, two hits and one RBI in game three against Pittsburgh (4/14) … Went 2-for-3 with a single and a double in game one against Nigara (4/18) … Doubled to center field and scored two runs against North Carolina (4/22) … Homered to center field for two RBIs and hit a double and a single against North Carolina (4/23) … Went 3-for-4 with two singles and an RBI double in game one against Colgate (4/26) … Bunted twice for two singles in game two against Colgate (4/26) … Recorded two singles against Virginia Tech (4/29) … Went 3-for-3, picking up two RBIs against Cornell (5/2) … Had one hit, a run scored and an RBI in the ACC quarterfinal versus North Carolina (5/11).

Freshman Year (2016): Made her first collegiate appearance against Long Beach State (2/12) … Hit a double and scored two runs against Purdue (2/20) … Registered one hit against Ohio State (2/21) … Picked up one hit against No.13 UCLA (3/5) … Recorded one hit against Niagara (3/23) … Blasted her first home run of the season, picked up two RBIs, and scored one run against Notre Dame (3/25) … Scored two runs against Notre Dame (3/26) … Went 1-for-2, with a walk and one run scored against NC State (4/17) … Hit a double against Louisville (4/24) … Went 2-for-2, racking up one double and one hit against Boston College (4/30).

Private Lesson Rates

1/2hr Session: $45
1Hr Session: $80

Small Group Rates

1Hr Session: $110 (2 Players)

Package Rates

5 x 1/2hr Session: $200
5 x 1hr Session: $360