Owner and operator of RBA. 2 year varsity pitcher at Northeast High school, leading the team to 2 appearances (2003, 2004) in the pubic league championship. Went on to play baseball at Division III Rutgers University - Camden, playing all 4 years on varsity. After college he continued his baseball career in independent ball. Played 2 full years and gained valuable experience both positive and negative. The knowledge Andrew gained from these experiences has allowed him to become a valuable asset for young pitchers, teaching them how to prepare and approach the game in the right way.
Andrew works as the Bucks County Community College's pitching coach. Before joining the Bucks County CC coaching staff Andrew served as the pitching coach at Holy Ghost Prep. In addition, Andrew runs the Bullpen Program that is home to many of the top high school arms in the Bucks County area.
CJ Brancato is a managing partner and the Recruiting Coordinator at RAKE. He played 3 years on varsity at William Tennent High school. He was 2 time captain and 3 time All Conference Selection. He continued playing in the Pendel league for Warminster from 2008-2011.
CJ currently is the president/GM of the Southampton Mariners of the Pendel League. CJ is the Head Coach at Bucks County Community College. CJ took over the Bucks County CC baseball program that had 0 players and has turned it into a top juco program that focuses on player development and personal development, attracting recruits from all over the country. CJ brings the same philosphies that he implements at the college to RAKE.
Steve Sable brings his passion and enthusiasm for the game to Rake Baseball Academy. His approach to hitting is aggressive with a focus of making sure you put the ball in play.
Steve played at Holy Ghost Prep from 2003-2007. His junior year was a good one for him in which he earned 1st Team All-BAL & 1st Team Bucks County Golden Teams. He followed up that campaign by becoming the MVP of the BAL and once again earning 1st Team Bucks County Golden Team his senior year. Steve then went on to play his college ball at Gwynedd-Mercy University.
Steve currently serves as the hitting coach, infield coach, and recruiting coordinator for Bucks County Community College. Before joining the Bucks County CC coaching staff he coached at his alma matter Holy Ghost Prep, working with the hitters and infielders.
Alex Crim serves as the Showcase/Tournament Team Director and Assistant Recruiting Coordinator at RAKE. In addition, Coach Crim oversees the player development at RAKE.
Coach Crim had a three year varsity career at Hatboro-Horsham High School. In his junior year he posted a 0.00 League ERA and was named to the SOL American/Continental Carpenter Cup Team. Coach Crim pitched at Division 1 Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ.
Dr. Martin Egan joins the RAKE Baseball staff after a mulitple year career with the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates. Dr. Egan is a licensed Physical Therapist with the unique experience of 15 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Dr. Egan works closely with our showcase/tournament team program ensuring that all our players are moving efficently. In addition, Dr. Egan does a tremendous job working with Coach Lihotz's Bullpen Program, ensuring the health and proper movements of the throwing arm. Dr. Egan also runs his own physical therpay practice Iron Physio out of RAKE Baseball Academy.
With so many years of practice, Dr. Egan is one of if not the best physical therapists in the tri-state area!
To learn more about Dr. Egan's practice visit https://www.ironphysio.net
Tyler works primarily with the catchers at RAKE.
Tyler played collegiately at West Chester University and Shippensburg University. Before college Tyler was an outstanding player at Council Rock North High School in Newtown, PA.
In 2017, Tyler joined the Bucks County CC coaching staff to work with the catchers.
AJ works primarily with the catchers at RAKE.
AJ played collegiately at Philadelphia University (now known as Jefferson University). Before his career at Philly U, AJ was a standout catcher at William Tennent High School.
AJ also assists with the development of the catchers at Bucks County CC.