Shaun Vernesoni is the Director of the Keystone State Bombers travel baseball and softball program, overseeing eleven Bombers baseball teams. He is also the Director of Instruction at the facility, specializing in hitting and defensive instruction. Vernesoni is an associate scout with the San Diego Padres.
He finished his college playing days in 2012 at Fairmont State University where he led catchers in all divisions of NCAA baseball in throwing efficiency for that season. He had 35 assists on the season and threw out an impressive 21-of-32 runners trying to steal. He acted as the Team Captain at Fairmont State in each of the last two years and was named Team MVP following the 2012 season. Vernesoni also played at one of the premier junior colleges in the country (Calhoun Community College – Decatur, AL) as well as at West Virginia State during his college playing career.
He played his high school baseball in Northwestern Pennsylvania at Meadville High School and was a member of two District 10 championship teams prior to beginning his college career.
Joe Hruska is the owner of Keystone State Sports and is the Assistant Director of the Keystone State Bombers travel baseball and softball program, overseeing eleven Bombers baseball teams. He is also a full time instructor at the facility, specializing in hitting and defensive instruction.
Prior to his college days, Hruska excelled at Linesville High School leading the Lions to the PIAA Class A finals in his junior season. Hruska played his college baseball at Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia where he was a four year starter as a middle infielder. Joe stayed in West Virginia to coach at Davis and Elkins College as an infield coordinator as well as American Legion baseball in West Virginia for two years before moving back to coach high school baseball in Western Pennsylvania for more than a decade. He then made the move to Eastern Pennsylvania in the fall of 2017. Hruska spent three years as an associate in the Boston Red Sox organization and is now an associate scout with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Ted Williams joined the Keystone State Staff in June of 2018 following an accomplished career as an infielder at Millersville University. Williams was a four year starter for the Marauders and helped lead them to an NCAA Division II National Runner-up finish in 2016 with a record of 53-7.
During Williams’ four years in a Millersville uniform, the Marauders went a combined 169-57 with two PSAC East regular-season championships, a PSAC Championship title, four regional tournament appearances and a national runner-up finish.
Williams broke the single-season walks record at Millersville in 2016 with 46 walks and graduated as the all-time walks leader in program history with 121 career walks. That number also places him at No. 2 all-time in PSAC history. Williams is 9th all-time in games played and 4th in career assists in the history of the Millersville baseball program.
Williams played two summers in the Great Lakes Collegiate League for the Southern Ohio Copperheads prior to helping the Nashua Silver Knights win a Futures Collegiate League title in 2017. Williams was selected to the Futures Collegiate League All-Star Game in July of 2017. At the time of his selection, Williams’ 43 hits were No. 2 in the league, his 32 runs were No. 1 and his .341 batting average was No. 6 league-wide.