Former San Rafael High baseball coach Switala has built successful summer college-based team in Marin

By Dave Curtis Marin Independent Journal Posted:   07/17/2013 06:27:49 PM PDT Top Speed Baseball Coach Stan Switala stands on the field before a game with the Menlo Park Legends on Sunday, July 14, 2013, in San Anselmo, Calif. He is a former San Rafael High coach. After stints in the Division I college and […]

Valley stars hit Top Speed

By ANDY WILCOX, Register Sports Writer Three Napa Valley baseball alums are getting exposure that doesn’t come easily to athletes from a region known more for wining then winning. Vintage High grads Bud Accardo and AJ Borja and Napa High product Michael Crandell are playing for Top Speed Baseball, one of the top 19-and-under teams […]

Stan Switala RHP for the Massachusetts Maddogs made his first professional appearance against the Adirondak Lumberjacks

by Jeff Hawkins, The Post-Star Sports Writer GLENS FALLS – Mistakes, missed opportunities and the Mad Dogs.  They were all to much for the Adirondack Lumberjacks, who dropped a 6-4 decision to Massachusetts (16-16) Friday night at East Field.   In the opening of a six-game homestand, the Jacks (15-17) stranded runners in scoring position […]

The Rookie Revisited: TAM High baseball coach signs pro contract

by Dave Albee, Marin Independent Journal How’s this for a Hollywood script: An aging high school baseball coach finds out his pitching arm is better than expected then realizes his quest to play professional baseball still might be within his grasp. Sound familiar? It is Stan Switala’s story and he’s sticking to it. Switala, who […]

San Rafael High hires hard-throwing Switala to coach baseball team

by Ryan Metcalfe, Marin Independent Journal Some comebacks aren’t about the trophies won, goals achieved or even Disney movies about your story. Some are just about the lessons learned and those you can share with others. Stan Switala’s baseball comeback was never destined to be as glorious as Jim Morris, who went from 30-something high […]