Stan Switala - Former Pro and OwnerStan Switala – Stan Switala started his professional baseball playing career as a pitcher in the independent minor leagues with the Massachusetts Mad Dogs of the Northern League, where he was managed by George “Boomer” Scott, the slugging first baseman for the American League champion Boston Red Sox in 1967 who was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame.  His professional baseball career continued when he was signed by the Amarillo Dillas of the United League, where he was managed by former Kansas City Royal and Marin great, Buddy Biancalana.  Switala also signed a professional contract with the Calgary Vipers of the Northern League, but was unable to play out his contract due to an injury.

Prior to professional baseball, Switala accepted a Full Athletic Scholarship to play Division One college baseball at Eastern Michigan University, where he was a starting pitcher for two years.  At Eastern Michigan, Switala started 19 of his 27 appearances on the mound for the Eagles.  Some of Switala’s wins came against, University of Maine, Bowling Green University, Ohio University and  Miami of Ohio University.  Switala’s most impressive outing of his career was against Northern Illinois, where he pitched a complete game shutout winning the game 3-0.  Switala ranked third on the squad in strikeouts, with a consistant fastball that would sit in the Low 90’s.

Prior to Eastern Michigan, Switala was the #1 Pitcher and starting Short Stop for Farmingdale Junior College that was coached by Hall of Fame Coach Ken Rocco.  Switala was selected as one the top recruited junior college pitchers in the Northeast.  He was recruited by over 50 Universities throughout the nation and was offered over 25 baseball scholarships to Division One programs throughout the country.   Some of the colleges that had offered Switala a scholarship were:  University of Delaware, Tulane, Appalachian State, UNC Asheville, Kent State, University of Louisiana-Monroe and Eastern Michigan University.  While at Farmingdale College, Switala was selected as the team MVP, on the strength of him leading the team in pitching (1.64 ERA) and in hitting (.333 Batting Average).   Switala ended his Junior College Season by being ranked #2 in the entire nation in Strikeouts, and is also currently listed #2 as the all time single season strikeout leader in Farmingdale History.  “Stan Switala was one of the most highly recruited players that I had coached in my 35 years as the Head Baseball Coach of Farmingdale College”, says Coach Ken Rocco.

Switala’s coaching career, started at the college level as the head assistant baseball coach of Farmingdale University.  After moving to California, Switala became a Professional Scout for the New York Mets from 2008-2012.  Currently, Switala is the head coach and owner of the Top Speed Collegiate Summer team which is regarded as one of the best collegiate summer teams in the nation year after year.   He has also coached over 75 players that have signed professional baseball contracts that has come through his Top Speed program.  In September of 2017,  Coach Switala accepted the position of Director of Athletics and Head Varsity Baseball Coach for St. Vincent de Paul High School where in the first two years his program had a total record of 46-6 and also finishing top 10 in the State of California.

Dominic Visentin – Visentin played College Baseball for NAIA Power house Tabor College in Kansas.  He was an outstanding catcher and a middle of the line up hitter.  In 2 years at Tabor, he played in 99 games, 285 At Bats, 12  Home Runs, 24 Doubles, 55 RBI’s and a career Batting Average of .284.  In the summer of 2019, Dom played for National Ranked Top Speed Collegiate Team. He was a starting catcher and finished the summer hitting .319, with 3 long balls.  He also helped lead Top Speed to another National Ranking as well as their 5th Golden State Collegiate League Championship.

Visentin is now in his second year as a Grad Assistant Coach with Tabor College.  Starting June of 2021, Visentin will be the Lead Instructor for all Top Speed Summer and Winter Camps as well as conducting Private One on One lessons.

“Dom was a fierce competitor, Outstanding Hitter and Plus Catcher Behind the Dish.  I look forward to him teaching all the Top Speed Youth players all his skills and knowledge of the game”, says Head Coach Stan Switala.

Nicolas Marcelli – Marcelli started his College Baseball Career at Los Medanos College and then went on to play for Clarke University a dominant NAIA program in IOWA.  He was a Right-Handed Relief Pitcher who played a vital role in the Prides bullpen for a Conference Tournament Championship as well a back to back National Tournament appearances.  He posted a career 4.30 ERA at Clarke.

Marcelli played for National Ranked Top Speed Baseball in the summers of 2018 and 2019.  He was a big asset in the Speedos Bullpen both years and helped them win the 2018 and 2019 Golden State League Championship.

Marcelli was the Assistant Pitching Coach at Clarke University and Assistant Head Coach with Dusty Rogers Baseball Academy.

“Celli was a gamer when he played for the speedos and had a tremendous work ethic off the field.  I know he is going to take his strong knowledge of pitching and carry his teaching over to his Top Speed Youth Students”, says Head Coach Stan Switala

Marcelli will be our Main Pitching Instructor at our Top Speed Summer and Winter Camps and Clinics.  He will also be our Main Pitching Instructor for One on One Instruction.

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