2017-18 Baseball
Record: 2-4 Home: 2-4 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0
2017-18 Baseball Coaches
Scott Kunert
Head Coach
3rd Season

Scott Kunert enters his third season as head coach of the Warriors. In his time there, he has coached one A.I.I. All-Conference player, one A.I.I. Gold Glove winner, six NAIA Scholar-Athletes, five USCAA All-Americans, eleven USCAA Academic All-Americans, and one USCAA Student-Athlete of the Year. During his first season, Kunert lead Rochester to its highest USCAA coach’s poll ranking at #2 and best finish at the USCAA Small College World Series (3rdin five years. His career record with the Warriors stands at 34-55.

Kunert played collegiate baseball at Rochester College as an infielder and pitcher. During his four years, the Warriors made the USCAA Small College World Series 3 times. After his junior year, Kunert was named a USCAA All-American Honorable Mention and A.I.I. All-Conference Honorable Mention, primarily serving as the team's closer. During his career at Rochester, Kunert also earned USCAA Academic All-American three times and NAIA Scholar Athlete twice. Perhaps his greatest baseball accomplishment, however, came after the conclusion of his senior year when he earned the USCAA's inaugural Student-Athlete of the Year Award. 

In addition to coaching at Rochester, Kunert has served as an assistant coach with the Michigan Brewers (2015) and the Oakland Bulldogs (2015-present) organizations.

Kunert earned his Bachelor's degree from Rochester College in December of 2015 in Secondary Education with a focus in Mathematics and a minor in Biology.

 

 
Dominic Raona
Assistant Coach
2nd Season

Dominic Raona enters his second season as assistant coach of the Rochester College Warriors. Raona will be working as the primary outfield coach and co-hitting coach.

Raona played four years of high school baseball at Lamphere High School under head coach Adam Wooley before moving on to play for four years at Rochester College. During his time at Rochester, Raona was named team captain for his junior and senior years, leading the Warriors to its highest ranking (#2) in team history and best finish (3rd) at the USCAA Small College World Series in 5 years. Raona was also named a USCAA All-American following his junior campaign leading the Warriors with a 2.49 ERA in 21.2 IP, a .372 batting average, 1.000 fielding percentage, and six assists from the outfield.

Raona graduated from Rochester College in 2016 with a degree in Business Management.

Coach Kunert on Raona:

"Having both played with and coached Dom, I know that he is a tremendous individual and will do everything he can to become a better coach everyday. He brings in a wealth of defensive knowledge and I am looking for him to pass that on to our players. He comes from a good high school program and has played under some experienced coaches so I have no doubt that he will be able to make quick adjustments as a young coach. I cannot wait to see what we will accomplish with Dom on our staff."

 
Anthony Sarkis
Assistant Coach
1st Season
Anthony Sarkis enters his first season as an assistant coach of the Rochester College Warriors. Sarkis will be working primarily as the base-running coach.
 
Anthony graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School in 2012 and continued his academic and athletic career at Rochester College for the next four years. During his time at Rochester, Anthony roamed the outfield and currently holds the #9 spot in all-time stolen bases.
Sarkis graduated from Rochester College in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management.
 
Coach Kunert on Sarkis:
"I am excited to see what Anthony can help us out with this season. Not only does he bring tremendous base-running knowledge into our program, but he is such a positive influence on the field and in the dugout. Anthony helped us out last season as a student assistant, so I hope he can learn from that experience and continue growing as a coach. I am looking forward to what we can accomplish this season."
 
Alex Valasek
Assistant Coach
1st Season

Alex Valasek enters his first season as an assistant coach of the Rochester College Warriors. Valasek will serve as the Warrior’s pitching coach.

Alex played four years of baseball at Nouvel High School under his father, David Valasek , before moving on to play at Alma College. At Alma, Alex was a three year conference starter for the Scots. During his time there, Alex was named MIAA 1st Team All-Conference his junior year as well as MIAA Pitcher of the Week four times throughout his career. During his senior year, Alex threw a no-hitter against MIAA opponent Olivet College. In addition to pitching for the Scots, Alex pitched in the Coastal Plains League.

Alex graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Alma College in 2017.

Coach Kunert on Alex:

“I am so excited to see how Alex can impact our pitching staff and coaching staff this season. He has pitched at a high level and will pass on that experience to our pitchers. In my short time knowing him, he has already asked so many questions and is constantly soaking up information from wherever he can find it. He is confident in his knowledge and teachings and I have no doubt that he is going to be a tremendous coach.”

 
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