Nike Baseball Camp Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, New Hampshire
The Nike Baseball Camps are thrilled to announce one of its newest camps this summer at Southern New Hampshire University.
Directing the Nike Baseball Camp at SNHU is Head Coach Scott Loiseau. Scott and his staff welcome campers from ages 6-13 and are able to diversify the camp by grouping by age and instruction.
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
- Great NIKE Prizes
- NIKE Baseball Camp Graduation Certificate
Located on North River Road across from Webster Hall, the Southern New Hampshire University baseball field has undergone extensive renovations in recent years. The facelift included a state-of-the-art press box, sound system and scoreboard. The field is kept in pristine condition by an underground irrigation system and dedicated field maintenance crew. In 2009 the Penmen logo was added in centerfield, and 2010 saw the addition of Penmen and Northeast-10 Conference logos in the backstop and along the outfield fence. A state-of-the-art Musco lighting system was installed prior to the 2012 season, allowing night games and the ability to host postseason competition. Baseball accommodations include a turtle-shell, a batting tunnel, large team dugouts, and home and visiting bullpens.Meet your coaching staff
Scott Loiseau was named the sixth head coach in SNHU baseball history on June 18, 2008.
In just five seasons, the Penmen have been transformed into one of the top programs in the region and the country under Loiseau's watch. He owns a 135-107-2 (.557) career record, including a 78-34 (.696) mark over the past two seasons. Southern New Hampshire has qualified for the NCAA tournament in each of the past two seasons.Read Full Bio
Southern New Hampshire finished 43-15 in 2012, shattering the single-season school record for wins. The Penmen qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history and proceeded to capture the East Region championship, prevailing 4-3 over Le Moyne in the regional final. SNHU advanced to the Division II College World Series, where it posted a 3-2 win over Minnesota State in the opening round. Loiseau was named the American Baseball Coaches Association East Region Coach of the Year following the season. Seven players were named Northeast-10 All-Conference, while junior hurler Tim Flight was the NCBWA and ABCA Division II Pitcher of the Year and the runnerup for the Tino Martinez Award, presented annually to the top player in Division II baseball.
In 2013, the Penmen finished 35-19 and qualified for and hosted the NCAA regional for the second straight year. Seven players earned NE-10 All-Conference accolades, while a trio of players were All-Region choices, with Junior Mendez and Andrew Pezzuto garnering All-America honors.
After winning just seven games the season before Loiseau's arrival, SNHU won 14 games in 2009, 18 games in 2010 and a then-single-season school record 25 games in 2011. Also in 2011, the Penmen finished 25-22, their first finish above the .500 mark since 1997.
In Loiseau's first season, 2009, the Penmen doubled their overall and Northeast-10 win total from the prior season. In addition, Southern New Hampshire swept regional power Franklin Pierce in a pair of meetings, marking the first Penmen victories over the Ravens since 2003. SNHU continued its progress under Loiseau in 2010, winning 18 games.
Five players have been drafted by Major League Baseball clubs since 2011. Garrett Jewell was a 31st-round selection of the Minnesota Twins in 2011, while Flight was a 17th-round pick of the New York Yankees in 2012. A program-record three players heard their name called in 2013, as Junior Mendez was taken in the 16th round by the Oakland Athletics. Alex Powers and Jon Massad were each taken in the 25th round, with Powers going to the Chicago White Sox and Massad to Oakland. Also in 2012, Zach LeBarron signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, while several other players have gone on to play professionally in the independent baseball ranks.
Loiseau, a native of Worcester, Mass., spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Franklin Pierce prior to his arrival at SNHU, while also serving as the head coach of the Ravens' junior varsity squad. He also was an assistant coach with the program during the 2003 season. The Ravens captured NCAA Northeast Region titles and advanced to the Division II College World Series in each of those years. During Loiseau's two stints, Franklin Pierce produced three Northeast-10 Players of the Year, one Pitcher of the Year and over 30 NE-10 All-Conference selections. In addition, 12 former players that Loiseau coached have advanced to professional baseball.
In between stints in Rindge, Loiseau spent the 2004-05 season as the top assistant at Division I Holy Cross, where he worked primarily with the infielders and hitters. He also spent the 2007 season as an assistant coach with the Brewster Whitecaps of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League. In 2007-08, Loiseau also served as the coach of the Franklin Pierce ice hockey team, which tied the school record for victories in a season while having two players named Northeast-10 All-Conference and a third named the NE-10 Co-Freshman of the Year.
Loiseau played professionally for two seasons with the Can-Am League's Worcester Tornadoes, playing under former MLB All-Star catcher Rich Gedman. He helped the Tornadoes to a Can-Am League title in 2005. A 2002 graduate of Franklin Pierce with a degree in marketing, Loiseau was a four-year starter for the Ravens and garnered NE-10 All-Conference and Rawlings All-Region honors as a senior. He ranks among the FPU career leaders in a number of categories, including runs scored (1st), hits (3rd), batting average (8th) and home runs (8th).
Loiseau resides in Manchester with wife Haley.
Pat Austin joined the SNHU baseball program as an assistant coach prior to the 2013 season.
Prior to his arrival at SNHU, Austin spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Saint Anselm College. In 2011 he worked with the Hawk defense as Saint Anselm finished seventh nationally in fielding percentage (.967). In 2012 he served as the team’s hitting coach as the Hawks broke a bevy of school offensive records en route to qualifying for the NCAA East Regional. He also oversaw Saint Anselm’s strength and conditioning program.
From 2007-11, Austin served as the head coach of the New Hampshire Hammerheads club program. He guided the program’s U13 team to division titles in 2007 and 2009, while his U14 team in 2010 advanced to the New England quarterfinals.
A native of Wallingford, Conn., Austin was a four-year varsity player at Keene State College. He served as team captain of the Owls as a junior and senior and Keene State qualified for the Little East Tournament in each of his four seasons. As a senior KSC participated in the ECAC Tournament. He also spent the summer of 2003 playing for the Brighton Buccaneers of the Rawlings National League, the premier baseball league in England.
A 2005 graduate of Keene State with a degree in Safety Studies, Austin is currently pursuing his master’s in Safety and Health Management from KSC.
Eric Pelletier, a former standout with the Penmen baseball program, enters his second season as an assistant coach.
After graduating from SNHU in 2010, Pelletier spent the 2011 season as an assistant coach at Keystone College. That season, the Giants posted a 38-12 record and advanced to the Division III College World Series.
A native of Beverly, Mass., Pelletier played for SNHU from 2007-10, serving as a team captain as a senior. In 2010, was one of two players to start all 44 games, batting .270 with a team-high 18 runs batted in. Over his final two seasons Pelletier batted .272 and finished his career with 103 hits in 127 career games.
Chris Shank, a former member of the Oakland Athletics organization and a standout at Franklin Pierce, is in his third season as an assistant coach at SNHU.
A 23rd round selection of the A’s in the 2002 draft, Shank spent four seasons in the Oakland organization. After that, he spent three seasons with the Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League, where he was a teammate of SNHU head coach Scott Loiseau. In 201 career professional appearances, Shank compiled a 21-18 record and 3.78 ERA.
Prior to arriving at SNHU, Shank was an assistant coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Shank spent three seasons at Franklin Pierce from 2000-02, where he was also a teammate of Loiseau. As a junior in 2002 he was 9-2 with a 2.60 ERA en route to Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Year honors. He still ranks among the Raven career leaders in innings (243.2), complete games (17), strikeouts (235) and wins (20).
Scott Strong is entering his fourth season as an assistant baseball coach at SNHU. He also serves as the head coach of the newly-formed JV baseball program at the University.
A native of Napierville, Ill., Strong was a member of the Penmen baseball program from 2006-09. After seeing limited action in his first two seasons, Strong appeared in 78 games over his final two seasons with 77 starts. In his senior season, he was the lone player to start all 41 games. Strong ranked fifth in stolen bases in the Northeast-10 with 20 and was 20-21 in steal attempts that season. He also knocked in 10 runs while collecting 37 hits.
Strong graduated from SNHU in 2009.
Camp Code: BAXDSR
Full Day Camp:
• 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
• Ages 6-13
• Campers should pack a lunch each day.
The aim of the camp is to develop both the skilled and non-skilled players, increasing overall skill level and knowledge of the game. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals and team play.
The camp accepts players at all skill levels, from rookies to seasoned veterans. We stress fundamentals, strategy, and sportsmanship, but most of all, we stress fun. Through individual instruction, the Nike Baseball Camp helps campers become the best players they can be.Individual and small group instruction by position. All aspects of the game are covered from hitting, fielding, baserunning, along with team offense and defense. Games are played daily.Read camper reviews