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Baseball Heaven Staff

Joe Di Benedetto


Joe has extensive experience in what it takes to teach the fundamentals of winning baseball. Over 20 of his former players have signed professional contracts with both Zack Minor and Chris Stynes reaching the Major leagues. He also does private lessons and operates baseball camps in Michigan. Prior to joining Northwood, Coach "D" was a scout in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.


  • 28 Years of experience as a Head College Baseball Coach

  • Coached over 1,000 College Baseball Games

  • Has won 616 games as a Head Coach

  • Over 20 of his former players have signed contracts in Professional Baseball

  • Worked as a scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates prior to Coaching at Northwood

Elexia Fuentes

Connor Smith

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Please welcome Elexia Fuentes to our staff!

Elexia is from Holland, MI and is playing softball at Northwood University while studying Sports Management. 

With 10 years of softball experience she has played a range of positions but specializes in Catching and Hitting. 


Logan Heath

Logan graduated from Merrill High School and is attending SVSU majoring in Exercise Science. He has play baseball for 15 years and played all positions, but is mainly a catcher. 

Logan's passion for baseball shows in his lessons at Baseball Heaven. He is very excited to work with the next generation of ball players.

He is available for hitting, fielding, pitching and catcher's lessons.


Avi Rivera

Avi graduated from Dow High School and attends Mid-Michigan Community College in Mt. Pleasant where he continues to play baseball.  

He is available for hitting, fielding and pitching lessons.

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