Regional powerhouse Wolfpack merges with CGI Baseball; prompts move into new “Wolf Den” Facility (Town of Huntington)!
CGI Braves & CGI Baseball have merged with the regionally ranked NJ Wolfpack which is owned and operated by former professional player, and North Carolina State Wolfpack alum, Shawn Senior.
“We were looking to expand our team to Long Island and loved the CGI Braves philosophy and player results. Rob Steinert was a teammate and is a friend. Together we will grow this program into a nationally recognized program. Rob is the best pitching instructor in the country says Shawn Senior.
His results of 42 players drafted, 155 NCAA D1 scholarships and 300 NCAA players are un-heralded. In addition, his position as a Chicago Cubs associate scout adds credibility to the Wolfpack name. The Long Island extension of the Wolfpack will be the “495 Wolfpack.”
Rob Steinert agrees. “One of my greatest passions is to develop individual player’s talent. Now we have a platform to take the top players and make them even better. We now have the ability to compete on a regional and national stage where college coaches will attend our games and work-outs, looking for the best of the best. I am very proud of what the CGI Baseball and the CGI Braves program accomplished and I look forward to our new chapter as the Wolfpack.“
Shawn Senior and Rob Steinert anchored pitching staff on national power NC St. Wolfpack in 1992 and 1993 where they finished top 5 in the country both years. In 1992 they won the ACC Championship and had the best record in the country. Rob Steinert and Shawn Senior both pitched in the prestigious Cape Cod league in the summer of 1992. Rob Steinert and Shawn Senior were both drafted the following seasons (Toronto Blue Jays & Boston Red Sox). Shawn and Rob remain close friends to this day and are thrilled to be working together on this new merger.
Together Rob Steinert, Michael Tinney and Shawn Senior wanted to find a training facility to help the 495 Wolfpack players train and develop even more during the long winter months.
“We are proud to announce the 495 Wolfpack will train at the premier Winners Edge Sports Training location (separate from all WEST programs). This location is just 1.5 miles away from CGI Baseball. In addition to the newly renovated four full length batting cages, the 115x55 “Spinturf” field is the top indoor field in Suffolk County. This field will allow the 495 Wolfpack fielders to field live ground-balls during the winter, allow infielders/outfielders and pitchers to long toss and take their speed & agility program to elite levels. This facility will provide the 495 Wolfpack players with the finest training Long Island has to offer. We call this the “Wolf Den”.
The 495 Wolfpack will play in the top leagues and attend top tournaments and will look for serious players that want to win and showcase their skills.
The combination of player development and regional success is going to lead the 495 Wolfpack teams to the top in the years to come.
The Wolfpack will move into the Wolf Den on September 2, 2017.
Try-outs are used for the Fall program as well as the summer of 2018.
The “495 Wolfpack” have secured an excellent field in the Town Of Huntington and will also use Long Island Lutheran High School (Brookvile, NY) as an alternate field.