Owner Max McDowell graduated Norwin High School in 2012. Max played varsity baseball under head coach Mike Liebdzinski. Max started playing travel baseball when they were 10 years old. He attended Cooperstown with the very first Norwin team to achieve this honor.
Max went on to play Division1 baseball at UConn and saw 3 years as the starting catcher as well as receiving many accolades during his tenure. See: UConn McDowell
Max was drafted in the 2015 MLB Draft,13th round by the Milwaukee Brewers. He just finished his 2nd full season of minor league ball while playing High A for the the Carolina Mudcats in Zebulon, N.C. His first full season, Max played in the Midwest League for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in Appleton. In 2016 he had the team leading batting average as well as mid season All Star honors.
See minor league stats here: MILB Stats
Max works with all age groups at the Academy and especially enjoys his time with the catchers.
He will report back to MLB Spring Training in Phoenix mid February.