November 2 - The Mizuno Outlaws have signed on and will join D-BAT Atlantic and Crozier’s Five Tool (C5T) Baseball Acadmey Baseball Academy as banner advertisers as a package deal with the magazine.
The three businesses, owned by Leonard Stephens and Eric Crozier, operate out of the Perfect Performance NOVA training center in Tyson’s Corner. With the agreement, all three will attain All-Star Package status through October 2019.
Stephens, who starred as a tight end at nearby Howard University in Washington D.C., played six seasons in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans. Crozier played professionally for 11 seasons and appeared with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004. He is the head baseball coach at the Potomac School in McLean and the director of D-BAT Atlantic.
The Mizuno Outlaws, founded by John DeSimone in 2014, are overseen by Tyler Womer, the director of baseball operations. The program fields travel teams from 8U-14U that play in the Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League and at tournaments throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information on the Outlaws, visit www.outlawsbaseball.com.
D-BAT, short for Dallas Baseball Academy of Texas, was originally formed in 1998 and now fields over 50 teams nationally from 7U-18U. The program has helped produce over 250 professional players and several Major Leaguers, including Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. In 2016, Crozier oversaw the establishment of the program’s east coast program and now fields teams from players discovered at their tryouts in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Georgia and Pennsylvania. Fore more information on the program, visit www.dbatatlantic.com.
The C5T Baseball Academy was established in 2013, providing hitting, fielding, pitching and throwing/arm care training for players ages 8 and up via small group lessons, clinics and summer camps. It also hosts an annual college showcase each summer in Washington, PA. For more information on the academy, visit www.perfect-performancenova.com.
Area businesses interested in advertising with the magazine can inquire by emailing us here.