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Our Staff

  • Robert Morris

    Founder/ General Manager specializing in Baseball and Softball Hitting and Fielding, Velocity Training and Baseball Conditioning – Bobby Morris is a native of Munster Indiana where he holds the Munster High School batting average, slugging percentage and home run records and was an All-State Shortstop. He attended the University of Iowa where he was a three year starter and two-time Academic All-Big Ten. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 9th round of the 1993 amateur draft. Highlights of his 9-year professional career include being a two-time All-Star and breaking Mark Grace’s batting average record in class A Peoria in 1994. He was also a member of the Chicago Cubs 40-Man Major League Roster in 1996. Prior to founding Morris Elite Baseball and the Morris Baseball and Softball Center, Bobby served as the Director of the Northwest Indiana White Sox Training Academy. Morris has his Bachelors in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Iowa. He is also an associate scout for the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Scott Trcka

    Scott Trcka– Baseball Catching, Hitting and Pitching Instructor –

    Scott Trcka has worked 27 years in Major League Baseball, (17 years with the Philadelphia Phillies, 5 years with the New York Mets and 5 years with the San Diego Padres). Scott held several positions with the MLB organizations most notably Area Scouting Supervisor, an Eastern and Midwest Crosschecker, National Crosschecker, and Major League Scout.

    During his MLB Scouting career, Scott has signed or recommended over 40 Major League players.

    Scott looks forward to passing on his knowledge of catching, hitting and pitching to Northwest Indiana baseball players at Morris Baseball Center.

  • Alex Triantafillo

    Alex Triantafillo is an experienced instructor who focuses mainly on hitting but specializes in all aspects of the game. Before coming to Morris Baseball, Alex played for NCAA Division II, West Liberty University in West Virginia. A hard-throwing right-hander, Alex spent time both as a starter and in the bullpen during his two seasons at the school. As a senior with NCAA Division II Hilltoppers, he was an integral part of the staff down the stretch while compiling a 1-2 record and a 4.45 ERA with two complete games.

    After finishing up at West Liberty, Triantafillo spent the 2012 season overseas, playing professionally for the Ulm Falcons in the German Baseball Association (DBV) Regionalliga Südost. He tied for the league lead in fielding percentage (1.000) and ranked in the Top 10 in ERA and strikeouts per inning, while leading the Falcons in several pitching categories. Triantafillo also ranked among the team leaders in several offensive categories and led the Falcons in home runs and RBIs.

    After retiring from professional baseball, Alex returned to Northwest Indiana and became an Assistant Coach for the inaugural Purdue University Calumet Baseball team, working with the hitters and as a recruiter for the new program. In addition to coaching collegiate baseball, Alex spent the last 4 summers coaching travel baseball, giving lessons and coaching at various camps, most notably at Notre Dame University this past summer.

    Alex is currently coaching the 2017-18 Morris Elite Baseball 15U Team and assisting with the Morris 11U and 12U Elite Baseball Teams.

  • Anthony Gomez

    Anthony is a graduate of Munster High School where he was a standout left handed pitcher. Anthony was a three-year letter winner, where he helped the team to the semi state game as a sophomore. He earned All-Conference Honorable Mention as a junior and Munster High School Best Pitcher Award as a junior. He was the Munster High School team captain and earned the Hustle Award as a senior. He had total of 92 strikeouts in his pitching career at MHS.

    After High School, he went on to play junior college ball at Vincennes University, but, his season was cut short due to a back injury. He transferred to Ball State University and made the team as a walk-on pitcher. He red-shirted his sophomore year and went on to earn a letter during his junior year.

    Anthony is currently an Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach for Munster High School where he is serving as the Pitching and Strength Coach. He spent his summers as an assistant coach for MHS and local summer travel teams.

    As a former student of Bill Bryk, Anthony brings his pitching experience and ability to work with and mentor young baseball pitchers to Morris Baseball Center.

    Anthony is the lead instructor for the Morris Helio Velo (Velicity Course) on Monday's & Thursday's through the end of March 2018.
  • Lee Turnbough

    LEE TURNBOUGH – Pitching, Hitting

    • Played baseball at Lincoln-Way Central
    • Played baseball and football at Augustana College
    • 1984-1986 Volunteer asst Varsity Coach Lincoln-Way Central
    • 1987-1988 Head Coach Joliet Mohawks (Record: 71-19)
      – 2 Time Illinois State Champs
    • 1989-1990 Asst Coach Midwest Angels (Record: 106-14)
      – 2 Consecutive National World Series Appearances
      – 1989 National Runner Up
    • 1991-2000 Asst Varsity Coach Thornwood High School
      – 7 Conference Titles, 5 (30) Win Seasons, 1994 3rd in State
    • 2000-2009 Asst Varsity Coach Lockport High School
      – 2005 Illinois State Champs
    • 2012-2013 Chief Executive Officer of the Jayhawks Baseball Club
  • Matt Pobereyko

    Matt is a hard-throwing right hand pitcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He will be giving pitching lessons in the off season.

    He is a graduate of Bishop Noll and went on to pitch at South Suburban College where they were a 2 time Region Champion. In his sophomore year, he was a Preseason All Illinois Selection. Matt went on to play at Kentucky Wesleyan College with the following stats: Single Season Wins and Strike Outs record. 1.84 ERA, 10-1, 104 Strike Outs. First Team All Conference, First Team All Midwest Region. Top 5 in the Nation in Multiple Categories.

    After college, he played in the Frontier League for the 2016 Florence Freedom team. He served as the set up man (8th inning) and posted a 1.32 ERA with 31 K in 20 innings and only 10 hits allowed before being acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks in July 2016. While in the Diamondbacks organization posted a 0.64 ERA in rookie ball and reached as high as the Advanced A level (bypassed 3 levels of minor league play) where he had a 2.08 ERA.

    Matt returns in November 2017 to give pitching lessons on Tuesday's, Thursday's and Sunday's.

  • Jeff Mojzik

    Jeff Mojzik is a Schererville native who was a standout at Andrean High School as a catcher. He was a four year letter winning catcher and outfielder at Purdue University. Jeff was an Assistant Varsity Coach for Griffith High School for 5 years. In addition to giving lessons at Morris Baseball and Softball Center, Jeff is also a Fundamentals Instructor at Guaranteed Rate Field for the past three years. Jeff has been giving lessons for over 10 years and is a former hitting student of John Mallee.

  • Bill Bryk Sr.

    Elite Baseball Pitching Instructor - Bill Bryk is in his sixth season with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization as a Special Assistant to the General Manager and Major League Scout. Bill's focus is in scouting Major League players in the American League and to serve as an adviser on player trades, acquisitions and roster moves. Bill started his professional career over 47 years ago when he was drafted and signed by the Washington Senators. In Bill’s illustrious career he has served as manager, scout, scouting supervisor, assistant scouting director, assistant farm director, national cross checker, as well as field and pitching coordinator in the San Diego Padres & Pittsburgh Pirates organizations, Texas-Louisiana & Grays Harbor Independent Leagues and South Suburban College in South Holland.

    In 2013, Bill was named Midwest Scout of the Year at the annual Winter Meetings, an award which is voted upon by his peers and has been presented annually for more than 30 years, recognizing the accomplishments of scouts that have devoted at least a quarter of a century to the profession. In 2009, he was inducted into the Midwest Scouts Association Hall of Fame in Kansas City and was also honored with the George Genovese Lifetime Achievement Award in Scouting by the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation in January 2010.

    Bill returns on Wednesday's and Saturday's effective Oct. 18, 2017 for Elite Baseball pitching lessons
  • Trent Howard

    Trent Howard is a southpaw from Hammond, IN. After graduating from Clark High School, Trent continued his career at Central Michigan University, where he was a three-time all-Mid-American Conference selection while striking out 213 batters in 212 career innings pitched. His fastball was clocked in the lower 90s and he was the Baltimore Orioles' seventh-round pick in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft — the highest Chippewas draft pick in nearly 10 years. Trent played as high as Double-A in the three seasons he was with the Baltimore Orioles organization. He retired from playing professional baseball in 2014.

    Trent is the pitching coordinator for the 2016-17 Morris Elite Baseball teams.

  • Tom Tornincasa

    Tom has been a professional hitting instructor for the last 28 years with the Padres, Angels, and Pirates and has worked with many of the games top prospects. He is an outstanding instructor with limited availability.

  • Kaitlin Barajas

    Softball Hitting/Fielding/Catching - Kaitlin attended Andrean High School where her team went to State 3 of her 4 years finally bringing the title home her senior year. That year she was named First Team All-State, a North All-Star, and led her team in home runs, batting average, and RBIs. Kaitlin then went on to start for Dominican University before transferring to Purdue University - Calumet. Throughout her 3 years at Dominican she earned First Team All-Conference, Second Team All-Conference, All-Great Lakes Region Third Team, and Freshman of the Year for the school. Kaitlin finished her senior season with the Peregrines leading the team in batting average and finished second in home runs.

    Kaitlin played 3B, 1B, and was a catcher throughout high school, travel ball and college. She has been an assistant coach to both 12u and 18u teams, helped out at numerous Andrean Softball Camps, and is currently the Head Coach of Palos Power 14u.