Prep Baseball Report

2020 Scout Day Spotlight: Nokona Baseball

Bruce Hefflinger
PBR New England Senior Writer

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2020 Scout Day Spotlight: Nokona Baseball

This is part of a series of stories on summer baseball organizations that "partner" with Prep Baseball Report. The PBR Scout Day is scheduled for Feb. 23.

Organization Name: Nokona Baseball
Year organization started: 2005
How many current teams and what levels (15u, 16u, etc): 13 teams spanning from 10u-18u
Influential coaches past and present: Geoff Cuneo (Owner), Gerry Carroll (Owner/9-year coach), Dan Sullivan (General Manager/11-year coach), Michael Lyon (Instructor/9-year coach), Jeff Paulsen (Instructor/10-year coach), Jack Ambrose (Instructor/3-year coach)

Top Prospects 

  • Matt Shaw (Worcester Academy, 2020, Maryland)
  • Jackson Phinney (Nobles, 2020, Pittsburgh)
  • Jay Driver (Wellesley, 2020, Harvard)
  • Max Zajec (Wellesley, 2020, Dartmouth)
  • Michael Gemma (Catholic Memorial, 2020, Northeastern)

Top Uncommitted Players

  • Marc Willi (Nobles, 2022)
  • Griffin Cofsky (Dexter, 2021)
  • Matt Ray (Lincoln-Sudbury, 2021)
  • Ben Leonard (Medfield, 2021)
  • Kyle McCausland (Wellesley, 2021)
  • Jake Bollin (Nobles, 2022)
  • Garrett Burke (Bishop Hendricken, 2022)
  • Josh Lo (Shrewsbury, 2022)
  • Dante Pavone (Dexter, 2023)
  • Cam Morrison (Bridgewater-Raynham 2023)
  • Owen Grey (Bridgewater-Raynham 2023)
  • Colin Dowdle (St. Sebastians, 2023)

Notable Alumni 

  • Tucker Flint (Maryland) (2019 Mets draft pick)
  • Benny Wanger (Yale/USC) (2020 Olympic Team Israel)
  • Ryan Hernandez (Houston)
  • Henry Weycker (Virginia Tech)
  • Packy Naughton (Virginia Tech) (2018 Reds draft pick)
  • Tim Simoes (Army)
  • Chris McGrory (Harvard)


Teach, train, mentor and develop young athletes who have the desire to play college baseball.

How has the program grown?

We have grown from one team in 2005 to 13 teams currently, and have had multiple teams ranked in the Top 100 teams in the nation - most recently having the highest-ranked 15u and 12u teams in New England. We have established ourselves as a regional power and were recently named the New England Baseball Program of the Year for 2019.

Key accomplishment 

We currently have more than 70 players playing/committed to play college baseball throughout various levels

How has PBR been helpful?

PBR has provided a tremendous platform for our players to be seen by college coaches. We have had a number of players selected to play in the PBR Future Games as well as perform in showcases that helped tremendously with their recruiting.  

Plans ahead

We will continue to play in the best tournaments possible throughout the summer to provide our players with great competition and exposure. We play in a number of national events for each age group to play the best baseball possible.