Dana Duskocy was a force at the plate for the SC4 baseball team, and now he’s teaching younger generations how to get there, as well.
Duskocy, a right-handed hitter, patrolled the outfield at Sanborn Park. He went on to earn National Junior College Athletic Association Third-Team All-American honors for the 1996 season with the Skippers.
He is now the Sports Administrator and Hitting Instructor at Pinnacle Fieldhouse Training Academy in Stratford, Ontario.
“Playing baseball at SC4 was a great experience,” Duskocy said. “Coach (Rick) Smith and his staff did an amazing job; taking a very hands on approach to coaching. There was a real sense of comradery amongst my teammates and I’m still in contact with some of them today.”
“After my time at SC4, I went on to play baseball for the University of Pittsburgh and came to appreciate SC4 on a whole other level. Due to the smaller class sizes at SC4 it enabled my professors to get to know me personally, something not always possible at a university.”
“As I look back at my time at SC4, I realize how much it influenced and prepared me for my career as a Sports Administrator. SC4 served me very well, and I’m proud to have had the opportunity to represent the Skippers on the field.”
Duskocy played at Pitt in 1997 and for Point Park University in 1998, where he earned Second-Team All-American honors in the NAIA.
“Dana was one of those players that would go through a tough BP (batting practice) session and come out and go 4-for-4 in the game.” Rick Smith said. “When the game was on the line, he would always come up big. Throughout his career, he was a player we consistently plugged into the middle of the batting order.”