Robertson Field ..... Home of Gator Baseball

Robertson Field, the home of Allegheny Baseball, is located within the 203-acre Robertson Athletic Complex. The facility includes a batting cage, which sits along the right-field fence, allowing easy access for in-game use, and two spacious dugouts behind each baseline.

Brandon Crum

Head Coach

 

Brandon Crum was named the 24th head baseball coach in Allegheny program history on August 28, 2017.

 

A native of neighboring Saegertown, Pennsylvania, Crum returned to Allegheny after serving as the team’s assistant coach from 2012-16.

 

Crum spent the 2017 season as head coach at Mercyhurst University-North East, and quickly made his mark.  After a slow start, he rallied his squad to nine wins in its final 12 games of the regular season to advance to the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The Saints then swept rival Monroe Community College to earn their first regional championship since 2014, and advance to the NJCAA District Tournament.

 

After orchestrating the mid-season turnaround, Crum was named the NJCAA Region III Coach of the Year, while seven Saints earned All-Region accolades, highlighted by Dalton Donachie, who was named both NJCAA Regional Pitcher of the Year and Mercyhurst North East Male Athlete of the Year.

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Mike Victory

Assistant Coach

 

Mike Victory was hired to the Gator coaching staff in September 2016.

 

He arrived in Meadville after spending four seasons as an assistant at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He served as the team’s pitching coach and recruiting coordinator during that timeframe, helping the Seahawks’ staff lower their team earned run average in his first season. Victory mentored right-handed hurler Sam Beatty, who closed his career in 2014 with postseason recognition from both the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Beatty finished that year with a 2.36 ERA over 76.1 innings, going the distance three times while striking out a total of 68 batters.

 

Since the winter of 2010, Victory has worked with the USA Baseball Academy as a spring training head coach by organizing eight-week pitching programs and developing pitching and throwing skills of younger baseball players. He has been the head coach of Diamond Skills Baseball since 2015 and served as associate head coach for the Bayhawks Baseball Club from Dec. 2015-16.

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Daryl Jones

Volunteer Assistant Coach

 

Jones enters his second year as volunteer assistant coach for the Allegheny Gators. Since his appointment in the fall of 2013, Jones has been tasked with assisting the Allegheny outfield contingent.

 

Native to the Meadville area, Jones played his high school baseball at Linesville High School before playing at Westminister College (New Wilmington, Pa.). Following his college career, Jones was drafted in the fifth round of the 1972 draft by the New York Yankees. Jones started for the Yankees in 1979 in 14 games as a designated hitter, finishing the season with a .255 batting average. After his playing career, Coach Jones coached the Saegertown/Conneaut American Legion team for 18 years.

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