2019 Black Head Coach - Tim Capel
Tim Capel, a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, began coaching high school baseball in 2011. After spending 4 years at Cutter Morning Star High School in Arkansas, Coach Capel made the move to Raleigh in 2015. He has directed the Wakefield High School JV Baseball program the past 2 seasons. Over Coach Capel’s career he has instructed youth baseball players at the 8U, 9U, and 10U in Arkansas and has occasionally assisted the 11U and 12U Carolina Pirates team, here in Raleigh. He is a graduate of Henderson State University with a degree in business management. Currently Coach Capel teaches Math and Weight Training at Wakefield High School. During the offseason, Capel coaches football. He spent four years coaching Junior High and High School football in Arkansas and now has been a part of Wakefield’s JV and Varsity Football staff as a linebackers coach for the past 2 seasons. He is married to Chianne Capel. Chianne is a realtor in the Wake and Johnston County areas. Tim and Chianne are the proud parents of 7 children, ages ranging from 22 to 7.
Coach Perkinson brings leadership to the table and is a communicator with his players. He has been called a player’s coach in the past. What is for certain is that his interest lies with the kids and what is best for them. Baseball is just a portion of what you receive playing under Perkinson…you receive sound information about the game, guidance for your classwork and life lessons for character building. The years of success are here as proof from early on in a Recreation type of league, into Travel Baseball, always pushing his team to play at the Major Level and exposing them to competition on a National level, to now the Showcase Circuit where successful teams are still part of the program. Successful teams get followed and watched.
- North Wake Mets 2004 12-0 Season 7-8-year-olds
- Founded Raleigh Wildcats in 2005 and served as Head Coach for 6 years
- Total record playing at the Major Level: 203-112
- 30 Tournament Wins & Numerous Runner-Up Finishes
- 8U:AAU Division 1 Runner-Up AAU National Tournament, Concord, NC
- 9U:AAU Division 2 Runner-Up AAU National Tournament, Orlando, FL
- 10U:AAU Division 1 Runner-Up AAU National Tournament, Concord, NC
- 2 USSSA Elite 32 World Series Births at 11U and 13U, Orlando, FL
- 2 Triple Crown World Series Division 2 Tournament Wins, Myrtle Beach, SC
- 15U and 16U Perfect Game Record: 11-5-1
- 16U Perfect Game WWBA, Marietta, GA:Pool Winner, Sweet 16...11th place of 280 teams
- 18U Impact Firecracker Classic Champions
- 16U Cubs Bash at the Beach Champions
- 2015 15U Impact World Series Champions 7-0
- 2016 16U Impact Wood Bat Champions 5-1
Greg Harris was born in Greensboro NC. Spent childhood in Silk hope NC. Attended Jordan Matthews High School. Went to Elon University graduating with a BA in business finance. Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 10th round of the 1985 MLB amateur draft. Played 13 professional seasons, 8 of which were in the Major Leagues. Finishing 4th in rookie of year voting 1989. Is 2nd All-Time in Padres ERA behind Trevor Hoffman. Retired from playing in 1997 after 2 rotator cuff surgeries. Have been involved in coaching youth sports over the last 9 years both in Baseball and basketball.
Greg Harris brings our organization a wealth of knowledge collected over this career. His heart is with the kids and now helping them reach their fullest potential.
- Elon University, All Conference 1983 & 1984
- 13 Seasons of Professional Baseball
- 8 Seasons of Major League Level
- Drafted 10th Round of the 1985 Draft by San Diego Padres
- 1985 Rookie Ball @ Spokane, WA
- 1986 A-Ball Charleston, SC Won "Org Pitcher of the Year"
- 1987 AA Wichita, KS Won "Org. Pitcher of the Year"
- 1988 AAA Las Vegas, NV
- 1988 - 1983 San Diego Padres
- 1993 - 1994 Colorado Rockies
- 1995 Minnesota Twins
- 1996 - 1997 Las Vegas
2019 Coach - Bill Manning
Coach Manning has coached numerous Division I, II, III, Junior College prospects and MLB draftees. Every player he has ever seen that makes it to the next level has more drive than his competition. He expects excellence on the ball field, in the classroom and in the community. His motto is,” No matter how good you are, you can be and should be working on being better because your competition is!”
- Founder of D1 Baseball Instruction. Active in private instruction for hitting, pitching, fielding, and catching.
- 25 years experience coaching College, High School and Showcase level baseball.
- Experience counseling players through the experience of college recruiting.
- 4 year starting catcher at South Gwinnett High School. Full Scholarship to the United States Air Force Academy and graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Retired from athletics having 3 shoulder, and 8 knee reconstructions.
- Honored to be married 33 years to Carol Manning and proud Father of Justin Manning, former Mount Olive player.
2020 Coach - Zach Boraski
Played at Fuquay-Varina High School 2004-2008. Attended Limestone College, Lenior Community College and Averett University as an Outfielder and Pitcher. Hit .285 and had over 100 wins in college career. The head baseball coach at Fuquay-Varina High School first year and 4th year working with the program. As baseball and softball instructor I have worked with 2 pros 10 D1 players and 25 College athletes. Volunteer assistant for Wake Tech Community College.
2018 Coach - Bryant Balentine
Born in Raleigh, NC. Attended Broughton High School. Went to Appalachian State before transferring to UNCW my sophomore year graduating with a BA in Political Science. Signed by the Cincinnati Reds in 1990 as a Left Handed Pitcher. Played 3 yrs. Advancing to AA before retiring after rotator cuff surgery. I have been involved in coaching youth sports for the last 10 years in baseball and basketball.
- Broughton High School All conference 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
- Wake County 4A player of the year 1986
- UNCW All-Conference 1990
- UNCW Led the Nation in strikeouts per 9/innings in 1990 for Division 1 College baseball
- UNCW ERA leader 1990
- UNCW Strikeout leader 1990
- 1990 Rookie Ball @ Plant City Florida
- 1991 A-Ball Princeton, WV
- 1992 A-Ball Charleston, WV/AA-Ball Chattanooga, TN
- Coaching New Bern, NC Cal Ripken 11U’s to the Championship of the South East Regionals.