“Both Shane and Cory did an excellent job for us last season and we all worked extremely well together. Shane had our team as the top offense and Cory had us right up there as one of the best pitching staffs in the league. We couldn’t have won 90 games and made it to the Championship Series without their hard work all season long. I look forward to working with them again in 2014,” said Jodie.
Spencer played in 538 Major League games, most notably with the New York Yankees from 1998-2002 when the team won three World Series Championships. In September of 1998, Spencer won over Yankees fans for hitting ten home runs, including three grand slams, in just 67 at bats.
In his five seasons with the Yankees, Spencer finished with a .263 batting average, 287 hits, 54 doubles, 43 home runs, and 167 RBI.
Spencer also has Major League experience with the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, and New York Mets. For his Major League career, Spencer has a .262 batting average, 438 hits, 84 doubles, 59 home runs, and 242 RBI.
“Shane brought a wealth of knowledge to our hitters and really related to them well,” Jodie said.
Before joining the Patriots in 2013, Domel was the pitching coach for the Amarillo Sox of the American Association during the 2012 season and spent four seasons in the Frontier League.
In 2011, he was the pitching coach for the Windy City ThunderBolts. Prior to that, Domel spent three seasons in the same position for the Midwest Sliders and Oakland County Cruisers.
He began his coaching career in 2002 as the pitching coach for College Of Lake County, a junior college that he attended and set several school records at during his time there. He took over as head coach in 2005 and led his team to a 30-20 record and a sectional championship.
In 2004 and 2005, Domel served as the pitching coach for the Vermont Mountaineers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
Domel became the pitching coach/recruiting coordinator at the University of Maine in 2006 and helped guide the team to the American East Conference Championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
He then went on to become the pitching coach at Flagler College in Florida, where he spent three seasons.
“Cory has a great work ethic with our pitchers and has them prepared each and everyday,” Jodie added.
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