In addition to the Batter Up Baseball Camp and Batter Up Tournament directors listed below, there are many other former or current college and high school players and coaches who are a big part of the Batter Up family. Each year we have over 30 coaches per week for our Camp, making sure each youngster has a memorable experience. Check out our brochure for more details.
The Camp Director is Bill Buscetto, a member of the CT Association of Athletic Directors and CT High School Coaches Association. Bill was an All-American catcher at the University of New Haven, where he led UNH to the Division 2 College World Series. As a senior he won the New England Collegiate Conference batting title with a .404 average. In 2003 Bill was inducted into the University of New Haven Athletic Hall of Fame, as well as being inducted into the St. Bernard Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. Bill is a former Athletic Director of St. Bernard High School and Lyme-Old Lyme High School. His leadership in the athletic department was recognized with CIAC Michael’s Cup annual awards for outstanding athletic achievement by a school for 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2015.
Since 1994, Bill has run the Batter Up Baseball Camp for thousands of kids ranging from ages 5-12 during the summer. He also has conducted numerous other clinics for boys and girls of all ages. We promote a fun and competitive atmosphere where kids from all leagues, towns, and abilities have thrived for almost 3 decades now!
For our tournaments and showcases, Bill will serve as a Co-Director and tournament contact. Our events will be played on well conditioned fields, be professionally run and will provide a great and competitive experience for all. As a former Athletic Director and High School Head Coach, Bill values the importance of scheduling, planning, and following through on all aspects of a tournament to provide the best accommodations for all participants.
BILLY BUSCETTO JR
Camp Asst. Director, Billy Buscetto Jr. – In high school Billy was an All Area, All Conference and All State shortstop at Old Lyme. In college at Western CT, he was selected as an Little East All Conference second baseman, while also being named First Team All League and All Star in the Virginia Beach Summer Collegiate Baseball League. Nobody knows what the Batter Up experience is like more than Billy, who has been at Batter Up as a camper or staff member since 1999. Billy plans out most of the daily drills and activities at Batter Up, and helps coordinate team selections with Coach Isaak Lazarou.
For the tournaments and showcases, Billy will be a Co-Director in charge of field personnel supervision, and will be doing all the scheduling and seeding based on results. Billy is currently a certified personal trainer, as well as teaching private baseball lessons to small groups and individuals.
Batter Up Baseball welcomes Coach Hall to serve as a Co-Director for our youth tournaments division of the company. Coach Buscetto has been friends with Coach Hall for over 30 years since their days battling against each other in high school. Coach Hall is currently a managing partner with the CT Blue Jays, having vast experience running tournaments in the Northeast for over 15 years as well as presiding over the best travel program in New England. Coach Hall began his 12th season as an assistant coach with the Central CT State University Blue Devils in 2020. Since arriving at Central, Hall has been a part of three Northeast Conference championship squads and seen seven former Blue Devils sign professionally with Major League Baseball Organizations and 16 former players sign professionally overall.
Prior to coming to CCSU he was an assistant coach at Fairfield University and University of Bridgeport for 8 total seasons. Hall is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services. He captained the 1998 Purple Knight squad and was also the captain and All-New England selection on the 1995 Housatonic Community College team that went to the Junior College World Series.
Hall managed Bristol of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in 2010, leading the first year club to the second-best record in the league. In the summer of 2008 Hall was the head coach of the 15-U Team Connecticut Blue Jays team that won the AAU National Championship in Orlando, FL. He was inducted into the Team Connecticut Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.
Hall resides in Bristol with his wife, Beth Ellen, and their two daughters, Kaylee and Ryleigh.