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Recruited For College Baseball

Baseball Factory’s Exclusive College Recruiting Program provides access to a team of experienced professionals helping to navigate your individual path through the college recruiting process.

Our experts find the information that you can’t get online, including recommendations that can truly be a difference maker in finding the ‘right’ college experience for every athlete. Their knowledge ranges from personality fit to position depth to the details of the admissions process.

Learn more about the Exclusive Program below...


Since the start of the Exclusive Program in 2000, over 1,600 players have participated and those players have received over $57 million in scholarships and financial aid! Now it’s your turn to get your own personal College Recruiting Navigator.

Developing the Complete Student Athlete

The Exclusive College Recruiting Program truly is a difference maker in finding your son the right college experience. Our staff helps to answer the questions you may not know when it comes to progressing through the recruiting process.

The “E-Program” is led by  CEO/Founder of Baseball Factory Steve Sclafani. Steve has a vast network of college coaches and is on-hands with the parents and players in the Exclusive Program. Executive Director of College Recruiting, Dan MooneyRecruiting Advisor, Harry Hillson, & Academic and Admissions Specialist, Bernadette Bechta. Together, they provide a powerful combination of knowledge, focusing on areas that are key to helping players and parents find the right match.  The “E Program” works with a small number of players each year to help provide the very best in one on one service and college placement.  Players need to apply and be accepted into this program.

College Baseball Recruiting Recommendations

As the process unfolds, the decision-making process requires many levels of evaluations. Our Exclusive Staff is able to guide you through this process with the focus of providing the player with the best opportunity available to him.

  • We open doors for players with our vast network of contacts and connections. 28 years of relationships with college coaches!
  • There is video and there is “recruitable video”. We put together the most recruitable video possible of your game and practice footage.
  • What is the best value and does he qualify for a scholarship?
  • Where will the player best develop? And what colleges need certain positions?
  • When should he accept?
  • What are the school’s best majors and strengths?
  • What’s the best way for a player to follow-up with a college coach?

Academic Development

Academic Specialist Bernadette Bechta, works to help you understand the necessity of preparing for the academic pitfalls that may occur, providing an outstanding resource and helping to answer the questions that families encounter regarding course selection for each academic year, ensuring there is a match between the student’s college list and the entrance requirements.

  • Our staff works to provide guidance on course selection
  • Suggestions for study skills
  • Standardized Test Advice on the ACT/SAT and where you will score the highest

Player Development and Life Skills

The next chapter of life can be intimidating, learning to be around new people and developing new relationships, while adjusting and sticking to a daily routine. Randy Bednar – Director of Underclassmen, will work to help the player develop during the high school process, with improvement as the goal. These consultations and evaluations will guide the players so that they progress appropriately throughout the recruiting process.

  • Regular consultations with Randy Bednar
  • Reviews of Videos and Evaluations
  • Continued improvement on techniques and skills
  • Advice on weightlifting and nutrition

Player Education

The process of choosing an academic and athletic fit for a player is complex. Our Exclusive Team will work with you to get the inside track on a college team, the culture of a school and finding the right personality match between player and coach. Our inside information results in getting the best fit to help each player develop as a student-athlete under solid tutelage.

  • Develop a wide range of target-list schools
  • Discussion with players and families on how to analyze and decide on best fit
  • Advice on coach and player interaction and guidance on social media and email etiquette
  • From helping to reach out to college coaches through social media and e-mail to helping players with their follow-up, the Exclusive Program is the most unique recruiting program in America for getting players on the map with college coaches.
We highly recommend the services of Steve Sclafani and the Baseball Factory, for the following reasons:


  1. Results: Steve and his team know how to get results.  Samuel was able to get into conversations with coaches and establish relationships with the coaches because of Steve and Baseball factory.  The ultimate result, my son Samuel got several offers from D1 schools.
  2. Knowledge:  Steve and his team really understand the college recruiting process.  They knew the impact of COVID on College player recruitment.  They understood how the transfer portal and NIL were impacting college recruiting, helping us select the best schools to focus on.
  3. Access: Steve and his team have formed relationships and trust with college coaches, so they knew which schools were still looking for players and what positions were still needed.  Steve assisted Samuel to open the communication corridor, they got him the interviews and got the teams interested, looking at videos of Samuel and hearing about his talents from a trusted source.


Reggie & Jennie Meyer

Samuel Meyer – St. Joseph’s University commit 

Exclusive Program Staff


Dan Mooney – Executive Director of College Recruiting

One of the most sought-after, well-connected college experts in the country, Dan has helped lead Baseball Factory to place more kids in college baseball than anyone else in America. Dan’s knowledge and background with college programs and knowing what it takes to get the attention of a coach is truly unparalleled.

After being drafted by the Chicago Cubs following his senior year at Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River, NJ, Dan decided to begin his collegiate career as a catcher at Brevard Junior College. He later transferred to the University of Florida where he redshirted for a season, before moving on to NC State University where he was a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer. Dan also played for the Harwich Mariners, in the highly-touted Cape Cod Collegiate Baseball League. After college, Dan played professionally in the Boston Red Sox organization for three seasons, where he reached Double-A with the organization. Dan has assisted hundreds of players in reaching their goal of playing collegiate baseball and has developed relationships with college coaches across the nation through his career as a player and during his time here at Baseball Factory.


Bernadette Bechta – College Admissions Specialist

Bernadette serves as the main academic contact for all players and parents in the Exclusive Program. With over 20 years of experience as a teacher and advisor at the high school level, Bernadette will provide families with guidance on topics ranging from application essays to financial aid. In addition, Bernadette’s two sons have both gone through the Exclusive Program so she knows the ins and outs of the process from a parent’s perspective.


Harry Hillson – Recruiting Advisor

Harry Hillson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Exclusive Recruiting team.  He will work along with our families to give players a snapshot through “the lens” of a former top college coach who recruited players for over 30 years at Mansfield University.  Hillson retired in 2019 as one of the most successful coaches in NCAA Division II history.  Hillson’s overall record of 892-701-2 ranks among the coaching elite in Division II.  Hillson has the top seven single-season marks in MU history and is the only coach to win more than 30 games in a season, a feat he has accomplished 15 times, including a 44-win season in 1994. Hillson is currently the 31st all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division II history.


Randy Bednar – Director of Underclassmen

Randy Bednar brings a wealth of Player Development and Recruiting knowledge to our Underclassmen in the Exclusive College Recruiting Program. A student of the game and tireless worker, Randy was drafted out of High School by the Atlanta Braves after being named All-conference, All-State and IAC Player of the Year in the State of Maryland.

Randy chose to forego signing a professional contract out of High School and instead was a standout player for the University of Maryland for 4 years.   As a 2-time Captain of the team he led the Terps in hits, RBI’s and doubles for consecutive years.  He was Pre-season Big Ten Freshman of the Year and also named Second team All-Big Ten during his time at the U of Maryland. Randy played 3 years in the Seattle Mariners Organization and along the way had a chance to learn from Big Leaguers and top professional coaches.

“For me, shaping kids’ lives through baseball is a deeply meaningful endeavor. I see sports as a microcosm of life itself. My role as a player, coach, and mentor is to help players be the best versions of themselves. I am excited to help BF Exclusive players maximize their talent as a student-athlete!”


Nate Nowlin – Recruiting Coordinator

Nate Nowlin comes to the Exclusive College Recruiting Program with extensive knowledge of high school baseball, college baseball, and the recruiting landscape. Nate attended and graduated from the University of Virginia. For four years, he learned extensively within their baseball program and was mentored by one of the winningest coaching staffs in the country. He was responsible for helping work with the pitching staff including catching a multitude of draft picks and MLB pitchers while also working closely with the coaching staff on a daily basis. Off the field, Nate assisted operations staff in all logistical aspects of the team and helped manage UVA’s data collection and operation that included baseball technologies such as Rapsodo, Trackman, and more.

In addition, Nate has coached varsity baseball for Central of Lunenburg High School in Virginia helping lead their team on the field as well as guiding their athletes through the recruiting process to procure offers for players ranging from Power 5 D1 to JUCO. From working camps at UVA and connecting with numerous college coaches, Nate has learned the collegiate recruiting process from high level division one programs and created a diverse network of collegiate coaches that give him an understanding of the necessary skills and needs of various college programs.  In addition, Nate attended BF events such as Pirate City during his HS playing days.

If you are interested in the College Recruiting Exclusive Program, please reach out to your Player Development Coordinator.


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