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Nick Renault
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  • Portland, OR
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Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 0"
Weight:
192 lbs
Position(s):
P, 2B, 3B, SS, OF
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Contact hitter, draws a lot of walks, steals bases.
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Power pitcher, true and blue!!!
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Am a Pitching Instructor
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, High School, American Legion, College, Independent, Minor League, 18+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
High School, College, Independent, 18+
Baseball Umpiring Experience
High School, American Legion, College, 18+, 30+
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Rickey Henderson. Drew a ton of walks and made you pay for them....
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Nolan Ryan. All time greatest power pitcher....
Additional Playing/Coaching Info (If applicable, include detailed info here such as - HS, College, Pro Leagues, Summer Leagues, Arm Speed, 60 Time, Catcher Pop Time, etc.):
Pitching Coach: Alexandria Aces 2009
Pitching Coach: El Paso Diablos 2010
More About Me:
I currently am under contract with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League.

I also am a baseball advisor to a company called 3n2 Sports. Come check us out at 3n2sports.com! If anybody off this site needs anything, please email me for a discount.

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Nick Renault's Blog

A Pro's Perspective

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 10:55pm 11 Comments

It's a difficult contrast to explain. Thousands of people cheering for you, 24 teammates that at times are as close as brothers, and 3 legends who care enough to try and make you as good as you can be. Lonely. Depressed. Nothing feels real.



I'm in a constant state of searching. I have a family, that is mostly supportive. I have a lover, who you couldn't ask anything more of. I have fans and friends all over the nation, supporting me in all different fashions. There are women who want… Continue

A Passion....

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 1:31pm 10 Comments



In writing this essay, I was forced to take a hard examination of my passion for the game of baseball, and for giving back to the children. It turns out, it is far more accurate to say that I am paying back, not giving back.



I grew up in a very poor family. There was always food on the table, and some sort of roof over my head, but things like baseball equipment were definitely considered a luxury. New equipment was considered a… Continue

Dominican Republic Tournament

Posted on February 23, 2009 at 11:30am 5 Comments



Looking for interest by teams in playing in the Dominican Republic Tournament in April 2010. The tournament is based on the precedent of "as close to the big leagues as you can get!" Your players fee will include top notch accommodations in resort condos with breakfast chefs, play in big league level stadiums, against former DR big leaguers, professional umpires, operating scoreboards and PA announcers! Did I mention there will be a cash prize… Continue

Puerto Rico Baseball

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 3:30pm 1 Comment



Anybody play in the Puerto Rico tournament these last couple weeks? Either MSBL or NABA? I'd love to hear some feedback on your experience, especially from those who have participated for more than one year.



My personal experience was a great one! Beautiful stadiums, gorgeous weather and pretty decent baseball (ESPECIALLY for February!) Some of the scheduling and tournament operations could've been tightened up a little, but it is… Continue

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At 3:09pm on August 19, 2010, Kyle Grucci said…
Be sure to enter the PM 500 Contest for a chance to win a PM Custom baseball Glove. See the one I had made below... It's awesome!

At 8:38pm on January 28, 2010, Duane Nwibl said…
How did Stephen G do today?
Duane nwibl.org
At 12:21am on September 4, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Congrats on your first pro ring!!
At 6:23pm on May 1, 2009, Jon Parisan said…
Nick,
I was reading your blogs, and you really struck my interest. I have been through a ton of terrible things in my life as well. I won't get into all here on your blog comments. If you ever need an ear, or someone to talk to about anything, without judgment..... Feel free dude. I saw you play in Lancaster, I'm actually about 30 mins down the turnpike as well. Endure the hardship, and just keep pluggin away. Talk to you soon I hope.
At 12:09pm on April 30, 2009, Shawna Macurio said…
I wasn't insinuating that you're complaining, because talking about something to give people a different perspective and to process it isn't complaining at all. It was just my choice of words about me and where I'm at.
At 12:08pm on April 30, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
I agree, Nick. I think you made your point very well that it's not at all easy to play ball and manage everything else. I'm sure many more players in the CheckSwing community will agree when I say that it's great to get your perspective.
It really does suck that many people are just out for themselves. Unfortunately, it's that way in many jobs. You just need to keep your head up and be able to look yourself in the mirror each day - knowing that you are doing what's right. That's why, when you do find true friends who share your values and beliefs and do really pull for you, hang on to them.

Just remember there are always people in situations much worse. Just keep praying every day.
At 11:59am on April 30, 2009, Shawna Macurio said…
That's really a shame that you've gone through so much for your children. I really hope the situation improves. I guess the court system isn't as good as it needs to be (not that I didn't already know that).

I understand your need to vent. A lot of people lose sight of the fact that pro ballplayers are human beings, too. They think they're immune to the issues that non-pro's face and are non-human and want to feed off of them. They're just showing their jealousy.

I can't complain about where I'm at right now, because really, I'm living a charmed life with my baseball endeavors and in general. I still would rather be on the baseball field all the time!

You're welcome!
At 10:48am on April 1, 2009, Nick Frese said…
Yeah, Tony has always been a solid hurler. He played little league ball here in Washington Township, NJ against my son, also named Tony. We've been trying to get Mr. Casoli to play for our 25+ Senators team here locally this year in the MSBL. Would sure love to have him -- VERY nasty breaking stuff.
At 11:10pm on February 24, 2009, Duane Wangenheim said…
Northwest Independent Baseball League

Mike clark has retired and NWIBL has formed a new league...

Wood Bat Baseball survives in Portland… New league forms with the help of PCLB Team Managers



Portland OR. – Northwest Independent Baseball League (NWIBL.org) acquires the existing Adult League teams aged 18-28 , 28 & over, Adult Fall Leagues and Fall High School teams from the former Portland City League Baseball. The 2009 Season will continue with returning teams and players and will be ready to start the beginning of May.



NWIBL announced Monday that it had posted its website (NWIBL.ORG) and that baseball team managers have been contacted and scheduling was continuing with games to be played at Sckavone and Walker Stadiums in South East Portland..



The Northwest Independent Baseball League is a 10-team independent Adult baseball league that will play its 1st season this summer. The NWIBL will begin their season May 2. Opening day plans will be announced shortly. The NWIBL will host their 2009 NWIBL League All-Star Game in July along with a League sponsored bar-b-q. Advertising and season sponsor information is available by calling (866-858-1174). Fans can also visit the Northwest Independent Baseball League at NWIBL.org for updated information about teams.

Duane Wangenheim 866.858.1174 Baseball@nwibl.org



Portland OR.

2/17/2009

Northwest Independent Baseball League



Do you miss the crack of a baseball rocketing off a WOOD BAT? Do you miss puttin' on metal spikes and gettin' dirty diving for that "web gem" play? Miss the thrill of blowing a fastball by a hitter; getting mobbed by your team for that walk off hit that drives in the winning run? We play hard and we play to win but most importantly we have fun. That’s what real Adult baseball is still about.

So if you are a former or current player who has what it takes to compete using wood bats, email baseball_tryouts@nwibl.org. We are gearing up for this season! Adult Players 18 and over that want to play can Tryout for our 2009 Season. See www.nwibl.org

Duane Wangenheim 866.858.1174 Baseball@nwibl.org
At 12:57pm on February 22, 2009, Luis Gomez said…
Hey Nick. send me some pics will u. I think im the only jerk that didnt bring a camara down there. also, the dr tourney is a go and if anyone thinks the PR tourney was good, boy are they in for a treat. Scoreboard operators, public address anouncers, hundreds of people in the stands at least, proffesional umps, baseballs, fields and accomodations to die for on a real beach, not like in loiza....
 
 
 

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