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2023 Coaching Staff

Field Manager – Scott Landers
General Manager – Darin Weeks
Coaching Staff – Kevin Curtin, John Topoleski, Lukas Olsson and Jarrod Saltalamacchia 
Team Physician – Dr. Carolyn Saluti, DO, Saluti Sports Medicine
Athletic Trainer – Erin Gillooly

Scott Landers

Field Manager

Scott Landers will be returning as the Braves Field Manager for his second season in 2023 after leading the Braves to their second Cape League championship in team history in 2022.

Landers is the Baseball Head Coach / Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at SUNY Oswego since 2011.  He joined the Laker staff after serving as the assistant coach at NCAA Division I Le Moyne College for the prior nine seasons. During his tenure at Le Moyne, five Dolphin pitchers signed professional baseball contracts. Two of Landers’ players were named conference pitchers of the year. Overall, Landers coached 21 players at Le Moyne that went on to play professional baseball.

At Cortland, Landers helped guide the Red Dragons to two league titles with unblemished 12-0 conference marks, one regional title and one Division III World Series berth. In 2001 at Broome Community College, Landers guided the Hornets to a 22-19 mark and New York State Regional berth.

Landers was the pitching coach for the Brewster Whitecaps.  In 2020, the Whitecaps allowed the second-fewest earned runs (119) in 304 1/3 innings during the regular season, good for an ERA of 3.52. The Caps also gave up the second-fewest hits (258), ranked second-best in walks allowed (114) and had the fifth-highest strikeout total on the Cape (349).

Landers was a four-year pitcher at Cortland. As a player, Landers helped the Red Dragons to three SUNYAC titles, four regional appearances and three NCAA Division III World Series appearances. Cortland finished third on two occasions and seventh once at the NCAA Division III World Series. As a junior, Landers was named to the 1997 ABCA All-America Third Team.

Landers is father to Cal and Maura.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Assistant Coach

Jarrod returns to the Bourne Braves for his second season.  Fans will recognize him as a member of the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox. 

He was drafted in the first round of the MLB draft by Atlanta Braves in 2003 and went onto enjoy a 17 year career in MLB.  He is currently head coach at The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Jarrod is married to his wife Ashley of 18 years, and they have four daughters; Sidney 16, Hunter 15, Sloane 12 and Charlie 8.

Kevin Curtin

Assistant Pitching and Bullpen Coach

Kevin Curtin is in his second year with the Bourne Braves serving as the Bullpen Coach and assistant pitching coach. He was part of the 2022 CCBL championship coaching staff working with the pitchers that led the league in team ERA (3.04) and 2nd in WHIP (1.24). Coach Curtin is the pitching coach for Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) whose 2023 Engineers staff averaged 10 strikeouts per game which was good for top 10 in the country. He served as assistant coach at Burlington(Ma) HS for over 20 years.  After retiring from a successful career in financial services he became the Head Coach at Nauset Regional HS (North Eastham, Ma ) leading the Warriors to consecutive Cape and Islands league titles in 2021 and 2022.

As a player Kevin starred at Burlington(Ma) High School for his father,  legendary coach Jim Curtin who coached for 52 seasons winning over 600 games.  Kevin went on to pitch for Harvard University where he amassed a .750 winning percentage over his career and in 1987 had the 4th best ERA in NCAA Division I. His single season 0.88 ERA still ranks in the top 5 in the Harvard Crimson record books.

Coach Curtin holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University and also earned his M.B.A.  from the Boston College Carroll School of Management with a concentration in Computer Science and Finance.

Kevin is married to his wife Eileen and they have 5 adult children – Michael, Kerry, Dan, Shaun and Meghan.

John Topoleski

Assistant Coach

John Topoleski returns to the Bourne Braves for his second season.  He just completed his third season with the Georgia Gwinnett College baseball program after one year with Carson-Newman University and two-years at Tusculum University. He will work with the Infielders and also be assisting with hitting and base running.

Topoleski helped assist the Grizzlies to its first National Championship, while helping Griffin Keller, Livingston Morris, and Gabe Howell earn All-American accolades at the end of the 2021 season. Howell also won the Gold Glove for the best infield performance at the World Series.

Lukas Olsson

Assistant Coach

Lukas Olsson joins the Braves for his second season. Lukas just finished his first year as an assistant coach in the inaugural season at Hobart College with former Braves pitching coach Brad Cook. Olsson coaches the catchers and the hitters of the Statesmen. The Statesmen of Geneva, NY had an encouraging first year as a program and look to continue their growth in years to come.

Olsson played at SUNY Oswego from 2017-2020, coached there in 2021, and used his final year of eligibility in 2022. In his career he was on the 2017 and 2018 DIII World Series Lakers, the first appearances for SUNY Oswego. He was on the SUNYAC championship teams in 17′, 18′, and 19′, and the regional championship teams in 17′, 18′, and 22′. Olsson accumulated All-Tournament Team, All-Conference, and All-Region awards in 2019 and 2022. Olsson finished his career ranking in the top 10 at Oswego for at bats, runs, hits, doubles, home runs, rbi’s, walks, and putouts.

Olsson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wellness Management and has spent time working as a personal trainer on top of coaching baseball. Lukas is from Bayport, NY.

2023 Bat Boys and Girls

Bryce Bergman

Bryce Bergman is a lifelong resident of Bourne. Bryce loves sports, fishing and his family. He will wrap up his 7th grade year at BMS this spring. He loves the Bourne Braves and has spent many summers at the Braves baseball clinics. He is looking forward to a summer Braves baseball!

Benjamin Buckley

Ben Buckley is a 13 year that loves baseball, hockey, and basketball.  He lives in Bourne with his sister, 2 brothers, and a dog.   He is going into 8th grade in the fall.  He has been playing baseball for 10 years for Bourne Youth Baseball!  He is excited for his 4th season as a bat boy for the Braves!

Zack Buckley

Zack Buckley is an 8 year old that loves baseball, hockey and soccer.  He is going into 3rd grade in the fall.   He lives in Bourne with his 2 brothers, sister, and a dog.  This will be his 1st year as a bat boy for the Braves.  He is excited to learn the ropes from his big brother Ben!

Tyler Dennen

Tyler Dennen fell in love with the sport of baseball after attending an award ceremony at Doran Park for his Bourne youth baseball team. He then attended the Braves summer camp and was immediately hooked for life. He met some of the best players on the 2021 roster and became fond of them all. They instilled a love of the game for life in him at the age of 8. His favorite players are Dalton Rushing, Christian Knapczyk, Peter Burns, Eric Adler, Xavier Lovett and Ben Etheridge. Along with all of the other members of the Braves team that made the summer of 2021 memorable for many kids in town. Tyler attends St Joes Catholic School in Fairhaven and this spring has attended 4 Boston College Eagles Games and 6 Louisville Cardinals games. Including a trip to Louisville to see their home field.

Madelyn Farley

Madelyn Farley is 9 years old. She plays hockey, softball, and flag football. She loves animals, art and cooking. Currently she plays softball on the 8U travel team 1620 Storm out of Plymouth.

Jack Farley

Jack Farley is 11 years. Jack plays hockey, football, basketball and baseball. Jack has been an avid baseball player and fan since a very young age. He currently plays on the 11U AAU Sharks team out of Plymouth as well as Churchills major team as part of Plymouth Little League. 


Collins Gillis

Collins Gillis (nicknamed Charlie) is a 10 year old girl who plays soccer, cheerleading, basketball, softball and lacrosse.   She lives in Scituate Ma. and summers on the Cape. Charlie will be in 5th grade this fall and loves to pitch and play first base for Scituate Little League. This will be her first year as a Bourne Braves bat girl.

Kellen Gillis

Kellen Gillis is 12 years old and plays football, basketball, lacrosse, little league and AAU Club Huskies baseball.  He resides in Scituate Ma and spends time in the Cape during the summer. Kellen most often plays pitcher, catcher and 3rd base.  This will be Kellen’s first year as a Bourn Braves bat boy.

Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones is a 7 year old and lives in Bourne and has just finished up his 1st grade year. He loves to play all sports and any position on any field. His hobbies are playing outside until it gets dark, collecting all kinds of sport cards and Pokemon cards. He is a diehard Boston sports fan and tries to stay up long enough to finish watching any game that is on tv.  He is very excited to watch the Bourne Braves this year and be in his second Bourne Braves youth clinic.

Cooper Karas

Cooper Karas is a second grader at Bournedale elementary school. He is planning on spending his summer days at Braves camp and nights at Braves games. He plays for Bourne youth baseball and is a member of the Cape Cod baseball club. He is a Tiger scout in Scout troop 44 Bourne. He is an avid baseball card collector, and when he is not on the field he is practicing his catchers skills and trying to become a switch hitter . 

Mackenzie Karas

Mackenzie Karas is a rising 6th grader at Bourne middle school . She is a member of Girl Scout Troop 82145 and BSA Troop 144-Bourne , she enjoys kayaking , stand up paddle boarding  and arts and crafts . She’s passionate about animals and volunteers at serenity Farms in Falmouth.

Ronan Kelley

Ronan Kelley is a student at Bourne Middle School who plays baseball, hockey and golf. He is a pitcher and plays centerfield for Bourne Youth Baseball and Riptide Baseball, plays defense for Canal Youth Hockey and the South Shore Dynamos and plays Junior PGA Golf on Cape Cod. Ronan lives with his parents, siblings and dogs in Pocasset and loves hanging out by the pool and staying active with friends.

Hunter Merriman

Hunter Merriman is a 11 year old boy who will be going into 6th grade at the Bourne middle school. He’s an all around sports enthusiast. He experienced Braves youth clinics for the first time last summer and quickly became a fan of the Braves organization enjoying both the clinics and the games. He enjoys playing catcher and has been a part of Bourne Youth Baseball since the age of five. When Hunter isn’t playing baseball you’ll find him doing Agility with his dogs that he loves.

Kellan Stanton

Kellan Stanton is returning for his second bat boy season with the Braves. He is a 9 year old Sagamore Beach resident who will be entering 4th grade at the intermediate school in the fall. His love for baseball started young and has continued to grow.  You can catch Kellan tossing a baseball, kicking a soccer ball or dribbling a basketball on any given day!

Ethan Tonello

Ethan Tonello is a rising seventh grader who grew up in Sagamore Beach with his parents, two sisters and dog. He loves attending Bourne Braves games and was also a batboy for the 2019 season. His favorite baseball team is the Red Sox and his favorite player is Rafael Devers. He loves to play baseball and basketball locally and also baseball with his travel team, the Clippers.

Jackson Yespy

Jackson Yespy is 12 years old and he has been a Batboy for the Bourne Braves since 2019. His favorite sport is hockey where he primarily plays goalie. He lives in Boxford during the school year, and spends his summers in Bourne. He participates in Scouts BSA and enjoys anything having to do with the ocean.