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Jamestown, NY – The Jamestown Tarp Skunks, a proud member of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL), are excited to announce the hiring of Ben Julian as the new Field Manager for the 2024 season.

Coach Ben Julian brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in collegiate baseball coaching to the Tarp Skunks, making him an ideal candidate to lead the team. With an impressive coaching career that includes leading the rival Auburn Doubledays to a 74-59 (.556) record over the last three seasons, including three consecutive playoff appearances, Julian will now call Jamestown home. 

“Jamestown has a rich history in the NYP League and in the PGCBL, and I hope to continue that legacy and add to the history for the generations that follow” Ben Julian said. “After playing in Jamestown as a visitor, I am really looking forward to experiencing the fans from the home side. The fans in Jamestown have always been some of the most passionate and knowledgeable fans in the league. Their energy is something that I look forward to the most.”

Prior to joining the Jamestown Tarp Skunks, Ben Julian has held coaching positions throughout the PGCBL since 2016 as the Head Coach of the former Adirondack Trailblazers (Boonville Lumberjacks), assistant coach of the Utica Blue Sox, and Head Coach for the Auburn Doubledays. In addition to his work in the PGCBL, Julian has worked as the Assistant Coach at Mohawk Valley Community College, Assistant Coach at Utica College, and currently holds the head coaching position at St. Petersburg High School in Florida. 

When asked about his goals for the upcoming season, Coach Julian emphasized his dedication to bringing a championship back to Jamestown: “I believe that bringing a championship back to Jamestown is the most important goal. Obviously, we’re here to get the players better and help them improve in ways that allow them to compete at whatever level they are capable of, but winning is always the goal. To be able to celebrate a championship at Diethrick Park is the ultimate goal.”

The Jamestown Tarp Skunks are excited to have Coach Ben Julian at the helm and look forward to a season filled with excitement, passion, and success.

“Our decision to bring Coach Julian on board reflects our commitment to elevating our team’s performance and providing a top-tier experience for our players,” stated Christian Dolce, General Manager of the Jamestown Tarp Skunks. “We believe that Ben’s leadership and experience will propel the team to success in the PGCBL.”

The Jamestown Tarp Skunks invite fans, supporters, and the community to join them in welcoming Ben Julian to the Tarp Skunks family. Former Field Manager of the Tarp Skunks, Jordan Basile, will transition into a recruiting and team advisory role after managing the Tarp Skunks to a 72-57 (.558) record over the last four seasons. Also joining the coaching staff as an assistant coach will be Zachary Crane, current pitching coach at Hamilton College. 

For more information about the Jamestown Tarp Skunks and their upcoming 2024 season, please visit or follow on social media @tarpskunks

About Jamestown Tarp Skunks: The Jamestown Tarp Skunks, a proud member of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, have been a staple of summer baseball in Jamestown, NY. Committed to providing a top-tier baseball experience for collegiate athletes and exciting entertainment for fans, the Tarp Skunks are proud to represent Jamestown and its rich baseball tradition.