Testimonials

What College Coaches Say About the Crab Claw Classic

"Being from the Midwest, Lou Holcomb's Crab Claw Classic is the first event that I attended in the Northeast and I can guarantee that after my experience there, it will be a mainstay on our recruiting calendar."
Rob Vaughn, Head Coach, University of Maryland


"Lou Holcomb has run a quality showcase each year for as long as I have been coaching.  It has earned its places as a mainstay for college coaches in our region.  In an era where different events come and go I think the Crab Claw's longevity speaks for itself.  It is a first class event and one that we look forward to each summer."
Liam Bowen, Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of Maryland Baltimore County

"Lou Holcomb was one of the first people to contact me when I accepted the Head Coaching job at Maryland and I was instantly impressed by his passion and enthusiasm for high school baseball in this region. It is easy to see why this event is a tremendous success and has been an incredible resource in providing collegiate opportunities for so many players."
Erik Bakich, Head Coach, University of Michigan

"The Crab Claw Classic is a fixture on our yearly recruiting calendar.  Lou always runs a great event with multiple players we have recruited over the years.  He is a great mentor and facilitator of baseball in the state of Maryland." 
Matt Swope, Director of Baseball Operations, University of Maryland


"Lou Holcomb's Crab Claw Classic is very organized and provides colleges a good look at the top talent in the Mid-Atlantic region. We highly recommend it."
Danny Hall, Head Baseball Coach, Georgia Tech. University

"The Crab Claw Classic has always been a must attend event for my staff.  Lou has tremendous passion and does a great job bringing in some of the best talent in the surrounding areas.  Many of these players have had a major impact on our program at Salisbury University and have contributed to 18 straight Regionals berths and 5 World Series appearances." 
Troy Brohawn, Head Coach, Salisbury University

"The Crab Claw Classic is a great event for elite high school players in the area and even more for college coaches to find great players. It was very organized and gave us an opportunity to watch these guys compete and get after it for two days. I look forward to returning to the Classic next year as we search for the best players in the country."
Steven Trout, Assistant Baseball Coach, West Virginia University

"The Mid-Atlantic Showcase has developed into one of the best showcases on the east coast.  Year after year the caliber of player is exceptionally high, making it a must attend for players, coaches, and scouts."
Jeff Palumbo, Assistant Coach, East Carolina University

"Lou Holcomb's Mid-Atlantic Showcase is a great event for high school baseball players to be seen by a wide range of college coaches from all up and down the east coast."
Jay Quinn, Assistant Baseball Coach, Columbia University

“The Mid-Atlantic Showcase and Crab Claw Classic Game provide a tremendous opportunity for any prospective student-athlete to thoroughly display their current skills and future potential to college recruiters from quality D1, D2 AND D3 programs. At The Catholic University of America, we are looking for student-athletes who want to realize their full potential both on the field and in the classroom. Each year Lou has held this event, we have identified several prospects with the potential to become impact players in our program. I highly recommend this event as a great step in finding the “right fit” for any prospect striving to play at the next level.”
Ross Natoli, Head Baseball Coach, Catholic University

"The Mid-Atlantic Showcase is one of the premier events in perhaps the busiest part of the baseball recruiting season. Lou Holcomb does a tremendous job, not only in bringing the top players together, but also knowing the particular needs of the many college programs who deal with him on a regular basis. This event provides for us a terrific opportunity to identify the best talent in the area."
Greg Manco, Assistant Coach, Saint Joseph's University (PA)

"I have been to many showcases and I have found that the Mid-Atlantic Showcase will give college coaches a look at quality players that fit all programs. It is well organized and attended by many top prospects on the east coast. Any coach who attends will be satisfied. It is at the top of our list."
Barry Davis, Head Baseball Coach, Rider University

"The Mid-Atlantic Showcase is a "goldmine" of high school prospects. Any coach can fulfill his needs in one weekend."
Craig Antush, Assistant Baseball Coach,Youngstown State University

"Lou Holcomb has built the Mid-Atlantic Showcase to be one of the premier events in the area."
Jason Tawney, Head Baseball Coach, Stevenson University

"The Mid-Atlantic Showcase has become a CAN'T MISS EVENT for every baseball coach in this region. Lou and his staff are extremely organized and every player in attendance has the opportunity to showcase his talents in front of some of the most outstanding schools in the country!"
Greg DiCenzo, Head Baseball Coach, College of the Holy Cross

“The Mid-Atlantic Showcase is outstanding!...This event allows us access to some of the best talent in the region...We were able to recruit Alex Buchholz out of this event who went on to have a great career at Delaware and was drafted in the 4th round by the Cincinnati Reds.”
Jim Sherman, Head Baseball Coach, University of Delaware

“Lou Holcomb’s Crab Claw Classic is the premier showcase in the Mid-Atlantic area. The showcase is structured to provide the best opportunity for players and college coaches. We have found it to be a must for our summer events.”
Ron Siers, Jr., Associate Head Coach, Salisbury University

“My son was fortunate enough to star in Lou Holcomb’s Mid-Atlantic Showcase Classic in the inaugural year of this great event. It’s been great to see the event progress into our region’s premier Baseball Showcase. As a College Head Coach, it’s always one of the events that we place on priority for attendance by our staff.”
Sherman Reed, Sr., Head Baseball Coach, Coppin State University

“Lou Holcomb does a great job in identifying and bringing together some of the best talent in the Mid-Atlantic region. As someone who has had a relationship with him for a number of years, I can attest to the fact that he goes above-and-beyond to help players find college opportunities where they can be successful. His evaluations of players are extremely accurate and truthful and if he recommends someone for my program I know I am getting not only a quality player, but high level individual as well.”
Tom Sheridan, Assistant Coach, George Washington University

“ The showcase Mr. Holcomb runs is a great opportunity for college coaches to see talented baseball players from the region and provides a great environment for these players to put their skills on display in front of many college coaches. It is a win-win situation for all involved.”
Travis Hundley, Assistant Baseball Coach, Ferrum College