The 603 Bandits don't follow the traditional travel baseball model, in that the program doesn't have a training facility and fields just one team at the 18U level during the fall season.
Still, the program has made a sizable impact in New England despite the fact that only 13 to 15 players participate in the program each year. Even with the low participation numbers, the 603 Bandits annually see the majority of their players go on to play college baseball. Last July, for the first time, a 603 Bandits alumni earned a selection in the MLB Draft. Plainfield, Vt., native Owen Kellington became the highest Vermont high school draft pick in state history when he was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the first pick of the fourth round.
"I'm like the Jon Calipari of fall baseball," said 603 Bandits director Steve Siravo. "I'm a pretty good coach and a hell of a recruiter. Part of the key to our success is that I surround myself with good baseball people. I do what I do to get kids recruited and play competitive fall baseball."
Two of those baseball people with whom Siravo surrounds himself are Eric Duquette and Bryan Caruso. Duquette has over 25 years of experience coaching college, high school and travel baseball. Caruso is the former general manager of the Concord Cannons and the Concord Sports Center.