Top Lumber Baseball/Softball Academy, in Ridley Township, PA was created to bring a high level of baseball and softball training and instruction to the youth of Southeast Delaware County. Owners Len Montano and Dave Kowalski have fulfilled their dream of providing a state-of-the-art facility in which to train the area’s ballplayers.
Len was an All-Catholic and All-Delco player at St. James High School. For the past 25 years, he has played in various semi-pro leagues including West Chester, Montgomery and Bucks Counties and the Delco League, which is the one of the top semi-pro leagues in the country. He has also played on many national tournament teams. Throughout those years he has been in over 20 All Star games, was named Delco “Third Baseman” of the Decade (2000-2009), won 5 MVP’s and 3 batting titles. He currently coaches the 2016 Champions-Top Lumber Expos and is a member of the Delco Team of the Century. Dave played baseball at Strath Haven High School, Delaware County Community College, and in the Delco League. He is on the Top Lumber Expos 2016 Championship team. He has also coached ice hockey for many years in Delaware County.
Len started the Top Lumber Bat Co., making custom wood baseball bats for him and other Delco League players, and the company now supplies wood bats to numerous baseball leagues around the United States, independent professional players, as well as internationally in Mexico and Venezuela winter professional leagues. Top Lumber’s customers often spoke of the need for a facility in the Southeast Delco area, to train year round. Len and Dave agreed, and the idea of the Top Lumber Baseball/Softball training facility was born.
Len and Dave believe in a solid foundation of skill development, strong work ethic, and mental toughness. Bringing these attributes together, in an atmosphere of fun and learning is their goal, and the goal of Top Lumber Academy’s instructors. All of the academy’s instructors have college and/or professional playing experience, as well as coaching experience in all levels of baseball/softball.
Top Lumber Baseball/Softball Academy owners and staff look forward to serving our area’s ballplayers in clean and fun environment. Located in the Ridley Business Center in Holmes, PA, Top Lumber offers nearly 5000 square feet of playing surface, with the ability to change the field configuration to any customer’s needs, with batting and pitching tunnels, hitting instruction on batting tees, to a wide-open area for fielding practice.
To provide quality instruction in a state of the art multi-purpose facility that will allow athletes to become the very best version of themselves that they can be.