By: Michael Cimilluca
The Coral Springs Colts baseball team honored some of their greatest players as well as the coach with the most career wins in school history on Monday night.
Here are the 2016 honorees who had their numbers retired.
#32 Steve Rosenberg ’82
Steve was a 4th round pick out of the University of Florida in the 1986 amateur draft by the New York Yankees. Steve pitched for four seasons in the Major Leagues with the Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres. Steve holds the record for most hitters struck out in a game with 18. Steve is currently the only Coral Springs High School graduate to have played Major League Baseball. Steve and his wife Cristine have been married for 27 years and have 4 children, Dante, Chelsea, Nicole and Keri
#8 David Kopp ’04
David was drafted in the 2nd round out of Clemson University in 2007 by the St Louis Cardinals. While at Clemson, David helped the Tigers reach the College World Series in 2006 and was twice named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. David pitched parts of 8 Minor League seasons in the Cardinals and Detroit Tigers organizations. David was named to the 6A All State team his senior year at Coral Springs and led the team to a regional berth. David is currently a Student Assistant Coach at Clemson University
#24 Alan Sharkey
Alan was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 13th round of the 2012 amateur draft. Alan was a 4 year Varsity starter at Coral Springs High and part of the team that won three consecutive district titles from 2010-2012. Alan is the career hit leader at Coral Springs with 136 hits, while posting a career .437 batting average. He was named to the Sun Sentinel All County team his Sophomore, Junior and Senior seasons. Alan is currently playing in the Milwaukee Brewers organization
#25 Lewis Brinson
Lewis was drafted 29th overall in the 1st round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. Lewis wa s a 4 year Varsity starter at Coral Springs High and was a member on the 2010-2012 teams which won 3 straight district crowns. Lewis is the owner of 4 offensive school records, runs in a career (92), RBI in a career (95), doubles in a season (13) and RBI in a game with 8. Lewis was selected to play in the 2011 Under Armour All-American baseball game in Chicago and won the Home Run Derby while there. Lewis will be attending his first Major League Spring Training camp later this month in Surprise, Arizona
#1 Frank Bumbales
Coach Bumbales was at the helm of the Colts from 1992-2015 and compiled a school record 355 wins. He had a winning percentage of .561 in those 24 seasons. Coach Bumbales has had over 60 of his players go on to play college and professional baseball. Coach Bumbales led the Colts to three consecutive district championship from 2010 to 2012 and its first ever regional final in 2010. Coach Bumbales won his 300th game on April 4th 2011 as his son Cole pitched a no-hitter.
Michael Cimilluca is an Assistant Coach at Coral Springs High School who has guided his team through three consecutive district titles in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He Resides in Parkland with wife Lisa, and two boys Michael and Nicholas.