Daytona, Florida: DME Academy (DME) announced today that it has acquired Main Baseball Academy (MBA) in Orange City, Florida. Former professional baseball player, Michael Main, founded MBA in 2015 and quickly turned it into one of Central Florida’s premier youth baseball organizations. The acquisition will allow local, national, and international student-athletes to pursue a world-class education and first-rate baseball opportunities.

“I’ve been a baseball fan ever since I was a little kid,” says Dan Panaggio, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of DME Academy. “Michael has developed an amazing program over at MBA, and it’s an honor to be able to incorporate his knowledge, experience, and love of the game into everything we’re building at DME. There’s so many talented baseball players in Florida, so it only felt right to add baseball into the mix as we continue to add more sport offerings in our academy model.”

MBA is the newest and most advanced indoor baseball facility in Volusia County, featuring eight batting lanes and two full size pitching lanes. Over the years, MBA has instructed hundreds of players in the Central Florida area through lessons, travel teams and camps. Main was the 24th overall pick in the 2007 MLB Draft and his firsthand experience playing professional ball has been instrumental in guiding over 100’s of players on the path to collegiate baseball.

“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to take an established youth baseball program and bring them into DME Academy,” says Main, who will serve as the Director of Baseball Operations for the new program. “Players will excel with the help of DME Academy’s experienced education staff, top-notch coaches, premier facilities, and breakdowns from new analytic and video technology devices.”

DME looks forward to opening its doors to baseball players with the help of Michael and the Main Baseball Academy. Together, the two entities look to develop DME into a nationally recognized baseball program.

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DME Academy is an elite, multi-sport training and educational institution designed for student-athletes who are looking to reach their ultimate potential, harness their strengths and achieve their goals. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, our academy offers a wide variety of programming, from our 6th-12th grade co-ed boarding school and post-grad programs, to year-round camps, tournaments, team events, and collegiate and professional training. #ignitethedream