Sebastian “Dusty” Rogers is the owner and founder of Dusty Rogers Baseball/Softball Academy.
Dusty, a former first-round pick of the Cincinnati Reds and long-time youth sports coach in the Dubuque area. In 2017, Dusty opened Dusty Rogers Baseball/Softball Academy, with a goal of providing professional level baseball and softball instruction to the region.
A left-handed pitcher, Dusty was the sixth overall pick of the 1984 January Major League Baseball draft. A farmhand for the Reds organization for five years before injuries shortened his career, Dusty was 6-2 in his initial professional season, playing for the Billings Mustangs and a 3.88 ERA. He returned to Billings the following season, where he posted a 6-4 record and improving his ERA to 3.11 with 95 strikeouts. That year, Baseball America named Dusty the league’s 10th-ranked prospect.
Moving up to the Tampa Tarpons in 1986, Dusty went was 4-6 with a 3.89 ERA, while he posted a 3-7 record and a 4.19 ERA for the Cedar Rapids Reds in 1987. In 1988, he finished his professional career with the Greensboro Hornets, going 7-6, with a 2.57 ERA.
Overall, Dusty posted a 26-25 record during his professional career, with a 3.51 ERA in 90 games. He recorded 449 strikeouts in 456 1/3 innings.
Ross Janes moved to Dubuque in 2005. Since moving to Dubuque he has spent his time managing baseball teams, programs, and facilities. As Director of Operations, Ross plays a vital role in the well-being of DRBA by overseeing all operations of DRBA to ensure high quality programming and training. He is Dusty’s right hand man and focuses on the prosperity and success of DRBA.
As General Manager at DRBA, Dave plays a pivotal role in the success of DRBA by overseeing the day-to-day operations of DRBA and planning of upcoming events. A former college coach, Dave has coached youth baseball and basketball for over 20 years, and is the current 17u Baseball Coach. Dave’s role as General Manager and Coach is to support the values, vision and overall philosophy of DRBA.