Instructors

Rusty Jones (All Skills)

(8 yrs Professional Experience)

2013

Long Island Ducks, Camden Riversharks, Bridgeport Bluefish (Atlantic League)

-Career best ERA 2.08

 

2012

Edinburg Roadrunners (United League)

2.41 ERA (Career best)

0.00 ERA in 4 professional playoff appearances (2010 and 2012)

 

 

2011

Kansas City T-Bones/ Maui Na Koi Ikaika (American Association/NABL)

 

Played under management of Garry Templeton

 

2010

Chico Outlaws (Golden League)

-2.95 ERA -Played for 16-year Major Leaguer and 2-time NL All-Star Garry Templeton -Help set a Golden League team bullpen ERA record of 3.04 2010 Golden League Champions Played with MLB players (Javier Oritz NYY, Wayne Franklin NYY and SF, Matt Perisho FLA and TEX, Mark McLemore HOU, Bobby Hill CHC and PIT, Alex Prieto MN, Mike Rose STL (2006 WS), Mark Prior CHC, Byung Hyun Kim ARZ, Cha-Seung Baek SEA and SD, Emiliano Fruto SEA) 

 

2009

Long Beach Armada (Golden League) -3.43 ERA  -Played for 16-year Major Leaguer and 2-time NL All-Star Garry Templeton -Pitched along side of 10 year Major Leaguer Jose Lima and  6 year Major Leaguer and 1998 World Series winner Hideki Irabu.

 

2008

Laredo Broncos (United League) 2nd in the United League in total appearances

 

 

2007

Edinburg Coyotes, Laredo Broncos (United League)

56.1 IP 43 Appearances (3rd in United League) Certified member of the Association of Professional Baseball players of America.

 

 

2006

Kansas City T-Bones, Windy City  (Northern League)

 

College


Butler County Community College 01-03 2nd team All-Jayhawk League Northwestern St.  03-05 Honors: All Southland Conference 05 National Baseball Congress All-American Honorable mention all confernce 04

 

High School

 

 Shawnee Mission Northwest 97-01 3-time all Sunflower League

Bob Jones (All Skills)

Over 40 years baseball experience

 

Named Most Outstanding College Athlete in America two successive years. 

 

Coached and/or provided instruction for over 30 years.

 

85% of his players and/or students advanced to play college and/or professional baseball.

Matt Gray (Hitting, Outfield and Pitching) Full Time Instructor

2004-2006 Cincinnati Reds; Drafted 13th round. 

 

2004 selected as most improved player in Reds organization.

 Drafted as an outfielder and converted to a pitcher.

 

2002-2003 Butler County Community College.

 

Between The Lines Strength and Conditioning Trainer; Team Coach; Hitting/Pitching Instructor.

Coaching Experience (2008 - Present)

2008 BTL Hornets 18u

2009 JC  Hornets 18u

2009 Fall Select Red College Showcase

2010 Fall Select Red College Showcase

2011 Fall Select Red College Showcase

2012 BTL Hornets 14u AAA

2012 Fall Select Red College Showcase

2013 BTL Hornets 16u

2014 BTL Hornets 16u (Black)

2015 BTL Hornets Gold

2016 BTL Hornets 14u AAA/Major

2016 BTL Hornets 16u (Black)

2016 BTL Hornets Gold

2016 BTL Hornets 14u Major (Fall)

 

Academics:

Class of 2013 Graduate from Baker University. (Major: Business Amin.)

Jimmy Mojica (Infield & Hitting)

 

2006- Rookie Of The Year
2007-2009 Milwaukee Brewers
2009-2010 Seattle Mariners
Gold Glove Winner
2011 Kansas City T-Bones
2012-2015 Laredo Lemurs and career high .338 batting, 10 home runs, and 18 stolen bases.

 

Coaching Experience Present

2017 BTL Hornets 14u

2017 BTL Hornets 16u

2018 BTL Hornets 12u

2018 BTL Hornets 15u

2018 BTL Hornets 16u

 

 

 

 

Mario Collins (Hitting & Infield Defense) Full Time Instructor

Graduated in 2000 from Shawnee Mission South. Played under high school notable Coach McDonald. 3 time All - State player. Focuses on development and work ethic. Highly motivated to maximize players potentials.

Coaching Experience 2014 - Present

2014 Fall Select Gold

2015 BTL Hornets 16u

2015 BTL Hornets 16u Black

2016 BTL Hornets 16u

2016 BTL Hornets Gold & Silver

2016 BTL Hornets 14u AAA

2017 BTL Hornets 14u

2017 BTL Hornets 17u

2018 BTL Hornets 8u

2018 BTL Hornets 14u

2018 BTL Hornets 15u

Jason Porta (All Skills)

Graduated in 2005 from BV West. Played under High School notable Coach McDonald. Played 4 years Pitt State. Focuses on development, work ethic and mental toughness.

Coaching Experience 2014 - present

2014 Fall Select Grey

2015 BTL Hornets 14u AAA

2015 BTL Hornets 14u Major

2015 BTL Hornets Silver

2016 BTL Hornets Gold & Silver

2016 BTL Hornets 15u

2016 BTL Hornets 10u AAA

2017 BTL Hornets 15u

2017 BTL Hornets 10u

2018 BTL Hornets 14u

2018 BTL Hornets 8u/9u

 

Drew Simmons (All Skills)

Graduated from Parsons H.S. in 2000. Starting pitcher for Cowley Community College from 2001-2002. Transferred to join the starting rotation at Rockhurst University in 2003 for final two seasons of college ball. 

Coaching Experience 2006 - present

Drew Simmons-All Baseball Disciplines

2016-2017- Freelance coaching/instruction for ages 8-18; led practices for teams in the KC Metro Area

2014 – 2016- Kansas City Royals Scout Team Pitching Coach

2013-2016- KC Elite- Instructor and Director of Player Development; coached at 17/18 under age level

2012-2013- Kansas City Sports Club- Instructor and Coach; coached 18 year old age level

2011-2012-BC- Pitching Instructor and Coach; Coached at the 16yr age level

2010-2012- Rockhurst Univeristy- Pitching Coach- helped lead 2012 staff to the Regional finals

2009-2010- LCC- Pitching Coach

2008-2009- Eudora High- Varsity Pitching Coach

2003-2005- Starting Pitcher at Rockhurst University

2001-2002- Starting Pitcher at Cowley County; 2001 Placed 3rd in Juco World Series; All Conference 2001

2000- Graduated from Parsons High School; All State P/1B

 

Airam Mojica (Fielding and Hitting)

Abdel Rivera (Pitching)

Bennett Ratzloff (Catching and Hitting)

Zach Durr (Pitching)

 

 

Softball Instructors

Heather Thompson

Hanna VanLanker

Rebekah Klinginsmith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Mid-November-June)

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Saturday 

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Sunday

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(Public Main Location)

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Shawnee, KS 66227  

 

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