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INSTRUCTORS

Mitch Wylie: was selected by the Montreal Expos in the 1995 draft after his senior year in high school.  He decided to attend St Ambrose University instead and was later drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 8th round during the 1998 draft. He pitched with the Chicago White Sox organization from 1998 - 2005, San Francisco Giants organization 2005, and New York Mets organization 2006. He also played 3 seasons with Independant league teams. Three years of college and eleven years of professional baseball playing experience along with 20 years of coaching  and providing instruction have given him the ability to implement the proper training and coaching techniques that will help a player be the best all-around player he can be.  

Jeff Lanning: Four years of professional baseball playing experience with the Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, and New Jersey Jackals organizations.  Jeff played Division I baseball, and has been a baseball hitting/catching instructor for the past 9 years.

Tanner Buenting:  Graduated from Ankeny High School in 2013, was the starting shortstop on the 2012 4A High School State Championship Team earning the MPV award for the Championship game.  Tanner graduated from Iowa Central Community College where he earned first team All-Region his freshman year.  Tanner went on to play Division 1 baseball at Morehead State University. 


Jake Ernd: Two years of JUCO Baseball playing experience along with a total of seven years of high school coaching experience at Waterloo East High School, Lincoln High Rail Splitters, and the Johnston Dragons. Jake was the hitting coordinator for the Johnston Dragons for the last two seasons (2016-2017) and developed a new hitting program for the entire Johnston Baseball program (freshman-senior) that is based on hitting data and research.  Jake was the hitting coach for the Johnston Dragons varsity baseball team in 2016-2017 and helped produce another state title in 2017 with a record of 41-3, while the Dragons lead the CIML-Iowa 4A Conference in doubles (90), triples (14), home runs (20), and SLG % (.459).
 
Kevin Richardson: Graduated from Ankeny Centennial in 2014, has three years of College playing experience with the Grand View University Vikings. Kevin has been involved in the program since he was 12 years old and has been providing baseball instruction the past 3 years. He will be entering his 3rd season of coaching USSSA teams this spring.  His 2017 14u AAA Game Ready team finished 3rd in the State Tournament.      

Nick Belzer - Graduated from Ankeny High School in 2013 and was on the 2012 4A High School State Championship Team and earned pitcher of year in the state that year.  Nick went to Kansas State out of high school and then transferred to DMACC.  After graduating from DMACC he went on to play two years at Minnesota State Mankato.  Nick also played 3 years in the Northwoods college summer league.