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Team Maxbat Summer Showcase/Tryouts
The 2012 Team maxbat National Teams were a huge success. During the 2012 Season Team maxbat had 3-18u teams, 2-16u teams, and 2-14u teams. In 2013 Team Maxbat is looking to expand on these teams with addition of one more team per age bracket.
Players will be placed on a team if selected that is made up of players from other states. This enhances the chances of Southern College coaches being willing to attend games of teams made up of multiple states rather than just one state. In a round-a-bout way it enhances a college coaches recruiting base just by attending one game.
Director of Operations
n 2012 Pat Hallahan will resume as Director of Operations for Team Maxbat and all that it entitles. Pat is currently the Recruiting Coach for Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. He was formerly the Assistant Coach/Recruiter at Holy Cross College in Notre Dame Indiana. Pat has been involved in baseball for 25 years. His coaching experience has been at all levels. At the College level, Pat coached under Dean Bowyer at Minnesota State Mankato for three years. Hallahan also holds a certificate from the NAIA in Champions of Character "Character Driven Coaching". At the High School level, Pat was an assistant coach at McLeod West, and Holy Family Catholic in Victoria Minnesota. Pat was also the head coach for 3 years at Winsted Holy Trinity High School. At the Amateur level, Pat was the head coach for 2 years for the Cincinnati Hawks and the coach of the Winthrop Eagles for 1 season. Hallahan has coached many youth programs at all ages within the Midwest. He led the Hutchinson Pirates to a State Championship in 2000 and in 2002; he led the MCB Cardinals to a 3rd place finish at state. In 2002, Hallahan started the Brownton Baseball Association and in 2003, Hallahan started up the Glencoe VFW program. Both programs are still around today. While at Winsted, coaching the Holy Trinity team Hallahan started the Winsted Legion program in 2005.
Hallahan was a 2004 graduate of Minnesota State University where he also coached the JV Baseball program. He is married to his wife of 21 years, Sharon, and between them, they have four children, all who have gone on to play collegiate softball or baseball.
Hallahan's playing experience out of high school has all been at the amateur level. Hallahan played 5 seasons for the Glencoe Brewers starting in 1985 until 1990. Hallahan then moved on to play and manage in Cincinnati where he played 2 seasons with the Cincinnati Hawks. Hallahan returned to Minnesota in 1994 to start up the Winthrop Eagles where he played 2 seasons as a player/manager. After that, he played a season for the Brownton Bruins, and two partial seasons with the Hutchinson Huskies and Winsted Wildcats. Hallahan closed out his playing days in 2007 with the Green Isle Irish.
Assistant Director & Coach
Cody is the Business Administrator for Team Maxbat and the 18U Gold Coach. He is also one of the main pitching instructors for Team Maxbat events. Team Maxbat is very proud to announce his signing to play professional baseball in the Frontier League in 2012.
14u Gold Coach/Port Charlotte Hitting InstructorDEAN BOWYER
MCB and Team Maxbat are proud to announce the edition of Dean Bowyer to the staff. After a long and impressive career at Minnesota State Mankato Coach Bowyer will work with MCB and continue his baseball career teaching the game he loves. Dean Bowyer comes to MCB with an impressive resume. Besides being a Collgiate/DII Hall of Fame Coach he has impacted many players and coach's in the upper midwest through out his 32 years at Minnesota State. During Bowyer's time at MSU he won 20 conference championships and made it to post season play 19 times. Three times during that run his teams made it to the DII College World Series including a fourth place finish in 1986. Coach Bowyer lives in Mankato, Minnesota with his wife Sherrie. His son Shane runs SI where Coach Bowyer does individual lessons and is in charge of all baseball operations. MCB is confident with edition of Coach Bowyer to the staff that players and staff members alike will benefit from his knowledge of the game.
Coach Bowyer will also be in charge of training at the Team Maxbat event in Historic Dodger Town during the month of December 2010. His thirty years experience in the game will help when it comes to helping all players at the event learn and understand the game better.
Port Charlotte Catcher Instructor
Ray Ricker enters his 5th season as the Associate Head Coach and Lead Assistant for the Eagles' Baseball Program. As the hitting instructor, the Program has reached record setting heights as the 2009 team led the CACC in hitting for the second consecutive year with a .312 clip following up their .278 batting average in 2008. The .312 batting average was good for the 3rd highest in the history of Post Baseball. The 2009 squad also led all of Division II in triples with 29.
Port Charlotte Pitching InstructorJUDD FOLSKE
Judd Folske was named the Alma College Head Baseball Coach at the beginning of the 2007-2008 season after spending two years as an assistant coach with the program.
Port Charlotte StaffJAMES FOLSKE
Coach Floske comes to Team Maxbat with a very impressive resume. As a player he played for Kellog Community College for 2 years and then tranferred to Davenport University to finish up his college career. His most memorable highlight of his career is when he finally got to play against his fathers team at Alma College. He is currently an assistant coach at William Penn University in Iowa.
Coach Folske has the unique talent to motivate players with his style and voice but most of all with his actions. He expects the most out of his players and for Team Maxbat demands they do it the right way on and off the field. His contributions to the 2011 camp in Port Charlotte were felt by every player who attended the event.
Port Charlotte StaffJACKSON HALLAHAN
Jackson Hallahan is currently continuing his academic and athletic career at Holy Cross College . Hallahan hails from Hutchinson, MN, and graduated from Holy Family High School. Jackson plays the infield and pitches for the Saints baseball program.
Jackson is a 5 tool player, who excelled as a prep player in high school and on multiple competitive teams over the past several years. He made history when he became the first player to sign to play for the varsity baseball program at Holy Cross.
Throughout his high school tenure Jackson has been involved in a variety of athletics. He won letters in wrestling, football, and baseball. He was also a two time member of the All - Conference team in baseball. Jackson is the son of Patrick and Sharon Hallahan. He working to earn his degree in business. Jackson works with players in the team format for Team Maxbat. His knowledge of the game and work ethic instantly rubs off on those around him. His ability to help others will benefit all of those who are around him.
Pitching Coach and 18u Gold Coach
Adam is a current pitcher within the San Diego Padres organization. He is a former Southwest Minnesota State University pitcher who out of college signed a professional contract with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the independent Northern League. He then was drafted by The San Diego Padres the summer after his senior year at college.
Schrader, a native of Easton, Minn., finished his senior season at Southwest with a 5-4 record, including a team-low 3.28 ERA in a team-leading 74 innings pitched. Named SMSU's Pitcher of the Year, Schrader led the team with 12 starts, while recording a team-high 62 strikeouts and tossing three complete games, including two shutouts. He earned first team All-NSIC honors and was a Second Team All-Region honoree by Daktronics, the ABCA and the NCBWA. Schrader ended his career with SMSU as the program's all-time leader in strikeouts (244) and games started (48), while finishing second in innings pitched (262.2).
Adam is a great addition to the Team Maxbat staff. Players who play under him will learn very fast what it takes to make it to the collegiate level and beyond.
16u Elite Travel Coach
Patrick Sweeney comes to the Team Maxbat coaching staff with a great resume and a lot of excitement. Pat played 13 years at multiple levels of elite baseball in Florida including stints on the AAU (Sarasota Mariners), Riverview High School, and currently now a pitcher/second basemen for the NAIA Division 1 Holy Cross Saints at Notre Dame Indiana.
Outfield Coach and 14u Gold Head Coach
In 2012 Zach Herd assumed the Assistant Director of Operations role for Team MaxBat. As part of his responsibilities he will also be the Coaching Supervisor for all Collegiate Coaches that are used at our events. When it comes to his coaching duties, he will also be the 14u Gold Coach for one of our National Program.
Zach comes to Team Maxbat with a very impressive resume. Zach was a 2007 Graduate from Sibley East Highschool in Arlington Minnesota. His baseball success started there with All Conference Honors his junior and senior year. From there Zach was recruited to play at Bethany Lutheran College D3 in Mankato Minnesota. By the time Zach left Bethany he was ranked 4th in hits and 2nd all time in stolen bases. In his senior year Zach was selected Captain and put up an impressive batting average to earn him the UMAC Batting Champion with a .492 avg. He was also selected for All Conference Honors that year. On the Amatuer Level Zach plays outfield for the Green Isle Irish where he has been since he was 16 years old.
As a coach Zach has been the Head Coach for the Sibley East Legion Team for the past three seasons. Zach has been the Morning Recreation Director for the past 7 years and has worked individually with kids on baseball for the past 8 years.
Brandon joins Team Maxbat with a very impressive resume. He is a 2007 graduate of Thomas More High School in Milwaukee, WI where he was a three year varsity starter. As a sophomore in 2005, he played a key role in helping his high school win a conference championship. While at Thomas More, he earned Honorable Mention honors, and was twice named 1st Team All Woodland Conference. Brandon underwent shoulder surgery in 2007 keeping him sidelined for his entire senior season.
From there, he went on to play at nationally ranked Kirkwood Community College, a Division II JUCO located in Cedar Rapids, IA. He started both his freshman (2008) and sophomore (2009) seasons. He was a two time Region XI DII 1st Team All Region OF player as well as earned 1st Team All ICCAC OF honors. He was named Region XI DII ICCAC Regional Tournament MVP as he finished 18 for 22, with 3 HR's and 16 RBI in 5 games. He currently sits 16th overall in Kirkwood Baseball history with a career batting average of .408. In 2009, he was set on transferring and finishing his college career at the University of Northern Iowa (NCAA D1) but due to budgeting complications, UNI dropped their baseball program shortly after their spring season began in 2009. So after Kirkwood, Brandon transferred to Viterbo University (NAIA) in La Crosse, WI to continue his college career.
In 2010 as a junior, Brandon hit .388, had 66 hits, 46 RBI, 12 HR, .677 slugging, .461 on-base, 12 stolen bases, 6 OF assists, and a .1000 fielding percentage. He was named 1st Team All Midwest Collegiate Conference OF and also earned his first ever Midwest Collegiate Conference Gold Glove Award for outstanding defense.
For the summer of 2010, Brandon signed a contract to play for the Martinsville Mustangs (VA) of the Coastal Plain League. After Martinsville's season ended in late July, he then signed a contract to play for the La Crosse Loggers (WI) of the Northwoods League. He finished the summer with an overall .260 batting avg., 40 hits, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, 22 RBI, .336 slugging, .318 on-base, 7 stolen bases, 12 OF assists, and a .1000 fielding percentage.
Before his senior season in 2011, Brandon was named to the All-State Preseason Team by Inside Wisconsin Sports Magazine. Brandon's final college season (2011), he finished with a .362 batting avg., 50 hits, 11 doubles, 2 triples, 3 HR, 36 RBI, .490 slugging, .409 on-base, 9 stolen bases, 5 OF assists, and a .989 fielding percentage again earning him 1st Team All Midwest Collegiate Conference OF and another MCC Gold Glove Award.
Ryan comes from Hutchinson, Minnesota and is the recorder/editer/manager of all video speculations in Team Maxbat showcases and events. He was hired into this position in 2010 where the Maxbat winter camp in Dodger Town was brought to him to edit. He has had little experience in playing baseball.
Ryan has a blackbelt in Tai-Kwon-Do in which two and a half years was necessary to achieve. He sees many goals that he would like to achieve and the black belt was one of them. While training in the martial art, he started making home videos on the side, slowly learning new techniques and styles. When Patrick Hallahan approached him with Team Maxbat, he saw an opportunity for experience and training, in which he was more than excited.
Ryan's goals with Team Maxbat videography is to portray what a player can do; to show one's strengths and weaknesses. He encourages players to get a video, for a coach can't decide how good a player is by reading stats. A coach needs to visually see a player in action, and that's where Ryan comes in.