B.A.T.S. instructors are available for private, small group and team instruction by appointment only.  For more information on availability and rates, please email the coach of your choice directly. 

Kyle Knoblauch

Owner/Director batsacademy@att.net

Knoblauch is the founder of B.A.T.S. Sports Academy, B.A.T.S. Baseball and Fastpitch travel programs.  Formerly, Knoblauch was a 4-year starting pitcher at Bowling Green State University.  He was named BGSU Freshman Of The Year (2001), BGSU Pitcher of the Year (2002, 2003), and All-MAC awards (2002).  He also served as an assistant coach at BGSU (2006).  At Blissfield High School, Knoblauch was twice-selected Michigan 1st Team All-state as a pitcher (1999, 2000).  In his senior campaign, he was named a member of the prestigious Michigan Dream Team and USA Today All-American team.  Kyle’s career high school pitching record was a school-record 34-1.  In 2010, he was honored as a member of the Blissfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  Under Knoblauch's guidance, B.A.T.S. Academy Fastpitch has quickly become one of the top programs in the Midwest, with over 30 student-athletes earning college scholarships.  Kyle enjoys instructing and mentoring numerous student-athletes throughout the state of Wisconsin.  He manages the day-to-day operations of the Academy and both travel programs.

He also serves as the Head Softball Coach at MSOE University.  Knoblauch took over the Raiders in 2017 and had an immediate impact on the program, with a 29-14 record to break the school record for wins in a season (24) and finished 17-5 in the NACC to tie for second place and qualify for the program's second NACC Tournament.  Knoblauch was named 2017 NACC Co-Coach of the Year for his efforts.

 

Teri Green

Lead Softball Pitching Instructor | terigrn10@yahoo.com

Green was a Michigan All-State selection as a pitcher for Goodrich High School (Goodrich, MI) in 1996. She was a 3-time All-Conference All-District, All-Regional and All-Area honoree. In addition, she helped lead her High School Team to its only two trips to the State Tournament in school history, with a State Runner-up finish in 1995.  As a former pitcher for Carthage College (Kenosha, WI), Green earned 3 First Team All-Conference Honors, 2 MVP honors, was voted to the NCAA Division III All-Regional Tournament Team, and earned NCAA Division III All-Regional honors. She helped lead Carthage to its first conference championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament (1998) for the first time in school history.  Teri graduated holding career and season records which included strikeouts, ERA, Wins, shutouts, and complete games. She is still ranked in the top 3 amongst Carthage leaders and is a 2009 Carthage Athletic Hall of Fame inductee. In 2000, Green was selected to play on a US Athletes Softball team that traveled to Europe playing against teams from Germany, France, Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain. Since college Green has served as the Assistant Varsity softball coach for Divine Savior Holy Angels (2002-2005) and Whitefish Bay High School (2007-2010) as well as coaching the Pride of the Midwest 18U team (2004-2006) and the Whitefish Bay 16U team (2007-2011).

 

Sydney Fabian

Softball Instructor - Hitting & Fielding|  scfabian21@gmail.com

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A Lake Elmo, Minnesota Native and 2012 graduate of Hill-Murray High School, Sydney was a four-time letter winner, three-time all-conference selection, and a two-time all-state honoree. She was also a finalist for Minnesota's Ms. Softball award as a senior after batting .552 with 10 doubles, five triples, three home runs, and a team-leading 37 runs batted in. Fabian also played prep ice hockey and was four-time letter winner, and one-time all-conference selection for her high school.

Fabian continued her career as an outfielder, playing four years in the Big Ten Conference for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Her team won two Big Ten tournament titles (2014, 2016), and Earned NCAA Division I Regional bids all four years (2013-2016). Fabian was part of the 2014 team that, for the first time in school history, hosted and won an NCAA Division I Regional and advanced to the field of 16 teams for an NCAA Division I Super Regional. During her time, Fabian started in 171 games for the Gophers. She helped bring home the B1G tournament title in 2016 by scoring the game winning run sliding around a tag at home in the tenth inning of the Big Ten Championship game, taking down #2 Michigan. Fabian was an Academic All-Big Ten award winner in 2014, 2015, and 2016, as well as a 2016 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Athlete, and a 2016 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar Athlete award winner.  

Rob Hagedorn

Baseball Instructor/ Co-Director of Baseball Operations -  | batsbaseballwi@gmail.com

Hagedorn is a former baseball standout from El Paso, TX (2008-2012). While playing at Chapin High School, he was twice named to the Varsity All-District team as a first basemen. In 2011 his team had a perfect 11-0 record en route to Texas 4A District and Bi-District Championships. Hagedorn earned a scholarship to play first base and pitch at Cardinal Stritch University. In his Sophomore year he earned a spot in the rotation as a starter. He was the team leader in conference complete games (3), and among the team leaders in innings pitched (35.1) and fewest earned runs (14). In his final year, Hagedorn helped lead the team to their first playoff appearance in school history.

Rob Hagedorn is entering his 3rd year as a coach/instructor for BATS Academy. Hagedorn is one of BATS Baseball’s primary pitching and hitting instructors as well as the co-director of baseball operations. He will be this year’s 12U head coach. In his first two years, Hagedorn has coached his teams to multiple championships against some of the top competition in Wisconsin and Illinois. He also coached Homestead High School JV in 2017.

Hagedorn is a firm believer that the mental approach to baseball is just as important or more than the physical preparation a player can have. He makes it his mission to create an environment where players can learn from their mistakes and move on with confidence in themselves, instead of dwelling on failure to the point where it affects the next pitch.

 

Kevin Murphy

Baseball Instructor/ Co-Director of Baseball Operations -  | batsbaseballwi@gmail.com

Kevin Murphy is entering his 4th year as a coach/instructor for BATS Baseball. Murphy is one of BATS Baseball’s primary pitching instructors as well as the co-director of baseball operations. He will be this year’s 14U head coach. During the first 3 years at BATS, Murphy has coached his teams to multiple championships against some of the top competition in Wisconsin/Illinois (Rawlings Hitters Tournament 2017, MCYSA International Tournament 2017, Badgerland State Championships 2016).

During his playing career, Murphy was a two-time Missouri All-State team selection, as well as a St. Louis All-Metro selection. Murphy was a weekend starter for Cardinal Stritch University during his final 3 years of college. Murphy led Stritch in pitching wins his Senior year and was one of four team captains. During that time, he pitched wins in multiple conference games, helping to lead the Stritch team to its only playoff appearance in school history. Prior to Stritch, Murphy played 1B and pitched at Forest Park CC in St. Louis, MO.

Mitch schnulle

Baseball Instructor -  | batsbaseballwi@gmail.com

Mitch Schnulle comes to the BATS family after starting his professional coaching career with Hitters Training Academy in 2015. He worked with high level talent on a daily basis during his tenure, through private lessons, camps, classes, and showcases. Mitch brings to the table an understanding of how an elite travel baseball program operates and what it takes to become an elite collegiate ballplayer. Mitch has coached baseball since 2007 and his passion for the game is easy to see when you walk in the room. He pays close attention to the details that separate one athlete from anothert, which he has learned from various coaches, professional players, and scouts . The coaching experience Mitch brings to the BATS family is a great addition to the staff.

Schnulle's playing career began near his home town of Woodstock, IL, in Wonder Lake. From the ages of 11-16 he played travel baseball for several of the top organizations in northeastern Illinois. A product of Woodstock High School, Schnulle moved on to play Junior College ball for Waubonsee Community College and McHenry County College before earning a scholarship at Cardinal Stritch University. During his college career Mitch played many different positions but found a home behind the plate as a catcher, to which he owes his brother for volunteering him one fall day in his first JUCO season. The positon stuck with him and eventually led to the starting job for the Wolves where he was able to team up with the pitching staff of Luke Erickson, Rob Hagedorn, and Kevin Murphy, all of which are current BATS coaches. After his playing career was over, Mitch moved to the Wolves coaching staff as a Student Assistant for 1 year and worked with the incoming catchers and hitters.

 

John Vanden Berg

Baseball Instructor - Hitting & Catching | jvandy10@hotmail.com

John grew up playing baseball in Cedarburg, where went on to play baseball at Northern Illinois University for 2 years, and finished his college career at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  At UWM John batted .378 in 109 career games, the fourth-highest in program history. He belted 16 home runs and drove in 103 runs. He was named First-Team All-Horizon League as a senior in 2002 and was Second-Team All-MCC and the MCC Newcomer of the Year in 2001.  John was then selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 25th round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft.  John was a Catcher for 4 years in the Brewers minor league system, and was invited to Big League Spring Training Camp his last 2 years. John finished his professional career playing for the AA Huntsville Stars.  John has been providing instruction to area athletes with an emphasis on Catching, Pitching and Hitting for many years.

 

clint andresen

Baseball Instructor -  | batsbaseballwi@gmail.com

Clint Andresen attended Badger High School, 3 years as varsity starter as a shortstop / pitcher. Two time all-conference awards and team MVP, among other accolades. Played and led off at 2010 American Legion state all star game held at Miller Park. 

Played 4 years at Cardinal Stritch University 2011-2014, starting 110 games and appearing in 126 total at 2B, SS, CF, LF, 3B, 1B, and P. Best season was 2012 where he started 35-35 games in the lead-off spot, hit .317 with 40 hits and 30 runs, 22 walks and 17 RBIs before missing rest of the season due to injury. Also 3-1 career pitching record in 3 starts and 12 total appearances during his time at Stritch.

Started coaching as an assistant coach in 2012 for American Legion program in Genoa City, WI. Was an assistant for both the 16U Junior Legion and 19U Senior Legion program that year. For the 2014 and 2015 seasons, transitioned to assistant coach for just 19U program. In 2016, he took over as the head coach for the 19U program, where in his first season the team played to a 19-10 overall record, one tournament win and a loss in the regional final game to go to the state tournament. Also coached one season in 2015 as an assistant for the varsity baseball program at Dominican High School, and one season as assistant coach for the Mount Mary University softball program. Has coached players that have gone on to attend and play baseball at schools such as UW-La Crosse, UW-Stevens Point, Viterbo University, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Augustana, Quincy, Carroll, Upper Iowa, Marion, Culver-Stockton, MATC (Madison), Illinois-Springfield, Ripon, and McHenry CC.

 

John bahm Jr.

Baseball Instructor -  | batsbaseballwi@gmail.com

John Bahm played at Argo Community High School in Summit, IL. and was a 3 year Varsity player as a catcher. 1st team All-Conference selection, selected to the Underclassmen All-Star game as a Junior and Captain both Junior and Senior year. Played 4 years at Cardinal Stritch University as a  catcher and first basemen where he ranks 10th in most games played in a season, 9th in most games started in a season. Bahm also sits at 5th for hits in a season, 3rd for doubles in a season, 8th for RBI's in a season and 5th for walks in a season.

Bahm coached at the Bull's/Sox's Training Academy in Illinois. He has also helped out with other youth baseball programs in past years.