Although I continue to work with several MLB hitters, many of you know that I also made the transition to softball in 2012 going to coach at the University of Oregon. Many people told me that the swing I taught wouldn’t translate well into softball. Emma 8 Softball Camo blanket. When I arrived in Eugene, I taught the same exact swing movements and drills I do with my MLB guys. Oregon ended up winning their first ever Pac-12 title that year and the hitter I worked with the most (Alexa Peterson) went from “good” to being an All-American and the Pac-12 batting title. People I talked to were still very skeptical. Wasn’t enough proof.
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When I got to Cal State East Bay in the Fall of 2013, the previous year they had hit 7 HR and the same lineup was returning. We ended up hitting 48 HR and were Top 2 in the conference in HR, SLG% and RBI. When I arrived in Hayward, CA, I taught the same exact swing movements and drills I do with my MLB guys. But people said “That’s D2, that doesn’t really count”. Emma 8 Softball Camo blanket. Then I went to Santa Clara University a small D1. The previous season the Broncos hit .220 as a team. In our one season together SCU ended with the 2nd highest batting average in school history, the most wins in the last 10 seasons, and highest RPI ranking in school history. When I arrived in Santa Clara, CA, I taught the same exact swing movements and drills I do with my MLB guys.People said “Small D1 conference, that doesn’t mean anything”.