Pitching Lessons
Hitting Lessons
Harry Berrios & Ryan McCosky

 

Harry Berrios was drafted out of high school to play baseball but elected to attend LSU where he won 2 NCAA Championships in baseball. In 1993 he was named the Most Valuable Player of the SEC tournament.

Harry played for the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles (minor league player of the year), and Cleveland Indians minor league teams. He went on to play for the Winnipeg Goldeyes from 2002-2006, where he was nicknamed "Homer Harry" by the fans. 

Harry excels in teaching the mental side of hitting, and his students see an immediate boost in confidence after working with him. 

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Ryan McCosky begins his fourth season a member of head coach Kevin Tidey's staff at Davenport University. McCosky served as the head junior varsity coach until the 2012 season. McCosky spent the last four years at fellow WHAC foes Concordia, where he served the interim head coach, head JV coach and assistant coach while earning his Master’s degree.

Over the last three summers, McCosky had coached for the Grand Rapids Diamonds, working closely with the Under-16 and Under-18 teams. Both teams had won back-to-back Black Swamp tournament championships in Ohio. 

While with the Cardinals McCosky spent time coaching third base and worked with the outfielders as well as running the strength and conditioning program. He also coached for the Michigan Sports Academy travel baseball program for two summers as head coach of both the 16U and 18U teams. in addition, he served as a hitting instructor for the US Baseball Academy during the winter months. 


 

 

Benito Baez, Eric Lawrence &

Allison Crews-Barber

 

Benito Baez played for 14 years in professional baseball. He spent the first 6 years of his career with the Oakland Athletics. In 2001, Benito signed with the Florida Marlins and advanced to the Major Leagues. Benito had Tommy John surgery in 2002. A year later, Benito entered into a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus. Benito continued playing and being used by God in new ways in the Independent League. Benito has spent time playing in Dominican Republic, Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

In 2008, Benito retired from playing professional baseball and now enjoys coaching at Grand Rapids Christian and also teaching baseball fundamentals to kids of all ages.

Benito also enjoys serving the Lord Jesus through Baseball Chapel as he shares in Bible studies with the Whitecaps players. 

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Eric Lawrence enters his fourth year as an assistant coach at Davenport University and will continue his role in guiding the pitching staff. Under Lawrence's watch in 2014, the Panthers maintained a 2.75 ERA with 312 strikeouts and 157 walks. They also held opponents to a .233 batting average.

A graduate of Central Michigan University, Lawrence was also a standout at CMU as well as Grand Rapids CC. As a Chippewa, Lawrence was a two-year varsity letterwinner and was named the MAC Player of the Week on two different occasions. As a Raider at GRCC, Lawrence was an All-American and helped the team to the NJCAA national championship in 2005.

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Allison Crews-Barber has earned an outstanding reputation as a softball pitching instructor. She has also accomplished many things through her playing career:

- Collegiate full ride scholarship GVSU 03-07
- Training experience 13+ years combined
- Elite, personal, and Calvin college
- Doug Gillis student for 8+ years
- Competitive summer ball w Finesse Organization as a teen
- 23u ASA national champs, 1st team all American

Our 7,000 square foot facility is dedicated to the improvement of our Warriors softball and baseball players. We have 5,000 square feet completely covered in top of the line field turf. This is the same field turf used in professional sports and universities.

 

We invested in this field turf to help prevent sports injuries caused by training in traditional "carpeted" facilities, which provide very little cushion from the cement floors.

 

We have recently added 2,000 square feet of space for dedicated batting cages, using the top of the line "Illuminator" batting cages. Our facility has 6 batting cages, indoor infield practice space, pitching lanes, and high ceilings with 100' field length to accomodate our indoor throwing programs.

 

 

Matt Borup

 

Matts knowledge and passion for the game of baseball has brought him to West Michigan Warriors as a catching instructor to coach young prospects to reach their full desired potential as a catcher.

 

He currently plays in a Mid Michigan Mens Baseball League as a catcher with a recorded lifetime fielding percentage of .989

 

Attending numerous college camps and showcases, he received a scholarship and had the privilege to compete and travel from coast to coast at the NAIA Level at Davenport University.

 

He spent 3 seasons as an assistant high school Varsity coach working with both baseball and softball teams. Matt has played in various tournaments throughout the country including the AAABA (All American Amateur Baseball Association) in Johnstown, Pennsylvania three years in a row.

 

He graduated from a West Michigan High School in 2006 being named League MVP. He had 93 put outs in less than 80 games and was awarded the Triple Crown Award. (BA .398, HR 10, RBI 49)

The Facility

Catching Instruction

Warriors Indoor Training Facility

 

Game On Indoor Sports is home to the West Michigan Warriors travel baseball and softball teams. Our facility provides our players an opportunity to develop their skills year-round. We hold off-season team practices, clinics, and individual lessons with our trainers.

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