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Anna Kimbrell - USA Baseball / Softball

Anna Attended Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, S.C.  She was the first female in South Carolina to play JV, Varsity and American Legion Baseball. Anna played collegiate softball at the University of Alabama at Kimbrell. Anna is a pitcher and a catcher and she has been affiliated with Team USA women's baseball since 2006. Growing up, she played baseball throughout Little League. She played for Nation Ford High, where she was the first female to play high school baseball in South Carolina, and later went on to be the first female to play American Legion baseball in the state.[3] She began playing at age 8 with Rock Hill Little League baseball. With the Piedmont Patriots in 2003, she was the only female to play in a 64-team tournament in Cooperstown.

On July 14, 2016, Kimbrell became the third female player to join the Sonoma Stompers where she joined US Womens National Team teammates Stacy Piagno and Kelsie Whitmore. On July 22, 2016, Kimbrell and Whitmore combined to make history as the first all-female professional battery (baseball) in nearly 70 years.  Anna was a member of the 2008 and 2010 USA Womens National Baseball Team. She has played baseball in Hong Kong, Japan, Canada and Venezuela. As a member of the United States women's national baseball team, Anna won a gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games.

Anna played Division I softball at Samford University before transferring to the University of Alabama at Birmingham from where she graduated in 2013.[6In her senior season 2012, she was the starting catcher for the UAB Blazers & earned All Conference honors in the  Conference USA tournament for her outstanding play.  She is an accomplished softball catching & hitting instructor.

Anna is still a member of the US Team. In the offseason she provides lessons and workouts and works with youth athletes across NC/SC. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and outdoor activities.

Matt Wickswat - Chicago White Sox
Professional Baseball player who spent 5 years in the Chicago White Sox organization.  In 2012 played for the Birmingham Barons, the Double A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox organization.  In 2011 played for the Winston-Salem Dash, High A, and the Birmingham Barons, Double A.  He was named Carolina League Pitcher of the week for the week of July 11, 2011.  Spent the next three seasons in independent baseball playing in the Frontier League, American Association, and the Can-Am league. Graduated from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA and was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All America in 2006.  Played for Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Summer Collegiate League in 2007.  Has been coaching youth baseball and giving individual and group lessons with athletes of all ages since 2002.

Raphael Turner "ThatHittingGuy"

Raphael Turner, former pro and youth baseball organization owner, currently a hitting and college recruiting consultant. He runs one of the most recognizable baseball training social media pages on Instagram @thathittingguy. He can be found at that same username on all major platforms — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

For more details, check out: Thathittingguy.com



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