At D-BAT Tulsa, lessons are taught with the ballplayer as the focus while involving the parents during the lesson. We have great instructors who can instruct players at every level for improvement. However, our instructors can not be at the ballplayer's games, so they rely on the parents for feedback on how the player is doing in game situations.
Krystel Markwardt is the Head Coach of the Tulsa Shootout 18u Gold Team as well as the Head Coach/Founder, of the Tulsa Shootout Organization. Krystel played high school softball at Berryhill High School where she received All-Conference Awards all 4 years as the pitcher for the Maidens. In her senior season, she earned All-Conference, All-Region, and All-State Honors, while guiding the Maidens to an Oklahoma State Championship Runner-up. She attended College at The University of Tulsa and Southeastern Oklahoma State University . Krystel's performance earned her honors as "Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week" while at the University of Tulsa and “Lone Star Pitcher of the Year” while at SOSU. After her Senior Season at SOSU Krystel returned for one year as a Student Assistant Coach for the Lady Savages. Markwardt has been the Head Softball Coach at Sequoyah High School (4A) in Claremore Oklahoma since 2004 and two years prior to that as the Head Coach at Muskogee High School (6A). She has also coached two other summer travel teams, the Oklahoma and the Sooner Magic. Krystel formerly owned a softball training facility where she provided private lessons in pitching and hitting. She has been an instructor since she started playing in college and has been a part of the softball community in Tulsa for many years.
Lessons: Hitting and Fielding
Experience: Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 2nd round of the MLB June Amateur Draft from Booker T Washington. Mike turned down a football scholarship at OU to pursue a baseball career, a career that spanned 14 years of professional baseball, including a stint in the bigs with Mariners in 2011.
Lessons: Hitting, Fielding, and Pitching
Experience: Cowley County CC and Creighton University
Signed free agent contract with Los Angeles Angels 2012-14. Primarily played a utility infield role across 5 different levels. Held a .265 avg in 118 career games. Played in the AAA Pacific Coast League Championship with the Salt Lake Bees.
Experience: Darren was a pitcher Coffeyville Juco and went on to play at William Penn University. Darren has been a coach in the Tulsa area for over 20 years, from the HS level, like Booker T Washington, to the youth level, where he still coaches multiple Orange Sox teams.
Lessons: Pitching and Hitting
Experience: Jake played HS ball locally at Coweta where he was a 2X All District Pitcher and one-time Conference Pitcher of the Year. After HS he went to Johnson County CC where he played in JUCO World Series. Jake is currently the pitching coach for the 3A State Champion Metro Christian Patriots where he has been for the last 4 seasons.
Lessons: Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, and Catching
Experience: Played HS baseball at Pryor where he played OF, 3B, C, and P. Freshman year attended University of the Ozarks and although primarily a pitcher, played every position on the field at least once. Sophomore through Senior seasons played for Randall University as a hitter and a pitcher. Batted .450 his first season Randall and was the captain of the pitching staff as a senior.
Lessons: Baseball and Softball
Experience: Mineral Area JC in Flat River, MO
He coached varsity baseball in Missouri for 33 years and softball for 14. Wes retired from teaching in May 2017 and relocated to Owasso.