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.
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Brett Bagley was a three-year starter at Broken Arrow High School where he was twice named as the team "Pitcher of the Year" and two time All-Conference player. He made 7 relief appearances as a freshman at OU. His sophomore year was spent at Seminole State College, where the Trojans won their conference and the 2002 Region II Championship. Brett was named to the conference All-Tournament team. He was also named as one of ten "Newcomers to Watch" in the Big 12 Conference by the Dallas Morning News while attending Kanasas State. After obtaining his degree in economics, with a minor in business administration, he coached at Union High School from 2006 to 2011. He has been a coach for Sandlot since 2009 and joined the D-BAT Tulsa team in 2012. He provides instruction in hitting and pitching.
Gunner Glad was a 4 year starter at Union High School and was considered the number 2 high school prospect in Oklahoma. He was named MVP of the Cuba World Series in 2002 and the AABC Mickey Mantle World Series in 2003. He attended Eastern Oklahoma where he logged 30 career homers, 163 career hits and was named a first-team All Region and All-Conference player. He transfered to the University of Kentucky before the 2009 season where he played both infield and outfield positions while emerging as a clean-up hitter for the Wildcats. In 2010 he was one of the top hitters in the SEC conference batting 0.336 with 12 homers and 45 RBI's. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins and played in the minors from 2010 to 2012. He joined the DBAT Tulsa team in 2013 and provides instruction in hitting, pitching and fielding.
Mike hales from Canon City, Colorado where he was a 3 year varsity starter at Canon City High School. After high school, he attended Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas where he was an All Kansas First Team Pitcher. In 1993, the Houston Astros drafted Mike in the 8th round of the MLB June Amateur Draft. He was a Florida State League All Star Player with 33 saves in 1997 and played with the 1998 AAA World Series Champion New Orleans Zephyrs. Mike has over 9 years of professional pitching experience in AA and AAA baseball.
Ryan Mottern was a 4-year starter at Palestine High School (Texas 4-A) where he garnered numerous achievements. He carried a career batting avg. of .361 while striking out 342 batters during his 4 year span. He was voted District MVP twice, was a main stay on All District, All Area, and All East Texas team ballots while also winning All East Texas pitcher of the year once. After being selected to play for Team Texas in the Junior and Senior Sunbelt games and impressive summers playing for D-BAT and the Ohio Thunder Ryan was tabbed the #21 ranked prospect in Texas in the 2003 class. He continued his career at the University of Oklahoma from 2004-2008 where he was a two-way starter both pitching and playing outfield for the Sooners. During his time at OU, Ryan was a team captain, was nominated for the Brooks Wallace Award (Best Division-1 Player), was drafted/offered contracts by the Cleveland Indians & Arizona Diamondbacks, and has been ranked in the Top 10 for appearances in the OU record books. Ryan joined D-BAT Tulsa in 2011 and has been an instructor and coach of our academy teams. He conducts lessons in pitching, hitting, and fielding.
Eric was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Houston Astros in 2011 before joining the Boston Red Sox organization in 2013. He was instrumental in developing many Major and Minor League players before joining DBAT Tulsa in 2014. Eric started his baseball career as a 4 year varsity starter for Catoosa High School where he was a 2003 Oklahoma All –State second baseman. His baseball career continued at Coffeyville and Northeastern State University where he received his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science. He is an ACE certified personal trainer, CSCS certified strength and conditioning coach and RSCC registered strength and conditioning coach. As a certified secondary education health and physical education teacher, he has the skills to connect with his younger clients. At Catoosa, he was a high school baseball and strength coach. His ability to work with players of all ages and levels is one of his strengths.