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Manager & Head Coach (Pitching): Kurt Boyd
Assistant Manager & Coach (Hitting): Dean Holbrook
Associate Head Coach (Catching / Hitting): CJ Baker [Seattle University, Undergraduate Assistant]
Associate Head Coach / Educational Placement (Outfield & Pitching): Scott Knight [USA Baseball Coach & Evaluator / WSCA Hall of Fame]
Assistant Coach (Outfield): Ken Mortensen [Former Yakima CC Head Coach]
Offseason Instruction (Pitching):
Kurt Boyd, 18U Mudville Pinnacle Pitching Coach
Matt Boyd, Detroit Tigers, MLB [Mudville '09 Alum, Oregon State University, 2009-2013]
Seafth Howe, Rockford Aviators, Independent Leagues, 2012-2014 [Mudville '08 Alum, Seattle University/Bellevue College, 2008-2012]
Offseason Instruction (Catching):
Mitch Canham, MiLB, 2007-2014 [Oregon State University, 2005-2007 | Catcher w/ 2006 and 2007 OSU teams which won back to back NCAA Baseball National Championships at the College World Series]
Offseason Instruction (Hitting):
Offseason Conditioning Coach:
Jim McGuire, Certified Trainer
Tim Wells, Certified Trainer
Mudville is in its 17th year of operations. The 18U program actively seeks players who have a strong desire to advance to the next level of play. These players must have a strong work ethic with a commitment to their team and coaches. Our club's coaching philosophy is to surround these types of players with expert instruction in all facets of the game so they can accomplish their goals. Simply put, this is not about recruiting the highest tier high school players, filling out a line-up card and rolling the ball out to win. Winning with great talent is not hard! The greater challenge is developing the player's ability, increasing performance in the framework of a team structure while playing the game of baseball correctly.
Our coaches are true mentors. We seek coaches with a strong management and teaching skills with at a minimum, professional, collegiate and/or high school experience. Every coach in our organization is required to attend a minimum of 20 coaching clock hours per year. At least one coach on each Mudville team within our organization is a member of the Washington State Coaches Association (WSCA) and/or the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Membership does have its privileges as our relationships with many of the members enhances networking opportunities, enables dialogue for player references, and more importantly, develops long-term relationships with organizers, coaches and scouts at the highest levels of organized ball.
The Mudville Pinnacle 18U staff is a collaborative, interactive staff that works cohesively with the different skill disciplines while developing players to college or professional ball. At the end of 2014 season, over 80 former Mudville players have had an opportunity to play college or professional ball.
The 2016 team is led by Head Coach and GM Kurt Boyd, assisted by Associate Head Coach CJ Baker (catching & hitting), Associate Head / Educational Placement Coach Scott Knight (pitching & outfield), Assistant GM / Coach Dean Holbrook (hitting and infield) and Ken Mortensen(outfield). Coaches Jim McGuire and Tim Wells leads offseason conditioning. Fall and winter instruction is provided by the staff and several professional coaches and scouts. All coaches are members of the WSCA. Coaches Boyd, Knight and Holbrook are members of the national ABCA.
Kurt Boyd, Head Coach/GM
Kurt has over 30 years of coaching and sports management experience … He is a long-time member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and the Washington State Coaches Association (WSCA) … At the 2012 ABCA Anaheim Convention, Kurt received his ABCA 25-year Coaching Award for leadership and devotion to baseball.
Kurt has coached high school ball for six years, most recently with Eastside Catholic School of the Seattle 3A Metro League, 2009-2011 … As the head coach for two years, he led the Crusaders to a 32-15 record, and a 2011 Metro Mountain Division title and a second place finish in 2010 that featured division rival, O’Dea HS, 2-time defending 3A State Champions … Kurt was recognized by the Northwest Baseball Umpires Association as one of the 8 state finalists for the 2011 NBUA High School Coach of the Year Award … The 2011 Crusaders finished 2nd by 2/100ths of a point in the WIAA 3A Outstanding Scholastic Team Award … Kurt was the pitching coach for the 2009 Crusaders who won the 2009 Metro Mountain Division title and was nationally ranked for the majority of the year … Kurt coached three years (2006-2008) at Mercer Island HS, a KingCo 3A school under Doug Williams (2006-07) and Brian Potoshnik (2008) … He is a former certified pitching instructor by the National Pitching Association (NPA) instructed by legendary coach Tom House.
Kurt founded the Mudville Youth Baseball Club in 1999 and serves as the coaching director for the club … Kurt holds the all-time Mudville coaching record with a .702 winning percentage, coaching Mudville teams to two national championships, three AABC Connie Mack Regional appearances, two AABC Washington State championships and one AABC Washington State 2nd place finish … Kurt played baseball throughout his youth, and military career rising through Armed Forces Baseball (US Navy) and into college before knee injuries ended his career in 1980 … Kurt turned to competitive softball where he played at the highest national levels of fast and slow-pitch softball for 27 years … Kurt is one of the all-time northwest slow-pitch hit leaders (4357) and home run leaders (1106), a 2-time ASA All-America selection and 2-time All-Navy selection … In 2001, he was the 25th player to be inducted into the USSSA Washington State Hall of Fame.
Kurt is a graduate of Medford (Oregon) HS and the University of Washington … He holds a MS in Construction Management, a BS in Building Construction and a CE Certificate in Sports Management from the UW Graduate Business School.
Dean Holbrook, Assistant Coach/GM
Dean is an original Mudville coach joining the club in 2000 ... Has over 22 years of coaching experience ... Dean is an active member of the Washington State Coaches Association (WSCA) and the national American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) ... He coached high school ball for six years, five at Mercer Island High School and one year at Eastside Catholic as the Head Assistant Coach, leading the Crusaders to a 2011 3A Metro Mountain Division Championship ... Dean's specialty is in infield play and hitting, a protege of hitting and infield expert Bill Stubbs.
Scott Knight, Associate Head & Educational Placement Coach
Biography posting to follow soon.
CJ Baker, Associated Head Coach
Biography posting to follow soon.
Ken Mortensen, Assistant Coach
Biography posting to follow soon.
Mudville Pinnacle Baseball 18U is the club's flagship team. and has been in existence since 2007. The team is comprised of 18-16U players who attend various high schools throughout the greater Metro Seattle-Eastside area and the State of Washington. Our off-season program (September 2015 (abbreviated Fall Ball), November 2015 - February 2016) is in preparation for the 2016 HS and summer select seasons.
Mudville Pinnacle teams have won three National Championships; most recently at the 2014 CABA West National Championships in Union City, CA. Mudville Pinnacle won the 2009 Connie Mack Washington State Championship, Connie Mack Washington State Championship finalist in 2013, and has appeared in three Connie Mack Western Regional tournaments in 2009 (Hayward, CA), 2010 (Seattle, WA) and 2012 (Seattle, WA).
Mudville Pinnacle Team History
Mudville Pinnacle Baseball 18U is the club's flagship team. It has been in existence since 2008. The team is comprised of 18-16U players who attend various high schools throughout Washington State. Mudville Pinnacle teams have won three National Championships since 2004, most recently at the 2014 CABA West National Wood Bat Championships in Union City, CA. Pinnacle has also captured a wood bat championship at the 2008 Triple Crown National 18U Wood Bat World Series at Suplezio Field in Grand Junction, CO. Mudville Pinnacle won the 2007 AABC Mickey Mantle and the 2009 Connie AABC Mack Washington State Championship. Pinnacle has appeared in three Connie Mack Western Regional tournaments; 2009 (Hayward, CA), 2010 (Seattle, WA) and 2013 (Seattle, WA).
The 2015 team is represented by players from greater Puget Sound region, North and Central Washington State. The team competed in CABA and AABC Connie Mack national and local league play, with 8 different regional tournaments. (Final bio/stats narrative to follow)
The 2014 team represented players from greater Puget Sound region including players from the SPSL, Seamount, Wesco, Metro 3A, KingCo 3A/4A high school leagues. The team will compete in AABC Connie Mack League and championship play, with 9 different regional tournaments. The team also featured senior infielders David Becker (Washington State University), Will Hall (University of the Redlands), Zach Hill (Shoreline College), Blair Carlin (Shoreline College), Tommy Lee Bahadoor (Shoreline College), Louis Papsdorf (Lafayette College), catchers Ben Koerner (Concordia University, OR) and Adam Hinthorne (Pomona College). Mudville senior outfielders were Duncan Skerrett (Pomona College) and Jacob Wells (Shoreline College/University of San Francisco). Pitchers were Doug Knight (Skagit Valley College), Andrew Helean (University of the Redlands) and a host of others previously mentioned as position players. Riley Benedetti (Washington State University) and Ryan Maley (Columbia Basin College) were late season additions to this 2014 CABA Western National championship team. This team played at a .612 winning percentage, 45-28-3 overall, 6-1 at the CABA national championship. They won three other invitational tournaments in 2014.
The 2013 team represented players from the local 4A, 3A, 2A &
1A high school leagues; KingCo, Metro, SPSL, Seamount, Wesco and two leagues
from the Centralia regional area. Eight players reported to their respective
college programs for fall ball in September 2013 including Mack Gaul
(University of Washington), John Pomeroy (Oregon State University), Nelson
Taylor (Seattle University), Chris Rogers (Lower Columbia CC), Jake Walker
(Clark College), Nolan Watson (Concordia University) and Matt Spencer
(Whitworth University). Former 2012 Mudville stand-out Austin Hall (Shoreline
Community College) was placed during his junior season by Assistant Coach Fox.
The 2013 team was led by two National Letters of Intent signees; Gaul and
Pomeroy, finishing with a 38-23 [.623] record, winning two invitationals,
placing 2nd at the AABC Connie Mack State Championship, along with three other
top five finishes. Pinnacle took 9th in the 2013 Baden Invitational, missing
the 4th place playoff seed by virtue of a 2-2 tie in the preliminary round
robin round play. Three players were selected for the 2013 Mariners Cup Team;
juniors David Becker, Duncan Skerrett and Andrew Helean.
The 2012 team represented players from the KingCo 4A, 3A, 2A, Metro, SPSL, Seamount, Wesco and Emerald City Leagues. Four players reported to their respective college programs for fall ball in September 2012 including Kyle Jaske (Gonzaga), Pat Hoeper (Clark College), Daniel Altchech (Pacific Lutheran University) and Peter Johnson (US Air Force Academy). Five other former Mudville players, including 2011 stand outs Jeff Bohling (Gonzaga) and Braden Wolgamott (Columbia Basin CC) reported to college programs in the West Coast, NWACC and Northwest Conferences. The 2012 team finished with a 31-38 record, competing in 24 one-run games and 35 games with a run differential of 3 runs or less. Junior John Pomeroy was selected for the Royals Area Code Team. Junior Mack Gaul was selected to the 2012 Mariners Cup Team. Juniors Nolan Watson and Chris Rogers were selected for the 2012 Cardinals Scout team. Juniors John Pomeroy (Oregon State University) and Mack Gaul (University of Washington) signed National Letters of Intents to their respective universities.
The 2011 team consists primarily of players from the Metro 3A and KingCo 3A/4A high school leagues. The team finished with a 29-27-1 (10-7) record in 8 different regional tournaments, Connie Mack (AABC, WSBL) league play and the Babe Ruth State Tournament. The team competed in the Wood Bat Connie Mack Washington State Baseball League in preparation for the 2012 required BBCOR bat restrictions. Seven players reported to their respective college program for fall ball in September 2011 including Luke Simpson (Gonzaga University), Evan Gray (Lewis & Clark College), MacLean Harned (Whitman College) and Evan Thompson (Occidental College). RHP/1B Nat Townsend reported to Azusa Pacific, RHP Sam Lattimer reported to Santa Barbara Community College and Infielder Jamie Hall is playing varsity golf at the University of Hawaii. SS Jeff Bohling signed a National Letter of Intent to Gonzaga University for the 2013 season.
The 2010 team consisted of the last member of the original Mudville team formed in 1999, Troy Colyer. The team finished with a 33-23 record in 2010, with a combined total of 134 victories in the past three years. The 2010 team placed seventh at the Connie Mack Regional in Seattle, its second straight Connie Mack Regional appearance. The 2010 team did appear at the 2010 CABA Wood Bat Nationals in Lincoln, NB but inclement weather cancelled the event. Mudville played three exhibition games in Nebraska finishing 1-1-1. Twelve players from the 2010 team advanced to college ball and three former Mudville players were drafted in the 2010 MLB First Year Player Draft in June. The 2010 squad had two National Letters of Intent signees; Sam Lindquist (Stanford University) and Peter Summerville (Santa Clara University). Long-time Mudville infielder Troy Colyer (University of Washington) and RHP Mason Haugen (Edmonds Community College) attended local programs. Several other 2010 alum reported to out-of-state schools including LHP Andrew Villeneuve (Linfield College), Infielder Jacob Oster (Faulkner University/Chemeteka Community College) and Outfielder Brennen Steinbaugh (Columbia Basin Community College). Two outfield standouts Garrett DeGallier (now at University of South Alabama/Tacoma CC) and Nick Moyer (now at Cal Pol SLO playing football) reported to Gonzaga University. Two other infielders reported to Yakima Community College including 1B/LHP Steve Leighton (now at Shoreline CC) and 1B Dan McMillan.
The 2009 team had four of the
original members from the first original Mudville team formed in 1999. The 2009
Pinnacle team accumulated a 58-23 record, with a combined total of 101 wins
over the past two seasons (2008-09). Mudville Pinnacle won five tournaments in
2009 and sent twelve players to college-level baseball programs including two
National Letter of Intent signees, Matt Boyd of Oregon State University and
Danny Poplawski of Georgetown University. Former Mudville Pinnacle player Kevin
Gifford, whose family relocated to Georgia, signed a National Letter of Intent
to University of Alabama. 2008 alumni Steve Kirbach signed a National Letter of
Intent to Seattle University. Five other Mudville players matriculated to
various levels of college ball including Brad Binder (Menlo College), Seafth
Howe (Seattle University/Bellevue College), Dan Schmidt (Ohio
University/Bellevue College), Cam Wilson (Linfield College) and Jeff Melby
(University of Portland). Juniors Sam Lindquist (Stanford) and Peter
Summerville (Santa Clara) signed National Letters of Intents to their
This team appeared in seven tournament championship games! The club captured the 2009 AABC 18U Connie Mack Washington State Championship, their second AABC state crown in three years. In 2007 the club won the Washington State AABC 16U Mickey Mantle State Championship. The team advanced to the 2009 AABC Regional tournament in Hayward, CA finishing fourth. The 2009 squad also placed 4th at the 2009 NBC 19U Wood Bat World Series in Tulsa, Oklahoma in early July.
The 2008 squad captured Triple Crown National 18U Wood Bat World Series at Suplezio Field in Grand Junction, CO. Mudville Pinnacle finished with a 43-24 season record, winning three tournaments and sending six players to college-level baseball programs including one National Letter of Intent, Joe Kohan to the University of Nevada Reno. This team featured two Bellevue Christian HS standouts, James King (Whitworth University) and Jeremy Bohnett (Harding University), Buz Ward (Arizona Glendale CC) and Casey O'Conner (Shoreline CC). Junior Matt Boyd played for the 2008 Nationals Area Code Team and the 2008 Mariners Cup Scout Team. Boyd (Oregon State University) and Danny Poplwaski (Georgetown) signed National Letters of Intents to their respective universities.
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