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Vince Spilker -
Born and raised in Raytown, Vince graduated from Raytown High School in 2009. He was drafted in the 49th round of the 2009 MLB draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. Vince chose to attend Johnson County Community College instead of signing with the Rays. After 2 successful years at JCCC Vince was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 20th round of the 2011 MLB draft. Vince opted to attend Lee University in Tennessee for his Junior year and was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 25th round of the 2012 MLB draft. He signed a contract in June of 2012 and pitched for the Missoula Osprey, a minor league affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Chris Clark -
Graduated from Raytown High School in 1988. Played baseball while attending Longview Community College. Graduated from SMSU with a teaching degree in Physical Education & Health. Chris is the former Varsity Softball Coach at North Kansas City High School and current Asst. Varsity Baseball Coach at Fort Osage High School. Before taking his current positions Chris was the Varsity Baseball Coach at North Kansas City High School. Chris has also coached lower levels in baseball and softball.
Jonathan Krysa -
Jonathan graduated from Lee's Summit High School in 1996 and played 2 years of Varsity baseball. He attended Rockhurst University where he received a BSBA in Finance/Econ and a minor in Philosophy in 2000 and then received an MBA in 2004 with an emphasis in Management and Marketing.
Jonathan's coaching experience includes Rockhurst University Pitching Coach from 2002-
Jonathan's professional experience includes being drafted in 2000 in the 26th round by the Houston Astros. He played with Houston in the minors for two seasons until an injury ended his professional career. He was released the Spring and then proceeded to play independent ball in Texas with the Edinburg Roadrunners in 2002. In 2003, he began a 5-
Awards and achievements:
1999: Ban Johnson Pitcher of the Year
1999: Rockhurst University -
2000: NCAA Division II 1st Team All American
2000: NCAA Division II 1st Team Academic All American
2000: Rawlings National Pitcher of the Year
Professional highlights: 2006: Pitcher of the Year, Kansas City T-
2006: Northern League Pitcher of the Year
2006: Northern League All-
Pitched to Buck O'Neil in All Star Game
Frank White -
In the early 1970s, the Royals established a Baseball Academy to locate and train prospective baseball players at an early age.
Frank White was the best player to come out of the academy, and the only one to have a long big league career. In his first 11 seasons as a regular, the Royals advanced to the post-
Played For the Kansas City Royals (1973-
Jeff Cain -
Smithville High School pitching coach for 9 years
William Jewell Assistant Coach for 2 years
25 years experience as pitching instructor
20 years as a Softball Tournament team head coach
Lauren Baughn -
Lauren spent 2 years at North Central Missouri College where she played first base and pitcher. After North Central Lauren attended William Jewell College for 2 years. During her time at William Jewell she was voted First Team All Conference (2010 & 2011) and First Team All Region (2011).
Drew Simmons -
2000 graduated from Parsons High School; all state 1B/P my senior year