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Nate Trueblood

Nate Trueblood has played baseball for most of his life. In his Little League years, he played all positions of the field. Nate is left handed though so he was depressingly restricted to just a few positions later in his career. He was later mainly used as a pitcher but also played in the outfield …

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Eric Ruben

Eric Ruben has been coaching and teaching baseball for over 26  years. Prior to co-cofounding Premier Baseball of Georgia in 2015, Eric spent 8 years at Windward Baseball Academy building and creating competitive teams. Since 2004, Eric has helped develop and assist over 130 players play in college and 16 MLB draft picks. He was …

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Forrest Longanecker

Coach Forrest Longanecker was born and raised in Bellingham, WA. As a kid, Forrest spent much of his time on a field/court playing football, baseball and basketball. Through constant competition grew a fierce competitor. When he wasn’t at an organized event, he was playing a pick-up game somewhere in the neighborhood or causing trouble with …

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Gary Hatch

Inside Pitch is humbled to have Coach Gary Hatch on staff. A Whatcom County baseball legend, Coach Hatch is a Sehome High School graduate. He played baseball at Brigham Young University and then returned to Bellingham to teach and to lead the Sehome Mariners’ baseball program for over three decades. In Coach Hatch’s 36 years …

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Brandon Hundt

Brandon is the owner and lead instructor at Inside Pitch, whose focus has been to give Whatcom County and the surrounding areas a leading edge in baseball and fastpitch training. Brandon was born in Tucson, Arizona and raised in La Quinta, California. This exposed him to year round baseball and created a tremendous passion for …

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Zapper McGrath

Zapper grew up on Orcas Island, born into a baseball family just in time for spring training. Surrounded by ball playing family and friends, he was passionate about the game at a young age. He loved the challenge of catching fly balls in the cow pasture (“back! back! back! Look out for the electric fence!”) …

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Kevin Bolt

Kevin played baseball at Las Plumas High school and Butte College in Oroville, California. He coached JV baseball at Las Plumas High School. He has been coaching Crush baseball since 2013 and is also the office manager at Inside Pitch.  

Jeremy Hirschkorn

Coach Jeremy Hirschkorn picked up baseball about the same time he picked up walking. His grandparents never missed a Seattle Mariner game on TV and instilled that passion for baseball in Jeremy. As a lifelong follower of the game, Jeremy spent time throughout the year on sandlot diamonds working on his game with his friends. …

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A.J. Mathews

A.J. (Andrew Jackson) Mathews was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington and grew up with an athletic family. Surrounded by every sport imaginable A.J. developed a passion for baseball at an early age and excelled. With the help of his older brother, A.J. grew to be very competitive and loved the challenge of competing at …

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