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Congratulation Phoenix Sanders

SHB would like to give a shout out to Scott’s future son-in-law Phoenix who was recently invited to Major League Baseball Spring Training with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Best of Luck to Phoenix!

Farewell to Legendary Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda

 

The baseball community has lost one of the great ambassadors of the game after his passing at age 93.  Baseball icon, Tommy Lasorda spent 71 seasons in the Dodgers organizationHe served as a mentor to both players and coaches and will be fondly remembered.  We wish his family, friends, and the entire Dodger’s organization well. 

 

 

Watch the Future For These SHB Students and Alumni

 

🏈 Congratulations Michael Carter for a record setting year at the University of North Carolina. 

 🏈 Congratulations to Niceville High School junior, Preston Murphy, DL, Navarre High School junior, Devin Wright, LB, and Baker High School senior Zane Steele, DL for being selected All-Area First Team Defense.  

  • Preston Murphy: 29 tackles, one interception, two fumble recoveries, one caused fumble
  • Devin Wright: 69 tackles, one sack, three tackles for a loss, one QB hurry
  • Zane Steele:  51 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, 5 sacks, 4 pass deflections, 2 caused fumbles, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery

 ⚾ Zane Steele will be playing at Northwest Florida State as a catcher  

  SHB wishes Nic Nolan best of luck as he goes back to school and starts the season as a Troy State Trojan. 

Scott "Hemo" Hemond

Scott Hemond is a Major League Baseball Veteran who operates Scott Hemond Baseball (Founded in 2005).

During his time in College at the University of South Florida and in the MLB, Hemo played for Baseball royalty such as Tony La Russa and Joe Torre to name a few.  He also played alongside baseball greats such as Rickey Henderson, Bo Jackson, Dennis Eckersley, and Ozzy Smith.

Hemo's deep understanding of baseball mechanics combined with his unique teaching ability & revolutionary baseball training programs, lend to the best instruction available for baseball and softball players.

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Baseball and Softball Training

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Schedule private or group lessons with Hemo or a member of his team.

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Online Courses

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Covid-19 Update

We are doing our best to following local government recommendations for youth sports in our county. Please continue to practice social distancing as recommended by the CDC. Please wear a mask or face covering while in the Strike Zone. All lessons, camps, clinics, and functions with Scott Hemond Baseball are at your own risk. Please continue to wash your hands and sanitize as recommended by the CDC. First and foremost, STAY SAFE!!!

Scott Hemond Baseball Instructors

Scott Hemond

Scott Hemond

Owner / Instructor

Scott Hemond is a Major League Baseball Veteran who operates Scott Hemond Baseball (Founded in 2005).

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Darren Hasch

Darren Hasch

Instructor

Darren is a graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School. He went to College at Fort Scott Community College and then went to Peru State College. At Peru, he was on the All Conference Team/ All Nebraska Squad in 2019.  Darren signed an overseas contract to play in Australia where he led the team in homeruns and batting average.  Follow Darren on social media:

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Rafael "Raffy" Bustamante

Rafael "Raffy" Bustamante

Instructor

We are excited to have, Venezuelan native, Rafael  Bustamante, as a member of our staff.  Rafael played infield professionally from 1987- 1994.  Organizations that he played with include the Phillies, Cincinnati, and the Aragua Tigers in Venezuela.  From 1994 to 2001 Rafael was a hitting coach  for who played for Tigers.  He also scouted for the Tampa Bay Rays from 1996 to 1999.

Brady Smith

Brady Smith

Instructor

Seasonal Instructor, Brady Smith signed to a free agent contract with the Texas Rangers.  Former Florida Gator and graduate of  TNXL Academy/Former Niceville High School Player.

Brady's accomplishments Include:

  • Set career-highs with four hits and four RBI at LSU on April 18
  • Ranked No. 135 overall in the class of 2017 by Perfect Game and the No. 9 catcher in the country, ranked 33rd overall in Florida
  • 2017 Perfect Game/Rawlings Third Team Preseason All-American
  • 2016 Perfect Game 2nd Team Preseason Underclass All-American

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Tyler Holton

Tyler Holton

Instructor

Tyler is a season instructor drafted in the 9th Round in 2018 by the Diamondbacks and was drafted in 2017 by the Miami Marlins organization.

He was All-American in 2016 and 2017, was a 5X ACC Pitcher of the Week (tied the league record for 1 season), and was a Northwest League Champion for the Hillsboro Hops in 2019.  Tyler had Tommy John Surgery in 2018.Seasonal Instructor, Tyler Holton is  a LHP/1B with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.

 Tyler was All-American in 2016 and 2017, was a 5X ACC Pitcher of the Week (tied the league record for 1 season), and was a Northwest League Champion for the Hillsboro Hops in 2019.  Tyler had Tommy John Surgery in 2018.

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Zeph Hoffpauir

Zeph Hoffpauir

Instructor

Seasonal Instructor, Zeph Hoffpauir started his collegiate baseball career at the university of Louisiana at Lafayette after a stellar high school baseball career.

After COVID-19 interrupted a great start to his true freshman year, Zeph decided to transfer to Pensacola State College where he will play 1B and serve as a relief pitcher.

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Phoenix Sanders

Phoenix Sanders

Instructor

Seasonal Instructor, Phoenix Sanders is  a RHP with the AAA Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays).

He was drafted in the 10th round and was the "Ace of Staff" at USF and Daytona State.

Phoenix led USF to the Gainesville NCAA Regional in 2017.  He has quickly moved through the ranks in the Rays organization where he was an AA All-Star, and Southern league pitcher of the month.

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Franklin Torres

Franklin Torres

Instructor

 

Seasonal Instructor, Venezuelan born Franklin Torres , catcher/2B plays for the AAA Salt Lake Bees  (Los Angeles Angels organization).  

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Testimonials

"He's the best catcher I've seen in college baseball."

Coach Mike Martin

Former Head Baseball Coach, Florida State University

"Having been in baseball all my life (including 30 years coaching in college), Scott Hemond is the best catcher I have ever seen play and had the opportunity to coach...now he is a Coach. As Coaches, we are teachers and Scott has the innate ability to teach and instruct.  Baseball has 3 phases (offense, defense, and baserunning), all of which Scott did extraordinarily well as a player.  What is more important is that he has a "feel" for all 3 phases.  I would trust my own kids to have Scott Hemond teach them the game of baseball!"

Coach Eddie Cardieri

Former Head Baseball Coach, University of South Florida

“My experiences with Scott were fantastic! His knowledge and enthusiasm for the game made it fun, yet very informative. He pays close attention to the details, while breaking them down step-by-step. I would recommend him strongly to any baseball player looking to improve their game.”

Coach Les Miles

Former Head Football Coach, LSU

"One of the best prospects in the Oakland system is Scott Hemond. He was an All-America catcher at the University of South Florida and has an arm that has been likened to Santiago's and Alomar's."

Tim McCarver

Former MLB Catcher, Cardinals Hall of Famer, Hall of Fame Broadcaster

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