SHB News

Hemo’s Hustle Wins

Hustle Showcase Team Undefeated this weekend

June 3, 2024: The 15/16U Hustle went undefeated this weekend in the Showcase series at South Walton.  Great playing guys!

Shane Hoffpauir committed to Pensacola State

Shane Hoffpauir committed to Pensacola State

May 16, 2024: Destin High School 2024 graduate, Shane Hoffpauir committed to Pensacola State College.   The 6'8" LHP/1B has been training with us for the past 9 years.   We wish Shane luck and look forward to seeing him play.
Shane is preceded by his brother Zeph Hoffpauir who also played for Pensacola State before transferring to UNO.

Follow Shane on Instagram @smhoff3 

SHB Coach Leo Rivas Called Up to the Show

SHB Coach Leo Rivas Called up to the Show

Apr 25,2024:  SHB Seasonal Coach, Leo Rivas was called up to the MLB with the Seattle Mariners.  The switch hitter has been playing INF and definetly put in the hard work.

After starting this season with the AAA Tacoma , Leo's batting average for this season is .308 avg/.422OBP/2-2B/ 2HR/11RBI/11BB/13SO/5SB.  In addition, after 9 minor league seasons has a .959 fielding percentage.  
Leo tied the Texas League stolen base record in 2023 with 50 stolen bases.
We look forward to seeing his debut!.

East Cobb All Tournament Ross, Young-McClain, Redmon

Hustle Players Earn East Cobb All Tournament

Nov 7, 2023:  Three Hemond Hustle team members from Niceville, FL were named All Tournament Players at the 2023 13U 54/80 PG Southeast Fall Super Regional NIT (MAJOR) this past weekend in East Cobb.  Congratulations to Trace Redmon/ 2B/ class of 2029, Gavin Ross/ RHP/ class of 2029, and Tristan Young-McClain/ RHP/ class of 2027.

Scott Hemond Baseball’s Olivia “Ya ya” McClain Committed

Olivia McClain Commits for Softball

July 22, 2023: Congratulations to “Ya ya” for her verbal commitment to University of West Alabama.  Olivia is in the class of 2024 at Destin High School.  We look forward to seeing her play at the next level! 
You can follow her on Instagram @olivia.yaya_

SHB student Calyn Rounsaville verbally commits to Montevallo University

Navarre High School’s Rounsaville Verbally Committed

June 2023:  Congratulations to Calyn Rounsaville, Navarre High School Junior for her verbal commitment to Montevallo University!

Scott Hemond Baseball students commit to Spring Hill College

Choctaw Commits: Monsees and Garland

 Congratulations to Donovan Monsees and Blake Garland for their commitment to Spring Hill College.  Wishing you both the best.

Instagram @donovanmonsees

David Maberry officially on the Acereros de Monclova roster!

David “El Tanque” Maberry playing pro in Mexico

They call him "The Tank"!  Slugger David Maberry is officially playing for the Acereros de Monclova in the Mexican League this season.  He's off to a good start batting .450 in the preseason, SLG 649/OBP >.500/& hit over 530 with runners in scoring position.
We wish him a great season!
Instagram @dmabes32 
Twitter @dmabes32

Baseball slang terms - Scott Hemond Baseball

Hemo’s Lingo: Around the Horn

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Scott Hemond Baseball Coach, Leo Rivas invited to MLB camp with Seattle

Coach Leo Signs with Mariners

Leonardo Rivas, SHB seasonal coach, has signed as a free agent with the Seattle Mariners organization this January.

Coach Leo has been invited to MLB camp.

We look forward to watching him and wish him luck!

Follow Coach Leo on Instagram@leo_riivas22.08 and


Joey Indelicato commits to Huntingdon College

NHS Joey Indelicato Commits

Senior, Joey Indelicato has committed to Huntingdon College in Montgomery Alabama.

The 2023 graduate is a catcher and utility player for Navarre High School.  We wish Joey the best of luck!


Freeport Little League Camps

Little League Camp In Freeport

Scott Hemond Baseball has partnered up with Freeport Little League to bring you our Little League Skills Camp..

Come out to the Freeport Sports Complex and  work on your baseball and softball skills with us.

We are offering 4 different sessions.

Not a member of the Freeport Little League?  No problem!   Non-members are welcome.

Click here for more details.



Scott Hemond Baseball Fall Camp

Fall Skills Camp Series Scheduled

Get ready for the upcoming season with us!  Join us for our weekly fall skills camp to improve your defensive skills, speed and agility, throwing, hitting, and base running.

This 6-series camp will be held weekly on Sundays beginning November 6, 2022 (no camp week for Nov 27).

Baseball and Softball players ages 11 and up welcome.  Players will be separated by age/skill.

Come out for 1 week or all 6 camps.

Click here for more details.



Scott Hemond Hustle Tryout 2023 Spring

Tryouts for 2023 Spring Hustle 14U & 12U Teams

Hemo’s Hustle is looking for prospective athletes that want to train hard and compete against local and national teams this spring and early summer.

Take your training to the next level with our staff of former MLB and pro players.

Registration is free.  Sign up online to reserve your spot to tryout with us!





Scott Hemond Student Jackson

Jackson Owen commits to Mississippi State

Oct 7, 2022: Congratulations to Catcher/Infielder Jackson Owen who will be playing at Mississippi State this year.    

The Starkville High School 2021 graduate played for Northeast Mississippi Community College in his freshman year earning the 2022 ABCA/NJCAA Rawlings Division II All-America First Team Gold Glove Award and was named the 2022 NJCAA DII Baseball Defensive Player of the Year.

You can follow Jackson on Instagram and Twitter @jackson25owen




Hemo Hustle fall ball tryout July 30 & 31 2022

Hemo Hustle Tryout

Hemo Hustle Fall Ball Tryouts looking for elite baseball players to come play with the pros!  Tryouts will be held July 30 & 31 at Freeport Sports Complex in Hammock Bay (Freeport, FL) on Field 4.

Saturday Drills & Skills/Sunday scrimmage.

14U tryout 1 to 3pm
12U tryout 4 to 6 pm





Zeph Hoffpauir to play for University of New Orleans

What happens when a pirate gets their papers? They become a Privateer.

May 12, 2022:  We wish Zeph Hoffpauir the best of luck on the next chapter of his baseball journey as a 2-way player at the University of New Orleans.

UNO Head Coach Blake Dean (native of Crestview, FL.) and Assistant Coach Brett Stewart (native of Niceville, FL.) are doing great things in the Big Easy.

You can follow Zeph on Instagram @zhoff_11


Hemo Hustle 13u 2D Sports S AL Super Regional Champs

May 1, 2022: Our 13u Hemo’s Hustle team, looking sharp, sporting their new tie-dye uniforms, took 1st place this weekend playing in the 2D Sports South Alabama Super Regional Tournament in Daphne, AL.  

The team played well winning 3 out of 4 games, taking them to the championship.  In the final of 4 innings they went 3 up, 3 down in the top and scored 4 runs in the bottom, beating the Longshots from Mobile, AL 6-5.


Scott Hemond Baseball Seasonal Instructor MLB debut

Tyler Holton makes MLB Debut

April 28, 2022: The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Tyler Holton, seasonal instructor for Scott Hemond Baseball to make his MLB Debut.  

The Lincoln High School graduate went on to play for Florida State University where an injury in his junior year lead to Tommy John Surgery prior to his draft by the Miami Marlins in 2017, then the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2018.  Tyler was selected in the 9th round (279 pick) by the D-Backs.

We wish Tyler the best of luck!


Good Luck Tyler!


Phoenix Sanders MLB Debut

Sanders Poised to make MLB Debut

April 13, 2022: RHP, Phoenix Sanders (who is also my son-in-law) got the call late this evening that every minor league player hopes for...a 1st class ticket to Tampa to play for the MLB Tampa Bay Rays.

Phoenix was drafted in the 10th round  in his Senior year at the University of South Florida by the Tampa Bay Rays Organization in 2017.  Phoenix spent the last 2 years in Durham as a standout relief pitcher for the Durham Bulls and will hopes to make his MLB debut tomorrow (April 14, 2022) against the Oakland A's. 

Good Luck Phoenix!


Scott HemondS Middle School Mashers

Hemo’s Middle School Mashers

April 13, 2022: In a match up of middle school baseball players including 3 Scott Hemond Baseball student standouts, the outcome was in favor of the Destin Marlins against the Ruckel Rams in Niceville, FL yesterday.  

The Destin Marlins had a total of 8 hits in 5 innings, which included 3 home runs by Jace Cunningham who drove in 6 RBIs, and 2 home runs by Landon Ullrich contributing to the 13-3 win.  

Ruckel masher Jayden Cunningham hit 1 home run for the  Ruckel Rams.


SHB student Oliva “Yaya” McClain is hitting .600 at Destin High School

Yaya - Mashing at the Plate

April 8, 2022:  SHB student and assistant, Olivia “Yaya” McClain has been lighting it up these days.  Yaya is a sophomore softball player for the Destin High School Sharks (2024). 

When asked about her motto, she said, “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”  And it shows with 20 at bats for the season, she’s hitting .600.  Her OBP is .680, OPS =1.630, and SLG = .950.

Looking forward to the rest of the season!

SHB student Preston Murphy signs with Northwest Florida State

Murphy Signs with NWFS

April 6, 2022: Niceville High School Senior and SHB student & assistant, Preston Murphy signed Wednesday with Northwest Florida State College as a catcher.  

Preston serves as a role model to young players as he is a well-rounded athlete excelling at both high school baseball and football.  He works hard and has proven himself both on and off field, earning him such accomplishments as both “Offensive Player” of the year, and “Defensive Player” of the year for Niceville High School, “All-Area Baseball Hitter of the Year”, and “All-Area Defensive End” 11th & 12th Grade, and is graduating Summa Cum Laude for Niceville High School.

Preston is the son of Jim & Lori Murphy.  

We’re proud of you Preston!

Hemo Hustle Champions

Hemo Hustle 11u Places in TBUSA PG

April 3, 2022: The 13u Hemo Hustle beat the Gulf Coast Jackhammers in the Championship Game with an 11 to 7 final score to place 1st this weekend in Panama City, FL.  The entire team came together for a 4-0 record including a home run hit by Jayden Cunningham, a triple by Trevor Camden, and 3 triples each by Jake Buis, and Nauver Macayo.

The 11u also took 2nd with a 3-2 record, playing well, but losing their final battle to the Tallahassee Heat.

Special thanks to @samanthavoicexoxo and @eddiezevtriv for photos and info.




Calyn Rounsaville off to a good start

Hemo Hustle 11u Places in TBUSA PG

Congrats to the  11U Hemo Hustle Travel ball team made it to the final round this weekend after a 1-1 Saturday, and battle from the number 5 seed this weekend at the TBUSA Perfect Game Tournament in Enterprise, AL.  

The entire team played well and offered contributions this weekend, giving special recognition to our pitchers: Gavin Ross, Noah Trivino, Diego Mundo Rodriguez, Tristan Young, Zane Daniels, and Quinton Saviola as well as Evan Sadler who added a home run to our  stats. 

Great job guys.

Special thanks to @samanthavoicexoxo and @eddiezevtriv for photos and info.




Calyn Rounsaville off to a good start

Rounsaville Rockin’ It!

March 8, 2021: Navarre High School Sophomore is off to a great start this season.  She played in the FL-USA Softball Challenge in Panama City Beach where she had a .429 BA, 2RBIs, 6 Runs, 1BB, 1K.  

Calyn played 3rd, RF, and Catcher where she had 1 throw out to 2nd.  

We wish her good luck and look forward to more this season!

You can follow Calyn on Twitter @CalynRounsavil1.




Joe DiMaggio Enlisted in US Army Airforce today in baseball history

This Day in Baseball History- 1943

In addition to Joe DiMaggio many players including future Hall of Famers like Bob Feller, Hank Greenberg, and Ted Williams.  As a matter of fact, more than 4500 professional players served during World War II.  And the late, great Ted Williams served in both World War II and the Korean War.  Many including at least 150 minor league players lost their lives while serving our country. is a site that is dedicated to baseball players that served this country during WWII.  The site now includes major league, minor league, negro league, semi-pro, college, and amateur players.

As a special side note, the list includes my wife's grandfather, Joseph Wessing, who was a minor league player on the Detroit Tigers roster.



Definition of Around the Horn on SHB

Around the Horn

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SHB Student Jayden Cunningham top hitter

Throwback Thursday Baseball Scandals

Tom Jones wrote this article on this day in 2007 reminding us of the top scandals in baseball.  Click here to see the full article.  




SHB Student Jayden Cunningham top hitter

Hemo’s Lingo

“That guy hit a tater off me.”

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SHB Student Jayden Cunningham top hitter

Jayden Cunningham 12u Slugger

Congratulations to SHB student Jayden Cunningham for being a top hitter for Perfect Game. His hard work is reflected in his on-going success. 




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1985 Cy Young Winners

Throwback Thursday:  In 1985 Bret Saberhagen and Dwight “Doc” Gooden were named Cy Young award winners.

I started battling against Dwight Gooden since I was 11 and he was 12 years old.  My 1st outing against him, he threw a curve ball that was so nasty I and literally fell on my butt.  (That was the 1st and only time that happened.)

He grew up playing for Belmont Heights Little League (Tampa) who played against us (Dunedin Little League).  We met up several times throughout the years in Little League, State All Stars in Little League, Babe Ruth League, Senior Little League.

I had to face him almost every year including high school (He went to Hillborough High, I went to Dunedin High.)

Eventually I faced him in Puerto Rico in 1992 and worked a walk-off after a 3-2 nasty hammer that buckled me (but not to my knees)!

Once he walked was such a battle on the 4th ball I felt like I hit a home run!

It was always so fun to face him because he was so was overwhelming.

Saberhagen was just filthy, nasty, nothing straight, throwing gasoline and knockout sliders.  Also one of the top pitchers of his day.

Both of these guys were so much fun to face!  If they were on their game, you were done!





SHB Course - Holiday gift idea

Holiday Gift Idea

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In my course I teach you the techniques that get my students to the top of the batting stats!

See why I get feedback like:

  • “I’ve worked with many different hitting instructors, but working with Scott Hemond has been transformative to say the least.”
  • ”His system is easy to follow, very informative, and yields results almost immediately”

See my course page to purchase and for more info!

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SHB student, Juan Martinez signs with Florida Memorial

Congrats to Juan Martinez

Nov 10, 2021:  SHB congratulates Navarre High School Catcher and 2022 grad, Juan Martinez (@juanmartinez5071) for committing to Florida memorial.  He's certainly earned it!

    Good luck Juan!



    Hemo Baseball Lingo meaning of “Pickle”

    Sammy Roe Commits to UF

    Nov 10, 2021: Niceville High School Catcher and softball standout Samantha Roe (_.Samantha kay) has officially committed to the University of Florida.  She certainly has earned it.  We wish Sammy the best of luck!

    Hemo Baseball Lingo meaning of “Pickle”

    2021 End of Year Clinics

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    Hemo Baseball Lingo meaning of “Pickle”

    HEMO Baseball Lingo

    “The runner tried to take 2nd and now he’s in a pickle.”


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    SHB Course - Holiday gift idea

    Holiday Gift Idea

    Not sure what to get for your baseball or softball player this year?  How about the gift of “success at the plate”!

    In my course I teach you the techniques that get my students to the top of the batting stats!

    See why I get feedback like:

    • “I’ve worked with many different hitting instructors, but working with Scott Hemond has been transformative to say the least.”
    • ”His system is easy to follow, very informative, and yields results almost immediately”

    See my course page to purchase and for more info!

    And don’t forget to enter the Code WINTER2021 at checkout for my Holiday Discount





    David Maberry Scott Hemond Baseball

    “…And the Cubs Win the World Series…”

    In 1992, when I was playing for the A’s, I got to play in the music video for Richard Marx, “Take This Heart”.

    In the video, Marx woke up dreaming of playing for the Cubs and hitting the game winning hit off Dennis Eckersley (his real life friend) to end the 7th game of the World Series with a “W”.

    What a great experience!

    Link to video

    The video even made an appearance on Beavis and Butt-Head…now you know your famous, huh,huh)





    David Maberry Scott Hemond Baseball

    Hemond Considered Best Catcher Available

    June 2, 1986, St. Petersburg times reported Scott Hemond to be considered the best catcher available for the upcoming draft.

    Link to page 1 of 2

    Link to page 2 of 2





    David Maberry Scott Hemond Baseball

    Travel Ball Tryouts for Spring 2022

    Tryouts for the upcoming Spring 2022 season will be November 7, 2021 at Hammock Bay Sports Complex in Freeport, FL.

    We will have an 11u & 13u travel baseball team to be trained by Scott Hemond Baseball. 

    Bring sneakers and cleats.




    David Maberry Scott Hemond Baseball

    David Maberry PBL Hitting Leader

    September 12, 2021:  The Standard-Examiner  reported David Maberry finishing the season at the top of the Pioneer Baseball League hitting stats with a .412 average. as of 9/11/21 in.  The DH/1B played this season for the Ogden Raptors beginning the season with a pinch-hit grand slam for his 1st professional at bat.

    Follow David @dmabes44 

    Hemo's Lingo Dish

    Hemo's Lingo - Dish

    "The pitcher threw a fast ball in the dirt when I was playing behind the dish." 

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    Preston Murphy Scott Hemond Baseball

    Murphy All Area Hitter of the Year

    August 16, 2021:  The Northwest Florida Daily News reported Preston Murphy was named All Area Baseball Hitter of the Year 2021.  Murphy's hit .356, with eight extra-base hits, .531 OBP, 1.073 OPS.  Preston is a catcher and this year a senior at Niceville High School. 

    Follow Preston on Instagram @preston._.murphy . 

    Other All Area selections include Brady Koger, Niceville, Luca Maberry, Choctaw, and Kobe Riggs, Choctaw.  For a complete list see the article in the August 16, 2021 Sports Section.  

    Phoenix Sanders RHP Durham Bulls

    Brady Smith Hits Walk Off Single

    August 15, 2021:  Former Niceville High School Student/TNXL Academy graduate, Florida Gator Brady Smith is now playing for the Down East Wood Ducks, an affiliate of the Texas Rangers Organization.  Smith hit a single giving team mate Yenci Peña the walk-off run to end an 11-inning, 4 hour 48 minute game this Friday against the Carolina Mudcats.

    Follow Brady on instagram @bradysmith9

    Phoenix Sanders RHP Durham Bulls

    Hustle Fall Travel Ball Tryout

    August 11, 2021:  Don't miss out on the opportunity to tryout for our Hemond Hustle Fall Travel Ball Tryout.

    • Sunday, August 15, 2021
    • 3:30 - 6pm
    • Preston Hood Athletic Complex (large field entrance)
    • No Charge
    • Register online

    David Maberry SHB student Bringing it

    USA Baseball NTDP

    August 10, 2021:  Hemo is back after a week of coaching the 2021 USA Baseball 16U/17U National Team Development Program.  USA Baseball selected 44 elite athletes to work with and develop for possible future participation in USA Baseball National Team Programming.  Hemo, a USA Baseball alum himself was part of a group selected to train and assess these select athletes.  

    Phoenix Sanders RHP Durham Bulls

    Sanders Continues to Shine

    July 28, 2021: Phoenix Sanders is having great season as he makes it half way thru with the AAA Durham Bulls of the Tampa Bay Rays organization.  The right handed reliever has been called the "team fire extinguisher" by the Durham announcers.  

    The 10th round pick and former USF Bull currently holds a 3-0 record with 1 save and a 1.85 ERA this season.  Sanders currently leads the team relievers with 49 Ks and only 5 walks in the 39 innings pitched thus far. 

    We wish Phoenix continued success.  You can follow Phoenix on Instagram @phoenixsanders33 or Twitter @PSanders_14 .   

    David Maberry SHB student Bringing it

    Hemo's Lingo

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    David Maberry SHB student Bringing it

    Travel Ball Clinic/Workout

    Come learn some new skills to help you make that fall travel ball team.  July 11 is at Threadgill Park in Destin.  July 18 TBA.  Register on our Camps Page

    David Maberry SHB student Bringing it

    Hemo's Lingo

    Hemo's Baseball Lingo: A pea is a ball that is hit so hard it looks tiny.

    "The batter hit a pea to left field."

    For this and more slang terms, keep up with our news page.

    David Maberry SHB student Bringing it

    Postion Player Throwing Bullets

    July 3, 2021: Zeph Hoffpauir of the Sioux Falls Sunfish in the Expedition League finished last night's game with a 91 MPH inside fast ball for the game winning strike out.  It was 3 up, 3 down for the position player in his only inning of work against the Pierre Trappers.  



    David Maberry SHB student Bringing it

    Brady Smith's Pro Debut

    June 30, 2021: Brady is a seasonal instructor and alumnus of SHB who signed as a free agent with the Texas Rangers organization.

    Brady, currently with the Ranger's high A Hickory Crawdads hit a single to left in his first pro at bat this past Sunday.  He had a great game with 5AB/2R/2H/2TB/1SO. 

    Brady is a former Florida Gator who attended/played for Niceville High School, and graduated from TNXL Academy. Follow Brady @bradysmith9 . 

    David Maberry SHB student Bringing it

    Hemo's Lingo

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    David Maberry SHB student Bringing it

    Sam Roe will play 2021 PGF Futures All American Game

    June 15, 2021:   SHB would like to give a shout out to Sam Roe as she was named one of the "very best of the 2022-2023 high school graduating class" by PGF.  Sam will be playing in the PGF Juniors vs. Sophomores game which will aired on ESPN U July 31.

    The Niceville High School C/MIF is a Florida Gator Commit.  

    Follow Samantha on Instagram @_.samanthakay

    David Maberry SHB student Bringing it

    Slugger David Maberry Debuts with a Grand Slam

    June 13, 2021:  SHB student, David Maberry debuted his 1st professional game with a grand slam since signing with the  Ogden Raptors ( an MLB partner in the Pioneer League).  In the 9 games Maberry has played he currently has: 32 AB/15 R/20 H/2 2B/0 3B/4 HR/14 RBI/4 BB/5 SO/0 SB/ .625 BA. 

    Now that's what you call getting off to a good start! 

    Follow David on Instagram @dmabes33

    Tyler Zombro Hospitalized

    June 4, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays organization, Durham Bulls Pitcher, Tyler Zombro was hit with a line drive sending him to the hospital.  

    The game was called in the 8th inning, and the Friday game was postponed. 

    Sources say he is in stable condition. 

    We wish Tyler, his family, and the Durham Bulls a complete and speedy recovery.




    Hemo's Lingo

    "He got a hit with 2 ducks on the pond."

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    Preston Murphy Named Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year

    May 26, 2021: Congratulations to Preston Murphy, Niceville High School catcher for being named Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year.

    Preston played 25 games this year batting .356 with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 21 hits, 10 RBIs, and .531 OBP as a junior! 

    Can't wait to see what this year brings! 



    Luca Maberry gets MVP

    May 25, 2021: Congratulations to Luca Maberry for getting MVP at Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach.  Luca had a stellar year batting .370 with 6 doubles, a triple, 4HRs, and 13 stolen bases.  Well done!

    We wish Luca good luck as he is committed to Marion Military Institute.



    Congratulations to Zeph Hoffpauir

    May 24, 2021: SHB would like to wish a great summer season to student Zeph Hoffpauir as he goes to the Expedition League to play Summer Ball. 

    Zeph is a 1B/RHP for Pensacola State College.



    Hemo Lingo: Zetron

    I first heard this term from Jose Canseco to describe a ball hit ridiculously hard.

    Check back with our SHB News page for this and more Hemo Lingo terms and interpretation. 



    Hemond Hustle Firing on All Cylinders

    May 18: The Scott Hemond Hustle finished strong this weekend going 3-0 on Sunday and 4-1 for the tournament.

    The Hustle earned the final "W' taking the Daphne Trojans 13-0 in the final game for the Silver Bracket Tournament Championship in Dothan, AL. 



    Upgrade Your Swing

    I learned from some of the best hitting coaches in MLB: Walt Hriniak, Merv Rettenmund, Chris Chambliss, Greg Luzinski. 

    My managers were Tony La Russa, Joe Torre, Terry Jorgensen and Gene Lamont. 

    I bring you my experience as a player along with my years of private coaching to train you!

    Don't miss  the opportunity to get my Hemo Hitting Foundational Course on sale.  This price won't stay around long!

    Get the training you get in the 1st 10 to 12 lessons for a fraction of the cost!

    Use code: 21SUMMER at checkout.

    Happy Mother's Day

    We appreciate all you do throughout the year.

    From the staff at Scott Hemond Baseball, we wish you a very Happy Mother's Day!



    Hemo's Lingo

    I had 3 "steaks" in that game.

    For this and more fun lingo keep up with the SHB News page.  

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    Pirates and Raiders Headed to NJCAA Region 8 Championship

    May 1, 2021: The Pensacola State Pirates clinched the Division I-Panhandle Championship followed by Northwest Florida State Raiders.  The Teams will be headed to Lakeland this week where they will battle to go to the College World Series.

    We wish both teams good luck, especially our SHB Alumni!

    Congratulations guys! 

    SHB Alumni Michael Carter Drafted by the Jets

    May 1, 2021: He was an awesome baseball player when he played for the Gulf Coast Elite travel ball team. 

    Michael has been a great athlete for a long time.  So awesome to see him selected by the New York Jets!




    17th Annual Summer Fundamentals Camp

    Here's the camp you've been asking about! Our Destin Summer Camp is right around the corner.

    Send your child to the best summer camp in the pan-handle of Florida!  Join in the FUN this summer with the Scott Hemond Baseball FUNdamentals Camp. 

    We promote the discipline and fundamentals needed to succeed both on and off the field through a variety of challenging games and activities.  Our hopes are to not only help the young player improve his or her game, but explore other athletic talents in a fun and safe environment.  

    We will cover the Fundamentals of hitting, throwing, fielding, speed, and agility and defense work. We train hand-eye coordination, body control, balance training, and running mechanics.

    Group activities such as flag football, kickball, whiffle ball, and dodgeball keep them having fun and being athletic!

    Baseball and softball players age 6 to 12 welcome.  Campers will be separated by age.

    Camp is Monday thru Thursday from 8:30am to 12:30pm and cost is $60 per day or $200 per week (4days). Camp runs for 4 week beginning June 14, 2021.  (Last camp day is July 8).

    Camps will be held at Threadgill Park in Destin.  Check back on this page for alternate plans in case of bad weather.  Register now! 

    Note: Choose the $200 discount price for 4 camps (not the $240 option).


    Sanders Starts Season With Durham

    April 29, 2021: Phoenix Sanders of the Tampa Bay Rays organization will be assigned to the Durham Bulls to start the MiLB season. 

    The 10th round draft pick is a RHP that swiftly moved his way up through the Rays organization. 

    Phoenix, son-in-law of Scott Hemond played for the USF Bulls where he was the highest drafted Bulls player selected by the Rays organization in 2017.

    We wish him a great season!

    Follow Phoenix on Instagram @phoenixsanders33 or Twitter @PSanders_14


    Hemond Hustle Battles for the Championship

    April 24, 2021: The Hemond Hustle put up a fight this weekend in Panama City Beach at the GSSA Mid Season Super Regional on the Turf Tournament. 

    The SHB 12u team played 5 games this weekend, the final was a battle for the championship where we lost 4-3 to the Westside Trainwrecks.  

    Great job fellas!


    SHB Battery

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    April 15, 2021: Throwback Thursday

    This was 2017 East Coast Pro event at UWF

    So proud of these guys.  They still kickin' butt.

     Where are they now?



    Jackson Owen Selected as Mississippi All-Star

    April 14, 2021:  Jackson Owen, senior at Starkville High School in Starkville, MS was chosen for the Crossroads Diamond Club All-Star Game.

    Jackson was also announced as the @BrianMcCaskill State Farm Player of the Week for his excellent performance on the diamond.

    The catcher/infielder is committed to Northeast Mississippi Community College.  

    Follow Jackson on Twitter @jackson25owen or Instagram @jackson_owen25


    Max Preps Player of th Game: Luca Maberry

    April 13, 2021:   Luca is having a stellar year as he is listed 9th by Panhandle High School Baseball with a .459 BA.  

    Max Preps named the Choctawhatchee senior "Player of the Game" April 5th against Pensacola.  

    Luca signed with Marion Military Institute on March 24, 2021.

    Luca is the younger brother of David Maberry of Valdosta State.

    Follow Luca on Twitter @LucaMaberry or Instagram @lmabes07.


    Korey Betts is a Force to be Reckoned With

    April 12, 2021: The crafty lefty knows how to pitch as he threw a complete game and picked up the win for Navarre High School against district foe Crestview High School on Thursday.   

    On March 28 Betts threw 4 shutout innings against FWB at Blue Wahoos Stadium before the game was postponed.

    Korey is also hitting 3rd in the district as reported by Max Preps with a .423 batting average.


    Joey Indelicato Hitting over .400

    reported Joey Indelicato holding 6th as a Batting Average Leader, batting .400 in his division.

    Joey also joins the Batting Average Leaders ranked #18 by Panhandle High School Baseball, listed as hitting .429 .  You can follow Joey on Instagram @joey_indelicato 


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    Keep Your Eye on Jaydon Gray

    April 9, 2021: The 13 year old 1B/3B/RHP is making his mark with a .420 BA/ .700 RISP.  Jaydon, a 7th grader at Marianna K-8, helped position his team as Big Bend Conference Runners-up.  Jaydon is the younger brother of Cameron Gray of Chipola College. 

    As coach Ron would say, "You're big time boy!"


    SHB Instructor Will Break Camp With AA

    April 8, 2021: Congratulations to SHB seasonal pitching instructor Tyler Holton of the Arizona Diamondbacks Organization.  He will be breaking camp with the AA Amarillo Sod Poodles this season.  Tyler was drafted in 2018 in the 9th round, 279 pick with the Diamondbacks.  Follow Tyler on Twitter @tylerholton14 or Instagram @tholt14 . 


    Calyn Rounsaville Hits 3 Bombs

    April 5, 2021: Navarre High School freshman, Calyn Rounsaville hit 3 OTF home runs this weekend at NYSA practice.  Nice work, keep it up!


    Celebrating SHB Success At The Plate

    March 26, 2021: Max Preps has released it's batting average rank of players.  Great to see that so many SHB Students are at the top of the leaderboard!  Keep attacking that strike zone guys!  

    # 1 Rule: Keep your *&^$( % head down!

    Navarre's Korey Betts Hitting .857

    March 22, 2021: Pensacola News Journal reported Korey Betts of Navarre High School lead the PNJ Leaderboard for Escambia and Santa Rosa County the week of March 12 hitting .857.  Great job Korey!   Check out these tips that Korey gives to stay out of a slump.

    Hemo's Back on The Air

    March 23, 2021: Listen to Hemo Live Tuesday mornings on WTKE The Robbie Shanks Show from 7 to 9am.  Listen 3 ways:

    Karson Florence Dealing K's

    March 23, 2021: Bishop State Community College, Karson Florence struck out 16 Selma Wallace hitters last week.  Karson went wire to wire, and the right handed freshman gave up only 2 hits and 1 run.  Follow Karson on Instagram @Karson_Florence or Twitter @karsonf9

    Brandon Schrepf Hits 2 Bombs vs. Chipola

    March 22, 2021: Brandon Schrepf, sophomore at Pensacola State went 9 for 15 in 4 games against Chipola hitting 2 home runs.  


    Brady Koger

    March 22, 2021: Niceville High School senior, Brady Koger is ranked No. 2 per Panhandle High School Baseball hitting .579.  Keep up the good work Brady!

    Cam vs. Bam This Week at Pensacola State

    March 18, 2021: Long-time SHB students and former Gulf Coast Elite teammates Cameron Gray (Chipola College) and Brandon Schrepf (Pensacola State) face off this week. Cam AVG  .346 vs. Bam AVG .345.  Good luck guys!


    Following Samantha Roe

    March 18, 2021: No. 1 College Softball prospect for the class of 2022 (Extra Inning Softball), Samantha Roe is hitting .455 at Niceville High School according to Max Preps.  Samantha's OBP .548/H 15/RBI 10/ R 14. 

    Preston Murphy Having a Great Season

    March 16, 2021: According Max Preps, Preston Murphy, junior on Niceville High School's Varsity team is currently hitting .500, OBP .633/H 11/RBI 7/R 2/FP .986 . Keep it up Preston!


    Nic Nolan is Hot This Week!

    March 16, 2021: Troy State Trojans reported Nic Nolan moved up the week of March 5 from the nine hole to the fifth spot recording his 5th multi-hit game of the season.  It was also reported that nick hit 2-for-3 at the plate against  Alabama! 

    David Maberry Player of the Week

    March 9, 2021: Congratulations to Valdosta State senior and SHB student, David Maberry for being selected Gulf South Conference Athlete of the Week March 9, 2021.  Follow David on Instagram @dmabes33

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