SHB Students in the News

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

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

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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.  

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

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

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.  

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 .   

Hemo's Lingo

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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

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."

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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.  



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 . 

Hemo's Lingo

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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

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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Check Out This All-Star Bunch

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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