Turner Stout Commits to King

Congratulations to Turner Stout, 2023, Dobyns-Bennett on his commitment to King University in Bristol, TN. Turner played on Diamond Showcase teams the past two summers. He is a LHP/1B with a big bat!

Turner made his announcement on twitter on October 10. “I’m excited to announce I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at King University! I want to thank God, my parents, family, coaches, and teammates for everything.”

He’s a fine young man and we are happy to see him move to the next level. We wish all the best to Turner and see a bright future ahead!

Welcome Bren!

Diamond is thrilled to welcome Bren Coldren!

Bren has an impressive background, including experience as a D1 Coach, and is excited to be part of Diamond. Bren played college softball at Central College, winning a National title. Additionally, she was awarded 1st team All America and Conference Player of the Year. She went on to play professionally in New Zealand.

As a coach, she worked her way up, beginning with Yale, then to Drake, Iowa Western and landing at Indiana State University where she coached for 10 years. Bren was owner and private instructor at Elite Skills Softball for 25+ years. She is a member of NFCA and ABCA.

Call now to book your softball pitching lesson with Bren at 865-288-3624 or email us at info@h3sports.org.

Diamond 16U Wins UT Championship

Diamond 16U takes the crown in the Net Elite UT Championship. The squad pulled off a 2-1 win over the Chattanooga Fury. Neels Schoonbee got the win giving up only 6 hits and 1 runs over 6 1/3 innings. Asher Harness closed it out. ⁦Hutson Oakes went⁩ 2-3 with 1 RBI and Bleau Kennedy was 1-2 with 1 RBI.

Leading up to that game, Diamond put together a solid run, winning 3 and tying 1. A 5-4 win over Base Knox Royals Blue saw a slew of players with 1 hit. Hutson Oakes was the winning pitcher. In game 2 over the East TN Hustle, Luke Treece led Diamond bats, going 2-3. Cooper Williamson got the win.

Diamond tied No Chance Gold 8-8 to start Sunday’s games. Cooper Williamson and Braden Wyatt each collected multiple hits. Next up, Diamond bats came alive with a 12-2 victory over BC Athletics. Several players had multiple hits, as the team tallied 14 total hits. Bleau Kenndey was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

 

Welcome Luc!

Diamond Baseball is excited to welcome another former Vol, Luc Lipcius.

Luc finished his UT career as the TN Baseball Career Home Run Leader (40). Additional honors include: 2021 NCAA All-Knoxville Regional Team, 2021 SEC All-Tournament Team, 2020 SEC Community Service Team, 2018-2021 Spring SEC and Academic Honor Roll. In May of 2021, Luc earned his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Tickle College of Engineering.

Find Luc’s full bio at UTsports.com >

Call now to book your lesson with Luc at 865-288-3624 or email us at info@h3sports.org.

Join Us!

Take advantage of our best membership deal! Join for Fall – September, October, November, December – for only $225. That’s 4 months of training and a savings of $175. This deals allows you to use our facility everyday, as we are open 7 days a week!

What comes with your Diamond membership? Our indoor heated and cooled 37,000 square foot training complex with:

  • 16 batting cages
  • 3 designated pitching mounds
  • Open turf infield area
  • State of the art equipment
  • Spacious lobby
  • Large tables for meetings, work or homework
  • High speed wi-fi service

 

To purchase your Membership, click MEMBERSHIP. You will be redirected to Diamond’s MindBody account for payment. Click on “Camps” and scroll to find “FALL MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL with Membership Diamond”. Or, phone us at 865-288-3624.

Diamond Baseball Academy membership is available for year round baseball and softball training. Regular prices are: $100/month | $800/year. To inquire about membership, contact us at info@h3sports.org or 865-288-3624.

Welcome Redmond!

Diamond Baseball is thrilled to welcome Redmond Walsh! The former UT Volunteer, Alcoa High School and Diamond star, Redmond will be sharing his knowledge by giving pitching lessons. Now is the perfect time to get dialed into your pitching mechanics, grips and spins.

Redmond’s list of recognitions is long, including:

  • 2019 ABCA/RAWLINGS SOUTH ALL-REGION 2ND TEAM
  • 2020 & 2021 NCBWA STOPPER OF THE YEAR PRESEASON WATCH LIST
  • 2020 PRESEASON 2ND TEAM ALL AMERICAN
  • 2021 SEC BASEBALL COMMUNITY SERVICE TEAM
  • 2022 NCBWA STOPPER OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALIST
  • 2ND TEAM NCBWA ALL AMERICAN
  • TIED FOR 1ST IN VOL HISTORY WITH 23 CAREER SAVES

Find Redmond’s bio at UTsports.com >

Call now to book your lesson with Redmond at 865-288-3624 or email us at info@h3sports.org.

Diamond 17U Wins PG Knoxville Invitational

Diamond 17U are Champions of the Perfect Game Knoxville Invitational. The squad beat Wow Factor Scout team 14-2 in the final. Diamond went on a run to beat TN Nationals and Wow Factor Midsouth Colts to lead up to the championship game. A total of 24 teams participated in the tournament.

Diamond 17U won in convincing fashion, with 14 team hits. Mark Underwood (Farragut) was named MVP with 3-3 and 2 RBI. Miller Spence (Knox Catholic) was 2-2 and Turner Stout (Dobyns-Bennett) was 2-3. Luke Seagrist (Bearden), William Webb (Hardin Valley), Underwood, Spence and Stout all contributed doubles in the contest. Stout gets the win, allowing only 2 runs.

In the semifinals, Diamond topped Wow Factor Midsouth Colts with a final of 4-2. Brady Frederick (Bearden) and Luke Seagrist led Diamond bats with 2 hits each. Andrew Henry (Alcoa) was credited with the win.

Bracket play began with a battle versus the Tennessee Nationals. William Webb earned the win, giving up 0 runs in 5 innings. Ashton Sulack (Farragut) was strong in 2 relief innings. Cooper Schultze (Farragut) had 2 hits to lead the Diamond offense.

 

 

All State Players: Smith, Black, Treece

Diamond is proud to have several players named to the TBCA All State team.

  • Grayson Smith, 2022  1B, Jackson County HS
  • Caden Black, 2024  SS, Oak Ridge HS
  • Luke Treece, 2025  C/SS, Coalfield HS

Congrats to these boys for their outstanding performances during the 2022 high school baseball season.

Diamond 17U represented at TBCA Showcase

Diamond Simcox 17U players, Isaac Lawson (Jeff County), Landon Pique (Halls) and Miller Spence (Knox Catholic) played in the TBCA Showcase, June 13-14 at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Athletes went through a pro-style workout and took batting practice using Trackman to record hitting metrics. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated bullpens and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more.

The TBCA Showcase, partnering with PBR Tennessee put on a great event for uncommitted high school players from across the state. The East team went 2 – 1 at the event.

See results from the event at TBCA SHOWCASE CLASSIC: STATISTICAL LEADERBOARDS. 

Diamond 17U Wins PBR Alabama Open

Diamond Simcox 17U beat Troy Post 70 17U, 11-2 to win the PBR Alabama Open in Albertville, AL, June 10-12, 2022. A dominant performance in the championship game, Diamond took the lead never let up, winning 11-2. Securing the lead in the 6th inning, big bats were led by singles from Eli Hames (Maryville) and Seth Adams (Bradley Central), and a triple by Miller Spence (Knox Catholic). Diamond had 5 runs in the 4th inning with a double from Turner Stout (Dobyns-Bennett) and singles from Luke Seagrist (Bearden) and William Webb (Hardin Valley). Mark Underwood (Farragut) went 2-4. The team totaled 16 hits in the victory. Webb was the winning pitcher, throwing 6 innings with another solid performance on the mound.

Diamond players, William Webb and Miller Spence were highlighted in PBRT ALABAMA OPEN: DAY 3 STANDOUTS.

Brady Frederick (Bearden)was featured in PBRT ALABAMA OPEN: DAY 2 STANDOUTS.