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Strike Zone Staff and Instructors


Mike Kearney



Mike is currently the head coach for Frederick High School and a former head coach of a local 18U girls fastpitch travel team. He has previously coached football and girls basketball and has coached girls softball on various levels since 2004. He has a certificate of completion as a  High school strength and conditioning specialist. Mike along with his wife Angela are committed to bringing a facility to central Frederick County and give athletes of all ages a place to sharpen their softball and baseball skills and improve their game.

Softball Instructors

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Jenna Knable



Jenna is a 2013 graduate of Clear Spring High School, earning First Team MVAL, First Team All-County, and team MVP her senior year.  She then continued her athletic and academic career at Hagerstown Community College where she received First Team All MDJUCO and First Team All-Region XX honors. After playing at Hagerstown Community College for two years, Jenna transferred to Wilson College.  While at Wilson College Jenna was Student Athlete of the week twice, First Team All North Eastern Athletic Conference twice, and First Team East Coast Athletic Conference once. While in college Jenna played various positions, but mainly caught and played second base.  She also complied a .418 college career batting average where she had 435 at bats, 41 doubles, 5 homeruns, and 105 RBIs. Jenna recently became the Head Coach at Hagerstown Community College.  During her first year at the helm of HCC the team went 24-17 and appeared at the Region XX final four tournament.  Four players received All-Region XX honors, and five players received All-MDJUCO honors. Jenna currently gives softball hitting, fielding and catching lessons, and can be booked through the Strike Zone online scheduling system or

Haley Christensen


Hi, I’m Haley Christensen a Frederick, MD native. I started playing softball at the age of 5 and started learning how to pitch around 8 years old. I attended Tuscarora High School where I was a four-year varsity player. As for my travel experience, I played for the Heartbreakers from 2005-2013, which allowed me the opportunity to continue on to collegiate level at Lebanon Valley College. Most recently, I have started giving pitching lessons to young women of all ages as well as just completing my first year of assistant coaching at Tuscarora High School. I am excited to bring all of the knowledge and experience I have attained throughout the many years and give back to Frederick. 

Baseball Instructors

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Connor Myers


Connor Myers is a 2012 Middletown High School graduate, where he was the captain of the varsity baseball team and earned First Team All-State accolades. After being recruited by several different universities, Myers accepted an athletic scholarship to Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA. While attending ODU, he was featured on SportsCenter Top 10 twice, named Second Team All-Conference USA,  selected as CAA All-Rookie, and is the record holder for games played with 224. His senior season he hit .310 with 42 RBI’s, 17 doubles, six home runs, and 19 stolen bases. Upon graduating college in 2016, Connor was drafted in the 27th round by the World Series champion, Chicago Cubs. He is currently assigned to the AA Tennessee Smokies. Connor specializes in playing the outfield, base running, and hitting. He is eager to pass on his knowledge and share his passion! 

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 Collin McGowan



Collin McGowan is a 2012 Good Counsel High School Graduate, where he was a varsity 2 way player for 3 years accruing a 2.15 ERA over 81.1 innings and batting .308 as a senior. As a sophomore he earned WCAC honorable mention and helped the falcons go on to win a WCAC title. He then attended LaSalle University on an athletic and academic scholarship. At LaSalle he was a three year starter in the middle infield and appeared in over 170 games. His junior season he batted .277 with a .357 OBP. He also was consistently on the NCAA honor roll list. His family has a long history in the game including his great grandfather being a part of the baseball HOF as an umpire and now he looks to pass his knowledge on.


Tony Bianchini.


Hello my name is Tony Bianchini. I graduated from Oakdale High School in 2016. After two years of varsity ball, I went on to play at the nationally ranked baseball program at FCC. After two successful years at FCC, I landed big athletic scholarship to Mars Hill University in North Carolina. After four years of college I have earned my Associates Degree from FCC and an undergrad degree from Mars Hill University. I am currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach for FCC’s baseball team as well, working mainly with the pitchers. I love to share my knowledge of the game and interact with people! 

Mike Kearney is certified as a C.U.D.I.T Hitting instructor

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