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Welcome to Austin’s Bat Cave batting cages! Take your baseball and softball game to the next level!

We’re OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and have state-of-the-art AIR CONDITIONED facility designed to help players reach their full potential.

Just bring your bat and a helmet, we’ll take care of the rest! Batting cage rentals come with a bucket of balls and a hitting tee.

 

MEET OUR COACHES

J.T. Taylor

Hitting, Catching & Fielding

Coach Jerry “J.T.” Taylor is a former University of Texas baseball standout, who played for coach Cliff Gustafson and was drafted in 1995 by the Cleveland Indians.  J.T. now spends his time teaching the finer points of hitting and defensive skills to baseball and softball players in Central Texas, at Austin’s premier air-conditioned batting cage facility, The Bat Cave.  Private lessons for hitting, fielding and catching are available.

Jamie Schmahl PT, DPT

Pitching

Coach Jamie is a fastpitch softball coach with a Doctorates in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University in New York. She was a top competitive pitcher throughout childhood and into high school before a shoulder injury ended her competitive pitching career and lead her into the field of physical therapy. By day, Coach Jamie is a pediatric physical therapist in Austin, TX, helping children with disabilities gain strength, function, and independence. Using her extensive knowledge of movement, biomechanics, and strength training, Coach Jamie offers individual and group lessons focusing on optimal pitching mechanics, long term injury prevention, and mental/physical strength.

To schedule an appointment with Jamie call: 631-338-3528

David House

DAVID HOUSE

Baseball – Hitting, Pitching & Fielding

Softball – Hitting & Fielding

David graduated from Huston-Tillotson University with a degree in Kinesiology- Human Performance. David has continued to develop his professional profile through his training and has certifications such as the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He has 10 years of experience in sport-specific training (baseball, softball, football, basketball, tennis).
David was a multi-sport athlete, competing in football, basketball, and track at Waco High School and collegiate baseball for 4 years. Shortly after graduating and he realized that his true passion resided in the ability to help others achieve their physical and athletic goals. His focus on physical, mental, and spiritual health components to promote the highest potential in every Athlete.

To schedule a appointment with David call 254-855-6230

David House

Zoe Bacon

Hitting, Pitching & Catching

Zoe Bacon, a 2015 Lake Travis softball alumni, is the all-time leader in career home runs and the all-time leader in wins and strikeouts as a pitcher.

A 4 year varsity starting pitcher at LT, she has 4 time All-District accolades and was a 4 time team MVP. She was awarded the CenTex Newcomer of the Year after her freshman season in 2012. She was the Pitcher of the District in 2012 and 2015 and she earned All CenTex honors in 2013 and 2015.

During her senior season she hit 5 home runs in 5 consecutive at bats to break the National High School Softball record for consecutive home runs. Bacon was All-State and a TGSA All-Star athlete in 2015.

During her sophomore year of high school, she accepted a full-ride softball scholarship to UTSA. A back injury in the fall of her sophomore year at UTSA resulted in a medical redshirt season. After unsuccessful rehabilitation attempts, she was forced to retire fall of 2017.

Now, Bacon coaches elite-level, hitting, pitching and catching lessons at the Bat Cave.

To schedule an appointment with Zoe, call: 720-563-9277.

Austin Bat Cave Batting Cages Coach Ricky Canales

Ricky Canales

Hitting Fielding, Pitching & Catching

Ricky is a 2014 graduate of Dripping Springs High School, where he was a three-year letterman for the Tiger Baseball Team, and a four-year letterman for the Tiger Cross Country Team. He spent many hours under the instruction of our own J.T. Taylor since age 8 and has absorbed many mannerisms of teaching the game from him. Ricky is a former Outfielder/Pitcher for the Schreiner University Baseball Team. He graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. Ricky was honored with the distinction of being the first, four year, two-sport NCAA athlete in Schreiner University History. Ricky spent his summers in the Centex Collegiate Baseball League, where he served as team captain of the Austin Expos. He has been training athletes since 2014.

To schedule a lesson with Ricky at the Bat Cave, call 512-578-8676.

Get in touch

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HOURS

Mon – Fri: 4:00p – 8:00p
Sat: By Appointment
Closed Sunday
Extended hours available by reservation during summer
*Open when raining

Address

9811-B Vikki Terrace
Austin, TX 78736

Phone

(512) 580-0357

Reach out to us to become a part of our Bat Cave BATTING CAGES family. We’re open seven days a week. Did we mention we’re air conditioned?

THE BAT CAVE

9811 Vikki Terrace
Austin, TX 78736