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The Bat Cave is offering a Summer camp to help keep your athlete sharp over the break.

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While The Bat Cave does not offer private lessons, we are home for many coaches who do. Please contact them directly for pricing, availability and/or additional information. Pro Tip: Contact as many coaches as possible as they can get busy and be slow to reply

Bella Dayton

Softball: Hitting and Fielding

Bella is from Wylie, Texas, just outside of Dallas. She currently is playing outfield for the Texas Longhorns. Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team (2023). 1x WCWS All-Tournament Team (2022).

Book a lesson with Coach Bella:

Austin Schwartz

Baseball: Hitting and Fielding

Coach Austin is currently leading 12U and 14U teams for the Texas Senators.

Book a lesson with Coach Austin:

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, he realized that his true passion resided in the ability to help others achieve their physical and athletic goals. His focus is physical, mental, and spiritual health components to promote the highest potential in every Athlete.

Email to book a lesson with Coach David!

Marcel Carter

Baseball – Hitting, Pitching & Fielding

Marcel was born in El Paso Texas and was raised in the Austin area. He went to Bowie high school in Austin where he played baseball and basketball. He was a three year letter winner in baseball and was voted unanimous first team all district selection at 3rd base his senior year as well as playing in the Austin area all star game. After high school Marcel went on to play at Abilene Christian University as a utility player where he started in the outfield and spent some time playing in the middle infield. He played 3rd base at coastal bend college as well.

Email to book a lesson with Coach Marcel!

Mark Davis

Baseball & Softball: Hitting, Catching & Fielding

As an accomplished baseball player and mentor having years of experience guiding and mentoring athletes, Coach Mark helps athletes achieve maximized performance levels and success in the sport of Baseball and Softball. Experienced in instructing players regarding new and improved form, performance techniques, and endurance supporting exercises. As a hitting coach his goal is to help prepare, strengthen, and improve the skills and knowledge of the player.

Call ‭+1 (512) 293-1076‬ or email to book a lesson with Coach Mark, or book online at

Gordy Bravo

Softball: Hitting & Fielding

Gordy Bravo came to BYU from Corona California, California. Currently coaches for the Texas Blaze 18u National team.

At Brigham Young University Bravo carved her place in the BYU career record books from centerfield. She is fourth in batting average (.368), eighth in at-bats (647), seventh in runs (141), sixth in hits (238), tied for fifth in triples (7) and seventh in on-base percentage (.450). 2015 NFCA All-Pacific Region Third Team. 2015 West Coast Conference Player of the Year. As a junior Bravo hit .444 which is the best single-season batting average in BYU history. All-WCC First Team. Conference championship and NCAA Regionals in all four years of her career. After college: From 2014 to 2020 Bravo played with the Mexican National Team during the summer. Qualified for Tokyo 2020 with Team Mexico. Played in the NPF one year with the Cleveland Comets. Assistant coach at Saint Mary’s College of California 2019-2021

Contact info: (909)229-1768 @CoachBravotx

Jacob Lindgren

Baseball – Pitching

Selected by the New York Yankees in the second round of the 2014 MLB draft. Fastest person to make it to the big leagues with the Yankees since Deion Sanders! For the season (Rookie Ball to Double-A), he pitched in 19 games with a 2–1 record, 2.16 ERA, a save, and 48 strikeouts compared to just 13 walks in 24+2⁄3 innings. Also spent time with the Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox. 

While playing high school baseball at St. Stanislaus HS, he played summer league with Marucci Elite. In college, he was named a first-team All-American by Baseball America and Perfect Game as well as a second team All-American by the NCBWA. Voted First-Team All-SEC by the league’s 14 head coaches. Led the country with 16.3 strikeouts per nine innings. Finished first in the country among all relievers with 100 strikeouts, which ranked third overall in the SEC.

Now coaching for Texas Senators Baseball Club.

Call or text 228-493-1710 or email to book a lesson with coach Jake!

Stephen Landin

Baseball: Hitting and Fielding

First baseman for Magnolia High School and graduated in 2005. Accepted a baseball scholarship to play first base & pitch for Concordia University in Nebraska. Transferred to Texas A&M Kingsville and played baseball was first baseman and pitcher. JV Assistant coach for Magnolia High School in 2011

Baseball Director for Legends Sports Complex In summer 2011 and lead baseball instructor specializing in hitting and pitching. Head Coach for Fury Baseball from 2011-2012

Currently coaching the ATX Rebels.

Contact: (281) 217-9414‬

Zoe Bacon

Softball: 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.

Email to book a lesson with Coach Zoe!

Ricky Canales

Baseball: 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.

Email to book a lesson with Coach Ricky!

J.T. Taylor

Baseball & Softball: 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.

Brian Bauerle

Baseball: Hitting, Fielding and Pitching

Graduated Bowie HS 1991. Played for legendary coach Ed Cheff at Lewis Clark. Finished playing career in 1994 at Concordia Lutheran. Associate scout with Cincinnati Reds (2004-2006), assistant coach Ranger Jr College (2006-2009), assistant coach St Edwards (2010), assistant coach Coastal Bend College (2014-2016) and head coach Coastal Bend College (2017-2023).

Contact: | 512-757-0847

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