Group lessons

The Bat Cave offers group lessons on Friday from 6:30-7:30pm. These lessons are great for entry level players between the ages of 7-10 who are looking to strengthen their foundational skills.

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Book a private lesson

While The Bat Cave does not offer private lessons, we are home for many coaches who do. Please contact them directly for more information.

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.

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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. Coach Mark now coaches for Lonestar Baseball Club.

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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. Coach Marcel now coaches for Lonestar Baseball Club.

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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.

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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.

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Jeff Matheny

Hitting Fielding, Pitching & Catching

Coach Jeff is a 1987 Graduate of UTHS High school. Coach Jeff enjoyed High school sports much of which he accelerated in and lettered in tennis and wrestling while enjoying karate and Select Baseball. After high school, while working construction he coached and played Select travel Softball C&B level in 6 different sanctions in a 5 state region for 18+ years. During his Softball career as coach/player he decided to start coaching and developing players in tee ball & little league in the early 90’s with kids ages 5 and up. He has worked with kids up to 17yrs old and continues that passion and coaches currently with Lonestar Baseball Central since 2018 and currently Head coaches 12u AAA and assistant to the 9u AA. He also currently owns and instructs for The DABBS Group giving 450 lessons a year.

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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.

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