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Mike McCarthy | Nov 15, 2013 11:06:00 AM

Q&A w/ 2014 University of Houston Baseball Commit, Robert Grilli

Robert Grilli (@Grilli1) has been working with us at The Baseball Zone and SST Mississauga almost since we opened 10 years ago. He is currently a student-athlete at Salt Lake Community College in Utah patrolling the middle of the infield for the Bruins in the Scenic West Athletic Conference. He was named as a 2nd team Conference All-Star in his Freshman season with a .302 avg and a .962 fielding pct.

Robert recently committed to attend the University of Houston in the Fall of 2014 for which we'd like to offer him a huge congratulations. 

The Baseball Zone's Kevin Horton had a chance to sit down for an interview with Robert in the Spring of 2012 as he was finishing up his Senior season with the Ontario Terriers (@OntarioTerriers) baseball program and preparing to head to Salt Lake CC. Here are a few of the questions Kevin asked Robert:


Topics: baseball strategy, baseball strength training, mental performance, Ontario Terriers Baseball, baseball practice, baseball scouting, college baseball, college baseball recruiting, college baseball scholarship

Rick Boutilier | Apr 16, 2013 8:31:00 AM

Baseball Strength Training Transformation Tuesday | Evan Lawrence

It is Transformation Tuesday again and this week we feature high school sophomore Evan Lawrence, pitcher for the Ontario Terriers 16U program.


Topics: SST Mississauga, strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, off-season strength training, baseball parents, weight lifting, Ontario Terriers Baseball, pitching velocity, velocity, lean mass

Mike McCarthy | Mar 11, 2013 4:22:00 PM

6 Ways Indoor Batting Cages Can Be Used for More Than Just Hitting

Indoor batting cages may seem on their face to be focused on one use, and that of course is digging your heels in and hitting off a pitching machine over and over and over with that juicy pitch coming right down the middle, belt high. However, there are so many more things that you can do with indoor batting cages besides taking batting practice to halp make your workouts more varied, and ultimately more productive.

Here are 6 basic ways you can get more out of your time in an indoor batting cage:

  1. More Than a Machine - Besides just stepping up to the plate and hacking away, the cage can be used for soft-toss, focused hitting drills or bunting practice. Or instead of standing in the same place all of the time, move up and back to simulate faster and slower pitches; or move left and right to simulate inside pitches and outside pitches. You will not get perfect BP pitches all of the time in games, so you better make sure you get some practice on variations in the cage. 


Topics: hitting tips, baseball instruction, defence, infielding, infielding tips, Ontario Terriers Baseball, fielding instruction, baseball clinics, PFP's, first baseman, first basemen, Outfielding, catching, batting cages, indoor batting cages

Kevin Horton | Jun 7, 2012 4:41:00 PM

11 Alumni of The Baseball Zone Selected in 2012 MLB Draft

With the MLB players draft in books for 2012 we would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to all The Baseball Zone Alumni who had their names called over the course of the last 3 days.  There were an unprecedented 11 players drafted who have trained at The Baseball Zone at some point over their young careers. 


Topics: scholarship, college, Ontario Terriers Baseball, High Performance Program

Mike McCarthy | Mar 20, 2012 7:15:00 PM

Ontario Terriers Baseball 15U Team - Spring Training Wrap Up

March 13, 2010


Topics: Ontario Terriers Baseball, High Performance Program

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