Monday, December 29, 2014

9 Pitching Grips | Baseball Pitching

Learn how to do nine baseball pitching grips from Coach Darren Gurney in this Howcast video.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Glove Guru Aso: How to Break In a Baseball Glove

Wilson's Glove Guru, Shigeaki Aso, breaks in gloves for MLB stars such as C.J. Wilson, Brandon Philips, David Wright, and Hanley Ramirez. Watch as he takes us through the steps of breaking in a brand new baseball glove.

Saturday, December 20, 2014


Come and train with Jake Epstein in our January Hitting Camp for Baseball and Fastpitch
(Players attend both days)
Saturday (1/24):  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
Sunday (1/25):  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  
Hosted by Certified Epstein Instructor Rich Lovell and The Baseball Barn (Camp will be run by Jake Epstein)
Click Here to Visit Mike Epstein Hitting for more information and to enroll in this very special 2 day event!!.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Open Hitting Today

Sundays 12 Noon to 2PM

Come in and get a great hitting workout with our staff throwing soft toss in our hitting tunnels. A great way to get swings in for a very low cost!

Open Hitting is limited to 30 people per day, so Sign Up Now using our online scheduling system. Cost $10 per session.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Baseball Barn's Holiday Hours


The Baseball Barn will be closed on the following days in observance of the holidays:

12/24, 12/25, 12/31, and 1/1/15

Please make a note of these dates

Monday, December 8, 2014


The Baseball Barn is very pleased to announce that Tracy Rech has joined our team of instructors.  Tracy's focus will be on softball hitting and softball catching instruction. Login to your account now to schedule a lesson with Tracy.


Being from Santa Ana (Orange County), CA, softball was a mainstay of my youth sports. After several years of playing Little League Baseball and Little Miss Softball, I began playing with travel softball teams at the age of 13.  During my time playing with those teams, I had the opportunity to be the catcher for several outstanding pitchers including Lisa Fernandez and Lori Harrigan.  Additionally I had the experience of being teammates with other outstanding players like Kelly Inouye, Kim (Kostyk) Sowder.

I attended Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana) and then accepted a full athletic scholarship to Creighton University (Division I) in Omaha, Nebraska.  During my time at Creighton University, I participated in several softball camps teaching both hitting and position/catching.

After successfully completing my college career and receiving my BA in Psychology, I moved back to Southern California in 1996. I began teaching hitting and catching lessons at Diane Lewis’ School of Softball in 1997 until relocating to the Vacaville area with my husband in 1998. Since moving to the area I have coached two years in Bobby Sox and have been the Player Agent for the Vacaville National Little League.

Current: Vanden High School Assistant Varsity Softball Coach

Career Highlights
- Member of 1984 15U ASA National Championship Team (Gordon’s Panthers)
- Member of 1987 15U ASA National Championship Team (Orange County Batbusters)
- Four year Varsity Letter Mater Dei High School
- All Angelus League 1990
- Angelus League MVP 1990
- All CIF Southern Section 1990
- Four year Varsity Letter Creighton University

WAC - All Conference Team Honorable Mention
WAC – All Tournament Team
Played in back to back 31 inning (DH) and 25 inning (catcher) games (2 of the 3 longest games in NCAA history).

MVC – Conference Player of the Week (.550 BA)
MVC – All Conference 1st Team
All Region – 2nd Team


MVC – All Conference 2nd Team
MVC – All Tournament Team    

Tuesday, December 2, 2014