SUMMER SOFTBALL CAMPS AND SHOWCASES
**IMPORTANT: DUE TO MOVE IN DAY ON AUGUST 18TH WE WILL ONLY BE HAVING THE SHOWCASE FROM 9AM-12PM. THERE WILL BE NO AFTERNOON SESSION. PLEASE CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!**
(251)454-1524 OR (337)356-3881
Campers will learn the fundamentals necessary to become better players and will be introduced to new skills that will help take their game to the next level. Campers will be instructed in all areas of the game including hitting, bunting, fielding, pitching, defense and base running. Campers will experience:
- Basic fundamentals
- Constructive feedback
- Quality one-on-one & group instruction
- Live game situations
Spring Hill College, an NCAA DII institution, would like to invite high school athletes to take part in the summer showcase. During this showcase, athletes will be exposed to college level practice and competition. Athletes will be evaluated in all areas of the game that apply, including: hitting, bunting, fielding, pitching, defense and base running.
Athletes will be coached by members of the SHC Coaching staff and collegiate student-athletes including:
SOFTBALL COACHING STAFF
Steve Kittrell was named the interim head coach of the Badgers softball program on December 4, 2017. Kittrell built a career record of 1052–644–1 (.620) in 25 seasons as the head baseball coach at the University of South Alabama (USA) from 1984 to 2011 following one season as the Badger head baseball coach in 1983.
Kittrell began his coaching career as the head baseball coach at Niceville (Fla.) High School where he posted a 35–15 record in two seasons. From 1976 to 1978, he served as the head baseball coach at University Military School (UMS) in Mobile where he went 95–34. Kittrell coached at Enterprise (Ala.) State Junior College from 1979 to 1980 with a record of 52–30 before taking the reins of the Spring Hill baseball team for one season in 1983, posting a 33–19 record.
Kittrell played baseball at USA and later played one season in the Boston Red Sox organization, reaching Class-A Winter Haven.
On February 23, 2009, Kittrell became only the 50th coach in NCAA baseball history to reach the 1,000-win plateau and he led the Jaguars to 18 NCAA tournament appearances, including 10 Sun Belt Conference championships.
A member of the USA Athletic Hall of Fame, Kittrell announced his retirement from the Jaguars program on June 25, 2010 effective after the 2011 season.
Former SHC shortstop Shea McDaniel (neé Blanchard) rejoined the SHC program as assistant coach in January 2018. Originally hailing from Breaux Bridge, La., and a 2011 graduate of Teurlings Catholic High School, McDaniel was a four-year starter for the Badgers form 2012-15 and played on the Badgers’ 2013 NAIA National Runner-Up team. She holds SHC season records for at-bats (233 in 2013) and fewest infield errors (0 in 2013) while also appearing on numerous of the school’s Top 10 career and season records lists.
McDaniel earned a degree in Communication Arts from SHC and served as a softball graduate assistant coach in 2016. She is currently pursuing an MBA at Spring Hill and resides in Saraland with her husband, Bryson McDaniel.
Kelly Pitts (Kuppersmith) a native of Mobile, Al, graduated from Theodore High School. Playing varsity softball all 4 years, she earned Gatorade Player of the Year in 2003, as well as All County 2002 and 2003, and Press Register Top 12 (2003). She was also a nominee for Mobile County Female Athlete of the Year (2003), lettering in 3 sports. Pitts went on to pitch and play middle infield for Faulkner State Community College. She later earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama.
Pitts previously coached at Mobile Christian School, Jackson Academy, and Bishop State CC. She specializes in pitching and infield development. She resides in Mobile with her husband, Raymond Pitts Jr, and three children.