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Tony Smigiel

Head Coach

Phone: 586-933-7706

About Coach tony Smigiel

Having played baseball for well over 20 years now, I've had the privilege to play along side of college coaches, current and former Class A ball players, independent leaguer's and on rare occasion, former MLB players. The one thing they all have in common was "to never get out worked" in any way, shape, or form in their practice, pregame, workouts, tee work, or anything else for that matter.  To me,  sharing that and drilling it home with my college prep 18U softball players in particular, is paramount to their future chances for long term collegiate softball and overall LIFETIME success.

Part of my action plan every season is to include in my teams workouts; zoom calls with podcast coverage on softball IQ and concentration know hows, proper mechanics for player durability and effectiveness for fielding, proper base running skills, opposite field POWER hitting mechanics, slapping techniques, catcher specific training, Pitcher and Catcher specific empowerment lessons, mental conditioning and leadership skill building all within practice settings to improve their softball IQ. 

Also, I do give lessons for the above as well...ask me about #BASHLETES anytime, Turnin2 players receive a discount!

Thankfully, I have a supportive wife and family of 5 for over the last 20+ years who have supported my passion to continue to coach on! Our daughter will go on this season to play her 2nd season of D3 collegiate softball for Kalamazoo College.

Brooke Misch

Lead Assistant Coach

About Brooke Misch

Hello! My name is Brook Misch, I am 19 years old and I have been playing softball for going on 15 years. Though I have only been in the game for a shorter period of time than most coaches, I believe I bring a lot of knowledge and experience to the table that I think would be very helpful. I played 4 years of Varsity Softball at Chippewa Valley High School, from 2014-2018, and I played for the Michigan Bulldogs for 4 years as well. My Junior year of High School, I committed to Ursuline College, an NCAA D2 Girls Private School in Ohio, as an Outfielder, but we lost a few teammates due to injuries, so I was used as a utility and started every game in the fall of 2018 at first base as they needed me. I had played outfield all 4 years of High School, so it was new to me, but I quickly learned and worked really hard to get better and along the way I got to learn from a lot of respected coaches and very knowledgeable people and coaches. My concurrent softball career actually was halted in 2019 when I suffered a variety of injuries ranging from a 23-degree shifted clavicle, a hyper-extended bicep tendon, and a strain that had almost resulted in a tear of my upper Trapezius to straining both my rhomboids. I ended up having to leave Ursuline to treat my shoulder and I now attend Macomb Community College to keep up in my schooling while rehabbing my shoulder. During this process, I picked up a job doing pitching and hitting lessons with some 10U players, and I ended up with a seasonal full time training coach job with a 10U team in CMGFL giving me a slight bit of coaching experience, which brings me to where I am today, which is trying to get back to playing college softball with the help of Coach Tony and his wonderful team of girls. I am extremely excited to have this opportunity and to be able to use my story to help girls that are going into college level softball.

I have always been moved by the quote “Winning is not everything but wanting to is,” Because it is telling you that even if you don’t win or succeed, you put your everything into it and wanted it so badly that you are helping yourself in the process and that is the most important part. I am hoping to push the mental part of the game, as well as push the physical capabilities of all the girls in the meantime. These girls are stars, and I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to show their shine to the world!

Fall Schedule

Sept. 19th • DH vs Oakland Community College

Sept. 20th • Trine University - Double Header

Sept. 27-28th • Goshen University RR Invite and HR Derby (IN) Canceled, replacing with Oakland Community College Double Header

Oct. 3-4th • Demarini Fall Brawl by D1FP (Columbus, OH)

Oct. 17-18th • Lasers Fall Showcase, OH

Oct. 24-25th • America’s Fall Premier Showcase by D1FP (Columbus, OH)

Nov. 6-8th • Scenic City Showcase by Connect Sports (Dalton, GA)

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