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Citius Draft Prospects Impress In Arizona

After working out with several other highly sought after 2014 MLB Draft prospects at a nearby Spring Training complex this morning, outfielders Marcus Wilson and Denz’l Chapman rushed over to the Camelback Ranch complex to join their Team Citius Inner City Elite teammates in the second inning. The duo of speedy outfielders who are also high school teammates, each put their wheels to use. After walking his first time up Wilson legged out an infield single by getting down the line in 4.25 seconds before taking second on a ball in the dirt and stealing third with a huge jump. The impressive home to first time was a bit slower than his usual times, partly as a result of having just worked out earlier in the morning and partly as a result of a late start getting out of the box on a check swing. Chapman’s highlight of the game was a well struck foul ball to the pullside while hitting lefty, and he also ran down a ball in the left center gap. Wilson is a high ceiling prospect who enters the spring as a top two round candidate and will be crosschecked heavily between now and June, while Chapman will draw plenty of interest as well.

Citius USA Players receive All-Tourney Honors

18U – Hitters
1. Marcus Wilson, OF – Los Angeles, CA (Team Citius USA – California)
2. Denz’l Chapman,OF – Los Angeles, CA (Team Citius USA – California)
18U – Pitchers
1. Jorge Gonzalez, P – Laredo, TX (Team Citius USA – Texas)
16U – Hitters
1. Ronnie Washington, OF – Houston, TX (Team Citius USA – Texas)
2. Armando Lopez, 3B – Eagle Pass, TX (Team Citius USA – Texas)
16U – Pitchers
1. Ryan Kincade, P – Samuel Clemens HS-San Antonio, TX (Team Citius USA – South Texas)

After looking at many baseball programs, we sat down with Jeremy and listened to his philosophy regarding our wishes and thoughts for Dalton’s future in baseball. His philosophy to Sheryl and I, was dedication to Dalton and trust in what Hardball U will do for him and our family. From Dalton, good work ethics, listen, love of the game and most of all RESPECT for the game. After many years and roughly 11 seasons of staying loyal to Hardball U, we saw the difference between other programs and what Hardball U provided for Dalton.
Sheryl and I had the luxury of just being parents and spectators and not chasing college applications and worrying if Dalton will make it to the next level. Dalton had the privilege and pleasure of learning from some of the game’s best coaches, seeing great venues and entertaining college offers from all of the exposure he had by playing with Hardball U. His choice is proudly Texas A&M at Corpus Christi, a Division 1 College. Dalton’s talents will take him as far as he wants to go, but with Jeremy and Jerry Tyson and the Hardball U program, he was given more opportunities and exposure to be able to succeed. The Tysons and Hardball U will always be more than just a baseball program to us, they became part of our family. And for that, we will always be grateful.
We found someone that was constantly working for Dalton and his future. The road was a long one, but the journey was well worth the investment. If you are a parent looking for a great fit for your son and have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us.

Brett and Sheryl D’Spain

I was very impressed with scout day.  The entire event was first class.  Having it at Blossom Athletic Center and having 12-15 coaches looking at players shows Hardball U has the connections to place players on college teams. I just want to thank you for a great event!

Jim Carroll

Blake Alleman has moved into the starting lineup at Texas A & M at second base as a freshman and is becoming an early impact player for the Aggies.

Texas A&M Aggies Baseball News

Blake Alleman has moved into the starting lineup at Texas A & M at second base as a freshman and is becoming an early impact player for the Aggies

Blake Alleman moves to Texas A&M Aggies Baseball as a freshmen

Thank You" to Jeremy for allowing my son Matt Hilston the opportunity
to experience playing "2011" summer ball with Hardball U.
Matt has played ball for many, many years year round and has always
wanted the chance to continue to play at the next level.
Jeremy was very successful in getting Matt offers from several
D1, D2 & JUCO programs. Matt's decision to play and go the
JUCO route was the right decision, one he does not regret.
Jeremy was always enthusiastic and worked hard to get Matt's name
out there and get him the best opportunity possible.
If you are looking for an organization to help your son move on to the next level,
I do believe Hardball U is one of the
best programs in the San Antonio area.
Once again, Thanks to Jeremy and the Hardball U staff! ~ Liz Hilston, Mother of Matthew R. Hilston "2011" SVHS

Tyler Ogle was selected today in the 9th Round of the 2011 MLB Player Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers and was named one of three catchers in the nation as an All-American by Baseball America. See attached link. He was named to 3rd team.


Jeremy Tyson
Director of Player Advancement & 18U Head Coach

Jeremy Tyson has been a baseball player or a coach his entire life. Recognition of his playing ability came early in his career and earned him placements on All District and All City teams when he played at Mac Arthur High School in San Antonio, Texas. Upon graduation, he was one of only two baseball players in the city to sign to play baseball for a Division I institution. Jeremy played his freshman year at the University of Houston where he established himself as one of the outstanding pitchers in the nation. When he transferred to Louisiana State University for his sophomore year, he became an immediate impact player working his way into the starting rotation and establishing personal statistics that once again highlighted his talent. While at LSU, he helped lead the Tigers to two consecutive National Championships and was a highly scouted prospect by several major league clubs.


Jerry Tyson

Director of Recruitment

Coach Jerry graduated from Permian High School in Odessa Texas where he was an All district player in baseball and basketball. He attended Sul Ross State University and lettered four years in both basketball and baseball. He was one of 5 baseball athletes to attend school on a full Herbert Kokernot scholarship. After graduating with honors he signed with the Baltimore Orioles and played in their farm system. After his professional baseball career, he coached baseball, basketball, and football in three different high schools earning several Coach of the Year honors and was elected by the coaches of Texas to coach the South All Star basketball team in Houston. Coach Jerry scouted 5 years for the Chicago Cubs. Coach Jerry's 14u Hardball U team ( Alamo Elite ) finished as the top AAA team in Texas and third in the nation according to the USSSA ratings for 2008. Coach Jerry serves as scout for Hardball U.

Noah Miles

Head Coach 14U

Noah Miles graduated from Monahans High School in Monahans Texas in 2003. While at MHS he achieved many honors such as All-Permian Basin Newcomer of the year, San Angelo Standard Times Sophomore of the year, Texas High School Magazine 3-A Pitcher Top Prospect, Jeff Beck Top 50 Prospects, 2 Time All District MVP, 2 Time All State Pitcher and won a State Championship in the summer baseball league in 2000.

After High School Noah attended Seward County Community College in Liberal Kansas. While at Seward Noah was a member of the back to back Jayhawk West Conference Champs as well as competing in the Njcaa World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. After completing his Associate of Arts degree from SCCC, Noah attended the University of Texas San Antonio and played for the UTSA Roadrunners. While at UTSA Noah was a member of the 2007 Southland Conference Champions. Throughout his college baseball career he played in the Jayhawk Summer wood bat leagues playing for the Wichita Rattlers, Dodge City Desperados and the Nevada Griffons. Noah completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from UTSA in 2008. He has worked for Hardball U coaching players ranging in age from 11-18 for 3 years. He has taught private lessons as well as assisting in UTSA, Hardball U, and Sandlot Advantage baseball camps. Miles and his wife Amanda have a daughter Mallory Sue.

James Keithley

Head Coach 12U

James Keithley was a 3 year varsity starter at Reagan High in Austin playing 6 different positions in those 3 years. His honors included All District Short Stop 2 years and was a member of the All City Super Team as a senior.

James attended UTSA on a Division 1 scholarship.During the 3 years at UTSA he started in all games except 4 and played all positions except pitcher. He received All Conference Second Baseman in his sophomore year and All Conference Short Stop his junior year. He also set records for the longest hit streak and came close to breaking the record for runs scored.

After college he was selected by the Washington Nationals and played for 2 years for the Vermont Lake Monsters and the Hagerstown Suns. He started his coaching career during the off season by hosting camps and giving private lessons. James is a dedicated and motivational coach. He believes that the most important aspect of his job is finding a college for our players to attend and play baseball. James believes that their future is just one short step away and it is time to work.

Josh McElroy

Josh McElroy was a 3 year starter and graduated from O’Connor High School. In High School, he earned All District honors as an outfielder and twice as a shortstop. His outstanding performance earned him a scholarship to St. Mary’s University where he was a 3 ½ year starter. Josh won three Heartland Conference championships with the Rattlers and during his senior season, earned the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Championship and advanced to the College World Series. Throughout his collegiate career, Josh has sketched his name in several categories in the St. Mary’s Record Books.


Paula Mantlo

Neuromuscular Realignment Specialist