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Our instructors are former professional baseball and softball players who love kids and love ball.  

Come see what a difference we can make in your child's confidence!

Our coaches bring out the best in your player.

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WALKER SEARCY

OWNER

Walker earned his MBA at Piedmont College with a BA in Business Management. He was a 4 year started as an infielder for the Piedmont Lions and later became a Graduate Assistant. Walker served as an assistant coach for Gordon College’s baseball team from 2008-2009. 

Seeing that his entire life has revolved around sports, being an athlete, and his family, purchasing Home Plate has given him the opportunity to continue his athletic endeavors in a family-driven community.

Walker is married to his supportive wife, Amanda. Together they have 3 children, Rowan, Morgan, and Mills. 

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LLOYD THOMPSON

Founded Home Plate in 2002

4 years professional baseball with Montreal Expos and

Chicago White Sox. Lloyd has been an instructor and coach for over 30 years.

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MYLES JAYE

 

Drafted in the 17th round of the 2010 MLB draft to the Toronto Blue Jays.  Myles has pitched for the Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers.  On September 5, 2017 Myles had his first major league debut for the Tigers and pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings.  He has also played with the Minnesota Twins and CLeveland Indians.

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JAKE ESCH

 

Georgia Tech middle infielder studied Civil Engineering. In 2011 he was voted Academic All-American and a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award. He was drafted in the 11th round by the Florida Marlins as a starting pitcher. On August 31, 2016, he debuted for the Marlins pitching 4.1 innings against the New York Mets at Citi Field. 

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JOSH COPELAND

 

Played at the University of Alabama 2005 - 2008.  Drafted by the Angels 2008

Grad Assistant at University of Alabama 2009

My dream is to help my players achieve their dreams

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TOBY BLACK

 

Former Head Baseball Coach at McIntosh High School (1991 - 2008)  

Worked with Doyle Baseball - Winter Haven, FL teaching along side the Doyle Brothers & Tom House.  Coach Black has had a number of players drafted and recruited to college baseball.

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CAJEN RHODES

 

Drafted in the 44th round of the 1993 MLB draft to the Texas Rangers. Cajen played two years for Sal Argila at Pensacola Junior College. He was a member of the 1996 NCAA Division II National Championship Team at Kennesaw State University. Cajen holds his degree from Columbus State University where he played his final year of college baseball. He loves the game of baseball and enjoys coaching players of all levels and positions.

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SAL ALGIRA

Sal played with Chipola College out of high school.  After junior college he went on to play with Auburn University - Montgomery.  Sal has coached for many years at the high school most recdently with the Spalding Jaguars.  He has helped many players follow their dreams of playing baseball by helping them get recruited in college as well being drafted in the MLB. 

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AUSTIN GREBECK

JD WILLIAMS

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RYAN CHILDS

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JOE GRUSZKA

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TRAVIS McCLANAHAN

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KEVIN BATISTA

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KYLE BEDROSIAN

 

Left-handed pitching expertise. He is a 4 year letter varsity at East Coweta, pitched at Mercer. Coached at Mercer for 2 years.

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FRED WEST

Fred played college baseball at Gordon State College and Albany State University where he majored in Graphic Design.   He obtained his Master's Degree in Education from Grand Canyon University.  Fred coached high school baseball for11 years at Griffin High School and Whitewater High School. Fred has 10 years of travel ball coaching experience and specializes in fielding and hitting.

MIKE DYAL