2016 Kincardine Minor Baseball Camp
Ben Lobb, MP and Kincardine Minor Baseball are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Kincardine Minor Baseball Camp. Join us on July 10 & 11, 2019 for two days of baseball instruction.
Joining this year's coaching roster is former Toronto Blue Jay and MLB All-Star relief pitcher, Jason Grilli.
Returning for the 5th straight year is NCAA coach Mark Brew.
2019 Camp Instructors
Featuring Former Toronto Blue Jay
Headlining the baseball camps for the first time is former Blue Jay, Jason Grilli. Jason played in the Majors for 17 years. He also played for the Florida Marlins, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels, Atlanta Braves, and Toronto Blue Jays. Jason helped bring the Detroit Tigers to the World Series in 2006, and was named an All-Star as the Pittsburgh Pirates closer in 2013. In 2016, the Blue Jays traded for Grilli, who helped the team return to the AL Divisional Series for the second year in a row. Grilli retired from the Texas Rangers in 2017, earning 694 career strikeouts and 79 saves.
Today, Jason lives in Pittsburgh. His local charitable work has earned him nominations for the Roberto Clemente and Marvin Miller Man of the Year awards in 2015, and includes work on behalf of Feeding America, the 108 stitches campaign to “Strike Out Cancer”, and more recently No Offseason Sports in Pittsburgh where he fine-tunes his bulldozer driving skills helping build new fields for the organization.
Jason is a big kid at heart – he is a huge Star Wars fan, owns an action figure business called Dream Worlds Dioramas. Even in retirement he coaches his son’s baseball team, and serves as the Special Assistant for International Relations for the Italian Softball Players Association.
Lee University Head Coach
Returning again this year....
Mark Brew begins his 13th season as head coach of the Flames in 2019. He directed his first seven Lee teams to the NAIA College World Series before leading the transition to NCAA Division II and the Gulf South Conference in 2014.Brew earned his 500th career coaching victory on Mar. 18, 2017 with an 8-1 win over rival Shorter University. All 500 of those victories have come as leader of the Flames.Brew's squad finished with a 30-18 record in 2016 and advanced to their first GSC Tournament with an 18-11 (sixth-place) conference mark.The 2015 squad finished 39-19-1 overall and 17-13-1 in league play. After a successful regular season the Flames would go on to host and win the NCCAA Mid-East Region Tournament for the second straight season and advance to the World Series in Mason, Ohio. Lee would secure a second consecutive second place finish after falling to Fresno Pacific in the national championship game.On April 4, 2014 Lee topped 12th-ranked Delta State, 5-3 to secure Brew's 400th career victory as head coach, all coming at Lee.
Prior to joining the NCAA Division II ranks Lee dominated the NAIA landscape finishing second in the World Series in 2008 and 2010, third in 2009, 2012 and 2013 and fourth in 2011. In 2013 the Flames posted another impressive record of 51-12 while having a record five players taken in the Major League Baseball Draft and two others ink free agent contracts.
Brew has been named conference Coach of the Year twice (2008 and 2010) and has been named Region Coach of the Year six times (2008-2013). In 2008 he was named NAIA National Coach of the Year. He was also named SSAC Men’s Coach of the Year for the 2008 and 2011 campaigns. The Lee skipper has compiled an outstanding overall record of 483-145-2 with a winning percentage of .768.
Prior to taking over the Flames' program, Brew served as Lee's chief assistant under former head coach David Altopp for 10 years.
Brew had a successful four-year playing career at Trevecca Nazarene University under Coach David Altopp. In 1990, Brew was the top hitter for the Trevecca baseball team. He was also the closer for the Trojans for four years. In 1993, he posted a 4-0 record, had four saves, and a 1.80 earned run average. He was an NAIA Scholar-Athlete while at Trevecca and was named the University's Outstanding Christian Athlete during his senior year.
A 1994 graduate of Trevecca, Brew received a B.S. degree in Physical Education and was an employee of the Nashville City School system before joining the Lee staff. In 2006, Brew added to his educational portfolio by earning a Master of Sports Science degree in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala.
A native of Smyrna, Tenn., Brew and his wife Rachel have been married for 23 years. They are blessed with two children, Elise and Alex
2018 Camp Instructor
Featuring Former Kansas City Royal
Willie Wilson is a former professional baseball player, who during his 19 year career played who the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Raiders, and Chicago Cubs. He was an outfielder known for his speed and ability as an effective lead off hitter. Wilson currently is the 12th all-time leader among MLB players for bases stolen with a career total of 668.
He was a MLB All-star in 1982 and 1983, a 1985 World Series Champion, Gold Glove award winner in 1980, the 1980 and 1982 Silver Slugger award winner, 1982 American League Batting Champion, American League stolen base leader in 1979, and was named to the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame.
In 1980 he led the league in hits, runs scored, triples and singles, and finished second in steals with 79. He won both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.
Now retired Wilson hosts his own radio show in Kansas City. He also is involved in many charity events, speaking engagements and participates in the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals fantasy camps.
2017 Camp Instructor
Featuring Former Toronto Blue Jay
Barfield owned perhaps the best outfield arm of the 1980s. Though few runners dared to even challenge him, he led AL outfielders in assists each year from 1985 to 1987 and won Gold Gloves in 1986 and '87. Barfield could also produce at the plate, where he topped 20 home runs six times, including a career best and major-league leading 40 in 1986, when he also set career highs with 107 runs and 108 RBIs. Barfield was the first Blue Jay to hit a pinch grand slam, and the first to hit 20 homers and steal 20 bases in the same season. With George Bell and Lloyd Moseby, he starred in what many considered the best outfield of the 1980s. In early 1989 he was traded to the Yankees where he knocked 25 home runs for New York in 1990. He retired in 1992.
2016 Camp Instructor
Featuring Former Kansas City Royal
Saberhagen's career as a professional baseball player began as a 19th round pick in the 1982 amateur draft by the Kansas City Royals. His notable Major League Baseball career spanned from 1984 to 2001. In 1985, he went 20-6 and won the Cy Young Award as the Royals won the World Series. And in 1989, he had his best season, going 23-6 with a 2.16 ERA and winning another Cy Young Award.