Instructors

Our instructors have several years of playing and coaching experience at various levels, including the professional level. From pitching, fielding, catching and of course hitting, The Hitting Zone has all of your instructional needs covered!

Customized group sessions are also available if you have more than one player in your family or you are a coach looking for a team session with some of the best instructors in the area.

Click here for information on personal or group instruction with any of our professional staff.

Seth Constable : Director and General Manager of Instruction, HitTrax, Camps/Clinics, and Travel Teams

Seth Constable

Director and General Manager of Instruction, HitTrax, Camps/Clinics, and Travel Teams

  • Graduate of Forsyth Country Day School (2011)
  • Helped lead Forsyth Country Day School to the 2011 NCISAA State Championship as a senior.
  • Rated # 1 outfielder in the sate of North Carolina
  • Attended The University Of South Carolina on a baseball scholarship.
  • Member of the 2011-2012 University of South Carolina College World Series team.
  • Transferred to Wake Forest University to finish his playing career.
seth@hittingzonesports.com
CJ Beatty : Hitting Instructor

CJ Beatty

Hitting Instructor

  • Graduate of Glenn High School
  • Earned a scholarship to North Carolina A&T University
    • First Team All-MEAC Select (2007-09)
    • NC A&T 2008-09 Male Athlete Of The Year
    • Lead MEAC Conference in Home Runs (2007-08)
    • Louisville Slugger Freshmen All American (2007)
    • MEAC Rookie of the Year (2007)
    • NC A&T Rookie of the Year (2007)
  • St. Louis Cardinals
    • 2009 Draft Pick
    • MiLB Coach
    • Professional Scout

Learn more about CJ at http://www.cjbeatty.com/

cjbeatty44@yahoo.com
Kurt Birkins : Left-Handed Pitching Instructor

Kurt Birkins

Left-Handed Pitching Instructor

Originally from Los Angeles, CA

  •  MVP of 1998 LA City High School Championship Game
  •  Attended UCLA and led pitching staff in ERA in 1999
  • •Transferred to LA Pierce Junior College
  •  Baseball America #1 Junior College Draft Prospect in nation
  • 33rd round selection by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2000 MLB draft Played at every minor league level in Orioles organization
  • Made Major League debut in 2006
  • Spent parts of 2006 and 2007 with Baltimore
  •  Claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay Rays and was a member of 2008 American League championship team.
  • Has struck out many big name hitters including: David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Mark Texiera, Ichiro, Buster Posey, Jim Thome, Jason Giambi, Ryan Howard, Carl Crawford, Jorge Posada, Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia.
  • Has been giving pitching lessons to kids of all ages since 2011.
  • Specializes in both physical and mental approaches to pitching.
  • Resides in Winston-Salem with wife Ashley and two daughters, Charlie and Lila

 

birkinkd@wfu.edu
Jeremy Dowdy : Hitting, Pitching and Catching Instructor

Jeremy Dowdy

Hitting, Pitching and Catching Instructor

  • Graduated of Wakefield High School in Raleigh, NC
  • 4 year Letterman at Appalachian State University
    • Top 10 in school history in (Games Played, Doubles, RBI's and Hits)
    • Johnny Bench Award Nominee (Collegiate Baseball's best Catcher) 2010 & 2011
  • Signed with Chicago White Sox in 2012
    • Played 5 seasons Professionally reaching AAA with the Charlotte Knights
Spencer Runge : Softball Hitting Instructor

Spencer Runge

Softball Hitting Instructor

  • Founder of River Hitting in 2013
  • 13 years of coaching experience between middle school and travel ball
  • Has 7 students who are currently playing at the Collegiate level