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Johnny Mccraw
Combat National Promotions Manager

“Don’t think...just hit!”

Nickname: Jmac
Birth date: April 9, 1970
Hometown: Lake Wylie, SC
Team name: Dan Smith/Menosse/Benfield/Combat
Number: 26
Position: Outfield
Favorite Bat: JM 26 Wood
Years: 15

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2010 & 2009 Team USA member at the Border Battle
  • 2008 MVP USSSA Men’s Major World Series Championships
  • 2008 USSSA Major World Champions
  • 2007 & 2006 USSSA All Conference Team
  • 2006 WSL Home Run Champion
  • 2006 Major #5 B.A. (.782)
  • 17 All World Teams
     




picture : Don Cooper
Don Cooper
Combat Senior VP Sales and Marketing

“Learn to pitch, No one expects you to hit if you are the pitcher”

Nickname: Coop
Hometown: Kent, WA
Number: 14
Position: Player, Coach
Favorite Bat: 30oz Gear Supremacy FL
Years: 18

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2009 USSSA WA Hall of Fame Inductee & 2009 Canada Cup Team leader
  • 2008 Men’s USSSA Major World Series Champions
  • 2008 USSSA National Award of Merit Winner
  • 2007 & 2001 ASA All-American Coach
  • 2007 ASA and USSSA Major Coed National Champions
  • 2007 Men’s NSA AA Champions
  • 38 World Tournaments
  • Played and Coached in USSSA, NSA, ISA and ASA Major World Series
     




picture : Dal Beggs
Dal Beggs
Combat Advisory Board

“Stand as far up in the box as you can get away with and then take 350 Bp swings a week it makes every pitch look good”

Nickname: Dirty
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Team name: Dan Smith/Menosse/Benfield/Combat
Number: 99
Position: Infielder
Favorite Bat: 27oz Virus Plague
Years: 18

History/Accomplishments:

  • 20 All World Teams
  • 2008 and 2007 USSA Major World Champions




picture : Lisa Fernandez
Lisa Fernandez
Combat Advisory Board

“Don’t think...just hit!”

Birth date: February 22, 1971
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Number: 16
Position: Pitcher
Favorite Bat: Lisa Fernandez Fastpitch
Years: 30

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2009 - 2006 Pro-Fastpitch Xtreme (PFX) Tour Member
  • 2004, 2000 & 1996 Time USA Softball Olympian & Softball Gold Medalist
  • 2002, 1998 & 1994 ISF World Championship Gold Medal
  • 1999 Pan American Games Gold Medal
  • 1998 & 1997 USA Coca-Cola Softball American Challenge Series Tour
  • USA National Team Member since 1994
  • 4 Time All-American & All-WAC
  • 2 Time NCAA Women’s College World Series Champion
  • 3 Time Honda Award Winner for Softball




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Jason Kendrick
Combat Sales and Promotions Regional Manager

“Watch the successful players on your team, in your league or at weekend tournaments and try to emulate what makes them successful”

Nickname: Kendo
Birth date: September 20th, 1969
Hometown: Naples, FL
Team name: TEAM COMBAT/Lazervision
Number: 7
Position: Outfield
Favorite Bat: 27FL Jason Kendrick Supremacy Reloaded
Years: 18

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2010 & 2009 Team USA member in the Battle Border vs. Team Canada
  • 2010 USSSA Men's Major World Series Homerun Champion
  • 2002 USSSA Men's Major World Series Offensive MVP
  • 2001 USSSA Men's Major World Series MVP
  • USSSA Hall of Famer & 31 Times National/World Champion
  • 43 Times All American/All World Selection
  • USSSA Men's Major World Series History All Time Leader in Runs Scored with 229
  • USSSA Men's Major World Series All Time All Disney Team Member
  • Multiple Player of the Year Awards in Major Level Men's Softball
  • Combat Advisory Board Team Member




picture : Scott Brown
Scott Brown
Combat National Sales Manager

“Have a game plan before you enter the batter’s box. Know the situation and do something cool”

Nickname: Brownie
Birth date: May 11, 1974
Hometown: Andover, MN
Team name: Dan Smith/Menosse/Benfield/Combat
Number: 93
Position: Catcher, Pitcher
Favorite Bat: Scott Brown Gear Virus
Years: 18

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2010 Representing Team USA in the inaugural Border Battle against Team Canada
  • 2008, 2007 & 2006 USSSA All Conference Team
  • 2008 & 2004 USSSA Major World Champ
  • 2007 Offensive MVP at the USSSA Men’s Major World Series
  • 2006 USSSA Conference Batting Champion (.824)
  • 2001 USSSA AA MVP at the USSSA Men’s AA World Series
  • 14 World Titles
  • 18 All World




picture : Brook Lesage
Brook Lesage
Combat Advisory Board

“Keep your hand inside the ball, always try and hit it back up the middle”

Nickname: Brookie
Birth date: September 10th, 1986
Hometown: Corona, CA
Team name: PFX Tour
Position: Catcher
Favorite Bat: Lisa Fernandez 33-23
Years: 19

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2009 Team IFS Canada Cup Team Member
  • 2009 Pro-Fastpitch Xtreme Tour Member
  • First Team All Conference Senior Year at LBSU
  • Coaches young girls into becoming young women through softball and being there for them in their personal lives
  • Full Scholarship to Long Beach State – Graduated with B.A. of Communications




picture : Teresa Wilson
Teresa Wilson
Combat Coaches’ Choice Advisory Board

“Keep your hand inside the ball, always try and hit it back up the middle”

Hometown: Pickering, MT
Position: Pitcher
Favorite Bat: The ones that SWING AND MISS!

History/Accomplishments:

  • Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach University of Arizona since Oct 2008
  • 2005-2008 Head Coach Texas Tech
  • 1992-2003 Head Coach University of Washington
  • 1990-1991 Head Coach University of Minnesota
  • 1989, 1996-2000, 2003, and 2009 College World Series Teams
  • 1999 & 1996 National Championship Game
  • 2000 & 1996 Pac 10 Champions
  • 2000, 1996 & 1989 Pac 10 Coach of the Year




picture : Tory Acheson
Tory Acheson
Combat Coaches’ Choice Advisory Board

“Stay Aggressive!”

Nickname: Coach
Birth date: January 2nd, 1961
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

History/Accomplishments:

  • Has more then 1,000 wins to his name
  • Acheson’s 2008 Squad was awarded the National Fastpitch Coaches
  • Association highest academic honor for Division I
  • Has a record of 404-233 at Tennessee Tech and is only the 4th Coach in Tech Athletics History with 400 Career wins
  • 5 Time OVC Tournament Championships
  • 2006 & 2003 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1997 & 1996 Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2007 NCAA Regional Tournament Participant
  • 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003 & 2001 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Champions




picture : Christan Dowling
Christan Dowling
Combat Advisory Board

“Be QUICK to the ball and then STRONG through it...snap your wrists!”

Birth date: June 14, 1973
Hometown: MI, Kalamazoo
Number: 19
Position: Infield/Outfield
Favorite Bat: Derby Girls 34/26
Years: 15

History/Accomplishments:

  • 2009 USSSA Co-Ed Major World Champions
  • 2009 USSSA Womens 35 & over World champions
  • 2008 & 2009 ASA Women's 'Open' World Champions
  • 2007 & 2008 Triple Crown Womens 'Open' World Champions
  • 2007 & 2008 USSSA Womens 'A' World Champions
  • 2007 & 2008 & '09 USSSABlk Womens 'A' World Champions
  • 2007 - 20'09 BASA Womens 'A' World Champions
  • 2007 & 2008 SBSA Womens World Champions
  • 2005 USSSA Womens 'B' World Champions




picture : Meagan Denny
Meagan Denny
Combat Advisory Board

Birth date: August 13, 1985
Hometown: Crowley, Texas
Position: Pitcher

History/Accomplishments:

  • Silver Medalist at Jr. World Championships in Nanjing, China in 2004
  • Perfect game against Thailand as a Jr. National Team Member  
  • Texas Student-Athletes Advisory Council
  • 6 Time Big 12 Pitcher of the Week
  • 2008 All Big 12 Conference 1st Team
  • 2008 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Midwest Region Second Team
  • 2007 All Big 12 Conference 2nd Team
  • 2 Time Big 12 Community Champion
  • 2008 Big 12 Chick- Fil- A Community of Champions




picture : Monte Sherrill
Monte Sherrill
Combat Advisory Board

“Swing for the Fences!!”

Team name: Alexander Central HS Cougars
Position: Coach

History/Accomplishments:

  • 7 Time State AAAA NC Champion
  • 3 Time State AAAA NC Runner-Up
  • 566-62 Overall Record with Highest Winning Percentage in the Nation for HS Coaches
  • 2005-2006 NFCA National HS Coach of the Year
  • 21 Consecutive Conference Championships
  • 2008 West Senior All Star Coach
  • HS Team has been ranked Nationally for 7 of the last 10 season
  • 5 State Titles at Alexander Central
  • 2 State Titles at Central Cabarrus