The Baseball Staff:
Bobby Bundy as, trainer instructor for hitting, pitching, nutrition and fitness. Bobby is currently a professional pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles farm system. He graduated Sperry HS in 2008, where he was a three sport athlete before dedicating to baseball his senior year.
In High School , he played Short Stop, Third base, and Pitcher where his teams won two State Championships and he received many awards for his play on the state and local level and was recognized nationally as the Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year in 2008. In 2007 He signed a Letter of Intent with the University of Arkansas to play third base and pitch.
Professionally, he was Drafted by the Orioles in 2008 where it didn’t take him long to start setting records he set his first record by receiving the highest signing compensation ever paid to an eight round pick. During 2011 while playing for the High A Fredrick Keys, Bobby was elected the Orioles Minor league pitcher to the Carolina League All Star Team. While at Frederick, he was named player of the month twice and Pitcher of the month twice, he tied the record for most complete games pitched in a single season and was within three strikeouts of being the all time strike out leader before being promoted to the Orioles AA Bowie affiliate, to finish his season.
In his own words:
“Confidence conquers all fear” -Skip Johnson (UT)
“Work harder today and everyday, than your opponent will in a week!”
“Your mind is weaker than the body, in order to train your body, you must first train your mind. “
“Healthy lifestyles and work ethic take you much further than talent alone will, I’ve seen it. “
“I don’t want to play golf, when I hit the ball, I want someone else to go chase it” -Roger Hornsby
* Coach Bill Fisher was head baseball coach at Sperry High School for 36 years until retiring in 2009. His teams won over 1000 games with seven state championships and four runner-ups. This Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame coach is most proud that 26 of his former players have become teachers or coaches. He also has had several ballplayers play college ball and 10 have played professional baseball.
Coach Fisher will provide pitching lessons at the academy.
The Softball Staff:
India Pillers played varsity softball for 4 years at Skiatook High School. She earned a softball scholarship to Northeastern State University where she completed her Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2009. She has had 17 years of pitching experience and a total of 21 years softball experience.
-Played Varsity for Skiatook High School – 4yrs
All Conference Pitcher 1999
Most Valuable Pitcher 2000
Pitcher of the Year 2001
Co-Pitcher of the Year 2002
State Champions 2001
Selected for All State team 2002
-Eastern Ok St. College -1 year
Earned 2nd Team All Conference 2004
Finished 6th in the Nation in strikeouts 2004
-Northeastern State University -3yrs
Newcomer of the Year 2005
1st Team All Conference 2005
2nd Team All Conference 2006, 2007
Tied an NCAA record for most strikeouts in 7 innings (19).
-Selected to the Seminole Softball Team to compete against Team U.S.A. in 2008.
“ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ” I could not have accomplished any of these things without God and the wonderful family he has provided me with.
Melissa Porche grew up in Buena Park California where she had an impressive record and career in softball. She attended Oxford Academy from 2001-2004. During her high school career Melissa earned: Academy League MVP player in 03 and 04, 3 time all Conference Player, All Orange County in 04, and 4 time winner of the Team MVP award.
Her outstanding career continued at Missouri Sate University where she was an NCAA Division 1 student athlete. Melissa earned several awards at MSU including; Missouri Valley Conference First Team, NCAA Div 1 Statistical leader in Saves, and Regional Appearance against UCLA and UCSD in 2006. She was also selected to pitch against Team U.S.A in the summer of 2008 for the Midwest Allstar team. After graduation Melissa spent time over seas in Munich Germany as a Professional Athlete and Coach for the Haar Disciples.
Professional Coaching Career and Qualifications:
After her professional playing career, Melissa accepted an NCAA Division 1 assistant coaching job at University of North Carolina, Charlotte. During her 4 year stint there, she led the pitching and catching staff to many improvements in conference play including nearly doubling one pitchers single season strikeouts from 146(2009) to 288(2010). That same pitcher, after working under Melissa for two years, crushed the career strikeout record for UNC Charlotte despite only competing at UNCC for three years total. Melissa also assisted in hitting and defensive play. During the summer, she worked camps at UNCC and at the nationally ranked UNC Chapel Hill. On her own time she was self employed and taught individual lessons for 5 years.