Extra Innings - Where the Game Never Ends

    Chase Willard

    Chase Willard

    Baseball Pitching Instructor

    Chase is a former left handed pitcher that wants to help young athletes achieve their goals.

    High School Baseball:
    I played at Celina High School, starting as a varsity pitcher all four years. When I was not pitch ing, I could be found at first base or in the outfield. We were district champs all four years, making it deep in the playoffs and fall ing one game short of State my senior years.

    College Baseball:
    I started my college career in Marshall Texas at East Texas Baptist University. I quickly became a starter my freshman year, receiving multiple pitcher of the week awards in the ASC East Division. I kept my position as a starter my sophomore year, establishing myself as a top pitcher in the Conference.

    My junior year I transferred to The University of Texas at Tyler, a nationally ranked team. I got the opening day start for the team and established my position as a starting pitcher for the rest of the year. I again won several pitcher of the week awards in the ASC East Division. We were a dominate force in the conference, first winning the East Division Championship and moving on to win the Conference Championship. We moved on to the Regional Tournament in Oregon where we were finally beat out, just missing our shot at the 03 College World Series. We ended the year with a record of 36 and 12. That summer I blew out my elbow and had to undergo Tommy John surgery. I was medically red shirted my senior year as I had to recover from surgery. The next year I was back as a starter for the team. We won the ASC East Division Championship and made it back to the conference tournament where we were beat out by Concordia. We finished the season with a final record of 33 and 12.

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