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Vipers Baseball News

2022 Tryout Information

Vipers/STING Baseball will be hosting individual tryouts for open spots for the fall of 2021 and spring season/summer of 2022. Interested players will contact our Coaches directly to coordinate. Please watch our Social Media Feeds for information.

ALSO, we are always interested in adding new teams. Before adding a team we MUST find a Coaching Staff who shares our vision and passion for youth baseball. If you would be interested in Coaching for Vipers/STING Baseball, drop us a message.

Welcome Bellarmine Assistant Ross Spurgeon

We would like to welcome Ross to the Ville! Ross is looking to help our kids who would like private lessons. Contact Ross:

(931) 267-3943


Ross Spurgeon, a middle TN native and ex-professional pitcher, with knowledge of today's game from a new and old school side of baseball. Previous NAIA, NCAA D2 pitching coach. Bench coach for the professional Lexington Legends and now Assistant coach at Bellarmine University. A background in strength and conditioning with a master’s in nutrition. Offers a wide basis of information to pass along to the next generation of the game. Coach Spurgeon has always been connected to helping the youth side of the game from lessons to camps he has this to share, ” I was blessed to experience a high level of baseball and I wouldn't trade it for anything. My personal goal is to help everyone have the tools and knowledge brought to me by my career, so they can have a chance to play further.” 



Pitching Instructions, Arm Care and programing, Technology in the Game, Strength and condition for players of all ages. Outfield Instruction, Hitting Instruction (For younger ages), Catching Drills and foundations, Explosive Drills for all athletes, Speed Drills for Athletes, Nutrition for Healthy Athletes, Mobility Work for Baseball Athletics.  

Introducing Erik Phelps

We'd like to welcome Erik Phelps to the Chris Burke Baseball staff of instructors.

Phelps is a long time Vipers Coach who is the Head Baseball Coach at South Oldham High School and bring 20+ years of coaching experience at the High School and College level. He has taken 3 teams to Regional Championships and helped develop players for all levels of college: NAIA, JUCO, NCAA Division I, II, and III. Phelps was named the 2018 8th Region Coach of the Year.

Coach Phelps was a local prospect and played at Trinity High School and walked on at the University of Louisville.

To schedule a lesson, Coach Erik Phelps can be reached at 502-526-8210 or 

Meet Chris Burke Baseball Instructor Colin Lyman

We have not done a piece on our partnership with Chris Burke Baseball in quite some time. We want to make sure all of our families know about our partnership with CBB and highlight our instructors. One on one instruction is something that can help our kids build more confidence in their abilities and help them love the game even more.

Introducing Colin Lyman

I have been an instructor with Chris Burke Baseball and an assistant Varsity Coach at Christian Academy of Louisville for about a year. I have also had the pleasure to play for Dan McDonnell as an outfielder at the University of Louisville from 14'-17' where I graduated with a finance degree.

I am currently providing personalized instruction to young athletes ranging from 6-18 years old. I have instructed areas such as outfield, infield, and base-running, with hitting being my main area of focus. I generally do lessons ranging from a half hour ($30) to and hour ($60). My days of availability are Saturdays (10am-2pm) and Sundays (1pm-3pm). I am very flexible during the week if neither of those times work, and will find a time that works if needed.

My plan is to evaluate your son/daughter based on their age and skill-set, find their specific areas of need, and track their progress to better prepare them for the season. If you have any questions feel free to call/text/email me.

Colin Lyman | Hitting Instructor

High School Tryout/Showcase Postponed

The high school Tryout/Showcase has been postponed due to the threat of thunderstorms.

It is moved to:

Thursday, August 9th, 4:30pm at Eastern High School

2019 Youth Coaches

2019 Vipers Baseball Youth Coaches

7U - Matt Reynolds

8U Red - Will Morgan

8U Black - Mike Lauder

9U Red - Jeff Floyd

9U Black - Will Morgan

10U Red - Scott Geiser & John Shearer

10U Black - Kyle Labar

10U White - Neil Wilding

11U Red - Steve Kaufman

11U Black - Gary Thurman

12U Red - Shawn Oskins

12U Black - Josh Armstrong

12U White - John Morris

13U Red - Jordan Newton

13U Black - Shannon Christopher

14U Red - Kenny Wilkins

14U Black - Bill Gray

High School Rosters

2018 High School Age Rosters will be posted as soon as our coaches have them finalized.