We pride ourselves on having all of our head coaches have a high level of competitive playing experience. From collegiate to over 13 years of combined professional playing experiences both in the United States and over seas. Our head coaches do not have their own children on their team. It’s our coaches commitment to the team as a whole and the long term investment into personal relationships with our players and parents that allows us to develop highly competitive select baseball and softball teams year after year.
Coach Patrick Mincey was born and raised in Hartsville, South Carolina.
After high school, Pat played Junior College Baseball at Spartanburg Methodist. After JUCO, he transferred to Francis Marion University ending his college baseball career with a 1.97 ERA.
Going undrafted, Pat started his professional baseball career in the Independent Frontier League Schaumberg Boomers. He spent the course of the next 8 years playing for various Independent teams in the USA and overseas with Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.
Here are some of the accomplishments he achieved over the course of his professional playing career:
Patrick, his wife Melissa, & children moved to Cleburne in the fall of 2018.
After retiring, Patrick & Melissa started Cleburne Select Baseball aka Cavalry Baseball in the fall of 2019 to cater to the need of high competitive select baseball in the Cleburne, Johnson County and surrounding area. Since starting Cavalry Baseball and Softball, Patrick shares his passion and knowledge of the game with his players, making them rise above average to the next level and becoming great young men on and off the field.
Blake Grant-Parks was born in Yuba City, California and attended Yuba City High School. He attended Sierra College and Cal State Monterey Bay.
He was drafted twice both by Tampa Bay Rays. First in 2011 in the 28th Round and then again in 2014 in the 39th Round. He played for the Rays Organization from.
From 2017 to 2020, Blake spent time between Indenpendent Baseball Leagues with Fargo-Moorehead Redhawks, Cleburne Railroaders, & Rockland Boulders.
In 2021, Blake was signed by the Texas Rangers. He started out the season with their AAA team Round Rock Express. After a short stint in AAA, he was brought up to catch MLB bullpens with the Texas Rangers while at home games and during most road games.
In 2022 – 2023, Blake was a key part of the Schaumberg Boomers of the Frontier League.
Blake has become a face of the Cleburne community and loves to help players of all ages work towards accomplishing their goals.