Cavalry Baseball & Softball

Coaches

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. 

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PATRICK MINCEY

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:

  • 2012 Frontier League All-Star
  • 2013 American Association All-Star
  • 2013 American Association Relief Pitcher of the Year with a career low 1.01 ERA
  • 2014 American Association Champion
  • 2015 Atlantic League All-Star 
  • 2015-2016 Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional (LVBP) Champion with Tigres de Aragua & member of the roster attending Caribbean World Series
  • 2017 American Association All-Star
  • 2017 Cleburne Railroaders Pitcher of the Year

 

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. 

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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. 

 

He resides in Cleburne with his fiance Megan Warlick and her children Gavin & Lane.

 

Blake has become a face of the Cleburne community and loves to help players of all ages work towards accomplishing their goals.

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Sheldon Paramore

Sheldon Paramore played his high school baseball career at Mansfield Legacy.  During his high school baseball career Sheldon earned multiple awards and accomplishments which included: 

First Team All District

THSCA All Star Game 2015

Sheldon went on to play college baseball at Ottawa University  in Kansas. During his time at Ottawa University, he started all 4 years and helped his team towards a conference championship title in 2021.

Sheldon currently resides in the Mansfield area.  He loves to pass his knowledge of the game onto our local youth.  Sheldon is available for lessons when he is not coaching. 

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Erin Keating

Erin Keating has been around softball for nearly 20 years.

Erin graduated from Mansfield Legacy High School in 2017. She was a 4 – year starter for the varsity softball team.  During those 4 years she earned first team all-district, regional utility player of the year, along with defensive and offensive player of the year.

Erin brings a strong offense and defense talent for softball playing 1st and 3rd base along with pitching.  Offensively during her playing career, Erin batted in the 4th and 5th hole with a high RBI percentage. 

Erin offers fielding, pitching, and hitting lessons with a focus on strategy, structure and tactics in all areas. 

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All of our coaches are USA Baseball Class A/USA Softball Certified