Versatile Outfielder, Power Hitter with Speed, and Experienced Coach seeking opportunity in 2022 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Versatile Outfielder, Power Hitter with Speed, and Experienced Coach seeking opportunity in 2022

Name: Kaitlin Cockcroft

Height: 170cm

Weight: kg

DOB: April 22, 1998

Date Available: May 20, 2022

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: LF

Positions (alt): Coach, 2B, RF, CF

College: Webber International University

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Personal

A confident lead-off hitter that brings speed, power, and knowledge to the game. Also, an all-out left fielder who goes 120% every play and has a strong arm.

Before college I played second and third base for one of the best travel ball teams in Florida as well as for my high school. When I got to college I moved to the outfield and became a force to reckon with in left field. I also have experience pitching and could pitch if needed but it is not my strongest suit.

As a teammate I am a strong leader who leads by example. I am the first one at practice and the last to leave. In my spare time you can find me getting in extra work or helping those in need of extra reps. I take pride in the game and play with passion. I understand that to gain respect as a leader you must show others respect. I am vocal, positive, and a true competitor.

 

Career highlights

Team Captain at Webber International University 2017-2021
Sun Conference Regular Season Champion 2021
TSC Tournament Runner Up 2021
Hit Three Consecutive Home runs including a walk off 5/4/2020
2 Time Defensive and 1 Time Offensive Player of the year 2012-2016

 

Coaching

As a coach I bring a sound knowledge of the game. Having played various positions in my career gives me an advantage and all around understanding of what it takes to be successful in each positon. My coaching style is upbeat, high energy, and passionate. My coaching philosophy is that everything starts from the ground up in softball.

 

Overseas Goals

I want to take my career overseas for the love of the game. I currently coach college softball in the United States however I don’t feel like my time as a player is done yet. With limited opportunities to play in the United States I just want to explore other options to continue playing.

I ended my college career last May however I still workout every single day and use the facilities at the college I coach at to stay in game shape.

 

Articles/Recognitions

Webber softball gets off to great start at TSC Tournament with 8-0 win over USCB

Warriors win twice in Kissimmee on the day they are announced as receiving votes in the national coaches’ softball poll

Swinson throws no hitter in collegiate debut as No. 25 softball sweeps 2021 season opener

No. 25 softball splits doubleheader with FNU

Warriors Add Kaitlin Cockcroft to Coaching Staff

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017-21 Webber International University NAIA Division I Starting LF, Leadoff Hitter, Team Captain

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017-21 Coach Various Youth Camps High School Ages 12-17
2018-21 Coach SY Elite and All American Games Youth
2021 Assistant Coach Indiana Tech College Helped develop practice plans, worked with outfielders, hitters, and baserunners, assisted with recruitment and camps

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 Webber International University 34 90 13 23 1 0 1 11 7 16 2 1 .256 .316 .300
2018 Webber International University 10 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .200 .333 .200
2019 Webber International University 46 141 22 46 6 1 2 28 4 20 9 2 .326 .345 .426
2020 Webber International University 24 75 18 25 3 1 3 13 7 6 6 0 .333 .386 .520
2021 Webber International University 20 52 9 15 0 1 0 8 7 12 10 0 .288 .373 .327

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Kristy Burton

Webber International University, Head Coach
burtonkp@webber.edu

Kendall Core

Webber International University, Assistant Coach

Stephanie Zimny

Head Softball Coach, Indiana Tech
SMZimny@indianatech.edu

Kaitlin is a great kid. She was meant to coach, but I know she still has the itch to play. I do believe she can compete overseas!

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc)

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Host Family

 

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: Had surgery on left wrist at the beginning of the 2021 season but returned to play mid-season and finished out the year.

Traveling with a companion: No

 

Educational background: MBA Sports Business Management