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Brian Mohr

Hitting, Pitching, Catching & Performance Instructor

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In high school Brian Mohr, was a four year starting Catcher for Tarpon Springs, in Florida where he earned all-conference honors his Junior and Senior years. He also started three seasons for American Legion Dunedin Post 256.


Earning a scholarship to NAIA Bluefield College, Brian started all 4 seasons for the Rams. In 1999, Brian helped lead the Rams to a TVAC conference championship and the school’s first regional appearance. He finished his collegiate career and graduated in 2001 with a BS in Recreation Administration and a Minor in Coaching. 

 

Brian signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Orioles Organization in the summer of 2001. He played one season for the Bluefield Orioles, then attended Instructional League in fall. In 2002 he finished his professional career in Gulf Coast League with the Sarasota Orioles.

 

Before becoming owner of Dugout Baseball & Performance, Brian spent the last 10 years as VP of Operations and National Director at D1 Columbus. During those 10 years, Brian was responsible for training, development and operations of the business. In addition to his managing duties, Brian conducted all baseball and softball specific performance training as well as doing individual lessons and team trainings. 

 

Brian is very passionate about the success of his clients on and off the field.  Advancing not just their athletic abilities but helping to build great young men and women who can thrive at the next level and chase their dreams.  Outside of the facility, Brian makes his home in Galena with his wife Leslie and 3 children: Karsyn, Kaden and Kelsey.

Conner Davis

Pitching Instructor

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In High School, Connor started for three seasons in both baseball and football at Hilliard Bradley HS. As a left-handed starting pitcher and outfielder, he was awarded the Cy Young and Gold Glove Award. Connor earned  All-Conference, District, and State recognition his Junior and Senior seasons. Connor also became the first pitcher to throw a perfect game in his High School’s history. He played in the summer for Ohio Surge.

 

Connor went on to play college baseball at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Connor was a starting pitcher, a reliever and closer during his four-year career. He earned Sunshine State Conference “Player of the Week” three times while at Lynn University.

 

Following his collegiate career, Connor became very passionate about taking his extensive pitching knowledge and applying it when working with young players, to improve their game both physically and mentally. His training goes well beyond the game as he drills the importance of arm care in pitching, to avoid injury and extend the life of baseball careers. 

 

Outside of baseball, Connor enjoys fixing things, the outdoors, as well as spending time with friends and family.

Jacob Burk

Pitching and Performance Instructor

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In High School Jacob was a 3 year starter at Greenville High School. Jacob was a first team All-Conference

for 2 years while helping Greenville to a District Championship and Regional Finalist in 2011. Additionally, Jacob was a 4 year starting quarterback for Greenville earning 1st team All-Conference and All District Honors.

 

Jacob played collegiately at Wright State University from 2014-2016. During that time Jacob appeared in 24 games in relief and started 2 games while striking out 26 batters. The Raiders won the Horizon League title in 2015 & 2016 going to the Regional Finals at University of Illinois and the University of Louisville.

Jacob joined Jeff Mercer's coaching staff from 2017-2018 at Wright State as a volunteer assistant developing arm care routines and throwing programs. He was the pitching coordinator the Dayton Sluggers organization in 2016-2017. Jacob was the Head Coach for the Grand Lake Mariners in the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League in 2018. He then went on to work in the private sector doing lessons tutoring high school/college pitchers from 2019-22.

 

Jacob was the Player Development Coordinator for the Miami Valley Prospects organization in 2022-23. Jacob joined the Dugout Baseball staff this fall and will be the pitching coach for the 16U club. He is currently the sports manager for the US Baseball/Softball Academy.

 

Outside of baseball, Jacob enjoys playing golf and spending time with his friends and family.

Ryan Peltier

Hitting and Fielding Instructor

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In high school Ryan Peltier was a four year starter at Chaminade Julienne High School. Ryan was first team All-Conference for 3 years, while helping the Eagles to two consecutive state championship appearances in 2017 and 2018, winning a state championship his senior year in 2018. Additionally, Ryan was a 3-year starting quarterback for Chaminade earning an All-Conference and All-State honors.

 

Ryan earned a scholarship to Division 1 Ball State University and has started 136 games over 3 full seasons for the Cardinals. He earned All-MAC Third Basemen honors in 2021 and 2022. He was also named to the All-MAC Defensive team in 2022 while earning MAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2022 helping the Cardinals to a MAC Championship. Ryan was voted top 3rd Baseball in the country by American Baseball Conference Association and Rawlings Gold Glove.

 

Ryan spent the 2022 summer season as an assistant coach on the Dugout Baseball Club 14U. He plans to continue his passion for the game for young ball players who are looking to develop their fundamental skills. He would like to pass on his knowledge and personal experiences of the game to prepare young ball players for the next level. 

 

Ryan will return to Ball State for his last year of eligibility in 2023 and work to earn his MBA during that time. 

 

Outside of baseball Ryan enjoys spending time with his friends and family.

Damon Dues

Hitting and Fielding Instructor

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In high school Damon started at shortstop for four years for the Vandalia Butler Aviators. He played under his father Trent Dues, who has coached the Aviators for 27 years and won over 550 games. Damon was first team all-conference for three years and named First-Team All-State his senior year and broke the school record for all-time hits and runs. Damon played two seasons with the national power Cincinnati Midland Redskins winning the Connie Mack National Championship in 2017.

 

Damon earned a scholarship to Division 1 Wright State University and started four years for the Raiders. He hit a career .321 for the Raiders. He was an all Horizon League shortstop and named to NCAA Division1 East All Region 2nd team.

 

His senior season he had a 5 hit game against Milwaukee, hit for the cycle in the Horizon League Championship game and won Tournament MVP.  Damon was also a member of the Horizon League Academic honor roll.

 

Following his senior season, Damon signed with the San Francisco Giants. Dues just completed his first professional season and looks forward to the upcoming year. 

 

Damon has taught hitting lessons since 2016 and loves helping players reach their full potential. He enjoys learning everyday about this great game and being able to pass it on to younger players. 

 

In the offseason, Damon enjoys spending time with friends and family back in Vandalia and is an avid Bengals fan.

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