Universal Sports Academy
Universal Sports Academy

Our Team of Private Instructors 

Ernie Munoz 

 Specializing in

HITTING, FIELDING & CATCHING

for both

BASEBALL and SOFTBALL

Individual and Group Training Available

To schedule a session with Ernie please

call 909/649-1781 or email erniemunoz24@gmail.com

 

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER &

COLLEGE SOFTBALL COACH

Ernie Munoz has played professionally for five different teams in his professional career, including the Coastal (Tex.) Kingfish of the Continental Baseball League in 2009, the Rockford (Ill.) RiverHawks of the Northern League in 2010 and the White Sands (N.M.) Pupfish of the Pecos League in 2011. Following the conclusion of White Sands’ season, Munoz was signed by the Chico Outlaws of the North American Baseball League. In 2012 Munoz played for the San Rafael Pacifics of the North American League. In addition to being an All Star in 2010, Munoz had his break out season in 2011 with the White Sands Pupfish. During his stay with the Pupfish, Munoz earned the Pecos League’s Offensive Player of the Year award after leading the circuit with a .427 batting average knocking 103 hits in 61 games as White Sands fulltime catcher. Munoz also finished second in the league with 18 doubles, 50 RBI and 63 runs scored. In addition, he collected MVP honors at the 2011 Pecos League All-Star Game.

Munoz has served as a private instructor working primarily with hitters and catchers for both baseball and softball. 

In 2012 he was the assistant softball coach at San Francisco State University where he served as the Gators catching coach.In 2013 Munoz was with University of California Berkeley, he served as a volunteer catching coach for the Cal Bears Softball team.

LaShawn Wells

Softball Pitching 

Contact La Shawn at 925.586.4771, email lswells41@gmail.com or go to this link

https://www.appointmentcore.com/app/freeslots/f2bJ2Iq

 to schedule an availble time

 

Biography

La Shawn Wells brings over 20 years of fast pitch instruction, coaching and player development.  La Shawn played college football at the University of the Pacific where he earned his bachelor’s degree before going on to get his law degree in 1999 from John F. Kennedy School of Law.  La Shawn also received certification to use personal assessment tools that support student athlete development. 

La Shawn has been a high school and travel ball coach, as well as, president of the NorCal Shockers organization in 2005 and 2006.  La Shawn’s proudest achievement is in helping his players live their dream of playing college softball.  Recipients of his coaching and development include his three daughters who received athletic scholarships to UCLA, San Diego State and most recently Stanford University.  La Shawn honed his recruiting skills during his years as an NFL Player's agent and he loves using this skill set to help his players get recruited by the top colleges in the country.

La Shawn believes you can pitch with power without giving up movement by understanding body mechanics and by being fluid, natural, and explosive.  He also brings real game experience to his lessons, helping his students understand what pitch to throw in specific game situations.  La Shawn also focuses on other issues pitchers face, like injuries, strength training, and his personal favorite, the mental game.

Lindsey Munoz (Ziegenhirt)

Softball 

Hitting, Fielding & Catching 

To set up a lesson

916/801-8903

lindsey.ziegenhirt17@gmail.com 

 

Career Highlights

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

After finishing her senior year at Cal Berkeley, Lindsey was selected to the United States Women's National Futures team. A year later, in 2013, Lindsey made the big club when she was named the starting catcher for the US Womens National Team. Representing her country on the world stage, Lindsey and her teammates won Silver in the World Cup of Softball as well as the Canada Cup before claiming GOLD at the Pan American Games qualifying tournament. Click HERE to see Lindsey's Team USA profile.

 

COLLEGE

At UC Berkeley, Lindsey did it all. In her rookie season, she started all 63 games for the Bears, and posted a .253 overall batting average. Leading the Bears with 15 home runs, 58  RBI’s and a .542 slugging percentage, she also totaled 13 doubles and 109 bases. Behind the dish, she had 474 put-outs and 41 assists to a .992 fielding percentage. Her freshman performance earned her an Honorable Mention on the All Pac12 Team and place on the Pac12 All-Freshman Team accolade.

In her second season she started 56 games for the Bears in route to thie inagural Pac12 championship and first appearance in the Womens College World Series in almost a decade. Again the defensive team leader with 347 put-outs, she posted another 8 home runs at the plate finishing second on the team with 33 RBI's.

Lindsey's junior year saw her Bears head back to the Women's College World Series for the second time during her Cal tenure, finishing 3rd after losing to eventual Champion Alabama.

Her senior season was a triumphant finish to her collegiate experience. Appearing in 54 games for the Bears, Lindsey posted carrer highs in Home Runs (17) and Slugging Percentage (.562). She finished her Cal career fourth in All-Time career homeruns (42), fifth in single season HR's (17), and fifth in career RBI's (151).  Click HERE to see Lindsey's Cal Profile.

Fourth in single-season home runs (17)

Fourth in career home runs (42)

Fifth in career RBI's (151)

Winner, Oscar Geballe postgraduate scholarship

2012 NCAA Divison 1 WCWS Participant

2011 NCAA Divison 1 WCWS Participant

2011 Pac-12 Champions

Two Time Pac-12 Player of the Week

2013 Pac-12 Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year  

2013 Capital One/CoSIDA All-Academic All-American 

2013 Capital One/CoSIDA All-Academic  First Team  

2013 NFCA All-Pacific Region First Team  

2013 All-Pac-12 Second Team  

2012 Pac-12 Academic All-Conference First Team 

2011 Pac-12 Academic All-Conference First Team 

2010 All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention

2010 Pac-10 All Freshman Team 

Hailey Sparacino

Softball

Hitting & Fielding Lessons

Hailey has four years of collegiate level experience. She played at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga where she obtained her  BA in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Health and Human Preformance. Hailey is well rounded, playing third, second and shortstop for the Gaels. She led her team in offense stats, as well as making Second Team All Conference every year playing in her collegiate debut.

 

 

Career Highlights

AS A SENIOR (2018): Started all 49 games as the Gaels’ shortstop...named to the All-WCC Second Team...led the team in home runs (5) and runs batted in (25)...batted .286 while slugging .456, both second on the team...ended the season on a six-game hit streak including five multi-hit games...hit homers in back-to-back games in the opening weekend of the season...recorded three 3-RBI games.

AS A JUNIOR (2017): Started all but one game for the Gaels in 2017...named to Second Team All-WCC after batting .285 with 16 extra-base hits...led the team in runs batted in, doubles, total bases, stolen bases, and hit by pitches...was second on the team in slugging percentage and home runs...honored to All-WCC Preseason Team...hit a bases clearing triple to plate three runs in an eventual 5-2 win over Bakersfield...led the Gaels to a 3-0 victory over USD with a two-run double.

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016): Played in all 48 games with 47 starts...finished the season second on the team in batting average with .278, and compiled 40 hits and 10 RBIs...Tied for the second most doubles with five...finished fourth in on base percentage with a .320 average...Totaled 155 plate appearances...Finished with 39 field assists to finish fourth in the WCC.

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2015): Named All-West Coast Conference Second Team after hitting .309 with five extra base hits in WCC games... finished the year with a .285 average and a team-high 49 hits... hit lead-off for most of the season... had a team-high 13 doubles to go along with four home runs, 26 RBI and 74 total bases... played strong defense at third base with only three errors and a .978 fielding percentage... had a team-high eight game hitting streak and a 20 game reached base streak... finished the year reaching base safely in the final six games of the year... led SMC with 15 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games... and three, three hit games during the year... hit first collegiate home run at Sacramento State on February 21... had a career-high four RBI game in a win at UC Santa Barbara.

 

To book a private lesson with Hailey

contact her directly at

(925) 305-3963 or sparacinohailey@gmail.com

 

You can also meet Hailey during our Monday Night Softball Infielding Clinic

 

 

Denny DeMartini 

Baseball

Hitting & Pitching 

"I live for the game of baseball 

and how it should be played and taught appropriately!” 

Contact Denny directly to set up an appointment

Demartinidenny@gmail.com

925/250-3302 cell phone

 

My goals of teaching baseball are to make better players and to teach what it takes to advance to the next level.  I am not a ‘there is only one way to learn’ kind of coach.  I take what strengths the players have and make them better and keep them safer from injuries.  I love answering questions about the game.

I have been honored and privileged to play with some of the most outstanding coaches, teammates, and athletes in the Industry – some of whom are still playing the game now like Ryan Ludwick CIN; Mark Kotsay ATL; Matt Williams San Francisco; Mel Stottlemyre SR, JR NYY;  Mike Neu Oakland, California; and Nate Yeskie Oregon State University Beavers.   

I am excited about this opportunity and would enjoy the chance to make you a better player of the best game on the planet! 

 

High School:  Alhambra H.S. 1992

College:  UNLV 1993-96

(University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Graduated from Alhambra High School in 1992.  As a prepstar at Alhambra High School, he lettered in three years in baseball and two years in football and Earned All-League honors in both sports including California State honors in all three years of baseball. 

In his senior year as a left handed pitcher, he was the player of the year for the Contra Costa Times.   Northern California Player of the year and played in the North vs. South California All-Star game.
He had 38 pickoffs and a high school record of 24-1 with a .67 era.  His football record at Alhambra from freshman year until Graduation was 60-0.  His high school team never lost a game all 4 years, earning two varsity N.C.S. Championships at the Oakland Coliseum.
He received a scholarship to UNLV after his senior year of high school and became a left- handed starting pitcher his freshman year at the Division 1 level.  Competing at the highest collegiate level, his pitching totals were 229 IP… 159 K’s… 122BB… ERA6.43… W15---L14.  With 22 appearances his freshman year in the Big West.  He threw three complete games in a row against Fresno State, Creighton, and Utah.  He threw 8 innings, no earned runs against #2 Stanford at Stanford.
He was the Assistant Head Coach with Steve Ward at DVC for two years and has been giving lessons now for 15 years in and outside the community.

Raquel SaVoy 

Softball

Hitting & Fielding 

Coach: Raquel Savoy
Email: savoyraquel@gmail.com 
Phone: 510-565-9910


Raquel Savoy has coached college softball for the last 5 years at various levels. Last summer she coached at the 16u level in which her team made a top 10 finish in PGF.
Bio: 
Coaching/player bio
Played at Chabot College 2008-2010
Played at Menlo College 2011-2012
Coached at College of Marin 2012-2013
Coached at Chabot College 2013-2017
Coach Sorcerer 16u Savoy Fall 2016-Summer 2017
Summer 2017 9th place at PGF premier.

Manny Sanchez

Baseball

Instructions & Consulting

Hitting & Fielding

Infield/Outfield 

La Sierra University, Riverside CA

Senior Year – Centerfield

First Team All-Golden State Athletic Conference

Hit .301/ 1 homerun / 20 RBI

 

Becker College Worchester, MA

Junior Year – Centerfield

First Team All NECC

Hit .339 / 2 Homeruns / 40 RBIs

 

Porterville College

Freshman & Sophomore Year – Was 1st team All Central Valley selection at Centerfield both years.

 

High School career – Monache High School

Born and raised in Porterville, Ca was a three-year letter winning in Baseball at Monache High School. As a Junior, Manny was a 1st team all East Yosemite league selection at Shortstop with a batting average of .376/2 HR’s/21 RBI’s. /As a Senior he was selected 1st team all East Yosemite, 1st team all-orange Belt & a 1st team all Central Valley selection at Shortstop. Hit .405 with 4 HR’s and 30 RBI’s. also lettered in football and basketball.

 

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