PITCHING CLINIC with ALANNA BARKER Mar 8th and 15th
Alanna (Barker) Comfort pitched Akron Springfield to unprecedented consecutive Division I state softball titles in 1992, '93, '94 and '95. Earning a D1 softball scholarship to Ohio University and pitched two seasons before thoracic outlet syndrome made it too painful to compete. She was also a pitching coach at Muskingum University, works as a hitting, pitching and fitness instructor and also gives private pitching lessons.
She stresses hard work and dedication to first-time students. "I tell them if they don't want to put the time in then don't waste my time, their time or their parents' money,".
Alanna was a 2007 inductee into the Summit County Softball Hall of Fame. "When I was giving my speech I realized, probably for the first time, that I had made an impact," she said.
"A lot of the girls who come to me, regardless of their age, have not been taught to think for themselves, call their own game and fix their mechanics during a game," said Comfort, whose fastball topped out at 62 mph, despite the fact she is only 5-4. "It's never too late to accomplish those skills, and my pitchers at Muskingum were proof of that. They've improved immensely at those aspects and I've enjoyed seeing their skills start to push through."
Cost is 25.00 per student.
Make checks payable to Alanna Barker or bring cash. Dates and times will depend on how many interested players and their ages.
Great way to get started with new pitchers and families or some insight for more experienced pitchers!
8:30-12:00 @ Intermiediate school gym cost is 25.00 bring along a catcher for your pitcher please.
Questions call/text Tom VanKirk 440-487-0486