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Lightning Baseball Academy

Lightning Baseball Academy

Dave Tucker - President

  • Dave has been a Scout for the past 20+ years for the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles
  • He played sparingly at Bellevue College (helping team win World Series in 1979) and the University of Washington
  • Under Dave's guidance and leadership, over 450 of his student athletes have gone to college to play baseball!

Michael Tucker - Director of Operations & Instruction


  • All-American Pitcher, All-Region & All-Conference SS in 1 year at Seward County CC
  • All Conference, Team Captain, Team MVP, Offensive MVP, Defensive MVP as switch-hitting 3B at the University of Washington
  • Led team to NCAA Rice Regional
  • Finished career 9th on UW Home Run list (#1 for switch-hitters)
  • On Dean's List & earned the Mary Gates Scholarship awarded to top Student-Athlete
  • Member of WSAAC at UW (Washington Student-Athlete Advisory Council)
  • Drafted by Baltimore Orioles reaching AAA, 2x All-Star in 6 years of Professional Baseball (played 3B, 2B, 1B, SS, LF, P and C)
  • Player/Coach for Reno Silver Sox - led team to post season twice and a League Championship
  • Offered multiple professional coaching opportunities

Matt Tucker - Director of Teams & Instruction

  • 4-year starter at University of Washington and Dallas Baptist University
  • Switch-hitting CF/RF/2B/3B helping UW to NCAA Oxford Regional Freshman year
  • 1 of 4 2B in the country to have 10+ HR and 15+ SB at the NCAA D1 level at DBU
  • Led DBU in hitting 2006 at .350
  • Finished career with 30+ HR and garnering "All-Independent" League honors
  • Drafted by Baltimore Orioles and played 7 years of Professional Baseball
  • Only IF in Orioles minor league system over a 10-year span to be top 5 in AVG, OB %, Slugging % and OPS (1 of 5 total players!)
  • Offered coaching position with Baltimore Orioles


Lightning Baseball Academy
Parker, Colorado 80138

Phone: 303-596-4630
Email: [email protected]

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