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Hitter's Edge Presents Colin Charland Pitching Clinic:

On Saturday, August 25th

Ages 9-13: 9AM-12PM

Ages 14-18: 1PM-4PM



          A few things that will be covered:

  • Mechanics,

  • Velocity,

  • Arm Care,

  • Command of the Strike Zone,

  • Proper Pitching Mechanics,

  • Using Your Whole Body To Throw,

  • and more!

Colin Charland has had lots of accomplishments his baseball career.  Colin has coached and instructed well over 400 future college pitchers and has instructed 18 future professional pitchers, 3 of which have pitched in the major leagues. Colin has also coached in championships such as, Connie Mack and Premier Baseball World Series. Currently, he still holds the season strikeout record for Dallas Baptist University (32 years standing).


Colin graduated in 1984 from Duncanville HS receiving 1st Team All District Pitcher, All Metro Honorable Mention his junior year and 2nd Team All District Pitcher his senior year. After graduating in 1984, Colin attended Dallas Baptist University on a full baseball scholarship. Being redshirted his freshman year, the following year in 1985, Colin was All District NAIA with an 8-4 record. In 1986, he was All District NAIA, Honorable Mention All American with an 11-3, recording 126 strikeouts in 96 innings. Colin holds the current season record holder for strikeouts in a season – 127. A record that still stands after 31 years and current season record holder for strikeouts in a 9-inning game – 16. A record that still stands after 32 years. Colin was 6th Round draft pick of the California Angels in 1986.


Colin has many successes with the California Angels. In 1988, Colin was Co-winner of the California Angels Minor League Player of the Year, California League All Star going 17-5 with a 2.51 ERA. Colin was 2nd in strikeouts with 183 in 204 innings pitched. Led the league in wins and complete games (12), California League Co-pitcher of the year, # 3 Rated prospect in the California League behind Ken Griffey Jr and Jaime Navarro, and Dominican Winter League All Star.


In 1990, Colin was traded to Cleveland Indians in January with Jeff Manto for Scott Bailes and placed on the Cleveland Indians 40 man roster. After suffering multiple injuries, Colin was released in 1993 from the Cleveland Indians from Triple A Charlotte and picked up by California Angels and finished the year in Vancouver (Triple A affiliate). Unfortunately, Colin ended his 8 year professional career due to an injury.


Colin now uses fundamentals of the game and implements player development, instruction and coaching techniques through professional experience. Colin currently resides in Fort Worth, TX with his beautiful wife Angie.

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