Steven Trout Baseball Camps

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Steven Trout
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Steven Trout is in his fifth season as the head coach of Texas State after being named to the position on July 1, 2019. He has compiled a 118-77 record in his time in charge of the program. Overall, Trout is in his 11th season with the Bobcats after serving previously as associate head coach (2018-19), assistant coach (2016-17) and volunteer assistant (2009-10).

In 2023, the Bobcats compiled a 36-23 record that saw the team defeat five ranked opponents. Trout claimed his 100th career victory during the season when TXST defeated Arkansas State 8-7 in 10 innings on March 31. He was also the fastest to reach triple-digit wins in program history as it came in his 162nd game in charge and surpassing the previous mark of 168 contests by Ty Harrington.

During the season, Texas State set program records for runs in a series with 56 in the opening weekend sweep of Northwestern, home runs in a game (8) and total bases (53) in the series finale against the Wildcats on February 19. The Bobcats ended up hitting 83 homers and the pitchers combined for 541 strikeouts, both the second most in team history.

Levi Wells would be named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team. The right-handed pitcher would be selected in the fourth round of the MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles and become the highest drafted Bobcat since 2011. After the season, Chase Mora was also named to the Perfect Game Freshman All-American Second Team after his record-setting campaign.

The 2022 season was a historic one for Texas State that saw the team win the Sun Belt Conference regular season title for the second time in the last three full seasons, win a record 47 games, receive the first-ever at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the winner-take-all game of the Stanford Regional. The Bobcats defeated the No. 1 (Texas) and No. 2 (Stanford) on the road, only team in the nation to accomplish the feat, and also beat a team record eight Power 5 programs including winning a weekend series at then 11th-ranked Arizona. Texas State also became the first Sun Belt team to go undefeated in league play on the road (15-0).

Seven players were named to the all-conference team with a record five first team selections including Sun Belt Player of the Year Dalton Shuffield. Trout was named the Ron Maestri Coach of the Year for the first time in his career by the league. Both Tristan Stivors and Shuffield were All-American selections with Stivors being the first unanimous pick in program history. Stivors was also chosen as the NCBWA Stopper of the Year after leading the nation with 18 saves. Shuffield (Minnesota Twins) and Stivors (Chicago White Sox) were chosen in the 10th and 16th rounds, respectively fo the 2022 MLB Draft.

Texas State defeated two Big XII programs in 2021 with wins over #9 TCU and Oklahoma, and played in the Shriners College Classic for the second time in three years. The Bobcats also won its first-ever road series at Troy and picked up series victories over Louisiana and Sun Belt Champion South Alabama. Following the season, Zachary Leigh was the first-ever player under Trout to be selected in the MLB Draft when the Chicago Cubs drafted him in the 16th round.

The 2020 season saw Texas State start off with a 14-4 record before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the rest of the year. It was the best start for the program since 2011 and by a first-year head coach in Bobcat history. The record was also the best of any Sun Belt Conference program entering conference play. His 14 wins were also the most in the nation by a first-year head coach.

In 2019, Trout helped guide the Texas State to its first-ever Sun Belt Conference regular season championship. The team finished in the top half of 13 different offensive categories in the conference while recording top five program marks in doubles (118) and walks (301). The Bobcats also set a program record with a .977 fielding percentage, the 29th best in the nation.

Both Jaylen Hubbard and Jaxon Williams were All-Sun Belt and Shriners College Classic All-Tournament team selections while Dalton Shuffield was an ABCA/Rawlings All-Region honoree in 2019 under Trout’s guidance.

The Bobcat offense in 2017 was one of the most lethal in the Sun Belt Conference. TXST ranked inside the top three in the league in 13 different offensive categories, including batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored, hits, RBIs, doubles, home runs, total bases, total plate appearances, at bats, walks, and steals.

Trout helped groom four MLB Draft selections from 2017-19. Hubbard was picked in the 27th round by the Washington Nationals while both Jonathan Ortega (19th, Boston Red Sox) and Luke Sherley (14th, Detroit Tigers) came off the board in 2018. Slugger Theodore Hoffman was selected in the 15th round of the 2017 draft by the Detroit Tigers.

Trout spent three years as an assistant coach at West Virginia University. During his time with the Mountaineers, he served under his former collegiate coach Randy Mazey. He also helped the team to some of the best offensive numbers in the Big 12. WVU led the Big 12 in home runs in 2015 (49). In addition, Trout guided Kyle Davis to a Freshman All-American season.

In 2014, the Mountaineers ranked No. 1 in hitting after batting at a .287 clip under Trout, including Bobby Boyd (.356), Billy Fleming (.351) and Ryan McBroom (.341), who stood No. 1-3 in the Big 12 in batting average. McBroom was fourth in RBI with 49, fifth in slugging percentage (.512) and seventh in home runs (8). Boyd and McBroom were drafted in the MLB Draft while Fleming signed a contract in the offseason.

In his first season at WVU, three players eclipsed the .300 average mark, and eight batters earned All-Big 12 honors under Trout’s guidance.

Previously, Trout served as head coach of Texarkana College, his former team. While at Texarkana, Trout led the Bulldogs to a 34-25 mark in 2012, with the squad holding a conference-leading .303 batting average. He coached the conference player of the year, and seven players were selected to the Region XIV East All-Conference Team.

Prior to his appointment at Texarkana, Trout was a volunteer assistant at Houston under Todd Whitting for the 2011 season. While there, Trout served as the third base coach and coached hitters, infielders and base runners while serving as camp director and assisted with recruiting and fundraising. The Cougars were runners-up in the Conference USA Tournament.

Trout began his coaching career at Texas State when he served as a volunteer assistant from 2009-10. He worked as the catchers and first base coach while assisting with hitters and infielders during one of Texas State’s most successful seasons in the program’s history.

The Bobcats went 41-17 in 2009, a school record for wins, and advanced to the NCAA Austin Regional after winning the Southland Conference regular-season championship. Texas State repeated as conference champions in 2010 with a record of 38-11.

As a player, Trout spent two seasons at Texarkana College. With the Bulldogs, he earned all-conference accolades and helped them advance to the 2005 NJCAA World Series in 2005 before finishing his collegiate years at TCU.

The Horned Frogs would win the Mountain West Conference Championship and competed in a NCAA Regional in both of Trout’s seasons (2006 & 2007) in Fort Worth. During his senior season, he posted a .326 batting average with 55 runs scored and 44 RBIs while being one of two players to start all 62 games. Trout would be named to the All-MW Second Team and was an all-region selection at the NCAA Houston Regional.

Following his collegiate career, Trout played baseball with the Fort Worth Cats of the American Association before joining the Macon Music in the South Coast League. He would go on to join the Kansas City T-Bones and help the team win the 2008 Northern League Championship team.

A native of Hooks, Texas, Trout earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies from TCU in 2007. He is married to the former Blair Eckerle. The couple have a daughter, Ellison, and son, Banks.

Steven Trout Baseball Camps in beautiful San Marcos, Texas, are designed to allow high school players a chance to experience college baseball at Texas State. Players will be evaluated, instructed and coached during a pro-style workout by one of the most enthusiastic coaching staffs in Texas. The staff will emphasize the skills needed to perform at the collegiate level.

Current Bobcat players will also be on the field giving instruction or answering questions about their experience as a Texas State student-athlete. A strength coach and an athletic trainer will also be around to enhance the college experience. Come out for a day and compete with the Bobcats!

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Steven Trout
Head Coach Read more Read less

Steven Trout is in his fifth season as the head coach of Texas State after being named to the position on July 1, 2019. He has compiled a 118-77 record in his time in charge of the program. Overall, Trout is in his 11th season with the Bobcats after serving previously as associate head coach (2018-19), assistant coach (2016-17) and volunteer assistant (2009-10).

In 2023, the Bobcats compiled a 36-23 record that saw the team defeat five ranked opponents. Trout claimed his 100th career victory during the season when TXST defeated Arkansas State 8-7 in 10 innings on March 31. He was also the fastest to reach triple-digit wins in program history as it came in his 162nd game in charge and surpassing the previous mark of 168 contests by Ty Harrington.

During the season, Texas State set program records for runs in a series with 56 in the opening weekend sweep of Northwestern, home runs in a game (8) and total bases (53) in the series finale against the Wildcats on February 19. The Bobcats ended up hitting 83 homers and the pitchers combined for 541 strikeouts, both the second most in team history.

Levi Wells would be named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team. The right-handed pitcher would be selected in the fourth round of the MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles and become the highest drafted Bobcat since 2011. After the season, Chase Mora was also named to the Perfect Game Freshman All-American Second Team after his record-setting campaign.

The 2022 season was a historic one for Texas State that saw the team win the Sun Belt Conference regular season title for the second time in the last three full seasons, win a record 47 games, receive the first-ever at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the winner-take-all game of the Stanford Regional. The Bobcats defeated the No. 1 (Texas) and No. 2 (Stanford) on the road, only team in the nation to accomplish the feat, and also beat a team record eight Power 5 programs including winning a weekend series at then 11th-ranked Arizona. Texas State also became the first Sun Belt team to go undefeated in league play on the road (15-0).

Seven players were named to the all-conference team with a record five first team selections including Sun Belt Player of the Year Dalton Shuffield. Trout was named the Ron Maestri Coach of the Year for the first time in his career by the league. Both Tristan Stivors and Shuffield were All-American selections with Stivors being the first unanimous pick in program history. Stivors was also chosen as the NCBWA Stopper of the Year after leading the nation with 18 saves. Shuffield (Minnesota Twins) and Stivors (Chicago White Sox) were chosen in the 10th and 16th rounds, respectively fo the 2022 MLB Draft.

Texas State defeated two Big XII programs in 2021 with wins over #9 TCU and Oklahoma, and played in the Shriners College Classic for the second time in three years. The Bobcats also won its first-ever road series at Troy and picked up series victories over Louisiana and Sun Belt Champion South Alabama. Following the season, Zachary Leigh was the first-ever player under Trout to be selected in the MLB Draft when the Chicago Cubs drafted him in the 16th round.

The 2020 season saw Texas State start off with a 14-4 record before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the rest of the year. It was the best start for the program since 2011 and by a first-year head coach in Bobcat history. The record was also the best of any Sun Belt Conference program entering conference play. His 14 wins were also the most in the nation by a first-year head coach.

In 2019, Trout helped guide the Texas State to its first-ever Sun Belt Conference regular season championship. The team finished in the top half of 13 different offensive categories in the conference while recording top five program marks in doubles (118) and walks (301). The Bobcats also set a program record with a .977 fielding percentage, the 29th best in the nation.

Both Jaylen Hubbard and Jaxon Williams were All-Sun Belt and Shriners College Classic All-Tournament team selections while Dalton Shuffield was an ABCA/Rawlings All-Region honoree in 2019 under Trout’s guidance.

The Bobcat offense in 2017 was one of the most lethal in the Sun Belt Conference. TXST ranked inside the top three in the league in 13 different offensive categories, including batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored, hits, RBIs, doubles, home runs, total bases, total plate appearances, at bats, walks, and steals.

Trout helped groom four MLB Draft selections from 2017-19. Hubbard was picked in the 27th round by the Washington Nationals while both Jonathan Ortega (19th, Boston Red Sox) and Luke Sherley (14th, Detroit Tigers) came off the board in 2018. Slugger Theodore Hoffman was selected in the 15th round of the 2017 draft by the Detroit Tigers.

Trout spent three years as an assistant coach at West Virginia University. During his time with the Mountaineers, he served under his former collegiate coach Randy Mazey. He also helped the team to some of the best offensive numbers in the Big 12. WVU led the Big 12 in home runs in 2015 (49). In addition, Trout guided Kyle Davis to a Freshman All-American season.

In 2014, the Mountaineers ranked No. 1 in hitting after batting at a .287 clip under Trout, including Bobby Boyd (.356), Billy Fleming (.351) and Ryan McBroom (.341), who stood No. 1-3 in the Big 12 in batting average. McBroom was fourth in RBI with 49, fifth in slugging percentage (.512) and seventh in home runs (8). Boyd and McBroom were drafted in the MLB Draft while Fleming signed a contract in the offseason.

In his first season at WVU, three players eclipsed the .300 average mark, and eight batters earned All-Big 12 honors under Trout’s guidance.

Previously, Trout served as head coach of Texarkana College, his former team. While at Texarkana, Trout led the Bulldogs to a 34-25 mark in 2012, with the squad holding a conference-leading .303 batting average. He coached the conference player of the year, and seven players were selected to the Region XIV East All-Conference Team.

Prior to his appointment at Texarkana, Trout was a volunteer assistant at Houston under Todd Whitting for the 2011 season. While there, Trout served as the third base coach and coached hitters, infielders and base runners while serving as camp director and assisted with recruiting and fundraising. The Cougars were runners-up in the Conference USA Tournament.

Trout began his coaching career at Texas State when he served as a volunteer assistant from 2009-10. He worked as the catchers and first base coach while assisting with hitters and infielders during one of Texas State’s most successful seasons in the program’s history.

The Bobcats went 41-17 in 2009, a school record for wins, and advanced to the NCAA Austin Regional after winning the Southland Conference regular-season championship. Texas State repeated as conference champions in 2010 with a record of 38-11.

As a player, Trout spent two seasons at Texarkana College. With the Bulldogs, he earned all-conference accolades and helped them advance to the 2005 NJCAA World Series in 2005 before finishing his collegiate years at TCU.

The Horned Frogs would win the Mountain West Conference Championship and competed in a NCAA Regional in both of Trout’s seasons (2006 & 2007) in Fort Worth. During his senior season, he posted a .326 batting average with 55 runs scored and 44 RBIs while being one of two players to start all 62 games. Trout would be named to the All-MW Second Team and was an all-region selection at the NCAA Houston Regional.

Following his collegiate career, Trout played baseball with the Fort Worth Cats of the American Association before joining the Macon Music in the South Coast League. He would go on to join the Kansas City T-Bones and help the team win the 2008 Northern League Championship team.

A native of Hooks, Texas, Trout earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies from TCU in 2007. He is married to the former Blair Eckerle. The couple have a daughter, Ellison, and son, Banks.

Josh Blakley
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Josh Blakley begins his fourth year overall with Texas State. He was hired in July 2019 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Previously, he served as a volunteer assistant for the Bobcats in the 2018 season.

Blakely spent the 2019 campaign as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for UT-Rio Grande Valley. In his lone season in Edinburg, Texas, he helped UTRGV win the WAC regular season championship for the program’s first conference title since 1955. Overall, UTRGV went 34-21 with wins over nationally-ranked Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.

The 2018 campaign saw Blakley serve as a volunteer assistant with the Bobcats. His duties included serving as the first base coach during games, assisting with outfielders and hitters and serving as the summer camp coordinator.

Prior to his arrival in San Marcos, Blakley was the head coach at Ranger College from 2013-17. He amassed 81 victories during his time leading the Rangers. During his tenure, he sent 23 student-athletes to play Division I baseball along with coaching and recruiting five players who were taken in the MLB Draft.

Blakley sent the 2010-12 seasons in Abilene, Texas at McMurry University as the War Hawks pitching coach with the team reaching two regionals. He began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant in 2009 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and was a pitching coach for the Vermont Mountaineers of the NECBL during that summer.

The 2006-07 seasons saw him play at UTSA in which he made 52 appearances on the mound with one career start. He finished his Roadrunner career with an 11-2 record, two saves and 82 strikeouts. Blakley’s senior campaign saw him compile an 8-0 mark with a 2.60 ERA, 59 strikeouts and 13 walks in 69.1 innings spanning 29 games.

Blakley played two years at Blinn College to begin his collegiate career. He went 14-5 with a 3.21 ERA in his two seasons and was an all-conference honoree.

He received his Master of Art degree in sports administration from Concordia University Irvine in January 2015. In 2008, the Waco, Texas native earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business management from UTSA.

Blakley married the former Ashlee Reed in June 2017. The couple has one daughter, Hattie.

Chad Massengale
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Chad Massengale is in his fifth year at Texas State serving as the pitching coach. The former member of the Bobcat baseball team is donning the maroon and gold once more after his TXST playing career ended in 2001.

Texas State’s pitching staff recorded the fourth most strikeouts in program history with 455 in 2021. Zachary Leigh led the staff with 86 punch outs and would become teh fifth Bobcat hurler drafted under Massengale’s tutelage after being selected in the 16th round by the Chicago Cubs.

The shortened 2020 season saw the Bobcat pitching staff finish with a 2.85 ERA. Nine hurlers finished with an ERA below 3.00 led by Cameron Bush. The redshirt freshman would go on to be named to the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American Team.

In 2019, the Bobcat pitching staff recorded the fifth most strikeouts in a season with 444. Massengale helped all three of the weekend starters (Nicholas Fraze, Hunter McMahon and Connor Reich) be selected in the 2019 MLB Draft. Reich also claimed the Sun Belt Conference Community Coffee Pitcher of the Year honor, winning a conference-high eight games.

Massengale had an immediate impact on the Texas State pitching staff, as the Bobcats made huge leaps in nearly every statistical category in 2018. TXST lowered its ERA by 1.37 (from 5.69 to 4.32) and had more wins (30-29), saves (13-4) and strikeouts (406-380) from the 2017 campaign. The Bobcats also conceded fewer hits (485-564), runs (285-381), earned runs (247-332), walks (244-316), doubles (90-108), triples (13-20), home runs (31-46), opponent batting average (.254-.281), wild pitches (46-69), and balks (4-5).

TXST ranked in the top four in the Sun Belt in nine statistical categories in 2018. Those included leading the league in home runs allowed, while finishing second in runs allowed, earned runs allowed and balks, third in ERA, and fourth in opposing batting average, innings pitched, saves and doubles allowed.

Additionally, Texas State had two six-game winners for the first time since 2014 in Nicholas Fraze and Connor Reich. Massengale also mentored Cam Baird, who was selected in the 20th round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins.

Prior to returning to Texas State, Massengale spent three seasons (2015-17) as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Weatherford College. The Coyotes competed at the NJCAA Division I level and are located in Weatherford, Texas. He helped lead WC to the nation’s No. 1 ranking in 2015, and the team made two trips to the NJCAA Region V Championship (2015, 2017).

Massengale was at Stephen F. Austin for six years from 2009-14 prior to his stop in Weatherford. He held multiple roles at SFA, including pitching coach, director of operations and assistant recruiting coordinator. He helped lead the team to five-straight postseason appearances. He also coached four Major League Baseball draftees, including the eighth overall pick in 2013 (Hunter Dozier). Nine of his pitchers moved on to the professional ranks and competed for MLB organizations.

Massengale’s first stint in Weatherford lasted one season (2008), where he served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. He began his full-time coaching career at Texarkana College from 2004-07. He helped lead the Bulldogs to a 128-40 overall record and an appearance at the 2005 NJCAA World Series. He also coached six players who went on to be selected in the MLB Draft and served as interim head coach in 2007.

He coached current TXST hitting coach Steven Trout in 2004 during his sophomore year with the Bulldogs.

Massengale played at Texas State during head coach Ty Harrington’s first two seasons at the helm (2000-01). He helped lead TXST to a Southland Conference Championship and set the school record with 32 appearances in 2000. He is also currently seventh in school history with seven career saves.

After leaving San Marcos, he competed professionally in the Central Baseball League for the Shreveport Sports (2002-03) and the Alexandria Aces (2003).

The Weatherford native earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise and sports science with a minor in criminal justice from Texas State in 2002. He and his wife Sarah have three children; twins Raider (son) and Paislee (daughter), and son Meritt.

Jerry Cervantez
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Jerry Cervantez is in his fourth season at Texas State as a volunteer assistant coach and camp coordinator.

Cervantez returned to San Marcos after spending the last three years as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Western Texas College. He was also a member of the staff for three years from 2013-15 at Clarendon College, where he was the hitting coach, recruiting coordinator and head of strength and conditioning.

His coaching career began as the head youth coach for ETRAIN Baseball Club (U14, U16 and U18 teams) from 2009-12.

The Bobcat alum competed in the maroon and gold for two seasons (2007-08). He earned a bachelor of science degree in applied arts and sciences in 2009 at Texas State.

He played in 75 games and made 54 starts (38-C, 10-LF, 5-RF, 1-DH) across his two seasons with the Bobcats. He compiled a .293 batting average (61-for-208) to go along with 36 runs scored, 10 doubles, three home runs, 32 RBIs and five stolen bases. He had a .989 fielding percentage (305 putouts, 46 assists, four errors) and reached base safely in 22-straight games during his senior year.

The Del Rio, Texas, native graduated from Del Rio High School and played for one year each at both Howard College (2004) and Alvin Community College (2006) before transferring to Texas State. He was an all-conference first team selection at ACC and helped lead the Dolphins to their first conference title.

Following the conclusion of his collegiate career, Cervantez played professionally in the United Baseball League for the San Angelo Colts (2010) and the Harlingen WhiteWings (2011). He also spent time competing professionally in Mexico.

Joseph Hill
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Joseph Hill is in his second season as the Texas State baseball team’s director of operations after being hired in August 2022.

In the position, Hill will manage the ordering of equipment, planning travel, oversee student managers and organizing team events. He will also assist coordinate on-campus recruiting visits, donor relations and the team’s community service activities.

The previous five years saw Hill work with the Bobcats as the team’s head student manager. His primary responsibilities were overseeing the bullpen during games and assisting with pitchers and catchers during practice. Off the field, he assisted with handling of equipment, team events and managing other student managers.

Hill graduated in the Spring of 2022 from Texas State with his bachelor’s degree in general studies.

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Our camps are open to all baseball players, regardless of skill level, age, grade level, or gender. We welcome beginners looking to learn the game as well as advanced players seeking to enhance their skills.

We offer camps that cater to a wide range of age groups, typically spanning from elementary school to high school. We ensure that each camp is tailored to meet the specific needs and skill levels of the participants.

The camp schedule may vary depending on the specific camp, but typically, each day is structured with a combination of development broken up by age, skill-building drills, game simulations, and friendly competitions. Rest assured, we create a balanced and engaging schedule to maximize the campers’ learning and enjoyment.

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