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Welcome Erin Clary and Sydney Fabian to the Softball Hit Dawg Staff!

Please welcome Erin Clary to our softball Hit Dawg Staff!

Erin has been a softball coach at the college level for the past seven years. She has traveled and spent time at multiple colleges around the country. Most recently she led Belmont Abbey College where they broke previous seasons win totals and improved overall on and off the field. Prior to Belmont Abbey, Erin was the head coach at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. In her last year the team made program history by breaking the total win record and made a conference championship appearance. During her time at Harford Community College the program won it's first ever conference title. Erin has worked with all aspects and positions of the game during her time as a coach. She went to Lock Haven University where she played shortstop for the Eagles. 

Please welcome Sydney Fabian to our softball Hit Dawg Staff!

A Lake Elmo, Minnesota Native and 2012 graduate of Hill-Murray High School, Sydney was a four-time letter winner, three-time all-conference selection, and a two-time all-state honoree. She was also a finalist for Minnesota's Ms. Softball award as a senior after batting .552 with 10 doubles, five triples, three home runs, and a team-leading 37 runs batted in. Fabian also played prep ice hockey and was four-time letter winner, and one-time all-conference selection for her high school.

Fabian continued her career as an outfielder, playing four years in the Big Ten Conference for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Her team won two Big Ten tournament titles (2014, 2016), and Earned NCAA Division I Regional bids all four years (2013-2016). Fabian was part of the 2014 team that, for the first time in school history, hosted and won an NCAA Division I Regional and advanced to the field of 16 teams for an NCAA Division I Super Regional. During her time, Fabian started in 171 games for the Gophers. Fabian was an Academic All-Big Ten award winner in 2014, 2015, and 2016, as well as a 2016 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Athlete, and a 2016 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar Athlete award winner.  

Fabian coached at BATS Sports Academy in Milwaukee WI from May of 2018- May of 2019. She taught private and group lessons for ages ranging from 8-20 working on both offense and defense. 

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Hit Dawg Academy!

2050 East Center Circle

Building F, Suite 300

Plymouth, MN 55441

Phone: (763)557-2569



Monday-  10 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday- 10 AM - 3 PM

Wednesday-10 AM - 5 PM 

Thursday: 10 AM - 3 PM

Friday: By Appointment 

Saturday: By Appointment

Sunday: By Appointment

** Please email us if you want lesson on the weekend or Evenings.

*Academy Players, please email for Open Gym hours *

A Baseball & Softball Academy that is Dedicated

We are dedicated to ensuring the proper development of all kids. It does not matter your age, nor size. We start by working on the basic needs so that kids are able to compete at all levels. I learned early in my career that I could be a better baseball player by learning basic fundamentals. That is what made me into a Major League Player. I was not the biggest, nor was I the strongest. Yet, I played against Major League Players. Players need to learn how to play the game properly, so that the game becomes easier for the player to compete when he/she is not the biggest player on the field. We are dedicated to helping your child become the best player he/she can be. Hit Dawg coaches and l work on building players to prepare them for the next level of play.

We will do the following for YOU:

  • Help Build Player's Confidence
  • Teach Proper Technique
  • Teach Proper Fundamentals
  • Ensure that Players Learn Baseball & Softball 101

I first encountered Woot-Dog in AA. We had an instant connection and trust about hitting! His knowledge of hitting and mechanics is far above and beyond any other person I've encountered! He's helped to make me the hitter I am today and continues to help me improve on a daily basis. He breaks down swings to the individual so they can better understand their swing! An on top of all his expertise, he's an even better person!

~Corey Seager, LA Dodgers

2019 Fall Ball Teams:

We are still working on finalizing our fall teams. We had many that wanted to join our teams. So, we would like to ask if anyone else is still interested please email us by the Sunday, August 18th.  If you are interested for the 13u team you can not be 14 until May 1st. 
For any questions or interest in playing fall please email Jon at 
As for our teams, we will have a posting of teams by the end of the day on Monday, August 19th. We may need to make cuts depending on the numbers. We will be posting all teams to our Fall Ball page on our website. 

Welcome Jon Howard to Hit Dawg Academy Staff

Jon Howard 

We are excited for Jon to help build and coordinate our Baseball teams! Jon will also help with our academy and lessons. He has worked in all aspects of the game hitting, pitching, catching and infield/outfield positions. 

Jon played high school baseball at Osseo Sr. high and received all conference honors in '98. Jon played college baseball at Southwest Minnesota State. He coached at DBAT Addison when DBAT Addison was the only DBAT. Jon was there from 2003-2008. Jon provided private lessons, coached small groups/teams, worked camps/clinics and coached a 16u team.

Jon's biggest goal as the team coordinator with Hit Dawg is to develop players and provide a meaningful baseball experience for players, teams, and Families. Everyone is welcome at Hit Dawg!

Congratulations to Hit Dawg's Owner, Shawn Wooten, who has been promoted to a Major League Hitting Coach with the Los Angeles Angels!

Shawn has been running Hit Dawg since we opened in 2010, and has been heavily involved in the development of the players at Hit Dawg. Shawn looks forward to his new position with the Angels, and also continuing to work with our Academy players!