B.A.S.I.C. 108 is committed to the development of each player.  Our trainers have experienced the highest level of the baseball as former and current professional players, college all-stars, and high school coaches. Each trainer is a master teacher of the game and uses a strategic training system to focus on player development with each session.

FELIPE BARRERA

Coach B is an integral part of the development and administrative strategy for B.A.S.I.C. 108 and the South Texas Sliders Program.  He will serve as Head Trainer. His baseball coaching experience is extensive, having been a Varsity Baseball Coach for 23 years.  He coached the Eagle Pass High School Eagles in the State Baseball Semi-Final game in 1996.  He led the 17U South Texas Sliders to a Premier National Championship in 2015.  He also coached San Antonio’s Johnson High School Jaguars in the State Finals game in 2016. Coach B brings many years of personal baseball experience as he has seen his two sons through the showcase, Division I recruitment, and the MLB draft process.

MARCO ANTONIO GARZA

Marco was a University of Texas – Pan American middle infield standout. After just 3 years playing at the college level at Pan Am, Marco set the record for all-time hits when he collected 190 career hits. He was also 2nd in most career doubles and triples.  He signed a professional baseball contract with the Cincinnati Reds as a free agent in 2004.  In 2006, he played with LMB (Liga Mexicana de Beisbol).  He was also a member of Independent Baseball with the Edinburg Roadrunners and later the Fort Worth Cats.  With over 10 years of coaching experience, Marco will assist athletes at B.A.S.I.C. 108 in middle infield play and hitting.

JOSE PABLO OYERVIDEZ

Pablo Oyervidez brings an expert level of pitching technique and mechanics to B.A.S.I.C. 108.  Pablo’s baseball career centered around his pitching skills from 2002 to present where he was a 5-time all star.  His career began in 2002 after being drafted by the San Diego Padres Baseball Club.  He played in the AA league from 2002-2008.  Pablo was then traded to the Houston Astros Baseball Club and participated in their AA and AAA league.  Since 2009, he has established himself as a prime pitcher in the Mexican League.  He skills warranted him to be considered as a final candidate for Team Mexico for the WBC in Japan.  Pablo will share his expertise in picthing with our athletes at B.A.S.I.C. 108.

ERIC GONZALEZ

Eric Gonzalez started his baseball career at UTB-TSC where he led the conference in stolen bases and a batting average of .355.  In 2001, he became part of the Edinburg RoadRunners.  His tenure with the RoadRunners lasted from 2001-2013 where he was the only player to play every position.  During that time, the RoadRunners made playoffs 11 out of the 13 years he was there; winning 3 championships – 2 as a player and 1 as a coach.   He then went on to play in the Mexican Winter League for the Pericos de Puebla and the Tigeres of Mexico City. In 2014, Eric  served as the hitting coach for the RGV WhiteWings.  Eric’s expertise  will make him a great asset to B.A.S.I.C. 108’s program as he will assist  athletes in the areas of hitting and infield mechanics.

BLAKE LA GRANGE

Blake La Grange brings B.A.S.I.C. 108 a master level of coaching and training in the area of arm care.  His 23 years of experience began during his high school career where he set a school record with the most strike outs prompting an invitation to the MLB draft from the Cincinnati Reds.  Blake was part of the Mexico professional baseball organization as a pitcher since the age of 16.  He continued his path as a pitcher at Texas Tech University, but quickly went on to sign with the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Organization.  Blake’s expertise includes the biomechanics of pitching, arm motion and arm care.  He is certified by the National Pitchers Association as a coach.  He is also a certified Velocity Arm Care program instructor making him an expert in velocity training.  Blake coached and managed 17 years of select baseball with the Power Alley Pride; winning 7 State Championships and 3 World Series Finals.  During that time, Blake developed the 5-tool baseball training program with a focus on developing the kinetic chain.  He has trained numerous athletes who have moved to the next level.  Currently there are over 25 of his students playing at the college level, 3 pitching in pro ball, and many who have retired – healthy.  Blake will serve B.A.S.I.C. 108 as one of the pitching coaches for our South Texas Sliders RGV.

AUDREY AGUIRRE

Audrey Aguirre was a 4-year letterman at Edinburg CISD. She played as a freshman varsity at Edinburg High School and her last 3 years in varsity were at Robert Vela High School.  She was a versatile player and was used on the field as a catcher, 3rd base and pitcher. In 2014 and 2015 she won the Offensive MVP award while playing 3rd base. Upon graduating high school, she received a softball scholarship to Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. In college, her pitching career took off and she had the honor to pitch in the NAIA Conference Tournament. Her experience in softball will help the RGV’s aspiring softball players fine tune their skills. At B.A.S.I.C. 108, Audrey will serve as the softball pitching coach.

ERICK GARCIA

Erik Garcia was a 4-year letterman at Sharyland ISD where he excelled as a catcher making First Team All-District 3 of his 4 years.  He went on to play collegiate ball at Weatherford College.  He then transferred out to Missouri Baptist University where he also played ball and made the All Conference Team as a catcher. He went on to further his baseball career and was drafted as a free agent by the St Louis Cardinals Organization.  He played minor league ball for 3 years. At B.A.S.I.C. 108, Erik will share his expertise in the areas of catching and hitting with our RGV athletes.

CODY ATKINSON

Cody Atkinson joins B.A.S.I.C. 108 with an unparalleled level of offensive coaching and training skills.  Cody currently serves the RGV area at UTRGV as an assistant baseball coach. Prior to coaching at UTRGV’s baseball program, Cody was a volunteer coach assistant for West Virginia.  He helped guide West Virginia to a 36-26 record as they made their first NCAA Regional appearance in 21 years.  He also served as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator at Everett Community College (ECC) where they had a 114-43 record over the four seasons he was there. His responsibilities included coaching the infielders and the hitters.  He helped  ECC get to its first Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Championship after going 39-9 and posting a .316 batting average.  Cody is a graduate of ECC, where he played baseball and earned his Associate of Arts in 2009. He continued his baseball career at Centenary College in 2010 and Corban University in 2012 before earning a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Sports Administration from Lewis-Clark State College in 2014. He also earned a Masters of Education from Northcentral University in 2017.  Cody will share his expertise in offensive