All instructors at Extra Innings Brooklyn Park come with an extensive baseball or softball background. Whether they are former or current professional players, college all-stars, or high school or college coaches, Extra Innings Brooklyn Park offers serious professional instruction!
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Matt Oberfoell - Extra Innings General Manager & Instructor
All Conference catcher in High School for 2006, he led his Coon Rapids Legion team to two consecutive 50 win seasons. Played professionally in the Arizona Summer League. Worked as a scout for the Minnesota Twins, and most recently as the director of scouting/recruiting and player development at Anoka Ramsey Community College. Matt is available for pitching, hitting, and catching lessons.
Kim Westendorf - Extra Innings Instructor
Kim is a graduate of Mankato East High school, where she was a two time All-State selection and three time All-Big Nine Conference selection while leading her team to two Class 3A state tournament appearances. Upon graduation, she took her skills to South Dakota State University and quickly established herself in the pitching rotation, setting an SDSU single-season record with 51 appearances while leading the team with 179 strikeouts in 207.2 innings and 16 victories in 2005. At SDSU, Kim compiled a 34-52 record with five shutouts, five saves, three one-hitters, a 3.19 ERA, and 364 strikeouts during 118 appearances and 520.1 innings pitched. Kim played her last season at North Dakota State University where her team finished in the sweet sixteen. Kim was named to the Division I All-Independent team twice and All-Academic team 3 times while majoring in chemistry. After graduation Kim worked in the research field for a while before deciding her passion was teaching and coaching; Kim currently is a high school
Leah Kluz - Extra Innings Instructor
Leah Kluz played high school at Anoka High School and finished college as a UW-Stout Blue Devil. In high school she was a pitcher and lead off drag bunter. Leah continued on to college where she was the starting center fielder and number one hitter as a lefty slap hitter. Her coaching experience starts with assisting the Northwestern College Team for a season working on base running, hitting, and fielding fundamentals. Leah has 4 daughters that play Fastpitch so she is always throwing a ball and working on making each of them successful. Leah is available for hitting, fielding and beginner pitching lessons.
Ben Schroeder - Extra Innings Instructor
Ben Schroeder is a graduate of Concordia Academy where he was a 2 time all conference, 2 time all section, and 2 time all state honorable mention award winner. He went on to play collegiate ball for two seasons at Dakota County Technical College (NJCAA). From there Ben took his skills to Bethany Lutheran College (NCAA D3) where he was a top relief pitcher, leading the team in appearances his Junior and Senior year with 17 and 14 respectively. He has coached at various youth levels from little league to high school where he served as the pitching and outfield coach and Concordia Academy for one season. For the 2012/2013 season, Ben joined the coaching staff at Northwester College in Roseville as a pitching coach. He currently plays amateur baseball for the Minneapolis Cobras. He helped lead the Cobras to a 2nd place finish in Class A in 2013, garnering All-Tournament Team honors including a complete game shutout. Ben is available for pitching and hitting lessons.
Andy Jorges - Extra Innings Instructor
Andy Jorges was an All-Conference performer his junior and senior year at Rockford High School while picking up team MVP honors both years. After high school, Jorges played at Central Lakes Community College in Brainerd, Minnesota for two seasons mainly as a catcher, but also as a closer on the mound. While at Central Lakes he accumulated All-Conference, All State, and All Region honors his sophomore season. From there he moved on to Bethany Lutheran College where he played the past two as a catcher and designated hitter. His senior season, Jorges received All-Conference honors while catching 39 of the team's 40 games. Andy is available for teaching all aspects of the game.
Keith "KJ" Johnson - Extra Innings Instructor
KJ is a Native of Chicago, IL. Where he attended Harlan Community Academy. He was 4-year letter winner in baseball and football, was All-Conference 3 years. Member of 2nd place finalist team in Chicago Public League City Championship in 1999. As a graduate of Concorida University, KJ played with Ryan Fixell (another EI instructor), was a Member of 2003 NSIC Conference Championship team under Lunch McKenzie( 2001-2005), KJ has worked clinics as Joe Mauer Quickswing hitting instructor and has 3 years of hitting instructional experience. Has coaching experience in football and basketball at McRae Park-Mpls. His full time job is working for the Hennepin County Attorney Office as a Victim's Advocate. (Putting his criminal justice degree to great use.) KJ enjoys teaching the fundamentals of hitting and fielding.
Kari Corbeille - Extra Innings Instructor
After high school, Corbeille chose St. Norbert over other schools which pursued her. By Corbeille's junior season, patience and hard work paid off as she had a season to remember. In 23 games, 16 of them starts, Corbeille went 13-3 with a 1.28 ERA. Out of the 16 starts, 14 were complete games and she also added two saves and gave up only 27 runs (20 earned) while striking out 67 batters. That season was not only a highlight for Corbeille, but also for the SNC softball team which finished with a 33-8 record and won its first ever regional game. The team finished third in the regional that season behind the arm of Corbeille, who pitched in three straight games to lead the team. Kari’s was part of an 11-day trip in Italy for the American International team, which took the top 25 Division III players. This trip was a finish to her phenomenal softball career at St. Norbert College. During the Italy trip , Corbeille's team went 1-3, but she pitched well and recorded a base hit off of the Italian national team's best pitcher and Olympian. Kari is available for pitching and hitting lessons.