Baseball and Softball Training through Advanced Technology
Professional Instruction for Every Aspect of the Game...

Professional Staff
starRiechl Mayne, Training Directorstar
As Training Director, Riechl brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and history of success to Virtual Baseball. He has been involved in baseball for over forty years as a player, coach, general manager and trainer. He played both amateur and semi-pro ball including semi-pro ball in Detroit’s Federal League. Additionally, Mayne served as Athletic Director and Head Coach at St. Mary’s College and Madonna University for several seasons where they consistently ranked in the top 20 nationally in the NAIA. For three seasons he was also Head Coach for the 18u Michigan Red Sox Travel Baseball Program. Mayne, now in high demand as a personal baseball instructor, works with players of all ages and consults to the baseball program at the University of Michigan. His greatest impact on the game has been the specialized training he provides aspiring ball players and his ability to help them realize their potential.

"Advancements in technology impact virtually every sport. Baseball and softball are no different and we see it in equipment, televised broadcasts and now in training. At Virtual Baseball, we’ve combined simulation and reality for a unique and complete training experience."  – Riechl Mayne


 
starEric Coleman, Pitching Instructorstar

Eric is a veteran baseball coach and pitching instructor, with over twenty years of on-field experience. He has coached extensively throughout the Jr. College and College levels, as well as Collegiate-level summer leagues. In 2011, Coleman was Field Coach for the Cooperstown Hawkeyes in the Perfect Game Collegiate League, where he was named the league’s Manager of the Year.  Throughout his career, he has coached 10 Junior College All-Americans, and to-date, 93 players that went on to sign professional baseball contracts. Virtual Baseball is pleased to have Eric join its training staff. 


“There is nothing more rewarding than working with a young athlete, helping them to develop their skills and unlock their full potential. I am thrilled to be   a part of Virtual Baseball, combining traditional baseball training with the advanced technology and teaching tools they offer.” – Eric Coleman

 
starMike Tomlinson, Softball Instructorstar

Mike joins Virtual Baseball bringing over fifteen years of softball coaching and instruction at high school and collegiate levels. His accomplishments include numerous top ten divisional and national finishes, undefeated seasons, school records and the title of Mid Continent Conference Coach of the Year during his time as head softball coach for Oakland University. His work outside of school affiliations is comprised of professional training and management for softball and baseball including clinics for pitching, hitting, catching and fielding.

"I’ve enjoyed many years of seeing young people embrace the sport, achieve their goals and take those successes forward into their adult lives. Helping  to shape all of those moments is something that continues to give me great satisfaction and I’m really enthusiastic about bringing that spirit to Virtual Baseball."  – Mike Tomlinson

 

starJesse Schmidt, Softball Instructorstar

Jesse joins Virtual Baseball bringing over 10 years of softball coaching and instruction at the high school (Clarkston) and travel levels (Michigan Outlaws, ICE). He continues to hone his craft through workshops, clinics and his coaching mentor our very own Mike Tomlinson.  He has led his teams to the ASAUSA National Tournament, state quarterfinals and has won a handful of tournaments in the Midwest region. We are excited to have his intense energy level and deep rooted passion for the mental aspect of the game.


"I feel I have been a part of the Virtual Baseball family from the start as a client and now an instructor.  My goal is to transfer my love of the game, knowledge and techniques to our students who may take it to the next level and beyond.  High School Coach Tim Notke says, “Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard!” I want to inspire our student athletes to live their lives in that spirit." - Jesse Schmidt