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Our Team

Darryl Robinson

“D-Rob” is the former AAA hitting coach for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros. He coached with the organizations for a total of 14 years. Robinson won the California League Championship in 2012 and 2014.

In 2013, Robinson was named California League’s Coach of the Year, and enshrined into the Jet Hawks Hall of Fame. That same year the Jet Hawks led all of minor league baseball in runs scored, walks, on base percentage and OPS.

In a 2014 interview by Paul White of USA Today, Robinson was asked about leading the league in walks, “We’re not looking for walks, we’re looking to do damage.” He replied, “Walks are the by- product of getting a good pitch to hit. It’s all about being Selectively Aggressive.”

Robinson graduated from Whitney Young High School in Chicago, where he was named 1986 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Illinois. That same year, Robinson’s own professional baseball career started when he was selected in the 2nd round of the major league draft by the Kansas City Royals. He played for the Royals organization from 1986-1993 and split time in the minor league systems with the Boston Red Sox (1995) and the Chicago Cubs (1998).


Joe Caouette

Joe began coaching youth baseball and softball over 35 years ago in Howard Lake, Mn.  Since that time Joe has coached at every level from T-Ball through high school softball. Joe developed his passion for working with softball pitchers over 20 years ago when his youngest daughter began her pitching career. Today, Joe’s primary focus is on developing young pitchers through the teaching of sound pitching mechanics and repetitive pitching drills. Joe has taught pitching clinics dedicated to instilling the love of the game along with the fundamentals necessary to becoming an effective pitcher.


Scott Renning

Scott has been coaching for over 20 years as both an assistant coach and a head coach where he has collectively won over 500 games while coaching at the high school, legion, and VFW level.  In that time period, he has helped over 50 of his past players continue playing at the collegiate level.  His teams have been some of the most consistently solid teams in central Minnesota in recent years.  9 of his last 10 teams at Hutchinson HS either won or finished runner-up in the always tough Wright County Conference, while also finishing in the top 3 of the section every year since 2012.  

A 1994 graduate of the University of Louisville, Scott was a 3 year Co-Captain for the Cardinals helping them to a new school record 37 wins in 1992.  His junior year he led the team with 24 appearances, both starting and later closing,  and also led U of L in both saves and strikeout percentage.  He was named to the  All-Metro Conference Tournament Team in 1992 and was 3 times chosen to the Metro Conference Commissioners list for academics.

Before going to Louisville, Scott spent 2 years at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, IA, where he was a 2 year Co-Captain for the Reivers.  He posted a 6-2 record with a 3.60 ERA and hit .328 while helping IWCC to the JUCO World Series in 1992 where the Reivers finished 5th in the nation.    

In high school, Scott was a 1989 graduate of Waverly-Shell Rock HS in Waverly, IA, where he was an All State and Academic All State baseball player, an All State football player, an All Conference basketball player, and a 3-time conference champion and state qualifier in track in the spring.   

He lives in Hutchinson with his wife, Abrah, and their 3 children - Tate, Cora, and Greta.  He is excited to continue the opportunity to work with baseball, kids, and Coach Robinson. 


Spencer Lilienthal

Spencer Lilienthal is from Plato, Minnesota. He graduated from Glencoe-Silver Lake High School in 2019, and was a member of the MSHSL State tournament qualifying team. He also played on the Plato American Legion team that won the Division 2 National Championship that summer. Spencer played baseball at Crown College for two years before transferring to Martin Luther College last year. At MLC, Spencer batted .328 in league play, and was named All-Conference for the UMAC. Spencer coaches the 12u travel ball team at CRCH, and instructs pitching lessons.


Dr. Claire Wheatley

 I was born and raised in Hutchinson, MN and have now settled in Waconia, MN with my husband Joe, daughter Maddison, and dog Jackson. I attended Augsburg College for my undergraduate degree where I obtained by Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and participated in 4 years of women’s collegiate hockey. I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota – Go Gophers!

My treatment style includes manual therapy and dry needling techniques paired with progressive exercises to promote carry-over and long-lasting results. Education is also a large piece of my care style, ensuring that the patient has an understanding of what is going on and the plan for improvement. For example, addressing the cause of the symptom, not just the symptom itself. I enjoy working with all ages and activity levels with the primary focus being personalized care and YOUR individualized goals. My goal is to make a positive impact not only on your movement and activity through our time spent together, but your life as a whole. I also incorporate holism into my style of care, with emphasis on various aspects (sleep, diet, stress, mental and emotional health) and their impact on how you move and feel. 

I am happily married to a Hutchinson native, we recently welcomed our first child and have a dog who we love to spoil and spend time outdoors. I enjoy spending time with my family and the beauty of nature whether it be on a mountain bike trail, dirtbike track, hockey rink or camping.


Liz Gerads 

I grew up in Watertown, Minnesota and played softball since she was six years old, when she wasn't playing softball, she watched her dad play with the Ranch Rats at the Hollywood Store. She currently coaches both 10U and 12U in Watertown and volunteers with multiple softball organizations. She loves to see the development in young players and watch their love for the game grow. Liz will work with catchers and fielders at Crow River Comprehensive Hitting.

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