Baseball & Softball

ENTER THROUGH THE CNOS FIELDHOUSE SOUTHWEST DOORS AND CHECK IN AT THE UNITED FRONT DESK BEFORE ENTERING THE TURF FACILITY.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Ryan Cooper

Briar Cliff Hitting Head Coach

Cooper graduated from Valley Christian High School in Chandler, AZ in 2011. Here he won a State Championship, was elected to the All-State Arizona team and recognized as Small School Player of the Year. He continued his baseball career at Grand Canyon University, Gateway Community College, and University of Arizona. Following his collegiate career, he entered the professional field, playing 4 years at various levels including internationally in Australia. During this time, Cooper participated in a spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers and was selected to the Irish National Team. He is now the Briar Cliff University Hitting Coach.

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Briar Cliff Chargers starting pitcher Jacob Wesselmann (44) delivers a pitch during a game against the Bethesda University Flames at Kino Sports Complex on March 4, 2020 in Tucson, Arizona. (Zachary Lucy Photography)

Jacob Wesselmann

Briar Cliff Baseball Pitcher

Wesselmann is a 1st-Team All-GPAC and honorable mention All-American at Briar Cliff University. His 103 strikeouts in the 2021 season led the GPAC and set a new single season program record for BCU. He has spent 2 summers playing in the Northwoods League for the Bismarck Larks.

He graduated from Remsen St. Mary High School in 2017. Here, he was a 2016 State Champion in baseball and 3x All-State athlete.

"I have experience giving individual lessons and can provide information with baseball specific stretches, active warm-up drills, weighted balls, recovery and band work."

Alex Westercamp

Briar Cliff Softball Catcher

Westercamp will be United Turf Sports' Softball Instructor. She is a 5th-year senior at Briar Cliff University and is the Softball Program's Catcher. She has a .401 lifetime batting average and is BCU's All-Time Home Run Leader.

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