DARIN KINSOLVING TO LEAD RETRO!

We are proud to announce the addition of Darin Kinsolving to the Retro family. Darin is no stranger to youth baseball in the Metro-East and will certainly make a positive impact on the Retro Baseball Club experience.

Darin is currently a professional hitting instructor as well as Co-Owner of Grizzlies Baseball Academy, alongside Gateway Grizzlies Manager and Retro’s Director of Baseball Operations, Phil Warren. Together, Darin and Phil will make up the Baseball Operations department of Retro Baseball Club.  Darin will most certainly be a “face of the organization” moving forward.

Darin Kinsolving – Retro Baseball Club Director of Operations: 

“I’m excited to work with all the players, coaches, and parents in an effort to help make the Retro Organization even better.  We have a strong nucleus of management that knows exactly what it takes to help mold the players into fine young men off the field and successful baseball players on the field.  I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to being a part of the Retro Family!”

Gregg Edwards – Retro Baseball Club GM:

“We, as a staff, feel very fortunate to be having someone like Darin (DK) becoming a member of our leadership group.  DK will bring the day to day consistency in communication we have been missing since Mike Wilhelm stepped down.  DK will bring a level of progression to Retro’s growth as an organization, both internally and externally. Having DK being recognized as a face of Retro’s organization gives the program validity in additional circles of the amateur baseball network which we may not have been necessarily experiencing in the past.”

Phil Warren – Retro Baseball Club Director of Baseball Operations:

“I’m extremely excited about the addition of Darin to the Retro family.  I’ve been close to Darin for over 20 years and know that he brings nothing less than professionalism to the table.  There is no doubt that our players and coaches will benefit from Darin’s instruction, baseball expertise, and collegiate reach throughout the country.  Our Retro parents will also benefit from the addition of Darin by way of his handling of the Retro day-to-day operations and his efforts to ultimately enhance the Retro Baseball Club experience for all.”

DK’s experience includes:

High School…

– East Prairie High School
– 1996 Graduate

College…

– Southeast Missouri State University
– May 2002 Graduate
– Major in Sports Management/ Minor in Marketing
– Division I Baseball Scholarship
– Honorable Mention All Ohio Valley Conference 3rd Base 1998
– Won Ohio Valley Conference Tournament 1998 – Advanced to   Regionals
– Played in the Northeast Collegiate Baseball League 1998
– Awarded team MVP in the Northeast Collegiate League 1998
– 1st team All Ohio Valley Conference 1st Base 2000
– All OVC Tournament Team 3rd Base 2000
– 2nd all-time at Southeast Missouri State in career home runs
– Top 10 all-time at Southeast Missouri State in RBI

Professional…

– 6 years professional experience-Frontier League/ Northern League
– 2 time team MVP
– 2 time Frontier League All-Star
– Participated in Frontier League All-Star Homerun Derby 2002
– Frontier League All-Star (post-season selection) 2003
– Runner-up Frontier League MVP 2003
– 4th all-time in Frontier League in homeruns
– Former Gateway Grizzlies Hitting Coach

Currently…

– CO-OWNER of Grizzlies Baseball Academy
– Hitting Instructor @ Grizzlies Baseball Academy