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Entering his second year of managing the Aces, Chris Berset brings a wealth of baseball knowledge. Currently, he is the Co-Owner and GM of Prime Time Baseball (www.primetimebaseball.co) in Alexandria, VA. Berset was drafted in the 20th round in 2010 by the Cincinnati Reds and played 7 seasons of professional baseball while playing at every level and finishing in 2016 in AAA Louisville. Throughout his playing career, Berset was coached by Delino Deshields, Ken Griffey Sr, Pat Kelly, Mack Jenkins (current pitching coach of the Cincinnati Reds), Frank Viola, Jim Riggleman and Rich Maloney, who was voted as one of the best coaches in all of college baseball. Berset graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS Degree in Psychology. During his senior season, Chris was captain of the team, part of Big Ten Championships, Regional and Super Regional teams.
Some notable awards that Berset has received throughout his baseball career are: All-Big Ten Second Team, Catcher (2010); Big Ten Sportsmanship award (2010); Newton Family Scholarship for Baseball (2007-08); Moby Benedict Scholarship for Baseball (2009-10); U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2010); Played for the Vienna Senators (Clark Griffith League), Winchester Royals (Valley League) and the Leesburg Lightning (Florida Collegiate League) for his college summer baseball; Named to the 2010 Coleman Company Johnny Bench Award watch list.
Chris also plays and guides the Great Britain Baseball team that recently just lost in the finals of the WBCQ. Chris currently lives in Alexandria, VA.
Coach Hammond is an Alexandria, VA native who grew up playing fastpitch softball in the Northern Virginia area - but baseball was her first love! After planning to play softball in college, she instead jumped at the chance to play baseball after discovering the Eastern Women’s Baseball Conference) an all-women’s baseball league. She spent her summers playing with their DC Thunder tournament team, traveling around the country playing with and against the best women’s players in the United States and Canada and beyond. While she spends much of her free time these days coaching – she continues to participate as a player/coach with the EWBC/DC Thunder and with several area men’s leagues.
Coach Hammond recently completed her 7th season as a High School Baseball Coach in Fairfax County Virginia. After spending 5 years at Falls Church HS as JV Associate Head Coach and a member of the Varsity Staff, she moved on to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology where she took on the role of Varsity Associate Head Coach and Catching Specialist. She looks forward to continuing to build a positive baseball culture and a competitive High School Program.
Coach Hammond is also a Head Coach with DC Girls Baseball – a non-profit program dedicated to developing opportunities for girls to play baseball. In the five years she has been with the program, it has exploded in size, drawing girls from across the DMV and beyond. Coach Hammond works with DCGB to provide a welcoming arena for girls to play baseball; to help them develop solid fundamental skill sets and baseball knowledge; and to provide competitive opportunities for more advanced players who wish to play at the High School level and beyond. Coach Hammond has worked across age groups – most recently serving as 18U Associate Head Coach.