About Us

Our Mission


“We believe when we move with kindness, we create lasting results and lifelong relationships”

HOW we do it?  

By challenging youth to develop and embrace a positive mindset.

WHAT we do?  

We educate, we instruct, we inspire through sports.

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you”

The goal of Crow River Comprehensive Hitting is to offer players of all ages and abilities the opportunity to grow and develop in an advanced environment. Whether you’re looking for one-on-one instruction, or simply want to improve your game, Crow River Comprehensive Hitting is the place for you!

“Hard knock life: Astros turn to plate discipline for success”

A example of plate discipline – Read more

We Offer:

• Early Pitch Recognition
• Group and Individual Lessons
• Camps and Clinics
• Individual Programs
“Going to BATtle”
• Fielding Instruction
• Clinics for Coaches At All Levels

Meet Dr. Claire WheatleyPhysical Therapist

My name is 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.

Comprehensive Pitching Program led by former Hutchinson Head Baseball Coach Scott Renning

Scott Renning

Scott has been coaching for more than 20 years as both an assistant coach and a head coach. As a 18-year head coach, Scott has collectively won than 265 games while coaching in Hutchinson, Little Falls, and his alma mater of Waverly-Shell Rock (IA). In that time period, he has helped more than 50 players continue playing at the collegiate level. His teams have been some of the most consistently solid teams in central Minnesota in recent years. nine of the last 10 teams in Hutchinson have either won or finished runner-up in the always tough Wright County Conference, while also finishing in the top three of the section in each of those years as well.

A 1994 graduate of the University of Louisville, Scott was a three year co-captain for the Cardinals, helping them to a new school record of 37 wins in 1992. During his junior year, he set a school record with 24 appearances, both starting and later closing, leading U of L in both wins and saves. He was named to the All-Metro Conference Tournament in 1992, recording wins vs South Florida and Southern Mississippi, and no-hitting Tulane five hours later for four innings in relief in the championship game.

Before going to Louisville, Scott spent two years at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, IA where he was a two 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.

He was a 1989 graduate of Waverly-Shell Rock HS in Waverly, IA, where he was a second team All-State baseball player and an Academic All-Stater his senior year. He hit .408 with nine home runs and 31 RBI his senior year, while also going 6-4 with a 2.88 ERA. He recorded 97 strikeouts in 63 innings of work in 1989. He was also a first team All-State running back as a senior for WSR, helping them to the conference title and a berth in the Iowa State Tournament. He led the conference in rushing and scoring, where he recorded 21 touchdowns, and also led the conference with five interceptions, and was the second leading tackler in the Northeast Iowa Conference. He was also an All-Conference basketball player as a senior and helped WSR to two consecutive state tournaments in 1988 and again in 1989 and a three time conference champion and state entrant in the Iowa State Track meet as a high jumper.

He lives in Hutchinson with his wife, Abrah and their three children – Tate, Cora, and Greta. He is excited for the opportunity to work with 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.

Andrew Sparlin

Andrew Sparlin is from Santa Maria, California. He graduated from Valley Christian High School in 2019, and was a All- Southern California selection for baseball and football. After high school, Andrew moved to Minnesota, where he pitched and played outfield at Crown College. Andrew owns a .333 career batting average at the college level, and also won a conference championship during his time at Crown. Andrew coaches the 12u travel ball team at CRCH, and instructs pitching lessons and camps.

Check out our podcast -

BASEBALL: 90 min. COMPREHENSIVE WINTER TRAINING- Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, Strength and Conditioning.
4 weeks, 90 minute sessions $280.
February, 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd

CHAMP Foundation Letter From Crow River Hitting