Softball Instruction

Kristin Castle Huestis – Head softball Instructor, Pitching

Coach Huestis pitched for The College of Saint Rose from 1999-2003 where she logged in over 422 innings on the mound with an average ERA of 2.405. Before that, she played for Averill Park High School where she started all four years on Varsity earning many awards including the Aileen Durrant award along with Colonial Council Player of the Year. Kristin has provided pitching instruction for the last 13 years where she has experience with private lessons as well as running pitching clinics for local area leagues. In addition, she has a combined seven years coaching experience with the Classie Lassie and Lansingburgh Royals youth softball leagues. Kristin was the assistant softball coach for Colonie High from 2007 – 2009. She also served as the Assistant Coach and Pitching Coach for Hudson Valley Community College softball program for the seasons of 2013 and 2014. Kristin enjoys sharing her love of the game and pitching with others. She is currently in her 15th year as a Special Education Teacher.

Erika Daigle – Pitching (Softball)

Coach Daigle was a pitcher at Russell Sage College and broke the single season Strike-out Record in her Freshman Year. She played her high school softball at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, pitching the team to a Section 2 Class AA Championship. Erika earned (2) All-State selections, (2) Suburban Council All-Star selections, and a NYSPHSAA Schlor-Athlete award. Coach Daigle has provided pitching instruction for over 4 years. She has developed and delivered pitching clinics along with individual pitching instruction, and also has coaching experience with the Electric City Gold Softball Teams. Erika has gained her knowledge from other College Coaches, and former International fast-pitch pitchers. Unfortunately Coach Daigle could not fulfill her dream of pitching collegiately because of a career ending injury. She now shares her love of the game with other players through instructing and coaching. Erika is now currently working towards a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Russell Sage College. To set up a lesson, please contact Coach Daigle at Daigleea@gmail.com

Bobby Krogh – Hitting (Softball)

Long time resident and coach residing out of South Troy. Bobby is a graduate of Troy high School. Coach Krogh spent his youth playing for the Prestigious South Troy Dodger Organization under legendary coach George Rodgers. Playing alongside future big-leaguers Tim Stauffer and Casper Wells. In 2000, Bobby helped lead his Dodger Team to their 1st ever appearance in the Connie Mack World Series. In the series, Krogh batted .550 earning him a spot on the all-Tournament Team. He also set the record for the only player to hit for the cycle in World Series History. As a High-Schooler at Troy, Bobby spent the better half of 4 seasons with the Varsity squad, earning All-Area Selections 3 times, and All-State Honors Twice. Bobby also holds the Section 2 Record for Strikeouts in a game with 19. After a very successful High-School Career, Krogh took his talents to nearby Hudson Valley Community College, to play under Coach Tom Reinisch. In his two years Bobby Led the Vikings to back to back region 3 Championship Games. Advancing to the World Series in his freshman campaign. During that time, Coach Krogh earned MVP, Region 3, and All conference Honors, both on the mound and at the plate. After a career ending injury shortly after, Bobby dived right into coaching. For the past 10 years, Krogh has helped teams from the Little League Level, to the College Level and the Cape Cod Baseball League. Bobby now spends his time training players, coaching his team the (Upstate Orioles), and helping kids reach their goals of playing college, and professional baseball. He is the head Regional Scout for Prep Baseball Report, and is in constant contact with College and Professional Scouts across the nation. To schedule a lesson, please contact Info@upstatesportsacademy.com or Krogh@prepbaseballreport.com.