THE HITMEN STORY
Founded in 1991 by the late Brian P. Rangel and Allen 'AJ' Jones, the Quad City Hitmen Baseball and Softball Academy have distinguished themselves as one of the premier youth baseball and softball organizations in the Midwest. Entering into their 30th season, the Hitmen have showcased our Quad City youth to hundreds of teams across the United States, and have been recognized by the Amateur Athletic Union, Amateur Softball Association, and the United States Sports Specialty Association for outstanding performance and sportsmanship.
To date, the Hitmen and Lady Hitmen have garnered sixteen national championships:
13 year old USSSA title in 1997 in Richmond, Virginia
11 year old USSSA title in 1999 in Kansas City, Missouri
10 year old Super Series title in 1999 in Omaha, Nebraska
13 year old USSSA title in 2006 in Canton, Michigan
14 year old USSSA title in 2009 in Omaha, Nebraska
9 year old USSSA title in 2009 in Crystal Lake, Illinois
13 year old USSSA title in 2011 in Canton, Michigan
14 year old USSSA title in 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri
12 year old (Blue) USSSA title in 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa
14 year old World Series of America title in 2013 in Lee's Summit, Missouri
12 year old (Blue) USSSA title in 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa
14 year old USSSA title in 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa
11 year old (Blue) World Series of America title in 2014 in Lee's Summit, Missouri
12 year old (Elite) World Series of America title in 2015 in Lee's Summit, Missouri
14 year old (Premier) USSSA title in 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska
Lady Hitmen '00 (Fisher) USSSA title in 2019 in Evansville, Indiana
The Hitmen have also placed in the nation's top 5 thirty seven times, and have captured an AAU State title, two USSSA Global State titles, two Great Lakes Championships, three Super NIT titles and twenty eight USSSA State Championships. The Lady Hitmen earned their first USSSA State title in 2014 and have followed it up with three more first place finishes as well as a runner up finish in the ASA State Championship. The Lady Hitmen have placed in the nations top 5, seven times. Most recently a runner up finish at the USSSA World Series, a runner up finish at the NSA World Series, 3rd and 4th place finishes at the USSSA World Series, and a top 5 finish at the ASA Nationals and USSSA World Series. Since 1991, the Hitmen have garnered over 775 titles between baseball and softball.The Hitmen and Lady Hitmen have also had over three hundred college commitments and six Major League draft picks.
Recent success on and off the fields have allowed the Quad City Hitmen to evolve into the premier organization in the region. The state of the art indoor facility, Fielder's Choice, acquisition of the Hitmen Fields at Epperly Park, and introduction of the Lady Hitmen Softball program has allowed the Hitmen to obtain academy status. The Quad City Hitmen Baseball & Softball Academy now serves the entire community including youth boys and girls interested in learning the game of baseball or softball. Special thanks go out to our parents for allowing your sons and daughters to be a part of the Quad City Hitmen. Every success enjoyed by our organization is rooted in the hard work and commitment of the young men, women, and their parents. The Quad City Hitmen Baseball & Softball Academy wishes your sons, daughters, and the entire family a wonderful experience and hope that you will enjoy baseball to its fullest this summer!
MISSION STATEMENT: The Mission of the Quad City Hitmen Baseball and Softball Academy is to use the vehicle of a challenging, competitive baseball program to help develop the character of young people in the Quad Cities area. Hitmen baseball strives to develop
the talent of baseball players through a program of outstanding instruction that emphasizes both the skills of the game as well as the player’s commitment to learning and personal improvement. Hitmen baseball seeks to develop young people who are skilled in
the game of baseball and to better prepare them for leadership in the community.