SoCal Batting Center
694 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069




Mon - Thur 3:00p-9:00p
Friday 3:00p-10:00p
Sat- 10:00a-10:00p
Sun- 11:00a-5:00p

Matt Wheatland

Pitching Coach


Matt brings a wealth of experience and expertise to SoCal Batting Center. Matt's accolades include:

Currently Coaching at San Pasqual High School.

1992 - 12U CABA World Series in Las Cruces, New Mexico -1st place
1993 - 12U CABA World Series in Las Cruces, New Mexico -1st place (All-tournament Team)
1994 - 13U CABA World Series in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma - 1st place (All-tournament Team)
1995 - 14U AABC World Series in Dublin, Ohio - 1st place (All-tournament Team)
1996 - 15U CABA World Series in Crystal Lake, Illinois - 4th place (All-tournament Team)
1997 - 17U Super Series in Cartersville, Georgia - 2nd place
1998 - 17U Super Series in Cartersville, Georgia - 1st place (All-tournament Team)
1999 - TEAM ONE Showcase in Tampa Bay, Florida
1999 - Team USA Junior National Team - Kaoshiung, Taiwan - Gold Medal1999 - CIF Southern Section Champions
2000 - CIF Southern Section Champions, Player of the Year
2000 - CIF Player of the Year
2000 - Drafted in 1st round (8th overall) by the Detroit Tigers, 2001, 2002, 2003 - Shoulder Surgery each year
2004 - Signed with Houston Astros farm club Lexington Legends (2nd best ERA on the team)
2005, 2006 - San Diego Surf Dawgs 

Tanya Ledesma

Tanya is a local who grew up in Carlsbad before going off to the University of South Mississippi on a
full ride softball scholarship. Tanya comes to us with a decorated collegiate career from 1999 – 2002. She played her freshman year at the University of Southern Mississippi where she competed  in the 1999 Division 1 women’s College World Series. South Mississippi  finished ranked 8th in the nation.

Tanya returned to California for her sophomore season in 2000 where she helped Palomar college win a State Championship.

Her final two years of undergraduate were spent at California State University Northridge. There she was named team captain of the nationally ranked team and was named All-Big West Scholar-Athlete.

Tanya started her collegiate coaching career in 2003 at Los Angeles Valley Community College. In 2006, she was hired at California State
university San Marcos for their inaugural season. In her seven years at Cal State, Tanya has coached pitchers, utility infielders, hitting, and strength & conditioning for the Cougars.

Besides coaching softball, Tanya has worked as a strength & conditioning coach for the past 10 years. Tanya works with professional athletes,
general population, youth, and collegiate athletes. Her passion and focus is to help clients move better, feel better and perform better.

Marq Taylor

Coach Taylor spent twenty years in the United States Navy with multiple combat tours retiring in 2007. He has over 20 years of playing and coaching experience from youth leagues to college summer. Coach Taylor has a degree in Management and lives in Escondido. He also has a daughter (7) and son (5). Coach Taylor is looking forward to being a member of the Ranch Bernardo High School Baseball Program.

Coaching Experience:

1991 - Kailua Little League; Volunteer Assistant Coach
1996-98 - Marine Corps Baseball Team; Bench Coach, Hitting Coach
1996 - Oceanside American Little League; Assistant Coach, Head Coach Juniors All-Star Team
1999-2002 - Lackland Air Force Varsity Baseball Team (San Antonio Men’s Senior Baseball League); Hitting Coach
2003-present - Diamond School Of Baseball and Softball; Lead Instructor, Camps and Clinics
2006-10 - Marine Corps Baseball Team (Summer College); Field Manager, Assistant Program Director
2007-2013 - Oceanside High School; Outfield Coach
2010-11 - Heroes of the Diamond (Summer College); Field Manager, Player Development
2012-2016 - San Diego Mavericks (Summer College); Co-Field Manager, Bench Coach, Hitting Coach
2015-2017 - Orange Glen High School; Head Coach
2017 - San Diego Invaders (Summer College); Field Manager

Playing Experience:

1984-1987 - Cupertino High School; OF/1B
1990-92 - Kaneohe Bay Cruisers (Oahu Adult Baseball League); CF/C/1B
1993 - Fremont Cubs (East Bay Adult Baseball League); C
1994 - Danville Black Sox (East Bay Adult Baseball League); C
1995 (Summer) - Oakland Outlaws (Bay Area Baseball Association); LF/C/3B/1B/DH
1995 (Fall) - Oakland Indians (East Bay Adult Baseball League); SS
1996 (Spring) - Oceanside Mariners (North County Men’s Senior Baseball League); C
1996-98 - Marine Corps Baseball Team (Independent); RF/1B
1996-2005 - California Cannons (North County Men’s Senior Baseball League); RF/1B
1997 - North County Tides (North County Men’s Senior Baseball League); C
1999-2002 - Lackland Air Force Base (San Antonio Men’s Senior Baseball League); C
2005-2010 - Marine Corps Baseball Team (Summer College); DH/C/1B/RF
2007 - North County Tigers (North County Men’s Senior Baseball League); C
2008-2012 - North County Knights (North County Men’s Senior Baseball League); C/3B
2011-2013 - Berry’s Baseball Club (San Diego Adult Baseball League); C/3B
2013-2014 - North County Mariners (North County Men’s Senior Baseball League); C/3B/OF




“I strive to provide a personalized approach to teaching young athletes all aspects of baseball, while instilling confidence, sportsmanship and strengthen their love for the game. I’m a big believer in positive feedback, visualization and instilling my athletes with the confidence to handle all mental aspects of the game.”

Max’s background
Born and raised in Escondido, CA
Played SS/2B for Chico State University
CoachUp Certified
12 years coaching experience 

Kevin “Sully” Sullivan


“My passion for the game and the knowledge I have acquired allow me to fully equip my players with the proper skills and approach to be successful. My goal is to help each player determine what their role and know how they integrate and be a team player." True success in this game means acquiring physical skills, confidence, and a focused mental approach. I believe that the best instruction balances these elements and perhaps most importantly, fun, to develop a complete player who is well rounded in the game.”

With 6 years of professional and 17 years of amateur playing experience, Sully has garnered a unique understanding and high level of proficiency in baseball. 
Sully’s professional experience includes:
Azusa Pacific University
Cleveland Indians-NY-PA League
St Paul
Norther League
Coastal Bend Aviators – Central League (formerly TX-LA League)