Welcome to the Spokane Mudhens!

16u – Strauss
This team is focused on helping players learn, love, and play softball at a high level. We have a balance of college exposure along with local tournaments. 4-5 dates in the fall and 6-8 next summer. For more information, contact Kurt Strauss at 509-999-6916

14u – Hurley
Our focus will continue to be a competitive team committed to player development while maintaining a positive environment to athletes to grow. If this sounds like it may be a good fit, bring your gear and your hustle and join us for tryouts? Any questions, please contact Coach Tannya Hurley at 509-768-5109

14U – Groth
Brandi Groth will be coaching this team and is looking to add 4-5 players to a competitive core. Commitment, Positive Attitude, and Coachability are target qualities we’re looking for. Please contact Coach Brandi for additional information. 509-599-4191

12U – Wasley
This team will carry on the Mudhens tradition of player development in a competitive, positive and fun environment. This team will play in local and regional tournaments.
For additional information, please contact Matt Wasley (509)724-3206

Where do our athletes go?
North Dakota State College of Science
North Idaho College
Geneva College
Yakima Valley College
Blue Mountain CC
Seaward College
Mt. Hood CC
Edmonds CC
Wenatchee Valley CC
Central Washington University
Daytona State
Utah State University
Linfield College
Saint Martins University
Montana State University, Billings
Northwest University
Whitworth University
Western Oregon University
Bradley University
University of Illinois, Chicago

Established barely 13 years ago, the Spokane Mudhens Fastpitch organization has quickly earned a great reputation for developing true STUDENT-ATHLETES, who are excited about Fastpitch Softball.  This year we will field several teams to compete in local, regional and national tournaments.

Our growing reputation speaks for itself.  Every graduating senior in our program has earned the opportunity to continue their playing careers at the next level.  Our alumni are joining reputable softball programs like North Idaho College, University of Illinois – Chicago, Whitworth University, Northwest University, Linfield  College, Bradley University, Utah State University,  University of Montana, Daytona State College, Central Washington University and Western Oregon University (please see our Alumni at http://www.spokanemudhens.com/alumni).  The vast majority of our student-athletes have had multiple colleges to pick from.  

Our teams have competed at some of the best exposure tournaments around, including the TCS Colorado Fireworks/Sparklers in Denver, CO, the Valley Invitational in Beaverton, OR, the TCS City of Lights in Houston, TX, TCS Fall Showcase in Phoenix, AZ, the Surf City Tournaments in Huntington Beach, CA, the USA Preps in Pasco, WA, and the TCS World Series in Reno, NV, among others.

While competition and success is always the goal, the attention to detail, instruction of fundamentals, and emphasis on effort and attitude is consistent throughout the Mudhens organization. That being stated, we are now looking to perpetuate our track record with our next generation of student athletes.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Founded in 2010 by Jon Schuh and Octavio Morales, and quickly endorsed and supported by Matt Connor and John Smith, the Spokane Mudhens seek true STUDENT-ATHLETES, and players who are equally passionate about excellence in the classroom as on the softball field.  Our objectives are to continue to build and develop the skills required to excel at the highest competitive level, by living and breathing the following core values:

  • Commitment: Unwavering buy in, belief, dedication, and pursuit of team goals
  • Leadership: Take the initiative – show your commitment
  • Teamwork: Work together, without boundaries, to achieve perfection
  • Integrity: Honest work ethic – prepare, anticipate, and do the right things
  • Excellence: Do things right!

Together we are building on a solid STUDENT-ATHLETE foundation, one year at a time, to assist these young ladies in their quest for excellence, on and off the field.


Spokane Mudhens Fastpitch Softball.

2022 WAGM/Explosion Invite – 12U Hurley – 1st Place

2022 Mothers Day Invite – 12U Hurley – 1st Place

2022 Hillsboro Invitation\al – 12U – Hurley – 1st Place

2021 USA Softball Idaho State Tournament 3rd Place, Caldwell, ID

2021 TCS Colorado 4th of July Top 15, Denver, CO

2020 Kalispell Smash Gold Champions, Kalispell, MT

2019 16u Best of the West Champions, Pasco, WA.

2019 USA Softball, 18u Idaho State Tournament Runner-Up, Spokane, WA

2019 TCS Valley Invite, Division II-Silver Bracket-3rd Place, Beaverton, OR

2019 4th of July Shootout, 3rd Place Gold Bracket, Spokane, WA

2018 Best of the West 14U Champions, Pasco, WA

2017 Idaho ASA 12U State Championships Runner Up, Boise, ID

2017 SGFSA Summer Classic 14u Gold Champions, Spokane, WA

2017 SGFSA Summer Classic 12u Gold Champions, Spokane, WA

2017 Spokane DirtyBird Invite 12u Champions, Spokane, WA

2015 16U ASA National Qualifier Champions, Spokane, WA

14U National Qualifier

2015 10U Idaho ASA State Champions, Coeur d’Alene, ID

2015 SGFSA Classic, 16U Gold Champions, Spokane, WA

SGFSA 16U Gold Champions

2015 SGFSA Classic, 14U Silver Champions, Spokane, WA

2015 SGFSA Classic, 10U Gold Champions, Spokane, WA

SGFSA Classic

2015 Kalispell Smash Tournament, 10U Gold Champions, Kalispell, MT

Kalispell Smash 10U Champs

2015 Crash Mothers Day Tournament, 10U Gold Champions, Spokane, WA

2015 Crash Mothers Day Tournament, 14U Gold Champions, Spokane, WA

2015 Crash Mothers Day Tournament - 14U Gold Champions

2015 Sunshine Invitational, 14U Gold Champions

- 14U Gold Champions

2015 Sidewinder Tournament, 10U Champions,  Kent, WA

Sidewinder Tourney Champs

2014 18U Washington ASA State Champions, Selah, WA

2014 18U Washington State Champions
Gold Regionals - Beaverton

2014 Gold Regionals, 3rd Place, Beaverton, OR
2014 Valley Invitational 18U Division I Upper Bracket Silver, 4th Place
2014 18U SGFSA Summer Classic Champions – Gold

2014 18U SGFSA Summer Classic Champions - Gold

2014 14U SGFSA Summer Classic Champions – Gold

2014 14U SGFSA Summer Classic Champions - Gold

2014 10U SGFSA Summer Classic Champions – Silver

2014 10U SGFSA Summer Classic Champions - Silver

Congratulations to our 2014 Commitments

Front Row (L-R):  Amy Anderson (Western Oregon University), Allie Rude (Whitworth University), Shania Lawrence (Blue Mountain Community College), Taylor Morales (Bradley University)
Back Row (L-R):  Jordyn McCracken (Utah State University), Carli Riordan (University of Montana), Zoe Clark (Western Oregon University), Hailey Jackson (Daytona State College)

 2013 18U Washington ASA State Champions, Vancouver, WA

2013 Valley Invitational 18U Division II Upper Bracket Gold, 2nd. Place, Beaverton, OR

 2012 16U TCS World Series Champions, Reno, NV

 2011 18U Washington ASA State Champions, Moses Lake, WA