North Wake Shockwave is a showcase level travel baseball team based out of Wake Forest, North Carolina
14u as of 9/1/2020 with players in classes 2024 and 2025
Tryouts for our spring season will be held on 11/17/20, 6pm, Factory Field 4

Tryouts Lead

Coach John Blowe
Shockwave Instructor
Guest Evaluator

Paul Shuey
Former MLB Player
  • Professional Coaching
  • Player Exposure
  • Showcases
  • Collegiate Baseball Prep



Head Coach

Mark Hammel

Assistant Coach

Rob Ellison

Assistant Coach

Justin Aldridge

Assistant Coach

Kevin Kilgore
1    Quinn Fotheringham
Franklin Academy 2024
2    Jack Austin
Millbrook 2024
8    Nathan Ellison
Thales Academy 2024
9    Braden Beyer
Franklin Academy 2024
16    Hayden Heath
Millbrook 2025
23    Todd Timberlake
Heritage 2025
28    Andrew Kilgore
Heritage 2025
31    Jake Wolak
NRCA 2025
34    Daniel Aldridge
Heritage 2025
44    Edwin Speas
88    Harris Craven
Broughton 2024
99    Fisher Hammel
Thales Academy 2024
5    Tyler Ruta
Heritage 2025


About Us

Proud representative of North Wake Baseball County Association since 2015

Professional Coaching

  • Dedicated, frequent and consistent professional coaching

Player Exposure

  • Play the best teams in our region
  • Showcase events
  • Play D1 locally
  • Perfect Game : PBR : Dynamic Baseball : Atlantic Coast : Triple Crown

The Factory, Wake Forest

  • 2 team practices per week at the Factory in Wake Forest, NC
  • 2 60/90 fields w/ lights
  • Fields are available year round
  • New complex is being planned

Player Safety

  • We follow MLB Youth Guidelines to help protect arms
  • 2 mandatory "no throwing" periods (total of 4 months) each year
  • Arm bands, arm warmup, and dynamic warmup before all practices and games
  • Arm bands and light running after throwing

Best Value

  • 100% transparent budget
  • All fees collected go to tournaments, equipment and professional coaching
  • Structured payment plan

College Prep/Leadership Development

  • Preparing our players to play collegiate baseball and have strong leadership and team building skills.


Professional Coaching

Coach John Blowe

Coach Blowe serves as our primary on-field instructor.

  • Played collegiately at Louisburg Junior College (1989-90) and Barton College (1990-93)
  • Head Coach at Sanderson HS (2002-03), Riverside HS (2004-12) and Franklinton HS (2013-14)
  • Pac-6 Coach of the Year 2006, 2009 and 2010
  • Assistant Coach at Barton College (1996), Chowan College (2001) and Louisburg Junior College (2015)
  • Owner of trademarks "Winning Is Fun", "Don't Be A Spectator"
Paul Shuey

As our primary pitching instructor, Paul is helping our pitchers throw with sound mechanics to help unleash optimal velocity while also protecting our player's arms.

Paul Shuey is now retired after 10 years of major league service. Paul played youth, high school and American Legion baseball in the Raleigh area where he was all state. After high school Paul played for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was an All American as a relief pitcher; one of the first to gain the All American honor almost strictly as a reliever. His record at UNC was 8-1 with 31 saves. Paul was on the USA National team in 1991 and played in the Pan Am games. In 1992, Paul was the second player overall taken in the June amateur draft. Paul was drafted by the Cleveland Indians and after joining the major league team in 1994 became primarily a late inning setup man. Paul pitched for the Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles and finished his 10 year major league career with a 0.616 win-loss percentage of 45-28.

During his career Paul was considered one of the hardest throwers in the major leagues. Paul’s fastball was clocked as high as 100 MPH and he consistently pitched in the 96-98 MPH range. Paul’s split finger fastball registered 90-94, one of the hardest in the major leagues.

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14u Tryouts

Tuesday 11/17

Factory Field #4 6-9pm

Shockwave is 14u as of 9/1/20. Our team is open to players in the classes of 2024 and 2025.