I invested in Crushlife Acres to work, learn and improve my skills. 

I want to give young athletes the same opportunity.

STEVE MORTIMER

Founder & Trainer

• 3-sport college athlete

• Member of Washington State 2004 Holiday Bowl Champions

• 3-time selection in the MLB draft 

• Former 24 hour fitness personal trainer

• 5-year professional baseball career

• Hobby farmer, dedicated husband and father to 2 sets of twins

THE ACREAGE

A unique blue collar approach to mental, physical and baseball training in a one-of-a-kind environment.

• 5 acre Douglas Fir tree farm in West Eugene

• 55' field turf batting/fielding tunnel

• Long toss area

• 1/4 mile running trail

• Speed sprint hill

• TRX suspension straps

• Weights, bungees, and other equipment

• Fresh air, wildlife and farm animals

ATHLETIC & EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Richland High School - Richland, WA 

• 3 sport letter winner

• Baseball: All-State 1999, Washington 4A state 

championship, selected in the 31st round of the MLB draft by the Houston Astros.

 

Yakima Valley Community College - Yakima, WA

• 2 sport letter winner

• Baseball: 2-time all league performer, pre-season all-american, 2001 Athlete of the Year award winner, declined 15th round MLB draft selection from the Texas Rangers.

 

Washington State University - Pullman, WA

• 2 sport letter winner

• Football: Member of 2003 Holiday Bowl Champion football team

• Baseball: Started at first base for the Cougars in 2002 & 2003 

• 2003: Graduated with a B.A. in General Studies

 

Montreal Expos / Washington Nationals Baseball Club

• Signed as a free agent in winter 2003

• Played 4 seasons in the New York Penn, South Atlantic, Carolina and Eastern Leagues

 

Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks Baseball Club - Fargo, ND

• 2008 Northern League All-Star & Home Run Derby Participant

• Hit .298 while leading the team in HR (19) , SB (30) and RBI (76).

 

Colombian Professional Baseball League - Colombia South America

• Played OF and 1B for both the Sincelejo Toros and the Barrinquilla Caimanes.

University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis, MN

2015: Received Masters of Business Adminstration

APPROACH

I believe professionalism is important in baseball and in life.  

 

I believe each player plays the game in their own unique way but that are certain movements required to be a consistent player.

 

I believe one of the best ways for a young hitter to improve is to swing a wood bat consistently.

 

I believe success in baseball is as dependent on a player’s mental

approach to the game as much as his athletic gifts.

 

I believe low-weight, high repetition weight training is the correct approach for young athletes.

 

I believe flexibility is important in a player’s ability to stay healthy.

 

I believe the best way to improve at baseball is to field, swing and throw in a focused but care-free environment, as much as you can.

I look forward to mentoring your young athlete and helping him:

 

• Get stronger, faster and more powerful

• Focus more effectively

• Learn the value of hard work

• Hold himself accountable

• Plan & Perform at a higher level

 

Throughout my career I was known as a player who took care of my body.  My ability to stay on the field and play multiple defensive positions at a high level allowed me to play 5 professional seasons. Those were some of the greatest times in my life.

I am as passionate about helping young athletes become proficient people as I am about helping them become professional prospects.

With my 2 sets of twins soon after we moved to Crushlife Acres, our 5 acre tree farm.

• Hobby farming dad with 2 sets of twins (ages 6 & 4)

• 5-acre tree farm in the Willamette Valley of Western Oregon 

• Former professional baseball player

• Crushing DIY projects, at-home workouts, BBQ

• Living and loving these years with my kids

• Married life and dad life are the good life.

RISE. SHINE. CRUSH.

 

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